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THE HIERATIKON

 

THE DISMISSALS

OF THE LORDĺS FEASTS

 

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Each Feast of the Lord has its own special characterization at the Dismissal which are listed below. But on Sundays of the Afterfeast or if the Leave-taking of the Feast be on a Sunday, the Dismissal shall have the characterization of both the Feast and Sunday, e.g.

May he who was born in a cave and laid in a manger for our salvation [and is risen from the dead], Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Motherů 

 

THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD

May he who was born in a cave and laid in a manger for our salvation, Christ our true Godů

 

THE CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD

May He who on the eighth day deigned to be circumcised in the flesh, for our salvation, Christ our true Godů

 

EPIPHANY

May He who deigned to be baptized in the Jordan by John, for our salvation, Christ our true Godů

 

THE MEETING OF OUR LORD

May He who deigned to be held in the arms of the righteous Symeon, for our salvation, Christ our true Godů 

 

THE ANNUNCIATION

May He who for us men and for our salvation, deigned to be incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, Christ our true Godů

 

PALM SUNDAY

May He who deigned to sit on a young ass, for our salvation, Christ our true Godů

 

THE SAME SUNDAY AT VESPERS UNTIL GREAT WEDNESDAY

May the Lord, who cometh to the voluntary passion, for our salvation, Christ our true Godů

GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY

May He who through his immeasurable goodness didst reveal humility as a way of excellence when He washed the Disciple's feet, and didst for our sakes willingly condescend to the Cross and death, Christ our true God...

 

AT THE SERVICE OF THE HOLY PASSION

May He who endured the spitting and scourging, the smiting in the face, the Cross and death, for the salvation of the world, Christ our true Godů

 

GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY 

May He who for us men and for our salvation deigned to suffer in the flesh the frightful passions, the life-giving Cross and the voluntary burial, Christ our true Godů

 

EASTER DAY AND BRIGHT WEEK  {Renewal}

May He who is risen from the dead, and by death hath overcome death, and to them in the grave hath He given life, Christ our true Godů 

 

ASCENSION THURSDAY

May He who in glory ascended from us into heaven and now sitteth on the right hand of God the Father, Christ our true Godů

 

SUNDAY OF PENTECOST

May He who sent down upon His holy disciples and Apostles the holy Spirit as tongues of fire from heaven, Christ our true Godů

 

THE SAME SUNDAY AT VESPERS

May He who emptied Himself from the bosom of the Father, and took upon Himself our human nature wholly, and deified it, and thereafter again ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father, and did send the divine and holy, consubstantial, equal in power and glory, and co-eternal Spirit, upon His holy disciples and Apostles, and through Him did enlighten them, and through them the whole world, Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most pure and undefiled Holy Mother; of the holy and all-glorious preachers of God and Spirit-bearing Apostles, and all the saints, have mercy upon us and save us through His goodness. Amen.

 

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR SAVIOUR

May He who on the mountain of Tabor was transfigured in glory, before His holy disciples and Apostles, Christ our true Godů