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ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΩΡΩΝ

ΤΗΣ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΓΑΛΗΣ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗΣ

ΠΟΙΗΜΑ ΚΥΡΙΛΛΟΥ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΙΑΣ

  

 

ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΑ ΤΗΣ Α' ΩΡΑΣ

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ  

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

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, δόξα σοι.

Βασιλεῦ οὐράνιε, Παράκλητε, τὸ Πνεῦμα της ἀληθείας ὁ πανταχοῦ παρὼν καὶ τὰ πάντα πληρῶν ὁ θησαυρός τῶν ἀγαθῶν καὶ ζωῆς χορηγός, ἐλθὲ καὶ σκήνωσον ἐν ἡμῖν καὶ καθάρισον ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης κηλῖδος καὶ σῶσον ἀγαθέ, τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

γιος ὁ Θεός, ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, ἅγιος ἀθάνατος ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (γ΄).

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Κύριε ἐλέησον (γ΄).   

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

Πάτερ ἡμῶν, ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου, ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπί τῆς γῆς. Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν, καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν, ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ του 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. 

Ψαλμὸς ε'

Τὰ ῥήματά μου ἐνώτισαι, Κύριε, σύνες τῆς κραυγῆς μου. Πρόσχες τὴ φωνὴ τῆς δεήσεώς μου, ὁ Βασιλεύς μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου. Ὅτι πρὸς σὲ προσεύξομαι, Κύριε, τὸ πρωϊ εἰσακούση τῆς φωνῆς μου. Τὸ πρωϊ παραστήσομαί σοί, καὶ ἐπόψει με, ὅτι οὐχὶ Θεὸς θέλων ἀνομίαν σὺ εἶ, οὐ παροικήσει σοὶ πονηρευόμενος, οὐδὲ διαμενοῦσι παράνομοι κατέναντι τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν σου. Ἐμίσησας πάντας τοὺς ἐργαζομένους τὴν ἀνομίαν, ἀπολεὶς πάντας τοὺς λαλοῦντας τὸ ψεῦδος. Ἄνδρα αἱμάτων καὶ δόλιον βδελύσσεται Κύριος. Ἐγὼ δὲ ἐν τῷ πλήθει τοῦ ἐλέους σου εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν οἴκόν σου, προσκυνήσω πρὸς ναὸν ἅγιόν σου ἐν φόβῳ σου. Κύριε, ὁδήγησόν με ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνη σου ἕνεκα τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου, κατεύθυνον ἐνώπιόν σου τὴν ὁδόν μου. Ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτῶν ἀλήθεια, ἡ καρδία αὐτῶν ματαία. Τάφος ἀνεωγμένος ὁ λάρυγξ αὐτῶν, ταὶς γλώσσαις αὐτῶν ἐδολιοῦσαν, κρίνον αὐτούς, ὁ Θεός. Ἀποπεσάτωσαν ἀπὸ τῶν διαβουλιῶν αὐτῶν, κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν ἀσεβειῶν αὐτῶν ἔξωσον αὐτούς, ὅτι παρεπίκρανάν σε, Κύριε. Καὶ εὐφρανθείησαν πάντες οἱ ἐλπίζοντες ἐπὶ σέ, εἰς αἰῶνα ἀγαλλιάσονται, καὶ κατασκηνώσεις ἐν αὐτοῖς, καὶ καυχήσονται ἐν σοὶ πάντες οἱ ἀγαπῶντες τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ὅτι σὺ εὐλογήσεις δίκαιον. Κύριε, ὡς ὅπλω εὐδοκίας ἐστεφάνωσας ἡμᾶς.

Ψαλμὸς β'

να τὶ ἐφρύαξαν ἔθνη, καὶ λαοὶ ἐμελέτησαν κενὰ; Παρέστησαν οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς, καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ κατὰ τοῦ Χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ. Διαρρήξωμεν τοὺς δεσμοὺς αὐτῶν, καὶ ἀπορρίψωμεν ἀφ' ἡμῶν τὸν ζυγὸν αὐτῶν, ὁ κατοικὼν ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἐκγελάσεται αὐτούς, καὶ ὁ Κύριος ἐκμυκτηριεῖ αὐτούς. Τότε λαλήσει πρὸς αὐτοὺς ἐν ὀργῇ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ θυμῶ αὐτοῦ ταράξει αὐτούς. Ἔγω δὲ κατεστάθην βασιλεὺς ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ἐπὶ Σιῶν ὄρος τὸ ἅγιον αὐτοῦ, διαγγέλλων τὸ πρόσταγμα Κυρίου. Κύριος εἶπε πρὸς με. Υἱός μου εἶ σύ, ἐγὼ σήμερον γεγέννηκά σε. Αἴτησαι παρ' ἐμοῦ, καὶ δώσω σοὶ ἔθνη τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, καὶ τὴν κατάσχεσίν σου τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς. Ποιμανεὶς αὐτοὺς ἐν ῥάβδῳ σιδηρᾶ, ὡς σκεύη κεραμέως συντρίψεις αὐτούς. Καὶ νύν, βασιλεῖς, σύνετε, παιδεύθητε πάντες οἱ κρίνοντες τὴν γήν. Δουλεύσατε τῶ Κυρίω ἐν φόβῳ, καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε αὐτῷ ἐν τρόμῳ. Δράξασθε παιδείας, μήποτε ὀργισθῆ Κύριος, καὶ ἀπολεῖσθε ἐξ ὁδοῦ δικαίας. Ὅταν ἐκκαυθῆ ἐν τάχει ὁ θυμὸς αὐτοῦ, μακάριοι πάντες οἱ πεποιθότες ἐπ' αὐτῷ.

Ψαλμὸς κα'

Θεὸς ὁ Θεός μου, πρόσχες μοί, ἵνα τὶ ἐγκατέλιπές με; μακρὰν ἀπὸ τῆς σωτηρίας μου οἱ λόγοι τῶν παραπτωμάτων μου, ὁ Θεός μου, κεκράξομαι ἡμέρας, καὶ οὐκ εἰσακούση, καὶ νυκτός, καὶ οὐκ εἰς ἄνοιαν ἐμοί. Σὺ δὲ ἐν Ἁγίῳ κατοικεῖς, ὁ ἔπαινος τοῦ Ἰσραήλ. Ἐπὶ σοὶ ἤλπισαν οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν, ἤλπισαν, καὶ ἐρρύσω αὐτούς. Πρὸς σὲ ἐκέκραξαν, καὶ ἐσώθησαν, ἐπὶ σοὶ ἤλπισαν, καὶ οὐ κατησχύνθησαν. Ἐγὼ δὲ εἰμι σκώληξ, καὶ οὐκ ἄνθρωπος, ὄνειδος ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ἐξουθένημα λαοῦ. Πάντες οἱ θεωρούντές με ἐξεμυκτήρισάν με, ἐλάλησαν ἐν χείλεσιν, ἐκίνησαν κεφαλήν. Ἤλπισεν ἐπὶ Κύριον, ῥυσάσθω αὐτόν, σωσάτω αὐτόν, ὅτι θέλει αὐτόν, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ ἐκσπάσας μὲ ἐκ γαστρός, ἡ ἐλπίς μου ἀπὸ μαστῶν τῆς μητρός μου, ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπερρίφην ἐκ μήτρας. Ἀπὸ γαστρὸς μητρός μου Θεός μου εἶ σύ, μὴ ἀποστὴς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, ὅτι θλίψις ἐγγύς, ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ βοηθῶν μοί. Περιεκύκλωσάν με μόσχοι πολλοί, ταῦροι πίονες περιέσχον με. Ἤνοιξαν ἐπ' ἐμὲ τὸ στόμα αὐτῶν, ὡς λέων ἁρπάζων, καὶ ὠρυόμενος. Ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ ἐξεχύθη, καὶ διεσκορπίσθη πάντα τὰ ὀστά μου. Ἐγενήθη ἡ καρδία μου ὥσεί κηρός, τηκόμενος ἐν μέσῳ τῆς κοιλίας μου. Ἐξηράνθη ὡς ὄστρακον ἡ ἰσχύς μου, καὶ ἡ γλώσσά μου κεκόλληται τῶ λάρυγγί μου, καὶ εἰς χοῦν θανάτου κατήγαγές με, ὅτι ἐκύκλωσάν με κύνες πολλοί, συναγωγὴ πονηρευομένων περιέσχον με. Ὤρυξαν χείράς μου, καὶ πόδας μου, ἐξηρίθμησαν πάντα τὰ ὀστά μου, αὐτοὶ δὲ κατενόησαν, καὶ ἐπείδόν με. Διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτιά μου ἑαυτοίς, καὶ ἐπὶ τόν ἱματισμόν μου ἔβαλον κλῆρον. Σὺ δέ, Κύριε, μὴ μακρύνης τὴν βοήθειάν σου ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, εἰς τὴν ἀντίληψίν μου πρόσχες. Ῥύσαι ἀπὸ ῥομφαίας τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ ἐκ χειρὸς κυνὸς τὴν μονογενή μου. Σώσόν με ἐκ στόματος λέοντος, καὶ ἀπὸ κεράτων μονοκερώτων τὴν ταπείνωσίν μου. Διηγήσομαι τὸ ὄνομά σου τοὶς ἀδελφοίς μου, ἐν μέσῳ ἐκκλησίας ὑμνήσω σε, οἱ φοβούμενοι τὸν Κύριον, αἰνέσατε αὐτόν, ἄπαν τὸ σπέρμα Ἰακὼβ δοξάσατε αὐτόν. Φοβηθήτω δὴ ἀπ' αὐτοῦ ἄπαν τὸ σπέρμα Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι οὐκ ἐξουδένωσεν, οὐδὲ προσώχθισε τὴ δεήσει τοῦ πτωχοῦ, οὐδὲ ἀπέστρεψε τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ἀπ' ἐμοῦ, καὶ ἐν τῷ κεκραγέναι μὲ πρὸς αὐτόν, εἰσήκουσέ μου. Παρὰ σοῦ ὁ ἔπαινός μου, ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ μεγάλη ἐξομολογήσομαί σοί, τὰς εὐχάς μου ἀποδώσω ἐνώπιον τῶν φοβουμένων σε. Φάγονται πένητες, καὶ ἐμπλησθήσονται, καὶ αἰνέσουσι Κύριον οἱ ἐκζητοῦντες αὐτόν, ζήσονται αἱ καρδίαι αὐτῶν εἰς αἰῶνα αἰῶνος. Μνησθήσονται καὶ ἐπιστραφήσονται πρὸς Κύριον πάντα τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς, καὶ προσκυνήσουσιν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ πᾶσαι αἱ πατριαὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν. Ὅτι τοῦ Κυρίου ἡ βασιλεία, καὶ αὐτὸς δεσπόζει τῶν ἐθνῶν. Ἐφαγον, καὶ προσεκύνησαν πάντες οἱ πίονες τῆς γῆς, ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ προπεσοῦνται πάντες οἱ καταβαὶ νοντες εἰς γήν. Καὶ ἡ ψυχή μου αὐτῷ ζή, καὶ τὸ σπέρμα μου δουλεύσει αὐτῷ. Ἀναγγελήσεται τῶ Κυρίω γενεὰ ἡ ἐρχομένη, καὶ ἀναγγελοῦσι τὴν δικαιοσύνην αὐτούλαώ τῶ τεχθησομένω, ὃν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ')

Δόξα...

Τροπάριον  Ἦχος α'

Σταυρωθέντος σου Χριστέ, ἀνηρέθη ἡ τυραννίς, ἐπατήθη ἡ δύναμις τοῦ ἐχθροῦ, οὔτε γὰρ Ἄγγελος, οὐκ ἄνθρωπος, ἀλλ' αὐτὸς ὁ Κύριος, ἔσωσας ἡμᾶς, δόξα σοί.

 

Καὶ νῦν...

Θεοτοκίον

Τὶ σὲ καλέσωμεν, ὧ Κεχαριτωμένη; οὐρανόν; ὅτι ἀνέτειλας τὸν Ἥλιον τῆς δικαιοσύνης. Παράδεισον; ὅτι ἐβλάστησας τὸ ἄνθος τῆς ἀφθαρσίας. Παρθένον, ὅτι ἔμεινας ἄφθορος. Ἁγνήν, Μητέρα; ὅτι ἔσχες σαὶς ἁγίαις ἀγκάλαις Υἱόν, τὸν πάντων Θεόν, αὐτὸν ἱκέτευε σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Εἶτα ψάλλομεν τὰ ἑπόμενα Ἰδιόμελα,

τὸ πρῶτον χωρὶς Στίχων.

Στιχηρὰ Ἰδιόμελα

Ἦχος πλ. δ'

Σήμερον τοῦ Ναοῦ τὸ καταπέτασμα, εἰς ἔλεγχον ῥήγνυται τῶν παρανόμων, καὶ τὰς ἰδίας ἀκτῖνας, ὁ ἥλιος κρύπτει, Δεσπότην ὁρῶν σταυρούμενον.

Στίχος: να τὶ ἐφρύαξαν ἔθνη, καὶ λαοὶ ἐμελέτησαν κενὰ;

  

ς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, ἤχθης Χριστὲ Βασιλεῦ, καὶ ὡς ἀμνὸς ἄκακος, προσηλώθης τῶ σταυρῶ, ὑπὸ τῶν παρανόμων ἀνδρῶν, διὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν φιλάνθρωπε.

Στίχος: Παρέστησαν οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς, καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ κατὰ τοῦ χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ.  

ς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, ἤχθης Χριστὲ Βασιλεῦ, καὶ ὡς ἀμνὸς ἄκακος, προσηλώθης τῶ σταυρῶ, ὑπὸ τῶν παρανόμων ἀνδρῶν, διὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν φιλάνθρωπε.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...                                                  

Τοὶς συλλαβούσί σε παρανόμοις, ἀνεχόμενος οὕτως ἐβόας Κύριε. Εἰ καὶ ἐπατάξατε τὸν ποιμένα, καὶ διεσκορπίσατε τὰ δώδεκα πρόβατα τοὺς Μαθητάς μου, ἠδυνάμην πλείους, ἢ δώδεκα λεγεῶνας, παραστῆσαι Ἀγγέλων, ἀλλὰ μακροθυμῶ, ἵνα πληρωθῇ, ἃ ἐδήλωσα ὑμῖν διὰ τῶν Προφητῶν μου, ἄδηλα καὶ κρύφια. Κύριε δόξα σοί.  

Καὶ νῦν...  

Τοὶς συλλαβούσί σε παρανόμοις, ἀνεχόμενος οὕτως ἐβόας Κύριε. Εἰ καὶ ἐπατάξατε τὸν ποιμένα, καὶ διεσκορπίσατε τὰ δώδεκα πρόβατα τοὺς Μαθητάς μου, ἠδυνάμην πλείους, ἢ δώδεκα λεγεῶνας, παραστῆσαι Ἀγγέλων, ἀλλὰ μακροθυμῶ, ἵνα πληρωθῇ, ἃ ἐδήλωσα ὑμῖν διὰ τῶν Προφητῶν μου, ἄδηλα καὶ κρύφια. Κύριε δόξα σοί.  

                                               

Προκείμενον  Ἦχος δ' Ψαλμός Μ΄. 40

ξεπορεύετο ἔξω, καὶ ἐλάλει ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό. Κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἐψιθύριζον πάντες οἱ ἐχθροί μου, κατ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἐλογίζοντο κακά μοι.

Στίχος: Μακάριος ὁ συνιὼν ἐπὶ πτωχὸν καὶ πένητα, ἐν ἡμέρᾳ πονηρᾷ ῥύσεται αὐτὸν ὁ Κύριος.

Προφητείας Ζαχαρίου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. ΙΑ', 10-13)

Τάδε λέγει Κύριος. Λήψομαι τὴν ῥάβδον μου τὴν καλήν, καὶ ἀπορρίψω αὐτήν, τοῦ διασκεδάσαι τὴν διαθήκην μου, ἣν διεθέμην πρὸς πάντας τοὺς λαούς, καὶ διασκεδασθήσεται ἐν τῇ ἡμέρα ἐκείνη, καὶ γνώσονται οἱ Χαναναῖοι τὰ πρόβατα τὰ φυλασσόμενά μοί, διότι λόγος Κυρίου ἐστί. Καὶ ἐρῶ πρὸς αὐτούς. Εἰ καλὸν ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν ἐστι, δότε τὸν μισθόν μου, ἢ ἀπείπασθε, καὶ ἔστησαν τὸν μισθόν μου, τριάκοντα ἀργυροῦς. Καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς με. Κάθες αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ χωνευτήριον, καὶ σκέψομαι εἰ δόκιμόν ἐστιν, ὃν τρόπον ἐδοκιμάσθην ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν. Καὶ ἔλαβον τοὺς τριάκοντα ἀργυροῦς, καὶ ἐνέβαλον αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸν οἶκον Κυρίου εἰς τὸ χωνευτήριον, καθὰ συνέταξέ μοὶ Κύριος.

Πρὸς Γαλάτας ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Κέφ. ς' 14-18)

δελφοί, ἐμοὶ μὴ γένοιτο καυχάσθαι, εἰμὴ ἐν τῷ Σταυρῶ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, δι' οὗ ἐμοὶ Κόσμος ἐσταύρωται, καγῶ τῶ Κόσμω. Ἐν γὰρ Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ οὔτε περιτομή τι ἰσχύει, οὔτε ἀκροβυστία, ἀλλὰ καινὴ κτίσις. Καὶ ὅσοι τῶ κανόνι τούτω στοιχήσουσιν, εἰρήνη ἐπ' αὐτούς, καὶ ἔλεος, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσραὴλ τοῦ Θεοῦ. Τοῦ λοιποῦ, κόπους μοὶ μηδεῖς παρεχέτω, ἐγὼ γὰρ τὰ στίγματα τοῦ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματί μου βαστάζω. Ἡ χάρις τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μετὰ τοῦ πνεύματος ὑμῶν, ἀδελφοί. Ἀμήν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Ὀρθοῖ, ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῶ Πνεύματί σου.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ:  Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου το ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Κεφ. 27: 1-56

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, πρωΐας γενομένης, συμβούλιον ἔλαβον πάντες οἱ Ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ Πρεσβύτεροι τοῦ λαοῦ κατὰ τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ, ὥστε θανατῶσαι αὐτόν· καὶ δήσαντες αὐτὸν, ἀπήγαγον, καὶ παρέδωκαν αὐτὸν Ποντίῳ Πιλάτῳ, τῷ ἡγεμόνι. Τότε ἰδὼν ᾿Ιούδας ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν, ὅτι κατεκρίθη, μεταμεληθεὶς, ἀπέστρεψε τὰ τριάκοντα ἀργύρια τοῖς Ἀρχιερεῦσι καὶ τοῖς Πρεσβυτέροις, λέγων· Ἥμαρτον παραδοὺς αἷμα ἀθῷον. Οἱ δὲ εἶπον· Τί πρὸς ἡμᾶς; σὺ ὄψει. Καὶ ῥίψας τὰ ἀργύρια ἐν τῷ ναῷ, ἀνεχώρησε, καὶ ἀπελθὼν, ἀπήγξατο. Οἱ δὲ Ἀρχιερεῖς, λαβόντες τὰ ἀργύρια, εἶπον· Οὐκ ἔξεστι βαλεῖν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν κορβανᾶν, ἐπεὶ τιμὴ αἵματός ἐστι. Συμβούλιον δὲ λαβόντες, ἠγόρασαν ἐξ αὐτῶν τὸν ἀγρὸν τοῦ Κεραμέως, εἰς ταφὴν τοῖς ξένοις· διὸ ἐκλήθη ὁ ἀγρὸς ἐκεῖνος, ἀγρὸς αἵματος ἕως τῆς σήμερον. Τότε ἐπληρώθη τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ ῾Ιερεμίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος· «Καὶ ἔλαβον τὰ τριάκοντα ἀργύρια, τὴν τιμὴν τοῦ τετιμημένου, ὃν ἐτιμήσαντο ἀπὸ υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἔδωκαν αὐτὰ εἰς τὸν ἀγρὸν τοῦ Κεραμέως, καθὰ συνέταξέ μοι Κύριος.» ῾Ο δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἔστη ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Ἡγεμόνος, καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν ὁ Ἡγεμὼν, λέγων· Σὺ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων; ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἔφη αὐτῷ· Σὺ λέγεις· Καὶ ἐν τῷ κατηγορεῖσθαι αὐτὸν ὑπὸ τῶν Ἀρχιερέων καὶ τῶν Πρεσβυτέρων, οὐδὲν ἀπεκρίνατο. Τότε λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Πιλᾶτος· Οὐκ ἀκούεις πόσα σου καταμαρτυροῦσι; Καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ πρὸς οὐδὲ ἓν ῥῆμα· ὥστε θαυμάζειν τὸν Ἡγεμόνα λίαν. Κατὰ δὲ ἑορτὴν, εἰώθει ὁ Ἡγεμὼν ἀπολύειν ἕνα τῷ ὄχλῳ δέσμιον, ὃν ἤθελον. Εἶχον δὲ τότε δέσμιον ἐπίσημον, λεγόμενον Βαραββᾶν. Συνηγμένων οὖν αὐτῶν, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Πιλᾶτος· Τίνα θέλετε ἀπολύσω ὑμῖν; Βαραββᾶν, ἢ ᾿Ιησοῦν τὸν λεγόμενον Χριστόν; ᾔδει γὰρ, ὅτι διὰ φθόνον, παρέδωκαν αὐτόν. Καθημένου δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος, ἀπέστειλε πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ λέγουσα· Μηδὲν σοὶ καὶ τῷ δικαίω ἐκείνῳ· πολλὰ γὰρ ἔπαθον σήμερον κατ᾿ ὄναρ δι᾿ αὐτόν. Οἱ δὲ Ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ Πρεσβύτεροι ἔπεισαν τοὺς ὄχλους, ἵνα αἰτήσωνται τὸν Βαραββᾶν, τὸν δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦν ἀπολέσωσιν. Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Ἡγεμὼν, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τίνα θέλετε ἀπὸ τῶν δύο ἀπολύσω ὑμῖν; Οἱ δὲ εἶπον· Βαραββᾶν. Λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ Πιλᾶτος· τί οὖν ποιήσω ᾿Ιησοῦν, τὸν λεγόμενον Χριστόν; Λέγουσιν αὐτῷ πάντες· Σταυρωθήτω. Ὁ δὲ Ἡγεμὼν ἔφη· Τί γὰρ κακὸν ἐποίησεν; Οἱ δὲ περισσῶς ἔκραζον, λέγοντες· Σταυρωθήτω. Ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ Πιλᾶτος, ὅτι οὐδὲν ὠφελεῖ, ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον θόρυβος γίνεται, λαβὼν ὕδωρ, ἀπενίψατο τὰς χεῖρας ἀπέναντι τοῦ ὄχλου, λέγων· Ἀθῷός εἰμι ἀπὸ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ δικαίου τούτου· ὑμεῖς ὄψεσθε. Καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς πᾶς ὁ λαὸς, εἶπε· Τὸ αἷμα αὐτοῦ ἐφ᾿ ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἐπὶ τὰ τέκνα ἡμῶν. Τότε ἀπέλυσεν αὐτοῖς τὸν Βαραββᾶν, τὸν δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦν φραγελλώσας, παρέδωκεν ἵνα σταυρωθῇ. Τότε οἱ στρατιῶται τοῦ Ἡγεμόνος παραλαβόντες τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν εἰς τὸ Πραιτώριον, συνήγαγον ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν ὅλην τὴν σπεῖραν· καὶ ἐκδύσαντες αὐτὸν, περιέθηκαν αὐτῷ χλαμύδα κοκκίνην, καὶ πλέξαντες στέφανον ἐξ ἀκανθῶν, ἐπέθηκαν ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ κάλαμον ἐπὶ τὴν δεξιὰν αὐτοῦ, καὶ γονυπετήσαντες ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ, ἐνέπαιζον αὐτῷ, λέγοντες· Χαῖρε ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων· Καὶ ἐμπτύσαντες εἰς αὐτὸν, ἔλαβον τὸν κάλαμον καὶ ἔτυπτον εἰς τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ὅτε ἐνέπαιξαν αὐτῷ, ἐξέδυσαν αὐτὸν τὴν χλαμύδα καὶ ἐνέδυσαν αὐτὸν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀπήγαγον αὐτὸν εἰς τὸ σταυρῶσαι. ᾿Εξερχόμενοι δὲ, εὗρον ἄνθρωπον Κυρηναῖον, ὀνόματι Σίμωνα· τοῦτον ἠγγάρευσαν, ἵνα ἄρῃ τὸν Σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἐλθόντες εἰς τόπον λεγόμενον Γολγοθᾶ, ὅς ἐστι λεγόμενος Κρανίου τόπος, ἔδωκαν αὐτῷ πιεῖν ὄξος μετὰ χολῆς μεμιγμένον· καὶ γευσάμενος, οὐκ ἤθελε πιεῖν. Σταυρώσαντες δὲ αὐτὸν, διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, βαλόντες κλῆρον, ἵνα  πληρωθῇ τὸ ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ τοῦ Προφήτου· «Διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτιά μου ἑαυτοῖς, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ἱματισμόν μου ἔβαλον κλῆρον»· καὶ καθήμενοι, ἐτήρουν αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ. Καὶ ἐπέθηκαν ἐπάνω τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ τὴν αἰτίαν αὐτοῦ γεγραμμένην· Οὗτός ἐστιν ᾿Ιησοῦς ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων. Τότε σταυροῦνται σὺν αὐτῷ δύο λῃσταί, εἷς ἐκ δεξιῶν καὶ εἷς ἐξ εὐωνύμων. Οἱ δὲ παραπορευόμενοι ἐβλασφήμουν αὐτὸν, κινοῦντες τὰς κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν, καὶ λέγοντες· Ὁ καταλύων τὸν ναὸν, καὶ ἐν τρισὶν ἡμέραις οἰκοδομῶν! σῶσον σεαυτόν· εἰ Υἱὸς εἶ τοῦ Θεοῦ, κατάβηθι ἀπὸ τοῦ Σταυροῦ. Ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ οἱ Ἀρχιερεῖς, ἐμπαίζοντες μετὰ τῶν Γραμματέων καὶ Πρεσβυτέρων, καὶ Φαρισαίων, ἔλεγον· ἄλλους ἔσωσεν, ἑαυτὸν οὐ δύναται σῶσαι· εἰ Βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ ἐστι, καταβάτω νῦν ἀπὸ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, καὶ πιστεύσωμεν αὐτῷ· Πέποιθεν ἐπὶ τὸν Θεόν, ῥυσάσθω νῦν αὐτόν, εἰ θέλει αὐτόν· εἶπε γὰρ, ὅτι Θεοῦ εἰμι Υἱός. Τὸ δ᾿ αὐτὸ καὶ οἱ λῃσταὶ, οἱ συσταυρωθέντες αὐτῷ, ὠνείδιζον αὐτόν. ᾿Απὸ δὲ ἕκτης ὥρας σκότος ἐγένετο ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν, ἕως ὥρας ἐνάτης. Περὶ δὲ τὴν ἐνάτην ὥραν ἀνεβόησεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς φωνῇ μεγάλῃ, λέγων· Ἠλὶ, Ἠλί, λαμὰ σαβαχθανί, τοῦτ᾿ ἔστι, Θεέ μου, Θεέ μου, ἱνα τί με ἐγκατέλιπες; Τινὲς δὲ τῶν ἐκεῖ ἑστώτων ἀκούσαντες, ἔλεγον· ὅτι ᾿Ηλίαν φωνεῖ οὗτος. Καὶ εὐθέως δραμὼν εἷς ἐξ αὐτῶν, καὶ λαβὼν σπόγγον, πλήσας τε ὄξους, καὶ περιθεὶς καλάμῳ, ἐπότιζεν αὐτόν. Οἱ δὲ λοιποὶ ἔλεγον· Ἄφες, ἴδωμεν εἰ ἔρχεται ᾿Ηλίας σώσων αὐτόν. Ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς, πάλιν κράξας φωνῇ μεγάλῃ, ἀφῆκε τὸ πνεῦμα. Καὶ ἰδοὺ, τὸ καταπέτασμα τοῦ Ναοῦ ἐσχίσθη εἰς δύο, ἀπὸ ἄνωθεν ἕως κάτω· καὶ ἡ γῆ ἐσείσθη· καὶ αἱ πέτραι ἐσχίσθησαν· καὶ τὰ μνημεῖα ἀνεῴχθησαν· καὶ πολλὰ σώματα τῶν κεκοιμημένων ἁγίων ἠγέρθη, καὶ ἐξελθόντες ἐκ τῶν μνημείων, μετὰ τὴν ἔγερσιν αὐτοῦ, εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὴν ἁγίαν Πόλιν, καὶ ἐνεφανίσθησαν πολλοῖς. ῾Ο δὲ Ἑκατόνταρχος, καὶ οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ, τηροῦντες τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν, ἰδόντες τὸν σεισμὸν καὶ τὰ γενόμενα, ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα, λέγοντες· Ἀληθῶς Θεοῦ Υἱὸς ἦν οὗτος. ῏Ησαν δὲ ἐκεῖ καὶ γυναῖκες πολλαὶ, ἀπὸ μακρόθεν θεωροῦσαι, αἵτινες ἠκολούθησαν τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, διακονοῦσαι αὐτῷ· ἐν αἷς ἦν Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή, καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ ᾿Ιακώβου καὶ ᾿Ιωσῆ μήτηρ, καὶ ἡ μήτηρ τῶν Υἱῶν Ζεβεδαίου.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα τὴ μακροθυμία σου Κύριε, δόξα σοὶ.

  

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Τὰ διαβήματά μου κατεύθυνον κατὰ τὸ λόγιόν σου, καὶ μὴ κατακυριευσάτω μου πᾶσα ἀνομία. Λύτρωσαί με ἀπὸ συκοφαντίας ἀνθρώπων, καὶ φυλάξω τὰς ἐντολάς σου. Τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἐπίφανον ἐπὶ τὸν δούλόν σου, καὶ δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου. Πληρωθήτω τὸ στόμα μου αἰνέσεώς σου, Κύριε, ὅπως ὑμνήσω τὴν δόξαν σου, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν τὴν μεγαλοπρέπειάν σου.

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 πλ. δ'

Τὸν δι' ἡμᾶς σταυρωθέντα, δεῦτε πάντες ὑμνήσωμεν, αὐτὸν γὰρ κατεῖδε Μαρία ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου, καὶ ἔλεγεν. Εἰ καὶ σταυρὸν ὑπομένεις, σὺ ὑπάρχεις ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Θεός μου.

Κύριε ἐλέησον (μ')

ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ πάσῃ ὥρᾳ ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς προσκυνούμενος καὶ δοξαζόμενος Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ μακρόθυμος, ὁ πολυέλεος, ὁ πολυέσπλαγχνος, ὁ τοὺς δικαίους ἀγαπῶν καί τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς ἐλεῶν, ὁ πάντας καλῶν πρὸς σωτηρίαν διά τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν μελλόντων ἀγαθῶν , αὐτός Κύριε, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ταύτῃ τὰς ἐντεύξεις καὶ ἴθυνον τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν πρὸς τὰς ἐντολάς σου. Τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν ἁγίασον, τὰ σώματα ἅγνισον , τοὺς λογισμοὺς διόρθωσον, τὰς ἐννοίας κάθαρον καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, κακῶν καὶ ὀδύνης. Τείχισον ἡμᾶς ἁγίοις σου Ἀγγέλοις, ἵνα τῇ παρεμβολῇ αὐτῶν φρουρούμενοι καὶ ὁδηγούμενοι καταντήσωμεν εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ εἰς τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς ἀπροσίτου σου δόξης, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Κύριε ἐλέησον  (γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Θεός οἰκτιρήσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ εὐλογήσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐπιφάναι τό πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ εφ᾿ ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐλεήσαι ἡμᾶς

 Εὐχὴν

Χριστέ, τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, τὸ φωτίζον καὶ ἁγιάζον πάντα ἄνθρωπον ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον, σημειωθήτω ἐφ' ἡμᾶς τὸ φῶς τοῦ προσώπου σου, ἵνα ἐν αὐτῷ ὁ ψώμεθᾳ φῶς τὸ ἀπρόσιτον, καὶ κατεύθυνον τὰ διαβήματα ἡμῶν πρὸς ἐργασίαν τῶν ἐντολῶν σου, πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου σου Μητρός, καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μὴν

 

ΩΡΑ ΤΡΙΤΗ 

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. 

 Ψαλμὸς λδ'

Δίκασον, Κύριε, τοὺς ἀδικούντάς με πολέμησον τοὺς πολεμούντάς με. Ἐπιλαβοῦ, ὅπλου καὶ θυρεοῦ, καὶ ἀνάστηθι εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν μου. Ἐκχεον ῥομφαίαν, καὶ σύγκλεισον ἐξ ἐναντίας τῶν καταδιωκόντων με. Εἶπον τὴ ψυχή μου. Σωτηρία σου εἰμὶ ἐγώ. Αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, καὶ ἐντραπήτωσαν οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχήν μου, ἀποστραφήτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, καὶ καταισχυνθήτωσαν οἱ λογιζόμενοί μοὶ κακά. Γενηθήτωσαν ὡσεὶ χνοὺς κατὰ πρόσωπον ἀνέμου, καὶ Ἀγγελος Κυρίου ἐκθλίβων αὐτούς. Γενηθήτω ἡ ὁδός αὐτῶν σκότος καὶ ὀλίσθημα, καὶ Ἄγγελος Κυρίου καταδιώκων αὐτούς. Ὅτι δωρεὰν ἔκρυψάν μοί, διαφθορὰν παγίδος αὐτῶν, μάτην ὠνείδισαν τὴν ψυχήν μου. Ἐλθέτω αὐτῷ παγίς, ἣν οὐ γινώσκει, καὶ ἡ θήρα, ἣν ἔκρυψε, συλλαβέτω αὐτόν, καὶ ἐν τῇ παγίδι πεσεῖται ἐν αὐτῇ, ἡ δὲ ψυχή μου ἀγαλλιάσεται ἐπὶ τῶ Κυρίω, τερφθήσεται ἐπὶ τῶ σωτηρίω αὐτοῦ. Πάντα τὰ ὀστά μου ἐροῦσι. Κύριε, Κύριε, τὶς ὅμοιός σοὶ; Ῥυόμενος πτωχὸν ἐκ χειρὸς στερεωτέρων αὐτοῦ, καὶ πτωχὸν καὶ πένητα ἀπὸ τῶν διαρπαζόντων αὐτόν. Ἀναστάντες μοὶ μάρτυρες ἄδικοι, ἃ οὐκ ἐγίνωσκον ἠρώτων με. Ἀνταπεδίδοσάν μοὶ πονηρὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν, καὶ ἀτεκνίαν τὴ ψυχή μου. Ἐγὼ δέ, ἐν τῷ αὐτοὺς παρενοχλεῖν μοί, ἐνεδυόμην σάκκον, καὶ ἐταπείνουν ἐν νηστείᾳ τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ ἡ προσευχή μου εἷς κόλπον μου ἀποστραφήσεται. Ὡς πλησίον, ὡς ἀδελφῶ ἡμετέρω, οὕτως εὐηρέστουν, ὡς πενθῶν καὶ σκυθρωπάζων, οὕτως ἐταπεινούμην. Καὶ κατ' ἐμοῦ εὐφράνθησαν, καὶ συνήχθησαν, συνήχθησαν ἐπ' ἐμὲ μάστιγες, καὶ οὐκ ἔγνων. Διεσχίσθησαν, καὶ οὐ κατενύγησαν, ἐπείρασάν με, ἐξεμυκτήρισάν με μυκτηρισμῶ, ἔβρυξαν ἐπ' ἐμὲ τοὺς ὀδόντας αὐτῶν. Κύριε, πότε ἐπόψει, ἀποκατάστησον τὴν ψυχήν μου ἀπὸ τῆς κακουργίας αὐτῶν, ἀπὸ λεόντων τὴν μονογενή μου, σοὶ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ πολλή, ἐν λαῷ Ἐξομολογήσομαί βαρεῖ αἰνέσω σε. Μὴ ἐπιχαρείησάν μοὶ οἱ ἐχθραίνοντές μοὶ ἀδίκως, οἱ μισούντές με δωρεάν, καὶ διανεύοντες ὀφθαλμοίς. Ὅτι ἐμοὶ μὲν εἰρηνικὰ ἐλάλουν, καὶ ἐπ' ὀργὴν δόλους διελογίζοντο. Ἐπλάτυναν ἐπ' ἐμὲ τὸ στόμα αὐτῶν, εἶπον. Εὖγε, εὖγε, εἶδον οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν. Εἶδες, Κύριε, μὴ παρασιωπήσης. Κύριε, μὴ ἀποστὴς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἐξεγέρθητι, Κύριε, καὶ πρόσχες τὴ κρίσει μου, ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ ὁ Κύριός μου, εἰς τὴν δίκην μου. Κρίνόν με, Κύριε, κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ μὴ ἐπιχαρείησάν μοί. Μὴ εἴποισαν ἐν καρδίαις αὐτῶν. Εὖγε, εὖγε τὴ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν, μηδὲ εἴποιεν, Κατεπίομεν αὐτόν. Αἰσχυνθείησαν, καὶ ἐντραπείησαν ἅμα οἱ ἐπιχαίροντες τοὶς κακοίς μου. Ἐνδυσάσθωσαν αἰσχύνην, καὶ ἐντροπὴν οἱ μεγαλορρημονοῦντες ἐπ' ἐμέ. Ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν, καὶ εὐφρανθήτωσαν οἱ θέλοντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην μου, καὶ εἰπάτωσαν διαπαντός. Μεγαλυνθήτω ὁ Κύριος, οἱ θέλοντες τὴν εἰρήνην τοῦ δούλου αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἡ νλώσσά μου μελετήσει τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν τὸν ἔπαινόν σου.

Ψαλμὸς ρη'

Θεός, τὴν αἴνεσίν μου μὴ παρασιωπήσης, ὅτι στόμα ἁμαρτωλοῦ, καὶ στόμα δολίου ἐπ' ἐμὲ ἠνοίχθη. Ἐλάλησαν κατ' ἐμοῦ γλώσση δολία, καὶ λόγοις μίσους ἐκύκλωσάν με, καὶ ἐπολέμησάν με δωρεάν. Ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀγαπᾶν με, ἐνδιὲ βαλλὸν με, ἐγὼ δὲ προσηυχόμην. Καὶ ἔθεντο κατ' ἐμοῦ κακὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν, καὶ μῖσος ἀντὶ τῆς ἀγαπήσεώς μου. Κατάστησον ἐπ' αὐτὸν ἁμαρτωλόν, καὶ διάβολος στήτω ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ. Ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαι αὐτὸν ἐξέλθοι καταδεδικασμένος, καὶ ἡ προσευχὴ αὐτοῦ γενέσθω εἰς ἁμαρτίαν. Γενηθήτωσαν αἱ ἡμέραι αὐτοῦ ὀλίγαι, καὶ τὴν ἐπισκοπὴν αὐτοῦ λάβοι ἕτερος. Γενηθήτωσαν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ ὀρφανοί, καὶ ἢ γυνὴ αὐτοῦ χήρα. Σαλευόμενοι μεταναστήτωσαν οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπαιτησάτωσαν, ἐκβληθήτωσαν ἐκ τῶν οἰκοπέδων αὐτῶν. Ἐξερευνησάτω δανειστὴς πάντα ὅσα ὑπάρχει αὐτῷ, καὶ διαρπασάτωσαν ἀλλότριοι τοὺς πόνους αὐτοῦ. Μὴ ὑπαρξάτω αὐτῷ ἀντιλήπτωρ, μηδὲ γενηθήτω οἰκτίρμων τοὶς ὀρφανοὶς αὐτοῦ. Γενηθήτω τὰ τέκνα αὐτοῦ εἰς ἐξολόθρευσιν, ἐν γενεᾷ μιὰ ἐξαλειφθείη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ. Ἀναμνησθείη ἡ ἀνομία τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ ἔναντι Κυρίου, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ μὴ ἐξαλειφθείη. Γενηθήτωσαν ἐναντίον Κυρίου διαπαντός, καὶ ἐξολοθρευθείη ἐκ γῆς τὸ μνημόσυνον αὐτῶν, ἀνθ' ὧν οὐκ ἐμνήσθη ποιῆσαι ἔλεος, καὶ κατεδίωξεν ἄνθρωπον πένητα, καὶ πτωχόν, καὶ κατανενυγμένον τὴ καρδία τοῦ θανατῶσαι. Καὶ ἠγάπησε κατάραν, καὶ ἤξει αὐτῷ, καὶ Οὐκ ἠθέλησεν εὐλογίαν, καὶ μακρυνθήσεται ἀπ' αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἐνεδύσατο κατάραν, ὡς ἴμάτιον, καὶ εἰσῆλθεν, ὡσεὶ ὕδωρ, εἰς τὰ ἔγκατα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ὡσεὶ ἔλαιον, ἐν τοῖς ὀστέοις αὐτοῦ. Γενηθήτω αὐτῷ ὡς ἱμάτιον, ὃ περιβάλλεται, καὶ ὡσεὶ ζώνη, ἣν διαπαντὸς περιζώννυται. Τοῦτο τὸ ἔργον τῶν ἐνδιαβαλλόντων με παρὰ Κυρίου, καὶ τῶν λαλούντων πονηρὰ κατὰ τῆς ψυχῆς μου. Καὶ σύ, Κύριε, Κύριε, ποίησον μέτ' ἐμοῦ, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, ὅτι χρηστὸν τὸ ἔλεός σου, ῥύσαί με, ὅτι πτωχὸς καὶ πένης εἰμὶ ἐγώ, καὶ ἢ καρδία μου τετάρακται ἐντός μου. Ὡσεὶ σκιὰ ἐν τῷ ἐκκλῖναι αὐτήν, ἀντανηρέθην, ἐξετινάχθην ὡσεὶ ἀκρίδες. Τὰ γόνατά μου ἠσθένησαν ἀπὸ νηστείας, καὶ ἡ σάρξ μου ἡλλοιώθη δι' ἔλαιον, καγῶ ἐγενήθην ὄνειδος αὐτοῖς, εἴδοσάν με, ἐσάλευσαν κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν. Βοήθησόν μοί, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ σώσόν με κατὰ τὸ ἔλεός σου. Καὶ γνώτωσαν, ὅτι ἡ χείρ σου αὕτη, καὶ σύ, Κύριε, ἐποίησας αὐτήν. Καταράσονται αὐτοί, καὶ σὺ εὐλογήσεις, οἱ ἐπανιστάμενοί μοὶ αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, ὁ δὲ δούλός σου εὐφρανθήσεται. Ἐνδυσάσθωσαν οἱ ἐνδιαβάλλοντές με ἐντροπήν, καὶ περιβαλέσθωσαν, ὡς διπλοϊδα, αἰσχύνην αὐτῶν. Ἐξομολογήσομαι τῶ Κυρίω σφόδρα ἐν τῷ στόματί μου, καὶ ἐν μέσῳ πολλῶν αἰνέσω αὐτόν. Ὅτι παρέστη ἐκ δεξιῶν πένητος, τοῦ σῶσαι ἐκ τῶν καταδιωκόντων τὴν ψυχήν μου.

Ψαλμὸς Ν'

λέησόν με, ὁ Θεός, κατὰ τὸ μέγα ἔλεός σου, καὶ κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐξάλειψον τὸ ἀνόμημά μου. Ἐπὶ πλεῖον πλύνόν με ἀπὸ τῆς ἀνομίας μου, καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου καθάρισόν με. Ὅτι τὴν ἀνομίαν μου ἐγὼ γινώσκω, καὶ ἡ ἁμαρτία μου ἐνώπιόν μου ἐστὶ διαπαντός. Σοὶ μόνω ἥμαρτον, καὶ τὸ πονηρὸν ἐνώπιόν σου ἐποίησα, ὅπως ἂν δικαιωθὴς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις σου, καὶ νικήσης ἐν τῷ κρίνεσθαί σε. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἐν ἀνομίαις συνελήφθην, καὶ ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ἒ κίσσησέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου. Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ἀλήθειαν ἠγάπησας, τὰ ἄδηλα καὶ τὰ κρύφια τῆς σοφίας σου ἐδήλωσάς μοί. Ῥαντιεὶς με ὑσσώπω, καὶ καθαρισθήσομαι, πλυνεὶς με, καὶ ὑπὲρ χιόνα λευκανθήσομαι. Ἀκουτιεὶς μοὶ ἀγαλλίασιν, καὶ εὐφροσύνην, ἀγαλλιάσονται ὀστέα τεταπεινωμένα. Ἀπόστρεψον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου, καὶ πάσας τάς ἀνομίας μου ἐξάλειψον. Καρδίαν καθαρὰν κτίσον ἐν ἐμοί, ὁ Θεός, καὶ πνεῦμα εὐθὲς ἐγκαίνισον ἐν τοῖς ἐγκάτοις μου. Μὴ ἀπορρίψης μὲ ἀπὸ τοῦ προσώπου σου, καὶ τὸ Πνεύμά σου τὸ ἅγιον μὴ ἀντανέλης ἀπ' ἐμοῦ. Ἀπόδος μοὶ τὴν ἀγαλλίασιν τοῦ σωτηρίου σου, καὶ πνεύματι ἡγεμονικῶ στήριξόν με. Διδάξω ἀνόμους τὰς ὁδούς σου, καὶ ἀσεβεῖς, ἐπὶ σὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι. Ῥύσαί με ἐξ αἱμάτων, ὁ Θεός, ὁ Θεὸς τῆς σωτηρίας μου, ἀγαλλιάσεται ἡ γλώσσά 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 τῶ Θεῷ, πνεῦμα συντετριμμένον, καρδίαν συντετριμμένην καὶ τεταπεινωμένην ὁ Θεὸς οὐκ ἐξουδενώσει. Ἀγάθυνον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ εὐδοκία σου τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήτω τὰ τείχη Ἱερουσαλήμ. Τότε εὐδοκήσεις θυσίαν δικαιοσύνης, ἀναφοράν, καὶ ὁλοκαυτώματα. Τότε ἀνοίσουσιν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριόν σου μόσχους.  

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

λληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ')

Δόξα...

Τροπάριον  Ἦχος πλ. β'

Κύριε, κατέκρινάν σε οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι θανάτω, τὴν ζωὴν τῶν ἁπάντων, οἱ τὴν ἐρυθρὰν ῥάβδω πεζεύσαντες, σταυρῶ σὲ προσήλωσαν, καὶ οἱ ἐκ πέτρας μέλι θηλάσαντες, χολὴν σοὶ προσήνεγκαν, ἀλλ' ἑκὼν ὑπέμεινας, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσης τῆς δουλείας τοῦ ἐχθροῦ. Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς δόξα σοί.

 

Καὶ νῦν...   

Θεοτοκίον

Θεοτόκε, σὺ εἶ ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινή, ἡ βλαστήσασα τὸν καρπὸν τῆς ζωῆς. Σὲ ἱκετεύομεν, πρέσβευε Δέσποινα μετὰ τῶν Ἀποστόλων, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεηθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Εἶτα ψάλλομεν τὰ ἑπόμενα Ἰδιόμελα,

τὸ πρῶτον χωρὶς Στίχων.

Ἦχος πλ. δ'

Διὰ τὸν φόβον τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ὁ φίλος σου καὶ ὁ πλησίον Πέτρος, ἠρνήσατό σε Κύριε, καὶ ὀδυρόμενος οὕτως ἐβόα. Τῶν δακρύων μου μὴ παρασιωπήσης, εἶπα γὰρ φυλάξαι τὴν πίστιν οἰκτίρμον, καὶ οὐκ ἐφύλαξα, καὶ ἡμῶν τὴν μετάνοιαν, οὕτω δέξαι, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (2)

Στίχος: Τὰ ῥήματά μου ἐνώτισαι, Κύριε, σύνες τῆς κραυγῆς μου.

Πρὸ τοῦ τιμίου σου Σταυροῦ, στρατιωτῶν ἐμπαιζόντων σὲ Κύριε, αἱ νοεραὶ στρατιαὶ κατεπλήττοντο, ἀνεδήσω γὰρ στέφανον ὕβρεως, ὁ τὴν γὴν ζωγραφήσας τοὶς ἄνθεσι, καὶ τὴν χλαίναν χλευαζόμενος ἐφόρεσας, ὁ νεφέλαις περιβάλλων τὸ στερέωμα, τοιαύτη γὰρ οἰκονομία, ἐγνώσθη σου ἡ εὐσπλαγχνία, Χριστέ, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος, δόξα σοί.

 

Στίχος: Πρόσχες τῇ φωνῇ τῆς δεήσεώς μου, ὁ βασιλεύς μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου.

Πρὸ τοῦ τιμίου σου Σταυροῦ, στρατιωτῶν ἐμπαιζόντων σὲ Κύριε, αἱ νοεραὶ στρατιαὶ κατεπλήττοντο, ἀνεδήσω γὰρ στέφανον ὕβρεως, ὁ τὴν γὴν ζωγραφήσας τοὶς ἄνθεσι, καὶ τὴν χλαίναν χλευαζόμενος ἐφόρεσας, ὁ νεφέλαις περιβάλλων τὸ στερέωμα, τοιαύτη γὰρ οἰκονομία, ἐγνώσθη σου ἡ εὐσπλαγχνία, Χριστέ, τὸ μέγα ἔλεος, δόξα σοί.

 

Δόξα...

λκόμενος ἐπὶ σταυροῦ, οὕτως ἐβόας Κύριε. Διὰ ποῖον ἔργον, θέλετέ με σταυρῶσαι Ἰουδαῖοι; ὅτι τοὺς παραλύτους ὑμῶν συνέσφιγξα; ὅτι τοὺς νεκρούς, ὡς ἐξ ὕπνου ἀνέστησα; Αἱμόρρουν Ἰασάμην, Χαναναίαν ἠλέησα, διὰ ποῖον ἔργον θέλετέ με φονεῦσαι Ἰουδαῖοι; ἀλλ' ὄψεσθε εἰς ὃν νὺν ἐκκεντᾶτε, Χριστὸν παράνομοι.

 

Καὶ νῦν...

λκόμενος ἐπὶ σταυροῦ, οὕτως ἐβόας Κύριε. Διὰ ποῖον ἔργον, θέλετέ με σταυρῶσαι Ἰουδαῖοι; ὅτι τοὺς παραλύτους ὑμῶν συνέσφιγξα; ὅτι τοὺς νεκρούς, ὡς ἐξ ὕπνου ἀνέστησα; Αἱμόρρουν Ἰασάμην, Χαναναίαν ἠλέησα, διὰ ποῖον ἔργον θέλετέ με φονεῦσαι Ἰουδαῖοι; ἀλλ' ὄψεσθε εἰς ὃν νὺν ἐκκεντᾶτε, Χριστὸν παράνομοι.

 

Προκείμενον  Ἦχος δ' Ψαλμός ΛΖ΄. 37

τι ἐγὼ εἰς μάστιγας ἕτοιμος καὶ ἡ ἀλγηδών μου ἐνώπιόν μού ἐστι διαπαντός.

Στίχος: Κύριε, μὴ τῶ θυμῶ σου ἐλέγξης με, μηδὲ τῇ ὀργῇ σου παιδεύσῃς με.

Προφητείας Ἡσαϊου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. Ν', 4-11 )

Κύριος δίδωσί μοὶ γλῶσσαν παιδείας, τοῦ γνῶναι ἡνίκα δεῖ εἰπεῖν λόγον, ἔθηκέ με πρωϊ πρωϊ, προσέθηκέ μοὶ ὠτίον τοῦ ἀκούειν, καὶ ἡ παιδεία Κυρίου ἀνοίγει μου τὰ ὦτα, ἐγὼ δὲ οὐκ ἀπειθῶ, οὐδὲ ἀντιλέγω. Τὸν νώτόν μου ἔδωκα εἰς μάστιγας, τὰς δὲ σιαγόνας μου εἰς ῥαπίσματα, τὸ δὲ πρόσωπόν μου οὐκ ἀπέστρεψα ἀπὸ αἰσχύνης ἐμπτυσμάτων, καὶ Κύριος, Κύριος βοηθός μου ἐγενήθη. Διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐνετράπην, ἀλλ' ἔθηκα τὸ πρόσωπόν μου ὡς στερεὰν πέτραν, καὶ ἔγνων, ὅτι οὐ μὴ αἰσχυνθῶ, ὅτι ἐγγίζει ὁ δικαιώσας με. Τὶς ὁ κρινόμενός μοὶ; ἀντιστήτω μοὶ ἅμα, καὶ τὶς ὁ κρινόμενός μοὶ; ἐγγισάτω μοί. Ἰδοὺ Κύριος, Κύριος βοηθήσει μοί, τὶς κακώσει με; ἰδοὺ πάντες ὑμεῖς, ὡς ἱμάτιον, παλαιωθήσεσθε, καὶ ὡς σὴς καταφάγεται ὑμᾶς. Τὶς ἐν ὑμῖν ὁ φοβούμενος τὸν Κύριον, ὑπακουσάτω τῆς φωνῆς τοῦ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ. Οἱ πορευόμενοι ἐν σκότει, καὶ οὐκ ἐστιν αὐτοῖς φῶς, πεποίθατε ἐπὶ τῶ ὀνόματι Κυρίου, καὶ ἀντιστηρισασθε ἐπὶ τῶ Θεῷ. Ἰδοὺ πάντες ὑμεῖς ὡς πύρ καίετε, καὶ κατισχύετε φλόγα, πορεύεσθε τῶ φωτὶ τοῦ πυρὸς ὑμῶν, καὶ τὴ φλογί, ἢ ἐξεκαύσατε, δι' ἐμὲ ἐγένετο ταῦτα ὑμῖν, ἐν λύπῃ κοιμηθήσεσθε.

Πρὸς Ῥωμαίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. Ε', 6-10)

δελφοί, ἔτι Χριστός, ὄντων ἡμῶν ἀσθενῶν, κατὰ καιρὸν ὑπὲρ ἀσεβῶν ἀπέθανε. Μόλις γὰρ ὑπὲρ δικαίου τὶς ἀποθανεῖται, ὑπὲρ γὰρ τοῦ ἀγαθοῦ τάχα τὶς καὶ τολμᾷ ἀποθανεῖν. Συνίστησι δὲ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ἀγάπην εἰς ἡμᾶς ὁ Θεός, ὅτι ἔτι, ἁμαρτωλῶν ὄντων ἡμῶν, Χριστὸς ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἀπέθανε. Πολλῷ οὖν μᾶλλον, δικαιωθέντες νύν ἐν τῷ Αἵματι αὐτοῦ, σωθησόμεθα δι' αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς ὀργῆς, Εἰ γὰρ ἐχθροὶ ὄντες, κατηλλάγη μὲν τῶ Θεῷ, διὰ τοῦ θανάτου τοῦ Υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, πολλῷ μᾶλλον καταλλαγέντες, σωθησόμεθα ἐν τῇ ζωὴ αὐτοῦ.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Ὀρθοῖ, ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῶ Πνεύματί σου.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ:  Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Μᾶρκον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου το ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Κεφ. 15: 16-41

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, οἱ στρατιῶται ἀπήγαγον τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν ἔσω τῆς αὐλῆς, ὅ ἐστι Πραιτώριον, καὶ συγκαλοῦσιν ὅλην τὴν σπεῖραν· καὶ ἐνδύουσιν αὐτὸν πορφύραν, καὶ περιτιθέασιν αὐτῷ πλέξαντες ἀκάνθινον στέφανον, καὶ ἤρξαντο ἀσπάζεσθαι αὐτόν καὶ λέγειν· Χαῖρε ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων. Καὶ ἔτυπτον αὐτοῦ τὴν κεφαλὴν καλάμῳ, καὶ ἐνέπτυον αὐτῷ, καὶ τιθέντες τὰ γόνατα, προσεκύνουν αὐτῷ. Καὶ ὅτε ἐνέπαιξαν αὐτῷ, ἐξέδυσαν αὐτὸν τὴν πορφύραν, καὶ ἐνέδυσαν αὐτὸν τὰ ἱμάτια τὰ ἴδια, καὶ ἐξάγουσιν αὐτὸν, ἵνα σταυρώσωσιν αὐτόν. Καὶ ἀγγαρεύουσι παράγοντά τινα Σίμωνα Κυρηναῖον, ἐρχόμενον ἀπ᾿ ἀγροῦ, τὸν πατέρα ᾿Αλεξάνδρου καὶ Ρούφου, ἵνα ἄρῃ τὸν Σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ. Καὶ φέρουσιν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ Γολγοθᾶ τόπον, ὅ ἐστι μεθερμηνευόμενον, Κρανίου τόπος. Καὶ ἐδίδουν αὐτῷ πιεῖν ἐσμυρνισμένον οἶνον· ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἔλαβε. Καὶ σταυρώσαντες αὐτὸν, διαμερίζονται τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, βάλλοντες κλῆρον ἐπ᾿ αὐτὰ, τίς τί ἄρῃ. Ἦν δὲ ὥρα τρίτη, καὶ ἐσταύρωσαν αὐτόν. Καὶ ἦν ἡ ἐπιγραφὴ τῆς αἰτίας αὐτοῦ ἐπιγεγραμμένη· Ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων. Καὶ σὺν αὐτῷ σταυροῦσι δύο λῃστάς, ἕνα ἐκ δεξιῶν, καὶ ἕνα ἐξ εὐωνύμων αὐτοῦ. Καὶ ἐπληρώθη ἡ Γραφὴ, ἡ λέγουσα· «Καὶ μετὰ ἀνόμων ἐλογίσθη». Καὶ οἱ παραπορευόμενοι ἐβλασφήμουν αὐτὸν, κινοῦντες τὰς κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν, καὶ λέγοντες· Οὐά, ὁ καταλύων τὸν ναὸν, καὶ ἐν τρισὶν ἡμέραις οἰκοδομῶν! σῶσον σεαυτὸν, καὶ κατάβα ἀπὸ τοῦ Σταυροῦ. Ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ οἱ Ἀρχιερεῖς ἐμπαίζοντες πρὸς ἀλλήλους, μετὰ τῶν Γραμματέων, ἔλεγον· ἄλλους ἔσωσεν, ἑαυτὸν οὐ δύναται σῶσαι. Ὁ Χριστὸς, ὁ Βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραὴλ, καταβάτω νῦν ἀπὸ τοῦ Σταυροῦ, ἵνα ἴδωμεν, καὶ πιστεύσωμεν αὐτῷ. Καὶ οἱ συνεσταυρωμένοι αὐτῷ ὠνείδιζον αὐτόν. Γενομένης δὲ ὥρας ἕκτης, σκότος ἐγένετο ἐφ᾿ ὅλην τὴν γῆν ἕως ὥρας ἐνάτης. Καὶ τῇ ὥρᾳ τῇ ἐνάτῃ ἐβόησεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς φωνῇ μεγάλῃ, λέγων· ᾿Ελωῒ, ᾿Ελωῒ λαμὰ σαβαχθανί; ὅ ἐστι μεθερμηνευόμενον· Ὁ Θεός μου, ὁ Θεός μου, εἰς τί με ἐγκατέλιπες; Καί τινες τῶν παρεστηκότων ἀκούσαντες, ἔλεγον· Ἰδού, ᾿Ηλίαν φωνεῖ. Δραμὼν δὲ εἷς, καὶ γεμίσας σπόγγον ὄξους, περιθείς τε καλάμῳ, ἐπότιζεν αὐτὸν, λέγων· Ἄφετε ἴδωμεν, εἰ ἔρχεται ᾿Ηλίας καθελεῖν αὐτόν. Ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἀφεὶς φωνὴν μεγάλην, ἐξέπνευσε. Καὶ τὸ καταπέτασμα τοῦ ναοῦ ἐσχίσθη εἰς δύο, ἀπὸ ἄνωθεν ἕως κάτω. ᾿Ιδὼν δὲ ὁ Κεντυρίων, ὁ παρεστηκὼς ἐξ ἐναντίας αὐτοῦ, ὅτι οὕτω κράξας ἐξέπνευσεν, εἶπεν· ἀληθῶς ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὗτος Υἱὸς ἦν Θεοῦ. ῏Ησαν δὲ καὶ γυναῖκες ἀπὸ μακρόθεν θεωροῦσαι, ἐν αἷς ἦν καὶ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ, καὶ Μαρία ἡ τοῦ ᾿Ιακώβου τοῦ μικροῦ καὶ ᾿Ιωσῆ μήτηρ, καὶ Σαλώμη, αἳ καὶ ὅτε ἦν ἐν τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ, ἠκολούθουν αὐτῷ καὶ διηκόνουν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἄλλαι πολλαὶ αἱ συναναβᾶσαι αὐτῷ εἰς ῾Ιεροσόλυμα.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα τὴ μακροθυμία σου Κύριε, δόξα σοὶ.

 

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Κύριε ὁ Θεὸς εὐλογητός, εὐλογητὸς Κύριος ἡμέραν καθ' ἡμέραν, κατευοδῶσαι ἡμῖν ὁ Θεὸς τῶν σωτηρίων ἡμῶν, ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ σώζειν.

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

Τὸν δι' ἡμᾶς σταυρωθέντα, δεῦτε πάντες ὑμνήσωμεν, αὐτὸν γὰρ κατεῖδε Μαρία ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου, καὶ ἔλεγεν. Εἰ καὶ σταυρὸν ὑπομένεις, σὺ ὑπάρχεις ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Θεός μου.

 Κύριε ἐλέησον (μ')

ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ πάσῃ ὥρᾳ ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς προσκυνούμενος καὶ δοξαζόμενος Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ μακρόθυμος, ὁ πολυέλεος, ὁ πολυέσπλαγχνος, ὁ τοὺς δικαίους ἀγαπῶν καί τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς ἐλεῶν, ὁ πάντας καλῶν πρὸς σωτηρίαν διά τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν μελλόντων ἀγαθῶν , αὐτός Κύριε, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ταύτῃ τὰς ἐντεύξεις καὶ ἴθυνον τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν πρὸς τὰς ἐντολάς σου. Τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν ἁγίασον, τὰ σώματα ἅγνισον , τοὺς λογισμοὺς διόρθωσον, τὰς ἐννοίας κάθαρον καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, κακῶν καὶ ὀδύνης. Τείχισον ἡμᾶς ἁγίοις σου Ἀγγέλοις, ἵνα τῇ παρεμβολῇ αὐτῶν φρουρούμενοι καὶ ὁδηγούμενοι καταντήσωμεν εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ εἰς τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς ἀπροσίτου σου δόξης, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Κύριε ἐλέησον  (γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Θεός οἰκτιρήσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ εὐλογήσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐπιφάναι τό πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ εφ᾿ ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐλεήσαι ἡμᾶς

Εὐχὴν

Δέσποτα Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ, Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ καὶ ἅγιον Πνεῦμα, μία θεότης, μία Δύναμις, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν, καί, οἷς ἐπίστασαι κρίμασι, σώσόν με τὸν ἀνάξιον δούλόν σου, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

 

ΩΡΑ ΕΚΤΗ

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. 

 Ψαλμὸς νγ'

Θεός, ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου σώσόν με, καὶ ἐν τῇ δυνάμει σου κρινεὶς με, ὁ Θεός, εἰσάκουσον τῆς προσευχῆς μου, ἐνώτισαι τὰ ῥήματα τοῦ στόματός μου, ὅτι ἀλλότριοι ἐπανέστησαν ἐπ' ἐμέ, καὶ κραταιοὶ ἐζήτησαν τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ οὐ προέθεντο τὸν Θεὸν ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν, Ἰδοὺ γὰρ ὁ Θεὸς βοηθεῖ μοί, καὶ ὁ Κύριος ἀντιλήπτωρ τῆς ψυχῆς μου. Ἀποστρέψει τὰ κακὰ τοὶς ἐχθροῖς μου, ἐν τῇ ἀληθεία σου ἐξολόθρευσον αὐτούς. Ἑκουσίως θύσω σοί, ἐξομολογήσομαι τῶ ὀνόματί σου, Κύριε, ὅτι ἀγαθόν, ὅτι ἐκ πάσης θλίψεως ἐρρύσω με, καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἐχθροῖς μου ἐπεῖδεν ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου.

Ψαλμὸς ρλθ'

ξελοῦ με, Κύριε, ἐξ ἀνθρώπου πονηροῦ, ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς ἀδίκου ῥύσαί με. Οἵ τινες ἑλογίσαντο ἀδικίαν ἐν καρδίᾳ, ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν παρετάσσοντο πολέμους. Ἠκόνησαν γλῶσσαν αὐτῶν, ὡσεὶ ὄφεως, ἰὸς ἀσπίδων ὑπὸ τὰ χείλη αὐτῶν, Φύλαξόν με, Κύριε, ἐκ χειρὸς ἁμαρτωλοῦ, ἀπὸ ἀνθρώπων ἀδίκων ἐξελοῦ με, οἵτινες διελογίσαντο τοῦ ὑποσκελίσαι τὰ διαβήματά μου. Ἔκρυψαν ὑπερήφανοι παγίδα μοί, καὶ σχοινίοις διέτειναν παγίδα τοὶς ποσί μου, ἐχόμενα τρίβους σκάνδαλα ἔθεντό μοί. Εἶπα τῶ Κυρίω, Θεός μου εἶ σύ, ἐνώτισαι, Κύριε, τὴν φωνὴν τῆς δεήσεώς μου. Κύριε, Κύριε, δύναμις τῆς σωτηρίας μου, ἐπεσκίασας ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλήν μου, ἐν ἡμέρα πολέμου. Μὴ παραδῶς με, Κύριε, ἀπὸ τῆς ἐπιθυμίας μου ἁμαρτωλῶ, διελογίσαντο κατ' ἐμοῦ, μὴ ἐγκαταλίπης με, μὴ ποτε ὑψωθῶσιν. Ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ κυκλώματος αὐτῶν, κόπος τῶν χειλέων αὐτῶν καλύψει αὐτούς. Πεσοῦνται ἐπ' αὐτοὺς ἄνθρακες, ἐν πυρὶ καταβαλεὶς αὐτούς, ἐν ταλαιπωρίαις οὐ μὴ ὑποστῶσιν. Ἀνὴρ γλωσσώδης οὐ κατευθυνθήσεται ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ἄνδρα ἄδικον κακὰ θηρεύσει εἰς διαφθοράν. Ἔγνων ὅτι ποιήσει Κύριος τὴν κρίσιν τῶν πτωχῶν, καὶ τὴν δίκην τῶν πενήτων. Πλὴν δίκαιοι ἐξομολογήσονται τῶ ὀνόματί σου, καὶ κατοικήσουσιν εὐθεῖς σὺν τῶ προσώπω σου.

 

Ψαλμὸς 90

κατοικὼν ἐν βοηθείᾳ τοῦ Ὑψίστου, ἐν σκέπῃ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ αὐλισθήσεται. Ἐρεῖ τῶ Κυρίω. Ἀντιλήπτωρ μου εἶ, καὶ καταφυγή μου, ὁ Θεός μου, καὶ ἐλπιῶ ἐπ' αὐτόν, ὅτι αὐτὸς ῥύσεταί σε ἐκ παγίδος θηρευτῶν, καὶ ἀπὸ λόγου ταραχώδους. Ἐν τοῖς μεταφρένοις αὐτοῦ ἐπισκιάσει σοί, καὶ ὑπὸ τὰς πτέρυγας αὐτοῦ ἐλπιείς, ὅπλω κυκλώσει σὲ ἡ ἀλήθεια αὐτοῦ, οὐ φοβηθήση ἀπὸ φόβου νυκτερινοῦ, ἀπὸ βέλους πετομένου ἡμέρας, ἀπὸ πράγματος ἐν σκότει διαπορευομένου, ἀπὸ συμπτώματος καὶ δαιμονίου μεσημβρινοῦ. Πεσεῖται ἐκ τοῦ κλίτους σου χιλιάς, καὶ μυριὰς ἐκ δεξιῶν σου, πρὸς σὲ δὲ οὐκ ἐγγιεῖ. Πλὴν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοίς σου κατανοήσεις, καὶ ἀνταπόδοσιν ἁμαρτωλῶν ὄψει ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, ἡ ἐλπίς μου, τὸν Ὑψιστον ἔθου καταφυγήν σου. Οὐ προσελεύσεται πρὸς σὲ κακά, καὶ μάστιξ οὐκ ἐγγιεῖ ἐν τῷ σκηνώματί σου, ὅτι τοὶς Ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται περὶ σοῦ, τοῦ διαφυλάξαι σὲ ἐν πάσαις ταῖς ὁδοίς σου. Ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀρούσί σε, μήποτε προσκόψης πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου. Ἐπὶ ἀσπίδα καὶ βασιλίσκον ἐπιβήση, καὶ καταπατήσεις λέοντα καὶ δράκοντα. Ὅτι ἐπ' ἐμὲ ἤλπισε, καὶ ῥύσομαι αὐτόν, σκεπάσω αὐτόν, ὅτι ἔγνω τὸ ὄνομά μου. Κεκράξεται πρὸς με, καὶ ἐπακούσομαι αὐτοῦ, μέτ' αὐτοῦ εἰμι ἐν θλίψει, ἐξελοῦμαι αὐτόν, καὶ δοξάσω αὐτόν. Μακρότητα ἡμερῶν ἐμπλήσω αὐτόν, καὶ δείξω αὐτῷ τὸ σωτήριόν μου.

  Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

λληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός. (3)

Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ')

Δόξα...

Τροπάριον  Ἦχος β'

Σωτηρίαν εἰργάσω ἐν μέσῳ τῆς γῆς, Χριστε ὁ Θεός, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ τὰς ἀχράντους σου χείρας ἐξέτεινας, ἐπισυνάγων πάντα, τὰ ἔθνη, κράζοντα. Κύριε δόξα σοί.

 

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Θεοτοκίον

τι οὐκ ἔχομεν παρρησίαν διὰ τὰ πολλὰ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτήματα, σὺ τὸν ἐκ σοῦ γεννηθέντα δυσώπησον Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, πολλὰ γὰρ ἰσχύει δέησις Μητρὸς πρὸς εὐμένειαν Δεσπότου. Μὴ παρίδης ἁμαρτωλῶν ἱκεσίας, ἡ πάνσεμνος, ὅτι ἐλεήμων ἐστί, καὶ σώζειν δυνάμενος, ὁ καὶ παθεῖν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν καταδεξάμενος.

Εἶτα ψάλλομεν τὰ ἑπόμενα Ἰδιόμελα,

τὸ πρῶτον χωρὶς Στίχων.

Ἦχος πλ. δ'

Τάδε λέγει Κύριος τοὶς Ἰουδαίοις, Λαός μου, τὶ ἐποίησά σοί, ἢ τὶ σοὶ παρηνώχλησα; τοὺς τυφλούς σου ἐφώτισα, τοὺς λεπρούς σου ἐκαθάρισα, ἄνδρα ὄντα ἐπὶ κλίνης ἡνωρθωσάμην. Λαός μου, τὶ ἐποίησά σοὶ; καὶ τίμοι ἀνταπέδωκας; ἀντὶ τοῦ μάννα, χολήν, ἀντὶ τοῦ ὕδατος, ὄξος, ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀγαπᾶν με, σταυρῶ μὲ προσηλώσατε, οὐκέτι στέγω λοιπόν, καλέσω μου τὰ ἔθνη, κακείνά με δοξάσουσι σὺν τῶ Πατρὶ καὶ Πνεύματι, καγῶ αὐτοῖς δωρήσομαι, ζωὴν αἰώνιον. (2)

 Στίχος: δωκαν εἰς τὸ βρώμά μου χολήν, καὶ εἰς τὴν δίψαν μου ἐπότισάν με ὄξος.

Οἱ νομοθέται τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ Φαρισαῖοι, ὁ χορὸς τῶν Ἀποστόλων, βοᾷ πρὸς ὑμᾶς. Ἴδε ναός, ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐλύσατε. Ἴδε ἀμνός, ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐσταυρώσατε, τάφω παρεδώκατε, ἀλλ' ἐξουσία ἑαυτοῦ ἀνέστη. Μὴ πλανᾶσθε Ἰουδαῖοι, αὐτὸς γὰρ ἐστιν ὁ ἐν θαλάσσῃ σώσας, καὶ ἐν ἐρήμῳ θρέψας, αὐτὸς ἐστιν ἡ ζωὴ καὶ τὸ φῶς, καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ Κόσμου. 

 Στίχος: Σῶσον με, ὁ Θεός, ὅτι εἰσήλθοσαν ὕδατα ἕως ψυχῆς μου.

Οἱ νομοθέται τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ Φαρισαῖοι, ὁ χορὸς τῶν Ἀποστόλων, βοᾷ πρὸς ὑμᾶς. Ἴδε ναός, ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐλύσατε. Ἴδε ἀμνός, ὃν ὑμεῖς ἐσταυρώσατε, τάφω παρεδώκατε, ἀλλ' ἐξουσία ἑαυτοῦ ἀνέστη. Μὴ πλανᾶσθε Ἰουδαῖοι, αὐτὸς γὰρ ἐστιν ὁ ἐν θαλάσσῃ σώσας, καὶ ἐν ἐρήμῳ θρέψας, αὐτὸς ἐστιν ἡ ζωὴ καὶ τὸ φῶς, καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ Κόσμου. 

Δόξα...

Ἦχος πλ. α'

Δεῦτε χριστοφόροι λαοὶ κατίδωμεν, τὶ συνεβουλεύσατο Ἰούδας ὁ προδότης, σὺν ἱερεύσιν ἀνόμοις, κατὰ τοῦ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν, σήμερον ἔνοχον θανάτου, τὸν ἀθάνατον Λόγον πεποίηκαν, καὶ Πιλάτω προδώσαντες, ἐν τόπῳ Κρανίου ἐσταύρωσαν, καὶ ταῦτα πάσχων, ἐβόα ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν λέγων, Ἄφες αὐτοῖς Πάτερ τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ταύτην, ὅπως γνῶσι τὰ ἔθνη, τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν μου Ἀνάστασιν.

Καὶ νῦν...

Δεῦτε χριστοφόροι λαοὶ κατίδωμεν, τὶ συνεβουλεύσατο Ἰούδας ὁ προδότης, σὺν ἱερεύσιν ἀνόμοις, κατὰ τοῦ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν, σήμερον ἔνοχον θανάτου, τὸν ἀθάνατον Λόγον πεποίηκαν, καὶ Πιλάτω προδώσαντες, ἐν τόπῳ Κρανίου ἐσταύρωσαν, καὶ ταῦτα πάσχων, ἐβόα ὁ Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν λέγων, Ἄφες αὐτοῖς Πάτερ τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ταύτην, ὅπως γνῶσι τὰ ἔθνη, τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν μου Ἀνάστασιν.

 

 Προκείμενον  Ἦχος δ' Ψαλμός Η΄. 8

Κύριε ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν, ὡς θαυμαστὸν τὸ ὄνομά σου ἐν πάσῃ τὴ γῆ!

Στίχος: τι ἐπήρθη ἡ μεγαλοπρέπειά σου ὑπεράνω τῶν οὐρανῶν.

Προφητείας Ἡσαϊου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

 ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. ΝΒ' 13 - ΝΔ', 1)

Τάδε λέγει Κύριος. Ἰδοὺ συνήσει ὁ παίς μου, καὶ ὑψωθήσεται, καὶ δοξασθήσεται, καὶ μετεωρισθήσεται σφόδρα. Ὃν τρόπον ἐκστήσονται ἐπὶ σὲ πολλοί, οὕτως ἀδοξήσει ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων τὸ εἴδός σου, καὶ ἡ δόξα σου ἀπὸ υἱῶν ἀνθρώπων. Οὕτω θαυμάσονται ἔθνη πολλὰ ἐπ' αὐτῷ, καὶ συνέξουσι βασιλεῖς τὸ στόμα αὐτῶν, ὅτι, οἷς οὐκ ἀνηγγέλη περὶ αὐτοῦ, ὄψονται, καὶ οἳ οὐκ ἀκηκόασι, συνήσουσι. Κύριε, τὶς ἐπίστευσε τὴ ἀκοὴ ἡμῶν, καὶ ὁ βραχίων Κυρίου τίνι ἀπεκαλύφθη; Ἀνηγγείλαμεν, ὡς παιδίον ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ, ὡς ῥίζα ἐν γῆ διψώσῃ. Οὐκ ἔστιν εἶδος αὐτῷ, οὐδὲ δόξα, καὶ εἴδομεν αὐτόν, καὶ οὐκ εἶχεν εἶδος, οὐδὲ κάλλος, ἀλλὰ τὸ εἶδος αὐτοῦ ἄτιμον, καὶ ἐκλεῖπον παρὰ πάντας τοὺς υἱοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων. Ἄνθρωπος ἐν πληγῇ ὧν, καὶ εἰδὼς φέρειν μαλακίαν, ὅτι ἀπέστραπται τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ, ἠτιμάσθη καὶ οὐκ ἑλογίσθη. Οὗτος τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν φέρει, καὶ περὶ ἡμῶν ὀδυνᾶται, καὶ ἡμεῖς ἑλογισάμεθα αὐτὸν εἶναι ἐν πόνῳ, καὶ ἐν πληγῇ ὑπὸ Θεοῦ, καὶ ἐν κακώσει. Αὐτὸς δὲ ἐτραυματίσθη διὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας ἡμῶν, καὶ μεμαλάκισται διὰ τὰς ἀνομίας ἡμῶν. Παιδεία εἰρήνης ἡμῶν ἐπ' αὐτόν, τῶ μώλωπι αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς ἰάθημεν. Πάντες ὡς πρόβατα ἐπλανήθημεν, ἀνθρωπος τὴ ὁδῷ αὐτοῦ ἐπλανήθη. Καὶ Κύριος παρέδωκεν αὐτὸν ταὶς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, καὶ αὐτὸς διὰ τὸ κεκακῶσθαι, οὐκ ἀνοίγει τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ. Ὡς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγὴν ἤχθη, καὶ ὡς ἀμνὸς ἐναντίον τοῦ κείροντος ἄφωνος, οὕτως οὐκ ἀνοίγει τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ. Ἐν τῇ ταπεινώσει αὐτοῦ, ἡ κρίσις αὐτοῦ ἤρθη, τὴν δὲ γενεὰν αὐτοῦ τὶς διηγήσεται; ὅτι αἵρεται ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς ἡ ζωὴ αὐτοῦ, ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνομιῶν τοῦ λαοῦ μου ἤχθη εἰς θάνατον. Καὶ δώσω τοὺς πονηρούς, ἀντὶ τῆς ταφῆς αὐτοῦ, καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους, ἀντὶ τοῦ θανάτου αὐτοῦ, ὅτι ἀνομίαν οὐκ ἐποίησεν, οὐδὲ εὑρέθη δόλος ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτοῦ, καὶ βούλεται Κύριος καθαρίσαι αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τῆς πληγῆς. Ἐὰν δῶτε περὶ ἁμαρτίας, ἡ ψυχὴ ὑμῶν ὄψεται σπέρμα μακρόβιον, καὶ βούλεται Κύριος ἐν χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ἀφελεῖν ἀπὸ τοῦ πόνου τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ, δεῖξαι αὐτῷ φῶς, καὶ πλάσαι τὴ συνέσει, δικαιῶσαι δίκαιον, εὒ δουλεύοντα πολλοίς, καὶ τὰς ἁμαρτίας αὐτῶν αὐτὸς ἀνοίσει. Διὰ τοῦτο αὐτὸς κληρονομήσει πολλούς, καὶ τῶν ἰσχυρῶν μεριεῖ σκύλα, ἀνθ' ὧν παρεδόθη εἰς θάνατον ἡ ψυχὴ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἀνόμοις ἑλογίσθη, καὶ αὐτὸς ἁμαρτίας πολλῶν ἀνήνεγκε, καὶ διὰ τὰς ἁμαρτίας αὐτῶν παρεδόθη. Εὐφράνθητι στεῖρα, ἢ οὐ τίκτουσα, ῥῆξον καὶ βόησον ἡ οὐκ ὠδίνουσα, ὅτι πολλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐρήμου μᾶλλον, ἢ τῆς ἐχούσης τὸν ἄνδρα.

Πρὸς Ἑβραίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. Β', 11-18)

δελφοί, ὁ ἁγιάζων καὶ οἱ ἁγιαζόμενοι, ἐξ ἑνὸς πάντες, δι' ἣν αἰτίαν οὐκ ἐπαισχύνεται ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοὺς καλεῖν, λέγων. Ἀπαγγελῶ τὸ ὄνομά σου τοὶς ἀδελφοίς μου, ἐν μέσῳ ἐκκλησίας ὑμνήσω σε. Καὶ πάλιν. Ἐγὼ ἔσομαι πεποιθὼς ἐπ' αὐτῷ. Καὶ πάλιν. Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ καὶ τὰ παιδία, ἃ μοὶ ἔδωκεν ὁ Θεός. Ἐπεὶ οὖν τὰ παιδία κεκοινώνηκε σαρκὸς καὶ αἵματος, καὶ αὐτὸς παραπλησίως μετέσχε τῶν αὐτῶν, ἵνα διὰ τοῦ θανάτου καταργήση τὸν τὸ κράτος ἔχοντα τοῦ θανάτου, τουτέστι τὸν διάβολον, καὶ ἀπαλλάξη τούτους, ὅσοι φόβω θανάτου, διαπαντὸς τοῦ ζὴν ἔνοχοι ἦσαν δουλείας, οὐ γὰρ δήπου Ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται, ἀλλὰ σπέρματος Ἀβραὰμ ἐπιλαμβάνεται. Ὅθεν ὤφειλε κατὰ πάντα τοὶς ἀδελφοὶς ὁμοιωθῆναι, ἵνα ἐλεήμων γένηται, καὶ πιστὸς Ἀρχιερεὺς τὰ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, εἰς τὸ ἱλάσκεσθαι τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ λαοῦ, ἐν ὧ γάρ πέπονθεν αὐτὸς πειρασθείς, δύναται τοὶς πειραζομένοις βοηθῆσαι.

 

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Ὀρθοῖ, ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῶ Πνεύματί σου.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ:  Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Λουκᾶν ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου το ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Κεφ. 23: 32-49

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ἤγοντο σὺν τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ καὶ ἕτεροι δύο κακοῦργοι,  σὺν αὐτῷ ἀναιρεθῆναι. Καὶ ὅτε ἀπῆλθον ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τὸν καλούμενον Κρανίον, ἐκεῖ ἐσταύρωσαν αὐτὸν, καὶ τοὺς κακούργους· ὃν μὲν ἐκ δεξιῶν, ὃν δὲ ἐξ ἀριστερῶν. Ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἔλεγε· Πάτερ, ἄφες αὐτοῖς· οὐ γὰρ οἴδασι τί ποιοῦσι. Διαμεριζόμενοι δὲ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, ἔβαλλον κλῆρον. Καὶ εἱστήκει ὁ λαὸς θεωρῶν· ἐξεμυκτήριζον δὲ καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντες σὺν αὐτοῖς, λέγοντες· ἄλλους ἔσωσε, σωσάτω ἑαυτόν, εἰ οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς, ὁ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐκλεκτός. Ἐνέπαιζον δὲ αὐτῷ καὶ οἱ στρατιῶται προσερχόμενοι, καὶ ὄξος προσφέροντες αὐτῷ, καὶ λέγοντες· Εἰ σὺ εἶ ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων, σῶσον σεαυτόν. ῏Ην δὲ καὶ ἐπιγραφὴ γεγραμμένη ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ, γράμμασιν ῾Ελληνικοῖς καὶ ῾Ρωμαῑκοῖς καὶ ῾Εβραῑκοῖς· Οὗτός ἐστι ὁ Βασιλεὺς τῶν ᾿Ιουδαίων. Εἷς δὲ τῶν κρεμασθέντων κακούργων ἐβλασφήμει αὐτὸν, λέγων· Εἰ σὺ εἶ ὁ Χριστός, σῶσον σεαυτὸν καὶ ἡμᾶς. Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ἕτερος ἐπετίμα αὐτῷ, λέγων· Οὐδὲ φοβῇ σὺ τὸν Θεόν, ὅτι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ κρίματι εἶ; Καὶ ἡμεῖς μὲν δικαίως· ἄξια γὰρ ὧν ἐπράξαμεν ἀπολαμβάνομεν· οὗτος δὲ οὐδὲν ἄτοπον ἔπραξε. Καὶ ἔλεγε τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ· Μνήσθητί μου, Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθῃς ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ σου. Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Ἀμὴν λέγω σοι· σήμερον μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἔσῃ ἐν τῷ Παραδείσῳ. ῏Ην δὲ ὡσεὶ ὥρα ἕκτη, καὶ σκότος ἐγένετο ἐφ᾿ ὅλην τὴν γῆν, ἕως ὥρας ἐνάτης, καὶ ἐσκοτίσθη ὁ ἡλίος, καὶ ἐσχίσθη τὸ καταπέτασμα τοῦ ναοῦ μέσον· καὶ φωνήσας φωνῇ μεγάλῃ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, εἶπε· Πάτερ, εἰς χεῖράς σου παρατίθεμαι τὸ πνεῦμά μου. Καὶ ταῦτα εἰπὼν, ἐξέπνευσεν. Ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ Ἑκατόνταρχος τὸ γενόμενον, ἐδόξασε τὸν Θεὸν, λέγων· ὄντως ὁ ἄνθρωπος οὗτος δίκαιος ἦν. Καὶ πάντες οἱ συμπαραγενόμενοι ὄχλοι ἐπὶ τὴν θεωρίαν ταύτην, θεωροῦντες τὰ γενόμενα, τύπτοντες ἑαυτῶν τὰ στήθη ὑπέστρεφον. Εἱστήκεισαν δὲ πάντες οἱ γνωστοὶ αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ μακρόθεν, καὶ γυναῖκες αἱ συνακολουθήσασαι αὐτῷ ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, ὁρῶσαι ταῦτα.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα τὴ μακροθυμία σου Κύριε, δόξα σοὶ.

 

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Ταχὺ προκαταλαβέτωσαν ἡμᾶς οἱ οἰκτιρμοί σου, Κύριε, ὅτι ἑπτωχεύσαμεν σφόδρα, βοήθησον ἡμῖν, ὁ Θεός, ὁ σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τῆς δόξης τοῦ ὀνόματός σου, Κύριε, ῥύσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἱλάσθητι ταὶς ἁμαρτίαις ἡμῶν, ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός σου.

γιος 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

Τὸν δι' ἡμᾶς σταυρωθέντα, δεῦτε πάντες ὑμνήσωμεν, αὐτὸν γὰρ κατεῖδε Μαρια ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου καὶ ἔλεγεν. Εἰ καὶ σταυρὸν ὑπομένεις, σὺ ὑπάρχεις ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Θεός μου.  

Κύριε ἐλέησον (μ')

ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ πάσῃ ὥρᾳ ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς προσκυνούμενος καὶ δοξαζόμενος Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ μακρόθυμος, ὁ πολυέλεος, ὁ πολυέσπλαγχνος, ὁ τοὺς δικαίους ἀγαπῶν καί τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς ἐλεῶν, ὁ πάντας καλῶν πρὸς σωτηρίαν διά τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν μελλόντων ἀγαθῶν , αὐτός Κύριε, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ταύτῃ τὰς ἐντεύξεις καὶ ἴθυνον τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν πρὸς τὰς ἐντολάς σου. Τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν ἁγίασον, τὰ σώματα ἅγνισον , τοὺς λογισμοὺς διόρθωσον, τὰς ἐννοίας κάθαρον καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, κακῶν καὶ ὀδύνης. Τείχισον ἡμᾶς ἁγίοις σου Ἀγγέλοις, ἵνα τῇ παρεμβολῇ αὐτῶν φρουρούμενοι καὶ ὁδηγούμενοι καταντήσωμεν εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ εἰς τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς ἀπροσίτου σου δόξης, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Κύριε ἐλέησον  (γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Θεός οἰκτιρήσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ εὐλογήσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐπιφάναι τό πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ εφ᾿ ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐλεήσαι ἡμᾶς

 Εὐχὴν

Θεὲ καὶ Κύριε τῶν δυνάμεων, καὶ πάσης κτίσεως δημιουργέ, ὁ διὰ σπλάγχνα ἀνεικάστου ἐλέους σου, τὸν μονογενή σου Υἱόν, τὸν Κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, καταπέμψας ἐπὶ σωτηρία τοῦ γένους ἡμῶν, καὶ διὰ τοῦ τιμίου αὐτοῦ Σταυροῦ, τὸ χειρόγραφον τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν διαρρήξας, καὶ θριαμβεύσας ἐν αὐτῷ τὰς ἀρχὰς καὶ ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους, αὐτός, Δέσποτα φιλάνθρωπε, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἡμῶν τῶν ἁμαρτωλῶν τὰς εὐχαριστηρίους ταύτας καὶ ἱκετηρίους ἐντεύξεις, καὶ ῥύσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ παντὸς ὀλεθρίου καὶ σκοτεινοῦ παραπτώματος, καὶ πάντων τῶν κακῶσαι ἡμᾶς ζητούντων, ὁρατῶν καὶ ἀοράτων ἐχθρῶν. Καθήλωσον ἐκ τοῦ φόβου σου τὰς σάρκας ἡμῶν, καὶ μὴ ἐκκλίνης τὰς καρδίας ἡμῶν εἰς λόγους, ἢ εἰς λογισμοὺς πονηρίας, ἀλλὰ τῶ πόθω σου τρῶσον ἡμῶν τὰς ψυχάς, ἵνα πρὸς σὲ διαπαντὸς ἀτενίζοντες, καὶ τῶ παρὰ σοῦ φωτὶ ὁδηγούμενοι, σὲ τὸ ἀπρόσιτον καὶ ἀϊδιον κατοπτεύοντες φῶς, ἀκατάπαυστόν σοὶ τὴν ἐξομολόγησιν, καὶ εὐχαριστίαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῶ ἀνάρχω Πατρὶ σὺν τῶ μονογενεῖ σου Υἱῶ, καὶ τῶ παναγίω, καὶ ἀγαθῶ, καὶ ζωοποιῶ σου Πνεύματι, νύν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

 

ΩΡΑ ΕΝΑΤΗ 

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. 

 Ψαλμὸς ξη'

Σώσόν με, ὁ Θεός, ὅτι εἰσήλθοσαν ὕδατα ἕως ψυχῆς μου. Ἐνεπάγην εἰς ἰλὺν βυθοῦ, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὑπόστασις, ἦλθον εἰς τὰ βάθη τῆς θαλάσσης, καὶ καταιγὶς κατεπόντισέ με. Ἐκοπίασα κράζων, ἑβραγχίασεν ὁ λάρυγξ μου, ἐξέλιπον οἱ ὀφθαλμοί μου ἀπὸ τοῦ ἐλπίζειν μὲ ἐπὶ τὸν Θεόν μου. Ἐπληθύνθησαν ὑπὲρ τὰς τρίχας τῆς κεφαλῆς μου οἱ μισούντές με δωρεάν. Ἐκραταιώθησαν οἱ ἐχθροί μου, οἱ ἐκδιώκοντές με ἀδίκως, ἃ οὐχ ἥρπαζον, τότε ἀπετίννυον, ὁ Θεός, σὺ ἔγνως τὴν ἀφροσύνην μου, καὶ αἱ πλημμέλειαί μου ἀπὸ σοῦ οὐκ ἀπεκρύβησαν. Μὴ αἰσχυνθείησαν ἐπ' ἐμὲ οἱ ὑπομένοντές σε, Κύριε, Κύριε τῶν δυνάμεων, μηδὲ ἐντραπείησαν ἐπ' ἐμὲ οἱ ζητούντές σε, ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, ὅτι ἕνεκά σου ὑπήνεγκα ὀνειδισμόν, ἐκάλυψεν ἐντροπὴ τὸ πρόσωπόν μου. Ἀπηλλοτριωμένος ἐγενήθην τοὶς ἀδελφοίς μου, καὶ ξένος τοὶς υἱοίς τῆς μητρός μου. Ὅτι ὁ ζῆλος τοῦ οἴκου σου κατέφαγέ με, καὶ οἱ ὀνειδισμοὶ τῶν ὀνειδιζόντων σὲ ἐπέπεσον ἐπ' ἐμέ. Καὶ συνεκάλυψα ἐν νηστείᾳ τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ ἐγενήθη εἰς ὀνειδισμοὺς ἐμοί. Καὶ ἐθέμην τὸ ἔνδυμά μου σάκκον, καὶ ἐγενόμην αὐτοῖς εἰς παραβολήν. Κατ' ἐμοῦ ἠδολέσχουν οἱ καθήμενοι ἐν πύλαις, καὶ εἰς ἐμὲ ἔψαλλον οἱ πίνοντες οἶνον. Ἐγὼ δὲ τὴ προσευχή μου πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, καιρὸς εὐδοκίας. Ὁ Θεός, ἐν τῷ πλήθει τοῦ ἐλέους σου ἐπάκουσόν μου, ἐν ἀληθείᾳ τῆς σωτηρίας σου. Σώσόν με ἀπὸ πηλοῦ, ἵνα μῄ ἐμπαγῶ, ῥυσθείην ἐκ τῶν μισούντων με, καὶ ἐκ τῶν βαθέων τῶν ὑδάτων. Μὴ μὲ καταποντισάτω καταιγὶς ὕδατος, μηδὲ καταπιέτω μὲ βυθός, μηδὲ συσχέτω ἐπ' ἐμὲ φρέαρ τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ. Εἰσάκουσόν μου, Κύριε, ὅτι χρηστὸν τὸ ἔλεός σου, κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ' ἐμέ. Μὴ ἀποστρέψης τὸ πρόσωπόν σου ἀπὸ τοῦ παιδός σου, ὅτι θλίβομαι, ταχὺ ἐπάκουσόν μου. Πρόσχες τὴ ψυχή μου, καὶ λύτρωσαι αὐτήν, ἕνεκα τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου ῥύσαί με. Σὺ γὰρ γινώσκεις τὸν ὀνειδισμόν μου καὶ τὴν αἰσχύνην μου, καὶ τὴν ἐντροπήν μου. Ἐναντίον σου πάντες οἱ θλίβοντές με, ὀνειδισμὸν προσεδόκησεν ἡ ψυχὴ μου, καὶ ταλαιπωρίαν. Καὶ ὑπέμεινα συλλυπούμενον, καὶ οὐχ ὑπῆρξε, καὶ παρακαλοῦντας, καὶ οὐχ εὗρον. Καὶ ἔδωκαν εἰς τὸ βρώμά μου χολήν, καὶ εἰς τὴν δίψαν μου ἐπότισάν με ὄξος. Γενηθήτω ἡ τράπεζα αὐτῶν, ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν εἰς παγίδα, καὶ εἰς ἀνταπόδοσιν, καὶ εἰς σκάνδαλον. Σκοτισθήτωσαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτῶν τοῦ μὴ βλέπειν, καὶ τὸν νῶτον αὐτῶν διαπαντὸς σύγκαμψον. Ἔκχεον ἐπ' αὐτοὺς τὴν ὀργήν σου, καὶ ὁ θυμὸς τῆς ὀργῆς σου καταλάβοι αὐτούς. Γενηθήτω ἡ ἔπαυλις αὐτῶν ἠρημωμένη, καὶ ἐν τοῖς σκηνώμασιν αὐτῶν μὴ ἔστω ὁ κατοικών. Ὅτι, ὃν σὺ ἐπάταξας, αὐτοὶ κατεδίωξαν, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸ ἄλγος τῶν τραυμάτων μου προσέθηκαν. Πρόσθες ἀνομίαν ἐπὶ τὴ ἀνομία αὐτῶν, καὶ μὴ εἰσελθέτωσαν ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ σου. Ἐξαλειφθήτωσαν ἐκ βίβλου ζώντων, καὶ μετὰ δικαίων μὴ γραφήτωσαν. Πτωχὸς καὶ ἀλγῶν εἰμι ἐγώ, ἡ σωτηρία σου, ὁ Θεός, ἀντιλάβοιτό μου. Αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ Θεοῦ μου μέτ' ὠδῆς, μεγαλυνῶ αὐτὸν ἐν αἰνέσει. Καὶ ἀρέσει τῶ Θεῷ ὑπὲρ μόσχον νέον, κέρατα ἐκφέροντα καὶ Ὁπλάς. Ἰδέτωσαν πτωχοί, καὶ εὐφρανθήτωσαν, ἐκζητήσατε τὸν Θεόν, καὶ ζήσεται ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. Ὅτι εἰσήκουσε τῶν πενήτων ὁ Κύριος, καὶ τοὺς πεπεδημένους αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐξουδένωσεν. Αἰνεσάτωσαν αὐτὸν οἱ οὐρανοὶ καὶ ἡ γῆ, θάλασσα καὶ πάντα τὰ ἕρποντα ἐν αὐτῇ. Ὅτι ὁ Θεὸς σώσει τὴν Σιών, καὶ οἰκοδομηθήσονται αἱ πόλεις τῆς Ἰουδαίας. Καὶ κατοικήσουσιν ἐκεῖ, καὶ κληρονομήσουσιν αὐτήν. Καὶ τὸ σπέρμα τῶν δούλων σου καθέξουσιν αὐτήν, καὶ οἱ ἀγαπῶντες τὸ ὄνομά σου κατασκηνωσουσιν ἐν αὐτῇ.

Ψαλμὸς ξθ'

Θεός, εἰς τὴν βοήθειάν μου πρόσχες. Κύριε, εἰς τὸ βοηθήσαί μοὶ σπεῦσον. Αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, καὶ ἐντραπήτωσαν οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχήν μου. Ἀποστραφήτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, καὶ καταισχυνθήτωσαν οἱ βουλόμενοί μοὶ κακά. Ἀποστραφήτωσαν παραυτίκα αἰσχυνόμενοι οἱ λέγοντές μοί. Εὖγε, εὖγε. Ἀγαλλιάσθωσαν, καὶ εὐφρανθήτωσαν ἐπὶ σοὶ πάντες οἱ ζητούντές σε, ὁ Θεός, καὶ λεγέτωσαν διαπαντός. Μεγαλυνθήτω ὁ Κύριος, οἱ ἀγαπῶντες τὸ σωτήριόν σου. Ἐγὼ δὲ πτωχὸς εἰμι καὶ πένης. Ὁ Θεός, βοήθησόν μοί. Βοηθός μου καὶ ῥύστης μου εἶ σύ. Κύριε, μὴ χρονίσης.

Ψαλμὸς πε'

Κλῖνον, Κύριε, τὸ οὖς σου, καὶ ἐπάκουσόν μου, ὅτι πτωχὸς καὶ πένης εἰμὶ ἐγώ. Φύλαξον τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ὅσιός εἰμι, σῶσον τὸν δούλόν σου, ὁ Θεός μου, τόν ἐλπίζοντα ἐπὶ σε. Ἐλέησόν με, Κύριε, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ κεκράξομαι ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν, εὔφρανον τὴν ψυχὴν τοῦ δούλου σου, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ ἦρα τὴν ψυχήν μου. Ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, χρηστός, καὶ ἐπιεικής, καὶ πολυέλεος πᾶσι τοὶς ἐπικαλουμένοις σε. Ἐνώτισαι, Κύριε, τὴν προσευχήν μου, καὶ πρόσχες τὴ φωνὴ τῆς δεήσεώς μου. Ἐν ἡμέρα θλίψεώς μου ἐκέκραξα πρὸς σέ, ὅτι ἐπήκουσάς μου. Οὐκ ἔστιν ὅμοιός σοὶ ἐν θεοῖς Κύριε, καὶ οὐκ ἔστι κατὰ τὰ ἔργα σου. Πάντα τὰ ἔθνη, ὅσα ἐποίησας, ἤξουσι καὶ προσκυνήσουσιν ἐνώπιόν σου, Κύριε, καὶ δοξάσουσι τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ὅτι μέγας εἶ σύ, καὶ ποιῶν θαυμάσια, σὺ εἶ Θεὸς μόνος. Ὁδήγησόν με, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ σου, καὶ πορεύσομαι ἐν τῇ ἀληθεία σου, εὐφρανθήτω ἡ καρδία μου, τοῦ φοβεῖσθαι τὸ ὄνομά σου. Ἐξομολογήσομαί σοί, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ἐν ὅλη καρδία μου, καὶ δοξάσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. Ὅτι τὸ ἔλεός σου μέγα ἐπ' ἐμέ, καὶ ἐρρύσω τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐξ Ἄδου κατωτάτου. Ὁ Θεός, παράνομοι ἐπανέστησαν ἐπ' ἐμέ, καὶ συναγωγὴ κραταιῶν ἐζήτησαν τὴν ψυχήν μου, καὶ οὐ προέθεντό σε ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν. Καὶ σύ, Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, οἰκτίρμων καὶ ἐλεήμων, μακρόθυμος καὶ πολυέλεος καὶ ἀληθινός. Ἐπίβλεψον ἐπ' ἐμέ, καὶ ἐλέησόν με, δὸς τὸ κράτος σου τῶ παιδί σου, καὶ σῶσον τὸν υἱὸν τῆς παιδίσκης σου. Ποίησον μέτ' ἐμοῦ σημεῖον εἰς ἀγαθόν, καὶ ἰδέτωσαν οἱ μισούντές με, καὶ αἰσχυνθήτωσαν, ὅτι σύ, Κύριε, ἐβοήθησάς μοί, καὶ παρεκάλεσάς με.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

λληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα, Ἀλληλούϊα. Δόξα σοι ὁ Θεός.

Κύριε, ἐλέησον (γ')

Δόξα...

Τροπάριον  Ἦχος πλ. δ'

Βλέπων ὁ Ληστὴς τὸν ἀρχηγὸν τῆς ζωῆς, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ κρεμάμενον, ἔλεγεν. Εἰ μὴ Θεὸς ὑπῆρχε σαρκωθείς, ὁ σὺν ἡμῖν σταυρωθείς, οὐκ ἂν ὁ ἥλιος τὰς ἀκτῖνας ἐναπέκρυψεν, οὐδὲ ἡ γῆ σειομένη ἐκυμαὶ νετο. Ἀλλ' ὁ πάντων ἀνεχόμενος, Μνήσθητί μου Κύριε, ἐν τῇ Βασιλεία σου.

Καὶ νῦν...                                                     

Θεοτοκίον

δι' ἡμᾶς γεννηθεὶς ἐκ Παρθένου, καὶ σταύρωσιν ὑπομεῖνας Ἀγαθέ. Ὁ θανάτω τὸν θάνατον σκυλεύσας, καὶ Ἔγερσιν δείξας ὡς Θεός, μὴ παρίδης οὓς ἔπλασας τὴ χειρί σου, δεῖξον τὴν φιλανθρωπίαν σου ἐλεῆμον, δέξαι τὴν τεκούσάν σε Θεοτόκον, πρεσβεύουσαν ὑπερ ἡμῶν, καὶ σῶσον Σωτὴρ ἡμῶν, λαὸν ἀπεγνωσμένον.

 

Εἶτα ψάλλομεν τὰ ἑπόμενα Ἰδιόμελα,

τὸ πρῶτον χωρὶς Στίχων.

Ἦχος βαρὺς

Θάμβος ἣν κατιδεῖν, τὸν οὐρανοῦ καὶ γὴς Ποιητήν, ἐπὶ Σταυροῦ κρεμάμενον, ἥλιον σκοτισθέντα, τὴν ἡμέραν δὲ πάλιν εἰς νύκτα μετελθοῦσαν, καὶ τὴν γὴν ἐκ τάφων ἀναπέμπουσαν, σώματα νεκρῶν, μεθ' ὧν προσκυνούμέν σε, σῶσον ἡμᾶς. (2)

Στίχος: Διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτιά μου ἑαυτοίς, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ἱματισμόν μου ἔβαλον κλῆρον.

Ἦχος β'

τε σὲ Σταυρῶ προσήλωσαν παράνομοι, τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης, ἐβόας πρὸς αὐτούς. Τὶ ὑμᾶς ἐλύπησα; ἢ ἐν τίνι παρώργισα; πρὸ ἐμοῦ, τὶς ὑμᾶς ἐρρύσατο ἐκ θλίψεως; καὶ νύν, τίμοι ἀνταποδίδοτε; πονηρὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν, ἀντὶ στύλου πυρὸς Σταυρῶ μὲ προσηλώσατε, ἀντὶ νεφέλης, τάφον μοὶ ὠρύξατε, ἀντὶ τοῦ μάννα, χολὴν μοὶ προσηνέγκατε, ἀντὶ τοῦ ὕδατος, ὄξος μὲ ἐποτίσατε. Λοιπὸν καλῶ τὰ ἔθνη, κακείνά με δοξάσουσι, σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ ἁγίω Πνεύματι.  

Στίχος: δωκαν εἰς τὸ βρώμά μου χολήν, καὶ εἰς τὴν δίψαν μου ἐπότισάν με ὄξος.

τε σὲ Σταυρῶ προσήλωσαν παράνομοι, τὸν Κύριον τῆς δόξης, ἐβόας πρὸς αὐτούς. Τὶ ὑμᾶς ἐλύπησα; ἢ ἐν τίνι παρώργισα; πρὸ ἐμοῦ, τὶς ὑμᾶς ἐρρύσατο ἐκ θλίψεως; καὶ νύν, τίμοι ἀνταποδίδοτε; πονηρὰ ἀντὶ ἀγαθῶν, ἀντὶ στύλου πυρὸς Σταυρῶ μὲ προσηλώσατε, ἀντὶ νεφέλης, τάφον μοὶ ὠρύξατε, ἀντὶ τοῦ μάννα, χολὴν μοὶ προσηνέγκατε, ἀντὶ τοῦ ὕδατος, ὄξος μὲ ἐποτίσατε. Λοιπὸν καλῶ τὰ ἔθνη, κακείνά με δοξάσουσι, σὺν Πατρὶ καὶ ἁγίω Πνεύματι.  

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

Ἦχος πλ. β'

Σήμερον κρεμᾶται ἐπὶ ξύλου, ὁ ἐν ὕδασι τὴν γὴν κρεμάσας. (ἐκ γ' ). Στέφανον ἐξ ἀκανθῶν περιτίθεται, ὁ τῶν Ἀγγέλων Βασιλεύς. Ψευδὴ πορφύραν περιβάλλεται, ὁ περιβάλλων τὸν οὐρανὸν ἐν νεφέλαις. Ῥάπισμα κατεδέξατο, ὁ ἐν Ἰορδάνῃ ἐλευθερώσας τὸν Ἀδάμ. Ἦλοις προσηλώθη ὁ Νυμφίος τῆς Ἐκκλησίας. Λόγχη ἐκεντήθη, ὁ Υἱὸς τῆς Παρθένου. Προσκυνούμέν σου τὰ Πάθη Χριστέ. (ἐκ γ). Δεῖξον ἡμῖν καὶ τὴν ἔνδοξόν σου Ἀνάστασιν.

 

Προκείμενον  Ἦχος πλ. β' Ψαλμός IΓ΄. 13

Εἶπεν ἄφρων ἐν καρδίᾳ αὐτοῦ, οὐκ ἔστι Θεός.

Στίχος: Οὐκ ἔστι ποιῶν χρηστότητα, οὐκ ἔστιν ἕως ἑνός.

Προφητείας Ἱερεμίου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. ΙΑ', 18-23, ΙΒ', 1-5, 9-11, 14-15)

Κύριε, γνώρισόν μοί, καὶ γνώσομαι. Τότε εἶδον τὰ ἐπιτηδεύματα αὐτῶν, ἐγὼ δέ, ὡς ἀρνίον ἄκακον ἀγόμενον τοῦ θύεσθαι, οὐκ ἔγνων. Ἐπ' ἐμὲ ἑλογίσαντο λογισμόν πονηρόν, λέγοντες. Δεῦτε, καὶ ἐμβάλωμεν ξύλον εἰς τὸν ἄρτον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐκτρίψωμεν αὐτὸν ἀπὸ γὴς ζώντων, καὶ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ οὐ μὴ μνησθῆ ἔτι. Κύριε τῶν δυνάμεων, κρίνων δίκαια, δοκιμάζων νεφρούς, καὶ καρδίας, ἴδοιμι τὴν παρὰ σοῦ ἐκδίκησιν ἐν αὐτοῖς, ὅτι πρὸς σὲ ἀπεκάλυψα τὸ δικαίωμά μου. Διὰ τοῦτο τάδε λέγει Κύριος ἐπὶ τοὺς ἄνδρας Ἀναθώθ, τοὺς ζητοῦντας τὴν ψυχήν μου, τοὺς λέγοντας, οὐ μὴ προφητεύσης ἐπὶ τῶ ὀνόματι Κυρίου, εἰ δὲ μή, ἀποθάνη ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν ἡμῶν. Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐπισκέψομαι ἐπ' αὐτούς, οἱ νεανίσκοι αὐτῶν ἐν μαχαίρᾳ ἀποθανοῦνται, καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ θυγατέρες αὐτῶν τελευτήσουσιν ἐν λιμῷ, καὶ ἐγκατάλειμμα οὐκ ἔσται αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἐπάξω κακὰ ἐπὶ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐν Ἀναθώθ, ἐν ἐνιαυτῷ ἐπισκέψεως αὐτῶν. Δίκαιος εἶ, Κύριε, ὅτι ἀπολογήσομαι πρὸς σέ, πλὴν κρίματα λαλήσω πρὸς σέ. Τὶ ὅτι ὁδὸς ἀσεβῶν εὐοδοῦται; εὐθήνησαν πάντες οἱ ἀθετοῦντες ἀθετήματα, ἐφύτευσας αὐτούς, καὶ ἐρριζώθησαν, ἐτεκνοποιήσαντο, καὶ ἐποίησαν καρπόν, ἐγγὺς εἶ σὺ τοῦ στόματος αὐτῶν, καὶ πόρρω ἀπὸ τῶν νεφρῶν αὐτῶν. Καὶ σύ, Κύριε, γινώσκεις με, οἶδας με, καὶ δεδοκίμακας τὴν καρδίαν μου ἐναντίον σου, ἄθροισον αὐτοὺς ὥσπερ πρόβατα εἰς σφαγήν, ἄγνισον αὐτοὺς εἰς ἡμέραν σφαγῆς αὐτῶν. Ἕως πότε πενθήσει ἡ γῆ, καὶ πᾷς ὁ χόρτος τοῦ ἀγροῦ, ξηρανθήσεται, ἀπὸ κακίας τῶν κατοικούντων ἐν αὐτῇ; ἠφανίσθησαν κτήνη καὶ πετεινά, ὅτι εἶπον, οὐκ ὄψεται ὁ Θεὸς ὁδοὺς Τιμῶν, σοῦ οἱ πόδες τρέχουσι, καὶ ἐκλύουσί σε. Συναγάγετε πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ ἀγροῦ, καὶ ἐλθέτωσαν τοῦ φαγεῖν αὐτήν. Ποιμένες πολλοὶ διέφθειραν τὸν ἀμπελώνά μου, ἐμόλυναν τὴν μερίδα μου, ἔδωκαν τὴν μερίδα τὴν ἐπιθυμητήν μου εἰς ἔρημον ἄβατον, ἐτέθη εἰς ἀφανισμὸν ἀπωλείας. Ὅτι τάδε λέγει Κύριος περὶ πάντων τῶν γειτόνων τῶν πονηρῶν, τῶν ἁπτομένων τῆς κληρονομίας μου, ἤς ἐμέρισα τῶ λαῶ μου τῶ Ἰσραήλ. Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἀνασπῶ αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς αὐτῶν, καὶ τὸν Ἰούδαν ἐκβαλῶ ἐκ μέσου αὐτῶν, καὶ ἔσται μετὰ τὸ ἐκβαλεῖν μὲ αὐτούς, ἐπιστρέψω καὶ ἐλεήσω αὐτούς, καὶ κατοικιῶ αὐτούς, ἕκαστον εἰς τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἕκαστον εἰς τὴν γὴν αὐτοῦ.

Πρὸς Ἑβραίους Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν. Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. Ι', 19-31)

δελφοί, ἔχοντες παρρησίαν εἰς τὴν εἴσοδον τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐν τῷ Αἵματι Ἰησοῦ, ἣν ἀνεκαίνισεν ἡμῖν ὁδὸν πρόσφατον καὶ ζώσαν, διὰ τοῦ καταπετάσματος (τουτέστι, τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ) καὶ Ἱερέα μέγαν ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ Θεοῦ, προσερχώμεθα μετὰ ἀληθινῆς καρδίας ἐν πληροφορίᾳ πίστεως, ἐρραντισμένο τὰς καρδίας ἀπὸ συνειδήσεως πονηράς, καὶ λελουμένοι τὸ σῶμα ὕδατι καθαρῶ, κατέχωμεν τὴν ὁμολογίαν τῆς ἐλπίδος ἀκλινή (πιστὸς γὰρ ὁ ἐπαγγειλάμενος), καὶ κατανοῶμεν ἀλλήλους, εἰς παροξυσμόν ἀγάπης, καὶ καλῶν ἔργων, μὴ ἐγκαταλιπόντες τὴν ἐπισυναγωγὴν ἑαυτῶν, καθὼς ἔθος τισίν, ἀλλὰ παρακαλοῦντες, καὶ τοσούτω μᾶλλον, ὄσω βλέπετε ἐγγίζουσαν τήν ἡμέραν. Ἑκουσίως γὰρ ἁμαρτανόντων ἡμῶν μετὰ τὸ λαβεῖν τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς ἀληθείας, οὐκέτι περὶ ἁμαρτιῶν ἀπολείπεται θυσία, φοβερὰ δὲ τὶς ἐκδοχὴ κρίσεως, καὶ πυρὸς ζῆλος, ἐσθίειν μέλλοντος τοὺς ὑπεναντίους. Ἀθετήσας τὶς νόμον Μωσέως, χωρὶς οἰκτιρμῶν ἐπὶ δυσὶν ἢ τρισὶ μάρτυσιν ἀποθνήσκει, πόσω (δοκεῖτε) χείρονος ἀξιωθήσεται τιμωρίας ὁ τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ καταπατήσας, καὶ τὸ αἷμα τῆς διαθήκης κοινὸν ἡγησάμενος, ἐν ὧ ἡγιάσθῃ, καὶ τὸ Πνεῦμα τῆς χάριτος ἐνυβρίσας; Οἴδαμεν γὰρ τὸν εἰπόντα. Ἐμοὶ ἐκδίκησις, ἐγὼ ἀνταποδώσω, λέγει Κύριος. Καὶ πάλιν, Κύριος κρινεῖ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ. Φοβερὸν τὸ ἐμπεσεῖν εἰς χείρας Θεοῦ ζῶντος.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Ὀρθοῖ, ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

 ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῶ Πνεύματί σου.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ:  Ἐκ τοῦ κατὰ Ἰωάννην ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου το ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοί, Κύριε, δόξα σοί.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Κεφ. 19: 23-37

Τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ, ὅτε ἐσταύρωσαν τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν, ἔλαβον τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐποίησαν τέσσαρα μέρη, ἑκάστῳ στρατιώτῃ μέρος, καὶ τὸν χιτῶνα· ἦν δὲ ὁ χιτὼν ἄρραφος, ἐκ τῶν ἄνωθεν ὑφαντὸς δι᾿ ὅλου. Εἶπον οὖν πρὸς ἀλλήλους· Μὴ σχίσωμεν αὐτόν, ἀλλὰ λάχωμεν περὶ αὐτοῦ, τίνος ἔσται· ἵνα ἡ Γραφὴ πληρωθῇ ἡ λέγουσα· «Διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτιά μου ἑαυτοῖς, καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ἱματισμόν μου ἔβαλον κλῆρον.» Οἱ μὲν οὖν στρατιῶται ταῦτα ἐποίησαν. Εἱστήκεισαν δὲ παρὰ τῷ Σταυρῷ τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ, ἡ Μήτηρ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ ἀδελφὴ τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ, Μαρία ἡ τοῦ Κλωπᾶ καὶ Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή. ᾿Ιησοῦς οὖν ἰδὼν τὴν Μητέρα, καὶ τὸν Μαθητὴν παρεστῶτα, ὃν ἠγάπα, λέγει τῇ Μητρί αὐτοῦ· Γύναι, ἰδοὺ ὁ υἱός σου. Εἶτα λέγει τῷ Μαθητῇ· ἰδοὺ ἡ μήτηρ σου. Καὶ ἀπ᾿ ἐκείνης τῆς ὥρας ἔλαβεν ὁ Μαθητὴς αὐτὴν εἰς τὰ ἴδια. Μετὰ τοῦτο εἰδὼς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι πάντα ἤδη τετέλεσται, ἵνα τελειωθῇ ἡ Γραφή, λέγει· Διψῶ. Σκεῦος οὖν ἔκειτο ὄξους μεστόν· οἱ δὲ, πλήσαντες σπόγγον ὄξους, καὶ ὑσσώπῳ περιθέντες, προσήνεγκαν αὐτοῦ τῷ στόματι. Ὅτε οὖν ἔλαβε τὸ ὄξος ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, εἶπε· Τετέλεσται· καὶ κλίνας τὴν κεφαλὴν, παρέδωκε τὸ πνεῦμα. Οἱ οὖν ᾿Ιουδαῖοι, ἵνα μὴ μείνῃ ἐπὶ τοῦ Σταυροῦ τὰ σώματα ἐν τῷ Σαββάτῳ, ἐπεὶ Παρασκευὴ ἦν· ἦν γὰρ μεγάλη ἡ ἡμέρα ἐκείνη τοῦ Σαββάτου· ἠρώτησαν τὸν Πιλᾶτον, ἵνα κατεαγῶσιν αὐτῶν τὰ σκέλη, καὶ ἀρθῶσιν. Ἦλθον οὖν οἱ στρατιῶται, καὶ τοῦ μὲν πρώτου κατέαξαν τὰ σκέλη, καὶ τοῦ ἄλλου τοῦ συσταυρωθέντος αὐτῷ· ἐπὶ δὲ τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν ἐλθόντες, ὡς εἶδον αὐτὸν ἤδη τεθνηκότα, οὐ κατέαξαν αὐτοῦ τὰ σκέλη, ἀλλ᾿ εἷς τῶν στρατιωτῶν λόγχῃ αὐτοῦ τὴν πλευρὰν ἔνυξε, καὶ εὐθέως ἐξῆλθεν αἷμα καὶ ὕδωρ. Καὶ ὁ ἑωρακὼς μεμαρτύρηκε, καὶ ἀληθινὴ ἐστιν ἡ μαρτυρία αὐτοῦ· κἀκεῖνος οἶδεν ὅτι ἀληθῆ λέγει, ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς πιστεύσητε. Ἐγένετο γὰρ ταῦτα, ἵνα ἡ Γραφὴ πληρωθῇ· Ὀστοῦν οὐ συντριβήσεται αὐτοῦ. Καὶ πάλιν ἑτέρα Γραφὴ λέγει· Ὄψονται εἰς ὃν ἐξεκέντησαν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα τὴ μακροθυμία σου Κύριε, δόξα σοὶ

 

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Μὴ δὴ παραδώῃς ἠμας εἰς τέλος, διὰ τὸ ὄνομά σου τὸ ἅγιον, καὶ μὴ διασκεδάσης τὴν διαθήκην σου, καὶ μὴ ἀποστήσης τὸ ἔλεός σου ἀφ' ἡμῶν, διὰ Ἀβραὰμ τὸν ἠγαπημένον ὑπὸ σοῦ, καὶ διὰ Ἰσαὰκ τὸν δούλόν σου, καὶ Ἰσραήλ, τὸν ἅγιόν σου.

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

Τὸν δι' ἡμᾶς σταυρωθέντα δεῦτε πάντες ὑμνήσωμεν. αὐτὸν γὰρ κατεῖδε Μαρία ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου, καὶ ἔλεγεν. Εἰ καὶ σταυρὸν ὑπομένεις, σὺ ὑπάρχεις ὁ Υἱὸς καὶ Θεός μου.  

Κύριε ἐλέησον (μ')

ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ πάσῃ ὥρᾳ ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς προσκυνούμενος καὶ δοξαζόμενος Χριστὸς ὁ Θεός, ὁ μακρόθυμος, ὁ πολυέλεος, ὁ πολυέσπλαγχνος, ὁ τοὺς δικαίους ἀγαπῶν καί τοὺς ἁμαρτωλοὺς ἐλεῶν, ὁ πάντας καλῶν πρὸς σωτηρίαν διά τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῶν μελλόντων ἀγαθῶν , αὐτός Κύριε, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ταύτῃ τὰς ἐντεύξεις καὶ ἴθυνον τὴν ζωὴν ἡμῶν πρὸς τὰς ἐντολάς σου. Τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν ἁγίασον, τὰ σώματα ἅγνισον , τοὺς λογισμοὺς διόρθωσον, τὰς ἐννοίας κάθαρον καὶ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ πάσης θλίψεως, κακῶν καὶ ὀδύνης. Τείχισον ἡμᾶς ἁγίοις σου Ἀγγέλοις, ἵνα τῇ παρεμβολῇ αὐτῶν φρουρούμενοι καὶ ὁδηγούμενοι καταντήσωμεν εἰς τὴν ἑνότητα τῆς πίστεως καὶ εἰς τὴν ἐπίγνωσιν τῆς ἀπροσίτου σου δόξης, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.

Κύριε ἐλέησον  (γ')

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν...

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

Θεός οἰκτιρήσαι ἡμᾶς, καὶ εὐλογήσαι ἡμᾶς, ἐπιφάναι τό πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ εφ᾿ ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐλεήσαι ἡμᾶς

Εὐχὴν

Δέσποτα Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ μακροθυμήσας ἐπὶ τοῖς ἡμῶν πλημμελήμασι, καὶ ἄχρι τῆς παρούσης ὥρας ἀγαγὼν ἡμᾶς, ἓν ἢ ἐπὶ τοῦ ζωοποιοῦ Ξύλου κρεμάμενος, τῶ εὐγνώμονι Ληστή, τὴν εἰς τὸν Παράδεισον ὡδοποίησας εἴσοδον, καὶ θανάτω τὸν θάνατον ὤλεσας, ἱλάσθητι ἡμῖν τοὶς ἁμαρτωλοίς, καὶ ἀναξίοις δούλοις σου, ἡμάρτομεν γὰρ καὶ ἠνομήσαμεν, καὶ οὐκ ἑσμὲν ἄξιοι ἄραι τὰ ὄμματα ἡμῶν, καὶ βλέψαι εἰς τὸ ὕψος τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, διότι κατελίπομεν τὴν ὁδὸν τῆς δικαιοσύνης σου, καὶ ἐπορεύθημεν ἐν τοῖς θελήμασι τῶν καρδιῶν ἡμῶν. Ἀλλ' Ἱκετεύομεν τὴν σὴν ἀνείκαστον ἀγαθότητα. Φεῖσαι ἡμῶν, Κύριε, κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ ἐλέους σου, καὶ σῶσον ἡμᾶς, διὰ τὸ ὄνομά σου τὸ ἅγιον, ὅτι ἐξέλιπον ἐν ματαιότητι αἱ ἡμέραι ἡμῶν. Ἐξελοῦ ἡμᾶς τῆς τοῦ ἀντικειμένου χειρός, καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ἁμαρτήματα, καὶ νέκρωσον τὸ σαρκικὸν ἡμῶν φρόνημα, ἵνα τὸν παλαιὸν ἀποθέμενοι ἄνθρωπον, τὸν νέον ἐνδυσώμεθα, καὶ σοὶ ζήσωμεν τῶ ἡμετέρω Δεσπότη καὶ κηδεμόνι, καὶ οὕτω, τοὶς σοὶς ἀκολουθοῦντες προστάγμασιν, εἰς τὴν αἰώνιον ἀνάπαυσιν καταντήσωμεν, ἔνθα πάντων ἐστὶ τῶν εὐφραινομένων ἡ κατοικία. Σὺ γὰρ εἶ ἡ ὄντως ἀληθινὴ εὐφροσύνη καὶ ἀγαλλίασις τῶν ἀγαπώντων σε, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, σὺν τῶ ἀνάρχω σου Πατρί, καὶ τῶ Παναγίω καὶ ἀγαθῶ, καὶ ζωοποιῶ σου Πνεύματι, νύν, καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

ΧΟΡΟΣ μήν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

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

ἐμπτυσμούς καὶ μάστιγας καὶ κολαφισμούς καὶ Σταυρόν καὶ θάνατον ὑπομείνας, διά τήν τοῦ κόσμου σωτηρίαν, Χριστός ὁ ἀληθινός Θεός ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτού Μητρός, τῶν ἁγίων, ἐνδόξων καὶ  πανευφήμων Αποστόλων, 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

 

 

 

 

 

THE SERVICE OF THE ROYAL HOURS OF

HOLY AND GREAT FRIDAY

COMPOSITION OF CYRIL ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

  

FIRST HOUR

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... 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.

READER: Amen.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [12]

Glory... now and for ever...

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.

PSALM 5 

Give ear to my words, O Lord; understand my cry. Hearken to the voice of my supplication, my King and my God, for unto Thee will I pray, O Lord. My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning; in the morning will I stand before Thee, and will look up. For Thou art not a God that willeth wickedness; neither shall the evil doer dwell with Thee, nor shall transgressors stand in Thy sight. Thou hatest all workers of iniquity; Thou shalt destroy all them that speak leasing. The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into Thy house in the multitude of Thy mercy; in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy holy temple. Guide me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make my way straight before Thee. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their heart is vain. Their throat is an open sepulchre; they have deceived with their tongues. Judge Thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out according to the multitude of their ungodliness; for they have embittered Thee, O Lord. But let all those that put their hope in Thee be glad: they shall rejoice for ever, and Thou shalt dwell among them; and all they that love Thy name shall glory in Thee. For Thou wilt bless the righteous: Lord, Thou hast crowned us as with a shield of Thy good pleasure.

 

 

PSALM 2 

Why did the nations rage, and the peoples imagine vain things? The kings of the earth rose up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ. Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their yoke from us. He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His anger. But I was established as king by Him upon His holy mount of Zion, declaring the decree of the Lord. The Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the nations for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession. Thou shalt shepherd them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessels. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, all ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice unto Him with trembling. Receive instruction, lest the Lord be angry, and ye perish from the righteous way. When His wrath is speedily kindled, blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.

 

PSALM 21

O God, my God, look to me, why hast Thou forsaken me? far from my salvation are the words of my transgressions. O my God, I will cry in the daytime, and Thou wilt not hear; and in the night season, and it shall not be unto foolishness for me. But Thou dwellest in the sanctuary, O Thou praise of Israel. Our fathers hoped in Thee; they hoped, and Thou didst deliver them. They cried unto Thee, and were saved; they hoped in Thee, and they were not ashamed. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the outcast of the people. All they that did see me laughed me to scorn: they spake with their lips, they shook their heads, saying, He hoped in the Lord; let Him deliver him; let Him save him, for He desireth him. For Thou art He that drew me out of the womb; my hope from my mother’s breasts. I was cast upon Thee from the womb; Thou art my God from my mother’s belly. Go not from me, for trouble is near: for there is none to help. Many bullocks have compassed me; fat bulls have beset me round. They opened wide their mouth against me, as a lion ravening and roaring. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are scattered; my heart is like wax melting in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my throat; and Thou hast brought me down into the dust of death. For many dogs have compassed me; the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me; they pierced my hands and my feet. They have numbered all my bones, and they have looked and stared upon me. They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But put not Thou Thy help far from me, O Lord: look to my support. Deliver my soul from the sword, mine only one from the hand of the dog. Save me from the lion’s mouth, and my lowliness from the horns of the unicorns. I will declare Thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee. Ye that fear the Lord, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; let all the seed of Israel fear Him. For He hath not despised nor abhorred the supplication of the poor; neither hath He turned away His face from me; and when I cried unto Him, He heard me. Of Thee is my praise in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear Him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; and they shall praise the Lord that seek Him; their hearts shall live for ever and ever. All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the Lord; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Him. For the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He himself is the sovereign of the nations. All they that be fat upon the earth have eaten and worshipped; all they that go down to the dust shall fall down before Him. And my soul liveth unto Him, and my seed shall serve Him. The generation that cometh shall be told unto the Lord; and they shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made.

 

 

 

Glory... now and for ever...

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

Kyrie eleison   [3]

Glory...

Troparion Tone 1

When Thou wast crucified, O Christ, the tyranny of the enemy was destroyed, and his power was trampled underfoot. For it was not an angel nor a man that saved us, but Thou Thyself, O Lord: glory to Thee.

Now and for ever...

 Theotokion

What shall we call thee, O Full of grace? Heaven? For thou hast made the Sun of Righteousness to rise. Paradise? For thou hast blossomed the flower of incorruption Virgin? For thou hast remained inviolate. Pure Mother? For thou hast held in thy holy embrace a Son who is God of all. Beseech Him for the salvation of our souls.

And we sing the following hymns;

the first without a verse.

Tone 8

Today the veil of the Temple is rent in twain, as a reproof against the transgressors; and the sun hides its own rays, seeing the Master crucified.  

Verse: Why did the nations rage, and the peoples imagine vain things?

Thou wast led as a sheep to the slaughter, O Christ King, and as an innocent lamb thou wast nailed to the Cross by lawless men for our sins, O Lover of mankind.

Verse: The kings of the earth rose up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.

 

Thou wast led as a sheep to the slaughter, O Christ King, and as an innocent lamb thou wast nailed to the Cross by lawless men for our sins, O Lover of mankind.

Glory...

Suffering the transgressors to lay hold on thee, O Lord, thou didst cry aloud: Although ye smite the shepherd and scatter the twelve sheep, my disciples, I could call to my aid twelve legions of angels, but I forbear, that the hidden and secret things I made known to you through my Prophets mat be fulfilled. O Lord, glory to thee.

Now and for ever...

Suffering the transgressors to lay hold on thee, O Lord, thou didst cry aloud: Although ye smite the shepherd and scatter the twelve sheep, my disciples, I could call to my aid twelve legions of angels, but I forbear, that the hidden and secret things I made known to you through my Prophets mat be fulfilled. O Lord, glory to thee.

 

Prokheimenon  Tone 4. Psalm 40.

He went abroad, and spake in like manner. All they that hate me whispered together against me; against me did they devise evils for me.

Verse: Blessed is the man that considereth the poor and needy; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

The Reading is from the Prophecy of Zechariah.

DEACON:Wisdom. Let us attend/

READER

(Chap. 11:10-13)

Thus saith the Lord: I will take my beautiful staff, and cast it away, that I may break my covenant which I have made with all the people. And it shall be broken in that day; and the Canaanites, even the sheep that are kept for me, shall know that it is the word of the Lord. And I will say unto them, If it be good in your eyes, give me my price, or refuse it. And they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Drop them into the furnace, and I will see if it be good metal, as I was proved for their sakes. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them into the furnace in the house of the Lord, as the Lord commanded me.

 

 

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians.

DEACON: Let us attend, Wisdom. Let us attend.

READER

Galatians 6:14-18

Brethren, God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

 

 PRIEST: Peace unto thee.

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. Matthew

DEACON: Let us give heed.

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

PRIEST

Matthew 27:1-56

At that time, When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down they watched him there; And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children. 

 

 

 

   

 

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

READER

Order my steps in thy word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Deliver me from the false accusation of men, and I will keep thy commandments. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant, and teach me thy statutes. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise, O Lord, that I may sing thy glory and majesty all the day long.

  

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.

READER: Amen.

Kontakion. Tone 8

Come, let us all sing the praises of him who was crucified for us; for Mary said when she beheld him on the Tree: Though thou dost endure the Cross, yet thou art my Son and my God.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [40]

O Thou, who at all times and every hour, art worshipped and glorified, Christ our God, who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and ever-compassionate, who lovest the righteous and hast mercy upon sinners, who callest all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come: Do Thou, O Lord, at this very hour accept our supplications, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our reasoning, cleanse our thoughts: and deliver us from all affliction, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that being guarded and guided by their interposition, we mat attain unto the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory: For blessed art Thou, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

 

 

Kyrie eleison (3)

Glory… Now…

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

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy upon us.

 Prayer

O Christ, the true light who enlightens and sanctifies every man that comes into the world, let the light of thy countenance be signed upon us, that in it we may behold the unapproachable light, and direct our steps to doing thy commandments, at the prayers of thy most pure Mother and of all the saints.

READER:  Amen.

 

THIRD HOUR

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.

Psalm 34

Judge Thou, O Lord, them that do me injustice; fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of weapon and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out the sword, and stop the way against them that persecute me; say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul; let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the face of the wind, and let the angel of the Lord afflict them. Let their way be dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me destruction in their snare; without cause have they reproached my soul. Let a snare come upon him unawares, and let the trap that he hath hid catch himself; and into that very snare let him fall. But my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall delight in His salvation. All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto Thee, who deliverest the poor from the hand of them that are too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from them that spoil him? Unjust witnesses did rise up against me; they asked me things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good, and bereavement to my soul. But as for me, when they troubled me, I put on sackcloth, and humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall return into mine own bosom. I sought to please, as if it had been my neighbour or brother; I bowed down heavily, as one mourning and sad of face. But they rejoiced against me, and gathered themselves together; plagues were gathered together upon me, and I knew it not. They were scattered, yet they repented not; they tempted me, they sneered at me with scorn, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Lord, when wilt Thou look upon me? Rescue my soul from their malice, mine only one from the lions. I will give Thee thanks in the great congregation; I will praise Thee among a mighty people. Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me, that hate me without a cause, and wink with the eye. For they spake unto me peaceably indeed, but in their anger they devised deceits. Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me; they said, It is well, it is well, our eyes have seen it. This Thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence; O Lord, be not far from me. Rise up, Lord, and look to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Judge me, O Lord, according to Thy righteousness; let them not rejoice over me, O Lord my God. Let them not say in their hearts, It is well, it is well to our soul! Neither let them say, We have swallowed him up. Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at my woes. Let them be clothed with shame and confusion that magnify their words against me. Let them rejoice and be glad, that favour the righteousness of my cause; and let them that desire the peace of Thy servant say continually, Let the Lord be magnified. And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness, and of Thy praise all the day long.

 

  

Psalm 108

O God, pass not over my praise in silence, for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me. They have spoken against me with a lying tongue, they have compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause. For my love they falsely accused me; but I gave myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. Set thou a wicked man over him, and let the devil stand at his right hand. When he shall be judged, let him go forth condemned, and let his prayer become sin. Let his days be few, and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Let his children be vagabonds without a dwelling place, and beg, and let them be cast out of their ruined habitations. Let his creditor search out all his substance, and let the strangers spoil all his labours. Let there be none to help him, neither let there be any to have pity upon his fatherless children. Let his children be given over to destruction; in one generation let his name be blotted out. Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. Let them be before the Lord continually, and let the memory of them perish from the earth. Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy, and one broken in heart, that he might slay him. And he loved cursing, and it shall come upon him, and he delighted not in blessing, and it shall be far from him. And he put on cursing like a garment, and it came into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. Let it be unto him as a garment wherewith he is clothed, and like a girdle wherewith he is girded continually. This is the dealing of the Lord with them that slander me, and with them that speak evil against my soul. But do Thou for me, O Lord, Lord, for Thy name's sake, for Thy mercy is good. Deliver Thou me, for I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me. I am taken away like a shadow when it declineth; I am shaken off as the locusts. My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh is changed for want of oil. I am become a reproach also unto them; they looked upon me, and they shook their heads. Help me, O Lord my God, and save me according to Thy mercy. And let them know that this is Thy hand, and that Thou, O Lord, hast done it. They shall curse, but Thou shalt bless; let them be put to shame that rise up against me; but Thy servant shall be glad. Let them that slander me be clothed with confusion, and let them be covered with shame, as with a double cloak. I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, in the midst of many will I praise Him. For He hath stood at the right hand of the poor, to save my soul from them that persecute me.

 

 

 

Psalm 50

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.

 

Glory... now and for ever...

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

Kyrie eleison   [3]

Glory...

Troparion Tone 6

O Lord, the Jews condemned thee to death, who art the life of all, those who by a staff crossed the Red Sea on foot, nailed thee to the Cross, and those who suckled honey from a rock, offered thee gall. But thou hast willingly endured these things, that thou might set us free from the bondage of the enemy. O Christ our God, glory to thee. 

Now and for ever...

Theotokion.

O Mother of God, thou art the true vine, that has brought forth the fruit of life. Thee we beseech, O Lady, intercede together with the Apostles and all the Saints, that God have mercy upon our souls.

And we sing the following hymns;

the first without a verse.

Tone 8

Through fear of the Jews, thy friend and companion Peter, denied thee, O Lord, and in bitter grief he cried aloud: Pass not by my tears in silence, for, O Compassionate, I said I would keep faith and have not kept it. Accept also our repentance and have mercy upon us. (2)

Verse: Give ear to my words, O Lord; understand my cry.

 

A little before thy death upon the precious Cross, when the soldiers mocked thee, O Lord, the heavenly hosts were struck with wonder, for thou who hast painted the earth with flowers, wast arrayed with a crown of humiliation, and thou who hast wrapped the firmament with clouds, wast clothed in a robe of mockery.  Thus by this dispensation, O Christ, was made known thy compassion and great mercy, glory be to thee.

Verse: Hearken unto the voice of my prayer, my King and my God.

A little before thy death upon the precious Cross, when the soldiers mocked thee, O Lord, the heavenly hosts were struck with wonder, for thou who hast painted the earth with flowers, wast arrayed with a crown of humiliation, and thou who hast wrapped the firmament with clouds, wast clothed in a robe of mockery.  Thus by this dispensation, O Christ, was made known thy compassion and great mercy, glory be to thee.

Glory...

When thou wast led to the Cross, O Lord, thou didst cry: For what deed to ye want to crucify me, O ye Jews? Is it because I straitened your paralytics, because I raised the dead as though from sleep? I healed her that had an issue of blood, I took pity on the woman of Canaan. For what deed do ye want to kill me, O ye Jews? But transgressor, ye shall look on Christ whom now ye pierce.

Now and for ever...

When thou wast led to the Cross, O Lord, thou didst cry: For what deed to ye want to crucify me, O ye Jews? Is it because I straitened your paralytics, because I raised the dead as though from sleep? I healed her that had an issue of blood, I took pity on the woman of Canaan. For what deed do ye want to kill me, O ye Jews? But transgressor, ye shall look on Christ whom now ye pierce.

Prokheimenon Tone 4.  Psalm 37

I am ready for scourges; and my pain is ever with me.

 

Verse: O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy wrath.

The Reading is from the Prophecy of Isaiah.

DEACON: Wisdom. Let us attend.

READER

[50:4-11]

The Lord giveth me the tongue of instruction, to know when it is fitting to speak a word: He hath appointed it for me early in the morning, He hath given me an ear to hear: and the instruction of the Lord, even the Lord, openeth mine ears, and I do not disobey nor dispute. I gave my back to scourges, and my cheeks to blows; and I turned not my face away from the shame of spitting: but the Lord God was mine helper; therefore I was not ashamed, for He that hath justified me draweth near; who is he that pleadeth with me? Let him draw nigh unto me. Behold, the Lord, even the Lord, will help me; who will hurt me? Behold, all ye shall wax old as a garment, and a moth shall devour you. Who is among you that feareth the Lord? let him hearken to the voice of His servant: ye that walk in darkness, and have no light, trust in the Lord, and stay upon God. Behold, all ye kindle a fire, and feed a flame: walk in the light of your fire, and in the flame which ye have kindled. This came upon you for my sake; ye shall lie down in sorrow.

 

 

 

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans.

DEACON: Let us attend, Wisdom. Let us attend.   

READER

Romans 5:6-11

Brethren, when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

 

PRIEST: Peace unto thee.

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. Mark.

DEACON: Let us give heed.

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

PRIEST

 Mark 15:16-41

At that time, the soldiers led Jesus away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, Save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. 

 

 

 

 

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

READER

Blessed be the Lord, blessed be the Lord from day by day; may the God of our salvation prosper us, the God of salvation.

 

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.

READER: Amen.

Kontakion. Tone 8

Come, let us all sing the praises of him who was crucified for us; for Mary said when she beheld him on the Tree: Though thou dost endure the Cross, yet thou art my Son and my God.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [40]

O Thou, who at all times and every hour, art worshipped and glorified, Christ our God, who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and ever-compassionate, who lovest the righteous and hast mercy upon sinners, who callest all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come: Do Thou, O Lord, at this very hour accept our supplications, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our reasoning, cleanse our thoughts: and deliver us from all affliction, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that being guarded and guided by their interposition, we mat attain unto the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory: For blessed art Thou, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

 

 

Kyrie eleison (3)

Glory… Now…

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

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy upon us.

And the Prayer

O God the Master, Father Almighty, O only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ and thou, O Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one Power, have mercy upon me a sinner, and by the judgements known to thee, save me thine unworthy servant; for blessed art thou unto the ages of ages.

READER:  Amen.

 

SIXTH HOUR

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.

Psalm 53

Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For strangers are risen up against me, and the mighty have sought after my soul, and they have not set God before them. For behold, God helpeth me, and the Lord is the protector of my soul. He shall bring evils upon mine enemies; cut them off in Thy truth. I will freely sacrifice unto Thee; I will praise Thy name, O Lord, for it is good. For Thou hast delivered me out of all affliction, and mine eye hath looked down upon mine enemies.

 

Psalm 139

Rescue me, O Lord, from the evil man; deliver me from the unrighteous man, who have imagined injustice in their heart; all the day long have they prepared for war. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips. Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the sinner; rescue me from the unjust men, who have purposed to overthrow my goings. The proud have hid a snare for me and spread a net with cords for my feet; they have set stumblingblocks for me beside the way. I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God; hear the voice of my supplication, O Lord. O Lord, Lord, the strength of my salvation, Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle. Deliver me not, O Lord, to the sinner, according to my desire. They have consulted against me; forsake me not, lest they be exalted. As for the head of those that compass me about, the mischief of their lips shall cover them. Coals will fall upon them; Thou shalt cast them down into the fire, and they shall not stand in their afflictions. A babbling man shall not prosper upon the earth; evils shall hunt an unrighteous man unto destruction. I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the needy, and the right of the poor. Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto Thy name, and the upright shall dwell in Thy presence.

 

Psalm 90

He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter of the God of heaven. He will say to the Lord, Thou art my helper and my refuge; my God, and in Him will I hope. For He shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunters, and from every sharp word. He shall overshadow thee with His shoulders, and under His wings shalt thou hope; His truth shall compass thee with a shield. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day: nor for the thing that walketh in darkness, nor for the mishap and the devil at noon. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the wicked. Because Thou, Lord, art my hope: Thou hast made the Most High Thy refuge. There shall no evils come upon thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge concerning thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. In their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the asp and basilisk, and the lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his hope in Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will shelter him, because he hath known My name. He shall cry unto Me, and I will hear him; I am with him in trouble, and I will deliver him, and glorify him. With length of days will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

Glory... now and for ever...

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

Kyrie eleison   [3]

Glory...

Tone 2

Thou hast wrought salvation in the midst of the earth, O Christ our God. Thou hast stretched out thine hands upon the Cross, gathering together all the nations as they cry: O Lord, glory to thee.

Now and for ever...

Theotokion

In that we have no boldness because of our many sins, do thou, O Virgin Mother of God, intercede with the One born of thee, for a Mother's prayer has great strength to win the favour of the Master.  Despise not the prayers of sinners, O most honourable, for he, who for our sake, willingly accepted to suffer, is merciful and able to save. 

And we sing the following hymns;

the first without a verse.

Tone 8

Thus saith the Lord to the Jews: My people, what have I done to thee, or wherein have I offended thee? I gave light to thy blind and healed thy lepers, I raised up the man lying on a bed. O my people, what have I done to thee and how hast thou repaid me? Instead of manna, gall, Instead of water, vinegar, instead of loving me, thou hast nailed me to the Cross, I can endure no more; I will call my Gentiles and they will glorify me together with the Father and the Spirit, and I shall grant them eternal life. (2) 

Verse: They gave me gall for my meat, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

O Lawgivers of Israel, ye Jews and Pharisees, the company of the Apostles cries out to you: Behold the temple that ye have destroyed. Behold the Lamb that ye have crucified. Ye gave him over to the tomb, but by his own power he has risen. Be not deceived, O ye Jews, for it is he who saved you in the sea, and fed you in the wilderness: he is the life and light and peace of the world.

Verse: Save me, O God; for the waters have come in, even unto my soul  

O Lawgivers of Israel, ye Jews and Pharisees, the company of the Apostles cries out to you: Behold the temple that ye have destroyed. Behold the Lamb that ye have crucified. Ye gave him over to the tomb, but by his own power he has risen. Be not deceived, O ye Jews, for it is he who saved you in the sea, and fed you in the wilderness: he is the life and light and peace of the world.

Glory...

Tone 5

Come, O Christ-bearing people, let us see what Judas the traitor has conspired with the lawless priests against our Saviour. Today they have judged the immortal Word guilty of death, and delivered him to Pilate and crucified him in the place of a Skull; And as he suffered these things, our Saviour cried out and said: Father forgive them this sin, that the Gentiles may know my Resurrection from the dead.

Now and for ever...

Come, O Christ-bearing people, let us see what Judas the traitor has conspired with the lawless priests against our Saviour. Today they have judged the immortal Word guilty of death, and delivered him to Pilate and crucified him in the place of a Skull; And as he suffered these things, our Saviour cried out and said: Father forgive them this sin, that the Gentiles may know my Resurrection from the dead.

   

Prokheimenon. Tone 4. Psalm 8

O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth!

 

Verse: For Thy magnificence is exalted above the heavens.

 

The Reading is from the Prophecy of Isaiah.

DEACON: Wisdom. Let us attend.  

READER

(Chap. 52:13-53:12)

Thus saith the Lord: Behold, My servant shall understand, and be exalted, and exceeding glorified. As many shall be astonished at thee, so shall thy face be without glory from men, and thy glory absent from the sons of men. Thus shall many nations wonder at him; and kings shall shut their mouths: for they to whom he was not spoken of shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand. Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up as a child before Him; as a root in a thirsty land: he hath no form nor glory; and we saw him, but he had no form nor comeliness. But his form was without honour, failing beyond the children of men; a man in calamity, and acquainted with the bearing of sickness; for his face is turned away: he was dishonoured, and not esteemed. He beareth our sins, and is pained for us: yet we accounted him to be in trouble, and in suffering, and in affliction. But he was wounded for our transgressions, and weakened because of our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his bruise we were healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; every one is gone astray in his own way; and the Lord hath given him over to our sins. And he openeth not his mouth, because of his affliction: he was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before the shearer is dumb, so openeth he not his mouth. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth: for the iniquities of My people was he led to death. And I will give the wicked for his burial, and the rich for his death; for he did no iniquity, neither was guile found in his mouth. The Lord also is pleased to purge him from his stroke. If ye can give an offering for sin, your soul shall see a long lived seed: the Lord also is pleased to take away from the travail of his soul, to shew him light, and to fill him with understanding; to justify a righteous one that serveth many well; and he shall bear their sins. Therefore shall he inherit many, and divide the spoils of the mighty; because his soul was delivered unto death: and he was reckoned among the transgressors; and he bare the sins of many, and was delivered because of their iniquities. Rejoice, thou barren, that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for more are the children of the desolate than of her that hath an husband.

 

 

 

  

  

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews.

DEACON: Let us attend, Wisdom. Let us attend.  

READER

Hebrews 2:11-18

Brethren, both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

PRIEST: Peace unto thee.

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. Luke.

DEACON: Let us give heed.

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

PRIEST

Luke 23:32-49

At that time, there were also two other, malefactors, led with Jesus to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

 

 

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

READER

Let thy compassion speedily come to us, O Lord, for we are greatly impoverished; help us, O God our Saviour, for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us and have mercy upon our sins for thy name's sake. 

 

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.

READER: Amen.

Kontakion. Tone 8

Come, let us all sing the praises of him who was crucified for us; for Mary said when she beheld him on the Tree: Though thou dost endure the Cross, yet thou art my Son and my God.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [40]

O Thou, who at all times and every hour, art worshipped and glorified, Christ our God, who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and ever-compassionate, who lovest the righteous and hast mercy upon sinners, who callest all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come: Do Thou, O Lord, at this very hour accept our supplications, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our reasoning, cleanse our thoughts: and deliver us from all affliction, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that being guarded and guided by their interposition, we mat attain unto the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory: For blessed art Thou, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

 

 

Kyrie eleison (3)

Glory… Now…

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

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy upon us.

And the Prayer

O God and Lord of hosts, and author of all creation, who in thine incomparable tender mercy didst send thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the salvation of our race, and through his precious Cross didst tear up the record of our sins, and thereby triumphed over the principalities and powers of darkness; Do thou, O Master who lovest mankind, also accept from us sinners these prayers of thanksgiving and supplication, and deliver us from every dark and deadly transgression, and from every visible and invisible enemies that seek to do us harm.  Nail our flesh with fear of thee, and incline not our hearts to evil words or thoughts, but would our souls with desire for thee, that ever gazing upon thee and guided by thy light and beholding thee, the everlasting light that no man can approach, we may ascribe unceasing praise and thanksgiving to thee, the Father without beginning, together with thine only-begotten Son and thy most holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. 

 

 

 

 

READER: Amen.

 

NINTH HOUR

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.

Psalm 68

Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my soul. I am stuck fast in deep mire, and there is no standing. I am come into the depths of the sea, and a tempest hath overwhelmed me. I am weary with my crying, my throat is become hoarse; mine eyes have failed from hoping in my God. They that hate me without a cause are multiplied more than the hairs of my head; mine enemies are grown strong that persecute me wrongfully; then I restored that which I took not away. O God, Thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from Thee. Let not them that wait on Thee, O Lord, Thou Lord of hosts, be ashamed for my sake; nor let those that seek Thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. For the zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up, and the reproaches of them that reproached Thee fell on me. And I covered my soul with fasting, and that was made a reproach unto me. I made sackcloth also my garment, and I became a proverb unto them. They that sit in the gate spake against me, and they that drank wine made me their song. But as for me, with my prayer will I cry unto Thee, O Lord, for the time of Thy good pleasure. O God, in the multitude of Thy mercy hear me, in the truth of Thy salvation. Deliver me out of the mire, that I may not stick fast; let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Hear me, O Lord, for Thy mercy is good; look upon me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies. Turn not away Thy face from Thy servant, for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it; deliver me because of mine enemies. For Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my humiliation. All they that afflict me are before Thee. My soul hath looked for reproach and misery; and I looked for one that would grieve with me, but there was none; and for one that would comfort me, but found I none. They gave me also gall for my meat, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Let their table be made a snare, a recompense, and a stumblingblock before them. Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always. Pour out Thine indignation upon them, and let Thy wrathful anger take hold upon them. Let their habitation be desolate, and let none dwell in their tents. For they persecuted him whom Thou hast smitten, and have added to the pain of my wounds. Add iniquity unto their iniquity, and let them not come into Thy righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. I am poor and sorrowful; let Thy salvation, O God, be quick to help me. I will praise the name of my God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please God better than a young calf that hath horns and hoofs. Let the needy see this, and be glad; seek ye God, and your soul shall live. For the Lord hath heard the poor, and hath not despised His prisoners. Let the heaven and earth praise Him; the sea and every thing that creepeth therein. For God will save Zion, and the cities of Judah shall be built up; and they shall dwell there, and inherit it. The seed also of Thy servants shall have it in possession, and they that love Thy name shall dwell therein.

 

 

  

Psalm 69

O God, look to help me; O Lord, make haste to help me. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul; let them be turned backward and put to shame that desire my hurt. Let them be turned back at once ashamed that say to me, Well, well! Let all those that seek Thee, O God, be glad and rejoice in Thee; and let such as love Thy salvation say continually, Let the Lord be magnified. But I am poor and needy; help me, O God. Thou art my help and my deliverer: O Lord, make no tarrying.

 

 

Psalm 85

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, and hear me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul, for I am holy; O Thou my God, save Thy servant that hopeth in Thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord, for I will cry unto Thee all the day. Rejoice the soul of Thy servant, for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul. For Thou, Lord, art good and gentle; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplication. In the day of my trouble have I cried unto Thee; for Thou hast heard me. Among the gods there is none like unto Thee, O Lord, neither are there any works like unto Thy works. All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O Lord, and shall glorify Thy name. For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things; Thou art God alone. Lead me in Thy way, O Lord, and I will walk in Thy truth; let my heart rejoice that I may fear Thy name. I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Thy name for evermore. For great is Thy mercy toward me, and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Hades. O God, transgressors are risen against me, and the assembly of the mighty hath sought after my soul; and have not set Thee before them. But Thou, O Lord my God, art full of compassion, and merciful; longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy, and true. Look Thou upon me, and have mercy upon me; give Thy strength unto Thy servant, and save the son of Thine handmaid. Work in me a token for good, and let them which hate me see, and be ashamed; because Thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

 

 Glory... now and for ever...

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

Kyrie eleison   [3]

Glory...

Troparion Tone 8

The Thief, beholding the author of life hanging upon the Cross, said: if it were not God incarnate that is crucified with us, the sun would not have hid its rays, nor would the earth have quaked with trembling. But thou who endurest all things, Remember me, O Lord in thy Kingdom.

Now and for ever...

Theotokion.

O Thou, O Good One, who for us was born of a Virgin and didst suffer crucifixion, and by death didst destroy death, and as God didst reveal resurrection: Despise not those whom Thou hast created with Thine own hand. Show forth Thy love for mankind, O Merciful. Accept the intercessions of the Mother of God who gave Thee birth, and save, O Saviour, a people in despair.

And we sing the following hymns;

the first without a verse.

Tone 7

A strange wonder it was to behold the Creator of heaven and earth hanging on the Cross; the sun was darkened, the day changed again into night, and the earth gave back the bodies of the dead from their tombs; with them we worship you. Save us. (2)

Verse: They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Tone 2

When the transgressors nailed thee, the Lord of glory, to the Cross, thou didst cry our to them: How have I grieved you or in what have I angered you? Before me, who delivered you from affliction? And now how do ye repay me? Evil instead of good, in return for the pillar of fire, ye have nailed me to the Cross, instead of a cloud, ye have dug me a tomb, instead of manna, ye have offered me gall, instead of water, ye have given me vinegar to drink. Henceforth I shall call the Gentiles, and they shall glorify me with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Verse: They gave me gall for my meat, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

When the transgressors nailed thee, the Lord of glory, to the Cross, thou didst cry our to them: How have I grieved you or in what have I angered you? Before me, who delivered you from affliction? And now how do ye repay me? Evil instead of good, in return for the pillar of fire, ye have nailed me to the Cross, instead of a cloud, ye have dug me a tomb, instead of manna, ye have offered me gall, instead of water, ye have given me vinegar to drink. Henceforth I shall call the Gentiles, and they shall glorify me with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Glory... now and for ever...

Tone 6

Today is hung upon the Cross he who hung the earth upon the waters (3). He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon His face. The Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails. The Son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear. We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ (3). Show us also Thy glorious Resurrection.

  

Prokheimenon.  Tone6. Psalm 13

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

Verse: There is none who doeth good; no, not one.

The Reading is from the Prophecy of Jeremiah.

DEACON: Wisdom. Let us attend.

READER

(Chap. 11:18-23, 12:1-5, 9-11, 14-15)

O Lord, make it known unto me, and I shall know: then saw I their doings. But I, as an innocent lamb that is led to the slaughter, knew not: they devised an evil device against me, saying, Come, let us put wood into his bread, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, and his name shall no more be remembered. O Lord, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the hearts, let me see Thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I declared my cause. Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of Anathoth, that seek my life, that say, Thou shalt not prophesy at all in the name of the Lord, but if thou dost, thou shalt die by our hands: behold, I will visit upon them: their young men shall die by the sword, and their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: and there shall be no remnant of them, for I will bring evil upon the inhabitants of Anathoth, even in the year of their visitation. Righteous art Thou, O Lord, for I will make my defence unto Thee; yea, I will talk with Thee of judgments. Wherefore is it that the way of the ungodly doth prosper? Wherefore did all they flourish that deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they have begotten children, and are become fruitful; Thou art near to their mouth, and far from their reins. 3But Thou, O Lord, knowest me; Thou hast proved my heart before Thee; purify them for the day of their slaughter. How long shall the land mourn, and the grass of the field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? The beasts are utterly destroyed, and the birds; because they said, God shall not see our ways. Thy feet run, and do make thee to faint. Go ye, assemble all the wild beasts of the field, and let them come to devour her. Many pastors have destroyed My vineyard, they have defiled My portion, they have made My desirable portion an untrodden wilderness: it is made an annihilation of destruction. For thus saith the Lord about all the evil neighbours that touch Mine inheritance, which I have divided unto My people Israel; Behold, I will draw them away from their land, and I will cast out Judah from among them. And it shall come to pass, that I will return, and have mercy upon them, and cause them to dwell every one in his heritage, and every one in his land.

 

 

 

The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Hebrews.

DEACON: Let us attend, Wisdom. Let us attend.  

READER

Hebrews 10:19-31

Brethren, having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

PRIEST: Peace unto thee.

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 19:25-37

At that time, when they  had crucified Jesus, the soldiers took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there   stood  by   the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be  broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

 

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

READER

For Thy holy Name’s sake, do not utterly forsake us, and dispel not Thy covenant, and take not Thy mercy from us, for the sake of Abraham, beloved of Thee, and for the sake of Isaac, Thy servant, and  of Israel, Thy holy one.

 

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.

READER: Amen.

Kontakion. Tone 8

Come, let us all sing the praises of him who was crucified for us; for Mary said when she beheld him on the Tree: Though thou dost endure the Cross, yet thou art my Son and my God.

Kyrie eleison or Lord have mercy. [40]

O Thou, who at all times and every hour, art worshipped and glorified, Christ our God, who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and ever-compassionate, who lovest the righteous and hast mercy upon sinners, who callest all to salvation through the promise of the blessings to come: Do Thou, O Lord, at this very hour accept our supplications, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, correct our reasoning, cleanse our thoughts: and deliver us from all affliction, evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels, that being guarded and guided by their interposition, we mat attain unto the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory: For blessed art Thou, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

 

 

Kyrie eleison (3)

Glory… Now…

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

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy upon us.

And the Prayer

O Lord and Master, Jesus Christ our God, who art patient with our transgressions, and hast brought us even to this present hour, in which, as Thou didst hang upon the life-giving tree, Thou didst open the way to Paradise for the grateful thief, and by death didst destroy death: Do Thou also have mercy upon us sinners, Thine unworthy servants. For we have sinned and transgressed, and are not worthy to lift up our eyes and look upon the heights of heaven: for we have abandoned the way of Thy righteousness, and have walked after the desires of our own hearts. But we beseech Thy boundless goodness. Spare us, O Lord, according to the multitude of Thy mercy, and save us for Thy holy Name’s sake; for our days have passed away in vanity; deliver us from the hand of the adversary, and forgive us our sins, and eradicate our carnal imagination, that putting off the old man, we may put on the new man and live unto Thee, our Master and benefactor, and following in Thy commandments we may attain unto eternal rest, where is the abode of all those that rejoice. For verily Thou art the true joy and gladness of them that love Thee, O Christ our God, and to Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thine eternal Father, and Thine all-holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and for ever: world without end. 

 

 

 

CHOIR: Amen.

PRIEST

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 He who endured spitting and scourging and blows, the Cross and death, for the salvation of the world, Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Mother; of the holy and all-glorious Apostles; 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.