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ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Εὐλογητὸς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

 

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Δόξα σοὶ ὁ Θεός, δόξα σοί.

Βασιλεῦ Οὐράνιε, Παράκλητε, τὸ Πνεῦμα της Ἀληθείας, ὁ Πανταχοῦ Παρὼν καὶ τὰ Πάντα Πληρῶν, ὁ Θησαυρός των Ἀγαθῶν καὶ Ζωῆς Χορτηγός, ἐλθὲ καὶ σκήνωσον ἐν ἡμῖν καὶ καθάρισον ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης κηλῖδος καὶ σῶσον, Ἀγαθὲ τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ:

μήν. Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (ἐκ γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.  Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταὶς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου. 

Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοίς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου, ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὦς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τόν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον, καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὦς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἄφίεμεν τοὶς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν, καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκης ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥύσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι σοῦ ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα του Πατρὸς καί τοῦ Υἱοῦ καί τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας των αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. (ιβ΄)

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Δεῦτε, προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν τῷ βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

Δεῦτε, προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν Χριστῷ, τῷ βασιλεῖ ἡμῶν Θεῷ.

Δεῦτε, προσκυνήσωμεν καὶ προσπέσωμεν αὐτῷ Χριστῷ, τῷ βασιλεῖ καὶ Θεῷ ἡμῶν. 

Καὶ ἀναγινώσκεται ἡ Βασιλική ἀκολουθία «Ἐπακούσαι σου» ἀργώς (ἐμμελής ἀπαγγελία), καθ᾿ ἥν ὁ Ἱερεύς θυμιᾷ τόν ναόν διά κατζίου.

 ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 19

πακούσαι σου Κύριος ἐν ἡμέρᾳ θλίψεως, ὑπερασπίσαι σου τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Θεοῦ Ἰακώβ. Ἐξαποστείλαι σοι βοήθειαν ἐξ ἁγίου καὶ ἐκ Σιὼν ἀντιλάβοιτό σου. Μνησθείη πάσης θυσίας σου καὶ τὸ ὁλοκαύτωμά σου πιανάτω. Δῴη σοι Κύριος κατὰ τὴν καρδίαν σου καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν βουλήν σου πληρώσαι. Ἀγαλλιασόμεθα ἐν τῷ σωτηρίῳ σου καὶ ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν μεγαλυνθησόμεθα. πληρώσαι Κύριος πάντα τὰ αἰτήματά σου. Νῦν ἔγνων ὅτι ἔσωσε Κύριος τὸν χριστὸν αὐτοῦ· ἐπακούσεται αὐτοῦ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ ἁγίου αὐτοῦ· ἐν δυναστείαις ἡ σωτηρία τῆς δεξιᾶς αὐτοῦ. Οὗτοι ἐν ἅρμασι καὶ οὗτοι ἐν ἵπποις, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου Θεοῦ ἡμῶν μεγαλυνθησόμεθα. Αὐτοὶ συνεποδίσθησαν καὶ ἔπεσαν, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἀνέστημεν καὶ ἀνωρθώθημεν. Κύριε, σῶσον τὸν βασιλέα, καὶ ἐπάκουσον ἡμῶν, ἐν ᾗ ἂν ἡμέρᾳ ἐπικαλεσώμεθά σε.

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 20

Κύριε, ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου εὐφρανθήσεται ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ ἐπὶ τῷ σωτηρίῳ σου ἀγαλλιάσεται σφόδρα. Τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν τῆς καρδίας αὐτοῦ ἔδωκας αὐτῷ καὶ τὴν θέλησιν τῶν χειλέων αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐστέρησας αὐτόν. (διάψαλμα). Ὅτι προέφθασας αὐτὸν ἐν εὐλογίαις χρηστότητος, ἔθηκας ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ στέφανον ἐκ λίθου τιμίου. Ζωὴν ᾐτήσατό σε, καὶ ἔδωκας αὐτῷ, μακρότητα ἡμερῶν εἰς αἰῶνα αἰῶνος. Μεγάλη ἡ δόξα αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ σωτηρίῳ σου, δόξαν καὶ μεγαλοπρέπειαν ἐπιθήσεις ἐπ᾿ αὐτόν· ὅτι δώσεις αὐτῷ εὐλογίαν εἰς αἰῶνα αἰῶνος, εὐφρανεῖς αὐτὸν ἐν χαρᾷ μετὰ τοῦ προσώπου σου. Ὅτι ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐλπίζει ἐπὶ Κύριον καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐλέει τοῦ Ὑψίστου οὐ μὴ σαλευθῇ. Εὑρεθείη ἡ χείρ σου πᾶσι τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σου, ἡ δεξιά σου εὕροι πάντας τοὺς μισοῦντάς σε. Θήσεις αὐτοὺς εἰς κλίβανον πυρὸς εἰς καιρὸν τοῦ προσώπου σου· Κύριος ἐν ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ συνταράξει αὐτούς, καὶ καταφάγεται αὐτοὺς πῦρ. Τὸν καρπὸν αὐτῶν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἀπολεῖς καὶ τὸ σπέρμα αὐτῶν ἀπὸ υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὅτι ἔκλιναν εἰς σὲ κακά, διελογίσαντο βουλάς, αἷς οὐ μὴ δύνωνται στῆναι. Ὅτι θήσεις αὐτοὺς νῶτον· ἐν τοῖς περιλοίποις σου ἑτοιμάσεις τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν. Ὑψώθητι, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου· ᾄσομεν καὶ ψαλοῦμεν τὰς δυναστείας σου.

μήν. Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (ἐκ γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.  Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταὶς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου. 

Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοίς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου, ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὦς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τόν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον, καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὦς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἄφίεμεν τοὶς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν, καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκης ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥύσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι σοῦ ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα του Πατρὸς καί τοῦ Υἱοῦ καί τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας των αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

Τροπάρια

Σῶσον, Κύριε, τὸν λαόν σου, καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι, κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος, καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων, διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

Δόξα...

ὑψωθεὶς ἐν τῷ Σταυρῷ ἑκουσίως, τῇ ἐπωνύμῳ σου καινῇ πολιτείᾳ, τοὺς οἰκτιρμούς σου δώρησαι, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, εὔφρανον ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου, τοὺς πιστοὺς βασιλεῖς ἡμῶν, νίκας χορηγῶν αὐτοῖς, κατὰ τῶν πολεμίων, τὴν συμμαχίαν ἔχοιεν τὴν σήν, ὅπλον εἰρήνης, ἀήττητον τρόπαιον.

Καὶ νῦν  ... Θεοτοκίον

Προστασία φοβερὰ καὶ ἀκαταίσχυντε, μὴ παρίδῃς, ἀγαθή, τὰς ἱκεσίας ἡμῶν, πανύμνητε Θεοτόκε, στήριξον ὀρθοδόξων πολιτείαν, σῷζε οὓς ἐκέλευσας βασιλεύειν, καὶ χορήγει αὐτοῖς οὐρανόθεν τὴν νίκην· διότι ἔτεκες τὸν Θεόν, μόνη εὐλογημένη.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

 λέησον ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεὸς κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἐλεός σου, δεόμεθά σου, ἐπάκουσον καὶ ἐλέησον.  

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ').

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐσεβῶν καὶ ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν.

τι δεόμεθα ὑπὲρ τοῦ πατρός καὶ Ἀρχιεπισκόπου ἡμῶν,, καὶ πάσης τῆς  ἐν Χριστῷ ἡμῶν ἀδελφότητος.

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:  Ἀμήν. ν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, εὐλόγησον, Πάτερ.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Δόξα τῇ ἁγίᾳ καὶ ὁμοουσίῳ, καὶ ζωοποιῷ καὶ ἀδιαιρέτῳ Τριάδι, πάντοτε, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ:  μήν.

Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη, ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία (ἐκ γ').

Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου ίς).

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 3.

Κύριε, τί ἐπληθύνθησαν οἱ θλίβοντές με; πολλοὶ ἐπανίστανται ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ· πολλοὶ λέγουσι τῇ ψυχῇ μου· οὐκ ἔστι σωτηρία αὐτῷ ἐν τῷ Θεῷ αὐτοῦ. Σὺ δέ, Κύριε, ἀντιλήπτωρ μου εἶ, δόξα μου καὶ ὑψῶν τὴν κεφαλήν μου. Φωνῇ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐκέκραξα, καὶ ἐπήκουσέ μου ἐξ ὄρους ἁγίου αὐτοῦ. Ἐγὼ ἐκοιμήθην καὶ ὕπνωσα· ἐξηγέρθην, ὅτι Κύριος ἀντιλήψεταί μου. Οὐ φοβηθήσομαι ἀπὸ μυριάδων λαοῦ τῶν κύκλῳ συνεπιτιθεμένων μοι. Ἀνάστα, Κύριε, σῶσόν με, ὁ Θεός μου, ὅτι σὺ ἐπάταξας πάντας τοὺς ἐχθραίνοντάς μοι ματαίως, ὀδόντας ἁμαρτωλῶν συνέτριψας. Τοῦ Κυρίου ἡ σωτηρία, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν λαόν σου ἡ εὐλογία σου.

γὼ ἐκοιμήθην καὶ ὕπνωσα· ἐξηγέρθην, ὅτι Κύριος ἀντιλήψεταί μου.

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 37.

Κύριε, μὴ τῷ θυμῷ σου ἐλέγξῃς με, μηδὲ τῇ ὀργῇ σου παιδεύσῃς με. Ὅτι τὰ βέλη σου ἐνεπάγησάν μοι, καὶ ἐπεστήριξας ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ τὴν χεῖρά σου· οὐκ ἔστιν ἴασις ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς ὀργῆς σου, οὐκ ἔστιν εἰρήνη ἐν τοῖς ὀστέοις μου ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου. Ὅτι αἱ ἀνομίαι μου ὑπερῇραν τὴν κεφαλήν μου, ὡσεὶ φορτίον βαρὺ ἐβαρύνθησαν ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ. Προσώζεσαν καὶ ἐσάπησαν οἱ μώλωπές μου ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς ἀφροσύνης μου· ἐταλαιπώρησα καὶ κατεκάμφθην ἕως τέλους, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν σκυθρωπάζων ἐπορευόμην. Ὅτι αἱ ψόαι μου ἐπλήσθησαν ἐμπαιγμάτων, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἴασις ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου· ἐκακώθην καὶ ἐταπεινώθην ἕως σφόδρα, ὠρυόμην ἀπὸ στεναγμοῦ τῆς καρδίας μου. Κύριε, ἐναντίον σου πᾶσα ἡ ἐπιθυμία μου, καὶ ὁ στεναγμός μου ἀπὸ σοῦ οὐκ ἀπεκρύβη. Ἡ καρδία μου ἐταράχθη, ἐγκατέλιπέ με ἡ ἰσχύς μου, καὶ τὸ φῶς τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν μου, καὶ αὐτὸ οὐκ ἔστι μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ. Οἱ φίλοι μου καὶ οἱ πλησίον μου ἐξ ἐναντίας μου ἤγγισαν καὶ ἔστησαν, καὶ οἱ ἔγγιστά μου ἀπὸ μακρόθεν ἔστησαν· καὶ ἐξεβιάζοντο οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ οἱ ζητοῦντες τὰ κακά μοι ἐλάλησαν ματαιότητας, καὶ δολιότητας ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν ἐμελέτησαν. Ἐγὼ δὲ ὡσεὶ κωφὸς οὐκ ἤκουον καὶ ὡσεὶ ἄλαλος οὐκ ἀνοίγων τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐγενόμην ὡσεὶ ἄνθρωπος οὐκ ἀκούων καὶ οὐκ ἔχων ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτοῦ ἐλεγμούς. Ὅτι ἐπὶ σοί, Κύριε, ἤλπισα· σὺ εἰκακούσῃ, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι εἶπα· μήποτε ἐπιχαρῶσί μοι οἱ ἐχθροί μου· καὶ ἐν τῷ σαλευθῆναι πόδας μου ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐμεγαλοῤῥημόνησαν. Ὅτι ἐγὼ εἰς μάστιγας ἕτοιμος, καὶ ἡ ἀλγηδών μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ ἀναγγελῶ καὶ μεριμνήσω ὑπὲρ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου. Οἱ δὲ ἐχθροί μου ζῶσι καὶ κεκραταίωνται ὑπὲρ ἐμέ, καὶ ἐπληθύνθησαν οἱ μισοῦντές με ἀδίκως· οἱ ἀνταποδιδόντες μοι κακὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν ἐνδιέβαλλόν με, ἐπεὶ κατεδίωκον ἀγαθωσύνην. Μὴ ἐγκαταλίπῃς με, Κύριε· ὁ Θεός μου, μὴ ἀποστῇς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ· πρόσχες εἰς τὴν βοήθειάν μου, Κύριε τῆς σωτηρίας μου.

Μὴ ἐγκαταλίπῃς με, Κύριε· ὁ Θεός μου, μὴ ἀποστῇς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ·

Πρόσχες εἰς τὴν βοήθειάν μου, Κύριε τῆς σωτηρίας μου. 

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 62.

Θεός, ὁ Θεός μου, πρὸς σὲ ὀρθρίζω· ἐδίψησέ σε ἡ ψυχή μου, ποσαπλῶς σοι ἡ σάρξ μου ἐν γῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ ἀβάτῳ καὶ ἀνύδρῳ. Οὕτως ἐν τῷ ἁγίῳ ὤφθην σοι τοῦ ἰδεῖν τὴν δύναμίν σου καὶ τὴν δόξαν σου. Ὅτι κρεῖσσον τὸ ἔλεός σου ὑπὲρ ζωάς· τὰ χείλη μου ἐπαινέσουσί σε. Οὕτως εὐλογήσω σε ἐν τῇ ζωῇ μου καὶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου ἀρῶ τὰς χεῖράς μου. Ὡς ἐκ στέατος καὶ πιότητος ἐμπλησθείη ἡ ψυχή μου, καὶ χείλη ἀγαλλιάσεως αἰνέσει τὸ στόμα μου. Εἰ ἐμνημόνευόν σου ἐπὶ τῆς στρωμνῆς μου, ἐν τοῖς ὄρθροις ἐμελέτων εἰς σέ· ὅτι ἐγενήθης βοηθός μου, καὶ ἐν τῇ σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων σου ἀγαλλιάσομαι. Ἐκολλήθη ἡ ψυχή μου ὀπίσω σου, ἐμοῦ δὲ ἀντελάβετο ἡ δεξιά σου. Αὐτοὶ δὲ εἰς μάτην ἐζήτησαν τὴν ψυχήν μου, εἰσελεύσονται εἰς τὰ κατώτατα τῆς γῆς· παραδοθήσονται εἰς χεῖρας ῥομφαίας, μερίδες ἀλωπέκων ἔσονται. Ὁ δὲ βασιλεὺς εὐφρανθήσεται ἐπὶ τῷ Θεῷ, ἐπαινεθήσεται πᾶς ὁ ὀμνύων ἐν αὐτῷ, ὅτι ἐνεφράγη στόμα λαλούντων ἄδικα.

ν τοῖς ὄρθροις ἐμελέτων εἰς σέ· ὅτι ἐγενήθης βοηθός μου, καὶ ἐν τῇ σκέπῃ τῶν πτερύγων σου ἀγαλλιάσομαι.

κολλήθη ἡ ψυχή μου ὀπίσω σου, ἐμοῦ δὲ ἀντελάβετο ἡ δεξιά σου.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν... λληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς (ἐκ γ').

Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Κύριε, ἐλέησον. Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 87.

Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου, ἡμέρας ἐκέκραξα καὶ ἐν νυκτὶ ἐναντίον σου· εἰσελθέτω ἐνώπιόν σου ἡ προσευχή μου, κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου εἰς τὴν δέησίν μου. Ὅτι ἐπλήσθη κακῶν ἡ ψυχή μου, καὶ ἡ ζωή μου τῷ ᾅδῃ ἤγγισε· προσελογίσθην μετὰ τῶν καταβαινόντων εἰς λάκκον, ἐγενήθην ὡσεὶ ἄνθρωπος ἀβοήθητος ἐν νεκροῖς ἐλεύθερος, ὡσεὶ τραυματίαι καθεύδοντες ἐν τάφῳ, ὧν οὐκ ἐμνήσθης ἔτι καὶ αὐτοὶ ἐκ τῆς χειρός σου ἀπώσθησαν. Ἔθεντό με ἐν λάκκῳ κατωτάτῳ, ἐν σκοτεινοῖς καὶ ἐν σκιᾷ θανάτου. Ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ ἐπεστηρίχθη ὁ θυμός σου, καὶ πάντας τοὺς μετεωρισμούς σου ἐπήγαγες ἐπ᾿ ἐμέ. Ἐμάκρυνας τοὺς γνωστούς μου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ἔθεντό με βδέλυγμα ἑαυτοῖς, παρεδόθην καὶ οὐκ ἐξεπορευόμην. Οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἠσθένησαν ἀπὸ πτωχείας· ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, διεπέτασα πρὸς σὲ τὰς χεῖράς μου· μὴ τοῖς νεκροῖς ποιήσεις θαυμάσια; ἢ ἰατροὶ ἀναστήσουσι, καὶ ἐξομολογήσονταί σοι; Μὴ διηγήσεταί τις ἐν τῷ τάφῳ τὸ ἔλεός σου καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου ἐν τῇ ἀπωλείᾳ; Μὴ γνωσθήσεται ἐν τῷ σκότει τὰ θαυμάσιά σου καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη σου ἐν γῇ ἐπιλελησμένῃ; Κἀγὼ πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, ἐκέκραξα, καὶ τὸ πρωΐ ἡ προσευχή μου προφθάσει σε. Ἱνατί, Κύριε, ἀπωθῇ τὴν ψυχήν μου, ἀποστρέφεις τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ; Πτωχός εἰμι ἐγὼ καὶ ἐν κόποις ἐκ νεότητός μου, ὑψωθεὶς δὲ ἐταπεινώθην καὶ ἐξηπορήθην. Ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ διῆλθον αἱ ὀργαί σου, οἱ φοβερισμοί σου ἐξετάραξάν με, Ἐκύκλωσάν με ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, περιέσχον με ἅμα. Ἐμάκρυνας ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ φίλον καὶ πλησίον καὶ τοὺς γνωστούς μου ἀπὸ ταλαιπωρίας.

Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου, ἡμέρας ἐκέκραξα καὶ ἐν νυκτὶ ἐναντίον σου.

Εἰσελθέτω ἐνώπιόν σου ἡ προσευχή μου, κλῖνον τὸ οὖς σου εἰς τὴν δέησίν μου. 

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 102.

Εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον καί, πάντα τὰ ἐντός μου, τὸ ὄνομα τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ· εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον καὶ μὴ ἐπιλανθάνου πάσας τὰς ἀνταποδόσεις αὐτοῦ· τὸν εὐιλατεύοντα πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας σου, τὸν ἰώμενον πάσας τὰς νόσους σου· τὸν λυτρούμενον ἐκ φθορᾶς τὴν ζωήν σου, τὸν στεφανοῦντά σε ἐν ἐλέει καὶ οἰκτιρμοῖς· τὸν ἐμπιπλῶντα ἐν ἀγαθοῖς τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν σου, ἀνακαινισθήσεται ὡς ἀετοῦ ἡ νεότης σου. Ποιῶν ἐλεημοσύνας ὁ Κύριος καὶ κρῖμα πᾶσι τοῖς ἀδικουμένοις. Ἐγνώρισε τὰς ὁδοὺς αὐτοῦ τῷ Μωυσῇ, τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραὴλ τὰ θελήματα αὐτοῦ. Οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἐλεήμων ὁ Κύριος, μακρόθυμος καὶ πολυέλεος· οὐκ εἰς τέλος ὀργισθήσεται, οὐδὲ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα μηνιεῖ· οὐ κατὰ τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν ἐποίησεν ἡμῖν, οὐδὲ κατὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν ἀνταπέδωκεν ἡμῖν, ὅτι κατὰ τὸ ὕψος τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἐκραταίωσε Κύριος τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν· καθόσον ἀπέχουσιν ἀνατολαὶ ἀπὸ δυσμῶν, ἐμάκρυνεν ἀφ᾿ ἡμῶν τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν. Καθὼς οἰκτείρει πατὴρ υἱούς, ᾠκτείρησε Κύριος τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν, ὅτι αὐτὸς ἔγνω τὸ πλάσμα ἡμῶν, ἐμνήσθη ὅτι χοῦς ἐσμεν. Ἄνθρωπος, ὡσεὶ χόρτος αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτοῦ· ὡσεὶ ἄνθος τοῦ ἀγροῦ, οὕτως ἐξανθήσει· ὅτι πνεῦμα διῆλθεν ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ οὐχ ὑπάρξει καὶ οὐκ ἐπιγνώσεται ἔτι τὸν τόπον αὐτοῦ. Τὸ δὲ ἔλεος τοῦ Κυρίου ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐπὶ τοὺς φοβουμένους αὐτόν, καὶ ἡ δικαιοσύνη αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ υἱοῖς υἱῶν τοῖς φυλάσσουσι τὴν διαθήκην αὐτοῦ καὶ μεμνημένοις τῶν ἐντολῶν αὐτοῦ τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτάς. Κύριος ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ἡτοίμασε τὸν θρόνον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ πάντων δεσπόζει. Εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντες οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ, δυνατοὶ ἰσχύϊ ποιοῦντες τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀκοῦσαι τῆς φωνῆς τῶν λόγων αὐτοῦ. Εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πᾶσαι αἱ δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ, λειτουργοὶ αὐτοῦ ποιοῦντες τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ· εὐλογεῖτε τὸν Κύριον, πάντα τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ, ἐν παντὶ τόπῳ τῆς δεσποτείας αὐτοῦ· εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

ν παντὶ τόπῳ τῆς δεσποτείας αὐτοῦ· εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

 

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ 142.

Κύριε, εἰσάκουσον τῆς προσευχῆς μου, ἐνώτισαι τὴν δέησίν μου ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ σου, εἰσάκουσόν μου ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου· καὶ μὴ εἰσέλθῃς εἰς κρίσιν μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου, ὅτι οὐ δικαιωθήσεται ἐνώπιόν σου πᾶς ζῶν. Ὅτι κατεδίωξεν ὁ ἐχθρὸς τὴν ψυχήν μου, ἐταπείνωσεν εἰς γῆν τὴν ζωήν μου, ἐκάθισέ με ἐν σκοτεινοῖς ὡς νεκροὺς αἰῶνος· καὶ ἠκηδίασεν ἐπ᾿ ἐμὲ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐταράχθη ἡ καρδία μου. Ἐμνήσθην ἡμερῶν ἀρχαίων, ἐμελέτησα ἐν πᾶσι τοῖς ἔργοις σου, ἐν ποιήμασι τῶν χειρῶν σου ἐμελέτων. Διεπέτασα πρὸς σὲ τὰς χεῖράς μου, ἡ ψυχή μου ὡς γῆ ἄνυδρός σοι. Ταχὺ εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε, ἐξέλιπε τὸ πνεῦμά μου· μὴ ἀποστρέψῃς τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ ὁμοιωθήσομαι τοῖς καταβαίνουσιν εἰς λάκκον. Ἀκουστὸν ποίησόν μοι τὸ πρωΐ τὸ ἔλεός σου, ὅτι ἐπὶ σοὶ ἤλπισα· γνώρισόν μοι, Κύριε, ὁδόν, ἐν ᾗ πορεύσομαι, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ ἦρα τὴν ψυχήν μου· ἐξελοῦ με ἐκ τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου, Κύριε, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον. Δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου· τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἀγαθὸν ὁδηγήσει με ἐν γῇ εὐθείᾳ. Ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, Κύριε, ζήσεις με, ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου ἐξάξεις ἐκ θλίψεως τὴν ψυχήν μου· καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐλέει σου ἐξολοθρεύσεις τοὺς ἐχθρούς μου καὶ ἀπολεῖς πάντας τοὺς θλίβοντας τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἐγὼ δοῦλός σού εἰμι.

Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ σου· καὶ μὴ εἰσέλθῃς εἰς κρίσιν μετὰ τοῦ δούλου σου. (2)

Τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἀγαθὸν ὁδηγήσει με ἐν γῇ εὐθείᾳ.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

λληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός. (γ')

ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ  

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.

Ἤχον πλ. δ'

κατ' Ἤχον. λέγοντες πρότερον ἕνα ἐκ τῶν ἐφεξῆς Στίχων.

 Στίχ. α'. κ νυκτὸς ὀρθρίζει τὸ πνεῦμά μου πρὸς σέ, ὁ Θεός, διότι φῶς τὰ προστάγματά σου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

λληλούϊα. (ἐκ γ')

Στίχ. β'. Δικαιοσύνην μάθετε, οἱ ἐνοικοῦντες ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς.

λληλούϊα. (ἐκ γ')

 Στίχ. γ'. Ζῆλος λήψεται λαὸν ἀπαίδευτον, καὶ νῦν πῦρ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἔδεται.

λληλούϊα. (ἐκ γ')

Στίχ. δ'. Πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, Κύριε, πρόσθες αὐτοῖς κακά, τοῖς ἐνδόξοις τῆς γῆς.

λληλούϊα. (ἐκ γ')

Ἦχος πλ. δ'

δοὺ ὁ Νυμφίος ἔρχεται ἐν τῷ μέσῳ τῆς νυκτός, καὶ μακάριος ὁ δοῦλος, ὃν εὑρήσει γρηγοροῦντα, ἀνάξιος δὲ πάλιν, ὃν εὑρήσει ῥαθυμοῦντα. Βλέπε οὖν ψυχή μου, μὴ τῶ ὕπνω κατενεχθής, ἵνα μῄ τῶ θανάτω παραδοθής, καὶ τῆς βασιλείας ἔξω κλεισθής, ἀλλὰ ἀνάνηψον κράζουσα. Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος, Ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεός ἡμῶν, δυνάμει τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου σῶσον ἡμᾶς.  (εκ τρίτου)

Εἰς τό τέλος τοῦ β΄ «πρεσβείαις τοῦ Ἁγίου (τοῦ Ναοῦ) σσον ἡμᾶς.»

Εἰς τό τέλος τοῦ γ΄ «διὰ τῆς Θεοτόκου ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.»

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι καὶ ἔτι, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι Σὸν τὸ κράτος, καὶ Σοῦ ἐστιν ἡ βασιλεία, καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα, τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ καὶ τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ:  μήν. .

Κάθισμα  Ἦχος γ'

Τὴν ὡραιότητα

Πόρνη προσήλθέ σοί, μύρα σὺν δάκρυσι, κατακενούσά σου ποσὶ Φιλάνθρωπε, καὶ δυσωδίας τῶν κακῶν, λυτροῦται τὴ κελεύσει σου, πνέων δὲ τὴν χάριν σου, μαθητής ὁ ἀχάριστος, ταύτην ἀποβάλλεται, καὶ βορβόρω συμφύρεται, φιλαργυρία ἀπεμπολῶν σε. Δόξα Χριστὲ τὴ εὐσπλαγχνία σου.

 

Κάθισμα  Ἦχος δ'

Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε

ούδας ὁ δόλιος, φιλαργυρίας ἐρῶν, προδούναί σε Κύριε, τὸν θησαυρὸν τῆς ζωῆς, δολίως ἐμελέτησεν. Ὅθεν καὶ παροινήσας, τρέχει πρὸς Ἰουδαίους, λέγει τοίς παρανόμοις. Τὶ μοὶ θέλετε δοῦναι, καγῶ παραδώσω ὑμῖν, εἰς τὸ σταυρῶσαι αὐτόν;

Κάθισμα  Ἦχος α'

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτὴρ

Πόρνη ἐν κλαυθμῷ, ἀνεβόα οἰκτίρμον, ἐκμάσσουσα θερμῶς, τοὺς ἀχράντους σου πόδας, θριξὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτῆς, καὶ ἐκ βάθους στενάζουσα. Μὴ ἀπώση με, μηδὲ βδελύξη Θεέ μου, ἀλλὰ δέξαι με, μετανοοῦσαν, καὶ σῶσον, ὡς μόνος φιλάνθρωπος. (δίς)

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.

Καὶ ὁ Ἱερεὺς ἀναγινώσκει τό Εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Ὄρθρου

Κεφ. 12: 17-50

Τ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ,  ἐμαρτύρει ὁ ὄχλος ὁ ὢν μετὰ τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ, ὅτε τὸν Λάζαρον ἐφώνησεν ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου, καὶ ἤγειρεν αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν. Διὰ τοῦτο καὶ ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ὁ ὄχλος, ὅτι ἤκουσαν τοῦτο αὐτὸν πεποιηκέναι τὸ σημεῖον. Οἱ οὖν Φαρισαῖοι εἶπον πρὸς ἑαυτούς· θεωρεῖτε ὅτι οὐκ ὠφελεῖτε οὐδέν; ἴδε, ὁ κόσμος ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ ἀπῆλθεν. ῏Ησαν δέ τινες ῞Ελληνες ἐκ τῶν ἀναβαινόντων, ἵνα προσκυνήσωσιν ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ. Οὗτοι οὖν προσῆλθον Φιλίππῳ τῷ ἀπὸ Βηθσαϊδὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ ἠρώτων αὐτὸν, λέγοντες· Κύριε, θέλομεν τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν ἰδεῖν. Ἔρχεται Φίλιππος, καὶ λέγει τῷ ᾿Ανδρέᾳ, καὶ πάλιν ᾿Ανδρέας καὶ Φίλιππος λέγουσι τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ. Ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἀπεκρίνατο αὐτοῖς λέγων· ἐλήλυθεν ἡ ὥρα, ἵνα δοξασθῇ ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου. Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἐὰν μὴ ὁ κόκκος τοῦ σίτου πεσὼν εἰς τὴν γῆν ἀποθάνῃ, αὐτὸς μόνος μένει· ἐὰν δὲ ἀποθάνῃ, πολὺν καρπὸν φέρει. Ὁ φιλῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ, ἀπολέσει αὐτήν, καὶ ὁ μισῶν τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ τούτῳ, εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον φυλάξει αὐτήν. Ἐὰν ἐμοὶ διακονῇ τις, ἐμοὶ ἀκολουθείτω, καὶ ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγώ, ἐκεῖ καὶ ὁ διάκονος ὁ ἐμὸς ἔσται· καὶ ἐάν τις ἐμοὶ διακονῇ, τιμήσει αὐτὸν ὁ Πατήρ. Νῦν ἡ ψυχή μου τετάρακται, καὶ τί εἴπω; Πάτερ, σῶσόν με ἐκ τῆς ὥρας ταύτης, ἀλλὰ διὰ τοῦτο ἦλθον εἰς τὴν ὥραν ταύτην. Πάτερ, δόξασόν σου τὸ ὄνομα. Ἦλθεν οὖν φωνὴ ἐκ τοῦ Οὐρανοῦ· Καὶ ἐδόξασα, καὶ πάλιν δοξάσω. Ὁ οὖν ὄχλος, ὁ ἐστὼς καὶ ἀκούσας, ἔλεγε βροντὴν γεγονέναι. Ἄλλοι ἔλεγον· Ἄγγελος αὐτῷ λελάληκεν. Ἀπεκρίθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν· Οὐ δι᾿ ἐμὲ αὕτη ἡ φωνὴ γέγονεν, ἀλλὰ δι᾿ ὑμᾶς. Νῦν κρίσις ἐστὶ τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, νῦν ὁ ἄρχων τοῦ κόσμου τούτου ἐκβληθήσεται ἔξω· κἀγὼ ἐὰν ὑψωθῶ ἐκ τῆς γῆς, πάντας ἑλκύσω πρὸς ἐμαυτόν Τοῦτο δὲ ἔλεγε, σημαίνων ποίῳ θανάτῳ ἤμελλεν ἀποθνήσκειν. Ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ὁ ὄχλος· Ἡμεῖς ἠκούσαμεν ἐκ τοῦ νόμου, ὅτι ὁ Χριστὸς μένει εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα, καὶ πῶς σὺ λέγεις, ὅτι δεῖ ὑψωθῆναι τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου; τίς ἐστιν οὗτος ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου; Εἶπεν οὖν αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Ἔτι μικρὸν χρόνον τὸ φῶς μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν ἐστι· περιπατεῖτε ἕως τὸ φῶς ἔχετε, ἵνα μὴ σκοτία ὑμᾶς καταλάβῃ· καὶ ὁ περιπατῶν ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ, οὐκ οἶδε ποῦ ὑπάγει. Ἕως τὸ φῶς ἔχετε, πιστεύετε εἰς τὸ φῶς, ἵνα υἱοὶ φωτὸς γένησθε. Ταῦτα ἐλάλησεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, καὶ ἀπελθὼν ἐκρύβη ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν. Τοσαῦτα δὲ αὐτοῦ σημεῖα πεποιηκότος ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν, οὐκ ἐπίστευον εἰς αὐτόν· ἵνα ὁ λόγος ῾Ησαΐου τοῦ προφήτου πληρωθῇ, ὃν εἶπε· «Κύριε, τίς ἐπίστευσε τῇ ἀκοῇ ἡμῶν; καὶ ὁ βραχίων Κυρίου τίνι ἀπεκαλύφθη;» Διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἠδύναντο πιστεύειν, ὅτι πάλιν εἶπεν ῾Ησαΐας· «Τετύφλωκεν αὐτῶν τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς, καὶ πεπώρωκεν αὐτῶν τὴν καρδίαν, ἵνα μὴ ἴδωσι τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς, καὶ νοήσωσι τῇ καρδίᾳ, καὶ ἐπιστραφῶσι, καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς.» Ταῦτα εἶπεν ῾Ησαΐας, ὅτε εἶδε τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐλάλησε περὶ αὐτοῦ. Ὅμως μέντοι καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἀρχόντων πολλοὶ ἐπίστευσαν εἰς αὐτόν, ἀλλὰ διὰ τοὺς Φαρισαίους οὐχ ὡμολόγουν, ἵνα μὴ ἀποσυνάγωγοι γένωνται· ἠγάπησαν γὰρ τὴν δόξαν τῶν ἀνθρώπων μᾶλλον ἤπερ τὴν δόξαν τοῦ Θεοῦ. ᾿Ιησοῦς δὲ ἔκραξε, καὶ εἶπεν· Ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ, οὐ πιστεύει εἰς ἐμέ, ἀλλ᾿ εἰς τὸν πέμψαντά με· καὶ ὁ θεωρῶν ἐμὲ, θεωρεῖ τὸν πέμψαντά με. Ἐγὼ φῶς εἰς τὸν κόσμον ἐλήλυθα, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ἐμὲ ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ μὴ μείνῃ. Καὶ ἐάν τίς μου ἀκούσῃ τῶν ρημάτων, καὶ μὴ πιστεύσῃ, ἐγὼ οὐ κρίνω αὐτόν· Οὐ γὰρ ἦλθον ἵνα κρίνω τὸν κόσμον, ἀλλ᾿ ἵνα σώσω τὸν κόσμον. Ὁ ἀθετῶν ἐμὲ καὶ μὴ λαμβάνων τὰ ῥήματά μου, ἔχει τὸν κρίνοντα αὐτόν· ὁ λόγος ὃν ἐλάλησα, ἐκεῖνος κρινεῖ αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρα· ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐξ ἐμαυτοῦ οὐκ ἐλάλησα, ἀλλ᾿ ὁ πέμψας με Πατὴρ, αὐτός μοι ἐντολὴν ἔδωκε, τί εἴπω, καὶ τί λαλήσω· καὶ οἶδα ὅτι ἡ ἐντολὴ αὐτοῦ ζωὴ αἰώνιός ἐστιν. Ἃ οὖν ἐγώ λαλῶ, καθὼς εἴρηκέ μοι ὁ Πατήρ, οὕτω λαλῶ.

 ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ  

Ν' Ψαλμός χύμα

λέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου· ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλῦνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός. Σοὶ μόνῳ ἥμαρτον καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθῇς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσῃς ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἐκίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοι. Ῥαντιεῖς με ὑσσώπῳ, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεῖς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεῖς μοι ἀγαλλίασιν καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀποῤῥίψῃς με ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου καὶ τὸ πνεῦμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλῃς ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοι τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῷ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ῥῦσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεὸς ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου· ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλῶσσά μου τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου. Κύριε, τὰ χείλη μου ἀνοίξεις, καὶ τὸ στόμα μου ἀναγγελεῖ τὴν αἴνεσίν σου. Ὅτι εἰ ἠθέλησας θυσίαν, ἔδωκα ἄν· ὁλοκαυτώματα οὐκ εὐδοκήσεις. Θυσία τῷ Θεῷ πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκίᾳ σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ· τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφορὰν καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα· τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

Ὠδὴ γ'  Ἦχος β'

Ὁ Εἱρμὸς

Τῆς Πίστεως ἐν πέτρᾳ μὲ στερεώσας, ἐπλάτυνας τὸ στόμα μου ἐπ' ἐχθρούς μου, εὐφράνθη γὰρ τὸ πνεύμά μου ἐν τῷ ψάλλειν, οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι δίκαιος, πλήν σου Κύριε.

Δόξα σοὶ ὁ Θεός, δόξα σοί.

ν κενοῖς τὸ συνέδριον τῶν ἀνόμων, καὶ γνώμη συναθροίζεται κακοτρόπω, κατάκριτον τὸν ῥύστην σὲ ἀποφῆναι Χριστέ, ὧ ψάλλομεν. Σὺ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος, πλήν σου Κύριε.

Δόξα...

Τὸ δεινὸν βουλευτήριον τῶν ἀνόμων, σκέπτεται, θεομάχου ψυχῆς ὑπάρχον, ὡς δύσχρηστον τὸν δίκαιον ἀποκτεῖναι, Χριστόν, ὧ ψάλλομεν Σὺ εἶ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος, πλήν σου Κύριε.

Καὶ νῦν...  

Καταβασία

Τῆς Πίστεως ἐν πέτρᾳ μὲ στερεώσας, ἐπλάτυνας τὸ στόμα μου ἐπ' ἐχθρούς μου, εὐφράνθη γὰρ τὸ πνεύμά μου ἐν τῷ ψάλλειν, οὐκ ἔστιν ἅγιος, ὡς ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι δίκαιος, πλήν σου Κύριε.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ:  

τι καὶ ἔτι, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ 

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῆς εἰρήνης, καὶ Σωτὴρ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, 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.

Κοντάκιον  Ἦχος δ΄ 

Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς

πὲρ τὴν Πόρνην Ἀγαθὲ ἀνομησας, δακρύων ὄμβρους οὐδαμῶς σοὶ προσήξα, ἀλλὰ σιγὴ δεόμενος προσπίπτω σοί, πόθω ἀσπαζόμενος, τοὺς ἀχράντους σου πόδας, ὅπως μοὶ τὴν ἄφεσιν, ὡς Δεσπότης παράσχης, τῶν ὀφλημάτων κράζοντι Σωτήρ. Ἐκ τοῦ βορβόρου τῶν ἔργων μου ῥύσαί με.

Ὁ Οἶκος

Ὁ μετὰ τρίτον οὐρανον

πρώην ἄσωτος Γυνή, ἐξαίφνης σώφρων ὤφθη, μισήσασα τὰ ἔργα, τῆς αἰσχρᾶς ἁμαρτίας, καὶ ἡδονὰς τοῦ σώματος, διενθυμουμένη τὴν αἰσχύνην τὴν πολλήν, καὶ κρίσιν τῆς κολάσεως, ἣν ὑποστῶσι πόρνοι καὶ ἄσωτοι, ὧν πὲρ πρῶτος πέλω, καὶ πτοοῦμαι, ἀλλ' ἐμμένω τὴ φαύλη συνηθεία ὁ ἄφρων, ἡ Πόρνη δὲ γυνή, καὶ πτοηθεῖσα, καὶ σπουδάσασα ταχύ, ἦλθε βοῶσα πρὸς τὸν Λυτρωτήν. Φιλάνθρωπε καὶ οἰκτίρμον, ἐκ τοῦ βορβόρου τῶν ἔργων μου ῥύσαί με.

Συναξάριον

Τὴ ἁγία καὶ μεγάλη Τετάρτη, τῆς ἀλειψάσης τὸν Κύριον μύρω Πόρνης γυναικός, μνείαν ποιεῖσθαι οἱ θειότατοι Πατέρες ἐθέσπισαν, ὅτι πρὸ τοῦ σωτηρίου Πάθους μικρὸν τοῦτο γέγονε.

Στίχοι

Γυνή, βαλοῦσα σώματι Χριστοῦ μύρον,

Τὴν Νικοδήμου προύλαβε σμυρναλόην.

λλ' ὁ τῶ, νοητῶ μυρω χρισθείς, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, τῶν ἐπιρρύτων παθῶν ἐλευθέρωσον, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὡς μόνος ἅγιος, καὶ φιλάνθρωπος. Ἀμήν.

Ὠδὴ η'  Ὁ Εἱρμὸς

ῆμα τυράννου, ἐπεὶ ὑπερίσχυσεν, ἑπταπλασίως κάμινος, ἐξεκαύθη ποτέ, ἐν ἢ Παῖδες οὐκ ἐφλέχθησαν, βασιλέως πατήσαντες δόγμα, ἀλλ' ἐβόων. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Δόξα σοὶ ὁ Θεός, δόξα σοί.

ποκενοῦσα, Γυνὴ μύρον ἔντιμον, δεσποτικὴ καὶ θεία, φρικτὴ κορυφή, Χριστὲ τῶν ἰχνῶν σου ἐπελάβετο, τῶν ἀχράντων, κεχραμέναις παλάμαις, καὶ ἐβόα. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Εὐλογοῦμεν Πατέρα, Υἱόν, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα τόν Κύριον.

Δάκρυσι πλύνει, τοὺς πόδας ὑπεύθυνος, ἁμαρτίαις τοῦ πλάσαντος, καὶ ἐκμάσσει θριξί, διὸ τῶν ἐν βίῳ οὐ διήμαρτε, πεπραγμένων τῆς ἀπολυτρώσεως, ἀλλ' ἐβόα. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Καὶ νῦν...

ερουργεῖται, τὸ λύτρον εὐγνώμονι, ἐκ σωτηρίων σπλάγχνων τε, καὶ δακρύων πηγῆς, ἐν ἢ διὰ τῆς ἐξαγορεύσεως, ἐκπλυθεῖσα οὐ κατησχύνετο, ἀλλ' ἐβόα. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Αἰνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν, καὶ προσκυνοῦμεν τὸν Κύριον

Καταβασία

ῆμα τυράννου, ἐπεὶ ὑπερίσχυσεν, ἑπταπλασίως κάμινος, ἐξεκαύθη ποτέ, ἐν ἢ Παῖδες οὐκ ἐφλέχθησαν, βασιλέως πατήσαντες δόγμα, ἀλλ' ἐβόων. Πάντα τὰ ἔργα Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον ὑμνεῖτε, καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε εἰς πάντας τοὺς αἰῶνας.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Τὴν Θεοτόκον καὶ Μητέρα τοῦ Φωτός, ἐν ὕμνοις τιμῶντες, μεγαλύνωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

Ὠδὴ θ'  Ὁ Εἱρμὸς

Ψυχαὶς καθαραῖς, καὶ ἀρρυπώτοις χείλεσι, δεῦτε μεγαλύνωμεν τὴν ἀκηλίδωτον, καὶ ὑπέραγνον Μητέρα τοῦ Ἐμμανουήλ, δι' αὐτῆς τῶ ἐξ αὐτῆς, προσφέροντες πρεσβείαν τεχθέντι. Φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

 γνώμων φανεῖς, καὶ πονηρὸς ζηλότυπος, δῶρον ἀξιόθεον λογοπραγεῖ, δι' οὗ ὀφειλέσιον ἐλύθη ἁμαρτημάτων, καπηλεύων ὁ δεινός, Ἰούδας τὴν φιλόθεον χάριν. Φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Δόξα...

Λέγει πορευθείς, τοὶς παρανόμοις ἄρχουσι. Τὶ μοὶ δοῦναι θέλετε καγῶ Χριστὸν ὑμῖν, τὸν ζητούμενον, τοὶς θέλουσι παραδώσω; οἰκειότητα Χριστοῦ, Ἰούδας ἀντωσάμενος χρυσοῦ. Φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Καὶ νῦν...

πηρωτικής, φιλαργυρίας ἄσπονδε! λήθης ὅθεν ἔτυχες, ὅτι ψυχῆς, ουδ' ὃς ἰσοστάσιος ὁ Κόσμος, ὡς ἐδιδάχθης, ἀπογνώσει γὰρ σαυτόν, ἑβρόχισας ἀνάψας προδότα. Φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

 

Καταβασία

Ψυχαὶς καθαραῖς, καὶ ἀρρυπώτοις χείλεσι, δεῦτε μεγαλύνωμεν τὴν ἀκηλίδωτον, καὶ ὑπέραγνον Μητέρα τοῦ Ἐμμανουήλ, δι' αὐτῆς τῶ ἐξ αὐτῆς, προσφέροντες πρεσβείαν τεχθέντι. Φεῖσαι τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεός, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ 

τι καὶ ἔτι, ἐν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ:  

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι Σὲ αἰνοῦσι πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις τῶν οὐρανῶν, καὶ Σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπουμεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ μήν.

Ἐξαποστειλάριον Αὐτόμελον

Ἦχος γ'

Τὸν νυμφώνά σου βλέπω, Σωτήρ μου κεκοσμημένον, καὶ ἔνδυμα οὐκ ἔχω, ἵνα εἰσέλθω ἐν αὐτῷ, λάμπρυνόν μου τὴν στολὴν τῆς ψυχῆς, Φωτοδότα, καὶ σώσόν με. (Ἐκ γ').

Εἰς τοὺς Αἴνους Ἦχος α'

Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον. Αἰνεῖτε τὸν Κύριον ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς Ὑψίστοις. Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῶ Θεῷ,

Αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πάντες οἱ Ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτόν, πᾶσαι αἱ Δυνάμεις αὐτοῦ, Σοὶ πρέπει ὕμνος τῶ Θεῷ.

Στιχηρὰ Ἰδιόμελα

Ἦχος α'

Στίχος α΄Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐπὶ ταῖς δυναστείαις αὐτοῦ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς μεγαλωσύνης αὐτοῦ.

Σὲ τὸν τῆς Παρθένου Υἱόν, Πόρνη ἐπιγνοῦσα Θεὸν ἔλεγεν, ἐν κλαυθμῷ δυσωποῦσα, ὡς δακρύων ἄξια πράξασα. Διάλυσον τὸ χρέος, ὡς καγῶ τοὺς πλοκάμους, ἀγάπησον φιλοῦσαν, τὴν δικαίως μισουμένην, καὶ πλησίον τελωνῶν σὲ κηρύξω, Εὐεργέτα φιλάνθρωπε.

Στίχος β΄ Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ἤχῳ, σάλπιγγος, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν ψαλτηρίῳ καὶ κιθάρα.

Τὸ πολυτίμητον μύρον, ἡ Πόρνη ἔμιξε μετὰ δακρύων, καὶ ἐξέχεεν εἰς τοὺς ἀχράντους πόδας σου, καταφιλου σά, ἐκείνην εὐθὺς ἐδικαίωσας, ἡμῖν δὲ συγχώρησιν δώρησαι, ὁ παθῶν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

Στίχος γ΄ Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν τυμπάνῳ καὶ χορῶ, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν χορδαῖς καὶ ὀργάνω.

τε ἡ ἁμαρτωλός, προσέφερε τὸ μύρον, τότε ὁ μαθητής, συνεφώνει τοὶς παρανόμοις, ἡ μὲν ἔχαιρε κενοῦσα τὸ πολύτιμον, ὁ δὲ ἔσπευδε πωλῆσαι τὸν ἀτίμητον, αὕτη τὸν Δεσπότην ἐπεγίνωσκεν, οὗτος τοῦ Δεσπότου ἐχωρίζετο, αὕτη ἠλευθεροῦτο, καὶ ὁ Ἰούδας δοῦλος ἐγεγόνει τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, δεινὸν ἡ ῥαθυμία! μεγάλη ἡ μετάνοια! ἣν μοὶ δώρησαι Σωτήρ, ὁ παθῶν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς.

 Στίχος δ΄ Αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις εὐήχοις, αἰνεῖτε αὐτὸν ἐν κυμβάλοις ἀλαλαγμοῦ. Πᾶσα πνοὴ αἰνεσάτω τὸν Κύριον.

τῆς Ἰούδα ἀθλιότητος! ἐθεώρει τὴν Πόρνην φιλοῦσαν τὰ ἴχνη, καὶ ἐσκέπτετο δόλω, τῆς προδοσίας τὸ φίλημα, ἐκείνη τοὺς πλοκάμους διέλυσε, καὶ οὗτος τῶ θυμῶ ἐδεσμεῖτο, φέρων ἀντὶ μύρου, τὴν δυσώδη κακίαν, φθόνος γὰρ οὐκ ὅιδε, προτιμᾶν τὸ συμφέρον. Ὧ τῆς Ἰούδα ἀθλιότητος! ἀφ' ἦς ῥύσαι ὁ Θεὸς τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Δόξα...

Ἦχος β'

ἁμαρτωλὸς ἕδραμε πρὸς τὸ μύρον πριάσασθαι, πολύτιμον μύρον, τοῦ μυρίσαι τὸν εὐεργέτην, καὶ τῶ μυρεψῶ ἐβόα. Δὸς μοὶ τὸ μύρον, ἵνα ἀλείψω καγῶ τὸν ἐξαλείψαντά μου πάσας τὰς ἁμαρτίας.

Καὶ νύν...

Ἦχος πλ. β'

βεβυθισμένη τὴ ἁμαρτία, εὔρέ σε λιμένα τῆς σωτηρίας, καὶ μύρον σὺν δάκρυσι κενούσά σοὶ ἐβόα. Ἴδε ὁ τῶν ἁμαρτανόντων τὴν μετάνοιαν φέρων, ἀλλὰ Δέσποτα διάσωσόν με, ἐκ τοῦ κλύδωνος τῆς ἁμαρτίας, διὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Σοὶ δόξα πρέπει, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρί, καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ, καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία. Ὑμνοῦμεν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν. Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, πάτερ παντοκράτορ, Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα. Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱός τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου. Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν. Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα· Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι. Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον, δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς. ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς. Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε. Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ 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, συνέτισόν με 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 ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ  

Πληρώσωμεν τὴν ἑωθινὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ.   

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε ἐλέησον              

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ  

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Κύριε ἐλέησον              

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 [Ὑπεραγία Θεοτόκε σῶσον ἡμᾶς], μετὰ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων μνημονεύσαντες, ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἀλλήλους καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ παραθώμεθα. 

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι Θεὸς ἐλέους, οἰκτιρμῶν, καὶ φιλανθρωπίας 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 ἡμῶν τῷ Κυρίῳ κλίνωμεν.                                  

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοί, Κύριε.  

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Κύριε, Ἅγιε, ὁ ἐν ὑψηλοῖς κατοικών και τα ταπεινά εφορών και τω παντεφόρω σου όκκατι επιβλέπων επί πάσαν την κτίσιν, σοι εκλίναμεν τον αυχένα της ψυχής και του σώματος και δεόμεθα σου, άγιε αγίων· έκτεινον την χείρα σου την αόρατον εξ αγίου κατοικητηρίου σου και ευλόγησον πάντας ημάς· και ει τι ημάρτομεν εκουσίως ή ακουσίως, ως αγαθός και φιλάνθρωπος Θεός συγχώρησον, δωρούμενος ημίν τα εγκόσμια και υπερκόσμια αγαθά σου.

Σὸν γάρ ἐστι τὸ ἐλεεῖν καὶ σῴζειν ἡμᾶς, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, 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.

Εἰς τὰ Ἀπόστιχα

Ἰδιόμελα  Ἦχος πλ. β'

Σήμερον ὁ Χριστός, παραγίνεται ἐν τῇ οἰκία τοῦ Φαρισαίου, καὶ γυνὴ ἁμαρτωλὸς προσελθοῦσα, τοὶς ποσὶν ἐκυλινδοῦτο βοῶσα. Ἴδε τὴν βεβυθισμένην τὴ ἁμαρτία, τὴν ἀπηλπισμένην διὰ τὰς πράξεις, τὴν μὴ βδελυχθεῖσαν παρὰ τῆς σῆς ἀγαθότητος, καὶ δὸς μοὶ Κύριε, τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν κακῶν, καὶ σώσόν με.

Στίχος α'. νεπλήσθημεν τὸ πρωῒ τοῦ ἐλέους σου, Κύριε, καὶ ἠγαλλιασάμεθα καὶ ηὐφράνθημεν ἐν πάσαις ταὶς ἡμέραις ἡμῶν.

πλωσεν ἡ Πόρνη, τὰς τρίχας σοὶ τῶ Δεσπότη, ἥπλωσεν Ἰούδας, τὰς χείρας τοὶς παρανόμοις, ἡ μέν, λαβεῖν τὴν ἄφεσιν, ὁ δέ, λαβεῖν ἀργύρια. Διὸ σοὶ βοῶμεν, τῶ πραθέντι καὶ ἐλευθερώσαντι ἡμᾶς, Κύριε δόξα σοί.

Στίχος β'. Εὐφρανθείημεν, ἀνθ’ ὧν ἡμερῶν ἐταπείνωσας ἡμᾶς, ἐτῶν, ὧν εἴδομεν κακά, καὶ ἴδε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους σου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ ἔργα σου, καὶ ὁδήγησον τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν.

Προσῆλθε Γυνὴ δυσώδης καὶ βεβορβορωμένη, δάκρυα προχέουσα ποσί σου Σωτήρ, τὸ Πάθος καταγγέλλουσα. Πῶς ἀτενίσω σοὶ τῶ Δεσπότη; αὐτὸς γὰρ ἐλήλυθας, σῶσαι πόρνην, ἐκ βυθοῦ θανούσάν με ἀνάστησον, ὁ τὸν Λάζαρον ἐγείρας, ἐκ τάφου τετραήμερον, δέξαι μὲ τὴν τάλαιναν, Κύριε καὶ σώσόν με.

Στίχος γ'. Καὶ ἔστω ἡ λαμπρότης Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὰ ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καὶ τὸ ἔργον τῶν χειρῶν ἡμῶν κατεύθυνον.

ἀπεγνωσμένη διὰ τὸν βίον, καὶ ἐπεγνωσμένη διὰ τὸν τρόπον, τὸ μύρον βαστάζουσα, προσήλθέ σοὶ βοῶσα. Μὴ με τὴν πόρνην ἀπορρίψης, ὁ τεχθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, μή μου τὰ δάκρυα παρίδης, ἡ χαρὰ τῶν Ἀγγέλων, ἀλλὰ δέξαι μὲ μετανοουσαν, ἣν οὐκ ἀπώσω ἁμαρτάνουσαν Κύριε, διὰ τὸ μέγα σου ἔλεος.

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Ἰδιόμελον Ἦχος πλ. δ'

Ποίημα Κασσιανὴς Μοναχῆς

Κύριε, ἡ ἐν πολλαῖς ἁμαρτίαις περιπεσοῦσα Γυνή, τὴν σὴν αἰσθομένη θεότητα, μυροφόρου ἀναλαβοῦσα τάξιν, ὀδυρομένη μύρα σοί, πρὸ τοῦ ἐνταφιασμοῦ κομίζει. Οἴμοι! λέγουσα, ὅτι νὺξ μοί, ὑπάρχει, οἶστρος ἀκολασίας, ζοφώδης τε καὶ ἀσέληνος, ἔρως τῆς ἁμαρτίας. Δέξαι μου τὰς πηγὰς τῶν δακρύων, ὁ νεφέλαις διεξάγων τῆς θαλάσσης τὸ ὕδωρ, κάμφθητί μοὶ πρὸς τοὺς στεναγμοὺς τῆς καρδίας, ὁ κλῖνας τοὺς οὐρανούς, τὴ ἀφάτω σου κενώσει, καταφιλήσω τοὺς ἀχράντους σου πόδας, ἀποσμήξω τούτους δὲ πάλιν, τοὶς τῆς κεφαλῆς μου βοστρύχοις, ὧν ἐν τῷ Παραδείσω Εὔα τὸ δειλινόν, κρότον τοὶς ὠσὶν ἠχηθεῖσα, τῶ φόβω ἐκρύβη. Ἁμαρτιῶν μου τὰ πλήθη καὶ κριμάτων σου ἀβύσσους, τὶς ἐξιχνιάσει ψυχοσώστα Σωτήρ μου; Μὴ μὲ τὴν σὴν δούλην παρίδης, ὁ ἀμέτρητον ἔχων τὸ ἔλεος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

γαθὸν τὸ ἐξομολογεῖσθαι τῷ Κυρίῳ, καὶ ψάλλειν τῷ ὀνόματί σου Ὕψιστε·  τοῦ ἀναγγέλλειν τὸ πρωῒ τὸ ἔλεός σου, καὶ τὴν ἀλήθειάν σου κατὰ νύκτα.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

γιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (ἐκ γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Παναγία Τριάς, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.  Κύριε, ἱλάσθητι ταὶς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, Δέσποτα, συγχώρησον τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῖν. Ἅγιε, ἐπίσκεψαι καὶ ἴασαι τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου. 

Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον, Κύριε, ἐλέησον.

Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοίς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου, ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου, ὦς ἐν οὐρανῷ, καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τόν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον, καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὦς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἄφίεμεν τοὶς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν, καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκης ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥύσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

τι σοῦ ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία καὶ ἡ δύναμις καὶ ἡ δόξα του Πατρὸς καί τοῦ Υἱοῦ καί τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας των αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

Κοντάκιον  Ἦχος δ'

Ὁ ὑψωθεὶς

πὲρ τὴν Πόρνην Ἀγαθὲ ἀνομησας, δακρύων ὄμβρους οὐδαμῶς σοὶ προσήξα, ἀλλὰ σιγὴ δεόμενος προσπίπτω σοί, πόθω ἀσπαζόμενος, τοὺς ἀχράντους σου πόδας, ὅπως μοὶ τὴν ἄφεσιν, ὡς Δεσπότης παράσχης, τῶν ὀφλημάτων κράζοντι Σωτήρ. Ἐκ τοῦ βορβόρου τῶν ἔργων μου ῥύσαί με.

Κύριε ελέησον (ιβ΄) Δόξα... Καὶ νύν...

Τὴν Τιμιωτέραν τῶν Χερουβείμ, καὶ ἐνδοξοτέραν ἀσυγκρίτως τῶν Σεραφείμ, τὴν ἀδιαφθόρως Θεὸν Λόγον τεκοῦσαν, τὴν ὄντως Θεοτόκον, σὲ μεγαλύνομεν.
ν ὀνόματι Κυρίου, εὐλόγησον Πάτερ.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Σοφία.

ν εὐλογητός Χριστός ὁ Θεός ἡμών, πάντοτε νῦν, και αεί, κα εἰς τοὺς αἰώνας τῶν αἰώνων. μήν.

Εὐχή

πουράνιε Βασιλεῦ, τοὺς πιστοὺς βασιλεῖς ἡμῶν στερέωσον, τὴν Πίστιν στήριξον, τὰ Ἔθνη πράϋνον, τὸν Κόσμον εἰρήνευσον, τὴν ἁγίαν Ἐκκλησίαν (ἢ Μονήν) ταύτην καλῶς διαφύλαξον, τοὺς προαπελθόντας πατέρας καὶ ἀδελφοὺς ἡμῶν ἐν σκηναῖς Δικαίων τάξον, καὶ ἡμᾶς ἐν μετανοίᾳ καὶ ἐξομολογήσει παράλαβε, ὡς ἀγαθὸς καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

Εἶτα τάς τρεῖς μεγάλας μετανοίας ποιοῦμεν, λέγοντες καθ' ἑαυτούς, ἐν ἑκάστη ἀνά στίχον τῆς ἐπομένης εὐχής τοῦ Ἁγίου Ἐφραίμ τοῦ Σύρου.

Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης, ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

 Μετὰ δὲ ταύτας, ἑτέρας μικρὰς ιβ', καὶ πάλιν μετάνοιαν μεγάλην μίαν, λέγοντες πάλιν τὸν τελευταῖον Στίχον τῆς ἀνωτέρω Εὐχῆς,

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαί μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Δόξα σοι, Χριστέ  ὁ Θεός, ἡ ἐλπίς 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

ρχόμενος ὁ Κύριος ἐπί τό ἑκούσιον Πάθος, διὰ τήν ἡμῶν σωτηρίαν, 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 Αποστόλων, 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.

Δι᾿ εὐχών τῶν ἁγίων Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησο Χριστέ, ὁ Θεός ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον καὶ σώσον μᾶς.

ΧΟΡΟΣ:μήν

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY AND GREAT WEDNESDAY
AT MATINS

SUNG ON HOLY TUESDAY EVENING


 

PRIEST

Blessed is our God always, now and for ever: world without end.`         

READER: Amen.

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

O heavenly King and Comforter, Spirit of truth, which art in all places and fillest all things; Treasure of goodness and Giver of life: Come and abide in us, and cleanse us from all that defileth. And save our souls, O Thou who art good.

 

READER

O Holy God, Holy and Strong, Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. (3)

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

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy upon us; O Lord, cleanse us from our sins; O Master, pardon our transgressions; O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy Name’s sake.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [3]

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

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

PRIEST

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [12]

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

O come, let us worship and bow down before our King and our God.

O come, let us worship and bow down before Christ our King and our God.

O come, let us worship and bow down before the very Christ our King and our God.

And the Royal service “The Lord hear thee” is recited slowly with a monotone chant while the Priest censes the temple with a katsiou (a small hand held censer).

PSALM 19 [20]

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the sanctuary, and support thee out of Zion. Remember all thy sacrifices; and let thy whole burnt offering be made fat. The Lord grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsels. We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of the Lord our God shall we be magnified. The Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now have I known that the Lord hath saved His anointed: He will hear him from His holy heaven; the salvation of His right hand is with power. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will call upon the name of the Lord our God. They are fettered, and have fallen; but we are risen, and are set upright. O Lord, save the king, and hear us in the day wherein we call upon Thee.

PSALM 20 [21]

The king shall be glad in Thy strength, O Lord, and in Thy salvation shall he rejoice exceedingly. Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, and hast not witholden the request of his lips. For Thou hast prevented him with the blessings of sweetness: Thou hast set a crown of precious stone upon his head. He asked life of Thee, and Thou gavest him length of days for ever and ever. His glory is great in Thy salvation; glory and majesty shalt Thou lay upon him. For Thou shalt give him blessing for ever; Thou shalt make him glad with joy with Thy countenance. For the king hopeth in the Lord, and through the mercy of the most High he shall not be moved. Let Thine hand be found on all Thine enemies; let Thy right hand find out all those that hate Thee. Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of Thy presence; the Lord shall trouble them in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their fruit shalt Thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against Thee; they imagined devices, which they shall not be able to establish. For Thou shalt make them turn their back; Thou shalt make ready their countenance among them that are Thy remnant. Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thine own strength; we will sing and praise Thy power.

 

O Holy God, Holy and Strong, Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. (3)

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

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy upon us; O Lord, cleanse us from our sins; O Master, pardon our transgressions; O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy Name’s sake.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [3]

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

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

PRIEST: For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER: Amen.

 

Save, O Lord, Thy people and bless Thine inheritance,     granting them victory over their enemies; And by Thy Cross, do Thou, protect Thy commonwealth.

 

 

Glory…

Lifted up of Thine own will upon the Cross, do Thou bestow Thy compassions upon the new commonwealth, that bears Thy name, O Christ our God, Make glad with Thy strength, our pious rulers, granting them victory over their enemies; may they have as an alliance, that invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.

Now and for ever… Theotokion

O formidable and unashamed protector, O good and all praiseworthy Mother of God, despise not our prayers: sustain the Orthodox people: save those whom thou hast charged to rule over us, granting them victory from heaven: for thou didst give birth to God, thou who alone art blessed.

PRIEST

Have mercy upon us, O God, according to Thy great mercy, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy.

CHOIR: Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. (3) [And after each petition]

PRIEST

Again we pray for all pious Orthodox Christians.

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

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. Bless, father, in the name of the Lord.

PRIEST

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

READER Amen.

THE SIX PSALMS

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. [3]

Lord, open Thou my lips and my mouth shall show forth Thy praise. [2]

PSALM 3

Lord, why are they increased that trouble me? many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no salvation for him in his God. But Thou, O Lord, art my support, my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy mount. I laid me down and slept; I rose up, for the Lord will support me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for Thou hast smitten all them that are mine enemies without a cause; Thou hast broken the teeth of sinners. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord, and Thy blessing is upon Thy people.

I  laid me down and slept; I rose up, for the Lord will support me.

PSALM 37 [38]

O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath. For Thine arrows are stuck fast in me, and Thou hast laid Thy hand heavily upon me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of Thine anger, neither is there any peace in my bones because of my sins. For mine iniquities are gone over my head; as an heavy burden have they pressed heavily upon me. My wounds are become noisome and corrupt, because of my foolishness. I have been wretched and bowed down greatly; I went with mourning countenance all the day long. For my loins are filled with mockings, and there is no healing in my flesh. I am troubled and brought down greatly; I have roared by reason of the groaning of my heart. Lord, all my desire is before Thee, and my groaning is not hid from Thee. My heart is troubled, my strength hath failed me; as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. My friends and my neighbours drew near and stood over against me, and my kinsmen stood afar off. They also that sought after my life used violence, and they that sought my hurt spake vanities, and imagined deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. And I became as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. For in Thee, O Lord, have I hoped; Thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God. For I said, Let never mine enemies rejoice over me; for when my feet slipped, they magnified themselves against me. For I am ready for scourges, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare mine iniquity, and be sorry for my sin. But mine enemies live, and are stronger than I, and they that hated me wrongfully are multiplied. They that render me evils for good have slandered me, because I followed the thing that good is. Forsake me not, O Lord my God; depart not from me. Attend to helping me, O Lord of my salvation.

 

Forsake me not, O Lord my God; depart not from me.

 

Attend to helping me, O Lord of my salvation.

 

 

 

 

PSALM 62 [63]

O God my God, early do I watch to Thee: my soul hath thirsted for Thee, how many ways my flesh hath longed for Thee, in a barren and untrodden land, where no water is. Thus have I appeared before Thee in the sanctuary, to see Thy power and glory. Because Thy mercy is better than lives; my lips shall praise Thee. Thus will I bless Thee while I live, and I will lift up my hands in Thy name. Let my soul be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips. If I remembered Thee upon my bed, I meditated on Thee in the morning watches. Because Thou hast been my help; and in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice. My soul hath cleaved unto Thee; Thy right hand hath upholden me. But they have sought my soul in vain; they shall go into the lower parts of the earth: they shall be given over to the power of the sword, they shall be portions for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by Him shall be praised, for the mouth of them that speak unjustly hath been stopped.

I meditated on Thee in the morning watches. Because Thou hast been my help; and in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul hath cleaved unto Thee; Thy right hand hath upholden me.

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

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory be to Thee, O God. [3]

Kyrie eleison. [3]

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

PSALM 87 [88]

O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee. Let my prayer come before Thee; incline thine ear unto my supplication. For my soul is full of evils, and my life hath drawn nigh unto Hades. I am counted with them that go down into the pit; I am become as a man without help, free among the dead. Like the bodies of the slain that sleep in the grave, whom Thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from Thy hand. They have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, and in the shadow of death. Thy wrath is made strong over me, and Thou hast brought all Thy waves upon me.  Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; they have made me an abomination unto them; I am delivered up, and I cannot come forth. Mine eyes are grown weak by reason of poverty. Lord, I have called daily upon Thee, I have stretched out my hands unto Thee. Wilt thou work wonders for the dead? or shall physicians raise them up to praise Thee? Shall any in the grave tell of Thy mercy, and of Thy truth in that destruction? Shall Thy wonders be known in that darkness, and Thy righteousness in the land of that is forgotten? But unto Thee have I cried, O Lord, and in the morning shall my prayer prevent Thee. Lord, why castest Thou off my soul, and turnest Thou Thy face from me? I am poor and in troubles from my youth up; yea, having been exalted, I was bowed down, and brought low unto distress. Thy fierce wrath hath gone over me, and Thy terrors have troubled me. They came round about me like water; all the day long they compassed me about together. Friend and neighbour hast Thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance, because of misery.

O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee.

Let my prayer come before Thee; incline thine ear unto my supplication.

PSALM 102 [103]

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thine infirmities. Who redeemeth thy life from corruption, Who crowneth thee with mercy and loving kindness. Who satisfieth thy desire with good things; thy youth shall be renewed like the eagle's. The Lord executeth mercy and judgment for all that are wronged. He made known His ways unto Moses, His will unto the sons of Israel. The Lord is compassionate and merciful, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy. He will not always be angry, neither will He be wrathful for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, the Lord hath made His mercy to prevail over them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our iniquities from us. Like as a father hath compassion upon his children, so hath the Lord compassion on them that fear Him; for He knoweth whereof we are made, He remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as the grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he flourish. For when the wind hath passed over it, it shall be gone, and it will know the place thereof no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness upon children's children, upon such as keep His testament, and remember His commandments to do them. The Lord hath prepared His throne in heaven, and His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, all ye His angels, mighty in strength, that perform His word, to hearken unto the voice of His words. Bless ye the Lord, all ye His hosts, ye ministers of His that do his pleasure. Bless the Lord, all ye works of His, in all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

 

 

PSALM 142 [143]

Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear unto my supplication in Thy truth; hear me in Thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath humbled my life to the ground; he hath sat me in darkness, as those that have been long dead; and my spirit hath fainted within me, my heart within me is troubled. I remembered the days of old, I meditated on all Thy works, I considered the works of Thy hands. I stretched forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after Thee as a thirsty land. Hear me speedily, O Lord; my spirit hath fainted away; turn not Thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning, for in Thee have I put my trust; cause me to know, O Lord, the way wherein I should walk, for I have lifted up my soul unto Thee. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies; I have fled unto Thee for refuge. Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God; Thy good Spirit shall lead me into the land of uprightness. Thou shalt quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name’s sake; in Thy righteousness shalt Thou bring my soul out of trouble; and of Thy mercy shalt Thou cut off mine enemies. And Thou shalt destroy all them that afflict my soul, for I am Thy servant.

Hear me in Thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Thy servant. (2)

Thy good Spirit shall lead me into the land of uprightness.

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

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Glory be to Thee, O God. [3]

Our hope, glory be to Thee, O Lord.

 

PRIEST

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 father and 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 we may be deliver 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.

 

The Alleluia in tone 8 with the following verses.

Verse 1) From the night my spirit rises early towards thee, O God, for thy commandments are a light upon the earth.

Alleluia (3)

Verse 2) Learn righteousness, ye that dwell on earth.

Alleluia (3)

Verse 3) Jealousy shall seize upon an untaught nation and now fire shall devour the adversaries.

Alleluia (3)

Verse 4) Bring more evils upon them, O Lord, bring more evils upon them that are glorious on earth.

Alleluia (3)

Tone 8

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night,* and blessed is that servant whom he shall find watching,* unworthy however, is he whom he shall find slothful.* Thus beware, O my soul, be not overcome by sleep,* lest thou be* given over to death and find the door of the Kingdom shut against thee.* But arouse thyself and cry aloud:* Holy, holy, holy art thou, O God,* through the power of thy Cross, save us.

The hymn is repeated by both choirs.

At the end of the second hymn:

*Through the prayers of St. (the saint to whom the church is dedicated) save us.

At the end of the third hymn:

*Through the Mother of God, have mercy upon us.

PRIEST

Again and again in peace let us pray unto the Lord.

After each petition, the choir shall sing: Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy.

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 Thine is the might, and Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

Kathisma Tone 3

Seeing the comeliness

The harlot came to thee, O lover of mankind, and poured out on thy feet, the myrrh mingled with her tears, and was delivered at thy command, from the foul stench of her evil deeds. But though he breathed thy grace, the ungrateful disciple, cast it far from him, and defiled himself in filth, selling thee for love of money Glory, O Christ, to thy compassion.   

Kathisma Tone 4

Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε

Deceitful Judas, in his love for wealth, sought out cunningly, how to betray thee, O Lord, the treasure of life. Therefore with drunken folly, he makes haste to the Jews, and says to the transgressors: what will you give me, and I will deliver him to you, that he may be crucified? 

Kathisma Tone 1

Τὸν τάφον σου Σωτὴρ

To thee, O Merciful, the harlot cried out in grief, while wiping ardently, thine immaculate feet, and with the hairs of her head, and with groans from the depths of her heart: Cast me not from thee, neither abhor me, O my God, but receive me in repentance and save me, for thou alone art loving-kind. (2)

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.

PRIEST

John 12:17-50

At that time, the people that was with Jesus when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him. And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers   also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

 

 

 

 

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

 

READER

Psalm 50 [51]

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight; that Thou mightest be justified in Thy sayings, and mightest overcome when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquity, and in sins did my mother bear me. For behold, Thou hast loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast Thou revealed to me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones that are humbled shall rejoice. Turn away Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and stablish me with Thy sovereign spirit. I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and the ungodly shall turn again to Thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. O Lord, Thou shalt open my lips, and my mouth shall shew forth Thy praise. For hadst Thou desired sacrifice, I would have given it; Thou wilt not delight in whole burnt offerings. A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; a broken and humbled heart God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be builded. Then shalt Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, oblation and whole burnt offerings: then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

 

 

Canon by Kosmas the Monk

Ode 3, Tone 2

Eirmos

Thou hast established me on the rock of faith, thou hast opened wide my mouth against mine enemies, for my spirit has rejoiced in singing: there is none holy as our God, and none is righteous, save thee, O Lord.

Glory to thee, O God, glory to thee.

In vain the council of the transgressors, assembles with evil intent, to pronounce condemnation upon thee, O Christ our deliverer, to whom we sing: thou art our God and none is holy save thee, O Lord.

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

The wicked council of the transgressors, with souls making war on God, considers how to kill as a malefactor, the righteous Christ, to whom we sing: thou art our God and none is holy save thee, O Lord.

Now and for ever, world without end. Amen.

Katavasia

Thou hast established me on the rock of faith, thou hast opened wide my mouth against mine enemies, for my spirit has rejoiced in singing: there is none holy as our God, and none is righteous, save thee, O Lord.

DEACON

Again and again in peace let us pray unto the Lord.

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

DEACON

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 Thou art the King of peace and the Saviour of our souls, 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.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

Kontakion Tone 4.

Lifted up upon the Cross

O Good one, I have transgressed far more than the harlot, yet I have never offered thee floods of tears, but in silence I fall before thee, and with love I embrace and kiss thy pure feet, beseeching thee as Master, to grant me remission of sins, as I cry out, O Saviour, deliver me from the filth of my works.  

 

Oikos

The former prodigal woman, suddenly appeared chaste, despising the works of shameful sin, and the pleasures of the body, and reflected upon her great disgrace and the judgement of hell to which harlots and prodigals shall be condemned. Of them I am the first and I am afraid, yet foolishly I continue in my evil habits. But the woman, who was a harlot, filled with fear, made haste and came to the Deliverer, crying: O merciful Lover of mankind, deliver me from the filth of my works. 

 

 

Synaxarion

On holy and great Wednesday, the holy fathers appointed that commemoration be made of the woman who anointed the Lord with myrrh, because this event took place shortly before the saving Passion. 

Verses

The woman pouring out myrrh on the Body of Christ,

Anticipated the myrrh and aloes of Nicodemus.

But thou, O Christ our God, who art anointed with spiritual myrrh, set us free from the manifold passions, and have mercy upon us, for thou alone art holy and loving-kind. Amen. 

 Ode 8. Eirmos

The word of the tyrant prevailed, and the furnace was heated sevenfold, yet the children who trampled underfoot the decree of the king were not harmed by the flames, but cried aloud: O all ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and exalt him above all for ever.  

Glory to thee, O God, glory to thee.

The woman poured the precious myrrh, upon thy royal, divine and awesome head, and she touched thy pure feet, O Christ, with impure hands and cried aloud: O all ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and exalt him above all for ever.  

We bless the Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Guilty of sins, she washed with tears the feet of the Creator, and wiped them with her hair, wherefore she received forgiveness for all that she had done in life, and she cried aloud: O all ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and exalt him above all for ever.  

Now and for ever, world without end. Amen.

Redemption was complete for the grateful woman, through the saving compassion of Christ, and the fountain of her tears. Washed clean through her confession, by which she was not ashamed but cried aloud: O all ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and exalt him above all for ever.  

We praise, bless and worship the Lord.

Katavasia

The word of the tyrant prevailed, and the furnace was heated sevenfold, yet the children who trampled underfoot the decree of the king were not harmed by the flames, but cried aloud: O all ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and exalt him above all for ever.  

DEACON

Let us honour in hymns and magnify the Theotokos and Mother of the Light.

CHOIR

Ode 9. Eirmos

With pure souls and unpolluted lips, come and let us magnify the undefiled and most pure Mother of Emmanuel, and through her let us offer our prayer to him born of her, Spare our souls, O Christ our God and save us.

Glory to thee, O God, glory to thee.

Revealed as ungrateful, evil and envious, wretched Judas calculates the value of the gift of myrrh offered to God, through which the harlot was released from the debt of her sins, and haggled for the woman's pious offering. Spare our souls, O Christ our God and save us.

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

Having gone to the lawless rulers, Judas did say: what will ye give me, and I will deliver him, whom ye seek, to you who want him. So preferring gold he distanced himself from Christ's love. Spare our souls, O Christ our God and save us.

Now and for ever, world without end. Amen.

O unholy one, how blinding is thy love for money! That is why thou hast forgotten that not even the whole world is equal value to the soul, as thou wast taught. For in despair, O traitor, thou hast choked thyself by hanging. Spare our souls, O Christ our God and save us.

Katavasia

With pure souls and unpolluted lips, come and let us magnify the undefiled and most pure Mother of Emmanuel, and through her let us offer our prayer to him born of her, Spare our souls, O Christ our God and save us.

DEACON

Again and again in peace let us pray unto the Lord.

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

DEACON

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 all the powers of heaven praise Thee, 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.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

Exapostilarion

Tone 3

I see Thy bridal chamber all adorned, O my Saviour, but I have no wedding garment so that I may enter in. Make bright the vesture of my soul, O Giver of light, and save me.

At the Praises (Lauds) Tone 1

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. To Thee belongeth the hymn, O God.

Praise the Lord from the heavens: praise Him in the heights. To thee belongeth the hymn, O God.

And the following Stichera

Tone 1

Verse 1: Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

O Son of the Virgin, the harlot knowing thee to be God, besought thee weeping, for she had committed acts worthy of tears, crying: Loose my debt, as I unloose my plaited hair, love her who loves thee, though she be justly despised, and with the publicans I shall proclaim thee, O Benefactor who lovest mankind.  

Verse 2: Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.

The harlot mingled the precious myrrh with tears and poured it upon thy most pure feet as she kissed them. Straightway thou didst justify her. Grant forgiveness also unto us, O thou who for our sakes hast suffered and save us. 

Verse 3: Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.

When the sinful woman offered the myrrh, then the disciple came to an agreement with the transgressors. She rejoiced to pour out what was precious, he make haste to sell the One who is beyond price priceless. She acknowledged the Master, he severed himself from the Master. She was set free, and Judas became the slave of the enemy. How dreadful is slothfulness! How great is repentance! Grant it me, O Saviour, thou who for our sakes hast suffered and save us.     

Verse 4: Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.

Oh wretchedness of Judas! He saw the harlot kissing the feet, and with deceit he pondered on the betrayal with a kiss. She unloosed her plaited hair, and he was bound with fury, offering instead of myrrh, the stench of evil, for envy knows not how to choose its own advantage. Oh wretchedness of Judas! From this, O God, deliver our souls.

Glory be to the Father…

Tone 2

The sinful woman hastened to purchase myrrh, that precious myrrh, to anoint the Benefactor, and she cried aloud to the merchant: Give me the myrrh, that I may anoint him who has erased all my sins.

Now and for ever…

Tone 6

Sunken in sin, she found thee the haven of salvation, and pouring out the myrrh with tears, she cried to thee: Lo, thou art he who bears the repentance of sinners. O Master, save me, in thy great mercy, from the turbulent waves of my sin.  

PRIEST

To Thee is due glory, O Lord our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

READER

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great mercy. Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty; O Lord the Only-  begotten Son Jesus Christ, and Thou O Holy Spirit. O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the    world, have mercy upon us, Thou that takest away the sins of the world. Receive our prayer, Thou that sittest on the right hand of the Father, and have mercy upon us. For Thou only art Holy, Thou only art the Lord, O Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Everyday I will bless Thee and praise Thy name for ever and ever. O Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation. I said,   Lord have mercy upon me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee. O Lord, unto Thee have I fled for refuge, teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God. For with Thee is the fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light. Continue Thy mercy upon those that know Thee. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day 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. To Thee belongeth praise, to Thee belongeth hymns, to Thee belongeth glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. Amen.

 

 

 

DEACON

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

That this whole day 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 art the God of mercies, compassions and loving-kindness, 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.

 

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST: Peace unto all.

CHOIR: And unto thy spirit.

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

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

PRIEST

O Holy Lord, who dwellest in the highest, and dost observe what is humble, and Thine all observing eye dost look upon all Thy creation, to Thee have we bowed the neck of our soul and body, and beseech Thee, Holy of Holies, stretch forth Thine invisible hand from Thy holy habitation, and bless everyone of us: and whatsoever sins we have committed, voluntary or involuntary, do Thou forgive, for Thou art, O God, good and lovest mankind, and grant unto us Thy worldly and heavenly riches.

For Thine it is to have mercy, and to save, O Christ our God, 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.

CHOIR: Amen.

 

Aposticha

Tone 6

Today Christ comes to the house of the Pharisee, and a sinful woman approaches and fall down at his feet, crying: Behold her who is sunken in sin, filled with despair because of her deeds, whom in thy goodness thou didst not abhor. Grant me, O Lord, forgiveness from my evil deeds and save me.  

Verse: We were filled in the morning with Thy mercy, O Lord, and we rejoiced and were glad. In all our days, let us be glad.

 

 

The harlot spread out her hair before thee, O Master, Judas spread out his hands to the transgressors, she to receive forgiveness, he to receive silver. Therefore we cry aloud to thee who wast sold and hast set us free, O Lord, glory to thee.

Verse:  For the days wherein Thou hast humbled us, for the years wherein we have seen evil. And look upon Thy servants, and upon Thy works, and do Thou guide their sons.

A foul-smelling and defiled woman drew near to thee, shedding tears upon thy feet, O Saviour, and proclaiming thy Passion. How can I gaze upon thee, O Master, for thou hast come to save me a harlot. I am dead, however raise me from the depths as thou hast raise Lazarus from the tomb on the fourth day. Accept me who am wretched, O Lord, and save me. 

Verse: And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: prosper Thou the work of our hands, O prosper Thou our handiwork.

She who was in despair on account of her life, and well known for her ways, drew near to thee bearing the myrrh and cried aloud: O thou who wast born of a Virgin, reject me not the harlot, despise not my tears, O Joy of the angels, but accept me in repentance, she whom thou didst not abandon when in sin, O Lord, through thy great mercy.

Glory be to the Father… Now and for ever…

By Cassiani the Nun

Tone 8

O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins, perceiving thy divinity, assumed the work of a myrrh-bearer, and lamenting brought myrrh to thee before thy burial. Woe is me, she said, for the night has become for me a tormenting hell, dark and moonless, full of sinful desire. Accept the fountain of my tears, O thou who carries in the clouds the waters of the sea. Incline to the groanings of my heart, O thou, who in thine ineffable self-abasement hast bowed the heavens. I shall kiss thy most pure feet and wipe them again with the hairs of my head; those feet whose sound Eve heard at dusk in Paradise and hid herself in fear. Who can search out the multitude of my sins and the depths of thy judgements, O Saviour of my soul? Despise not me thy servant, O thou whose mercy is without measure.

PRIEST

It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy Name, O Most High: to tell of Thy mercy in the morning and of Thy truth every night.

READER

O Holy God, Holy and Strong, Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. (3)

Glory…Now and for ever…

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy upon us; O Lord, cleanse us from our sins; O Master, pardon our transgressions; O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities, for Thy Name’s sake.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [3]

Glory…Now and for ever…

 

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

PRIEST

For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

Kontakion Tone 4.

Lifted up upon the Cross

O Good one, I have transgressed far more than the harlot, yet I have never offered thee floods of tears, but in silence I fall before thee, and with love I embrace and kiss thy pure feet, beseeching thee as Master, to grant me remission of sins, as I cry out, O Saviour, deliver me from the filth of my works. 

Kyrie eleison [12]. Glory be to the Father...   Now and for ever....  

More honourable than the cherubim and past compare more glorious than the seraphim, who inviolate didst bear God the Word, very Mother of God, thee we magnify.

In the name of the Lord, Father give the blessing.

PRIEST

Wisdom.

Christ our God, the Supreme Being, is blessed always, now and for ever: world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST:  

O heavenly King, uphold our faithful rulers, strengthen the faith, calm the nations, give peace to the world. Preserve this city [village, monastery], grant to our fathers and brethren that they may dwell with the righteous, and accept us in repentance and confession: for Thou art good and lovest mankind.

 

And the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian with three prostrations.

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despondency, lust for power, and vain words.

But the spirit of integrity, humility, patience and love, grant unto me Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me awareness of my own sins and let me not judge my brother: for blessed  art Thou for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Then 12 prostrations and again:

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me awareness of my own sins and let me not judge my brother: for blessed  art Thou for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory be to Thee, O Christ our God and our hope, 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 the Lord, who cometh to the voluntary passion, for our salvation, 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.

By the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

CHOIR: Amen.