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ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Εὐλογημένη ἡ Βασιλεία τοῦ  Πατρὸς καί τοῦ  Υἱοῦ καί τοῦ  Ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεί τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν  αἰώνων.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: μήν.

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 103

Εὐλόγει ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον. Κύριε ὁ Θεός μου, ἐμεγαλύνθης σφόδρα, ἐξομολόγησιν καὶ μεγαλοπρέπειαν ἐνεδύσω ἀναβαλλόμενος φῶς ὡς ἱμάτιον, ἐκτείνων τὸν οὐρανὸν ὡσεὶ δέῤῥιν· ὁ στεγάζων ἐν ὕδασι τὰ ὑπερῷα αὐτοῦ, ὁ τιθεὶς νέφη τὴν ἐπίβασιν αὐτοῦ, ὁ περιπατῶν ἐπὶ πτερύγων ἀνέμων· ὁ ποιῶν τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ πνεύματα καὶ τοὺς λειτουργοὺς αὐτοῦ πυρὸς φλόγα. Ὁ θεμελιῶν τὴν γῆν ἐπὶ τὴν ἀσφάλειαν αὐτῆς, οὐ κλιθήσεται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος. Ἄβυσσος ὡς ἱμάτιον τὸ περιβόλαιον αὐτοῦ, ἐπὶ τῶν ὀρέων στήσονται ὕδατα· ἀπὸ ἐπιτιμήσεώς σου φεύξονται, ἀπὸ φωνῆς βροντῆς σου δειλιάσουσιν. Ἀναβαίνουσιν ὄρη καὶ καταβαίνουσι πεδία εἰς τὸν τόπον ὃν ἐθεμελίωσας αὐτά· ὅριον ἔθου, ὃ οὐ παρελεύσονται, οὐδὲ ἐπιστρέψουσι καλύψαι τὴν γῆν. Ὁ ἐξαποστέλλων πηγὰς ἐν φάραγξιν, ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ὀρέων διελεύσονται ὕδατα· ποτιοῦσι πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ ἀγροῦ, προσδέξονται ὄναγροι εἰς δίψαν αὐτῶν· ἐπ᾿ αὐτὰ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατασκηνώσει, ἐκ μέσου τῶν πετρῶν δώσουσι φωνήν. Ποτίζων ὄρη ἐκ τῶν ὑπερῴων αὐτοῦ, ἀπὸ καρποῦ τῶν ἔργων σου χορτασθήσεται ἡ γῆ. Ὁ ἐξανατέλλων χόρτον τοῖς κτήνεσι καὶ χλόην τῇ δουλείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων τοῦ ἐξαγαγεῖν ἄρτον ἐκ τῆς γῆς· καὶ οἶνος εὐφραίνει καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου τοῦ ἱλαρῦναι πρόσωπον ἐν ἐλαίῳ, καὶ ἄρτος καρδίαν ἀνθρώπου στηρίζει. Χορτασθήσονται τὰ ξύλα τοῦ πεδίου, αἱ κέδροι τοῦ Λιβάνου, ἃς ἐφύτευσας. Ἐκεῖ στρουθία ἐννοσσεύσουσι, τοῦ ἐρωδιοῦ ἡ οἰκία ἡγεῖται αὐτῶν. Ὄρη τὰ ὑψηλὰ ταῖς ἐλάφοις, πέτρα καταφυγὴ τοῖς λαγωοῖς. Ἐποίησε σελήνην εἰς καιρούς, ὁ ἥλιος ἔγνω τὴν δύσιν αὐτοῦ. Ἔθου σκότος, καὶ ἐγένετο νύξ· ἐν αὐτῇ διελεύσονται πάντα τὰ θηρία τοῦ δρυμοῦ. Σκύμνοι ὠρυόμενοι τοῦ ἁρπάσαι καὶ ζητῆσαι παρὰ τῷ Θεῷ βρῶσιν αὐτοῖς. Ἀνέτειλεν ὁ ἥλιος, καὶ συνήχθησαν καὶ εἰς τὰς μάνδρας αὐτῶν κοιτασθήσονται. Ἐξελεύσεται ἄνθρωπος ἐπὶ τὸ ἔργον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν ἐργασίαν αὐτοῦ ἕως ἑσπέρας. Ὡς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε· πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας, ἐπληρώθη ἡ γῆ τῆς κτίσεώς σου. Αὕτη ἡ θάλασσα ἡ μεγάλη καὶ εὐρύχωρος, ἐκεῖ ἑρπετά, ὧν οὐκ ἔστιν ἀριθμός, ζῷα μικρὰ μετὰ μεγάλων· ἐκεῖ πλοῖα διαπορεύονται, δράκων οὗτος, ὃν ἔπλασας ἐμπαίζειν αὐτῇ. Πάντα πρὸς σὲ προσδοκῶσι, δοῦναι τὴν τροφὴν αὐτῶν εἰς εὔκαιρον. Δόντος σου αὐτοῖς συλλέξουσιν, ἀνοίξαντός σου τὴν χεῖρα, τὰ σύμπαντα πλησθήσονται χρηστότητος. Ἀποστρέψαντος δέ σου τὸ πρόσωπον ταραχθήσονται· ἀντανελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμα αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκλείψουσι καὶ εἰς τὸν χοῦν αὐτῶν ἐπιστρέψουσιν. Ἐξαποστελεῖς τὸ πνεῦμά σου, καὶ κτισθήσονται, καὶ ἀνακαινιεῖς τὸ πρόσωπον τῆς γῆς. Ἤτω ἡ δόξα Κυρίου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, εὐφρανθήσεται Κύριος ἐπὶ τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦ· ὁ ἐπιβλέπων ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ ποιῶν αὐτὴν τρέμειν, ὁ ἁπτόμενος τῶν ὀρέων καὶ καπνίζονται. ᾌσω τῷ Κυρίῳ ἐν τῇ ζωῇ μου, ψαλῶ τῷ Θεῷ μου ἕως ὑπάρχω· ἡδυνθείη αὐτῷ ἡ διαλογή μου, ἐγὼ δὲ εὐφρανθήσομαι ἐπὶ τῷ Κυρίῳ. 35 Ἐκλείποιεν ἁμαρτωλοὶ ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἄνομοι, ὥστε μὴ ὑπάρχειν αὐτούς. εὐλόγει, ἡ ψυχή μου, τὸν Κύριον.

Καὶ πάλιν

ἥλιος ἔγνω τὴν δύσιν αὐτοῦ,   ἔθου σκότος, καὶ ἐγένετο νύξ.

ς ἐμεγαλύνθη τὰ ἔργα σου, Κύριε   πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας.

Δόξα... Καὶ νῦν ...

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

ἐλπὶς ἡμῶν, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

ν εἰρήνῃ τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Σοὶ Κύριε.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

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

ΧΟΡΟΣ:  μήν.

ΨΑΛΜΟΣ ΡΜ' 140

Ήχος α'

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

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

Θοῦ, Κύριε, φυλακὴν τῷ  στόματί μου, καὶ θύραν περιοχῆς περὶ τὰ χείλη μου.

Μὴ ἐκκλίνῃς τὴν καρδίαν μου εἰς λόγους πονηρίας, τοῦ προφασίζεσθαι προφάσεις ἐν ἁμαρτίαις.

Σὺν ἀνθρώποις ἐργαζομένοις τὴν ἀνομίαν, καὶ οὐ μὴ συνδυάσω μετὰ τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν αὐτῶν.

Παιδεύσει με δίκαιος ἐν ἐλέει, καὶ ἐλέγξει με, ἔλαιον δὲ ἁμαρτωλοῦ μὴ λιπανάτω τὴν κεφαλήν μου.

τι ἔτι καὶ ἡ προσευχή μου ἐν ταῖς εὐδοκίαις αὐτῶν κατεπόθησαν ἐχόμενα πέτρας οἱ κριταὶ αὐτῶν.

κούσονται τὰ ῥήματά μου, ὅτι ἡδύνθησαν ὡσεὶ πάχος γῆς ἐρράγη ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, διεσκορπίσθη τὰ ὀστᾶ ἡμῶν παρὰ τὸν ᾅδην.

τι πρὸς σέ, Κύριε, Κύριε, οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ μου ἐπὶ σοὶ ἤλπισα, μὴ ἀντανέλῃς τὴν ψυχήν μου.

Φύλαξόν με ἀπὸ παγίδος ἧς συνεστήσαντό μοι, καὶ ἀπὸ σκανδάλων τῶν ἐργαζομένων τὴν ἀνομίαν.

Πεσοῦνται ἐν ἀμφιβλήστρῳ αὐτῶν οἱ ἁμαρτωλοί, κατὰ μόνας εἰμὶ ἐγώ, ἕως ἂν παρέλθω.

Ψαλμὸς 141

Φωνῇ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐκέκραξα, φωνῇ μου πρὸς Κύριον ἐδεήθην.

κχεῶ ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ τὴν δέησίν μου, τὴν θλίψίν μου ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ἀπαγγελῶ.

ν τῷ ἐκλείπειν ἐξ ἐμοῦ τὸ πνεῦμά μου, καὶ σὺ ἔγνως τὰς τρίβους μου.

ν ὁδῷ ταύτῃ, ᾗ ἐπορευόμην, ἔκρυψαν παγίδα μοι.

Κατενόουν εἰς τὰ δεξιά, καὶ ἐπέβλεπον, ὅτι οὐκ ἦν ὁ ἐπιγινώσκων με.

πώλετο φυγὴ ἀπ' ἐμοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ ἐκζητῶν τὴν ψυχήν μου.

κέκραξα πρὸς σέ, Κύριε εἶπα·   Σὺ εἶ ἡ ἐλπίς μου, μερίς μου εἶ ἐν γῇ ζώντων.

Πρόσχες πρὸς τὴν δέησίν μου, ὅτι ἐταπεινώθην σφόδρα.

ῦσαί με ἐκ τῶν καταδιωκόντων με, ὅτι ἐκραταιώθησαν ὑπὲρ ἐμέ.

Ἦχος β'

ξάγαγε ἐκ φυλακῆς τὴν ψυχήν μου, τοῦ ἐξομολογήσασθαι τῷ  ὀνόματί σου.

Συντρέχει λοιπόν, τὸ συνέδριον τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ἵνα τὸν Δημιουργόν, καὶ Κτίστην τῶν ἁπάντων, Πιλάτω παραδώση, ὧ τῶν ἀνόμων! ὧ τῶν ἀπίστων! ὅτι τὸν ἐρχόμενον, κρίναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς, εἰς κρίσιν εὐτρεπίζουσι, τὸν ἰώμενον τὰ πάθη, πρὸς πάθος ἑτοιμάζουσι. Κύριε μακρόθυμε, μέγα σου τὸ ἔλεος, δόξα σοί.

μὲ ὑπομενοῦσι δίκαιοι, ἕως οὐ ἀνταποδῷς μοι.

Συντρέχει λοιπόν, τὸ συνέδριον τῶν Ἰουδαίων, ἵνα τὸν Δημιουργόν, καὶ Κτίστην τῶν ἁπάντων, Πιλάτω παραδώση, ὧ τῶν ἀνόμων! ὧ τῶν ἀπίστων! ὅτι τὸν ἐρχόμενον, κρίναι ζῶντας καὶ νεκρούς, εἰς κρίσιν εὐτρεπίζουσι, τὸν ἰώμενον τὰ πάθη, πρὸς πάθος ἑτοιμάζουσι. Κύριε μακρόθυμε, μέγα σου τὸ ἔλεος, δόξα σοί.

Ψαλμὸς 129

κ βαθέων ἐκέκραξά σοι, Κύριε, Κύριε εἰσάκουσον τῆς φωνῆς μου.

ούδας ὁ παράνομος Κύριε, ὁ βάψας ἐν τῷ δείπνω χείρα, ἐν τῷ τρυβλίω μετὰ σοῦ, τὴν ἐξέτεινεν ἀνόμως τὰς χείρας, τοῦ λαβεῖν ἀργύρια, καὶ ὁ τοῦ μύρου λογισάμενος τιμήν, σὲ τὸν ἀτίμητον οὐκ ἔφριξε πωλῆσαι, ὁ τοὺς πόδας ὑφαπλώσας ἐπὶ τὸ νίψαι, τὸν Δεσπότην κατεφίλησε δολίως, εἰς τὸ προδοῦναι τοὶς ἀνόμοις, χοροῦ δὲ Ἀποστόλων ῥιφείς, καὶ τὰ τριάκοντα ῥίψας ἀργύρια, σοῦ τὴν τριήμερον Ἀνάστασιν οὐκ εἶδε, δι' ἦς ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

 

Γενηθήτω τὰ ὦτά σου προσέχοντα εἰς τὴν φωνὴν τῆς δεήσεώς μου.

ούδας ὁ παράνομος Κύριε, ὁ βάψας ἐν τῷ δείπνω χείρα, ἐν τῷ τρυβλίω μετὰ σοῦ, τὴν ἐξέτεινεν ἀνόμως τὰς χείρας, τοῦ λαβεῖν ἀργύρια, καὶ ὁ τοῦ μύρου λογισάμενος τιμήν, σὲ τὸν ἀτίμητον οὐκ ἔφριξε πωλῆσαι, ὁ τοὺς πόδας ὑφαπλώσας ἐπὶ τὸ νίψαι, τὸν Δεσπότην κατεφίλησε δολίως, εἰς τὸ προδοῦναι τοὶς ἀνόμοις, χοροῦ δὲ Ἀποστόλων ῥιφείς, καὶ τὰ τριάκοντα ῥίψας ἀργύρια, σοῦ τὴν τριήμερον Ἀνάστασιν οὐκ εἶδε, δι' ἦς ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

 

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

ούδας ὁ προδότης δόλιος ὧν, δολίω φιλήματι παρέδωκε τὸν Σωτήρα Κύριον, τὸν Δεσπότην τῶν ἁπάντων, ὡς δοῦλον πέπρακε τοὶς παρανόμοις, ὡς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, οὕτως ἠκολούθει, ὁ Ἀμνὸς ὁ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς ὁ τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ μόνος πολυέλεος.

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

ούδας ὁ προδότης δόλιος ὧν, δολίω φιλήματι παρέδωκε τὸν Σωτήρα Κύριον, τὸν Δεσπότην τῶν ἁπάντων, ὡς δοῦλον πέπρακε τοὶς παρανόμοις, ὡς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, οὕτως ἠκολούθει, ὁ Ἀμνὸς ὁ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱὸς ὁ τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ μόνος πολυέλεος.

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

ούδας ὁ δοῦλος καὶ δόλιος, ὁ μαθητὴς καὶ ἐπίβουλος, ὁ φίλος καὶ διάβολος, ἐκ τῶν ἔργων ἀπεφάνθη, ἠκολούθει γὰρ τῶ Διδασκάλω, καὶ καθ' ἑαυτὸν ἐμελέτησε τὴν προδοσίαν, ἔλεγεν ἐν ἑαυτῷ. Παραδώσω τοῦτον, καὶ κερδήσω τὰ συναχθέντα χρήματα, ἐπεζήτει δὲ καὶ τὸ μύρον πραθῆναι, καὶ τὸν Ἰησοῦν δόλω κρατηθῆναι, ἀπέδωκεν ἀσπασμόν, παρέδωκε τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ὡς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, οὕτως ἠκολούθει, ὁ μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος καὶ φιλάνθρωπος. 

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

ούδας ὁ δοῦλος καὶ δόλιος, ὁ μαθητὴς καὶ ἐπίβουλος, ὁ φίλος καὶ διάβολος, ἐκ τῶν ἔργων ἀπεφάνθη, ἠκολούθει γὰρ τῶ Διδασκάλω, καὶ καθ' ἑαυτὸν ἐμελέτησε τὴν προδοσίαν, ἔλεγεν ἐν ἑαυτῷ. Παραδώσω τοῦτον, καὶ κερδήσω τὰ συναχθέντα χρήματα, ἐπεζήτει δὲ καὶ τὸ μύρον πραθῆναι, καὶ τὸν Ἰησοῦν δόλω κρατηθῆναι, ἀπέδωκεν ἀσπασμόν, παρέδωκε τὸν Χριστόν, καὶ ὡς πρόβατον ἐπὶ σφαγήν, οὕτως ἠκολούθει, ὁ μόνος εὔσπλαγχνος καὶ φιλάνθρωπος. 

Ψαλμὸς 116

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

ν ἐκήρυξεν Ἀμνὸν Ἡσαϊας, ἔρχεται ἐπὶ σφαγὴν ἑκούσιον, καὶ τὸν νῶτον δίδωσιν εἰς μάστιγας, τὰς σιαγόνας εἰς ῥαπίσματα, τὸ δὲ πρόσωπον οὐκ ἀπεστράφη, ἀπὸ αἰσχύνης ἐμπτυσμάτων, θανάτω δὲ ἀσχήμονι καταδικάζεται, πάντα ὁ ἀναμάρτητος ἑκουσίως καταδέχεται, ἵνα πᾶσι δωρήσηται τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀνάστασιν.

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

ν ἐκήρυξεν Ἀμνὸν Ἡσαϊας, ἔρχεται ἐπὶ σφαγὴν ἑκούσιον, καὶ τὸν νῶτον δίδωσιν εἰς μάστιγας, τὰς σιαγόνας εἰς ῥαπίσματα, τὸ δὲ πρόσωπον οὐκ ἀπεστράφη, ἀπὸ αἰσχύνης ἐμπτυσμάτων, θανάτω δὲ ἀσχήμονι καταδικάζεται, πάντα ὁ ἀναμάρτητος ἑκουσίως καταδέχεται, ἵνα πᾶσι δωρήσηται τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀνάστασιν.

Δόξα... Καί νύν...

Ἦχος πλ. β'

Γέννημα ἐχιδνῶν, ἀληθῶς ὁ Ἰούδας, φαγόντων τὸ Μάννα ἐν τῇ ἐρήμω, καὶ γογγυζόντων κατὰ τοῦ τροφέως, ἔτι γὰρ τῆς βρώσεως οὔσης ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτῶν, κατελάλουν τοῦ Θεοῦ οἱ ἀχάριστοι, καὶ οὗτος ὁ δυσσεβής, τὸν οὐράνιον Ἄρτον, ἐν τῷ στόματι βαστάζων, κατὰ τοῦ Σωτῆρος τὴν προδοσίαν εἰργάσατο. Ὧ γνώμης ἀκορέστου, καὶ τόλμης ἀπανθρώπου! τὸν τρέφοντα ἐπώλει, καὶ ὃν ἐφίλει Δεσπότην, παρεδίδου εἰς θάνατον, ὄντως ἐκείνων υἱὸς ὁ παράνομος, καὶ σὺν αὐτοῖς τὴν ἀπώλειαν ἐκληρώσατο. Ἀλλὰ φεῖσαι Κύριε, τοιαύτης ἀπανθρωπίας τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν, ὁ μόνος ἐν μακροθυμίᾳ ἀνείκαστος.

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

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

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Εὐλόγησον Δέσποτα, τὴν ἁγίαν εἴσοδον.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

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

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: μήν.. Σοφία, Ὀρθοί.

ΧΟΡΟΣ

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

 

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: σπέρας.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: Προκείμενον  Ἦχος α'  Ψαλμὸς ρλθ'

ξελοῦ με, Κύριε, ἐξ ἀνθρώπου πονηροῦ.

Στίχος: Οἵτινες ἑλογίσαντο ἀδικίαν ἐν καρδίᾳ.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: Τῆς Ἐξόδου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

 

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

  (Κέφ. ΙΘ', 10-19)

Εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς Μωϋσήν, καταβὰς διαμάρτυραι τῶ λαῶ τούτω, καὶ ἄγνισον αὐτοὺς σήμερον καὶ αὔριον, καὶ πλυνάτωσαν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν, καὶ ἔστωσαν ἕτοιμοι εἰς τὴν ἡμέραν τὴν τρίτην, τὴ γὰρ ἡμέρα τὴ τρίτη, καταβήσεται Κύριος ἐπὶ τὸ ὄρος τὸ Σινά, ἐναντίον παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ. Καὶ ἀφοριεὶς τὸν λαὸν κύκλῳ λέγων. Προσέχετε ἑαυτοὶς τοῦ ἀναβῆναι εἰς τὸ ὄρος, καὶ θίγειν τὶ αὐτοῦ, πᾷς ὁ ἀψάμενος τοῦ ὄρους, θανάτω τελευτήσει, οὐχ ἄψεται αὐτοῦ χείρ, ἐν γὰρ λίθοις λιθοβοληθήσεται, ἢ βολίδι κατατοξευθήσεται, ἐάν τε κτῆνος, ἐάν τε ἄνθρωπος, οὐ ζήσεται. Ὅταν δὲ αἱ φωναί, καὶ αἱ σάλπιγγες, καὶ ἡ νεφέλη ἀπέλθη ἀπὸ τοῦ ὄρους, ἐκεῖνοι ἀναβήσονται ἐπὶ τὸ ὄρος. Κατέβη δὲ Μωϋσῆς ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους πρὸς τὸν λαόν, καὶ ἡγίασεν αὐτούς, καὶ ἔπλυναν τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν. Καὶ εἶπε τῶ λαῶ. Γίνεσθε ἕτοιμοι, τρεῖς ἡμέρας μὴ προσέλθητε γυναικί. Ἐγένετο δὲ τὴ ἡμέρα τὴ τρίτη, γενηθέντος πρὸς ὄρθρον, ἐγένοντο φωναὶ καὶ ἀστραπαὶ καὶ νεφέλη γνοφώδης ἐπὶ ὅρους Σινά, φωνὴ τῆς σάλπιγγος ἤχει μέγα, καὶ ἑπτοήθη πᾷς ὁ λαός, ὃς ἣν ἐν τῇ παρεμβολή. Καὶ ἐξήγαγε Μωϋσῆς τὸν λαὸν εἰς συνάντησιν τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐκ τῆς παρεμβολῆς, καὶ παρέστησαν ὑπὸ τὸ ὄρος, Τὸ ὄρος τὸ Σινὰ ἐκαπνίζετο ὅλον, διὰ τὸ καταβεβηκέναι τὸν Θεὸν ἐπ' αὐτὸ ἐν πυρί, ἀνέβαινε δὲ ὁ καπνός, ὡσεὶ ἀτμὶς καμίνου, καὶ ἐξέστη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς σφόδρα. Ἐγένοντο δὲ αἱ φωναὶ τῆς σάλπιγγος, προβαίνουσαι ἰσχυρότεραι σφόδρα. Μωϋσῆς ἐλάλει, ὁ δὲ Θεὸς ἀπεκρίνατο αὐτῷ φωνή.

Προκείμενον  Ἦχος βαρὺς Ψαλμὸς ΝΗ'

ξελοῦ μὲ ἐκ τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου, ὁ Θεός.

Στίχος: ύσαί με ἐκ τῶν ἐργαζομένων τὴν ἀνομίαν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ: ὼβ τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία. Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. ΛΗ', 1-21 ΜΒ', 1-5)

Εἶπε Κύριος τῶ Ἰώβ, διὰ λαίλαπος καὶ νεφῶν. Τὶς οὗτος ὁ κρύπτων μὲ βουλήν, συνέχων δὲ ῥήματα ἐν καρδίᾳ, ἐμὲ δὲ οἴεται κρύπτειν. Ζῶσαι, ὥσπερ ἀνήρ, τήν, ὀσφύν σου, ἐρωτήσω δὲ σε, σὺ δὲ μοὶ ἀποκρίθητι. Ποῦ ἢς ἐν τῷ θεμελιοῦν μὲ τὴν γήν; ἀπάγγειλον δὲ μοί, εἰ ἐπίστασαι σύνεσιν. Τίς. ἔθετο τὰ μέτρα αὐτῆς, εἰ οἶδας; ἢ τὶς ὁ ἐπαγαγὼν σπαρτίον ἐπ' αὐτῆς; ἐπί, τῖνος οἱ κρίκοι αὐτῆς πεπήγασι; τὶς δὲ ἐστιν ὁ βαλὼν λίθον γωνιαῖον ἐπ' αὐτῆς; ὅτε ἐγενήθησαν ἄστρα, ἤνεσάν με φωνὴ μεγάλη πάντες Ἀγγελοί μου, ἔφραξα δὲ θάλασσαν πύλαις, ὅτε ἐμαιοῦτο ἐκ κοιλίας μητρὸς αὐτῆς ἐκπορευομένη, ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτὴ νέφος ἀμφίασιν, ὁμίχλη δὲ αὐτὴν ἐσπαργάνωσα, ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτὴ ὅρια, περιθεὶς κλεῖθρα καὶ πύλας. Εἶπον δὲ αὐτή, μέχρι τούτου ἐλεύση, καὶ οὐχ ὑπερβήση, ἀλλ' ἐν σεαυτῇ συντριβήσονταί σου τὰ κύματα. Ἡ ἐπὶ σοῦ συντέταχα φέγγος πρωϊνόν, ἑωσφόρος δὲ εἶδε τὴν ἑαυτοῦ τάξιν, ἐπιλαβέσθαι πτερύγων γής, ἐκτινάξαι ἀσεβεῖς ἐξ αὐτῆς; Ἡ σύ, λαβών πηλόν, ἔπλασας ζῶον, καὶ λαλητὸν αὐτὸν ἔθου ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς; ἀφεῖλες δὲ ἀπὸ ἀσεβῶν τὸ φῶς, βραχίονα δὲ ὑπερηφάνων συνέτριψας; ἦλθες δὲ ἐπὶ πηγὴν θαλάσσης, ἐν δὲ ἴχνεσιν ἀβύσσου περιεπάτησας; ἀνοίγονται δὲ σοὶ φόβω πύλαι θανάτου, πυλωροὶ δὲ Ἄδου ἰδόντές σε, ἔπτηξαν; νενουθέτησαι δὲ τὸ εὖρος τῆς ὑπ' οὐρανόν. Ἀνάγγειλον δὲ μοί, πόση τὶς ἐστι; ποία δὲ γῆ αὐλίζεται τὸ φῶς; σκότους δὲ ποῖος τόπος; Εἰ ἀγάγοις μὲ εἰς ὅρια αὐτῶν, εἰ καὶ ἐπίστασαι τρίβους αὐτῶν, οἶδας ἄρα ὅτι τότε γεγένησαι, ἀριθμὸς δὲ ἐτῶν σου πολύς; Ὑπολαβῶν δὲ Ἰὼβ τῶ Κυρίω λέγει. Οἶδα ὅτι πάντα δύνασαι, ἀδυνατεῖ δὲ σοὶ οὐδέν. Τὶς γὰρ ἐστιν ὁ κρύπτων σὲ βουλήν; φειδόμενος δὲ ῥημάτων, καὶ σὲ οἴεται κρύπτειν; τὶς δὲ ἀναγγελεῖ μοί, ἃ οὐκ ἤδειν, μεγάλα καὶ θαυμαστά, ἃ οὐκ ἐπιστάμην. Ἄκουσον δέ μου, Κύριε, ἵνα καγῷ λαλήσω, ἐρωτήσω δὲ σε, σὺ δὲ μὲ δίδαξον, ἀκοὴν μὲν ὠτός, ἤκουόν σου τὸ πρότερον, νυνὶ δέ, ὁ ὀφθαλμός μου, ἑώρακέ σε.

 

 

 

 

  

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 παιδεία Κυρίου 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 βοηθὸς μοὶ ἐγενήθη. Διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐνετράπην, ἀλλὰ 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 ἔστιν αὐτοῖς φῶς, πεποίθατε ἐπὶ τῶ ὀνόματι Κυρίου, καὶ ἀντιστηρίσασθε ἐπὶ τῶ Θεῷ. Ἰδοὺ πάντες ὑμεῖς ὡς πύρ καίετε, καὶ κατισχύετε φλόγα, πορεύεσθε τῶ φωτὶ τοῦ πυρὸς ὑμῶν, καὶ τὴ φλογὶ ἢ ἐξεκαύσατε, δι' ἐμὲ ἐγένετο ταῦτα ὑμῖν, ἐν λύπῃ κοιμηθήσεσθε.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Τοῦ Κυρίου δεηθῶμεν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ

Θεὸς ὁ Ἅγιος, ὁ ἐν ἁγίοις ἀναπαυόμενος, ὁ τρισαγίῳ φωνῇ ὑπό τῶν  Σεραφεὶμ ἀνυμνούμενος καὶ ὑπό τῶν  Χερουβεὶμ δοξολογούμενος, καὶ ὑπὸ πάσης ἐπουρανίου δυνάμεως προσκυνούμενος ὁ ἐκ τοῦ  μὴ ὄντος εἰς τὸ εἶναι τὰ πάντα παραγαγών, ὁ κτίσας τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ' εἰκόνα σὴν καὶ ὁμοίωσιν καὶ παντί σου χαρίσματι κατακοσμήσας, ὁ διδοὺς αἰτοῦντι σοφίαν καὶ σύνεσιν, καὶ μὴ παρορῶν ἁμαρτάνοντα, ἀλλὰ θέμενος ἐπὶ σωτηρίᾳ μετάνοιαν, ὁ καταξιώσας ἡμᾶς, τοὺς ταπεινοὺς καὶ ἀναξίους δούλους σου, καὶ ἐν τῇ ὥρᾳ ταύτῃ στῆναι κατενώπιον τῆς δόξης τοῦ  ἁγίου σου θυσιαστηρίου, καὶ τὴν  ὀφειλομένην σοι προσκύνησιν καὶ δοξολογίαν προσάγειν, Αὐτός, Δέσποτα, πρόσδεξαι καὶ ἐκ στόματος ἡμῶν τῶν  ἁμαρτωλῶν τὸν Τρισάγιον ὕμνον καὶ ἐπίσκεψαι ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ χρηστότητί σου. Συγχώρησον ἡμῖν πᾶν πλημμέλημα, ἑκούσιόν τε καὶ ἀκούσιον, ἁγίασον ἡμῶν τὰς ψυχὰς καὶ τα σώματα καὶ δὸς ἡμῖν ἐν ὁσιότητι λατρεύειν σοι πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς ἡμῶν, πρεσβείαις τῆς ἁγίας Θεοτόκου, καὶ πάντων τῶν  Ἁγίων, τῶν ἀπ' αἰῶνός σοι εὐαρεστησάντων.

τι ἅγιος εἶ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν καὶ σοὶ τὴν δόξαν ἀναπέμπομεν, τῷ Πατρὶ καὶ τῷ Υἱῷ καὶ τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι, νῦν καὶ ἀεί:

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Kαὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν  αἰώνων

ΧΟΡΟΣ:  μήν.

γιος ὁ Θεός, ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς. (3)

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι,

Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν  αἰώνων. Ἀμὴν

γιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Δύναμις.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: γιος ὁ Θεός, ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ:  Προκείμενον Ἦχος βαρὺς

Οἱ ἄρχοντες συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό κατὰ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ κατὰ τοῦ χριστοῦ αὐτοῦ. 

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Στίχος: να τὶ ἐφρύαξαν ἔθνη, καὶ λαοί ἐμελέτησαν κενά;

 

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Σοφία.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

Πρὸς Κορινθίους Α' Ἐπιστολῆς Παύλου τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα.

 

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ

(Κέφ. ΙΑ', 23-32)

δελφοί, ἐγὼ παρέλαβον ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου, ὃ καὶ παρέδωκα ὑμῖν, ὅτι ὁ Κύριος Ἰησοῦς ἐν τῇ νυκτί, ἢ παρεδίδοτο, ἔλαβεν ἄρτον, καὶ εὐχαριστήσας ἔκλασε, καὶ εἶπε, Λάβετε, φάγετε, τούτό μοῦ ἐστι τὸ σῶμα, τὸ ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν κλώμενον, τοῦτο ποιεῖτε εἰς τὴν ἐμὴν ἀνάμνησιν. Ὡσαύτως καὶ τὸ ποτήριον, μετὰ τὸ δειπνῆσαι, λέγων. Τοῦτο τὸ ποτήριον, ἡ καινὴ διαθήκη ἐστὶν ἐν τῷ ἐμῶ αἵματι. τοῦτο ποιεῖτε, Ὁσάκις ἂν πίνητε, εἰς τὴν ἐμὴν ἀνάμνησιν. Ὁσάκις γὰρ ἂν ἐσθίητε τὸν ἄρτον τοῦτον, καί το ποτήριον τοῦτο πίνητε, τὸν θάνατον τοῦ Κυρίου καταγγέλλετε, ἄχρις οὗ ἂν ἔλθη. Ὥστε, ὃς ἂν ἐσθίη τὸν ἄρτον τοῦτον, ἢ πίνη τὸ ποτήριον τοῦ Κυρίου ἀναξίως, ἔνοχος ἔσται τοῦ σώματος καὶ αἵματος τοῦ Κυρίου. Δοκιμαζέτω δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἑαυτόν, καὶ οὕτως ἐκ τοῦ ἄρτου ἐσθιέτω, καὶ ἐκ τοῦ ποτηρίου πινέτω. Ὁ γάρ ἐσθίων καὶ πίνων ἀναξίως, κρῖμα ἑαυτῶ ἐσθίει καὶ πίνει, μὴ διακρίνων τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Κυρίου. Διὰ τοῦτο ἐν ὑμῖν πολλοὶ ἀσθενεῖς καὶ ἄρρωστοι, καὶ κοιμῶνται ἱκανοί. Εἰ γὰρ ἑαυτοὺς διεκρίνομεν, οὐκ ἂν ἐκρινόμεθα. Κρινόμενοι δέ, ὑπὸ Κυρίου παιδευόμεθα, ἵνα μῄ σὺν τῶ Κόσμω κατακριθῶμεν.

λληλούϊα  Ἦχος πλ. β'

Στίχος: Μακάριος ὁ συνιὼν ἐπὶ πτωχὸν καὶ πένητα.

Στίχος: Οἱ ἐχθροί μου εἶπον κακὰ μοί. Πότε ἀποθανεῖται, καὶ ἀπολεῖται τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ.

Στίχος: ἐσθίων ἄρτους μου, ἐμεγάλυνεν ἐπ' ἐμὲ πτερνισμόν.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Σοφία. Ὀρθοί. Ἀκούσωμεν τοῦ  ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου.

Εἰρήνη πᾶσι.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Καὶ τῷ πνευματί σου.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ: κ τοῦ  κατά Ματθαῖον ἁγίου Εὐαγγελίου τὸ ἀνάγνωσμα.

ΙΕΡΕΥΣ: Πρόσχωμεν.

ΧΟΡΟΣ: Δόξα σοι, Κύριε, δόξα σοι.

ΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΣ

Ματθ. 26: 2-20,  Ἰωάν. 13: 3-17, Ματθ. 26: 21-39,

Λουκ. 22: 43-45, Ματθ. 26: 40-75, 27: 1-2

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τοῖς ἑαυτοῦ Μαθηταῖς· Οἴδατε ὅτι μετὰ δύο ἡμέρας τὸ Πάσχα γίνεται, καὶ ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται εἰς τὸ σταυρωθῆναι. Τότε συνήχθησαν οἱ Ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ Γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ Πρεσβύτεροι τοῦ λαοῦ, εἰς τὴν αὐλὴν τοῦ Ἀρχιερέως τοῦ λεγομένου Καϊάφα, καὶ συνεβουλεύσαντο, ἵνα τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν δόλῳ κρατήσωσι καὶ ἀποκτείνωσιν. Ἔλεγον δέ· μὴ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ, ἵνα μὴ θόρυβος γένηται ἐν τῷ λαῷ. Τοῦ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦ γενομένου ἐν Βηθανίᾳ, ἐν οἰκίᾳ Σίμωνος τοῦ λεπροῦ, προσῆλθεν αὐτῷ γυνὴ, ἀλάβαστρον μύρου ἔχουσα βαρυτίμου, καὶ κατέχεεν ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ ἀνακειμένου. Ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ Μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἠγανάκτησαν, λέγοντες· Εἰς τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη; ἠδύνατο γὰρ τοῦτο τὸ μύρον πραθῆναι πολλοῦ, καὶ δοθῆναι τοῖς πτωχοῖς. Γνοὺς δὲ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί κόπους παρέχετε τῇ γυναικί; ἔργον γὰρ καλὸν εἰργάσατο εἰς ἐμέ. Τοὺς πτωχοὺς γὰρ πάντοτε ἔχετε μεθ᾿ ἑαυτῶν, ἐμὲ δὲ οὐ πάντοτε ἔχετε. Βαλοῦσα γὰρ αὕτη τὸ μύρον τοῦτο ἐπὶ τοῦ σώματός μου, πρὸς τὸ ἐνταφιάσαι με ἐποίησεν. Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅπου ἐὰν κηρυχθῇ τὸ Εὐαγγέλιον τοῦτο ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ κόσμῳ, λαληθήσεται καὶ ὃ ἐποίησεν αὕτη, εἰς μνημόσυνον αὐτῆς. Τότε πορευθεὶς εἷς τῶν δώδεκα, ὁ λεγόμενος ᾿Ιούδας ᾿Ισκαριώτης, πρὸς τοὺς Ἀρχιερεῖς, εἶπε· Τί θέλετέ μοι δοῦναι, κἀγὼ ὑμῖν παραδώσω αὐτόν; Οἱ δὲ ἔστησαν αὐτῷ τριάκοντα ἀργύρια. Καὶ ἀπὸ τότε ἐζήτει εὐκαιρίαν, ἵνα αὐτὸν παραδῷ. Τῇ δὲ πρώτῃ τῶν ἀζύμων προσῆλθον οἱ Μαθηταὶ τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ, λέγοντες αὐτῷ· Ποῦ θέλεις ἑτοιμάσωμέν σοι φαγεῖν τὸ Πάσχα; Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· Ὑπάγετε εἰς τὴν Πόλιν πρὸς τὸν δεῖνα, καὶ εἴπατε αὐτῷ· ὁ Διδάσκαλος λέγει· Ὁ καιρός μου ἐγγύς ἐστι, πρὸς σὲ ποιῶ τὸ Πάσχα μετὰ τῶν Μαθητῶν μου. Καὶ ἐποίησαν οἱ Μαθηταὶ ὡς συνέταξεν αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς, καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὸ Πάσχα. ᾿Οψίας δὲ γενομένης ἀνέκειτο μετὰ τῶν δώδεκα. Εἰδὼς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς ὅτι πάντα δέδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ Πατὴρ εἰς τὰς χεῖρας, καὶ ὅτι ἀπὸ Θεοῦ ἐξῆλθε, καὶ πρὸς τὸν Θεὸν ὑπάγει, ἐγείρεται ἐκ τοῦ δείπνου, καὶ τίθησι τὰ ἱμάτια, καὶ λαβὼν λέντιον, διέζωσεν ἐαυτόν. Εἶτα βάλλει ὕδωρ εἰς τὸν νιπτῆρα, καὶ ἤρξατο νίπτειν τοὺς πόδας τῶν Μαθητῶν καὶ ἐκμάσσειν τῷ λεντίῳ, ᾧ ἦν διεζωσμένος. Ἔρχεται οὖν πρὸς Σίμωνα Πέτρον, καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ ἐκεῖνος· Κύριε, σύ μου νίπτεις τοὺς πόδας; Ἀπεκρίθη ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ὅ ἐγὼ ποιῶ, σὺ οὐκ οἶδας ἄρτι, γνώσῃ δὲ μετὰ ταῦτα. Λέγει αὐτῷ Πέτρος· οὐ μὴ νίψῃς τοὺς πόδας μου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα. Ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Ἐὰν μὴ νίψω σε, οὐκ ἔχεις μέρος μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ. Λέγει αὐτῷ Σίμων Πέτρος· Κύριε, μὴ τοὺς πόδας μου μόνον, ἀλλὰ καὶ τὰς χεῖρας καὶ τὴν κεφαλήν. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Ὁ λελουμένος οὐ χρείαν ἔχει ἢ τοὺς πόδας νίψασθε, ἀλλ᾿ ἔστι καθαρὸς ὅλος· καὶ ὑμεῖς καθαροί ἐστε, ἀλλ᾿ οὐχὶ πάντες. Ἤδει γὰρ τὸν παραδιδόντα αὐτόν· διὰ τοῦτο εἶπεν· οὐχὶ πάντες καθαροί ἐστε. ῞Οτε οὖν ἔνιψε τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν καὶ ἔλαβε τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, ἀναπεσὼν πάλιν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Γινώσκετε τί πεποίηκα ὑμῖν; Ὑμεῖς φωνεῖτε με, ὁ Διδάσκαλος καὶ ὁ Κύριος, καὶ καλῶς λέγετε· εἰμὶ γάρ. Εἰ οὖν ἐγὼ ἔνιψα ὑμῶν τοὺς πόδας, ὁ Κύριος καὶ ὁ Διδάσκαλος, καὶ ὑμεῖς ὀφείλετε ἀλλήλων νίπτειν τοὺς πόδας. Ὑπόδειγμα γὰρ δέδωκα ὑμῖν, ἵνα καθὼς ἐγὼ ἐποίησα ὑμῖν, καὶ ὑμεῖς ποιῆτε. Ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, οὐκ ἔστι δοῦλος μείζων τοῦ κυρίου αὐτοῦ, οὐδὲ ἀπόστολος μείζων τοῦ πέμψαντος αὐτόν. Εἰ ταῦτα οἴδατε, μακάριοί ἐστε, ἐὰν ποιῆτε αὐτά. Καὶ ἐσθιόντων αὐτῶν εἶπεν· Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὅτι εἷς ἐξ ὑμῶν παραδώσει με. Καὶ λυπούμενοι σφόδρα ἤρξαντο λέγειν αὐτῷ ἕκαστος αὐτῶν· Μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι, Κύριε; Ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· Ὁ ἐμβάψας μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ ἐν τῷ τρυβλίῳ τὴν χεῖρα, οὖτός με παραδώσει. Ὁ μὲν Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ὑπάγει καθὼς γέγραπται περὶ αὐτοῦ· οὐαὶ δὲ τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ ἐκείνῳ δι᾿ οὗ ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται· καλὸν ἦν αὐτῷ εἰ οὐκ ἐγεννήθη ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἐκεῖνος. Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ᾿Ιούδας ὁ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν εἶπε· Μήτι ἐγώ εἰμι, Ῥαββί; Λέγει αὐτῷ· Σὺ εἶπας. ᾿Εσθιόντων δὲ αὐτῶν λαβὼν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τὸν ἄρτον καὶ εὐχαριστήσας ἔκλασε, καὶ ἐδίδου τοῖς Μαθηταῖς, καὶ εἶπε· Λάβετε, φάγετε τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου. Καὶ λαβὼν τὸ ποτήριον, καὶ εὐχαριστήσας ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς, λέγων· Πίετε ἐξ αὐτοῦ πάντες· τοῦτο γάρ ἐστι τὸ αἷμά μου τὸ τῆς καινῆς διαθήκης, τὸ περὶ πολλῶν ἐκχυνόμενον εἰς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν. Λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐ μὴ πίω ἀπ᾿ ἄρτι ἐκ τούτου τοῦ γενήματος τῆς ἀμπέλου, ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ἐκείνης, ὅταν αὐτὸ πίνω μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν καινὸν ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ Πατρός μου. Καὶ ὑμνήσαντες, ἐξῆλθον εἰς τὸ ὄρος τῶν Ἐλαιῶν. Τότε λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Πάντες ὑμεῖς σκανδαλισθήσεσθε ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ ταύτῃ· γέγραπται γάρ· «Πατάξω τὸν ποιμένα, καὶ διασκορπισθήσονται τὰ πρόβατα τῆς ποίμνης.» Μετὰ δὲ τὸ ἐγερθῆναι με, προάξω ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν Γαλιλαίαν. Ἀποκριθεὶς δὲ ὁ Πέτρος, εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Εἰ πάντες σκανδαλισθήσονται ἐν σοί, ἐγὼ δὲ οὐδέποτε σκανδαλισθήσομαι. Ἔφη αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Ἀμὴν λέγω σοι· ὅτι ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ νυκτὶ, πρὶν ἀλέκτορα φωνῆσαι, τρὶς ἀπαρνήσῃ με. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Πέτρος· κἂν δέῃ με σὺν σοὶ ἀποθανεῖν, οὐ μή σε ἀπαρνήσομαι. Ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ πάντες οἱ Μαθηταὶ εἶπον. Τότε ἔρχεται μετ᾿ αὐτῶν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς χωρίον λεγόμενον Γεθσημανῆ, καὶ λέγει τοῖς Μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ· καθίσατε αὐτοῦ ἕως οὗ ἀπελθὼν προσεύξωμαι ἐκεῖ. Καὶ παραλαβὼν τὸν Πέτρον, καὶ τοὺς δύο υἱοὺς Ζεβεδαίου, ἤρξατο λυπεῖσθαι καὶ ἀδημονεῖν. Τότε λέγει αὐτοῖς ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Περίλυπός ἐστιν ἡ ψυχή μου ἕως θανάτου· μείνατε ὧδε, καὶ γρηγορεῖτε μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ. Καὶ προελθὼν μικρὸν, ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ, προσευχόμενος, καὶ λέγων· Πάτερ μου, εἰ δυνατόν ἐστι, παρελθέτω ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ τὸ ποτήριον τοῦτο· πλὴν οὐχ ὡς ἐγὼ θέλω, ἀλλ᾿ ὡς σύ. Ὤφθη δὲ αὐτῷ Ἄγγελος ἀπ᾿ οὐρανοῦ, ἐνισχύων αὐτόν. Καὶ γενόμενος ἐν ἀγωνίᾳ, ἐκτενέστερον προσηύχετο. ἐγένετο δὲ ὁ ἱδρὼς αὐτοῦ ὡσεὶ θρόμβοι αἵματος καταβαίνοντες ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν. Καὶ ἀναστὰς ἀπὸ τῆς προσευχῆς, ἔρχεται πρὸς τοὺς Μαθητὰς, καὶ εὑρίσκει αὐτοὺς καθεύδοντας καὶ λέγει τῷ Πέτρῳ· Οὕτως οὐκ ἰσχύσατε μίαν ὥραν γρηγορῆσαι μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ! Γρηγορεῖτε καὶ προσεύχεσθε, ἵνα μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς πειρασμόν· τὸ μὲν πνεῦμα πρόθυμον, ἡ δὲ σὰρξ ἀσθενής. Πάλιν ἐκ δευτέρου ἀπελθὼν, προσηύξατο λέγων· Πάτερ μου, εἰ οὐ δύναται τοῦτο τὸ ποτήριον παρελθεῖν ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, ἐὰν μὴ αὐτὸ πίω, γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σου. Καὶ ἐλθὼν εὑρίσκει αὐτοὺς πάλιν καθεύδοντας· ἦσαν γὰρ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ αὐτῶν βεβαρημένοι. Καὶ ἀφεὶς αὐτοὺς, ἀπελθὼν πάλιν, προσηύξατο ἐκ τρίτου, τὸν αὐτὸν λόγον εἰπών. Τότε ἔρχεται πρὸς τοὺς Μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ, καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Καθεύδετε τὸ λοιπὸν, καὶ ἀναπαύεσθε! ἰδοὺ ἤγγικεν ἡ ὥρα, καὶ ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται εἰς χεῖρας ἁμαρτωλῶν. Ἐγείρεσθε, ἄγωμεν· ἰδοὺ, ἤγγικεν ὁ παραδιδούς με. Καὶ ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος, ἰδοὺ ᾿Ιούδας εἷς τῶν δώδεκα, ἦλθε, καὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ὄχλος πολὺς μετὰ μαχαιρῶν καὶ ξύλων, ἀπὸ τῶν Ἀρχιερέων καὶ Πρεσβυτέρων τοῦ λαοῦ. Ὁ δὲ παραδιδοὺς αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς σημεῖον λέγων· Ὅν ἂν φιλήσω, αὐτός ἐστι· κρατήσατε αὐτόν. Καὶ εὐθέως προσελθὼν τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ, εἶπε· Χαῖρε, Ῥαββί· καὶ κατεφίλησεν αὐτόν. Ὁ δὲ Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἑταῖρε, ἐφ᾿ ᾧ πάρει. Τότε προσελθόντες ἐπέβαλον τὰς χεῖρας ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν, καὶ ἐκράτησαν αὐτόν. Καὶ ἰδοὺ, εἷς τῶν μετὰ ᾿Ιησοῦ, ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα, ἀπέσπασε τὴν μάχαιραν αὐτοῦ, καὶ πατάξας τὸν δοῦλον τοῦ Ἀρχιερέως, ἀφεῖλεν αὐτοῦ τὸ ὠτίον. Τότε λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἀπόστρεψόν σου τὴν μάχαιραν εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς· πάντες γὰρ οἱ λαβόντες μάχαιραν, ἐν μαχαίρᾳ ἀποθανοῦνται. Ἤ δοκεῖς ὅτι οὐ δύναμαι ἄρτι παρακαλέσαι τὸν Πατέρα μου, καὶ παραστήσει μοι πλείους ἢ δώδεκα λεγεῶνας Ἀγγέλων; πῶς οὖν πληρωθῶσιν αἱ Γραφαὶ, ὅτι οὕτω δεῖ γενέσθαι; ᾿Εν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ εἶπεν ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς ὄχλοις· Ὡς ἐπὶ λῃστὴν ἐξήλθετε μετὰ μαχαιρῶν καὶ ξύλων συλλαβεῖν με· καθ᾿ ἡμέραν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐκαθεζόμην διδάσκων ἐν τῷ Ἱερῷ, καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ με. Τοῦτο δὲ ὅλον γέγονεν, ἵνα πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαὶ τῶν Προφητῶν. Τότε οἱ Μαθηταὶ πάντες, ἀφέντες αὐτὸν, ἔφυγον. Οἱ δὲ κρατήσαντες τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν, ἀπήγαγον πρὸς Καῑάφαν τὸν Ἀρχιερέα, ὅπου οἱ Γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ Πρεσβύτεροι συνήχθησαν. Ὁ δὲ Πέτρος ἠκολούθει αὐτῷ ἀπὸ μακρόθεν, ἕως τῆς αὐλῆς τοῦ Ἀρχιερέως, καὶ εἰσελθὼν ἔσω, ἐκάθητο μετὰ τῶν ὑπηρετῶν, ἰδεῖν τὸ τέλος. Οἱ δὲ Ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ οἱ Πρεσβύτεροι, καὶ τὸ συνέδριον ὅλον ἐζήτουν ψευδομαρτυρίαν κατὰ τοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ, ὅπως θανατώσωσιν αὐτόν· καὶ οὐχ εὗρον· καὶ πολλῶν ψευδομαρτύρων προσελθόντων, οὐχ εὗρον. Ὕστερον δὲ προσελθόντες δύο ψευδομάρτυρες, εἶπον· Οὗτος ἔφη· Δύναμαι καταλῦσαι τὸν ναὸν τοῦ Θεοῦ, καὶ διὰ τριῶν ἡμερῶν οἰκοδομῆσαι αὐτόν. Καὶ ἀναστὰς ὁ Ἀρχιερεὺς, εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Οὐδὲν ἀποκρίνῃ; τί οὗτοί σου καταμαρτυροῦσιν; Ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐσιώπα. Καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ Ἀρχιερεὺς, εἶπεν αὐτῷ· Ἐξορκίζω σε κατὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος, ἵνα ἡμῖν εἴπῃς, εἰ σὺ εἶ ὁ Χριστὸς, ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ. Λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ ᾿Ιησοῦς· Σὺ εἶπας· πλὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀπ᾿ ἄρτι ὄψεσθε τὸν Υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου καθήμενον ἐκ δεξιῶν τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ ἐρχόμενον ἐπὶ τῶν νεφελῶν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ. Τότε ὁ Ἀρχιερεὺς διέρρηξε τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, λέγων· ὅτι ἐβλασφήμησε· τί ἔτι χρείαν ἔχομεν μαρτύρων; ἴδε, νῦν ἠκούσατε τὴν βλασφημίαν αὐτοῦ· τί ὑμῖν δοκεῖ; Οἱ δὲ ἀποκριθέντες, εἶπον· ἔνοχος θανάτου ἐστί. Τότε ἐνέπτυσαν εἰς τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐκολάφισαν αὐτόν, οἱ δὲ ἐρράπισαν, λέγοντες· Προφήτευσον ἡμῖν, Χριστέ, τίς ἐστιν ὁ παίσας σε; ῾Ο δὲ Πέτρος ἔξω ἐκάθητο ἐν τῇ αὐλῇ· καὶ προσῆλθεν αὐτῷ μία παιδίσκη, λέγουσα· Καὶ σὺ ἦσθα μετὰ ᾿Ιησοῦ τοῦ Γαλιλαίου. Ὁ δὲ ἠρνήσατο ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν πάντων, λέγων· Οὐκ οἶδα τί λέγεις. Ἐξελθόντα δὲ αὐτὸν εἰς τὸν πυλῶνα, εἶδεν αὐτὸν ἄλλη, καὶ λέγει τοῖς ἐκεῖ· καὶ οὗτος ἦν μετὰ ᾿Ιησοῦ τοῦ Ναζωραίου. Καὶ πάλιν ἠρνήσατο μεθ᾿ ὅρκου ὅτι οὐκ οἶδα τὸν ἄνθρωπον. Μετὰ μικρὸν δὲ προσελθόντες, οἱ ἑστῶτες, εἶπον τῷ Πέτρῳ· ἀληθῶς καὶ σὺ ἐξ αὐτῶν εἶ· καὶ γὰρ ἡ λαλιά σου δῆλόν σε ποιεῖ. Τότε ἤρξατο καταναθεματίζειν καὶ ὀμνύειν, ὅτι οὐκ οἶδα τὸν ἄνθρωπον. Καὶ εὐθέως ἀλέκτωρ ἐφώνησε. Καὶ ἐμνήσθη ὁ Πέτρος τοῦ ῥήματος ᾿Ιησοῦ εἰρηκότος αὐτῷ· ὅτι πρὶν ἀλέκτορα φωνῆσαι, τρὶς ἀπαρνήσῃ με. Καὶ ἐξελθὼν ἔξω, ἔκλαυσε πικρῶς. Πρωΐας δὲ 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.

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Τοῦ Δείπνου σου τοῦ μυστικοῦ, σήμερον Υἱὲ Θεοῦ, κοινωνὸν μὲ παράλαβε, οὐ μὴ γὰρ τοὶς ἐχθροῖς σου τὸ Μυστήριον εἴπω, οὐ φίλημά σοὶ δώσω, καθάπερ ὁ Ἰούδας, ἀλλ' ὡς ὁ Ληστὴς Ὁμολογῶ σοί. Μνήσθητί μου Κύριε, ὅταν ἔλθης ἐν τῇ Βασιλεία σου.

Ἀπόλυσις

δι᾿ ὑπερβάλλουσαν ἀγαθότητα ὁδόν ἀρίστην τήν ταπείνωσιν ὑποδείξας, ἐν τῷ νῖψαι τούς πόδας τῶν Μαθητῶν, καὶ μέχρι Σταυροῦ καὶ Ταφῆς συγκαταβάς ἡμῖν, Χριστός ὁ ἀληθινός Θεός ἡμῶν, ταῖς πρεσβείαις τῆς παναχράντου καὶ παναμώμου ἁγίας αὐτού Μητρός, δυνάμει το τιμίου καὶ ζωοποιο Σταυρο, προστασίαις τῶν τιμίων ἐπουρανίων Δυνάμεων Ἀσωμάτων, ἱκεσίαις το τιμίου, ἐνδόξου, προφήτου Προδρόμου καὶ Βαπτιστο Ἰωάννου, τῶν ἁγίων, ἐνδόξων καὶ  πανευφήμων Αποστόλων,  τῶν ἁγίων ἐνδόξων καὶ  καλλινίκων Μαρτύρων, τῶν ὁσίων καὶ  θεοφόρων Πατέρων ἡμῶν, (τοῦ Ἁγίου τοῦ Ναοῦ) τῶν ἁγίων καὶ δικαίων θεοπατόρων Ἰωακείμ καὶ  Ἄννης, καὶ πάντων τῶν Ἁγίων, ἐλεήσαι καὶ  σώσαι μᾶς, ὡς ἀγαθός καὶ φιλάνθρωπος.

Δι' Εὐχῶν τῶν ἁγίων Πατέρων ἡμῶν, Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

ΧΟΡΟΣ:μν.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY VESPERS

SUNG ON HOLY AND GREAT THURSDAY MORNING

     

    

PRIEST

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

READER: Amen.

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

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

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

 

THE INTRODUCTORY PSALM 103 [104]

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, Thou art very great; Thou hast clothed Thyself with praise and honour: who dost robe Thyself with light as a garment; spreading out the heavens as a curtain. Who covers His chambers with waters; who makes the clouds his chariots: who walks on the wings of the wind. Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flaming fire. Who establishes the earth on her sure foundation: it shall not be moved forever. The deep, as it were a garment, is His covering: the waters shall stand on the hills. At Thy rebuke they shall flee; at the voice of Thy thunder they shall be alarmed. They go up to the mountains, and down to the plains, to the place which Thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound which they shall not pass, neither shall they turn again to cover the earth. He sends forth His fountains among the valleys: the waters shall run between the mountains. They shall give drink to all the wild beasts of the field: the wild asses shall take of them to quench their thirst. By them shall the birds of the sky lodge: they shall utter a voice out of the midst of the rocks. He waters the mountains from His chambers: the earth shall be satisfied with the fruit of thy works. He makes grass to grow for the cattle, the green herb for the service of men, to bring bread out of the earth; and wine makes glad the heart of man, to make his face cheerful with oil: and bread strengthens man’s heart. The trees of the plain shall be full of sap; even the cedars of Lebanon which He has planted. There the sparrows will build their nests; and the house of the heron takes the lead among them. The high mountains are a refuge for the stags, and the rock for the rabbits. He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down. Thou didst make darkness, and it was night; in it all the wild beasts of the forest will be abroad: even young lions roaring for prey, and to seek meat for themselves from God. The sun arises, and they shall be gathered together, and shall lie down in their dens. Man shall go forth to his work, and to his labour till evening. How great are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou wrought them all: the earth is filled with Thy creation. So is this great and wide sea: there are things creeping innumerable, small animals and great. There go the ships; and this dragon whom Thou hast made to play in it. All wait upon Thee, to give them food in due season. When Thou hast given it them, they will gather it; and when Thou hast opened Thine hand, they shall be filled with good. But when Thou hast turned away Thy face, they shall be troubled: Thou wilt take away their breath, and they shall fail, and return to their dust. Thou shalt send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let the glory of the Lord be for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in His works; who looks upon the earth, and makes it tremble; who touches the mountains, and they smoke. I will sing to the Lord while I live; I will sing praise to my God while I exist. Let my meditation be sweet to Him: and I will rejoice in the Lord. Let the sinners fail from off the earth, and transgressors, so that they shall be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

 

And again

The sun knows his going down, Thou didst make darkness, and it was night.

How great are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom hast Thou wrought them all.

Glory… Now and for ever…

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

Our hope, glory be to Thee, O Lord.

 

DEACON

In peace let us pray unto the Lord.

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

CHOIR: To Thee, O Lord.

PRIEST

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

CHOIR: Amen.

PSALM 140 [141]

Tone 1

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

 

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

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Incline not my heart to evil words, to make excuse with pretexts for sins.
With men that work iniquity; I shall not join with their chosen.

 

The righteous shall chasten me with mercy, and reprove me; but let not the oil of the sinner anoint my head.

For yet shall my prayer be in the presence of their pleasures; their judges have been swallowed up against the rock.

They will hear my words, for they are sweet. As when a lump of earth is broken up upon the ground, so have their bones been scattered at the mouth of Hades.

For mine eyes are unto Thee, Lord, O Lord; in Thee have I hoped; take not away my soul.

Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, and from the stumblingblocks of the workers of iniquity.

The sinners shall fall into their own net; I am alone, until that I pass hence.

PSALM 141 [142]

I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make supplication.

I will pour out my supplication before Him; I will show before Him my trouble.

When my spirit was fainting within me, then Thou knewest my paths.

In this way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

I looked on my right hand, and beheld; but there was none that knew me.

Flight failed me, and there is none that watcheth for my soul.

I cried unto Thee, O Lord; I said, Thou art my hope, my portion in the land of the living.

Attend unto my supplication, for I am brought very low.

Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

 

Tone 2.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Thy name.

 

In haste, the council of the Jews assembles, that it may deliver the Creator and Fashioner of all to Pilate. Oh, the transgressors, Oh, the unbelievers; for they make ready to deliver unto judgement him who comes to judge the living and the dead, they prepare for the Passion him who cure the passions. O Longsuffering Lord, great is thy mercy, glory to thee.  

The righteous shall await me, until Thou shalt reward me.

In haste, the council of the Jews assembles, that it may deliver the Creator and Fashioner of all to Pilate. Oh, the transgressors, Oh, the unbelievers; for they make ready to deliver unto judgement him who comes to judge the living and the dead, they prepare for the Passion him who cure the passions. O Longsuffering Lord, great is thy mercy, glory to thee. 

PSALM 129 [130]

Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O Lord. Lord hear my voice.

Judas the transgressor, who, O Lord, dipped his hand with thee in the dish at supper, stretch out his hands to receive the silver, and having reckoned up the value of the myrrh, was not fearful in selling thee who is above all price. He stretched out his feet to be washed, yet deceitfully kissed the Master to betray him to the transgressors. Cast out from the company of the Apostles, and casting away the thirty pieces of silver, he did not see thy Resurrection on the third day, through this thy Resurrection have mercy on us.

Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

 Judas the transgressor, who, O Lord, dipped his hand with thee in the dish at supper, stretch out his hands to receive the silver, and having reckoned up the value of the myrrh, was not fearful in selling thee who is above all price. He stretched out his feet to be washed, yet deceitfully kissed the Master to betray him to the transgressors. Cast out from the company of the Apostles, and casting away the thirty pieces of silver, he did not see thy Resurrection on the third day, through this thy Resurrection have mercy on us.

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

Judas the deceitful traitor, with a deceitful kiss handed over the Lord and Saviour; he sold the Master of all as a slave to the transgressors, and like a sheep to the slaughter, so the Lamb of God, the Son of the Father, followed, for he alone is plenteous in mercy.

 

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

 

Judas the deceitful traitor, with a deceitful kiss handed over the Lord and Saviour; he sold the Master of all as a slave to the transgressors, and like a sheep to the slaughter, so the Lamb of God, the Son of the Father, followed, for he alone is plenteous in mercy.

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

Judas the servant and deceiver, the disciple and conspirator, the friend and fiend, was revealed by his deeds; for he followed the Master yet inwardly he plotted the betrayal; saying to himself, "I shall deliver him over and gain the money that has been agreed"; he wanted the myrrh to be sold and Jesus to be taken by deceit; he gave a kiss and handed over Christ; and like a sheep to the slaughter so he followed, for he alone is compassionate and the lover of mankind.

 

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

 

Judas the servant and deceiver, the disciple and conspirator, the friend and fiend, was revealed by his deeds; for he followed the Master yet inwardly he plotted the betrayal; saying to himself, "I shall deliver him over and gain the money that has been agreed"; he wanted the myrrh to be sold and Jesus to be taken by deceit; he gave a kiss and handed over Christ; and like a sheep to the slaughter so he followed, for he alone is compassionate and the lover of mankind.

 

Psalm 116

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

The Lamb whom Isaiah proclaimed comes willingly to the slaughter, and gives his back to scourges, his cheeks to blows, and turns not away his face from the shame of the spittings; he is condemned to a disgraceful death; he who is without sin accepts all these things willingly, that he may grant to all the resurrection from the dead.

 

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

 

The Lamb whom Isaiah proclaimed comes willingly to the slaughter, and gives his back to scourges, his cheeks to blows, and turns not away his face from the shame of the spittings; he is condemned to a disgraceful death; he who is without sin accepts all these things willingly, that he may grant to all the resurrection from the dead.

 

Glory… Now and for ever…

Tone 6

Truly is Judas of the generation of vipers, who ate manna in the wilderness and murmured against him who fed them, for while the food was still in their mouths, they ungratefully spoke against God, so also the impious Judas, still bearing in his mouth the heavenly Bread, went and betrayed the Saviour. O insatiable passion and inhumane boldness! He sold him who nourished him and delivered to death the Master whom he kissed; truly the transgressor is their son, and with them he has inherited destruction. But spare, O Lord, our souls from such inhumanity, O thou who alone art boundless in long-suffering.

 

The Deacon and Priest holding the Holy Gospel  shall now exit the Sanctuary by the North door and make the Little Entrance.

DEACON: Let us pray unto the Lord.

PRIEST

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

 

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

DEACON: Master, bless the Holy Entrance.

PRIEST

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

DEACON: Amen. Wisdom. Stand steadfast.

CHOIR

O Gladsome light of the holy glory, of the Immortal Father, heavenly, holy, blessed, Jesus Christ. As we approach the setting of the sun, and see the evening light, we hymn Thee, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God.

Meet it is at all times for Thee to be praised by righteous voices, O Son of God, the Giver of life. Wherefore the world glorifies Thee.

DEACON: Evening

READER: Prokhimenon Tone 1 Psalm 139

 

Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man.

Verse: Who imagine mischief in their hearts.

DEACON: Wisdom.

READER: The reading is from Exodus.

DEACON: Let us give heed.

READER

Chap. 19: 10-19

The Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest down, do thou solemnly testify unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes; and let them be ready against the third day: for on the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou shall separate the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, nor touch any part of it: every one that toucheth the mount shall surely die. There shall not an hand touch it, for he shall be stoned with stones, or shot through with a dart; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the voices and trumpets and cloud depart from off the mount, they shall come up to the mount. And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified them; and they washed their clothes. And he said unto the people, Be ready; for three days come not near a woman. And it came to pass on the third day, as it was toward the dawning of the day, that there were voices, and lightnings, and a dark cloud upon mount Sinai: the voice of the trumpet sounded loud, and all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses led forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood by under the mount. Now the mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the people were exceeding astonished. And the sounds of the trumpet waxed louder and louder. Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.

 

Prokhimenon Tone 7 Psalm 58

Deliver me from mine enemies, O God.

Verse: Deliver me from them that work iniquity.

The reading is from Job.

DEACON: Wisdom. Let us give heed.

READER

Chap. 38:1-21, 42:1-5

The Lord spake unto Job through the whirlwind and clouds, saying, Who is this that hideth counsel from Me, and layeth up words in his heart, and thinketh to conceal them from Me? Gird up thy loins like a man; and I will ask thee, and answer thou Me. Where wast thou when I founded the earth? tell Me now, if thou hast knowledge, who set the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who stretched a line upon it? Whereupon are the rings thereof fastened? and who is He that laid the cornerstone thereon? When the stars were made, all Mine angels praised Me with a loud voice. And I shut up the sea with gates, when it brake forth, issuing out of her mother’s womb. And I made a cloud the garment thereof, and swathed it in mist. And I set bounds to it, surrounding it with bars and gates. And I said unto it, Hitherto shalt thou come, but thou shalt not go beyond, but thy waves shall be confined within thee. Or did I order the morning light in thy time; and did the morning star then first see his appointed place; to lay hold upon the extremities of the earth, to cast out the ungodly out of it? Or didst thou take clay of the ground, and form a living creature, and set him with the power of speech upon the earth? And hast thou withholden light from the ungodly, and crushed the arm of the proud? Or hast thou gone unto the source of the sea, and walked in the tracks of the deep? And do the gates of death open unto thee for fear; and did the porters of Hades quake when they saw thee? And hast thou been instructed in the breadth of the whole earth under heaven? tell Me now, what is the extent thereof? And in what kind of a land doth the light dwell? and of what kind is the place of darkness? If thou couldest bring Me unto their uttermost boundaries, and if also thou knewest their paths; I know then that thou wert born at that time, and the number of thy years is great. Then Job answered and said unto the Lord, I know that Thou canst do all things, and nothing is impossible with Thee. For who is he that hideth counsel from Thee? or who keepeth back his words, and thinketh to hide them from Thee? and who shall tell me what I knew not, great and wonderful things, which I understood not? But hear me, O Lord, that I may also speak: and I will ask Thee, and do Thou teach me. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye hath seen Thee.

The reading is from Isaiah.

DEACON: Wisdom. Let us give heed.

READER

Chap. 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.

 

 

DEACON: Let us pray unto the Lord.

PRIEST

O Holy God, who restest in the holies; unto whom the seraphim sing the thriceholy song; whom the cherubim glorify, and all the heavenly hosts adore; who didst bring into being all that exists; who didst create man in Thine image and likeness, and didst adorn him with Thine every gift; who givest wisdom and understanding to him that asketh, and art not wroth with the sinner, but dost grant repentance to salvation; who hast deemed us, Thine humble and unmeritable servants, worthy at this hour to stand before the glory of Thy Holy Altar, to bring unto Thee rightful worship and praise: accept, O Master, from the mouths of us sinners the thriceholy hymn, and visit us with Thy goodness. Pardon our offences, voluntary and involuntary. Sanctify our souls and bodies, and grant us to serve Thee in holiness, all the days of our life. By the prayers of the Mother of God, and of all the saints, which have been well pleasing unto Thee since the world began.

 

 

 

For Thou our God art holy, and to Thee we ascribe glory, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: now and for ever:

DEACON: And world without end.

CHOIR: Amen.

O Holy God, holy and Strong, holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3]

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

Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us.

PRIEST: Power.

CHOIR: O Holy God, holy and Strong, holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us.

READER: Prokhimenon: Tone 7. [Psalm 2]
The rulers took counsel together, against the Lord, and against his Anointed,

DEACON: Let us attend.

READER

Verse: Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

DEACON: Wisdom.

READER

The reading is from the First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

DEACON: Let us attend.

READER

1 Corinthians 11:23-32

Brethren, I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Alleluia [3]. Tone 6. [Psalm 40]

Verse: Blessed is he that considereth the poor and needy.

Verse: Mine enemies have spoken evil of me, saying, when shall he die, and his name perish?
Verse: He which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

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

Peace unto all.

CHOIR: And unto thy spirit.

DEACON: The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew

PRIEST: Let us give heed.

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

DEACON:

Matthew 26:2-20, John 13:3-17, Matthew 26:21-39,Luke 22:43-45, Matthew 26:40-27:2

The Lord said unto his disciples: Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people. Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. And Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto  him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him. And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end. Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee? Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Then follows the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.

Instead of the Cherubic Hymn we sing "Of thy Mystical Supper..." At the words "nor will I give Thee a kiss like Judas" the Great Entrance takes place and after the Entrance the left choir will continue the hymn from "but like the thief..."

At the "More especially our most holy and undefiled..." we sing "Hail, thou who art full of grace..."

Communion Hymn: "Of Thy mystical supper..."

Instead of "We have seen the true light..." we sing: "Of Thy mystical supper..."

Tone 6

Of Thy mystical supper, O Son of God, accept me this day as a partaker; for I will not speak of the mystery to Thine enemies, nor will I give Thee a kiss like Judas; but like the thief I will acknowledge Thee: remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom.

 

Dismissal

May He who through his immeasurable goodness didst reveal humility as a way of excellence when He washed the Disciple's feet, and didst for our sakes willingly condescend to the Cross and death, Christ our true God, by the prayers of His most holy Mother; by the power of the precious and life-giving Cross; by the protection of the heavenly bodiless hosts; through the supplications of the glorious Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist; of the holy and all-glorious Apostles; of the holy, glorious and triumphant martyrs; of our holy God-bearing fathers; of [Name of the saint to whom the Church is dedicated]; of the holy and righteous progenitors of God, Joachim and Anna; and of all the saints, have mercy upon us, and save our souls: For He is good and loving-kind.      

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

CHOIR: Amen.