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Transfiguration of Christ
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Nin ta anikousta ikousthi. O apator gar Now we have heard what was unheard
Iios ek tis Parthenou, ti Patroa Foni, of, for the Father’s Voice has

The Transfiguration of Christ


Endoxos martyrite, ia Theos ke Gloriously Testified to His Son, Who
anthropos, O aftos is tous eonas. was born without a father from the
Virgin, for the Son of God and Man,
in One Person unto the Ages.
The Transfiguration of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is one of the Great Feasts of
the Orthodox Christian Church, which is celebrated on 6/19 August.
Our Lord Jesus had taken three of His closest Apostles – St Peter, St James and St
John – to Mount Tabor, where our Saviour’s appearance was Transfigured while they
watched.
The two ancient Holy Prophets of God, St Moses and St Elijah, (representing the Old
Covenant Prophecies and the Law) were clearly seen conversing with Christ, whose
Face and garments had become blindingly radiant with His Divine Glory, which
amazed and terrified the three Apostles who witnessed the scene.
St John of Kronstadt
His Radiant Splendour revealed the Glorious Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
would later enable His Apostles to fully understand – after His Ascension – that He During our Journey towards our Lord God,
is truly the Eternal, Only Begotten Son of God and that His Passion was voluntary
we will encounter persistent obstacles,
and His Resurrection demonstrated the reality of our own Resurrection and the
possibility of our Theosis – our Spiritual Perfection. such as doubt, disbelief, and unpleasantness
The Transfiguration was vehemently debated between St Gregory Palamas and Barlaam or any of the other grievous passions.
of Calabria. Barlaam believed that the Divine Light that radiated from Christ was However, we must not let such obstacles discourage us.
‘created light,’ while St Gregory maintained that the Apostles had been granted
Divine Grace to perceive the Glorious, Uncreated Light of God – which supported St
Instead, we must always remember
Gregory’s larger argument that although, as human beings, we cannot know God in His that these are merely like ‘smoke’ from our enemy,
Divine Essence, we can know Him in His Divine Energies, as He reveals Himself. which is quickly dispersed
Accounts of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ are recorded in the Holy by a wave of our Lord Jesus Christ’s Hand
Gospel of St Matthew 17:1-8; St Mark 9:2-9 and St Luke 9:28-36 as well as in the
Second Epistle of St Peter 1: 16-19. (as soon as we Repent and Confess our sins.)
The Transfiguration took place at the time of the Jewish Festival of Booths, and the
celebration of the Transfiguration became the New Covenant fulfilment of the Old
Covenant Feast.
We now celebate the Transfiguration on 6 August, which is forty days before the Great
Feast of the Exaltation or Elevation of the Holy Cross – 14 September.
Just as St Peter, St James and St John witnessed the Transfiguration of Christ before
His Crucifixion so that they might know Who Christ truly is and Who suffered for
our sake, His Holy Church connects these two Great Feasts to help all Faithful
Christians understand the Divine Mission of our Lord and know that His Suffering
was voluntary – for the Love of all mankind throughout all ages.
The Feast of Transfiguration initially belonged to the Season of Great Lent, but may
have been considered too Joyous for that time.
St Gregory Palamas, a great Teacher of the Transfiguration, is now clebrated on the
Second Sunday of Great Lent.

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Ego Evdokisa!” Whom I Am well pleased.”
Ke taftin tin Fonin imis ikousamen ex And we heard this Voice, which came
Ouranou enehthisan, sin afto ontes from Heaven, when we were with
en to Ori to Agio. Him on the Holy Mountain.
Ke ehomen vaveoteron ton Profitikon
Logon, O kalos piite prosehontes os
liho fenonti en ahmiro topo, eos ou
And so we have the Prophetic Word
confirmed, which you do well to
heed as a Light that shines in a dark
Festal Matins Hymns – Transfiguration
Imera diavgasi ke Fosforos anatili en place, until the Day dawns and the KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
tes kardies imon... Morning Star rises in your hearts... THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS

THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW 17 : 1 – 9


THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ON MOUNT TABOR P SALM 117 /118
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY
To kero ekino, ke meth’ imeras ex At that time, after six days Jesus took
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to
paralamvani O Iisous ton Petron ke Peter, James and John, his brother,
Iakovon ke Ioannin ton adelphon, led them up a high mountain by Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
aftou ke anafer aftous is Oros ipsilon themselves. Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
kat’ idian. 1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good;
Ke Metemorphothi emprosthen afton. And He was Transfigured before them. oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶
Ke elampse to Prosopon Aftou os O ilios - And His Face shone like the sun - His 2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
ta de imatia Aftou egeneto lefka os to clothes became as white as the Light. Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove
Fos. them back. ✶
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti
Ke idou! Ofthisan aftis Moisis ke Ilias And behold! Moses and Elijah appeared Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
met’ Aftou sillalountes. to them, talking with Him. Marvellous in our eyes. ✶
Apokrithis de O Petros ipe to Iisou: Peter said to Jesus: ”Lord, it is good for F E STAL A P OLY TIKION - T RANSF IGU RATION

“Kyrie, kalon estin imas ode ine! I us to be here! If Thou wish, let us Metemorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Theos, Thou were Transfigured upon the
thelis, piisomen ode tris skinas – Si make here three tabernacles - one for
dixas tis Mathites Sou tin Doxan Sou, Mountain, O Christ our God,
mian ke Mosi mian ke mian Ilia.” Thee, one of Moses and one for
Elijah.” kathos idinanto. Lampson ke imin tis showing to Thine Disciples Thy
amartolis, to Fos Sou to aidion, Glory as much as they could bear.
Eti Aftou lalountos, idou! Nefeli Fotini While he was still speaking, behold! A Presvies tis Theotokou, Fotodota, In us – sinners though we be – shine
epeskiasen aftous. Bright Cloud overshadowed them! Doxa Si. (3) Thine Everlasting Light, at the
Ke idou! Foni ek tis Nefelis legousa: And behold! a Voice from the Cloud Intercession of the Theotokos; O
“Outos estin O IIos Mou O Agapitos, said: “This is My Beloved Son, in SMALL LITANY  Giver of Light: ✞Glory to Thee!
en O evdokisa! Aftou akouete!” Whom I Am well pleased! Hear M E NAION - F IRST K ATH ISM ATA - T RANSF IGU RATION – T ONE 4
Him!”
Ke akousantes i Mathite epeson epi And when the Disciples heard It, they ✶Tin ton vroton enallagin, tin meta ✶Thou were Transfigured on Mount
prosopon afton ke efovithisan sfodra. fell on their faces and were greatly Doxis Sou Sotir, en ti deftera ke frikti, Tabor, and demonstrated thus with
afraid. tis Sis elefseos dinknis, epi tou orous Thy Glory the Transformation that
Thavor Metamorfothis. Ilias ke Mosis mortal men shall undergo at the
Ke proselthon O Iisous ipsato afton ke And Jesus went and touched them and sinelaloun Si. Tous tris ton Mathiton fearful Second Coming of Thee our
ipen: “Egerthite, ke mi fovisthe!” said: “Arise, and do not be afraid!” sinekalesas. I katidontes Despota tin Saviour. Moses and Elias were
Eparantes de tous ofthalmous afton, When they lifted up their eyes, they saw dofxan Sou, ti astrapi Sou exestisan. conversing with Thee. And Thou
oudena idon i mi ton Iisoun monon. no one but Jesus only. O tote toutis, to Fos Sou lampsas, called together three of Thy
Ke Fotison tas psihas imon. Disciples there, who gazed upon Thy
katavenonton afton apo tou Orous, And, as they went down from the
Glory, O Master, and were astounded
enetilato aftis O Iisous legon: mountain, Jesus commanded them,
“Mideni ipite to orama eos ou O Iios saying: “Tell the Vision to no one by Thy Fulgurant Light. O Lord, Who
tou Anthropou ek nekron Anasti.” until the Son of Man is Risen from then shone Thy Light upon them,
the dead.” also Illuminate our souls.
KINONIKON – COMMUNION HYMN – TRANSFIGURATION ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, both now
En to Foti tis Doxis tou Prosopou Sou, We shall walk in the Light of the Glory eonon. and forever, and to the ages of
Kyrie, porevsometha is ton eona. of Thy Countenance, O Lord; and in ages.
Allelouia! Thy Name we shall rejoice forever.
Alleluia! Amin ✶ Amen ✶

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M E NAION - S EC OND K ATH ISMA - T RANSF IGU RATION – T ONE 4 ISODIKON - TRANSFIGURATION

✶ Epi to Oros to Thavor, Metemorfothis ✶ Thou were Transfigured on Mount Oti para Si Pigi Zoix, Kyrie, en to Foti Sou For with Thee is the Fountain of Life;
Iisou, Ke nefeli fotini, efiplomeni os Tabor, O Jesus our Lord, and a opsometha Fos. Soson imas, Ie Theou, in Thy Light we shall see Light!
skini, tous Apostolous tis Doxis Sou Shining Cloud spread out like a O en to Orei to Thavor Metamorfothis, Save us, O Son of God Who was
katekalipsen. Othen ke is gin Tabernacle completely covering the psalontas Si: Allilouia! Transfigured on Mount Tabor, as we
enapevlepon, mi ferontes oran tin Apostles with Thy Glory. sing to Thee: Alleluia!
lamprotita, tis aprositou Doxis tou Whereupon they turned their gaze FESTAL KONTAKION - TRANSFIGURATION – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
Prosopou Sou, anarhe Soter Hriste, O towards the ground, unable to
Theos. O tote toutis, to Fos Sou endure seeing the Unapproachable Epi tou Orous Metemorfothis, ke os Upon the Mount Thou were
lampsas, Fotison tas psihas imon. Glory of the Radiance of Thy Face, O ehoroun i Mathite Sou, tin Doxan Sou Transfigured, and Thy Disciples
Unoriginate Saviour Christ. Our God Hriste O Theos etheasanto. Ina otan beheld Thy Glory, as far as they were
se idosi Stavoumenon, to me Pathos able to do, O Christ our God; so that
Wh then shone Thy Light upon them:
noisosin ekousion to de kosmo when they would see Thee Crucified,
also Illuminate our souls!
kirixosin oti Si Iparhis Alithos, tou they would know that Thou Suffered
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Patros to Apavgasma! willingly; and thus proclaim to all
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and the world: Thou art truly the One
eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages. Who is the Father’s Radiance!
Amin ✶ Amen ✶ PROKEIMENON – TRANSFIGURATION
M E NAION - T H IRD K ATH ISM A – T RANSF IGU RATION - T ONE 4 Os emegalinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie – O Lord, how marvellous art Thy Works
✶ O anelthon Sin Mathites en to Ori, ke ✶ With Thy Disciples Thou Ascended panta en Sofia epiisas. – in Wisdom Thou has made them
en ti Doxi tou Patros apastrapsas, sin the Mountain, and in the Glory of the all.
Moisi Ilias Si paristante. Nomos ke Father, Thou shone forth, while Evlogi, i psihi mou, ton Kyrion! Bless the Lord, O my soul!
Profite gar os Theo Litourgousin. O Moses and Elias stood beside Thee, O THE SECOND UNIVERSAL EPISTLE OF ST PETER 1 : 10 – 19
ke tin viotita tin fisikin O Gennitor, Lord. To Thee as God minister both
omologon ekalesen Iion. On the Law and the Prophets. The Adelphi: spoudasate vevean imon tin Brethren: be even more diligent to
animnoumen sin Si ke to Pnevmati. Genitor acknowledging Thy Natural klisin ke eklogin piisthe. make your Call and Election sure.
Sonship called Thee His Beloved Son.
And we extol Him with Thee and the
Tafta gar piountes ou mi ptesite pote. If you do these things you will never
Spirit. stumble.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Outo gar plousios epihorigithisete imin i An Entrance will be supplied to you
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton Isodos is tin Eonion Vasilian tou abundantly into the Everlasting
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. Kyriou imon ke Sotiros Iisou Hristou. Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour,
forever, and to the ages of ages. Jesus Christ.
Amin Amen Dio ouk emeliso ai imas ipomimniskin For this reason I will not neglect
SMALL LITANY - FESTAL ANTIPHONS peri touton, keper idotas ke reminding you always of these
F E STAL P ROKE IM E NON – T RANSF IGU RATION - P SAL M 88/89
estirigmenous en ti parousi Alithia. things, although you know and are
established in the present Truth.
Tabor ke Ermon en to Onomati Sou Tabor and Hermon shall greatly
Dikeon de igoume, ef’ oson imi en touto I think it is right, as long as I am in this
agalliasonte. (2) rejoice in Thy Name. (2)
to skinomati, diegirin imas en tent, to stir you up by reminding you
S T I H O S : Si isin i Ourani, ke Si Estin i gi. V E R S E : The Heavens belong to Thee, and ipomnisi - idos oti tahini estin i – knowing that shortly I must put off
the earth is Thine. apotheosis tou skinomatos mou - my tent - just as our Lord Jesus
Tabor ke Ermon en to Onomati Sou Tabor and Hermon shall greatly kathos ke O Kyrios imon Iisous Christ showed me.
agalliasonte rejoice in Thy Name Hristos edilose mi.

SMALL LITANY - PRAISES TO


Spoudaso de ke ekastote ehin imas meta I will be careful to ensure that you
ALMIGHTY GOD 
tin emin exodon tin touton mnimin always have a reminder of these
piisthe. things after my decease.
T H E H OLY G OSPEL ACCO RD ING TO S T LU KE 9 : 28-36
Ou gar sesofismenis mithis We did not follow cunningly devised
To kero ekino paralamvani O Iisous ton At that time, our Lord Jesus took with exakolouthisantes egnorisamen imin fables when we made known to you
Petron ke Ioannin ke Iakovon anevi is Him Peter and John and James, and tin tou Kyriou imon Iisou Hristou the Power and Coming of our Lord
to Oros prosevxasthe. went up on the mountain to pray. Dinamin ke Parousian, all’ epopte Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses
genithentes tis ekinou Megaliotitos. of His Majesty.
Ke egeneto en to prosevhesthe afton to And as He was praying, the Appearance
idos tou Prosopou aftou eteron ke O of His Countenance was altered, and Lavon gar para Theou Patros Timin ke He received from God the Father
imatismos aftou levkos exastrapton. His Raiment became dazzling white. Doxan Fonis enehthisis Afto tiasde Honour and Glory when such a Voice
ipo tis Megaloprepous Doxis: “Outos came to Him from the Excellent
estin O Iios Mou O Agapitos, is on Glory: “This is My Beloved Son, in

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Ke idou andres dio sinelaloun afto, itines And behold! Two men conversed with
isan Mosis ke Ilias, i ofthentes en doxi Him: Moses and Elijah, who appeared
elegon tin exodon aftou, in imellen in Glory, and spoke of His Departure,

Festal Divine Liturgy Hymns– Transfiguration pliroun en Ierousalim. which He was to accomplish in
Jerusalem.
KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT, O de Petros ke i sin afto isan vevarimeni Peter and thos who were with Him were
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS ipno. Diagrigorisantes de idon tin heavy with sleep, and when they
F IRST FE STAL A NTIP HON - TR ANSF IGURATION – TO NE 2 Doxan Aftou ke tous dio andras tous wakened, they saw His Glory and the
sinestotas Afto. two men who stood with Him.
Mega Kyrios ke enetos sfodra en Poli tou Great is the Lord and greatly to be
Theou imon, en Ori Agio Aftou! praised: in the City of our God, in Ke egeneto en to diahorizesthe aftous And as the men were parting from Him,
His Holy Mountain! ap’ aftou, ipen O Petros pros ton Peter said to Jesus: “Master, it is good
Iisoun: “Epistata, kalon estin imas ode that we are here. Let us make three
✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the ine. Ke piisomen skinas tris, mian Si booths: one for Thee, and one for
Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us. ke mian Moisi ke mian Ilia,” mi idos O Moses, and one for Elijah...” not
Etimizon Ori en ti ishii Aftou, He Who prepares mountains in His legi. knowing what he said.
perizosmenos en dinastia.✶ Strength, Who is girded with Power.✶ Tafta de aftou legontos, egeneto Nefeli As he said this, a Cloud came and
O anavallomenos Fos os Imation.✶ Thou covers Thyself with Light as with ke epeskiazen aftou. Efovithisan de overshadowed them; and they were
a garment.✶ en to iselthin aftous is tin Nefelin. afraid as they entered the Cloud.

✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Ke Foni egeneto ek ti Nefelis legousa: And a Voice came out of the Cloud,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Outos Estin O Iios Mou O agapitos. saying: “This is My Son, My Chosen!
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. Aftou akouete. Listen to Him!”

Amin Amen Ke en to genesthe tin Fonin, evrethi O And when the Voice had spoken, Jesus
M E NAION - S EC OND ANTIPH ON - TRANS FIGURATION
Iisous monos. was found alone.
P SALM 86/87 – TONE 2 Ke afti esigisan ke oudeni apingilan en And they kept silence and told no one
ekines tes imeres ouden on eorkasin. in those days anything of what they
I themelii Aftou en ti oresi tis Agiis. His Foundations are in the Holy
had seen.
Mountains PSALM 50/51
Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO O RI T O O Son of God, T RANSFIGURED U PON P RAYE RS F OR D IV INE MER CY

T HAVOR M ETAMORT OTHIS ,, psallontas Si: M OUNT T ABOR Save us who sing to
Thee: Alleluia
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Allilouia! and to the Holy Spirit
Agapa Kyrios tas pilas Sion. Iper panta The Lord Loves the Gates of Zion more
ta skinomata Iakov than all the dwellings of Jacob. ✞Tes TON APOSTOLON presvies, eleimon, ✞Through the Prayers of THE APOSTLES,
exalipson ta plithi ton emon O Merciful One, blot out the
Dedoxamena elalithi peri Sou, i Polis tou Glorious Things are spoken of Thee, O egklimaton. multitude of our transgressions.
Theou. City of God.
Zion Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto Ages of Ages
Mitir Sion eri anthropos, ke anthropos is our Mother, a man shall say,
eonon.
egennithi en afti. and such a man was born in her
Amin Amen
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, now and ✞Tes tis Theotokou presvies, eleimon, ✞Through the Prayers of the
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.
Amin Amen F E STAL I D IOME LON - TRA NSF IGURATION – T ONE 2
THIRD FESTAL ANTIPHON - TRANSFIGURATION - TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE
Eleimon, eleison me, O Theos, kata to Have Mercy upon me, O God,
Metemorfothis en to Ori Hriste O Theos, Thou was Transfigured upon the Mega Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos according to Thy Great Goodness;
dixas tis mathites sou tin Doxan Sou, Mountain, O Christ our God, showing ton Iktirmon Sou exalipson to according to the multitude of Thy
kathos idinanto. Lampson ke imin tis Thy Glory to Thy Disciples as far as anomima mou. Mercies take away mine offences.
amartolis, to Fos Sou to edion, they were able to bear it. At the O Foti Sou apasan tin ikoumenin O Good One, Who Sanctified with Thy
presvies tis Theotokos ✞ Fotodota Intercessions of the Theotokos, Agiasas, is Oros ipsilon Light the entire earth, Thou were
Doxa Si! make Thine Everlasting Light shine Metemorfothis Agathe, dixas tis Transfigured on a High Mountain,
forth also upon us sinners. ✞O Mathites Sou tin Dinastian Sou, oti showing Thy Disciples Thine
Giver of Light: Glory to Thee! kosmon litrouse ek parafseos. Dio Authority: that Thou Redeem the

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voomen Si. Evplaghne Kyrie, Soson world from transgression. apollimenon. Dispensation and Thy Great
tas psihas imon. Therefore, we cry to Thee: O Condescension whereby Thou hast
Compassionate Lord: Save our souls! Saved the world that was lost in
PRAYERS OF SALVATION  transgressions and perishing
MENAION - KONTAKION - TRANSFIGURATION - TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE through sin.
Epi tou Orous Metemorfothis, ke os Upon the Mountain Thou were Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
ehoroun i Mathite Sou tin Doxan Sou, Transfigured, and Thy Disciples Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
Hriste O Theos etheasanto. Ina otan beheld Thy Glory as far as they were Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
Se idosi Stavroumenon, to men able, O Christ our God; so that when the Lord.
pathos noisosin ekousion, to de they would see Thee Crucified they Parthenikis ek nefelis Se tehthenta, ke When Thy Disciples were there with
kosmo kirixosin, oti Si iparhis Alithos, might understand that Thy Passion sarka genomenon, ke pros to oros Thee, together, the Voice of the
TOU PATROS TO APAVGASMA. was deliberate, and declare to the Thavor, Metamorfoumenon Kyrie, ke Father explicitly declared that Thou
world that in Truth THOU ART THE ti Nefeli ti Fotini Se perkikloumenon, art His own Beloved Son, the same in
FATHER’S RADIANCE. Foni tou Gennitoros, Agapiton Se Essence, sharing the same Throne, in
MENAION - IKOS - TRANSFIGURATION – TONE (7) VARYS/GRAVE Iion, ton Mathiton simparonton Si, Whom He is well pleased, Thou Who
safos edilou, os Omoousion ke from a Virgin were born becoming
Egerthite i nothis, mi pantote hamerpis, Awake you dull thoughts! Do not
Omothronon. Othen O Petros Man, and were Transfigured, O
i sigkamptontes is gin tin psihin mou always be grovelling and bending my
ekplittomenos, Kalon ode estin ine Sovereign Lord, upon Mount Tabor,
logismi. Eparthite ke arthite is ipsos soul towards the earth! Arise and go
elege, mi idos O elali, Evergeta and were encompassed with a bright
thias anavaseos. Prodramomen up to the Height of Divine Ascent!
Polielee. shining Cloud. Wherefore Peter in
Petro ke tis Zevedeou, ke ama ekinis Let us run to join Peter and
astonishment said: “O Master, it is
to Thavorion Oros profthasomen, ina Zebedee’s sons, and with them go
good that we are here...” not
idomen sin aftis tin doxan tou Theou directly to Mount Tabor; that with
knowing what he was saying, O
imon, Fonis de akousomen, is per them we may see the Glory of our
Benefactor rich in Mercy.
anothen ikousan, ke ekirixan, TOU God, and may also hear the Voice
PATROS TO APAVGASMA. that they heard from Heaven; and ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
they proclaimed THE FATHER’S ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now
RADIANCE. eonon. and forever, and to the Ages of
S Y NAX ATION – 6 A UGU ST ages.
Ti ς tou aftou minos, Anamnisis tis Thias On the 6th day of this month we Amin Amen
Metamorfoseos tou Kyriou ke Theou Commemorate the Divine F E STAL E OTH INON - T RANSF IGURATION - T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4
ke Sotiros imon Iisou Hristou. Transfiguration of our Lord and God
and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Parelaven O Hristos, ton Petron ke Christ took Peter, James and John and
Afto i Doxa is tou eonas ton eonon. To Him be Glory and Dominion unto Iakovon ke Ioannin, is Oros ipsilon led them up on a High Mountain
the Ages. kat idian. Ke Metemorfothi apart by themselves; and He was
emprosthen afton, ke elampse to Transfigured before them; and His
Amin. Amen. Prosopon Aftou os O ilios. Ta de Face shone like the sun, and His
M E NAION - K ATAV ASIA - H OLY CR OSS – T ONE (8) P L AGAL 4 Imatia Aftou, egeneto levka os to Fos. clothes became as white as the Light.
ODI 1 Stavron haraxas Mosis ep evthias, ODE 1 Verily, Moses having struck
Ke ofthisan Moisis ke Ilias me’ aftou Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
sillalountes. Ke Nefeli Fotini talking with Him. Then a Bright
ravdon tin Erthron dieteme to Israil horizontally with his rod, cleaved the
epeskiasen aftous, ke idou Foni ek tis Cloud overshadowed them; and
pezevsanti. Tin de epistrepitikos Red Sea and caused Israel to cross
Nefelis legousa. Outos estin O Ios suddenly a Voice came out of the
Farao tis armasi krotisas inosen, ep on foot, then having struck it
Mou O Agapitos, en O iidokisa. Aftou Cloud saying: “This is My Beloved
evrous diagrapas to aittiton oplon. transversely brought it together over
akouete. Son, in Whom I Am well pleased!
Dio Hristo asomen, to Theo imon, oti Pharaoh and his chariots -having
Listen to Him!”
Dedoxaste. traced the Cross, thus symbolising
GREAT DOXOLOGY
that Invincible Weapon. Wherefore,
F E STAL A P OLY TIKION - T RANSF IGU RATION
we praise Christ our God, for He has
been Glorified.' Metemorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Theos, Thou were Transfigured upon the
ODI 3 Ravdos is tipon tou Mystiriou ODE 3 The Rod is taken as symbolic of dixas tis Mathites Sou tin Doxan Sou, Mountain, O Christ our God, showing
paralamvanete. To vlasto gar the Mystery; for by its budding, it kathos idinanto. Lampson ke imin tis to Thy Disciples Thy Glory as much
prokrini ton ireas. Ti stirevousi de designated the Priest. But now the amartolis, to Fos Sou to aidion, as they could bear. Do also in us,
proin Ekklisia nin exinithise xilon Tree of the Cross has blossomed Presvies tis Theotokou, ✞Fotodota, sinners though we are, shine Thine
Stavrou is kratos ke stereoma. forth with Might and Steadfastness Doxa Si! Everlasting Light, at the Intercession
to the hitherto barren Church. of the Theotokos, ✞O Giver of Light:
Glory to Thee!

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ODI 4 Isakikoa, Kyrie, tis Ikonomias Sou ODE 4 I have heard, O Lord, of the
Enite afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts; to Mystirion, katenoisa ta Erga Sou Mystery of Thy Dispensation, and
Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the ke Endoxasa Sou tin Theotita. have contemplated Thy Works.
Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty. Wherefore, I Glorify Thy Godhead.
Pro tou Timiou Stavrou Sou ke tou Before Thou went to Thy Precious DI 5 O Trismakariston Xilon! En O ODE 5 O Thou Thrice-Blessed Tree,
pathous, lavon ous proekrinas ton Cross and Passion, taking those Holy Etathi Hristos, O Vasilefs ke Kyrios. whereon the Lord Christ the King
Ieron Mathiton, pros to Thavorion Disciples Thou had especially Di ou peptoken O Xilo apatisas, to en was stretched, and through which he
Despota, anilthes Oros, dixe thelisas chosen, O Lord, Thou went up with Si deleasthis Theo to prospagenti who was beguiled by the Tree fell,
toutis tin Doxan Sou. I ke katidontes them into Mount Tabor, wishing to sarki, to parehonti tin Irinin tes having been beguiled by Thee, by the
Se Metamorfoumenon, ke iper ilion show them Thy Glory as Thy did. psihes imon. God Who was nailed upon Thee in
lampsanta, prinis pesontes, tin And when they beheld Thee thus the flesh, Who grants safety to our
Dinastian Sou kateplagnisan, Transfigured and they saw that souls.
anavoontes. Si to ahronon, Fos Thou were shining more brightly
Iparhis Hriste ke Apavgasma, tou than the sun, they fell down and ODI 6 Notiou thiros en splaghnis ODE 6 When Jonah in the belly of the
palamas Ionas stavroidos whale stretched forth his hands in
Patros, is ke thelon, sarx orathis were astounded by Thine Authority.
diekpetasas, to Sotirion pathos the form of a cross, he
analliotos. They cried aloud: “Thou art the
prodietipou safos. Othen triimeros foreshadowed clearly the Passion of
Timeless Light, and the Father’s
ekdis, tin iperkosmion anastasin Salvation; and when he came out on
Bright Radiance, even though as
ipexografise the third day, he symbolised the
Thou Willed Thou became Flesh
tou sarki prospagentos Hristou tou world- transcending Resurrection
without changing and were thus
Theou ke Triimero egersi ton komon of Christ, nailed upon Thee in
beheld.”
fotisantos. the Flesh, and Illuminating the
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the world by His Third-day Resurrection.
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
harp.
ODI 7 Eknoon prostagma tyrannou ODE 7 The mad command of the infidel
dissevous laous eklonise, pneon apilis tyrant has shaken the Nations,
Pro tou Timiou Stavrou Sou ke tou Before Thou went to Thy Precious ke disfimias theostigous. Omos Tris breathing forth threats and
pathous, lavon ous proekrinas ton Cross and Passion, taking those Holy Pedas ouk edimatose thimos thiriodis, blasphemies loathed of God. But the
ieron Mathiton, pros to Thavorion Disciples Thou had especially ou pir vromion. All’ antihounti Three Youths were not terrified by
Despota, anilthes Oros, dixe thelisas chosen, O Lord, Thou went up with drosovolo pnevmati piri sinontes the bestial terror, nor of the
toutis tin doxan Sou. I ke katidontes them into Mount Tabor, wishing to epsilon: O Iperimnitos ton pateron ke consuming fire; for being together
Se metamorfoumenon, ke iper ilion show them Thy Glory as Thy did. imon Theos, Evlogitos I! amidst the fire blown forth by a
lampsanta, prinis pesontes, tin And when they beheld Thee thus Dewy Breeze, they were singing: “O
dinastian Sou kateplagnisan, Transfigured and they saw that Thou exceedingly praised: Blessed
anavoontes. Si to ahronon, Fos Thou were shining more brightly art Thou, God of our Fathers!”
iparhis Hriste ke apavgasma, tou than the sun, they fell down and
Patros, is ke thelon, sarx orathis were astounded by Thine Authority.
ODI 8 ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion! Worship the Lord!
analliotos. They cried aloud: “Thou art the
Timeless Light, and the Father’s Evlogite, Pedes tis Triados isarithmi, O ye Youths, equal in number to the
Bright Radiance, even though as dimiourgon Patera Theon. Imnite Trinity, Bless the Father, the God
Thou Willed Thou became Flesh ton sigkatavanta Logon ke to pir is Creator: praise the Word, Who
without changing and were thus droson metapiisanta. Ke condescended by changing the fire
beheld.” iperipfoute to pasi zoin parehon to a Dewy Breeze; and exalt more
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; Pnevma panagion is tou eonas and more the All Holy Spirit, Who
gives Life to all for evermore!
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe.
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O Pro Eonon iparhon Theos Logos, O O God the Word Who existed before the F IRST CANON – TRANSFIGU RATION - H IERM OS – T ONE 4
Fos os imation perivallomenos, Ages, Who covers Thyself with Light
Metamorfoumenos emprosthen, ton as with a garment, O Lord, Thou O Tokos Sou afthoros edihthi. Theos Thy Childbirth occurred without
Mathiton Sou, iper ton Ilion Loge were Transfigured before the eyes of ek lagonon Sou proilthe, sarkoforos, corruption. For it was God wearing
elampsas. Mosis ke Ilias de, Si Thy Disciples and shone, O Logos, os ofthi epi gis, ke tis anthropis Flesh Who came forth from Thy
paristikisan, nekron ke Zonton Se more brightly than the sun. Moses sinanestrafi. Se Theotoke, dio Virginal Womb. He has appeared on
Kyrion, dilopiountes, ke Sou and Elijah stood by Thee betokening pantes Megalinomen. earth and made His Dwelling among
Doxazontes tin aporriton Ikonomian that Thou art truly the Lord of both men. And therefore Thee, O
ke to Eleos, ke tin pollin sigkatavasin, the dead and the living. And they Theotokos, we all Magnify!
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✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
✶ ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos imon, Doxa Si! ✶ ✞ Glory to Thee, our God, Glory to and to the Holy Spirit
Thee!
Defte mi pithesthe lai, anavantes is to People, come, listen to me! Let us climb
Sintrimi keni Fotohisia, athroos i Mathite Trembling at the New and Brilliant Oros to Agion, to Epouranion ailos that Mountain, Holy and Heavenly,
ellamfthentes, pros allilous eoron, ke Shining, suddenly Illumined, the stomen en poli zontos Theou. Ke and Immaterially stand in the city of
prinis is gin katapesontes, Disciples looked at one another. epoptevsomen voi ✞ Theotita Ailon, the Living God. Let us noetically see
Si to Despoti ton apanton And falling down with the faces to Patros ke Pnevmatos, en Iio Monogeni ✞ the Immaterial Divinity of the
prosekinisan. ✶ the ground, they worshipped Thee Apastraptousan. Father and the Spirit, shining forth in
the Sovereign Master of the the Only Begotten Son.
Universe. ✶
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages of
Ihos ek Nefelis anepempeto, thoktipos A sound thundering from God was eonon. ages.
veveon to Thavma. O Patir gar ton sent up from the Cloud verifying the
fonton, Outos estin Iios O Agapitos Wonder. For the Father of Lights Amin Amen
mou, tis Apostolis anevoa, ou cried aloud to the Apostles: “This is Ethelxas potho me Hriste, ke illiosas to Thou enraptured me, O Christ, with Thy
akouete. ✶ My Beloved Son. Listen to Him!” ✶ Thio Sou eroti. Alla kataflexon, piri longing and Transformed me with
Kena katidontes ke Paradoxa, Fonis Having seen Strange and Marvellous ailo tas amartias mou, ke emplisthine Love Divine. I pray: completely
Patrikis enotisthentes, en Thavor i tou Wonders, and having heard the Voice tis en Si trifis kataxioson, ina tas dio consume with Immaterial Fire all my
Logou ipirete, ekmagion tou of the Father on Mount Tabor, the skirton, Megalino Agathe Parousias sins. And count me worthy to be
arhetipou, Outos iparhi anevoon O servants of the Word cried out, Sou. filled fully with delight in Thee, so
Sotir imon. ✶ proclaiming unto the whole world: that I may Magnify both Thy
“He is our Saviour and the Impress of Comings, O Good Master, exultantly.
the Archetype.” ✶
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✞Ikon aparallakte tou ontos, akinite ✞Invariable Image of the One Who is,
sfragis analloiote, Iie Loge Sofie ke the Seal that is neither moved nor Mystikos i Theotoke Paradsos, Mystical Paradise, O Theotokos, art
vrahion, dexia iPsistou sthenos, Se altered, Son and Logos and Wisdom ageorgitos vlastisasa Hriston, if’ ou to Thou, for without husbandry Thou
animnoumen, sin Patri te ke to and Arm, and Right Hand and tou Stavrou, Zoiforon en Gi, hast Blossomed forth Chist by Whom
Pnevmati. Strength of the Most High, we all pefitourgite Dendron. Di ou nin the Life-bearing Tree of the Cross on
extol Thee with the Father and the ipsoumenou, proskinountes Afton, Se Earth was planted. Being now
Spirit! Megalinomen. Exalted, we thereby Worship Him
M E NAION - SECOND CANON – TRANSFIGURA TION and Thee we Magnify.
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sigkatavasin, opos O Ipsistos, Theos the unheard of Condescension of
katilthe ke mehri somatos, God towards us, that voluntarily the ✞Fos anallioton Loge, Fotos Patros ✞O Logos, Light Unaltered of Light,
Parthenikis apo gastros, genomenos Most High came down, yea, even Agennitou, en to fanenti Foti Sou, Unbegotten Father, we have beheld
anthropos. Dio tin ahranton, Bodiy, and from a Virgin’s Womb simeron en Thavorio, Fos idomen ton Light, the Father, and Light the All
Theotokon i Pisti Megalinomen. was Born, becoming Man from Her. Patera, Fos ke to Pnevma, Holy Spirit today in Thy Light
. Hence, the Immaculate Theotokos we Fotagogoun pasan ktisin. (3) appearing upon Mount Tabor,
Faithful now Magnify! guiding with Light all Creation. (3)
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✶ ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos imon, Doxa Si! ✶ ✞ Glory to Thee, our God, Glory to
Thee! Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
Ina Sou dixis emfanos, tin aporriton That Thou might manifestly show Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
defteran katavasin, opos O Ipsistos Thine Unutterable Second Descent to to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
Theos ofthisi estos en meso Theon, tis come, how Thou, the Most High God,
Apostolis en Thavor, Mosi sin Ilia te, will then be seen standing in the Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
arritos elampsas. Dio pantes Se midst of gods, Thou ineffably shone Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Hriste Megalinomen. forth on Moses and Elijah and on the Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
Apostles, O Lord, on Mount Tabor.
Hence we Magnify Thee, O Christ!

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