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Festal Vespers Hymns


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Hriste, O Theos imon, Doxa Si! cried aloud: O Life-giver, Christ our
God, Glory to Thee!
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit
rd
Festal Vespers Hymns – 3 Sunday After Pentecost MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 4

3RD SUNDAY OF ST MATTHEW – DIVINE PROVIDENCE


I Amnas Sou Iisou, krazi megali ti foni. Thy Lamb, O Jesus, cries aloud to
FEAST OF ST KYRIAKE OF NICOMEDIA & ST THOMAS OF MOUNT MALEON Se Nymphie mou potho, ke Se zitousa Thee: “For my Bridegoom do I
athlo, ke sistavroume ke sinthaptome yearn, and seeking Thee I now
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS to Vaptismo Sou. Ke pasho dia Se, os contest, and I am Crucified and
Vasilefso Sin Si, ke hnisko iper Sou, Buried with Thee in Thy Baptism. I
HYMN OF THE EVENING INCENSE
ina ke ziso en Si All’ os Thisian suffer for Thy sake, so that I may
THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND amomon prosdehou tin meta pothou reign with Thee. I die for Thee so
PSALM 140/141 – TONE 2 tithisan Si. Aftis Presvies, osos that I may also Live in Thee! Accept
Eleimon, soson tas pshihas imon me as an unblemished sacrifice as I
Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou. Lord, I cry out to Thee: hear me, offer myself to Thee with Love.” At
Isakouson mou, Kyrie. Kyrie, O Lord! O Lord, when I cry her Entreaties and Intercessions, O
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou, out to Thee, hear me! Hear Merciful, Save our soul!
proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to my voice, when I cry out to
kekragene me pros Se, isakouson Thee! Hear me, O Lord! Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
mou Kyrie. eonon. ages.
Katevthinthito i prosevhi mou os Let my Prayer rise before Thee Amin Amen
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton like incense - the lifting up of THEOTOKION - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1
hiron mou Thisia Esperini. Isakouson my hands as the Evening Sacrifice. Here, Pili Kyriou i adiodevtos! Here, Hail, O Impassable Gate of the Lord!
mou Kyrie! Hear me, O Lord!
Tihos ke Skepi ton prostrehonton is Hail, Wall and Shelter of those who
R ESURREC TION S TIHE RA – T ONE 2 Se! Here, Ahimaste Limin ke take refuge in Thee! Hail, O
Exagage ek filakis tin psihin mou, tou Bring my soul out of prison to Apirogame! I tekousa en Sarki ton Stormless Haven and Unwedded One
Exomologisasthe to Onomati Sou. Confess Thy Name, O Lord. piiton Sou ke Theon, Presvevousa mi who brought forth in the Flesh Thy
Ellipis iper ton animnounton ke Maker and Thy God! Ceaselessly
Ton pro eonon ek Patros gennithenta, Come, let us adore God the Word, Proskinounton ton Tokon Sou. Intercede on behalf of those who
ton Theon Logon sarkothenta, ek Begotten of the Father before all extol and worship the Son Thou
Parthenou Marias, defte Ages, Who took Flesh from the DISMISSAL BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS Bore.
proskinisomen. Stavron gar Virgin Mary. For He willingly
ipominas, ti tafi paredothi, os aftos suffered the Cross, and submitted
ithelise, ke anastas ek nekron, esose Himself to Burial, and Rose from the
me ton planomenon anthropon. dead, and Saved me who has gone
astray.
Eme ipomenousi Dikei, eos ou The Righteous shall wait for me, until
antapodos mi. Thou Reward me.
Hristos O Sotir imon, to kath’ imon Our Saviour, Christ, blotted out the
hirografon prosilosas, to Stavro bond that pledged us to the decree
exilipse, ke tou Thanatou to Kratos by nailing it to the Cross, and He
katirgise, proskinoumen aftou tin abolished the dominion of Death.
triimeron Egersin. Let us worship His Third Day
Resurrection.
Ek vatheon ekekraxa Si, Kyrie. Kyrie, Out of the depths I have cried to
isakouson tis fonis ou. Thee, O Lord. O Lord, hear my
voice.
Sin Arhangelis imnisomen, Hristou tin Together with the Archangels, let us
Anastasin. Aftos gar Litrotis esti, ke praise the Resurrection of Christ. He
Sotir ton psihon imon, ke en Doxi is the Deliverer and Saviour of our
fovera ke kratea dinami, palin erhete, soul. He will come again in
krine kosmon on eplasen. Awesome Glory, and Mighty Power
to Judge the world He fashioned.

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Thee! Genithito ta ota Sou prosehonta is tin Let Thine Ears be attentive to the
To Iko Sou prepi Agiasma, Kyrie, is Holiness is proper to Thy House, O fonin tis Deiseos mou. voice of my Supplication.
makrotita imeron. Lord, unto length of days. Se ton Stavrothenta ke tafenta, Angelos The Angel proclaimed Thee, O Master,
Zoodota Hriste, ekousios Pathos ipostas O Christ, Giver of Life, for the sake of ekirixe Despotin, ke elege tes gynexi. Crucified and Buried. And he said to
dia thnitous, en Aidi de katelthon os us mortals, Thou willingly endured Defte idete, opou ekito O Kyrios. the Women: Come and see where our
dinatos, tous eki tin elefsin menontas Thy Passion, and Descended into Anesti gar kathos ipen, os Lord lay. For He is Risen as He
tin Sin, afarpasas os ek hiros krateou, Hades with Power, snatching from pantodinamos. Dio Se proskinoumen foretold, for He is Almighty.
Paradison anth’ Aidou, ikin the hands of the tyrant those who ton monon Athanaston, Zoodota Wherefore, we worship Thee Who
deodorise. Dio ke imin tis Doxazousi awaited Thee there, granting them, Hriste, eleison imas. alone art Immortal. Have Mercy on
tin Sin Triimeron Egersin, dorise instead of Hades, an Abode in us, O Christ, Giver of Life!
ilasmon amartion, ke to Mega Eleos. Paradise. Wherefore, to us who Ean anomias paratirisis, Kyrie, Kyrie, If Thou, O Lord, should mark
Glorify Thy Rising on the Third Day,
tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos transgression, O Lord, who would
grant pardon of our sins, and Thy
estin. stand? For there is Forgiveness
Great Mercy.
with Thee.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, En to Stavro Sou katirgisas, tin tou zilou Thou hast abolished the Curse of the
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
kataran, en ti tafi Sou enekrosas, tou Tree by Thy Cross, and by Thy Burial
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
Thanatou to Kratos, en de ti Egersi Thou hast done away with the
Amin Amen Sou, Efotisas to genos ton anthropon. Dominion of Death, while by Thy
MENAION - FESTAL APOSTICHA – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 2 Dia touto Si voomen. Evergeta Rising Thou hast Enlightened
Hriste, O Theos imon: ✞ Doxa Si! mankind. Wherefore, we cry out to
En poli tou Theou imon, en Ori Agio In the City of our God, in His Holy Thee: ✞ Glory to Thee, O Christ, our
aftou, eki kateskinosen i Agia, tin Mountain, is where Kyriake made her God and Benefactor.
lampada asveston tirisasa. Dwelling, and kept her lamp from Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited
Akousomen tis Parthenou egkomion. going out. Hear the praise of this Kyrie; Ipeminen i psihi mou is ton
O Parthenia, Naos Theou! O Virgin: “O Virginity, the Temple of for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Logon Sou, ilpisen i psihi mou epi
Parthenia, Martyron Doxe O God! O Virginity, the Glory of the Word. My soul Hopes in the Lord.
ton Kyrion.
Parthenia. Angelon simmetohe. Martyrs! O Virginity, the partner of
Angels!” Inigisan Si Kyrie fovo pile Thanatou,
The Gates of Death opened before Thee
pilori de Adou idontes Se eptixan.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of Pilas gar halkas snetripsas, ke
in Fear, O Lord, and the Gatekeepers
eonon. ages. of Hades, beholding Thee, were filled
mohlous sidirous sinethlasas, ke
with Awe. Thou destroyed the Gates
Amin Amen eigages imas ek skotous, ke skias
of Brass and crushed the posts of
T – T 2 Thanatou, ke tous desmous imon
H E OTOKION ONE iron. Thou led us out of the Valley
dierrixas.
O Thavmatos kenou, panton ton pale O New Miracle greater than all the of the Shadow of Death and broke
our chains.
Thavmaton! Tis gar egno Miera, Miracles of old! Who has ever known
FESTAL STIHERA – ST KYRIAKE – TONE 2
anev Andros tetokiian, ke en agkales a Mother to bear a Child without the
ferousan, ton apasan tin Ktisin help of a man, and hold in Her arms Apo Filaktis proias mehri niktos, apo From the morning watch until night;
periehonta? Theou esti vouli to Him Who encompasses all Creation? filakis proias, elpisato Israil epi ton from the morning watch until night
kiithen, on os vrefos Panagne, ses It was the Will of God to be Born, Kyrion. – let Israel Hope in the Lord.
olenes vastasasa, ke mitrikin and Thou, Most Pure Virgin, hast
parrisian pros afton kektimeni, mi carried Him – an Infant in Thine Martys, Athlifore tou Hristou, estis pro O Martyr of Christ, bravely facing the
pafsi disopousa iper ton Se timonton, arms! The Boldness of a Mother is vimaton andrios, Hriston kirittousa, Tribunals, Thou proclaimed Christ
tou iktirise ke Seose tas psihas imon. Thine. Wherefore, pray to Him stavrosin ekousion katadexamenon, Who Condescended voluntarily to be
unceasingly for us who honour Thee, ke desmis omilisasa, ke pases ekies, crucified. Shackled and suffer all
“NIN APOLIIS TON DOULON SOU...” – and Entreat Him to have Mercy on herousa anedrames pros ta Ourania, manner of tortures, Thou joyfully
TRISAGION PRAYERS us, and to Save our soul. dimis ap’ eonos Martyron, hastened to the Celestial Courts, to
R ESURREC TION A P OLYTIKION – T ONE 2
sinarithmithisa ke Doxis, join the Ranks of Martyrs who from
diaionizousis apolavousa. ages past were Perfected, and in
Ote katilthes pros ton Thanaton, i Zoi i When Thou condescended to Death, O Eternal Glory evermore Rejoice
Athanatos, tote ton Adin enekrosas ti Life Immortal, Thou slayed Hades Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with the Lord there is Mercy, and
astrapi tis Theotitos. Ote de ke tous with the lightning flash of Thy
afto Litrosis. Ke aftos Litrosete ton with Him is Abundant Redemption;
tethneotas ek ton katahthonion Divinity. When also Thou raised up
Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou. and He will Redeem Israel from all
anestisas, pase e Dinamis ton the dead from the subterranean
his transgressions.
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Martys, Athlifore tou Hristou, estis pro O Martyr of Christ, bravely facing the Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
vimaton andrios, Hriston kirittousa, Tribunals, Thou proclaimed Christ eonon. ages.
stavrosin ekousion katadexamenon, Who Condescended voluntarily to be Amin Amen
ke desmis omilisasa, ke pases ekies, crucified. Shackled and suffer all
THEOTOKION – TONE 2
herousa anedrames pros ta Ourania, manner of tortures, Thou joyfully
dimis ap’ eonos Martyron, hastened to the Celestial Courts, to Parilthen i Skia tou Nomou, tis Haritos At the Coming of Grace, the Shadow of
sinarithmithisa ke Doxis, join the Ranks of Martyrs who from elthousis. Os gar i vatos ouk ekeeto the Law passed away. Just as the
diaionizousis apolavousa. ages past were Perfected, and in kataflegomeni, outo Parthenos etekes, Burning Bush remained
Eternal Glory evermore Rejoice ke Parthenos eminas, anti stylou unconsumed, so hast Thou given
Enite ton Kyrion panta ta Ethni! Praise the Lord, all Gentiles! Praise piros, Dikeosinis anetilen Ilios, anti Birth and remained Virgin. Instead
Epenesate Afton pantes i Lai! Him, all you people! Moiseos Hristos, i Sotiria ton psihon of a Pillar of Fire, the Sun of
imon. Righteousness shone forth; instead
Logou, tou fanentos epi Gis, Nymphi Thou were shown to be a chosen Bride of Moses, Christ, the Salvation of our
eklekti anedihthis, Kyriaki Alithos, of the Word of God Who Appeared “FOS ILARON . . .”  soul, Appeared.
kalli dialampousa, entheon prxeon, on Earth, O Kyriake, glowing with the RESURRECTION PROKEIMENON - SATURDAY EVENING – PSALM 92 – TONE
ke tis Thias athliseos, fedres aglaies. Beauty of Thy Godly Deeds as Thou
Othen ton Ouranion thalamon okisas, were, and the Glorious Radiance of O Kyrios evasilefsen - Evprepian The Lord reigns - Vested with Majesty
entha, os Parthenos ke Martys, Thy Divine Contest. Hence, Thou Enedisato. (3) (3)
Pantote hroevousa panton, ton hast begun to dwell in the Celestial 1. Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin ke 1. The Lord is Vested and Girded with
mnimonevonton Sou mnimoneve. Hall. Therein having joined in the periezosato. Power
Chorus as a Virgin Martyr forever,
remember us all who Commemorate 2. Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, itis 2. And He thus established the world,
Thee. ou salefthisete which shall not be moved.
Oti ekrateothi to Eleos Aftou ef’ imas, For His Mercy rules over us; and the F E RV E NT S U PP LIC ATIONS 
ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton Truth of the Lord endures forever. R ESURREC TION A P OSTICH A – T ONE 2
eona.
Rizis, evkleous Kyriaki, klados oreotatos From a Noble Root, O Kyriake, as a
I Anastasis Sou Hriste Sotir, apasan Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Saviour,
efotise tin Ikoumenin, ke anekaleso to has Illumined the entire Earth, and
ofthis, karpon sotirionm feron tis most beautiful branch Thou
idion plasma, ✞ Pantodiname Kyrie, has recalled Thy Creation. ✞ O
athliseos, ta katorthomata, ke sprouted, bearing Salvific Fruit – the
Doxa Si. Almighty Lord: Glory to Thee!
marenon en hariti, fita asvias. Othen Endurance of Thy Martyric Feats –
tin paieron, mnmin Sou sevomen, and causing the weeds of impiety to O Kyrios evasilefsen, evprepian The Lord reigns; He clothed Himself
potho ke Lipsanon tin thikin, nin wither by Grace. Hence, with Enediasto. Enedisato Kyrios with Majesty. The Lord clothed and
periptissometha Harin, ex aftis iaseon longing, we revere Thy Holy Memory, Dinamin ke perizosato. girded Himself with Power.
lamvanontes. and we now caress Thy Sacred Dia zilou Soter katirgisas, tin tou xilou By the Wood of the Cross, O Saviour,
Reliquary, receiving Divine Grace
kataran, Kratos Thanatou ti tafi Sou Thou abolished the Curse of the
that Heals infirmities.
enekrosas, Efotisas, de to genos imon Tree, and by Thy Burial Thou hast
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ti Egersi Sou. Dio voomen Si. Zootota destroyed the dominion of Death,
and to the Holy Spirit Hriste O Theos imon, ✞ Doxa Si and hast Enlightened mankind by
MENAION - FESTAL STIHERA - ST KYRIAKE - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2 Thy Resurrection. Wherefore we cry
to Thee: O Christ our God, ✞ Glory
Ek dexion tou Sotiros, paresti i Parthenos At the right Hand of the Saviour, stood to Thee!
ke Athliforos ke Martys, perivevlimeni the Victorious Virgin and Martyr,
tes arêtes to aittiton, ke pepikilmeni vested with the invincibility of Virtue Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i tis And He established the world, which
Eleo tis Agnias, ke to emati tis and adorned with the Oil of Purity ou salevthisete. shall not be moved.
athliseos, ke voosa pros Afton en and the blood of Contest, and loudly, En to Stavro, Hriste, fanis kathilomenos, When Thou Appeared, O Christ, nailed
agalliasi, tin lampada katehousa. Is with exultant Joy, she exclaims while illiosas kallos ktismaton, ke to men upon the Cross, Thou altered the
osmin Myrou Sou edramon, Hriste O holding her lamp, “I have run after apanthropon stratiote diknimeni, Beauty of Creation. Cruelly the
Theos, oti tetrome tis Sis Agapis ego, Thee for the aroma of Thy Myrrh, O loghi plevran Sou ekentisan. Evrei de soldiers pierced Thy Side with a
mi horisis me Nymphie Epouranie. Christ our God, for I am wounded sfragise tafon itisanto, tin Sin lance; and the Judeans ordered Thy
Aftis tes ikesies katapemspon imin, with Thy Love. Do not leave me, O exousian ouk epistameni, all’ O di’ Tomb to be sealed, not
Pantodiname Sotir ta Elei Sou. Heavenly Bridegroom!” At her ikton splaghnon Sou katadexamenos understanding Thy Power. But Thou,
Entreaties, O Almighty Saviour, send Tafin, ke Triimeros anastas, Kyrie, ✞ O Lord, because of Thy Mercy, Thou
down Thy Great Mercy. Doxa Si! submitted to the Tomb, and rose on
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