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Εἰς τὸ Λυχνικόν, ἀλλάσσει ὁ Ἱερεὺς πᾶσαν τὴν ἱερατικὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ στὰς κατενώπιον τῆς ἁγίας Τραπέζης μετὰ τοῦ θυμιατοῦ, σφραγίζει σταυροειδῶς, καὶ ἐκφωνεῖ λέγων·

Δόξα τὴ ἁγία, καὶ ὁμοουσίω, καὶ ζωοποιῶ, καὶ ἀδιαιρέτω Τριάδι πάντοτε, νὺν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: μήν.

Καί εὐθύς ὁ Ἱερεύς ψάλλει τό: 

Ἦχος πλ. α'

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Τό αὐτό ἐπαναλαμβάνεται ὑπό τῶν χορῶν (δίς)

Τοῦτο ψάλλεται καί ἑξάκις ὐπό τῶν Χορῶν τοῦ Ἱερέως ἀπαγγέλλοντος τοὺς ἑπομένους Στίχους. 

 

 

 

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Στίχος α' ναστήτω ὁ Θεός, καὶ διασκορπισθήτωσαν οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ φυγέτωσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτόν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Στίχος β' ς ἐκλείπει καπνός, ἐκλιπέτωσαν, ὦ τήκεται κηρὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου πυρός.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Στίχος γ' Οὕτως ἀπολοῦνται οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ οἱ δίκαιοι εὐφρανθήτωσαν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Στίχος δ' Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος, ἀγαλλιασώμεθα, καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

 

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Δόξα...

 

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

 

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Καὶ νύν...

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Εἶτα ὁ Ἱερεύς, γεγονωτέρα φωνὴ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας...

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τοὶς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωὴν χαρισάμενος. 

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

ν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε, ἐλέησον. [καί μετά ἀπό κάθε αἴτηση]

πέρ τῆς ἄνωθεν εἰρήνης, καί τῆς σωτηρίας τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

πέρ τῆς εἰρήνης τοῦ σύμπαντος κόσμου, εὐσταθείας τῶν ἁγίων τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἐκκλησιῶν, καί τῆς τῶν πάντων ἑνώσεως, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

 πέρ τοῦ ἁγίου οἴκου τούτου, καί τῶν μετὰ πίστεως, εὐλαβείας, καὶ φόβου Θεοῦ εἰσιόντων ἐν αὐτῷ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

πέρ τοῦ πατρός καὶ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν (......), τοῦ τιμίου πρεσβυτερίου, τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ διακονίας, παντός τοῦ Κλήρου καί τοῦ Λαοῦ, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν. 

πέρ τῆς πόλεως (Μονής Κώμης) ταύτης, πάσης πόλεως καὶ χώρας καί τῶν πίστει οἰκούντων ἐν αὐταῖς, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

 πὲρ εὐκρασίας ἀέρων, εὐφορίας τῶν καρπῶν τῆς γῆς καὶ καιρῶν εἰρηνικῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

πὲρ πλεόντων, ὁδοιπορούντων, νοσούντων, καμνόντων, αἰχμαλώτων καί τῆς σωτηρίας αὐτῶν, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

πέρ τοῦ ῥυσθῆναι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, ὀργῆς, κινδύνου καὶ ἀνάγκης, τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

ντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ σῇ χάριτι.

Τῆς Παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν, Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοὶ Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι πρέπει σοι, πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: μήν.

Εἰς τό, Κύριε ἐκέκραξα, ἱστῶμεν Στίχ. ς' καὶ ψάλλομεν Στιχηρὰ Ἀναστάσιμα, γ' καὶ Ἀνατολικά, γ'.

Ἦχος β'

Κύριε ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου, εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε. Κύριε, ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, εἰσάκουσόν μου, πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου, ἐν τῷ κεκραγέναι με πρὸς σὲ   εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

Κατευθυνθήτω ἡ προσευχή μου, ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου, ἔπαρσις τῶν χειρῶν μου θυσία ἑσπερινὴ, εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε.

ὰν ἀνομίας παρατηρήσῃς, Κύριε, Κύριε τὶς ὑποστήσεται; ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ ὁ ἱλασμός ἐστιν.

Τὸν πρὸ αἰώνων ἐκ Πατρὸς γεννηθέντα τὸν Θεὸν λόγον σαρκωθέντα, ἐκ Παρθένου Μαρίας, δεῦτε προσκυνήσωμεν· Σταυρὸν γὰρ ὑπομείνας, τῇ ταφῇ παρεδόθη, ὡς αὐτός ἠθέλησε, καὶ ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἔσωσέ με τὸν πλανώμενον ἄνθρωπον.

νεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου ὑπέμεινά σε, Κύριε, ὑπέμεινεν ἡ ψυχή μου εἰς τὸν λόγον σου, ἤλπισεν ἡ ψυχή μου ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

Χριστὸς ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, τὸ καθ' ἡμῶν χειρόγραφον, προσηλώσας τῷ Σταυρῷ, ἐξήλειψε καὶ τοῦ θανάτου τὸ κράτος κατήργησε. Προσκυνοῦμεν αὐτοῦ, τὴν τριήμερον Ἔγερσιν.

πὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας μέχρι νυκτός, ἀπὸ φυλακῆς πρωΐας, ἐλπισάτω Ἰσραὴλ ἐπὶ τὸν Κύριον.

Σὺν Ἀρχαγγέλοις ὑμνήσωμεν, Χριστοῦ τὴν Ἀνάστασιν· αὐτὸς γὰρ λυτρωτής ἐστι καὶ Σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐν δόξῃ φοβερᾷ, καὶ κραταιᾷ δυνάμει, πάλιν ἔρχεται, κρῖναι κόσμον ὃν ἔπλασεν.

τι παρὰ τῷ  Κυρίῳ τὸ ἔλεος καὶ πολλὴ παρ' αὐτῷ λύτρωσις καὶ αὐτὸς λυτρώσεται τὸν Ἰσραὴλ ἐκ πασῶν τῶν ἀνομιῶν αὐτοῦ.

Στιχηρὰ Ἀνατολικὰ

Σὲ τὸν σταυρωθέντα καὶ ταφέντα Ἄγγελος ἐκήρυξε Δεσπότην, καὶ ἔλεγε ταῖς Γυναιξί· Δεῦτε ἴδετε, ὅπου ἔκειτο ὁ Κύριος· ἀνέστη γὰρ καθὼς εἶπεν, ὡς παντοδύναμος· διό σε προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν μόνον ἀθάνατον, Ζωοδότα Χριστὲ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ἐπαινέσατε αὐτὸν πάντες οἱ λαοί.

ν τῷ Σταυρῷ σου κατήργησας, τὴν τοῦ ξύλου κατάραν, ἐν τῇ ταφῇ σου ἐνέκρωσας τοῦ θανάτου τὸ κράτος, ἐν δὲ τῇ ἐγέρσει σου ἐφώτισας τὸ γένος τῶν ἀνθρώπων· διὰ τοῦτό σοι βοῶμεν· Εὐεργέτα Χριστέ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δόξα σοι.

τι ἐκραταιώθη τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Κυρίου μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα.

νοίγησάν σοι Κύριε φόβῳ πύλαι θανάτου, πυλωροὶ δὲ Ἅδου ἰδόντες σε ἔπτηξαν· πύλας γὰρ χαλκᾶς συνέτριψας καὶ μοχλοὺς σιδηροῦς συνέθλασας καὶ ἐξήγαγες ἡμᾶς ἐκ σκότους καὶ σκιᾶς θανάτου, καὶ τοὺς δεσμοὺς ἡμῶν διέρρηξας.

Δόξα...

Τὸν σωτήριον ὕμνον ᾄδοντες, ἐκ στομάτων ἀναμέλψωμεν· δεῦτε πάντες ἐν οἴκῳ Κυρίου προσπέσωμεν λέγοντες· ὁ ἐπὶ ξύλου σταυρωθείς, καὶ ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀναστὰς καὶ ὢν ἐν κόλποις τοῦ Πατρὸς ἱλάσθητι ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν.

Καὶ νῦν... Θεοτοκίον.

Παρῆλθεν ἡ σκιὰ τοῦ νόμου τῆς χάριτος ἐλθούσης· ὡς γὰρ ἡ βάτος οὐκ ἐκαίετο καταφλεγομένη, οὕτω Παρθένος ἔτεκες, καὶ Παρθένος ἔμεινας, ἀντὶ στύλου πυρός, δικαιοσύνης ἀνέτειλεν Ἥλιος, ἀντὶ Μωϋσέως Χριστός, ἡ σωτηρία τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Ψαλλομένου τοῦ Δοξαστικοῦ ἐξέρχονται τῆς βορείου Πύλης ὁ Διάκονος καὶ ὁ Ἱερεύς μετὰ τοῦ ἱεροῦ Εὐαγγελίου, καὶ γίνεται ἡ μικρὰ Εἴσοδος.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

σπέρας καὶ πρωῒ καὶ μεσημβρίας, αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν, εὐχαριστοῦμεν καὶ δεόμεθά σου, Δέσποτα τῶν ἁπάντων, Φιλάνθρωπε, Κύριε. Κατεύθυνον τὴν προσευχὴν ἡμῶν, ὡς θυμίαμα ἐνώπιόν σου, καὶ μὴ ἐκκλίνῃς τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν εἰς λόγους, ἢ εἰς λογισμοὺς πονηρίας, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἐκ πάντων τῶν θηρευόντων τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὅτι πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, Κύριε, οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν, καὶ ἐπὶ σοὶ ἠλπίσαμεν, μὴ καταισχύνῃς ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν.

τι πρέπει σοι πᾶσα δόξα, τιμὴ καὶ προσκύνησις, τῷ  Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ  Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ  ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Εὐλόγησον Δέσποτα, τὴν ἁγίαν εἴσοδον.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Εὐλογημένη ἡ Εἴσοδος τῶν Ἁγίων σου, πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία, Ὀρθοί.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Φῶς ἱλαρὸν ἁγίας δόξης ἀθανάτου Πατρός, οὐρανίου, ἁγίου, μάκαρος, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ἐλθόντες ἐπὶ τὴν ἡλίου δύσιν, ἰδόντες φῶς ἑσπερινόν, ὑμνοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, Θεόν. Ἄξιόν σε ἐν πᾶσι καιροῖς ὑμνεῖσθαι φωναῖς αἰσίαις, Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, ζωὴν ὁ διδούς· διὸ ὁ κόσμος σε δοξάζει.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: σπέρας Προκείμενον

Προκείμενον Ἦχος βαρὺς

Τίς Θεὸς μέγας, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια μόνος.

Στίχ. γνώρισας ἐν τοῖς λαοῖς τὴν δύναμίν σου.

Τίς Θεὸς μέγας, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια μόνος.

Στίχ. Καὶ εἶπα· Νῦν ἠρξάμην, αὕτη ἡ ἀλλοίωσις τῆς δεξιᾶς τοῦ Ὑψίστου.

Τίς Θεὸς μέγας, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια μόνος.

Στίχ. μνήσθην τῶν ἔργων Κυρίου.

Τίς Θεὸς μέγας, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός, ὁ ποιῶν θαυμάσια μόνος.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Κ αὶ ὑπέρ του καταξιωθῆναι ἡμᾶς της ἀκροάσεως του ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου, Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἱκετεύσωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ').

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Σοφία. Ὀρθοῖ, ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.  

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῶ Πνεύματί σου.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

κ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην. ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου το ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ  Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

Τὸ Εαγγέλιον ναγινώσκεται τμηματικῶς στὴν Ἑλληνιστὶ κα ξένας γλώσσας ὑπὸ ἱερέων κα διακόνων.

Κεφ. 20: 19-25

Ελληνιστί

Οὔσης ὀψίας, τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων ὅπου ἦσαν οἱ Μαθηταὶ συνηγμένοι διὰ τὸν φόβον τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων, ἦλθεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ. Ἐχάρησαν οὖν οἱ μαθηταὶ ἰδόντες τὸν Κύριον.

Αγγλική

The same day at evening, being the first day of  the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

Λατινιστί

Cum ergo sero esset die illo, uno Sabbatorum, et fores esent clausae, ubi erant discipuli congregati, propter metum Judaeorum, venit Jesus, et stetit in medio, et dixit eis, pax vobis. Et cum haec dixisset, ostendit eis ejus manus et latus, Gavisi sunt ergo discipuli, viso Domino.

Ελληνιστή

Εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς πάλιν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. καθὼς ἀπέσταλκέ με ὁ Πατήρ, κἀγὼ πέμπω ὑμᾶς. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἐνεφύσησε καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Λάβετε Πνεῦμα ῞Αγιον. Ἄν τινων ἀφῆτε τὰς ἁμαρτίας, ἀφίενται αὐτοῖς, ἄν τινων κρατῆτε, κεκράτηνται.

Αγγλική

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Λατινιστή

Dixit ergo eis iterum; pax vobis; sicut misit me Pater, et ego mitto vos; haec eum dixisset, insufflavit, et dixit eis; accipte Spiritum sanctum; quorum remiseritis peccata, remittuntur eis, et quorum retineritis, retenta sunt.

Ελληνιστή

Θωμᾶς δὲ εἷς ἐκ τῶν δώδεκα, ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, οὐκ ἦν μετ᾿ αὐτῶν ὅτε ἦλθεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς. Ἔλεγον οὖν αὐτῷ οἱ ἄλλοι Μαθηταί· Ἑωράκαμεν τὸν Κύριον. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὸν δάκτυλόν μου εἰς τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὴν χεῖρά μου εἰς τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω.

Αγγλική

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Λατινιστή

Thomas autem unus ex duodecim, qui dicitur Didymus, non erat cum eis, quando venit Jesus. Dixerunt ergo ei alii discipuli, vidimus Dominum. Ille autem dixit eis; nisi videro in manibus ejus, fixuam clavorum, et mittam digitum meum in locum clavorum, et mittam manum meam in latus ejus, non credam.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

Εἶτα σταθεῖς ὁ Διάκονος, ἐν τῷ συνήθει τόπῳ λέγει τὴν μέγαλην ἐκτενῆ·

Εἴπωμεν πάντες ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας ἡμῶν, εἴπωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (γ΄) [καί μετά ἀπό κάθε αἴτηση]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Κύριε, Παντοκράτορ, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

λέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός Σου, δεόμεθά Σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ Πατρός καὶ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν (δεῖνος) καὶ πάσης τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ ἐλέους, ζωῆς, εἰρήνης, ὑγείας, σωτηρίας, ἐπισκέψεως, συγχωρήσεως καὶ ἀφέσεως τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν τῶν δούλων τοῦ Θεοῦ, πάντων τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων χριστιανῶν τῶν κατοικούντων καὶ παρεπιδημούντων ἐν τῇ πόλει καὶ ἐνορίᾳ ταύτῃ, τῶν ἐπιτρόπων, συνδρομητῶν καὶ ἀφιερωτῶν τῆς ἱερᾶς Ἐκκλησίας ταύτης.

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν μακαρίων καὶ ἀειμνήστων κτιτόρων τῆς ἁγίας Ἐκκλησίας (ἢ Μονῆς) ταύτης καὶ ὑπὲρ πάντων τῶν προαναπαυσαμένων πατέρων καὶ ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν, τῶν ἐνθάδε εὐσεβῶς κειμένων καὶ ἀπανταχοῦ ὀρθοδόξων.

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν καρποφορούντων καὶ καλλιεργούντων ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ πανσέπτῳ ναῷ τούτῳ, κοπιώντων, ψαλλόντων καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ περιεστῶτος λαοῦ τοῦ ἀπεκδεχομένου τὸ παρὰ σοῦ μέγα καὶ πλούσιον ἔλεος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι ἐλεήμων καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ Σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἑσπέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.

Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε. δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Δέσποτα, συνέτισον μὲ τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Ἅγιε, φώτισόν με τοῖς δικαιώμασί σου. Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν σου μὴ παρίδῃς. Σοὶ πρέπει αἶνος, σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος, σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας των αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑσπερινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε ἐλέησον              

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ  

ντιλαβοῦ, σῶσον, ἐλέησον καὶ διαφύλαξον ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεός, τῇ Σῇ χάριτι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε ἐλέησον  

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ          

Τὴν ἡμέραν πᾶσαν, τελείαν, ἁγίαν, εἰρηνικὴν καὶ ἀναμάρτητον, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα. 

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Παράσχου Κύριε  [καί μετά ἀπό κάθε αἴτηση]

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

γγελον εἰρήνης, πιστὸν ὁδηγόν, φύλακα τῶν ψυχῶν καὶ τῶν σωμάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

Συγγνώμην καὶ ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ τῶν πλημμελημάτων ἡμῶν, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα. 

Τὰ καλὰ καὶ συμφέροντα ταῖς ψυχαῖς ἡμῶν, καὶ εἰρήνην τῷ κόσμῳ, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

Τὸν ὑπόλοιπον χρόνον τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἐν εἰρήνῃ καὶ μετανοίᾳ ἐκτελέσαι, παρὰ τοῦ Κυρίου αἰτησώμεθα.

Χριστιανὰ τὰ τέλη τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, ἀνώδυνα, ἀνεπαίσχυντα, εἰρηνικά, καὶ καλὴν ἀπολογίαν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ φοβεροῦ βήματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ, αἰτησώμεθα.

Τῆς Παναγίας, ἀχράντου, ὑπερευλογημένης, ἐνδόξου, Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν, Θεοτόκου καὶ ἀειπαρθένου Μαρίας, μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα. 

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.   

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος Θεὸς ὑπάρχεις, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: μήν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῷ Πνεύματί σου.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Τὰς κεφαλὰς ὑμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνομεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοὶ Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ κλίνας οὐρανούς, καὶ καταβὰς ἐπὶ σωτηρίᾳ τοῦ γένους τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ἔπιδε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν κληρονομίαν σου· σοὶ γάρ τῷ φοβερῷ καὶ φιλανθρώπῳ κριτῇ οἱ σοὶ δοῦλοι τὰς ἑαυτῶν ἔκλιναν κεφαλάς, τοὺς δὲ αὐτῶν ὑπέταξαν αὐχένας, οὐ τὴν ἐξ ἀνθρώπων ἀναμένοντες βοήθειαν, ἀλλὰ τὸ σὸν περιμένοντες ἔλεος, καὶ τὴν σὴν ἀπεκδεχόμενοι σωτηρίαν, οὓς διαφύλαξον ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ, καὶ κατὰ τὴν παροῦσαν ἑσπέραν, καὶ τὴν ἐπιοῦσαν νύκτα, ἀπὸ παντός ἐχθροῦ, ἀπὸ πάσης ἀντικειμένης ἐνεργείας διαβολικῆς, καὶ διαλογισμῶν ματαίων, καὶ ἐνθυμήσεων πονηρῶν.

Εἴη τὸ κράτος τῆς βασιλείας σου εὐλογημένον καὶ δεδοξασμένον, τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: μήν.

 

Μετὰ δὲ τὴν ἐκφώνησιν, ψάλλομεν τῆς ὀκτωήχου τὸ Στιχηρὸν Ἀναστάσιμον τῶν Ἀποστίχων.

Ἦχος β'

Ἀνάστασίς σου Χριστὲ Σωτὴρ ἅπασαν ἐφώτισε τὴν οἰκουμένην, καὶ ἀνεκαλέσω τὸ ἴδιον πλάσμα, Παντοδύναμε Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

Εἶτα, τὰ Στιχηρὰ τοῦ Πάσχα μετὰ τῶν στίχων αὐτῶν.

Ἦχος πλ. α'

Στίχ. ναστήτω ὁ Θεός, καὶ διασκορπισθήτωσαν οἱ ἐχθροὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ φυγέτωσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ οἱ μισοῦντες αὐτόν.

Πάσχα ἱερὸν ἡμῖν σήμερον ἀναδέδεικται, Πάσχα καινόν, Ἅγιον, Πάσχα μυστικόν, Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον, Πάσχα Χριστὸς ὁ λυτρωτής, Πάσχα ἄμωμον, Πάσχα μέγα, Πάσχα τῶν πιστῶν, Πάσχα, τὸ πύλας ἡμῖν τοῦ Παραδείσου ἀνοῖξαν, Πάσχα, πάντας ἁγιάζον πιστούς.

Στίχ. ς ἐκλείπει καπνός, ἐκλιπέτωσαν, ὡς τήκεται κηρὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου πυρός.

Δεῦτε ἀπὸ θέας Γυναῖκες εὐαγγελίστριαι, καὶ τῇ Σιὼν εἴπατε· Δέχου παρ΄ ἡμῶν χαρᾶς εὐαγγέλια, τῆς Ἀναστάσεως Χριστοῦ, τέρπου, χόρευε, καὶ ἀγάλλου Ἱερουσαλήμ, τὸν Βασιλέα Χριστόν, θεασαμένη ἐκ τοῦ μνήματος, ὡς νυμφίον προερχόμενον.

Στίχ. Οὕτως ἀπολοῦνται οἱ ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ οἱ δίκαιοι εὐφρανθήτωσαν.

Αἱ Μυροφόροι γυναῖκες, ὄρθρου βαθέος, ἐπιστᾶσαι πρὸς τὸ μνῆμα τοῦ Ζωοδότου, εὗρον Ἄγγελον, ἐπὶ τὸν λίθον καθήμενον, καὶ αὐτὸς προσφθεγξάμενος, αὐταῖς οὕτως ἔλεγε· Τί ζητεῖτε τὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τῶν νεκρῶν; τί θρηνεῖτε τὸν ἄφθαρτον ὡς ἐν φθορᾷ; ἀπελθοῦσαι κηρύξατε, τοῖς αὐτοῦ Μαθηταῖς.

Στίχ. Αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος, ἀγαλλιασώμεθα, καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ.

Πάσχα τὸ τερπνόν, Πάσχα Κυρίου, Πάσχα, Πάσχα πανσεβάσμιον ἡμῖν ἀνέτειλε, Πάσχα, ἐν χαρᾷ ἀλλήλους περιπτυξώμεθα, ὦ Πάσχα λύτρον λύπης· καὶ γὰρ ἐκ τάφου σήμερον ὥσπερ ἐκ παστοῦ, ἐκλάμψας Χριστός, τὰ Γύναια χαρᾶς ἔπλησε λέγων· Κηρύξατε Ἀποστόλοις.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

ναστάσεως ἡμέρα, καὶ λαμπρυνθῶμεν τῇ πανηγύρει, καὶ ἀλλήλους περιπτυξώμεθα. Εἴπωμεν ἀδελφοί, καὶ τοῖς μισοῦσιν ἡμᾶς· Συγχωρήσωμεν πάντα τῇ Ἀναστάσει, καὶ οὕτω βοήσωμεν·

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος. (γ')

Ἀπόλυσις: Γίνεται διαλογική Ὡς ἀκολούθως:

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Του Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν

ὁ Ἱερεὺς κρατῶν τὸ τρίκηρον ἀνημμένον καί  τὸ Σταυρό λέγει:

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Εὐλογία Κυρίου καὶ ἔλεος Αὐτοῦ ἔλθοι ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, τῇ αὐτοῦ θεία χάριτι καὶ φιλανθρωπία πάντοτε, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν  αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: μήν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Δόξα σοι Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, ἡ ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Δόξα Πατρί καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, καὶ νν καὶ ἀεί καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰώνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον(γ΄) Πάτερ Ἅγιε εὐλόγησον.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

ἀναστὰς ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος, Χριστός ὁ ἀληθινός Θεός ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτού Μητρός, δυνάμει το τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιο Σταυρο, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις το τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστο Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων, ἐνδόξων καὶ  πανευφήμων Ἀποστόλων, τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ  καλλινίκων Μαρτύρων, τῶν ὁσίων καὶ  θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν, (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ) τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων θεοπατόρων Ἰωακείμ καὶ  Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ  σώσαι μᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθός καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! (τρίς)

Ο ΛΑΟΣ:  ληθῶς  ἀνέστη! (τρίς)   

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Δόξα τῇ Ἁγίᾳ Αὐτοῦ τριημέρῳ ἐγέρσει.

Ο ΛΑΟΣ:  Προσκυνοῦμεν Αὐτοῦ τήν τριήμερον ἔγερσιν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.

Ο ΛΑΟΣ:  ληθῶς  ἀνέστη ὁ  Κύριος.

  

 

    

 

The Priest vested with full vestments and standing before the holy Altar, shall take up the censer and lifting it up shall make the sign of the Cross exclaiming:  

Glory be to the Holy, Consubstantial, life-giving and undivided Trinity: always, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

And straightway the Priest shall sing the Easter Hymn slowly all the while censing:

Tone 5

Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

The hymn is sung a total of 10 times on this wise:

1) Slowly by the Priest.

2) Slowly by the right Choir.

3) Slowly by the left Choir.

Then the Priest shall say aloud the following verses and after each the Choir shall sing the Easter Hymn with a faster tempo. At each verse the Priest shall move around the Altar censing as follows:

In front (west):

PRIEST

Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

To the south

PRIEST

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

Behind (east)

PRIEST

So shall the sinners perish at the presence of God, but let the righteous rejoice.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

To the north

PRIEST

This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

At the Prothesis

PRIEST

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

Again in front of the Altar

PRIEST

Now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

CHOIR:  Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

PRIEST (Slowly) Beginning from the Altar the Priest will then come out by the Royal Doors and cense the Iconostasis and the people in the usual way.

Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death,

CHOIR:  And to them in the graves hath he given life.

DEACON

In peace let us pray unto the Lord.

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. And after each petition

For the peace from on high, and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray unto the Lord.

For the peace and union of the whole world, and for the good estate of the holy churches of God, let us pray unto the Lord.

For this holy temple and for them that enter therein with faith, reverence and fear of God, let us pray unto the Lord.

For our Archbishop [Name], for the honourable order of priesthood, and for the diaconate which is in Christ, for all the clergy and the people, let us pray unto the Lord.

For this city [village, monastery]; for every city and land, and for them that dwell therein with faith, let us pray unto the Lord.

For fair seasons and the abundance of the fruits of the earth, let us pray unto the Lord.

For them that travel by land, by water, by air; for the sick and the suffering, for those in captivity, And for their salvation, let us pray unto the Lord.

That He may deliver us from all tribulation, wrath, danger and necessity, let us pray unto the Lord.

Succour, save, have mercy and preserve us, O God, by Thy grace.

 

Mindful of our most holy and undefiled, most blessed and glorious Lady, Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary, and of all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

PRIEST

For unto Thee belong all glory, honour and worship, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

At the "Lord I have cried" we sing six verses and  Resurrection Stichera.

 

Tone 2

Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hear me: hear me, O Lord. Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hear me, give ear to the voice of my prayer, when I cry unto Thee, hear me, O Lord.

Let my prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Hear me, O Lord.

If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with Thee.

Resurrection Stichera. Tone 2.

Come let us worship God the Word, begotten of the Father before all ages, incarnate of the Virgin Mary. For of his own will he endured the Cross and was given over to burial, and having risen from the dead, he saved me, a man gone astray. 


For Thy name's sake have I waited for Thee, O Lord; my soul hath waited for Thy word. My soul hath hoped in the Lord.

 

Christ our Saviour erased the record of sin that was against us by nailing it to the Cross, and abolished the power of death. We worship his resurrection on the third day.

 

From the morning watch until night, from the morning watch, let Israel hope in the Lord.

 

With the Archangels, let us hymn the resurrection of Christ, for he is the Deliverer and Saviour of our souls, and he will come again in dread glory and powerful might to judge the world which he fashioned.

For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

 

 

Thou who wast crucified and buried, the angel proclaimed as Master, and said to the women: Come and see the place where the Lord lay, for as the Almighty he is risen as he said. Therefore we worship thee who alone art immortal. O Christ, the giver of life, have mercy upon us.  

O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

With thy Cross thou hast abolished the curse of the tree; with thy burial thou hast put to death the power of death; with thy resurrection thou hast enlightened mankind: Therefore we cry unto thee, O Christ our God and benefactor, glory to thee.

For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

In fear, the gates of death opened before thee, O Lord, and the gatekeepers of Hades crouched with fear when they beheld thee, for thou didst crush the gates of brass and shattered the iron bars, and didst lead us out of darkness and the shadow of death, and didst break our bonds asunder.  

Glory be to the Father…

With our mouths let us sing the hymn of our salvation; Come, let us all fall down in the house of the Lord and say: Thou who wast crucified on the tree, and hast risen from the dead, and who art in the bosom of the Father, be merciful upon our sins.  

Now and for ever…

With the coming of grace the shadow of the law has passed away, for just as the flaming bush was not consumed, so hast thou, O Virgin, given birth and hast remained a virgin; in place of the pillar of fire hast risen the Sun of righteousness, and instead of Moses is Christ the salvation of our souls. 

During the singing of the “Glory… Now and for ever…” the Priest [and Deacon] shall make the Little Entrance with the Holy Gospel.

And he [they] shall pass behind the Altar and go out by the north door. And standing in the customary place the Priest [Deacon] shall say:

Let us pray unto the Lord.

And bowing his [their] head the Priest shall say:

Evening, and morning, and at noon we praise Thee, we bless Thee, we give thanks unto Thee, and we pray unto Thee, O Master of all: let our prayer be set forth before Thee as incense; and incline not our hearts to any evil thing. But keep us from all who would lay a snare for our souls; for our eyes wait upon Thee, O Lord. In Thee, O Lord, is our trust. Confound us not, O God.

For unto Thee belong all glory, honour and worship, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

DEACON:  Bless master, the holy entrance.

And the Priest giving the benediction shall say:

Blessed is the entrance into the holiest, always, now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

DEACON: Wisdom. Stand steadfast.

CHOIR

O Gladsome light of the holy glory, of the Immortal Father, heavenly, holy, blessed, Jesus Christ. As we approach the setting of the sun, and see the evening light, we hymn Thee, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God. Meet it is at all times for Thee to be praised by righteous voices, O Son of God, the Giver of life. Wherefore the world glorifies Thee.

DEACON: The Evening Prokhimenon.

Tone 7

Who is so great a God as our God? Thou only art the God that doest wonders.

Verse:  Thou hast made known Thy strength among the people.

Who is so great a God as our God? Thou only art the God that doest wonders.

Verse:  And I said, Now I have begun: this change is of the right hand of the most High.

Who is so great a God as our God? Thou only art the God that doest wonders.

Verse:  I remembered the works of the Lord.

Who is so great a God as our God? Thou only art the God that doest wonders.

DEACON:

That we may be accounted worthy to hear the Holy Gospel, let us beseech the Lord our God.

CHOIR: Kyrie Eleison (3)

DEACON:

Wisdom. Stand steadfast. Let us hear the Holy Gospel.

PRIEST: Peace unto all.

CHOIR: And unto thy spirit.

PRIEST

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St John.

DEACON: Let us give heed.

CHOIR: Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Where there are many Priest and Deacons, the Gospel of the day is read in various languages in three parts.

PRIEST

John 20: 19-25

Greek

Οὔσης ὀψίας, τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ τῇ μιᾷ τῶν Σαββάτων, καὶ τῶν θυρῶν κεκλεισμένων ὅπου ἦσαν οἱ Μαθηταὶ συνηγμένοι διὰ τὸν φόβον τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων, ἦλθεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ἔστη εἰς τὸ μέσον, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἔδειξεν αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ. Ἐχάρησαν οὖν οἱ μαθηταὶ ἰδόντες τὸν Κύριον.

English

The same day at evening, being the first day of  the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

Latin

Cum ergo sero esset die illo, uno Sabbatorum, et fores esent clausae, ubi erant discipuli congregati, propter metum Judaeorum, venit Jesus, et stetit in medio, et dixit eis, pax vobis. Et cum haec dixisset, ostendit eis ejus manus et latus, Gavisi sunt ergo discipuli, viso Domino.
Greek

Εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς πάλιν· Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν. καθὼς ἀπέσταλκέ με ὁ Πατήρ, κἀγὼ πέμπω ὑμᾶς. Καὶ τοῦτο εἰπὼν ἐνεφύσησε καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Λάβετε Πνεῦμα ῞Αγιον. Ἄν τινων ἀφῆτε τὰς ἁμαρτίας, ἀφίενται αὐτοῖς, ἄν τινων κρατῆτε, κεκράτηνται.

English

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Latin

Dixit ergo eis iterum; pax vobis; sicut misit me Pater, et ego mitto vos; haec eum dixisset, insufflavit, et dixit eis; accipte Spiritum sanctum; quorum remiseritis peccata, remittuntur eis, et quorum retineritis, retenta sunt.

Greek

Θωμᾶς δὲ εἷς ἐκ τῶν δώδεκα, ὁ λεγόμενος Δίδυμος, οὐκ ἦν μετ᾿ αὐτῶν ὅτε ἦλθεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς. Ἔλεγον οὖν αὐτῷ οἱ ἄλλοι Μαθηταί· Ἑωράκαμεν τὸν Κύριον. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὸν δάκτυλόν μου εἰς τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὴν χεῖρά μου εἰς τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω.

English

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Latin

Thomas autem unus ex duodecim, qui dicitur Didymus, non erat cum eis, quando venit Jesus. Dixerunt ergo ei alii discipuli, vidimus Dominum. Ille autem dixit eis; nisi videro in manibus ejus, fixuam clavorum, et mittam digitum meum in locum clavorum, et mittam manum meam in latus ejus, non credam.
CHOIR: Glory be to Thee, O Lord, glory be to Thee.


After the Gospel the Deacon shall say the following petitions:

 

Let us all say with our whole soul, and with our whole mind, let us say.

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison [3] And after each petition.

O Almighty Lord, God of our fathers, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy.

Have mercy upon us, O God, after Thy great goodness. We pray Thee, hear us and have mercy.

Again we pray for our Archbishop [Name], and for all our brethren in Christ.

Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of the servants of God, [Names] who observe this holy Feast; (and) all the pious Orthodox Christians who dwell or visit this city [town, village, monastery], the parishioners, the Church committee, those who give help and those who have dedicated gifts in this holy temple.

Again we pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy Church [monastery] and for all our departed fathers, brethren, and Orthodox Christians everywhere who have fallen asleep.

Again we pray for them that strive and bring forth the fruit of good works in this holy and venerable temple; for them that serve, and them that sing; and for all the people here present who await Thy great and bountiful mercy.

PRIEST

For Thou art a merciful God, and a lover of mankind, and to Thee we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this evening without sin. Blessed art Thou, O Lord God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy name for evermore. Amen.

O Lord, let Thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in Thee. Blessed art Thou, O Lord: teach me Thy statutes. Blessed art Thou, O Master: make me to understand Thy statutes. Blessed art Thou, O Holy One: enlighten me with Thy statutes. O Lord, Thy mercy is for ever: despise not the works of Thine hands. Unto Thee is due praise, unto Thee is due song, unto Thee is due glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

After the prayer, the Deacon continues:

Let us complete our supplication unto the Lord.

CHOIR: Kyrie Eleison

DEACON

Succour, save, have mercy and preserve us O God, by Thy grace.

CHOIR: Kyrie Eleison

 

DEACON

That this whole evening may be perfect, holy, peaceful and without sin, let us entreat the Lord.

CHOIR: Grant us O Lord. And after each petition.

DEACON

For an angel of peace, faithful guide and guardian of our souls and bodies, let us entreat the Lord.

For pardon and remission of our sins and transgression, let us entreat the Lord.

For things good and profitable to our souls, and peace for the world, let us entreat the Lord.

That we may pass the remainder of our lives in peace and repentance, let us entreat the Lord.

For a Christian ending to our life, painless, without shame and peaceful, and a good defence before the dread judgement seat  of Christ, let us entreat the Lord.

Mindful of our most holy and undefiled, most blessed and glorious Lady, Mother of God and ever-Virgin Mary; and of all the saints; Let us commend ourselves and one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

 

PRIEST

For Thou, O God, art good and loving-kind, and we ascribe glory to Thee, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Peace unto all.

DEACON: Let us bow down our heads before the Lord.

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

 

PRIEST

O Lord our God, who bows the heavens and comest down for the salvation of mankind, look upon Thy servants and upon Thine inheritance. For unto Thee, the formidable Judge, who lovest mankind, have Thy servants bowed their heads, and submissively inclined their necks, expecting not help from men, but awaiting for Thy mercy and hoping for Thy salvation which do Thou preserve them at all times, during this present evening and in the approaching night, from every enemy, from all adverse powers of the devil, from vain thoughts and from evil imaginations.

 

Blessed and glorified is the power of Thy kingdom, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

The choir shall then sing the first hymn from the Resurrection Aposticha of Tone 2

Resurrection Aposticha. Tone 2.

Thy Resurrection, O Christ Saviour, hath enlightened the whole world, and hath called back thine own creation. O Almighty Lord, glory to thee. 

Then the Paschal verses with the Paschal hymns.

Tone 5

Verse: Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

 

Today a sacred Pascha has been revealed to us, a Pascha new and holy, a mystical Pascha, a most honourable Pascha, a Pascha that is Christ the redeemer, a blameless Pascha, a great Pascha, a Pascha of the faithful, a Pascha that has opened for us the gates of Paradise, a Pascha that sanctifies all the faithful.

 

Verse: As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire.

O come from the sight, ye women bearers of glad tidings, and say unto Sion, receive from us the good tidings of joy, of Christ's Resurrection, rejoice, dance and be glad Jerusalem, for thou hast seen Christ the King, like a bridegroom coming forth from the tomb.

Verse: So shall the sinners perish at the presence of God, but let the righteous rejoice.

When the myrrh-bearing women, at early dawn came to the grave of the Life-giver,   they found an Angel sitting upon the stone, and he addressing them did say: Why do ye seek the living among the dead? Why do ye mourn the incorruptible amidst corruption? Go, proclaim it to his Disciples.

 

Verse: This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

A joyful Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord, the most honourable Pascha has risen upon us, the Pascha in which we embrace one another in joy, Oh Pascha deliverer from sorrow, for Christ today hath shone forth from the tomb as from a bridal chamber and filled the women with joy saying: Proclaim it to the Apostles.

Glory… Now and for ever…

Today is the day of Resurrection, let us be radiant for the festival, and let us embrace one another. Let us say brethren, even to those that hate us: Let us forgive all things on the Resurrection, and thus let us cry aloud:

Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life. (3)

Dismissal:  With the dialogue as follows:

DEACON

Let us pray unto the Lord.

The Priest holding the three lighted candles and the Cross shall say:

PRIEST

May the blessing and mercy of the Lord come upon you, by His divine grace and loving-kindness, always, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Glory be to Thee, O our God, glory be to Thee.

CHOIR

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

Kyrie eleison [3], Holy father give the blessing.

PRIEST

May He who is risen from the dead and by death hath overcome death and to them in the graves hath He given life, Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Mother; by the power of the precious and life-giving Cross; by the protection of the heavenly bodiless hosts; through the supplications of the glorious Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist; of the holy and all-glorious Apostles; of the holy, glorious and triumphant Martyrs; of our holy God-bearing Fathers; of [Name of the saint to whom the Church is dedicated]; of the holy and righteous progenitors of God, Joachim and Anna; and of all the saints, have mercy upon us, and save our souls: For He is good and loving-kind.

PRIEST: Christ is risen. (3)

PEOPLE: He is risen indeed. (3)

PRIEST: Glory be to his holy Resurrection on the third day.

PEOPLE: We worship his Resurrection on the third day.

PRIEST

Christ is risen from the dead, by death he hath overcome death, and to them in the graves hath he given life.

PEOPLE: Truly the Lord is risen.