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Vespers Vespers With the Liturgy of the Presanctified on
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THE SATURDAY BEFORE PALM SUNDAY (TI-IE SATURDAY
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Omitted from our translation are the offices for the following
apparent in the chant sung in place of the Trisagion, ‘As many of I
days:
you as were baptized into Christ. . .’, and in the choice of Epistle ,
reading (Rom. 6: 3—-ii). With the verse following the Epistle, ; Monday to Saturday (inclusive) in the week before Lent;
‘Arise O God. . .’, the celebration of the Resurrection has already 3 Monday to Saturday (inclusive) in the second, third and fourth
b . weeks of Lent;
I-Ioly Saturday evening the people gradually reassemble in the , Monday, Tuesday, Wediiesday and Friday in the fifth week ;i
darkened church while the Acts of the Apostles are read and then" I Monday to Friday in the sixth week ;
tile, Midnight Office is sung. As twelve o’clock approaches,‘ the Small Vespers on Saturday evening (first, third and sixth Sundays
in Lent).
l.ights in the body of the church are extinguished. All wait in
silence for the moment when the priest will come out from the ‘ An English version of these omitted texts, prepared by the present i
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sanctuary with the burning candle that symbolizes the light of the I translators, is available in roneotyped form from the Monastery of i

risen Christ. So the period of the Lenten Triodion closes in a spirit } the Veil of the Mother of God, Bussy~en-Othe, 8 94.00 Migennes,
of intense and eager expectation. ‘Surely I am coming quickly , the
Saviour Says to us (Rev. 2 2 ‘: *2 0), and in our hearts we ‘make ready to
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Also omitted from the present volume are: the readings from
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reply to the risen Christ: Amen. Come, Lord ]esus. l the Synaxarion provided in the Triodion for Sundays, for the days of
Holy Week, and for certain other days; (ii) the Synodikon or Office 1»:4‘

THE PRESENT TRANSLATION of Orthodoxy appointed for the first Sunday in Lent. We hope to III
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rubrics referring to the Patristic readings at the Lenten offices are


Orthodox Church, and forms a sequel to The Pesto] Menaion (Faber and
likewise omitted. As given in the Greek or Slavonic Triodia, the
Faber, 1969). Practical considerations render it impossible this
directions are too general to be of use to the Western reader, and in
juncture to issue a printed translation of the Lenten Triodion in its A
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’i ville, N.Y., in their Slavonic edition of the Velileii Shorn1'I<, vol. iii,
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previous volume, The Festal Menaion. To save space, however, we
part 1 (1956). Th-at is to say, we have included the full text for the I
have given only the chapter and verse references for Scriptural
following days: I
readings and not the full text, except in the Service of the Twelve
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All Sundays in the period of the Triodion (omitting Small Vespers); Gospels (Mattins for Great Friday). -I
The Saturday of the Dead; l All Psalm references are according to the numbering of the Sep- l
The first week of Lent (in its entirety); tuagint." Verses of the Psalms are numbered as in the edition of the I
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Thursday in the fifth week (the service of the Great‘ Canon); Old Testament published by the Zoi Brotherhood (issued with the
Saturday in the fifth week (the service of the Akathistos Hymn); blessing of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece: 7th ed.,
Saturday in the sixth week (the Saturday of Lazarus);
Athens, 1 97 3). Where the text of the Septuagint differs significantly
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Altogether this represents about two-thirds of the total contents of


33 For differences between this and the Hebrew numbering, see The Festal Menaion, \

the Triodion. At one point only have we departed from the _]O(1:“/(12111-
p. 530. In the same volume we explain the division of the Psalter into Kathis-
ville selection: whereas the VQITIQIJI Sl)0I‘I11l€ omits the Canon at om}? mata and the rules for the recitation of the Psalms (pp. 530-4.), and We provide
pline for the Saturday of Lazarus, we have included this because 0 | a glossary of technical terms (pp. 544-62). We have not repeated this material
its great importance both doctrinally and liturgically. g, here.
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For our translation we have used the Greek Triodion Katanyktikon (2) G. R. Woodward, The /lcathist Hymn gf the Holy Orthodox
issued by the official publishing-house of the Church of Greece, Eastern Church. . . done into English Verse (London, I9I7).85
Apostoliki Diakonia (Athens, 1960). We have also consulted other (3) Anon., The Akathist Hymn and Little Coinpline (London, 1919).
Greek editions printed at Venice, Bologna and Rome, as well as the (4.) Christopher and A. Bartle, The Akathistos Hymn (London,
Slavonic text. no date [i922]; revised ed., London, no date [I923]).86
No full translation of the Triodion, so far as we know, has hitherto (5) Vincent McNabb, O.P., Ode in Honour of the Holy Immaculate
been published in English. The French language is better served. /I/lost Blessed Glorious Lady Mother of God and Ever Virgin Mary. Written
There exist two translations of the complete Triodion, both pub- on the occasion cyf the deliverance of Constantinople jlroin the Barbarians,
lished in roneotyped form, the first mad.e by an Orthodox and the A.D. 626 (Ditchling, 1934; revised ed., Oxford, 194.7).
second by a Roman Catholic: (6) Father Seraphim Nassar, Divine Prayers and Services cg" the
Catholic Orthodox Church (yr Christ (Brooklyn, I9 3 8), pp. 7o2——I 8.
(i) Iacques Touraill.e, Textes liturgiques orthodoxes, Série I. Le
-._,._ ., _-. -.4» .

(7) Athenagoras Kokkinakis, Bishop of Elaia [now Archbishop


Triode du Grand Carénie (9 fascicules, Paris, 197 3-4.); of Thyateira and Great Britain], The /Ikathist (Los Angeles,
(2) Denis Guillaume, Triode dc Caréme: version ci l’usage ales. I954)- -¢1|=_.r_-4

chantres (3 vols., Chevetogne, 1973).“ (8) G. G. Meerssenian, O.P., The Acathistos Hymn (Fribourg,
Substantial parts of the Triodion are also to be found in E. 1958).
Mercenier, La Priere des Eglises de rite byzantin, vol. ii, part 2 (9) Anon. , The Orthodox Prayer Book (‘Russian Day’ Committee,
(Chevetogne, no date [?1949]). F11‘._ . ._ ,. - . ,_ __..,._.
Wilkes-Barre, I959), pp. 4.60—98.
(10) Anon. [Archiinandrite Lazarus Moore], Prayer Book (Holy
In English, the following translations of material from the Tri-
Trinity Monastery, ]ordanvilIe, N.Y., 1960), pp. 270-~90.
odion are known to us: (ii) Archbishop ]oseph Raya and Baron Iosé de Vinck, Byzantine
(a) The Great Canon.
Daily Worship (Allendale, N.]., 1969), pp. 967—~79.
(1) Lady Lechmere, The Great Canon of S. Andrew of Crete, sur— (12) Protopresbyter George L. Papadeas, The Akathist Hymn
named the jerusalemite (London, 187 5). Preceded by the Brief Compline (Athens, 197 2).
(2) Derwas Chitty, The Great Canon: A Poem qf Saint Andrew of
(I 3) M. Carpenter, Kontakia of‘ Romanos, Byzantine Melodist, II. On
Crete (published by the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, Christian Life (Columbia, 197 3), pp. 2 97-309.
London, I957; 2nd ed., London, 1966). (i4.) Paul M. Addison, O.S.M., Akathistos Hymn to the Mother of
(3) Anon. [Archimandrite Lazarus Moore], The Great Canon: The
God (London, 197 5).
Work of Saint Andrew qf Crete (Holy Trinity Monastery, ]ordanville, (c) Holy Week (the main services only). 4
N.Y., 1967). (I) Anon., The Servicesfor Holy Week and Easter Sunday (London,
(4) Sister Katherine and Sister Thekla, St. Andrew of Crete: The
Great Canon. The Life of St. Mary of Egypt (The Greek Orthodox
I915)-
(2) Protopresbyter George I... Papadeas, Greek Orthodox Holy
Monastery of the Assumption, Newport Pagnell, 1974.). Week and Easter Services (New York, 1971).“
(b) The Akathistos Hymn.
(1) Katharine Lady Lechmere, Synopsis (London, no date
35 Woodward apparently is ignorant of Lady Lechmere’s work, for he claims of his
[?i89i]), pp. 66-93.
own version, ‘ . . . now seen in English for the first time’ (p. iv).
86 Of all the many versions of the Akathistos Hymn listed here, this is undoubtedly
the most extraordinary.
84 Strictly speaking, Guillaume’s version should not be termed complete, for there 37 Not a new translation, but for the most part a revision of the anonymous trans-
are certain deliberate but unexplained omissions. lation of 1915.
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Translated material from the Lenten Triodion can also be found
in Katharine Lady Lechmere, Synopsis, pp. 2 Io-2 6, 28 1-4.4.2 ; G. V.
Shann, Euchology (Kidderminster, 1891), pp. 260-377; I. F. Hap-
good, Service Book if the Holy Orthodox- Catholic Apostolic (Greco- THE STRUCTURE OP THE LENTEN
Russian) Church (Boston/NEW Y01"l<> 1906)» PP- 304-"-25 ; Anon-> The
Divine Liturgy <3" the Presanctified if St Gregory the Dialogist (London,
OFFICES
1918), pp. 8o-1 88; Father Seraphim Nassar, Divine Prayers and
Services, pp. 604-919; Archbishop ]oseph Raya and Baron Iosé de
Vinck, Byzantine Missal (Birmingham, Alabama, 19 58), pp. 3j7I——4.55; Prostrations and Bows
and by the same translators, Byzantine Daily Worship, pp. 773-842. In the texts that follow, the Greek term metanoia (Slavonic,
But the greater part of the Triodion - including the Canons for all polelon) is sometimes rendered as ‘prostration’ and sometimes as
ten Sundays and virtually all the weekday texts, with the exception ‘bow’ :
of Holy Week -— seems never to have appeared previously in English. (1) By ‘prostration’ is meant a great metanoia or ‘polelon to the
The translators have had the opportunity to consult unpublished ground’. Here the worshipper prostratesthe whole body, throwing
t1~a.11sla,ti0ns made by the late Revd. Derwas Chitty and by Archi- the weight Forward onto the two hands, touching the ground with
mandrite Lazarus Moore, as well as some renderings in use at St. the forehead.
Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, Crestwood, N.Y. We are most (2) By ‘bow’ is meant a small metanoia. Here the worshipper bows
grateful to those who have kindly allowed us access to these manu~ from the waist, touching the ground with the fingers of the right
script versions. A hand.
We wish to express our gratitude also to all our spiritual helpers, Normally a prostration or bow is preceded by the making of the
without whom this work could not have been brought to comple- Sign of the Cross. Prostrations are prescribed only at the weekday
tion. May the Lord remember them and us when He comes in His offices in Lent, that is, from the second half of Vespers on Sunday
Kingdom. evening until Vespers on Friday inclusive. At Friday Vespers there
are prostrations during the Liturgy of the Presanctified, but fewer
9,6 ]anua1~y/8 February 1977 ARCHIMANDRITE KALLISTOS
prostrations when Vespers are said without the Presanctified
Translation of the Relics of St. Theodore, Liturgy.
Abbot if the Studios Monastery.
Commemoration Qf St. joseph the Studite, The Prayer of St. Ephraim
Archbishop of Thessalonica. This is said at all the weekday offices in Lent. The Prayer is re-
cited either twice or once only, as Follows:
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(1) Twice, with four prostrations anditwelve bows:


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O Lord and Master rgfmy life, give me not a spirit cgrsloth, vain curi~
osity,1 lustfor power, and idle talk (prostration).
But give to me Thy servant a spirit of soberness, humility, patience, and
love (prostration).
O Lord and King, grant me to see my ownfaults and not to condemn try
br0ther:_fbr blessed art Thou to the ages of ages. Amen (prostration).
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the choir (the first verse is sung twice by the choir, the remaining
verses once only). And as the priest says each verse, we make a |

prostration.48
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except on Monday to Thursday in the first week of Lent. Unless a AND THE PHARISEE
special Canon is prescribed in the Triodion, we use the Canon for
the saint of the day from the Menaion, if this is not used at Mattins;
but i.f it is used at Mattins, we use instead the Canons from the
Menaion for those saints whose days fall on a Sunday in Lent, on the VESPERS ON SATURDAY EVENING
Thursday of the Great Canon, the Saturday of the Akathistos Hymn,
and in the period from the Saturday of Lazarus to the Sunday of St. /fter the Psalm of Introduction (Psalm 103) and the Great Litany, we
Thomas. At the end of the Canon from the Menaion, we add the read Blessed is the man (thefirst Izathisma of the Psalter).
stichera appointed for the saint at Vespers, except when these are
used on the saint’s day. On Fridays we use the Canon for the dead To Lord, I have cried, ten stichera are sung: seven of the Resurrection
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in the Tone of the week. in the Tone zgf the weelzjrom the Octoechos; and the following two from the
After the Canon we say Truly it is right to call thee blessed. . . . Triodion, the first of Which is repeated:

(d) After the Prayer of the Hours (§IV, 4), the reader says:
TONE ONE
Kyrie eleison (three times) »—- —.-—_-.9_.-1_|-. -_ -q -,¢._»_ .-_
Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee: for he who exalts him-
Glory be to the Father. . . . Both now. . . .
self shall be humbled. Let us humble ourselves before God, and with
Greater in honour than the cherubim. . . .
fasting cry aloud as the Publican: God be merciful to us sinners
In the Name of the Lord, give the blessing, father.
(twice).1
Priest: God be merciful to us and bless us. . . .
A Pharisee, overcome with vainglory, and a Publican, bowed
And then (except on Friday evening) the Prayer of St. Ephraim down in repentance, came to Thee the only Master. The one boasted
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Holy God. . . , etc., and the Lord’s Prayer. counted worthy of gifts. Confirm me, O Christ our God, in these
Kyrie eleison (twelve times)
his cries of sorrow, for Thou lovest mankind.
And then the Prayer to the Holy Virgin (§V, 1).
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(e) At the Dismissal (§V, 2), the priest says the prayer O Master,
rich in merg/. . . , and all kneel with their faces to the ground. But TONE EIGHT
on Fridays the usual Dismissal is used, and there is no kneeling. Almighty Lord, I know how great is the power of tears. For they
led up Hezekiah from the gates of death: they delivered the sinful
(2) Small Compline.
woman from the transgressions of many years; they justified the
On Sunday evening, after the Prayer of the Hours 5),the
Publican above the Pharisee. And with them I also pray: Have
Prayer of St. Ephraim is said twice, with four prostrations and
mercy upon me?
twelve bows.
Both now. . . .
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Then the Theotolzion (Dogmatilaon) in the Tone qf the week from the The apolytileion Hail, Theotokos Virgin, Mary .full of grace (three
0Ct0eCh05,f0]1Owed by the Entrance, Ojoyful Light, and the Proleimenon times), and the rest qf the Vespers.
of the day, The Lord is King.

/it the Lity we sing the stichera the patron saint the church or
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monastery, and then.‘
Glory be to the Father. . .
/fter the Six Psalms and the Great Litany we sing The Lord is God,
followed by the troparion (apolytileion) cf the Resurrection (twice) and the
TUNE THREE
Theotoleion in the Tone if the week. /jter the appointed readingsfrom the
Understanding, O my soul, the difference between the Publican
Psalter we sing the sessional hymns in the Tone cf the weehfrom the Octo-
a.nd the Pharisee, hate the proud words of the one, and eagerly
echos, followed by the Polyeleos (or Psalm I18), the Evlogitoria, the
imitate the contrite prayer of the other, crying aloud: God be
Ypalzoe, the Hymn of Degrees and the Proleimenon in the Tone of the week,
merciful to me a sinner and have pity 011 I116-
and the appointed Morning Gospel. We then sing We have seen the
Both now. . . .
Resurrection of Christnfollowecl by Psalm 50, and then:

Theotoleion Glory be to the Father. . . .


We sing thy praises, Virgin Theotokos, who dost ilntercede for
the salvation of our kind: for thy Son and our God, 111 the flesh He TO NE EIGHT
took from thee s ‘accepted
' suliering on' the Cross, and has delivered Open unto me, O Giver of Life, the gates of repentance: for early
us from corruption in His love for mankind. in the morning my spirit seeks Thy holy temple, bearing a temple of
the body all defiled. But in Thy compassion cleanse it by Thy
We sing the /lposticha in the Tone the
weel:_ji'oin the Octoechos, and
loving-kindness and Thy mercy.
then:
Both now. . . .
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Guide me in the paths of salvation, O Theotokos: for I have be-
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lift them up and see the height of heaven. But receive me, Saviour, fouled my soul with shameful sins and have wasted all my life in
slothfulness. By thine intercessions deliver me from all uncleanness.
in repentance as the Publican and have mercy on me.3
Have mercy upon me, O God, in Thy great mercy: and according
Both now. . . .
to the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Theotolzion
Thou art temple and gate, palace and throne of the King, O Virgin TONE S IX I
all-revered Through thee my deliverer Christ the Lord has come to As I ponder in my wretchedness the many evil things that I have
shine on those that sleep in darkness, for He is the Sun of Righteous- done, I tremble for the fearful day of judgement. But trusting in Thy
ness and it is His will to give light to His creatures formed in His merciful compassion, like David do I cry to Thee: Have mercy upon
own image by 1.1is hands. Therefore, Lady worthy of all praise, with me, O God, in Thy great mercy.
a rnother’s boldness ever intercede before Him for the S2llVfl'Cl0I1 of
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We use four troparia (including the irmos) from the Canon of the
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Resurrection, two tropariafrom the Canon of the Cross and the Resurrec- From the dung-hill of the passions‘ the humble is lifted up on
tion, two tropariaJ'l'om the Canon to the Theotokos, all in the Tone of the high, while the proudhearted suffers a grievous fall from the height
week from the Octoechos; and then the Canon of the Triodion with six of the virtues: let us flee from his evil ways.
troparia, by George. Vainglory brings to nothing the riches of righteousness, but
humility scatters a multitude of passions. Grant then that we may
TONE SIX seek humility, O Saviour, and do Thou bestow upon us the portion
CANTICLE ONE of the Publican.
As the Publican let us also beat our breasts and cry out in com-
(Irmos) Crossing the deep on foot. . . . punction, ‘God be merciful unto us sinners’, that like him we may
Through parables leading all mankind to amendment of life, receive forgiveness.
Christ raises up the Publican from his abasement and humbles the O ye faithful, let us increase in zeal and meekness, and let us pass
Pharisee in his pride. our days in humility, with cries of sorrow from our heart and weep~
We see the exalted honour that comes through humility, and the ing and prayer, that we may receive forgiveness from God.
grievous fall that comes through pride; let us, then, emulate the ‘V

Let us cast away, ye faithful, the swollen boasting and evil folly of
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good actions of the Publican and hate the evil sin of the Pharisee. the Pharisee, his loathsome pride and wicked cruelty hateful to God.
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every evil is cleansed by humility. In faith let us embrace humility
Theotolzion
and utterly abhor the ways of vainglory.
The King of all, wishing His own disciples to be humbleminded, In thee my only refuge have I set my trust: let me not fall away
taught them to emulate the groaning of the Publican and his from my good hope, but grant me thy protection, O pure Virgin,
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humility. and deliver 1ne from every hurt inflicted by mine enemies.
I groan as the Publican, and with lamentations that are never (Kotavasia) O Mother of God, thou living and plentiful fount,
silent I now draw near, O Lord, to Thy compassion. Be merciful to give strength to those united in spiritual fellowship,
me also, for now I live out my days in humility. who sing hymns of praise to thee: and in thy divine
_ glory vouchsafe unto them crowns of glory.
Theotolzion » Sessional Hymn
Lady, I dedicate to thee my understanding and my counsel, my TONE FOUR
expectation, my body, soul and spirit. Deliver and save me from Humility exalted the Publican, overcome with shame and sorrow
grievous adversaries and temptations, and from every threat to come. at his evil deeds, when he cried to the Creator, ‘Be merciful’ : but
exaltation brought down from righteousness the unhappy Pharisee
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TO NE EU U R who spoke i11 pride. Therefore let us earnestly desire the good
(Kotovasia) I shall open my mouth and the Spirit will inspire it, things and avoid the bad.
and I shall utter the words of my song to the Queen Glory be to the Father. . . .
and Mother: I shall be seen radiantly keeping feast In days of old humility exalted the Publican who cried aloud
and joyfully praising her wonders. lamenting, ‘Be merciful’, and he was justified. Let us all follow his
example, for we have fallen down into the depths of evil. Let us cry
to the Saviour from the depths of our hearts: We have sinned, be
CANTICLE THREE
merciful O Thou who alone lovest mankind.
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Be swift to receive our prayers, O Lady, and bring them to thy
(Irmos) I entreat Thee, gracious Lord. . . .
Son and God., all-blameless Queen. Deliver from tribulation those
Let us make haste to follow the Pharisee in his virtues and to
that run to thee. Crush the devices and cast down the impudence of
emulate the Publican in his humility, and let us hate what is wrong
the godless who attack thy servants.
in each of them: foolish pride and the defilement of transgressions.
The r.ighteousness of the Pharisee proved all in vain and was con-
demned, for it was yoked to pride; but the Publican gained humility,
CANTICLE FOUR which is companion to the virtue which exalts men on high.
(Irmos) ‘Christ is my strength, my God and Lord. . . .’ The Pharisee thought to drive swiftly in the chariot of the virtues;
The Word who humbled Himself even to the form of a servant, but the Publican outran him on foot, for he had yoked humilitv with
showed that humility is the best path to exaltation. Every man, then, compassion. l J
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who humbles himself according to the Lord’s example, is exalted on Pondering in our minds the parable of the Publican, let us all
high.4 emulate him with tears, offering to God a contrite spir.it and seeking
The Phari.see was exalted in his righteousness, and so he fel.l. The the remission of our sins.
.-.-.-4~<-__ Publican was abased, defilecl by many sins; yet he was exalted. and, Let us wisely cast far from us the wicked arrogance and boasting
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against all expectation, he was justified. of the Pharisee, that we may not be stripped of divine grace.
Though he was rich in virtues, foolish pride brought the Pharisee
to poverty; but in the extremity of his need the Publican was justi- Theotoleion
fied through his humility. Let us also gain humility. O loving Virgin, unto all of us who flee to thee for refuge, grant
O Master and Saviour, Thou hast warned us that Thou dost resist a staff of strength: give us victory in the midst of all our enemies and
the proud but givest Thy grace to the humble. Send now Thy grace deliver us from every hurt.
upon us, for we have humbled ourselves.“ (Katavasia) The whole world was amazed at thy divine glory: for
The Saviour and Master, ever leading us to divine exaltation, in thou, O Virgin who hast not known wedlock, hast
His actions revealed to us the humility that raises us on high. For held in thy womb the God of all, and h.ast given birth
with His own hands I-Ie washed the feet of the disciples.5 to an eternal Son, who rewards with salvation all who
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- Theotolaion CANTICLE SIX


O Virgin, who hast borne the Light that no man can approach,
with thy light-giving radiance disperse the darkness of my soul: take (Irmos) When I behold the swelling sea of life. . . .
me by the hand and guide my life into the path.s of salvation. The Publicanand the Pharisee ran the race of life together, but
(Katavasia) Perceiving the unsearchable purpose of God con— the one was overcome by foolish pride and brought to shameful ship-
cerning Thine Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most wreck, while the other was saved by humility.
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High, the prophet Habakkuk cried: Glory to Thy Changing to a righteous course of life, let us emulate the wisdom
power, O Lord. of the Publican and flee from the hateful conceit of the Pharisee; and
so let us attain to life.
Let us eagerly follow the ways of ]esus the Saviour and His
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hum2..- 6 john 13: 4-16. to dwell in the land of the living.
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O Master, Thou hast shown to Thy disciples the humility that CANTICLE SEVEN
raises men on high: girding Thy loins with a towel, Thou hast (Irmos) An angel made the furnace moist with dew. . . .
washed their feet and so prepared them to follow Thy example.” The Pharisee, exalted by the works of justification, was grievously
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clothed me in the raiment of transgression and the grossness of the The crafty enemy lies in wait for the righteous and despoils them
flesh. But now through thy mediation, O Maiden, I am saved. through vainglory, while he binds sinners fast in the noose of des-
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people of the Lord, and give glory to God who was In our prayer let us fall down before God, with tears and fervent
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O ye faithful, let us avoid the pride of the Pharisee; let us not


say, as he did, ‘We are pure’ ; but let us rightly follow the Publican
.. . . playing of the Pharisee and the boastful
words with which he judged his neighbour, that we may gain God’~;
in his humble thoughts which gained God’s mercy. forgiveness and His light. If I
O ye faithful, let us utter the words of the Publican in the holy Weighed down by a great multitude of sins, I have surpassed the
temple, ‘God be merciful’, that with him we may obtain forgiveness Pubhcan In an excess of evil, and I have also made mine own tlie
and be delivered from the vile boasting of the Pharisee. boastful delusion of the Pharisee. I am utterly devoid of qll Om]
Let us all emulate the groaning of the Publican and, speaking to things: Lord, spare me. I C g
God with warm tears, let us cry out: ‘O Thou who lovest mankind,
we have sinned. In Thy compassion and pity, be merciful and save.’
accept it Saviour mg’ Save th , vyle o e1 ' ee a contrite SP1rIt:
We bless the Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God accepted the groaning of the Publican and justified him; and A Publican once went u int(f)Slfl1W'-0 W(frShl~PhT.h-eel
so He showed to us all that He is turned to mercy by the groanings God:, and he was jus
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Both now. . . . W10 e urden of hIs sins.
Tlieotoleion
Theotoleion
1 have no other help save thee. Thee I offer, O pure and blameless
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Virgin, as my intercessor and my mediator with Him whom thou eaimg grant us worthlly to praise and bless and glorify thee, for
hast borne. Set me free from all that grieves me. thou alone art blessed. Thou art the boast of Christians and ' t
We praise, bless and worship the Lord; we extol and exalt Him cessor acceptable to God. C an In er-
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above all for ever. _ (Kata I/asia) Let every mortal born on earth, radiant with light in
(Katavasia) The Offspring of the Theotokos saved the Holy spirit leap for joy; and let the hosts of the angelic
Children in the furnace. He who was then prefigured powers celebrate and honour the holy feast of thg
has since been born on earth, and He gathers to-
Mother of God, and let them cry: Hail! Pure and
gether all the creation to sing: O all ye works of the blessed ever-Virgin, who gavest birth to God
Lord, bless ye the Lord and exalt Him above all for
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exaltation, and a pattern how we may be saved: let us follow his
example, rejecting disdainful pride and gaining God.’s mercy
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Let us cast out from our soul foolish pride and learn to think with
Th Theotoleion
truth and humility ; let us not try to justify ourselves, but let us hate e Maker of creation and the God of all took mortal flesh from
the delusion of vainglory and so obtain God’s mercy with the
thine ““d'¢’hle‘l w‘~'>ml>. O Theotokos wort'l1}’ of all Pralise, and He
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I with faith and we cry: Hail! Glory of the world.
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Proleimenon: TONE EIGHT
1». TONE ONE Make a vow unto the Lord our God and keep it (Psalm 75: 12).
Y. In judah is God known: His Name is great in Israel (il>id.,I 2).
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w It A Pharisee, overcome with vainglory. . . (see p. 99).
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Arise, O Lord my God, lift up Thine hand: forget not Thy
Alleluia: TONE EIGHT
poor for ever (Psalm 9: 33).
Y 1. O come, let us sing with joy unto the Lord (Psalm 94: 1).
Il- I Y 2. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving (z'b1'd.,
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Understanding, O my soul, the difference. . . (see p. 100).
Gospel: Luke 18: Io—14..
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Communion verse: Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise Him
III I I of all Thy marvellous works (Psalm 9: 2).
in the heights. Alleluia (Psalm 148: 1).

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O ye faithful, let us hate the boastful words of the Pharisee and
I i emulate the contrite prayer of the Publican. Let us not think proud
II thoughts, but humbling ourselves in contrition let us cry: God be
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O Lord, Thou hast condemned the Pharisee who justified himself
If by boasting of his works, and Thou hast justified the Publican who
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humbled himself and with cries of sorrow begged for mercy. For
Thou dost reject proudminded thoughts, but Thou dost not despise
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who hast suffered for our sake: grant us forgiveness and great mercy.
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ment. Alas, unhappy soul! Thou art henceforth condemned to the
eternal fire. Therefore before the end cry out to Christ our God:
Receive me as the Prodigal Son, O God, and have mercy upon me.
THE SUNDAY or THE Both now. . . .
Then the Theotoleion (Dogmatilzon) in the Tone of the wee1z_fi‘0m the
PRODIGAL son Octoechos, followed by the Entrance, O joyful Light, and the Proleimenon
of the day, The Lord is King.
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Glory be to the Father. . .
After the Psalm oflintroduction (Psalm 103) and the Great Litany/, we
read Blessed is the man (the first hathisma of the Psalter). TO NE F0 U R
To Lord I have cried, ten stichera are sung: six cf the Resurrection in As the Prodigal Son I come to Thee, merciful Lord. I have wasted
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the Tone of the week fiom the Octoechos, and the following two from the my whole life in a foreign land; I have scattered the wealth which
Triodion, each of them being repeated: Thou gavest me, O Father. Receive me in repentance, O God, and
have mercy upon me.
TONE ONE Both now. . . .
I was entrusted with a sinless and living land, but I sowed the
ground with sin and reaped with a sickle the ears of slothfulness; in Theotohion
thick sheaves I garnered my actions, but winnowed them not on the The mystery hidden from all ages and unknown to the angels,
threshing floor of repentance. But I beg Th-66, m)’ God: th‘? Prev" through thee, O Theotokos, is revealed to those on earth: God is
eternal husbandman, with the wind of Thy lov111g-k1n(1fDf6$$ ?’V111110“.’ made flesh in a union without confusion, and willingly on our behalf
the chaff of my works, and grant to my soul the corn o 0rg1v@1"1@S5 > accepts the Cross. Through it He raises Adam and saves our souls
shut me in Thy heavenly storehouse and save me (twice). from death.
Brethren, let us learn the meaning of this 1ny,stery. For when the ¢

We sing the Aposticha in the Tone of the weeIeJ‘i'0m the Octoechos, and
Prodigal Son ran back from sin to his Father s house, his loving then:
Father came out to meet him and kissed him. He restored to the Glory be to the Father. . . .
prodigal the tokens of his proper glory, and mystically He made
glad on high sacrificing the fatted calf. Let our lives, then, be
TONE SIX
worthy of the loving Father who has offered sacrifice, and of the I have wasted the wealth which the Father gave to me, and insmy
glorious Victim who is the Saviour of our souls (tw1ce).1 wretchedness I have fed with the dumb beasts. Yearning after their
Glory be to the Father. . . . food, I remained hungry and could not eat my fill. But now I return
to the compassionate Father and cry out with tears: I fall down be-
TONE TWO
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Of what great blessings in my vvretchedness have I deprived inyg Both now. . . .
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womb, all-hallowed Queen, and clothing Himself in me He de- menon in the Tone of the week, and the appointed Morning Gospel. We then
livered Adam from the curse of old. Therefore with never-silent sing We have seen the Resurrection of Christ, fillowed by Psalm 50, ;
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voices we praise thee as true Mother of God and Virgin, and with and then, as on the previous Sunday (see p. 101):
the salutation of the Angel we cry unto thee: Hail, Lady, guardian Glory be to the Father. . . .
and protection and salvation of our souls.
‘TONE EIGHT
The apolytilzion, Hail, Theotokos Virgin, Mary full of grace (three
Open unto me, O Giver of Life. . . .
times), and the rest of Vespers.
Both now. . . .
Guide me in the paths. . . .
Have mercy. . . .
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TONE SIX
/flier the Six Psalms and the Great Litany we sing The Lord is God,
As I ponder in my wretchedness. . .
jbllowed by the troparion (apoh/tilaion) Qf the Resurrection (twice) and the
Theotolzion in the Tone cg” the Week; and then come the readings from the
The Canon
Psalter With the sessional hymns in the Tone cf the weelafrom the Octoechos.
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After the usual verses of the Polyeleos, we sing Psalm 136:2
Resurrection, two tropariafrom the Canon of the Cross and the Resurrec~
By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we re- tion, two tropariajrozn the Canon to the Theotokos, all in the Tone Qf the
membered Zion. Alleluia. week from the Octoechos; and then the Canon qf the Triodion with six
We hanged our harps upon thelwillows in the midst thereof. troparia, by joseph.
Alleluia.
For there they that had taken us captive required of us a song; TONE TWO
and they that had carried.us away required of us a hymn, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion. Alleluia. CANTICLE ONE
How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? Alleluia. (Irmos) Take up the song of Moses. , , ,,
If I forget thee, O ]erusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. O ]esus my God, as the Prodigal Son now accept me also in re-
Alleluia. pentance. All my life I have lived in carelessness and provoked Thee
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my to anger.
mouth; if I prefer not ]erusalem as my chief joy. Alleluia. The divine wealth that once Thou gavest me I have sinfully
Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of ]eru»- wasted. I have departed far from Thee and lived as the Prodigal, O
—i_-—-1-= salem; who said, Down with it, down with it, even to the founda- compassionate Father. Accept me also now as I 1~e1;um_
tion thereof. Alleluia. Open Thy fatherly embrace now and accept me also as the Prodi-
O wretched daughter of Babylon, happy shall he be that shall gal Son, O most merciful Lord, that I may glorify Thee with thanks-
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Then the Evlogitaria, the Ypahoe, the Hymn of Degrees and the Prolzi- O God, bestow the fullness of Thy grace upon me. Be Thou my
Benefactor, and at the holy prayers of Thy Mother pass over the
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(Katavasia) Take up the song of Moses and cry aloud, my soul: CANTICLE FOUR
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salvation; this is my God and l will glorify Him. (lrmos) Foreseeing Thy birth from a Virgin. . . .
The wealth of blessings which Thou gavest me, heavenly Father,
have I wrongly wasted and become the slave of strangers. Therefore
CANTICLE THREE I cry aloud to Thee: I have sinned against Thee; receive me like the
(Irmos) O God, the husbandman of all good trees. . . . Prodigal of old, opening Thine arms to me.
' I have become enslaved to every evil and in my wretchedness I
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gested to me by the passions. But accept me, O Christ, as the have bowed down before the demons that provoke the passions;
through heedlessness I have lost possession of myself. O Saviour,
Prodigal.
heavenly Father, take pity on me as I flee for refuge to Thy many
Witlh the words of the Prodigal I cry aloud: I have sinned, O
mercies.
Father; like him, receive me now in Thine embrace and reject me
I am filled with every shameful thing and dare not look up at the
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Open Thine arms, O Christ, and in loving-kindness receive me as height of heaven, for I have foolishly bowed down to sin. But now I
I return from a far country of sin and passions. return and cry aloud in compunction: I have sinned against Thee;
receive me, King of all.
Theotoleion
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enrich me, O pure Virgin, with the vision of beauty, that I may Thou art the help of men, the sure hope of all Christians, O
glorify thee. . Virgin undefiled, and the refuge of the saved. Save me by thy
(Karavasia) O God, the husbandman of all good trees and fruit, motherly intercessions and count me worthy of the life to come.
make fruitful my barren mind in Thy compassion. (Katavasia) Foreseeing Thy birth from a Virgin, the prophet
cried aloud: I have heard the report of Thee and was
Sessional Hymn afraid; for from Teman and the holy overshadowed
TONE ONE - mountain hast Thou come 9 O . Christ.
Make haste to open unto me Thy fatherly embrace, for as the
Prodigal I have wasted my life. In the unfailing wealth of Thy
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punction I cry to Thee, O Lord: Father, I have sinned against (lrmos) The night is far spent. . . .
heaven and before Thee. I was enslaved to strangers, an exile in the land of corruption, and
Glory be to the Father. . . I was filled with shame. But now I return, -,1.ne1"'ciful Lord, and cry to
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Both now. . . Accept me now, O heavenly Father, in Thy fatherly compassion
as I return from evil, and reject me not in Thine exceeding
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only guardian and protection of the faithful: deliver from danger look up at the height of heaven. But knowing Thy compassion,
and affliction and distress all who have put their hope in thee, O merciful Lord, I cry: I have sinned, be merciful to me and save
Maiden, and save our souls by thy divine intercession. me.
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(Irmos) Let us praise Him who, in the bush of old. . . . Thy boundless compassion.
O Thou who in great mercy hast come down upon earth to save
the world through Thy voluntary poverty, in Thy compassion save Theotolaion
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I have departed far from Thy commandments and in utter lighten the eyes of my mind darkened by evil, and lead lne into the
vvretohedness I am enslaved to the deceiver. But now I turn back as paths of repentance. So shall I sing thy praises as is right: for thou
the Prodigal of old: accept me as I fall before Thee, heavenly hast given flesh to the Word that is beyond all speech.
Father. (Katavasia) Who among those born on earth has ever seen, or
Ruled by corrupting thoughts, I am full of darkness and separated heard of such a thing? That a Virgin should conceive
far from Thee, and I have lost all possession of myself, O merciful and without pain of travail bear a Child. Beholding
Lord. Therefore save me as I fall before Thee in repentance. this thy wonder, O Mary, pure Mother of God, We
magnify thee.
Theotokion -.,_ —-. .-¢=-_q>|-U n. .- The appointed exapostilarion cj‘ the Resurrection, and then:
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O pure Mother of God, the only restoration of the fallen, raise The wealth of grace that Thou h.ast given me, in my wretchedness
me up, for I am wholly crushed and humbled by every kind of sin. I have Wasted sinfully; all to no purpose I have left my true home,
(Katavasia) Let us praise Him who, in the bush of old, prefigured and as the Prodigal I have scattered my riches deceitfully among the
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demons. But now on my return accept me as the Prodigal, merciful
let us bless and exalt Him above all for ever. Father, and save me.
Glory be to the Father. . .
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(Irmos) Wl1O among those born on earth has ever seen. . . . I have wasted and spent all Thy riches, O Lord, and in my misery
Behold, O Christ, the affliction of my heart; behold my turning have become the servant of the evil demons. But, compassionate
back; behold my tears, O Saviour, and despise me not. But embrace - .<_.- |,.-_».
Saviour, take pity on the Prodigal, cleanse me from filth, and give
me once again in Thy compassion and count me with the multitude me back once more the robe of Thy Kingdom.
of the saved, that with thanksgiving I may sing the praises of Thy Both now. . . .
mercy.
As the Thief I cry to Thee, ‘Remember me’. As the Publican, Theotolzion ,
with eyes cast down to earth, I beat my breast and say, ‘Be merciful’. O holy Virgin Mother of God, boast and glory of the apostles,
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that I may sing the praises of Thy boundless compassion. Son and Lord towards us thy servants, when He shall sit to judge
Groan now, my soul, all-wretched, and cry aloud to Christ: O each man according to his due.
Lord who for my sake hast become poor of Thine own will, in my Lauds. Pi ve stichera cf the Resurrection in the Tone cf the weeIe,_fi'on1 the
poverty I lack every good work: make me rich with the abundance Octoechos, and then tliefoilowiirq three stichera from the Triodion:
of Thy blessings, for Thou alone art full of love and mercy.3
O loving Lord, once Thou hast rejoiced at the voluntary return of TONE TWO
I come before Thee, Lord, with the cry of the Prodigal: I have
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and overlook all their offences. God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel. A
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See now, see that I am your God, who in righteous judgement
In the depth of Thy judgements,
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have fixed the bounds of life, bringing from corruption into incor-
ruption all that have fallen asleep in the hope of eternal resurrection.
moment and its manner. ore 01‘e> " 1 dd O Lord, Thou receivest from the four corners of the earth those
save those in every land whom the grave has 11 en. V that have died in faith, at sea and on the land, in rivers, springs,
G‘IVC rest O Lord 1 to the souls of Thy departed servants..
lakes or wells, devoured by wild beasts, birds or creeping things.
It is Tholl who hast set bounds to our time upon this earth;
Give rest to them all.
t11 erefore, when we waken from the night of life,_ make 11$ Children
. O Lord, in the palm of Thy hand Thou hast discerned all things
of the day that knows no evening.' - Orthodox priests and kings and
before they come to pass. All those whose bodies are dissolved into
the four elements, do Thou restore and raise up at Thy coming, for-
all Tgvthose
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or out departed
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giving them all their offences committed in knowledge or in ignor-
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O Lord, how fearful shall be Thy second Advent! For as light-
Place with the filltlllgll andhthe 1‘11gl'lt?0%11i- departed Servants ning shalt Thou come on earth and raise up all Thy creatures to be
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judged. Grant to those who lived with faith in Thee, that they
Overlooking all the transgresslons of the flesh, our Sav1our1,1 111
' o f mankind > grant that, as they _make may meet Thee on that day and be counted worthy to dwell with
every age, by every natlon d ‘C 611‘
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defence to Thee the Creator, they may Stand before Tl1Ylu geme“ Glory be to the Father. . . .
seat uncondemned. Unity in three Persons, supreme in Godhead and surpassing all
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perfection, Father unbegotten, Son only-begotten, Spirit proceeding
1 Sing the praises of three self-dependent Persons in one Nature,
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the Father unbegotten, the Son begotten, and the Ho y p1r1t
essence and in nature, one Lordship and one Kingdom, save us all.
sovereignty and power without beginning, a single Godhead. Both now. . . .
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gin: for how hast thou given birth and yet remained undefiled? How
than the highest firmament, 1rg1n unwe. e . _. . .-_.,-_r1.-~—.-v -—
dost thou bear child, without knowing a man? All this is understood
shone forth upon the world the Sun and King of 11g(hTte(pus£:sg;OrkS by the Word of God, who was born from thee in a new way, sur-
(Katavasia) O ye people, let us raise a song to our o W
passing nature.
wonders, for He set Israel free from bopdage; end
(Katavasia) See now, see. . . .
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with a hymn of victory let us cry aloud: Let us sing
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CANTICLE THREE
CANTICLE TWO ' (lrmos) O Word of God who hast made firm. . . .
ll s be otten To those who have passed through the course of life in the glory of
» <Irmos) fSee now, see that I am your G05, before A Age
the Father and in the last times conceived without
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the faith, grant a crown of righteousness, O God, and count them
worthy to enjoy eternal blessings.
man by the Virgin: and I have destroyed the sin of Adam ” p
To those who have been suddenly snatched away, burnt up by
the forefather in My love for mankind.

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Theotolzion
lightning, frozen by the cold, or struck down by any other calamity, ur-qvua- 'an-~WI'|\rI0'h

Grant thy swift protection, thy help and mercy, to thy servants;
give rest, O God, when Thou shalt make trial of all things in the
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Those whom the creatures of the sea or the birds of the air have CANTICLE FOUR
devoured, O Christ our God, raise up in glory on the Last Day, as (lrmos) From the overshadowed mountain. . . .
Thou judgest right. Fathers and forefathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers, thbse
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Sessional Hymn O Mother of the Lord, we are buffeted by the storm of sin: pilot
TONE Fl VE us by thy prayers, deliver us from every danger, and guide us to the
haven of salvation.
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who hast put hell to death and raised the dead, give rest, O God, in
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Ir coming in the flesh, O Word, and he glorified Thy
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When Thou shalt come as judge and all things stand naked and
b@,gi1111iI1g have died in the true faith, we cry fervently to Thee: Give
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who worshipped Thee in faith.”
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When Thine Archangel shall sound the last trumpet, awakening
kings rulers and monks do Thou in Thy compaSSi01’1 d@1iVe1" from
all to the resurrection of life, then, O Christ, give rest to Thy
eternal punishment. Th hast
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“; , Be merciful, O God, to all the faithful. from every nation of man-
formed: deliver from every torment, O Lord our Gad» those W35“;
kind, whom Thou hast taken since the beginning of time, and count
Thou hast permitted to die unexpectedly, throug some SL1 ('1
them worthy to glorify Thee with Thy servants for ever.
y. mishap. _ _
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From the ever-burning fire, from the darkness without light,
Thrice-holy Godhead, one in throne, Father, Son and Spirit, Thou
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mi -L . - ' ' ~ ll h art my God, holding all in unity by Thine almighty power.
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sinned shall tremble and bitterly lament, as they al"e sent to punish-
ment and parted from the chosen. O Lord of glory take pity 011 us
THE SUNDAY oE THE LAST in Thy goodness, and count us worthy o f a lace with
loved Thee.4 P
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darkness and the nether world, the dread worm and the, mshin of
teeth, and the unceasing anguish that shall befall thosegwho live
sinned without measure, by their wickedness arousing Thee.tO
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read Blessed is the man (the first Ieathisma of the Psalter).
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TONE EIGHT
the Tone of the Weehjroiii the Octoechos, and the following foarfroin the
When the thrones are set up and the books are opened and God
Triodion: sits in judgement, O what fear there will be then! When the an els
stand trembling in Thy presence and the river of fire flows befire
TONE SIX
Thee, what shall we do then, guilty of many sins? When we hear
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sinners to their punishment, who shall endure His fearful condem~
When Thou shalt come, O righteous ]udge, to execute just nation? But, Saviour who alone lovest mankind, King of the ages,
judgement, seated on Thy throne of glory, a river of fire will draw before the end comes turn meback through repentance and hwe
all men amazed before Thy judgement-seat; the powers of heaven mercy on me." I
will stand beside Thee, and in fear mankind will be judged according Both now. . . .
to the deeds that each has done. Then spare us, Christ, in Thy
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Thy blessings with those that are saved? . of the day, The Lord is King. loy u lg l an t 6 Pmlamenon
The books will be opened and the acts of men will be revealed
before the unbearable judgement-seat; and the whole vale of sorrow At th e L‘: ' the stichera
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shall echo with the fearful sound of lamentation, as all the sinners, monastery, and then:
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ment. Therefore we beseech Thee, O compassionate and loving
Lord: spare us who sing Thy praise, for Thou alone art rich in
TONE SEVEN
mercy.3 . Knowing the commandments of the Lord let this be our way of
The trumpets shall sound and the tombs shall be emptied, and all life: let us feed the hungry, let us give the thirsty drink, let us
mankind in trembling shall be raised. Those that have done good clothe the naked, let us welcome strangers let us visit those in
1 Also known as the Sunday of the Carnival or the Sunday of Meat-Fare, because
this is the last day on which the eating of meat is permitted until Easter Sunday. 4 1 Cor. 15: 52.
2Dan. 7: 9--io. 5Isa. 66: 24; Mark 9: 44.; Matt. 8: 12,
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