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Transfiguration of Christ
6 August

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Trisagion Prayers hast Sanctified: the Leaders of the Angelic Powers; Thy Forerunner; Thine
Enlightened Apostles; and further, Thy Pure and Spotless Mother. Receive the
✞ Evlogitos O Theos imon, pantote nin ✞Blessed is our God always now
PRIEST
Prayers of these, O Merciful Christ, and make Thy slave a Child of Light. For
ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. Thou art our Sanctification and our only Good, and the Illumination of our
Amin PEOPLE Amen souls, and unto Thee as our God and Master each day as is fitting, we ascribe
✞Doxa Si, O Theos, Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee! all Glory, Honour and Worship. Amen
Vasilei Ouranie, Paraklite, to Pnevma tis O Heavenly King, O Comforter, the
Aklithias, o Panatahou paron ke ta Spirit of Truth, Who art in all places
panta pliron, o Thisavros ton
Agathon ke Zois Korigos elthe ke and fillest all things; Treasury of LORD JESUS CHRIST, OUR GOD, MAY THY HOLY BODY BE UNTO ME FOR
skinoson en imin ke katharison imas Good Things and Giver of Life: come EVERLASTING LIFE and Thy Precious Blood for the Forgiveness of sins. And
apo pasis kilidos ke soson, Agathe, and dwell in us and cleanse us from may this Holy Eucharist be Joy, Health and Gladness for me and at Thine awful
tas psihas imon. every stain, and save our souls, O Second Coming make me, a sinner, worthy to stand at the right hand of Thy
Gracious Lord. Glory, through the Intercessions of Thy Pure Mother and of all Thy Saints.
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Amen.
Athanatos, Eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3]
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son, To the Most Holy & Ever Blessed Theotokos
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and ALL HOLY LADY, THEOTOKOS, THE LIGHT OF MY DARKENED
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. SOUL, my Hope and Protection, my Refuge and
Amin Amen Consolation and my Joy: I give Thee thanks that Thou
✞Panagia Trias Eleison imas. Kyrie, ✞All Holy Trinity have mercy upon us. has made me, who am unworthy, worthy to receive the
elas thiti tes amarties imon. Despota, Holy Body and the Precious Blood of Thy Son.
Lord, wash away our sins. Master, Enlighten the Spiritual Eyes of my heart, O Thou Who
singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon, pardon our transgressions. Holy bore the True Light; Thou Who engendered the
eneken tou Onomatos Sou. One, visit and heal our infirmities for Fountain of Immortality give Life to me who is dead in
Thy Name’s sake. sin; Thou the Compassionate Mother of the Merciful
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3] God have mercy on me and give me compunction and contrition of heart,
Humility in my thoughts, and the recall of my reasoning powers from their
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son, captivity.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
And make me worthy to my last breath, uncondemned to receive the
eonon. Sanctification of the Divine Mysteries for the Healing of my soul and body,
Amin Amen and grant me Tears of Repentance and Confession so that I may praise
Our Lord’s Prayer and glorify Thee all the days of my life for Thou art Blessed and glorified
E VER YO NE PRA YS IN UN I SON unto the Ages. Amen.
Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Agiasthito to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Vasilia Sou, genithito to Thelima Kingdom come. Thy Will be done
Sou, os en Ourano ke epi tis gis. on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us
Ton Arton imon ton epiousion dos this day our Daily Bread, and
imin simeron. Ke afes imin ta forgive us our trespasses as we
ofelimata imon, os ke imis afiement forgive those who trespass against
tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi isenengis us. And lead us not into
imas is pirasmon, alla rise imas apo temptation, but deliver us from the
tou ponirou. evil one.
✞ Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dinamis ke i PRIEST For Thine is the Kingdom, the

Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory, ✞ of the
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son and of the
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ages of Ages.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
All Glory, Honour & Worship
To the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Now and ever, and unto the Ages of Ages.
Amen

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Prayers of Thanksgiving After Holy Communion Troparion to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ
Soson Kyrie ton laon Sou ke evlogison tin O Lord, Save Thy people, and Bless
klironomian Sou, Nikas tis Vasilevsi Thine Inheritance, granting to our
✽ Immediately After Having Partaken: ✞ Glory to Thee, O God; Glory to kata varvaron doroumenos ke to son God0fearing Rulers Victory over all
Thee! [3] filatton dia tou Stavrou Sou
Politevma. adversaries, and by Thy Cross
preserving Thine Estate.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
✽ I THANK THEE, O LORD MY GOD, THAT THOU HAS NOT REJECTED ME, A SINNER, and to the Holy Spirit
but has deemed me worthy to be a Partaker of Thy Holy Things. I thank O
Thee that Thou has deemed me, who am unworthy, worthy to participate
ipsothis en to Stavro ekousios, ti Do Thou Who, of Thine own Good Will,
eponimo Sou keni politia tous upon the Cross was lifted up, bestow
in Thy Sacred and Heavenly Gifts. And, O Merciful Master, Who died for us iktirmous Sou Dorise, Hriste O
Theos. Evfranon en ti Dinami Sou Thy Bounties upon the new State,
and Who Arose again and Who bestows upon us these Thy Fearful and
tous Pistous Vasilis imon, Nikas which is called by Thy Name, O
Life-giving Mysteries for the well-being and Sanctification of our souls and
bodies, grant that these may be to me for the healing of my soul and horigon aftis kata ton polemion. Tin Christ God; make glad with Thy
simmakian ehien tin Sin, oplon Irinis, Might our God0fearing Rulers
body, for the averting of everything hostile, for the Enlightenment of the
Aittiton Tropeon. granting Victory over adversaries to
eyes of my heart, for Peace to my Spiritual Powers, for Faith which does
not shame us, for Love unfeigned, for the plenitude of Wisdom, for the those who have Thine Aid, which is a
fulfilment of Thy Commandments, for the aid of Thy Divine Grace and the Panoply of Peace, a Trophy
Inheritance of Thy Kingdom; so that protected by Them in Thy Holiness I Invincible.
may ever remember Thy Grace and never live for myself but only for Thee, Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and the Ages of Ages.
our Master and Saviour. And so when I have departed from this existence eonon.
in the hope of Eternal Life, I may attain to Everlasting Rest, where the Amen Amen
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Song of those who keep Festival is unceasing and the Joy is endless of Theotokion
those who behold the Ineffable Beauty of Thy Countenance. For Thou, O
Christ our God, is that which is truly sought for, and the unutterable
✞Prostasia fovera ke akateskinte, mi ✞O Champion Dread, Who cannot be
paridis, agathi, tas ikesias imon, put to confusion, despise not our
Gladness of those who Love Thee; and all Creation praises Thee forever. panimfite Theotoke. Stirixon Petitions. O Good One, All Lauded
Amen Orthodoxon politian. Soze nothen tin
Nikin. Dioti etekes ton Theon, Moni Birth0giver of our God, establish
Evlogimeni. Thou the State of those who hold
the Orthodox Faith; Save our God0
Thanksgiving Prayer of St Basil the Great fearing Rulers, whom Thou has
O CHRIST OUR GOD AND MASTER, KING OF THE AGES AND CREATOR OF ALL, I thank called to rule over us, and bestow
Thee for all the favours that Thou has granted to me and for the participation upon them Victory from Heaven: for
in Thy Pure and Life-giving Mysteries. I beseech Thee, therefore, O Gracious Thou gave Birth to God, O Only
and Loving Lord, guard me under Thy Protection and under the shadow of Thy Blessed One.
Wings: and grant me a clear conscience to my last breath, so that worthily I Litany of Fervent Supplications
may receive Thy Holy Things for the forgiveness of sins and Life Eternal. For
Thou art the Bread of Life, the Fountain of Holiness, the Giver of all that is
Eleison imas O Theos, kata to Mega PRIEST Have Mercy on us, O God,
Eleos Sou, deometha Sou, epakouson according to Thy great Mercy, we
Good, and ✞ unto Thee we ascribe Glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ke Eleison. pray Thee, hear us and have Mercy
now and forever, and from all Ages to all Ages. Amen
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
Eti deometha iper ton eusovon ke PRIEST Again, let us pray for all devout
THOU WHO GRANTS ME WILLINGLY NOURISHMENT OF THINE OWN FLESH: Thou Who Orthodoxon Hristianon.
and Orthodox Christians
art Fire and burns up the unworthy, do not scorch me, O my Maker, but rather Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
pass through me for the right ordering of my members, into all my joints, my
affections, and my heart. Burn up the thorns of all my offences; Purify my Eti deometha iper tou Arhipiskopou
PRIEST Again, we pray for our Archbishop
soul, Sanctify my mind, make strong my knees and my bones; Enlighten the (Sergiou) ke pasis tis en Hristo
Adelfotitos. (Sergios) and all our Brotherhood in
simplicity of my five senses; nail down the whole of me with Thy Fear. Always
Protect, Guard and Watch over me, and keep me from every soul-destroying Christ.
deed and word, Sanctify and Purify and order me; make me clean, give me Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
Understanding and Enlighten me; make me worthy to be the habitation of the
Only Holy Spirit, and no longer a habitation of sin; so that as Thine Abode
from the Entrance of Thy Holy Communion, every evil deed and passion may 1
T H E T H E O T O K I O N IS A HYMN ADDRESSED TO THE ALL HOLY, BLESSED MOTHER OF GOD & EVER VIRGIN MARY
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Oti eleimon ke filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou art a Merciful and Loving ✞O (Anastas ek nekron) Hristos O ✞May Christ, our True God, (Who rose
iparhis ke Si tin doxan God, and to Thee we give Glory, to Alithinos Theos imon, tes Presvies tis from the Dead,) have Mercy on us,
anapempomen ✞ to Patri ke to Io ke the ✞ Father, and to the Son, and to Panahrantou ke Panamomoou Agias through the intercession of His
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous Aftou Mitros...
the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to Most Pure and Holy Mother...
eonas ton eonon.
the Ages of ages. ...Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou ...through the Power of the Precious
Amen and Life0giving Cross...
Amin PEOPLE Stavrou...
...Prostasies ton Timion Epouranion ...the Protection of the sublime
En Onomati Kyriou Evlogison, Pater. In the Name of the Lord, Bless us, Dinameon Asomaton ... Spiritual Powers in Heaven...
Father. ...the Supplications of the Precious,
...ikesies tou Timiou Endoxou Profitou ke
✞ Doxa ti Agia ke Omoousio ke Zoopio PRIEST ✞Glory to the Holy, Consubstantial, Vaptistou Ioannou... Glorious Prophet and Forerunner
ke Adiereto Triadi, pantote, nin ke ai Life0giving and Undivided Trinity, John the Baptist...
ke is tous eonas ton eonon. always, now and ever, and to the ... ton Agion Endoxon ke Panefimon ... of the Holy, Glorious and
Ages of Ages. Apostolon... Praiseworthy Apostles...
...ton Agion Evdoxon ke Kallinikon
Amin PEOPLE Amen Martirion...
...of the Holy, Glorious and Victorious
2 Martyrs...
Praises to Almighty God ...ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron imon... ...of our Saintly and God0Inspired
✞Doxa en ipsistis Theo ke epi gis irini, ✞ Glory to God in the Highest, and on Fathers...
en anthropis evdokia. [3] earth Peace, Good Will towards ...ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron ...of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors
mankind. [3] Ioakim ke Annis... Joachim and Anna...
Kyrie, ta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my ... tou Agiou ... ou ke tin mnimin ...of …………… whose memory we
mouth shall show forth Thy praise epiteloumen ke panton ton Agion... commemorate today, and of all the
mou anageli tin enesin Sou. [2]
[2] Saints...
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN TO GOD
….. eleise ke Sose imas, os Agathos ke ... and Save us, for He is Gracious and
The Six Psalms Filanthropos ke eleimon Theos. Loves mankind.
Psalm 3 Amin PEOPLE Amen
HELP FOR THE AFFLICTED I Agia Trias diafilaxi pantas imas. PRIEST ✞ May the Holy Trinity Bless you
Kyrie ti eplithinthisan i thlivontes me! Lord, how are they increased who
and protect you.
trouble me!
Polli epanistante ep eme. Ton Evlogonta ke Agiazonta imas, Kyrie, O Lord, protect the one who
Many are those who rise up against me. filatte is polla eti...
PEOPLE

Polli legovsi ti psihi mou, ouk esti Sotiria Many say of my soul, There is no help
Blesses us and Sanctifies us, for
afto en to Theo aftou. for him in his God. many years
Si de Kyrie, Antiliptor mou i doxa mou, Di evhon ton Agion Pateron imon, Kyrie
But Thou, O Lord, art my Defender; Isou Hriste, O Theos imon, eleison ke
PRIEST✞ Through the Prayers of our
ke ipon tin kefalin mou. Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ,
Thou art my Worship, and the Lifter0 soson imas.
up of my head. our God, have Mercy on us and Save
Foni mou pros Kyrion ekeraxa, ke I called upon the Lord with my voice, us.
epikouse mou ex Orous Agiou aftou.
Dipalma.
and He heard me from His Holy Amin. PEOPLE Amen.
Mountain.
Ego ekimithin ke ipnosa, exigerthin, oti I lay down and slept, and rose up again;
Kyrios antilipsete mou.
for the Lord sustained me.
I will fear ten thousands of people who
Ou fovithisome apo mnriadon laou, ton surround me and have set
kiklo epitithemenon mi.
themselves against me.
Anastra Kyrie Soson me O Theos mou. Arise, O Lord, and help me, O my God!
Oti Si epataxas pantas tous For Thou smites all my enemies upon
ehthrenontas mi mateos, odontas the cheek0bone; Thou has broken
amartolon sinetripsas. the teeth of the ungodly.

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Prayer Behind the Ambon Tou Kyriou i Sotiria, ke epi ton laon Sou Salvation belongs to the Lord; and Thy
The Priest Stands Before The Holy Icon Of Our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ, And i Evlogia Sou. Blessing is upon Thy people.
Prays Aloud
Ego ekimithin ke ipnosa, exigerthin, oti I lay down and slept, and rose up again;
O Evlogon tou Evlogontas Se, Kyrie, ke O Lord, Who Blesses those who Bless Kyrios antilipsete mou. for the Lord sustained me.
Agiazon tous epi Si pepithotas, Soson Thee, and Sanctifies those who put Psalm 37 [38]
ton Laon Sou ke Evlogison tin their trust in Thee, Save Thy people A PSALM OF REPENTANCE
Klironomian Sou.
and Bless Thine Inheritance. Kyrie, mi to thimo Sou elegxis me, mide O Lord, do not rebuke me in Thy
Protect the whole Body ti orgi Sou pedevsis me. Oti ta veli Sou Wrath, nor chasten me in Thy hot
To pliromas tis Ekklisias Sou filaxon, of Thy Church,
enepagisan mi, ke epestirixas ep eme
Agiason tou agapontas tin displeasure! For Thine arrows pierce
and Sanctify those who love the tin Hira Sou.
evprepeian tou Ikon Sou. me deeply and Thy Hand presses me
Beauty of Thy House.
down.
Si aftous antidoxason ti Thiki Dinami Glorify them by Thy Divine Power and Ouk estin iasis en ti sarki mou apo There is no soundness in my Flesh in
Sou ke mi egkatalipis imas tous prosopou tis Orgis Sou, ouk estin
do not forsake us who set our hope the Sight of Thine Anger, nor any
elpizontas epi Se. Irinin tis osteis mou apo prosopou ton
in Thee. Peace in my Bones because of my
amartion mou.
Erinin to kosmo Sou dories, tes Ekklisies Grant Peace to Thy world, to Thy sin.

Sou, tis Ierefsi, tis Vasilefsin imon, to Churches, to the Priesthood, to our Oti e anomei mou iperiran tin kefalin For mine iniquities have overwhelmed
mou, osi fortion vari evapinthisan ep me; they are like a heavy burden,
Strato ke panti to lao Sou. Rulers, to the Armed Forces and to eme
all Thy people. beyond my strength.
Oti pasa Dosis Agathi ke pan Dorima For every measure of Blessing, and
Prosoxesan ke espisan i milopes mou, My wounds are foul and festering
apo proopou ti afrosinis mou. because of My foolishness.
telion anothen esti katavenon ek Sou every Perfect Gift is from Above, and
tou Patros ton Foton. Ke Si tin Doxan Etaleporisa ke katekamfthin eos telous, I am troubled and bowed down greatly;
descends from Thee, the Father of olin tin imeran skithropazon
ke evhaistian ke proskinisin all day long I mourn.
Light; and to Thee we ascribe Glory eporefomin.
anapempomen, to Patri ke to Io, ke to
Agio Pnevmati, nin, ke ai, ke is tous and Thanksgiving and Worship: ✞ to Oti i psihi mou eplisthi empegmon, ke For my loins are filled with burning
eonas ton eonon. the Father, and to the Son, and to the ouk estin iasis en ti sarki mou. pains, and there is no heaklth in my
Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the flesh.
Ages of Ages. Ekakothin ke etpinothin eos sfodra, I am numbed and severely crushed; I
Amin PEOPLE Amen
irfomin apo stenagmou tis kardias groan with anguish of heart.
mou.
✞Ii to Onoma Kyriou Evlogimenon apo ✞ Blessed be O
tou nin ke eos tou eonos.[3]
the Name of the Lord, Ke enantion sou pasa i epithimia mou, Lord, all my desire is before Thee
from this time forth, and for ke o stenagmos mou ouk apekrivi apo and My sighing is not hidden from
evermore. [3] sou. Thee.
Tou Kyriou deithomen.. Let us pray to the Lord.
PRIEST
I kardia mou etarahthi, egkatlipe me i My heart throbs; my strength fails me;
ishis mou, ke to fos ton ofthalmon
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy mou ouk esti met emou.
the very light of my eyes has failed
me.
THE PRIEST BLESSES
BLESSES THE CONGREGATION
I fili mou ke i plision mou ex enantias
My friends and my companions stand
✞ Evlogia Kyriou ke Eleos elthi PRIEST ✞ May the Blessing of mou ingisan ke estisan.
ef imas ti Aftou Thia Hariti the Lord and His Mercy back because of my affliction; my
ke Filanthropia, pantote, nin neighbours stand afar off.
come upon you through
ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
His Divine Grace and Love Ke i engista mou makrothen estisan, ke Those who seek my life lay snares for
eonon. exeviazonto i zitountes tin psihin me and they look to my misfortune,
for mankind always, now mou. Ke i zitountes ta kaka mi they speak of destruction, and they
and ever, and to the Ages elalisan mateotitas, ke dolistitas olin plan deception all day long.
of Ages. tin imeran emeletisan.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Ego de osi kofos ouk ikonon, ke osi alalos But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; I am
ouk anigon to stoma aftou. Ke like a mute who does not open his
✞ Doxa Si O Theos, i Elpis imon, Doxa Si! PRIEST ✞ Glory to Thee, O God our Hope, egenomin osi anthropos ouk akouon,
mouth. I have become like a man
Glory to Thee! ke ouk ehon en to stomati aftou
elegmou. who neither hears nor has a retort in
his mouth.
Oti epi Si Kyrie ilpisa, Si isakousi Kyrie O For Thee, O Lord, I wait; Thou, O Lord
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Oti ipa, mi pote epiharosi me i ehthri When I say:, “Let them not be glad on
After Bowing Towards The Holy Gifts He Holds, We Bless Ourselves With The Sign Of The Cross
mou, ke en to salefthine podas mou, my account who, when my foot slips, Before Returning To Our Pews We Must Stand Before The Holy Altar And Making The Sign Of The
ep eme emegalorrimonisan. glory over me.” Cross, Bow To God In Gratitude For His Great Mercy And In Acknowledgement Of His Divine
Oti ego is mastigas etimos, ke i algidon For I am very near to falling, and my Presence.
THE PRIEST TAKES THE HOLY GIFTS TO THE PROTHESIS OR OBLATION TABLE. HE RETURNS TO THE ALTAR
mou enopion mou diapantos. grief is always with me. WHERE HE FOLDS UP THE ANTIMENSION/CORPORAL AND PLACES THE HOLY GOSPEL UPON IT.
Oti tin anomian mou anangelon , Indeed, I acknowledge my guilt; I grieve We Must Read The Special Prayers After Holy Communion - 
merimniso iper tis amartias mou. over my sin.
I de ehthri mou zosi, ke kekrateonte iper But my undeserved enemies are strong; Thanksgiving CHRIST & THE ONE
GRATEFUL LEPER
eme, ke eplithinthisan i misountes me THE PRIEST INSTRUCTS THE WORSHIPPERS TO GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR THE HOLY COMMUNION:
COMMUNION
adikos. those who hate me wrongfully have
multiplied. ✞ Orthi. Metalavontes ton Thion, Agion, PRIEST ✞ Let us rise, having duly received
I antapodidontes kaka anti Agathon, Those who render evil for good are my Ahranton, Athanaton, Epouranion ke the Divine, Holy, Pure, Immortal,
evdievallon me, epi katediokon adversaries, because I follow Zoopion Frikton tou Hristou Mystirion, Heavenly, Life0giving and Awesome
Dikeosinin. axios evharistisomen to Kyrio.
Righteousness. Mysteries of Christ, worthily let us
Mi egkatalipis me Kyrie O Theos mou Do not forsake Me, O Lord; O My God, give thanks unto the Lord.
mi apostis ap emou. Proshes is tin
voithian mou Kyrie tis Sotirias
be not far from me! Make haste to Amin PEOPLE Amen
help me, O God of my Salvation!
mou! [2]
[2] Antilavou soson, eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon
Psalm 62 [63] imas o Theos, ti Si Hariti. us, and protect us, O God, by Thy
FRIENDSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY GOD
Grace.
O Theos O Theos mou pros se orthrizo; O God, Thou art my GodWhom I seek; Amin PEOPLE Amen
edipise Se i psihi mou, posaplos si i my flesh longs for Thee like the
sarx mou, en gi erimo ke avato ke earth, which is parched, lifeless and
Tin imeran pasan telian, again, irinikin PRIEST Entreating the Lord that this whole

anidro. ke anamartiton etisameni, eaftou ke day may be Perfect, Holy, Peaceful


without water. allilous ke pasan tin Zoin imon, Hristo and sinless, let us commend
Outos en to Agio ofthin Si, tou idin tin Thus have I gazed towards Thee in the to Theo parathometha.
ourselves and one another and our
Dinamin Sou ke tin Doxan Sou. Sanctuary to see Thy Power and Thy whole Life to Christ our God.
Glory. MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW DOWN TO GOD
Oti krisson to Eleos Sou iper zoas; ta hili For Thy Mercy is a Greater Good than
Si Kyrie! PEOPLE To Thee, O Lord!
mou Epenesovsi Se. life; my lips shall PraiseThee.
Outos Evlogiso Se en ti zoi mou; en to Thus will I Bless Thee while live; The Prayer of Thanksgiving
Onomati Sou aro tas hiras mou. lifting up my hands, I will call upon THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS:
PRAYS
We thank Thee, O Merciful Master and Benefactor of our souls, that Thou hast this day
Thy Name. vouchsafed to give us Thy Heavenly and Immortal Mysteries.
Osi steatos ke pititos emplisthii i psihi As with the riches of a banquet shall Direct us into the right way; strengthen all of us in Thy fear; watch over our life; make
safe our endeavours, through the Prayers and supplications of the Glorious Theotokos,
mou, ke hili agaliaseos enesi to my soul be satisfied, and with joyful
and Ever Virgin Mary, and of all Thy Saints.
Onoma Sou. lips my mouth shall praise Thy The Priest, Having Folded Up The Antimension, Makes The Sign Of The Cross Over It With The Holy Gospel Saying
Name.
Oti Si i O agiasmos imon, ke Si tin PRIEST For Thou art our Sanctification
I emnimonefon Sou epi tis stromnis mou, I shall remember Thee on my bed and doxan anapebomen, ✞ to Patri ke to and unto Thee we ascribe Glory, ✞
en tis orthris emeleton is Se. meditate on Thee through the night Iio, ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin, ke ai, to the Father, and to the Son, and
watches. ke is tous eonas ton eonon. to the Holy Spirit, now and ever,
Oti egnithis Voithos mou, ke en ti skepi For Thou art my Helper and I rejoice and to the Ages of Ages.
ton Pterigon Sou agaliasome. in the shadow of Thy Wings. Amen PEOPLE Amen
Ekollithi i psihi mou opiso Sou, emou My soul clings fast to Thee. Thy right The Dismissal Benediction
antelaveto i Dexia Sou. Hand upholds me.
En irini proelthomen PRIESTLet us go forth in Peace.
But those who seek to destroy my life Tou Kyriou deithomen Let us beseech the Lord.
Anti de is matin exitisan tin psihin mou, shall go into the depths of the
iselefsonte is ta katotata tis gis, Kyrie eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
earth. They shall be delivered to the
paradothisonte is hiras romfeas,
sword, and shall be the prey of
Pater Agie Evlogison Holy Father, give the Blessing
merides alopekon esonte.
jackals.

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O de Vasilefs evfranthisete epi to Theo, The King, however, shall rejoice in
Procedure for Partaking Holy Eucharist epenethisete pas o onmion en afto oti God; everyone who swears by Him
✽ Read The Prayers Before Communion, Having Done A Private And Sincere Self Examination Of Our Souls enefragi stoma lalounton adika. shall glory, but the mouths of those
Beforehand – Or Even Better, Have Had Holy Confession With Our Spiritual Father.
who speak lies shall be stopped.
✽ Do Not Rush Up Before Being Invited To Partake, And Then, While Waiting, Continue To Pray Until It Is Your
Turn. En tis orthris emeleton is se: oti egnithis Through the night watches I have
✽ Do Not Converse With Anyone While Waiting For Holy Communion And While Waiting Afterwards For The Voithos mou, ke en ti skepi ton meditated on Thee: for Thou art my
Priest To Give The Final Blessing Before Returning To Your Seat. Pterigon sou agaliasome. Helper and I rejoice in the shadow
✽ Continue To Pray.
✽ If The Priest Does Not Know You, Please Identify Yourself With Your Orthodox Christian/Baptism Name
of Thy Wings.
✽ When The Communion Hymn Is Concluded, The Priest Holding The Chalice, Turns Towards The Worshippers And Ekollithi i psihi mou opiso Sou, emou My soul clings fast to Thee. Thy right
Intones The Invitation To Communion. antelaveto i dexia Sou. Hand upholds me.
✽ While Waiting To Receive Holy Communion, Our Thoughts Are Focused In Prayer:
✞Behold, I approach for Holy Communion, O Creator, burn me not as I
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
partake, For Thou art a Fire which burns the unworthy, Wherefore do eonon. ever, and to theAges of Ages.
Thou cleanse me from every stain.
Amin Amen
✞O Thy Mystic Supper receive me today, O Son of God, as a Partaker; For I Alleluia[3] ✞Glory to Thee, O God [3]
will not speak of the Mystery to Thine enemies; I will not kiss Thee as
Alleluia [3] ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos [3]
did Judas; But as the Thief, I will confess Thee: Lord, remember me in Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
Thy Kingdom! ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
✽ After Receiving Holy Communion, We Stand To One Side, Facing The Holy Chalice While Our Brethren Receive Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Communion. eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
THE PRIEST INVITES US TO PARTAKE OF THE GREAT BANQUET – THE HOLY EUCHARIST Amin Amen
✞ Meta fovou Thou, pisteos ✞ With fear of God, with Psalm 87 [88]
ke agapis proselthete Faith, and with Love draw THE DARKNESS OF DEATH

near. Kyrie O Theos tis Sotirias mou imeras O Lord, God of my Salvation, by day I
ekeraxa ke en nikti Evantion Sou. cry out; at night I clamour in Thy
WHEN ALL HAVE RECEIVED, THE PRIEST RAISES THE CHALICE AND
MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WITH IT, HE BLESSES THE Presence.
CONGREGATION:
Iseltheto enopion Sou i prosefhi mou Let my Prayer come before Thee.
klinon to ous Sou is tin disin mou,
Incline Thine Ear unto my cry, O
Kyrie.
✞ Soson O Theos ton laon Sou ✞ O God, save Thy Lord.
ke Evlogison tin people and Bless Oti eplisthi kakon i psihi mou, ke is zoi For my soul is full of troubles and my
Klironomian Sou Thine Inheritance mou to adi ingise. life draws near to the grave.
Proselogisthin meta ton katavenonton is I am counted with those who go down
THE PRIEST RE-ENTERS THE HOLY SANCTUARY AND ALL T h e C o m m u n i c a n t s T u r n T o w a r d s The Holy Altar lakkon, egenithin os anthropos
WHILE THE CHOIR SINGS ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO HAVE PARTAKEN OF THE HOLY COMMUNION: to the pit; I am a man without
avoithitos, en neris eleftheros, osi
trafmatie errimmeni kathendontes en strength, like the slain who lie in the
Idomen to Fos to Alithinon, elavomen We have seen the True Light, we have tafo, on ouk emnisthis eti, ke afti ek grave, whom Thou remembers no
Pnevma Epouranion, evromen Pistin received the Heavenly Spirit, we have tis hiros sou aposthisan. longer, and who are cut off from Thy
Alithi, Adiereton Triade found the True Faith, worshipping Care.
proskinountes. Afti gar imas Esosen. the Undivided Trinity, Who has Saved
us. Ethento me en lakko katotato, en Thou hast plunged me into the bottom
THE COMMUNICANTS WAIT PATIENTLY UNTIL THE PRIEST ONCE AGAIN EXITS FROM THE HOLY SANCTUARY IN ORDER
skotinis ke en skia thanatou. of the pit, into the dark abyss.
TO BESTOW THE BLESSING.
THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS BEFORE THE HOLY ALTAR:
ALTAR Be Thou exalted, O God, above the Heavens and Thy
Ep eme epestirihthi O Thimos Sou, ke Thy Wrath lies heavy upon me, and
Glory above all the earth. [3] pantas tous metorismous Sou
Thou hast afflicted me with all Thy
Blessed is our God... epigages ep eme diapalma.
THE PRIEST TURNS TOWARDS THE CONGREGATION TO GIVE THE BLESSING
Storms.
Emakrinas tous gnostous mou ap emou, Thou hast taken away my
✞ Pantote nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton ✞ Always, now and ever, and to the ethento me vdeligma eaftis;
eonon.. ages of ages. acquaintances far from me; Thou
patedothin ke ouk exeporefomin.
has made me an abomination to
Amin Amen
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them; I am imprisoned and I cannot ✞ BEHOLD, I APPROACH FOR HOLY COMMUNION. O Creator, burn me not
escape. as I partake; for Thou art Fire, which burns the unworthy. Wherefore,
cleanse me from every stain.
I ofthalmi mou isthenisan apo ptohias. My sight has grown dim because of
affliction.
✞ RECEIVE ME TODAY, O SON OF GOD, as a Partaker of Thy Mystical Feast;
for I will not speak of the Mystery to Thine enemies; I will not kiss Thee as
Ke ekekraxa pros Se Kyrie; olin tin Daily I call upon Thee, O Lord; to Thee did Judas, but as the Thief, I will confess Thee: Lord, remember me in Thy
imeran, dipestasa pros se tas hiras I strech out my hands. Kingdom!
mou. ✞ TREMBLE, O MORTAL, BEHOLDING THE DIVINE BLOOD. For it is as a
Mi tis nekris piisis thavmasia? Wilt Thou work wonders for the dead? lighted coal burning the unworthy. It is God’s Body and Deifies and
Nourishes me. It Deifies my soul, and wondrously Nourishes my mind.
I iatri anastisofsi ke Exomologisonte Si? Shalt the dead arise and praise Thee? ✞ THOU HAS SMITTEN ME WITH YEARNING, O CHRIST, and with Thy Divine
Mi diigisete tis en tafo to Eleos Sou, ke Shalt Thy Mercy be declared in the Love Thou has changed me; but burn away with Spiritual Fire my sins, and
tin Alithian Sou en ti apolia? grave? Or Thy Truth in the place of make me worthy to be filled with the Joy of Thee; so that rejoicing in Thy
destruction? Goodness, I may magnify Thy Two Presences.
✞ INTO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THY SAINTS, HOW SHALL I, THE
Mi gnosthisete en to skoti ta Thavmasia Shalt Thy Wonders be known in the
UNWORTHY, ENTER? For should I dare to enter the Festal Chamber, my
Sou, ke i Dikeosini Sou en gi dark? And Thy Righteousness in the Robe betrays me, for it is not a Festal Garment, and I shall be bound and
eplelismeni? Land of Oblivion? cast out by the Angels. Cleanse my soul, O Lord, from pollution, and by

Kago pros se Kyrie ekeraxa, ke toproi i


But I, O Lord, cry to Thee; with my Thy Compassion Save me.
Morning Prayer I wait upon Thee.
✞ O MERCIFUL MASTER, LORD JESUS CHRIST MY GOD, LET NOT THESE
prosevhi mou profthasi Se. HOLY GIFTS BE UNTO ME FOR JUDGEMENT THROUGH MY
Inati Kyrie apothis tin prosevhin mou, Why, O Lord, dost Thou reject me? UNWORTHINESS, but rather for the Purification and Sanctification of my
apostrefis to Prosopon Sou ap emou? Why dost Thou hide Thy Face from soul and body, and as an Earnest of the Life and Kingdom to come. For it
me? is good for me to cleave unto God and to place in the Lord hope of my
Salvation.
Ptohos imi ego ke en kopis ek neotitos I am afflicted and in agony since my
✞ RECEIVE ME TODAY, O SON OF GOD, as a Partaker of Thy Mystical Feast;
mou; ipsothis de etapinothin ke youth; I am distraught with the for I will not speak of the Mystery to Thine enemies; I will not kiss Thee as
exiporithin. burden of Thy Fear3. did Judas, but as the Thief I confess Thee: Lord, remember me in Thy
Ep eme diilthon e Orge Sou; ke i Thy fierce Wrath has swept over me; Kingdom!
Foverismi Sou exetaraxan me. Thy Fear has cut me off.

Ekiklosan me os idor, olin tin imeran They encompass me like water all day
long; they close in on me from all THE PRIEST CONTINUES TO PRAY:
PRAY: Behold, I draw near to Christ, our Immortal King and God.
periehon me ama.
The Priest Now Partakes Of The Holy Communion, BY FIRST EATING A PIECE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST – THE SECOND
sides. QUARTER WITH THE LETTER XC [CHRIST]:

Emakrinas ap emou filon, ke tous My companions and friends, Thou hast THE PRIEST PRAYS: To me ... [name], the unworthy Priest :, is given the Most Holy and
Precious Body of our Lord and God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, for the remission of
gnostous mou apo taleporias. taken from me, and my only
my sins, and for Eternal Life.
acquaintance is Darkness.
And Then He Drinks Of The Blood Of Christ…
Kyrie O Theos tis Sotirias mou imeras O Lord, God of my Salvation, by day I THE PRIEST PRAYS The Most Holy and Precious Blood of our Lord, and God and Saviour, Jesus
ekeraxa ke en nikti evantion Sou. cry out; at night I clamour in Thy Christ is granted to me ...[name], the unworthy Priest : for the Remission of my
sins, and for Eternal Life.
Presence. ... AFTER WHICH He Kisses The Chalice And Repeats The Words Of St Isaiah WHO HEARD THEM FROM THE SERAPHIM : This
Iseltheto enopion Sou i prosefhi mou Let my Prayer come before Thee. has touched my lips, and shall take away mine iniquities, and purge away my sins.
klinon to ous Sou is tin disin mou, Incline Thine Ear unto my cry, O The Priest Places The Remaining Portions Of The Lamb Into The Chalice,
AS WELL AS THE OTHER PORTIONS IN MEMORY OF
THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS AND OF ALL THE SAINTS, AS WELL AS THE PARTICLES IN MEMORY OF THE LIVING AND
Kyrie. Lord. DEPARTED SOULS – THE CHURCH MILITANT AND THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT:
THE PRIEST PRAYS: Wash away, O Lord, the sins of all those here commemorated, by Thy
Precious Blood; through the Prayers of the Holy Theotokos and of all Thy Saints.
Amen.

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T H E F E A R O F G O D MEANS HAVING THE DEEPEST RESPECT FOR ALMIGHTY GOD AND HOLDING HIM IN ABSOLUTE AWE. IT IS
NOT A DESTRUCTIVE, FRIGHTENING FEAR... IT IS A DEEP, PERSONAL DESIRE NOT TO DISAPPOINT OR FAIL OUR MOST BELOVED LORD
AND MASTER WHO LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY AND WHO PROVIDES US WITH EVERYTHING GOOD AND NECESSARY FOR A PEACEFUL,
FULFILLED LIFE ON EARTH – AND ETERNITY.

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THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS:
Hearken, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, from Thy Holy Dwelling-place, and from the Throne
Psalm 102 [ 103 ]
A PRAYER OF PRAISE FOR GOD’S MERCY AND HIS ANGELIC HOSTS
of Glory of Thy Kingdom, and come to Sanctify us; Thou Who sits Above with the
Father, yet art here invisibly present with us; do Thou also deign by Thy Mighty Hand Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke panta Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all my
to grant us of Thy Sacred Body and of Thy Precious Blood, and through us to all the ta entos mou to Onoma to Agion being, Bless His Holy Name!
people. aftou.
Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke mi Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget
THE PRIEST ELEVATES THE CONSECRATED LAMB AND DECLARES THAT THE HOLY GIFTS ARE ADMINISTERED TO THE HOLY – TO THE
CHOSEN – TO THOSE WHO ARE REALLY FAITHFUL
epilanthanou pasas tas Enesis Aftou: not all His Benefits: He Forgives all
Ton evilatefonta pases tes anomies your iniquities; He Heals all your
sou; ton iomenon pasas tas nosous
Proshomen! PRIESTLet us attend! sou; ton litroumenon ek fthoras tin
afflictions; He Redeems your life
zoin sou; ton stefanounta se en Elei from destruction: He Crowns you
Tas Agia tis Agiis! The Holy Things unto the Holy! ke Iktirmis; ton empiplonta en with Mercy and Compassion; He Fills
✞ Is Agios, is Kyrios, Isous Hristos, is PEOPLE ✞One is Holy, One is Lord, Jesus Agathis tin epithimian sou; your life with Good Things so that
doxan Theou Patros. anakenisthisete os meou i neotis sou. your youth is renewed like the
Christ, to the Glory of God the
Father eagle’s.
Amin Amen. Pion eleimosinas O Kyrios, ke krima pasi The Lord secures Righteousness and
tis adikoumenis. Justice for all who are oppressed.
The Communion Hymn
Egnorise tas odous aftou to Mosisi tis Iis He made known His Ways to Moses and
En to Foti tis Doxis tou Prosopou Sou, We shall walk, O Lord, in the Light of Israil ta Thelimata Aftou. His Deeds to the Children of Israel.
Kyrie, porevsometha is ton eona. the Glory of Thy Countenance: and Iktirmon ke Eleimon O Kyrios, Merciful and Gracious is the Lord; slow
Allilouia! in Thy Name shall we rejoice forever. to anger, and abounding in Mercy.
makrothimos ke polieleos.
Alleluia! [3] Ouk is telos orgisthisete, oude is ton He will not always reprimand us, nor
eona minii. will He keep His Wrath forever.
The Priest Divides The Consecrated Host Into 4 Cubes. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT REFERS TO THE
SUFFERING AND BRUISED BODY OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS. FOR THIS REASON The Priest Arranges Ou kata tas amartias imon epiisen imin, He does not deal with us according to
The Four Pieces Of The Lamb On The Paten In The Form Of A Cross. oude kata tas anomias imon our sins, nor does He punish us
The Lamb of God is broken and distributed; broken but not
THE PRIEST PRAYS: antapedoken imin.
according to our crimes.
divided; always eaten, yet never consumed, but Sanctifying those
who partake Oti kata to ipso tou ouranou apo tis gis, For as high as the heavens are above
With The Portion Marked Ic [Jesus] He Makes The Sign Of The Cross Over The Chalice, AND AS A SYMBOL OF THE REUNITING ekrateose Kyrios to Eleos Aftou epi the earth, so exceeding is His Mercy
OF OUR LORD’S SOUL AND BODY AT HIS RESURRECTION, He Places It In The tous Fovoumenous Afton; kathoson
towards those who Fear Him; as far
Chalice: apehousin anatole apo dismon,
THE PRIEST PRAYSThe fullness of the Cup, of Faith, and of the Holy emakrinen af’ imin tas anomias as the East is from the West, so far
Spirit. Amen. imon. has He removed our transgressions
He Blesses The Container Of Boiling Water THAT SYMBOLISES THE FERVOUR OF FAITH from us!
WITH WHICH WE SHOULD APPROACH THE HOLY COMMUNION, AND POURS IT INTO
THE CHALICE:
Kathos iktiri patir iious oktirise Kyrios As a father has compassion for his
The ardour of Faith, full of the Holy Spirit.
tous fovoumenous afton. Oti aftos
THE PRIEST PRAYS:
egno to plasma imon. Mnisthiti oti children, so the Lord has
Amen. Compassion for those who Fear4
hous esmen.
The Priest Reads The Communion Prayers. Him. For He knows how we were
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Communion Prayers formed; He remembers that we are
. sand.
✞ I BELIEVE, O LORD, AND I CONFESS, that Thou Anthropos, osi hortos e imere aftou, osi Man’s days are like those of the grass;
art verily the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Who came into the world to anthos tou agrou outos exanthisi. Oti as a flower of the field, so he
Save sinners, of whom I am the first. Also I believe, that This is Thy Sacred pnevma diilthen en afto, ke ouk
iparxi, ke ouk epignosete eti ton flourishes; the wind sweeps over him
Body, and This Thy Precious Blood. Therefore I pray to Thee: have mercy topon aftou. and he is gone, and the place
upon me and pardon all my transgressions, voluntary and involuntary, in remembers him no longer.
word, deed and thought, both known and unknown, and make me worthy To de Eleos tou Kyriou apo to Eonos ke But the Mercy of the Lord is from
to partake of Thy Sacred Mysteries, for the Remission of sins and for Life Eos tou Eonos epi tous Fovoumenous
Eternal. Amen. Afton. Ke i Dikeosini Aftou epi iious Eternity to Eternity for those who
iion, tis filassousi tin Diathikin Aftou, fear Him; and His Righteousness
ke memnimenis ton Entolon Aftou tou towards children’s children of those
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T H E S E C O M M U N I O N P R A Y E R S SHOULD BE READ BY ALL THE FAITHFUL ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO INTEND TO PARTAKE OF HIS EVERY COMMANDMENT AND TEACHING. WE MUST FEAR OUR OWN SINFUL ERRORS THAT ALIENATE US FROM GOD FOR WE AND
HOLY COMMUNION
COMMUNION AND WHO HAVE PREPARED THEMSELVES PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY TO DO SO BY CONFESSION- CONFESSION- EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR OWN ACTIONS – AND WILL BE HELD PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE
REPENTANCE AND PRAYERS ON THE GREAT DAY OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT!

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who keep His Covenant, and Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, PEOPLE Our Father, Who art in Heaven:
remember to fulfil His Agiasthito to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
Commandments. Vasilia Sou, genithito to Thelima Kingdom come. Thy Will be done,
Kyrios en to Ourano itimase ton The Lord has established His Throne in Sou, os en Ourano ke epi tis gis. on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us
Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Aftou Heaven and His Kingdom rules over Ton Arton imon ton epiousion dos this day our daily Bread and
panton despozi. all. simeron. Ke afes imin ta forgive us our trespasses as we
Evlogite ton Kyrion pantes Angeli Aftou, Bless the Lord, you His Angels, who ofilimata imon, os ke imis afiemen forgive those who trespass against
dinati ishii piountes ton Logon Aftou, tis ofiletes imon. Ke mi isenengis us. And lead us not into
excel in strength, who fulfil His
tou akouse tis Fonis ton Logon Aftou. imas is pirasmon, alla rise imas temptation, but deliver us from the
Commandments and obey the Voice apo tou ponirou. evil one.
of His Word.
Evlogite ton Kyriou passe e Dinamis Bless the Lord, all you His Hosts, you ✞ Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dynamis ke PRIESTFor Thine is the Kingdom, and the
Aftou, Litourgi Aftou piountes ta Ministers of His who do His Will. Power, and the Glory, ✞ of the
i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou
Thelimata Aftou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and of the Son, and of the
Evlogite ton Kyrion pante ta Erga Aftou, Bless the Lord, all you His Works, in all eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
en panti topo tis Despotias Aftou. places of His Dominion. Bless the Ages of Ages.
Evlogi i pshihi mou ton Kyrion. [2]
Lord, O my soul! [2]
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Psalm 142 [143]
LIGHT
WAITING IN THE [SPIRITUAL] DARKNESS FOR THE [DIVINE] LIGH T Irini pasi! PRIEST Peace be unto all.
Kyrie isakouson tis Prosefhis mou; O Lord hear my Prayer; hear my
enotise tin deisin mou en ti Alithia We bow our heads to receive the Blessing
Supplication in Thy Faithfulness; in
Sou, epakouson mou en ti Dikeosini Thy Righteousness answer me. Ke meta tou pnevmati sou PEOPLE And to thy spirit
Sou.
Tas kefalas imon to Kyriou klinate PRIEST Let us bow our heads to the Lord
Ke mi iselthis is krisin meta tou doulou And do not enter into Judgement with Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God
Sou, oti ou Dikeothisete enopion Sou Thy servant, for in Thy Sight no0one
pas zon.
living is Righteous. ✞ Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞ To Thee, O Lord
Oti Katedioxen O ehthros tin psihin For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
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THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS:


mou. Etapinosen is tin gin tin zoin he has crushed my life to the We thank Thee, O King Invisible, Who by Thine Infinite Power has created all things, and
mou, ekathise me en skotinis os ground; he left me dwelling in by the fullness of Thy Mercy has brought forth all things out of nothing into being;
nekrous eonos. do Thou Thyself, O Master, look down from Heaven upon those, who have bowed
darkness, like those who have long
their heads before Thee; for they have not bowed before flesh and blood but before
been dead.
Thee, our Almighty God.
Ke ikidiasen ep eme to pnevma mou; En Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed; Do Thou, therefore, O Master, administer these Offerings to all of us of the good,
emi etrahthi i kardia mou. according to the special need of each of us; and do Thou, Who art the Physician of
and my heart is distressed.
Emnisthin imeron arheon. Ke emeletisa
I remember the days of old; I meditate
our souls and bodies, heal the sick.
en pasi tis Ergis Sou, en piimasi ton THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD
Hiron Sou emeleton. on all Thy Works; the Works of Thy
Hands I ponder. ✞Hariti ke iktirmis ke Filanthropia tou ✞Through the Grace and Mercy and
Monogenous Sou Iou, met ou Love for mankind, of Thine Only
Dipetasa pros se tas hiras mou; i psihi I stretch out my hands to Thee; my soul Evlogitos i, sin to Panagio ke Agatho
mou os gi anidros Si. Begotten Son, with Whom Thou art
thirsts for Thee like a parched land. ke Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke
Blessed, together with Thine All Holy
Tahi isakouson mou, Kyrie, exelie to Hasten to answer me, O Lord, for my is tous eonas ton eonon
pnevma mou! and Good and Life Giving Spirit, now
spirit fails me! and ever, and to the ages of ages.
Mi aspostrepsis to Prosopon Sou ap Do not hide Thy Face from me lest I be Amin PEOPLE Amen
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katavenonsin is lakkon. Holy Communion
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T H E P A R T A K I N G O F H O L Y C O M M U N I O N IS THE PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTION AND CONSUMMATION OF THE HOLY
EUCHARIST.
EUCHARIST BY RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION IN FAITH, REVERENCE AND PURITY, WE BECOME ONE BODY WITH CHRIST,
5 DWELLINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND ALL THE FAITHFUL BECOME ONE SPIRITUAL BODY. THE SANCTIFYING GRACE THAT IS
O U R E N E M I E S ARE NOT ONLY OUR PHYSICAL, HUMAN ENEMIES, BUT ESPECIALLY THE INVISIBLE ENEMIES – THE EVIL
IMPARTED TO US THROUGH THE HOLY COMMUNION PURGES OUR SINS AND MAKES US PARTAKERS OF ETERNAL LIFE FROM NOW
ONE AND HIS DEMONS WHO OBSESSIVELY AND CEASELESSLY, SEEK OUR DESTRUCTION AND FAILURE IN OUR EARTHLY AND
ON.
ETERNAL ENDEAVOURS. BUT, NO MATTER HOW THEY TEMPT US INTO SPIRITUAL DEATH, THE CHOICE IS OURS TO MAKE –
OBEY GOD AND REAP ALL THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS – SPIRITUAL LIFE WITH GOD - OR CHOOSE THE WEAKER, ✽ Only Confirmed Eastern Orthodox Christians May Receive Holy Communion.
DESTRUCTIVE, SELF-INDULGENT TEMPTATIONS THAT LEAD US TO SPIRITUAL DEATH AND EVENTUALLY, ETERNAL WHILE WE PRAY THAT ALL CHURCHES WILL ULTIMATELY UNITE, NO ONE MAY RECEIVE EXCEPT DULY BAPTISED AND
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Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord Akouston piison mi to proi to Eleos Sou, At dawn let me to hear Thy Loving
Angelon irinis, piston odigon, filaka ton PRIEST For an Angel of Peace, a faithful oti epi Si ilpisa. Kindness, for in Thee do I trust.
psihon ke ton somaton imon para Guide, a Guardian of our souls Gnorison mi, Kyrie, odon en i Show me the Way in which I should
tou Kyriou etisometha. and bodies; let us ask of the Lord porevsome, oti pros Se ira tin psihin walk, for to Thee I lift up my soul.
mou.
Parashou Kyrie Grant this, O Lord
Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, Kyrie, oti Deliver me from mine enemies, O Lord,
PEOPLE

PRIEST For the forgiveness, and remission


Signomin ke afesin ton amartion ke ton pros Se katefigon. for in Thee I shelter.
plimelimaton imon para tou Kyriou of our sins and transgressions, let us Didaxon me tou piin to Thelima Sou, oti Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou art
etisometha ask of the Lord Theos mou is Si. my God.
Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord May
To Pnevma Sou to agathon odigisi me Thy Good Spirit guide me on a
Ta kala ke simferonta tes psihes imon ke PRIEST For things that are good and en ti evthia. level Path.
irini to kosmo para tou Kyriou profitable to our souls, and for peace Eneka tou Onoma Sou, Kyrie, zisis me; For Thy Name’s sake, O Lord, preserve
etisometha. in the world, let us ask of the Lord en ti Dikeosini Sou exexis ek thlipseos me; in Thy Justice, free me from
Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord ton psihin mou; ke en to Eleei Sou distress, and in Thy Mercy destroy
exolothrevsis tous ehthous mou; ke
PRIEST ✞That we may complete the apolis pantas tous thlivontas tin
my enemies; bring to nought all my
Ton ipolipon hronon tis zois imon en remainder of our lives in peace and psihin mou, oti doulos Sou imi ego. foes, for I am Thy servant.
irini ke metania ektelese, para tou
penitence, let us ask of the Lord Kyrie
Kyriou etisometha isakouson tis prosefhis mou, O Lord hear my Prayer; hear my
Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord enotise tin deisin mou en ti alithia Supplication in Thy Faithfulness; in
Sou, epakouson mou en ti Dikeosini
PRIEST ✞That the end of our lives may be Thy Righteousness answer me.
✞Hristiana ta teli tis zois imon, Sou.
Christian, without pain, blameless
anondina, anepeshinta, irinika ke
and peaceful, and for a good account
Ke mi iselthis is krisin meta tou And do not enter into Judgement with
kalin apologian tin epi tou foverou doulou Sou, oti ou dikeothisete
at the fearful Judgement Seat of Thy servant, for in Thy Sight no-
Vimatos tou Hristou etisometha. enopion Sou pas zon. [2]
Christ, let us ask of the Lord one living is Righteous. [2]
Parashou Kyrie To Pnevma Sou to agathon odigisi me May Thy Good Spirit guide me on a
PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord en ti evthia.
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The Lord’s Prayer ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
The Congregation Must Stand Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
✞ Tin enotita tis Pisteos ke tin Kinonian ✞ Let
us who have prayed for the
PRIEST eonon.
ever, and unto Ages of Ages.
tou Agiou pnevmatos etisameni, unity of the Faith and for the Amin Amen
eaftous ke allilous ke pasan tin zoin fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
imon Hristo to Theo parathometha. Allelouia [3] ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos! [3] Alleluia [3] ✞Glory to Thee, O God. [3]
commend ourselves, and one
another, and our whole life to Christ
I Elpis imon, Kyrie, Doxa Si! Our Hope, O Lord: Glory to Thee!
our God.
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God The Great Litany
✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE✞To Thee, O Lord. En irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST In Peace let us pray to the Lord
Ke kataxioson imas, Despota, meta PRIEST And deem us worthy, O Master, Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy

parrisias akatakritos tolman that we may boldly, without Iper tis anothen Irinis ke tis Sotirias ton PRIEST For the Peace from Above and for
epikalisthe Se ton epouranion Theon condemnation dare to call upon psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen... the Salvation of our souls, let us pray
Patera ke legin:
Thee, the Heavenly God as Father, to the Lord...
and to say: Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Iper tis Irinis tou simpantos kosmou, PRIEST For the Peace of the whole world,
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efsthias ton Agion tou Theou for the well0being of the Holy
PRAYER BY ADDRESSING GOD AS OUR COMMON FATHER, WE
THE PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION BEGINS WITH OUR LORD’S PRAYER.
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos
REMEMBER THAT ALL OF US CONSIST OF ONE BIG FAMILY. THE LOVE WE CAN EXPERIENCE WITHIN OURSELVES FOR GOD OUR Churches of God, and for the union
FATHER, AND FOR HIS CHILDREN, - OUR FELLOW MEN – WHOSE “DEBTS” OR “TRESPASSES” TOWARDS US WE PROMISE TO tou Kyriou deithomen... of all, let us pray to the Lord....
FORGIVE, PREPARES US PROPERLY TO EAT WORTHILY “OUR DAILY BREAD” – MEANING HERE THE BREAD OF LIFE – HOLY
COMMUNION. Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
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Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta PRIESTFor this Holy Temple, and for those ever, and to the ages of ages.
Pisteos, evlavias ke Fovou Theou who enter with Faith, Reverence and Amin Amen
isionton en afto, tou Kyriou the Fear of God, let us pray to the The Benediction
deithomen...
Lord... The Congregation Must Stand
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy THE PRIEST BLESSES THE CONGREGATION WHO BOW THEIR HEADS AND PRAYING THAT THAT
GIFTS OF THE MERCIES OF OUR ALMIGHTY GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST,
WHICH SPRANG FROM HIS SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS AND WHICH ALSO SPRING FROM
PRIEST For our Father: Pope & Patriarch THIS SACRIFICE OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST, BE BESTOWED UPON US ALL.
Iper tou Patros imon: Papa ke Patriarhi
(Theodorou) ke tou Arhiepiskopou (Theodoros) and for our Archbishop ✞ Ke este ta elei tou PRIEST✞ And the mercies of
imon (Sergiou) tou timiou (Sergios,) for the venerable Megalou Theou ke our Great God and
Presviteriou, tis en Hristo diakonias, Priesthood of the Diaconate in Sotiros imon Iisou Saviour Jesus Christ
pantos tou Kyriou ke tou laou tou Christ, for all the clergy and the laity, Hristou meta panton
shall be with you all.
Kyriou deithomen. imon.
let us pray to the Lord.
Lord have mercy Ke to pnevmato sou PEOPLE And with thy spirit
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE
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PRIEST For this Community and city, and Litany of the Lord’s Prayer
Iper tis Koinotita ke poleos taftis, pasis PREPARATION FOR HOLY COMMUNION
for every city and country, and for
poleos, horas, ke ton pisti ikounton en
the faithful who dwell therein, let us
Panton ton Agion mnimonefsantes, eti PRIEST Having commemorated all the
aftes tou Kyriou deithomen. Saints, again and again in Peace, let
ke eti en irini tou Kyriou deithomen
pray to the Lord us pray to the Lord
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord, have mercy

Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton karpon PRIEST For seasonable weather, for the Iper ton proskomisthenton ke PRIEST For these Precious Gifts, which
abundance of the fruits of the earth, agiasthenton Timion Doron tou have been offered and Sanctified, let
tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou
and for peaceful times, let us pray to Kyriou deithomen. us pray to the Lord
deithomen.
the Lord Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord, have mercy

Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Opos Filanthropos Theos imon, O PRIEST That our Merciful God, Who has
Iper pleonton, odiporounton, prosdexamenos Afta is to Agion ke received Them on His Holy and
nosounton, PRIEST For those at sea, and those who
Iperouranion, ke noeron aftou Celestial, and invisible Altar, unto a
kamnonton, ehmaloton ke tis Sotirias travel by land or air, for the sick and Thisiastirion, is osmin evodias scent of Spiritual Fragrance, may
afton tou Kyriou deithomen.
the suffering, for captives and for pnevmatikis, antikatapempsi imin tin send down upon us Divine Grace and
their salvation, let us pray to the Thian Harin ke tin Dorean tou Agiou the Gift of the Holy Spirit, let us
Lord Pnevmatos, deithomen. pray.
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord, have mercy

Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis PRIEST For our deliverance from all
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thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangis, affliction, wrath, danger and
tou Kyriou deithomen necessity, let us pray to the Lord Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis PRIEST For our deliverance from all
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anagkys affliction, wrath, danger and
tou Kyriou deithomen.
Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke Diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, Save us, have Mercy upon necessity, let us pray to the Lord
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. us, and Preserve us, O God, by Thy Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord, have mercy
Grace. Antilavou, soson eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy on us

Amin/Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Amen/Lord have mercy imas O Theos ti Si Hariti. and protect us, O God, by Thy Grace.
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞ Commemorating our All Holy, Amin PEOPLE Amen
vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias
Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious Tin imeran pasan telian, agian, irinikin PRIEST For thiswhole day, that it may be
Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin ke anamartiton para tou Kyriou perfect, Holy, peaceful and sinless,
meta panton ton Agion
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous Mary, with all Thy Saints, let us etisometha. let us ask of the Lord
commit ourselves and one another
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha. and our whole Life to Christ our
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T H E L I T A N Y O F T H E L O R D ’ S P R A Y E R AIM AT THE PREPARATION OF THE PRIEST AND THE FAITHFUL, IN ORDER TO
God. PARTAKE WORTHILY OF OUR LORD’S MOST SACRED BODY AND BLOOD.
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ALOUD HE CONTINUES:

✞Especially ✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞ To Thee, O Lord!


✞Exeretos tis Panagias, Ahrantou PRIEST for our Most Holy,
iperevlogimenis endoxou Despinis Pure, Most Blessed, Glorious Lady, Oti prepi si pasa Doxa, Timi ke PRIEST For to Thee belong all Glory,
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Theotokos, and Ever Virgin Mary. Proskinisis ✞ to Patri ke to Io ke to Honour and Worship, ✞ to the
Marias. Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and to the Son, and to the
If Bowing Deeply Or Kneeling, The Faithful Will Now Stand Up. eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Magnificat to the Ever Blessed Theotokos Ages of Ages.
✞Axion estin os Alithos Makarizin Se tin PEOPLE ✞ Truly it is worthy to Bless Thee, Amin PEOPLE Amen
Theotokon, tin Aimakariston ke the Theotokos, Ever Blessed and
Panamomiton ke Mitera tou Theou Pure, and the Mother of our God.
Psalm 117 /118
MERCY
PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING ME RCY
imon. Tin Timioteran ton Herouvim Thou Who art more Honourable than
ke Endoxoteran asingritos ton the Cherubim, and incomparably Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has appeared to
Serafim, tin Adiafthoros Theo Logon more Glorious than the Seraphim; Evlogimenos O ergomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
tekousan, tin ontos Theotokon, Se Who incorruptibly bore God the Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Megalinomen. Word, verily the Theotokos we STIHOS 1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti VERSE 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for He
Magnify. agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos aftou! is Good; His Mercy endures forever!
PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS::
For the Holy Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist, for the Holy, Glorious and Most Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has appeared to
Lauded Apostles, for St .. [Of The Day] whose memory we celebrate, and for all Thy Evlogimenos O ergomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Saints, by whose Supplications do Thou, O God, visit us. Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Remember also, O Lord, those who have fallen asleep in the hope of a Resurrection to Life
Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, ke to
STIHOS 2: VERSE 2: All the nations surrounded me,
Eternal. [T h e P r i e s t C o m m e m o r a t e s V a r i o u s F a i t h f u l S o u l s W h o H a v e R e p o s e d ]
Onomati Kyriou iminamin aftous. but in the Name of the Lord drove
Grant them rest, O God, where the Light of Thy Countenance shines.
Furthermore, we entreat Thee: Remember O Lord, the Orthodox Episcopate, who rightly them back.
teach the Word of Thy Truth, all the Priests of the Diaconate in Christ, and all Priestly Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has appeared to
and Monastic Orders. Evlogimenos O ergomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
Furthermore, we offer to Thee this reasonable Worship for the World, for the Holy, Catholic Name of the Lord!
Onomati Kyriou!
and Apostolic Church, for those living in purity and temperance, for our faithful Civil
Authorities. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti
STIHOS 3: VERSE 3:This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Grant them, O Lord, peaceful government, that we in their tranquillity may live a serene life thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. marvellous in our eyes.
in all piety and temperance....
(ALOUD) Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has appeared to
Evlogimenos O ergomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the
En protis mnisthiti, Kyrie, tou PRIEST Above all, remember, O Lord, our Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord!
Arhiepiskopou imon (Sergiou)... on Archbishop (Sergios) whom grant to
harise tes agies Sou Ekklisies en irini,
The Apolytikion of the Transfiguration
Thy Holy Churches in peace, safety,
soon entimon igia
honour, health and length of days, Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfirgued upon the
makroimerevonta ke orthotomounta Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God,
ton Logon tis Sis alithias...Ke on to teach correctly the Word of Thy
Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy
ekastos ehi kata dianian ke panton ke Truth... and all those of whom we Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could
pason are mindful Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. Also shine in us even though
Ke panton ke pason! PEOPLE Be mindful for all and all things! Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! (3) we are sinners – shine Thine
Everlasting Light – at the
THE PRIEST QUIETLY CONTINUES TO PRAY: Intercession of the Theotokos, O
Remember, O Lord, this city in which we dwell, and every city and land, and the faithful
Giver of Light: Glory to Thee! (3)
living in them.
Remember, O Lord, those who travel by land, by sea and by air; the sick, the suffering, the The Small Litany
captives, and their Salvation.
Remember, O Lord, those who serve and bring forth fruit in Thy Holy Churches, and those
Eti ke eti, en irini tou Kyriou deithomen. PRIESTAgain, yet again, in peace let us
who remember the poor; and upon all of us, send forth Thy Mercies... pray to the Lord
THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD:
ALOUD Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy!
Ke dos imin en eni stomati ke mia And grant us that with one mouth and Antilavou soson, eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon
kardia doxazin ke animnin to one heart we may glorify and praise imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti.
pantimon ke megaloprepes Onoma us, and keep us, O God, by Thy
Thine All Honourable and Majestic
Sou, ✞ tou Patros ke to Iou ke tou Grace:
Name, ✞ of the Father, and of the
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous
Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and Amin PEOPLE Amen
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Himself for the Life of the world, having taken bread in His Holy, and Immaculate, and
✞ Tis Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere PRIEST ✞Calling to remembrance our Most Blameless Hands, and having Thanked, Blessed and Sanctified and broken it, He gave
Vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis Holy, All Pure, Most Blessed and to His Holy Disciples and Apostles saying...
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Glorious Lady, Theotokos and Ever ALOUD, THE PRIEST CONTINUES::
Marias meta panton ton Agion ✞Take, eat; This is My Body,
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke
Virgin Mary, with all the Saints, let ✞ Lavete, fagete, tuto mou esti to Soma, PRIEST

us commit ourselves and one to iper imon klomenon is afesin which is broken for you, for the
allilous ke pasan tin zoin imon
Hristo to Theo parathometha. another and our whole Life to Christ amartion. remission of sins.
our God. Amin PEOPLE Amen
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down THE PRIEST CONTINUES:

Likewise also after the Supper, He took the Cup, saying...


✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, O Lord! ✞ Piete ex aftou pantes, touto esti to PRIEST✞ Drink ye all of it; This is My
PRIEST For Thine is the Dominion,
ema mou, to tis Kenis Diathikis, to Blood of the New Testament,
✞ Oti son to Kratos ke sou Estin i Thine
iper imon ke pollon ekhinomenon is Which is shed for you and for
Vasilea, ke i Dinamis ke i Doxa ✞ is the Kingdom and the Power and
afesin amartion. many, for the remission of sins.
tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Agiou the Glory ✞ of the Father, and of
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now
Eonas ton Eonon.
Amin
and ever, and to the Ages of Ages. The Consecration
PEOPLE Amen ✽ This Moment Is The Loftiest And The Most Sacred Moment Of The Divine
First Kathisma of Transfiguration – Tone 4 Liturgy Because The Sacrament Of The Holy Eucharist Is Consummated
Tin ton vroton Evanllagin, tin meta Thou were Transfigured on Mount
T H E F A I T H F U L S T A N D W I T H H E A D S D E E P L Y B O W E D ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. (THE FAITHFUL KNEEL ONLY IF IT
IS NOT A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, WHICH IS IN CELEBRATION OF OUR LORD’S RESURRECTION.)
DURING THE WEEK, ALL FAITHFUL WOULD KNEEL IN PRAYER AT THIS POINT.
doxis Sou Sotir, en ti deftera ke frikti, Tabor, and thereby demonstrated
tis Sis elefseos dinknis, epi tou Orous with Thy Glory, the Transformation
Thavor Metamorfothis. Ilias ke Mosis
✽ THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS:
that mankind shall experience at Thy Therefore, remembering this Command of our Saviour, and all that He endured for us,
sinelaloun Si. Tous tris ton Mathiton Fearful Second Coming, O our the Cross, the Tomb, the Resurrection on the third day, the Ascension into Heaven,
sinekalesas. I katidontes Despota tin Saviour! Moses and Elias (ELIJAH) the Sitting at the Right Hand, the Second and Glorious Coming again
doxan Sou, ti astrapi Sou exestisan. conversed with Thee, and having The Priest Elevates The Holy Gifts
O tote toutis, to Fos Sou lampsas, Called three of Thy Disciples to
Fotison tas Psihas imon. ✞Ta Sa ek ton son Si prosferomen PRIEST ✞Thy Gifts, of what is Thine, we
witness Thy Glory, O Master, they offer to Thee, on behalf of all, and
kata panta ke dia panta.
were astounded by Thy fulgurant for all.
Light.6 O Lord, as Thou shone Thy
Light upon them, so too Illuminate Se imnoumen, Se evlogonmen, Si PEOPLE We praise Thee, we Bless Thee,
our souls. efharistomen, Kyrie, ke deometha we give thanks to Thee, O Lord,
Sou, O Theos imon. and we entreat Thee, our God.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ✽ THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS: Again we offer to Thee this rational and bloodless Worship, and
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and we beseech Thee, and pray, and supplicate Thee: send down Thy Holy Spirit
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages. upon us, and upon these Gifts here presented. May God have mercy on me, a
Amin Amen sinner. [3]
The Priest B l e s s e s T h e O b l a t i o n – T h e A l t a r B r e a d : And make this Bread the
Tin ton vroton Evanllagin, tin meta Thou were Transfigured on Mount Precious Body of Thy Christ.
doxis Sou Sotir, en ti deftera ke frikti, Tabor, and thereby demonstrated H e B l e s s e s T h e H o l y C h a l i c e : And that which is in this Cup, the Precious Blood of Thy
tis Sis elefseos dinknis, epi tou Orous with Thy Glory, the Transformation Christ.
Thavor Metamorfothis. Ilias ke Mosis that mankind shall experience at Thy H e B l e s s e s t h e B r e a d & t h e W i n e : Changing them by Thy Holy Spirit. Amen. Amen.
sinelaloun Si. Tous tris ton Mathiton Fearful Second Coming, O our Amen.
sinekalesas. I katidontes Despota tin So that They may be to those who receive Them for the Purification of the soul, for
Saviour! Moses and Elias7 conversed
doxan Sou, ti astrapi Sou exestisan. the Remission of sins, for the Fellowship of Thy Holy Spirit, for the Fulfilment of
with Thee, and having Called three the Kingdom of Heaven and for the Boldness to approach Thee, neither unto
O tote toutis, to Fos Sou lampsas, of Thy Disciples to witness Thy
Fotison tas Psihas imon. Judgement nor unto Condemnation.
Glory, O Master, they were Again we offer to Thee this reasonable Worship for those who have fallen asleep in the
astounded by Thy fulgurant Light. O Faith, the Forefathers, Fathers, Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, Preachers,
Lord, as Thou shone Thy Light upon Evangelists, Martyrs, Confessors, Ascetics, and every Righteous spirit made
perfect in Faith...

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F U L G U R A N T L I G H T MEANS DAZZINGLY BRIGHT, BLINDING LIGHT THAT FLASHES LIKE LIGHTNING
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ST E L I A S OR ELIJAH & ST MOSES REPRESENTED THE HOLY PROPHETS & THE LAW OF GOD – THE TEACHINGS AND THE
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them, so too Illuminate our souls!
Ano shomen tas kardias! PRIEST Let us lift up our hearts
Ehomen pros ton Kyrion PEOPLE We have them lifted up to the
Second Kathisma of Ascension – Tone 4
Efharistisomen to Kyrio Lord. Epi to Oros to Thavor, Metamorfothis Thou were Transfigured on Mount
Iisou, ke Nefeli Fotini, efiplomeni os Tabor, O Jesus our Lord, and a
PRIEST Let us give thanks to the Lord skini, tous Apostolous tis Doxis Sou Shining Cloud spread out like a
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God katekalipsen. Othen ke is gin Tabernacle completely covering the
enapevlepon, mi ferontes Oran tin Apostles with Thy Glory.
✞ Axion ke dikeon PEOPLE ✞ It is proper and right lamprotita, tis aprositou Doxis tou Whereupon they turned their gaze
Prosopou Sou Anarhe Soter Hriste O towards the ground, unable to bear
Theos. O tote toutis to Fos Sou the unapproachable Glory of the
lampsas, Fotison tas pihas imon! Radiance of Thy Face, O Unoriginate
Saviour Christ our God. As Thou
shone Thy Light upon them, so too
Illuminate our souls!
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
The Consummation of Holy Eucharist forever, and to the Ages of ages.
eonon.
THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS
PRAYS:
AYS Amin Amen
It is proper and right to Praise Thee, to Glorify Thee, to Bless Thee,
to thank Thee, to Worship Thee, in all places of Thy Dominion; Epi to Oros to Thavor, Metamorfothis Thou were Transfigured on Mount
for Thou art God Ineffable, Incomprehensible, Invisible, Iisou, ke Nefeli Fotini, efiplomeni os Tabor, O Jesus our Lord, and a
Inconceivable, existing always, as Thou does exist; Thou and skini, tous Apostolous tis Doxis Sou Shining Cloud spread out like a
Thine Only Begotten Son, and Thy Holy Spirit. katekalipsen. Othen ke is gin Tabernacle completely covering the
Thou has brought us from nothingness into being, and when we enapevlepon, mi ferontes Oran tin Apostles with Thy Glory.
fell away Thou raised us up again, and Thou does not cease lamprotita, tis aprositou Doxis tou Whereupon they turned their gaze
until Thou has done everything to bring us to Heaven, and Prosopou Sou Anarhe Soter Hriste O towards the ground, unable to bear
grant us Thy Kingdom to come.
Theos. O tote toutis to Fos Sou the unapproachable Glory of the
lampsas, Fotison tas pihas imon! Radiance of Thy Face, O Unoriginate
✞For all these things we thank Thee, and Thine Only Begotten Son, and Thy Holy Spirit; for
the visible and invisible Bounties, which have been bestowed upon us. Saviour Christ our God. As Thou
We thank Thee also for this Liturgy, which Thou deigns to receive from our hands, even shone Thy Light upon them, so too
though Thou art surrounded by thousands of Archangels and myriads of Angels, by the Illuminate our souls!
Cherubim and Seraphim, which are six-winged, many-eyed and soar aloft on their
wings ...
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O atelthon Sin Mathites en to Ori, ke en With Thy Disciples, Thou ascended the
Ton epinikion imnon adonta, voonta, PRIEST Singing,
exclaiming, proclaiming ti Doxi tou Patros Apastrapsas, Sin Mountain, and in the Glory of the
kekragota ke legonta: the Triumphal Hymn and saying: Moisi Ilias Si Paristante. Nomos ke Father, Thou shone forth, while
Profite gar os Theo Litourgousin. O
✞ Agios, Agios, Agios Kyrios Savaoth, PEOPLE ✞ Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of ke tin iiotita tin fisikin O Gennitor,
Moses and Elias stood beside Thee, O
pliris o Ouranos ke i gi tis doxis Sou. Sabaoth, Heaven and Earth art full of Omologon ekalesen Iion. On Lord: To Thee as God minister both
Thy Glory. the Law and the Prophets. The
Osana en tis Ipsistis animnoumen Sin Si Ke to Pnevmati.
Hosanna in the Highest! Genitor8 acknowledging Thy Natural
Evlogimenos o erhomenos en Onomati
Blessed is He Who comes in the Name Sonship, called Thee His Beloved
Kyriou
of the Lord. Son. ✞ We extol Him with Thee and
Osana o en tis Ipsistis. Hosanna in the Highest! the Spirit.9
Congregation Must Stand With Heads Bowed ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS:
PRAYS
With these Blessed Powers, O Master, Who lovest mankind, we also cry and say: Holy art
eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages.
Thou and All-Holy; Thou, and Thine Only Begotten Son, and Thy Holy Spirit. Holy art
Thou, and All Holy and Magnificent is Thy Glory.
Who so Loved Thy world, as to give Thine Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in 8
T H E G E N I T O R IN THIS CASE MEANS GOD THE FATHER
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W E E X T O L , PRAISE, EXALT AND WORSHIP THE HOLY TRINITY: GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON AND GOD THE HOLY
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Amin Amen Stavrothenta te iper imon epi Pontiou And was crucified also for us under
Pilatou ke panthonta ke tafenta; Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was
O atelthon Sin Mathites en to Ori, ke en With Thy Disciples, Thou ascended the buried;
ti Doxi tou Patros Apastrapsas, Sin Mountain, and in the Glory of the
Moisi Ilias Si Paristante. Nomos ke Father, Thou shone forth, while
Ke Anastanta ti triti imera kata tas And on the third day He rose again,
Profite gar os Theo Litourgousin. O Grafas. according to the Scriptures;
Moses and Elias stood beside Thee, O
ke tin iiotita tin fisikin O Gennitor,
Lord: To Thee as God minister both Ke anelthonta is tous Ouranous ke And ascended into Heaven, and sits at
Omologon ekalesen Iion. On the right Hand of the Father;
the Law and the Prophets. The Kathezomenon ek dexion tou Patros;
animnoumen Sin Si Ke to Pnevmati.
Genitor acknowledging Thy Natural Ke palin erhomenon meta doxis krine And He shall come again with Glory to
zontas ke nekrous, Ou tis Vasilias ouk Judge the living and the dead; Whose
Sonship, called Thee His Beloved
este telos. Kingdom shall have no end.
Son. ✞ We extol Him with Thee and
the Spirit. Ke is to Pnevma to Agion, to Kyrion, to And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the
Zoopion, to ek tou Patros Lord, and Giver of Life, Who
The Small Litany proceeds from the Father, ✞ Who
ekporevomenon, ✞ to sin Patri ke Io
Eti ke eti, en Irini tou Kyriou deithomen. PRIESTAgain, yet again, in Peace let us simproskinoumenon ke sindoxazomenon
together with the Father and the
pray to the Lord. Son is Worshipped and Glorified;
to lalisan dia ton Profiton.
Who spoke through the Prophets;
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Is Mian, Agian, Katholikin ke Apostolikin And in One Holy Catholic and
Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon Ekklisian.
Apostolic Church.
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. us, and preserve us, O God, by Thy Omologo en Vaptisma is afesin I acknowledge one Baptism for the
Grace. amartion. remission of sins.
Amin/Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Amen/ Lord have mercy
Prosdoko Anastasin nekron. I look for the Resurrection of the dead.
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞Remembering our Most Holy, All Ke Zoin tou mellontos eonos.
vlogimenis, endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious And the Life of the Age to come.
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin Amin Amen
meta panton ton Agion Mary, together with all the Saints, let
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous Holy Eucharist
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo us commit ourselves and each other, FAITHFUL WORSHIPPERS PUT DOWN UPON THE LORD’S GRAVE EVERY ENMITY
AND ARE RECONCILED WITH EACH OTHER.
OTHER
parathometha. and all our life to Christ our God. WE HAVE SALUTED THE RISEN CHRIST WITH THE SAME CONFESSION OF FAITH.
BEING THUS UNITED, WE OFFER, THROUGH THE PRIEST THE EUCHARIST
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN
(THANKSGIVING) TO ALMIGHTY GOD,
GOD, FOR OUR SALVATION IN JESUS
CHRIST, IN WHICH WE PARTAKE BY THE HOLY COMMUNION.
COMMUNION
✞ Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞ To Thee, O Lord!
Oti Evlogite Sou to Onoma, ke dedoxaste The Holy Anaphora/ Oblation
PRIEST For Blessed is Thy Name and
Sou i Vasilia, ✞tou Patros, ke tou Iiou, Glorified is Thy Kingdom, ✞ of the Stomen kalos! Stomen meta Fovou! PRIESTLet us stand aright! Let us stand in
ke tou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai, Father, and of the Son, and of the Proshomen tin Agian Anaforan en awe! Let us attend, that we may
ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Irini Prosferin! present the Holy Offering in Peace!
Amin
Ages of Ages. Eleos Irinis, Thisian eneseos. PEOPLE A Mercy of Peace, a Sacrifice of
PEOPLE Amen
Praise.
Anabathmi – Antiphon – Tone 4 ✞I Haris tou Kyriou imon Iisou Hrisou ke PRIEST ✞ The Grace of our Lord Jesus
Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me pathi From my youth up many passions i Agapi tou Theou ke Patros ke i Christ, and the Love of God the
al aftos andilavou, ke soson, Sotir have warred against me. But do Kinonia tou Agiou Pnevmatos ii meta
Father, and the Communion of the
mou. [2] Thou succour and save me, O panton imon.
Holy Spirit be with you all
Saviour. [2] Ke meta tou pnevmatos sou
Those PEOPLE And with thy spirit
I misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo tou who hate Zion shall be put to
Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri esesthe confusion by the Lord; like grass in BENEDICTION/BLESSING
THE PRIEST BLESSES THE CONGREGATION WITH THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION/BL ESSING,
ESSING ASKING FOR THEM THE SPECIAL
SPIRITUAL GIFT FROM EACH OF THE DIVINE PERSONS OF THE HOLY TRINITY.
apexirameni. [2] the fire they shall be withered up. [2] ✽ THE HOLY EUCHARIST IS A HEAVENLY AND DIVINE SACRAMENT AND FOR THIS REASON WE MUST LIFT UP OUR MINDS

✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, AND OUR HEARTS IN SINCERE AND DEVOUT WORSHIP OF ALMIGHTY
ALMIGHTY GOD
HOLY EUCHARIST IS ABOUT TO BEGIN AND AS OUR LORD, AT THE LAST SUPPER, OFFERED THANKS TO HIS HEAVENLY
FATHER BEFORE BREAKING BREAD,
BREAD SO DOES THE PRIEST BEFORE THE CONSUMMATION OF HOLY EUCHARIST.
and to the Holy Spirit
Agio Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, ke Through the Holy Spirit is every soul
katharsi, ipsoute, lambrinete, ti quickened and exalted in Purity, and
Triadiki Monadi, Ierokrifios. Illumined by the Triune Unity in
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The Confession of our Faith Mystic Holiness.
The Congregation Must Stand To Recite The Nicene Creed Of Faith In Unison
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. Ages.
✞ Irini pasi PRIEST ✞ Peace be to all
Amin Amen
We Bow Our Heads For The Blessing
Agio Pnevmati, anavlizi ta tis Haritos From the Holy Spirit do the streams of
Ke to pnevmati sou PEOPLE And to thy spirit reithra, arthevonda, apasan tin ktisin Grace well forth; they irrigate
pros Zoogonion. everything created, so that Life can
Agapisomen allilous, ina en omonia PRIEST Let us love one another, that with
be produced.
omologisomen one mind we may confess: Prokeimenon of the Transfiguration
✞ Patera, Ion ke Agion Pnevma, Triada ✞The Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
Omoousion ke ahoriston
PEOPLE
Tavor ke Ermon en to Onomati Sou Tabor and Hermon10 shall greatly
Trinity, one in Essence and agalliasonte. [2] rejoice in Thy Name! [2]
Undivided.
The Resurrection of our Lord
STIHOS Si isin i Ourani, ke Si estin i gi. VERSE The Heavens belong to Thee, and
THE PRIEST UNCOVERS THE HOLY GIFTS AS A SIGN OF OUR LORD’S RESURRECTION.
RESURRECTION the earth is Thine!
IN HER EARLY DAYS, THE CHURCH DID NOT ALLOW THE CATECHUMENS, HERETICS OR SINNERS [THOSE DOING PENANCE] TO ATTEND
THE DIVINE LITURGY FROM THIS MOMENT ON [BECAUSE OF ITS SACREDNESS.] THERE WERE DOORKEEPERS WHOM THE DEACON
Tavor ke Ermon en to Onomati Sou Tabor and Hermon shall greatly
OR PRIEST INSTRUCTED TO LOCK THE DOORS. agalliasonte.
THE FOLLOWING EXCLAMATION IS ADDRESSED TO ALL WORSHIPPERS TO GUARD THE DOORS OF OUR SOULS,
SOULS, AND TO REJECT ANY rejoice in Thy Name!
WORDS, THOUGHTS
THOUGHTS OR DEEDS THAT ARE IMPROPER OR INAPPROPRIATE TO THE HOLINESS OF THE GREAT SACRAMENT OF
EUCHARIST. Small Litany
Tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST Let us pray to the Lord
Tas thiras! Tas thiras! PRIEST The doors! The doors!
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
En Sofia proshomen! In Wisdom let us attend!
Oti Agios i, O Theos imon, ke en Agiis PRIEST For Holy art Thou, O our God, Who
THE PRIEST RAISES THE AER FROM THE PATEN AND CHALICE AND SHAKES IT GENTLY OVER THE HOLY GIFTS epanapavi, ke Si tin Doxan rests in the Saints, and to Thee we
THIS MOVEMENT DEPICTS THE EARTHQUAKE AT THE TIME OF OUR LORD’S RESURRECTION AND REVEALED SEALED AND GUARDED anapempomen to ✞ Patri, ke to Io, ke ascribe Glory: ✞ to the Father, and to
TOMB TO BE EMPTY!
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now
The Nicene Creed eonas ton eonon.
and ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
✽ All Worshippers Now Recite The Creed Or Symbol Of Faith Aloud: Amin PEOPLE Amen
Pistevo is ena Theon, Patera, I believe in one God, the Father
Praises to Almighty God
Pantokratora, Piitin Ouranou ke gis, Almighty, Creator of Heaven and
The Congregation Must Stand
oraton te panton ke aoraton. earth, and of all things visible and
invisible; Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion [2] Let everything that has breath praise
Ke is ena Kyrion, Iisoun Hriston ton Ion And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only0 the Lord. [2]
tou Theou, to Monogeni, ton ek tou begotten Son of God, Begotten of the Enesato pnoi ... Pasa ton Kyrion Let the Lord be praised ... by
Patros gennithenta pro panton ton Father before all ages, Light of Light, everything that has breath
eonon. Fos ek Fotos, Theon alithinon, True God of True God, Begotten, not The TransfigurationGospel
ek Theou alithinou gennithenta, ou created; of one Essence with the The Priest Stands Before The Holy Altar In The Sanctuary. On Sundays He Reads The Holy Resurrection Gospel And The
piithenta, Omoousion to Patri, di Ou Father, through Whom all things Eothinon At The Holy Altar, But On Other Days He Reads The Holy Gospel For The Feast From The Royal Gates [Holy Doors]
ta Panta egeneto. Facing The Congregation.
were made:
Ton di imas tous anthropous ke dia tin Who for us humans and for our Ke iper tou kataxiothine imas tis PRIESTAnd that He will graciously permit
imeteran sotirian katelthonta ek ton Salvation came down from Heaven, akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou us to hear His Holy Gospel, let us
Ouranon, ke sarkothenta, ek and was Incarnate by the Holy Spirit Kyriou ton Theon imon iketevsomen. pray to the Lord.
Pnevmatos Agiou ke Marias tis and of the Virgin Mary, and became Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
Parthenou ke enanthropisanta. Man; Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen tou Agiou PRIESTWisdom! Arise! Let us listen to the
Evangeliou
Holy Gospel.
Irini pasi! Peace be with you all.
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T H E C O N F E S S I O N O F O U R F A I T H IN THE TRIUNE GOD, WHICH IS TO FOLLOW, IS OF NO VALUE, AND OUR FURTHER
PRESENCE IN THE DIVINE LITURGY IS USELESS IF WE ARE EMPTY OF LOVE, AND IF WE SHALL NOT DECIDE TO GIVE UP EVERY We Bow Our Head To Receive The Blessing
THOUGHT OF REVENGE AND TO RECONCILE WITH OUR ENEMIES.
IN THIS RECONCILIATION, WHICH SPRINGS FROM LOVE, THE PRIEST EXHORTS US, TO CONFESS WORTHILY OUR FAITH IN THE TRIUNE
GOD AND TO OBTAIN FORGIVENESS OF OUR SINS, WHICH COMES FROM OUR LORD’S CROSS AND GRAVE.
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Ke to pnevmati sou PEOPLE And with thy spirit Tin imeran pasan Telian, Agian, Irinikin PRIEST For this whole day, that it may be
Ek tou kata Markon Agiou Evangeliou PRIEST The Lesson is from the Holy ke anamartiton para tou Kyriou Perfect, Holy, Peaceful and sinless,
to anagnosma... Gospel according to St Luke (9:28–36) etisometha. let us ask of the Lord
Proshomen Let us attend Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow To God In Gratitude And Worship Angelon Irinis, PistonOdigon, Filaka ton PRIEST For an Angel of Peace, a Faithful
Psihon ke ton somaton imon para tou
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory to
Kyriou etisometha.
Guide, a Guardian of our souls and
Thee! bodies; let us ask of the Lord
The Holy Gospel According to St Luke 9 : 28 – 36
Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
Signomin ke afesin ton amartion ke ton For the Forgiveness, and
To kero ekino paralamvani O Iisous ton At that time, Jesus took with Him Peter plimelimaton imon para tou Kyriou
PRIEST

and John and Hames, and went up Remission of our sins and
Petron ke Ioannin ke Iakovon anevi is etisometha
to Oros prosevsasthe. on the Mountain to pray. transgressions, let us ask of the
Lord
Ke egeneto en to Prosevhesthe Afton to And as He was Praying, the appearance Parashou Kyrie
idos tou Prosopou Aftou eteron ke O of His Countenance was altered, and PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
imatismos Aftou levkos exastrapton. His Raiment became dazzling while. Ta kala ke simferonta tes psihes imon ke PRIEST For things that are Good and
And, behold! Two men spoke with Him: irini to kosmo para tou Kyriou
Ke idou! Andres dio sinelaloun Afton: etisometha.
Profitable to our souls, and for
oitines isan Mosis ke Ilias, i ofthentes Moses and Elias, who appeared in Peace in the world, let us ask of the
en Doxi elegon tin Exodon Aftou, in Glory, and spoke of His Departure, Lord
imellen pliroun en Ierousalim. which He was to accomplish in Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
Jerusalem. ✞Ton ipolipon hronon tis zois imon en PRIEST ✞That we may complete the
O de Petros ke i sin afto isan vevarimeni Now Peter and those with him were irini ke metania ektelese, para tou remainder of our lives in Peace and
ipono; diagrigorisantes de idon tin overwhelmed by sleep, and when Kyriou etisometha Penitence, let us ask of the Lord
Doxan Aftou ke tous diou andras they awakened they saw His Glory, Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
tous sinestotas Afto. and the two men who stood with
Him. ✞Hristiana ta teli tis zois imon, anondina, PRIEST ✞That the end of ourlives may
anepeshinta, irinika ke kalin apologian
Ke egeneto en to diahorizesthe Aftous And as the men were parting from Him, tin epi tou foverou Vimatos tou Hristou
be Christian, without pain,
ap’ Aftou, ipen O Petros pros ton Peter said to Jesus: “Master, it is blameless and peaceful, and for a
etisometha. Good Account at the Fearful
Iisoun: Epistate, kalon estin imas ode good that we are here; let us make
ine. Ke piisomen skinas tris: mian Si, three shelters: one for Thee, and one Judgement Seat of Christ, let us
ke mian Moisi ke mian Ilia, mi idos O for Moses, and one for Elias,” not ask of the Lord
legi. knowing what he said. Parashou Kyrie PEOPLE Grant this, O Lord
Tafta de aftou legontos, egenet Nefeli ke As he said this, a Cloud overshadowed ✞ Tis Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere PRIEST ✞ Commemorating our All Holy,
epeskiazen aftou; eforithisan de en them; and they were afraid as they Vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious
to iselthin aftous is tin Nefelin. entered the Cloud. Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin
Ke Foni egeneto ek tis Nefelis legousa: And a Voice came out of the Cloud, meta panton ton Agion Mary, with all the Saints, let us
saying: “This is my Beloved Son! Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous ke entrust ourselves and one
Outos Estin O I(ios Mou O Agapitos!
Listen to Him!” pasan tin Zoin imon Hristo to Theo
Aftou akouete! another and our whole Life to
parathometha.
Ke en to Genesthe tin Fonin, evrethi O And when the Voice had spoken, Jesus Christ our God.
was found to be alone. Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down
Iisous Monos.
Ke afti esigisan ke oudeni apingilan en
And they kept their silence and told no ✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, O Lord!
one in those days anything of what
ekines tes imeres ouden on eorakasin.
they had witnessed. ✞Dia ton iktirmon tou Monogenous Sou PRIEST ✞Through the Mercies of Thine
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow To God In Gratitude And Worship Iou meth ou evlogitos i, sin to panagio Only Begotten Son, with Whom
ke agatho ke zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin Thou art Blessed, together with
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord: Glory to
ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon. Thine All Holy, Good and Life0
Thee! giving Spirit, now and ever, and to
the ages of ages.

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The Resurrection Prayer11
✞ Panton imon mnisthii Kyrios O Theos, PRIEST ✞ May the Lord our God remember
en ti Vasilia Aftou, pantote, nin ke ai, us all in His Kingdom, now and for Anastasin Hristou theasameni, Having seen the Resurrection of Christ,
ke is tous eonas ton eonon. proskinisomen Agion Kyrion Isoun, let us bow down before the Holy
ever, and to the ages of ages.
ton monon anamartiton. Lord Jesus, the only sinless One.
Amin PEOPLE Amen Ton Stavron Sou, Hriste, proskinoumen Thy Cross we adore, O Christ, and Thy
AFTER RECITING CERTAIN PRAYERS BEFORE THE ROYAL GATES, THE PRIEST ENTERS THE SANCTUARY THROUGH THE ROYAL DOORS AND ke tin Agian Sou Anastasin
PLACES THE HOLY GIFTS UPON THE ALTAR, WHICH REPRESENTS OUR LORD’S TOMB. Holy Resurrection we laud and
HE COVERS THE HOLY GIFTS WITH THE AER. THIS COVERING RECALLS THE BURIAL OF OUR LORD.
imnoumen ke doxazomen.
glorify:
THE CHOIR COMPLETES THE CHERUBIC HYMN:
Si gar is Theos imon, ektos Sou allon ouk For Thou art our God, and we know
Tes Angelikes aoratos doriforoumenon Invisibly attended by the Angelic Hosts, idamen, to Onoma Sou none other beside Thee. We call
Taxesin. Allelouia! Alleluia. Onomazomen.
upon Thy Name.
The Congregation May Now Sit If Necessary, But Only On The Edge Of The Pews, Legs Defte pantes is pisti proskinisomen tin O come, all ye Faithful, let us adore
Uncrossed tou Hrisou Agian Anastasin. Christ’s Holy Resurrection.
Litany of the Precious Gifts Idou gar ilthe dia tou Stavrou Hara en For behold, through the Cross is Joy
Plirosomen tin deisin imon to Kyrio PRIEST Let us complete our supplication to olo to kosmo. come into all the world.
the Lord. Diapantos evlongonntes ton Kyrion Ever Blessing the Lord, let us sing His
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy imnoumen tin Anastasin aftou. Resurrection.
Iper ton protethenton timion Doron tou PRIEST For the Precious Gifts here Stavron gar ipominas di imas, thanato For in that He endured the Cross, He
Kyriou deithomen presented, let us pray to the Lord. thanaton olesen. has destroyed Death by death!
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Psalm 50/51
Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta PRIEST For this Holy House, and for those THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE

pisteos, evlavias ke fovou Theou who enter it with Faith, Reverence, Eleison me, O Theos kata to mage eleos Have mercy on me, O God, according to
isionton en afto tou Kyriou and Fear of God, let us pray to the Sou, ke kata to plithos ton iktrmon Thy great mercy. And according to
deithomen. Lord Sou exalipson to anomima mou. the multitude of Thy tender mercies
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy blot out my iniquity.
Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis PRIEST For our Deliverance from all Epi plion plinon me apo tis anomias Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangkis affliction, wrath, danger, and mou, ke apo tis amartias mou and cleanse me from my sin.
tou Kyriou deithomen. katharison me.
necessity, let us pray to the Lord. For I know my iniquity, and my sin is
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Oti tin anomie mou ego ginosko, ke i
always before me.
amartia mou enopion mou esti
The Prayer of Offering diapantos.
THE PRIEST QUIETLY CONTINUES TO PRAY:
O Lord, God Almighty, Who alone art Holy; Who receives the Sacrifice Si mono imarton, ke to poniron enopion To Thee only have I sinned, and have
of Praise from those who call upon Thee with all their heart, Sou epiisa. Opos an dikeothis en tis done evil before Thee: that Thou
receive also the Supplication of us sinners, and accept it at Thy logis Sou, ke nikisis en to krinesthe mayest be justified in Thy words,
Holy Altar, and enable us to offer to Thee Gifts and Spiritual Se. and mayest overcome when Thou art
Sacrifices, for our sins and for the omissions of the people; and
make us worthy to find Grace in Thy Sight, so that our sacrifice judged.
may be well pleasing to Thee, and that the Good Spirit of Thy Idou gar en anomies sovelifthin, ke en For behold I was conceived in iniquities;
Grace may dwell upon us, and upon these Gifts presented here, amarties ekissise me i mitir mou. and in sins did my mother conceive
and upon all Thy people.
me.
Ektenia of the Prothesis
Idou gar alithian igapisas. Ta adila ke For behold Thou hast loved Truth: the
Antilavou soson, eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, Save us, have mercy on ta krifia tis Sofias Sou edilosas mi. uncertain and hidden Things of Thy
imas OTheos, ti Si Hariti. us, and protect us, O God, by Thy Wisdom Thou hast made manifest to
Grace me.
Amin PEOPLE Amen

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Rantiis me issopo, ke katharisthisome; Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Theos tis Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O
Plinis me, ke iper hiona and I shall be cleansed; Thou shalt Sotirias mou. God, Thou God of my Salvation: and
levkanthisome. wash me, and I shall be made whiter my tongue shall extol Thy Justice.
than snow.
Agalliasete
i glosou mou tin dikeosinin O Lord, Thou will open my lips: and
Akoutiis mi agalliasin ke evfrosinin, To my hearing Thou shalt give Joy and Sou. Kyrie ta hili mou anixis, ke to my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
agaliasonte ostea tetapinomena. Gladness: and the bones that have stoma mou aanangeli tin enesin Sou.
been humbled shall rejoice. Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoxa an.
For if Thou had desired sacrifice, I
Apostrepson to prosopon Sou apo tin Turn away Thy Face from my sins, and Olokaftomata ouk evdoxisis.
would indeed have given it: with
amartion mou, ke pasas tas anomias blot out all my iniquities. burnt offerings Thou will not be
mou exalipson.
delighted.
Kardian katharan ktison en emi, O Create a clean heart in me, O God: and
Theos, ke pvevma evthes egkenison renew a right spirit within me.
Thisia to Theo, pnevma sintetrimmenon. A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit:
en tis egkatis mou. Kardian sintetrimmenin ke a contrite and humbled heart, O God
tetapinomenin O Theos ouk Thou will not despise.
Mi aporripsis me apo tou prosopou Sou, Cast me not away from Thy Face; and exoudenosi.
ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion mi take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
antanelis ap emou. Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti evdokia Sou tin Deal favourably, O Lord, in Thy good
ston, ke ikodomithito ta tihi will with Zion; so that the walls of
Apodos mi tin agalliasin tou sotiriou Restore the joy of Thy Salvation to me, Ierousalim.
Sou, ke pnevmati igemoniko stirixon Jerusalem may be built up.
me.
and Strengthen me with a perfect Tote eudoisis thisian dieosinis, anaforan Then shalt Thou accept the sacrifice of
spirit. ke olokaftomata. Tote anisousin epi
Justice, Oblations and whole Burnt
Didazo anomous tas odous Sou, ke I will teach the unjust Thy Ways: and to thisiastirion Sou moshous.
Offerings: then shall they lay calves
asevis epi se apistrepsousi. the wicked shall be converted to upon Thine Altar.
Thee.
THE PRIEST KISSES THE CORPORAL AND TURNS TOWARDS THE CONGREGATION BOWS TO THEM, ASKING FOR
Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Theos tis Deliver me from blood0guiltiness, O FORGIVENESS LEST SOMEONE “HATH OUGHT AGAINST HIM.”
Sotirias mou. God, Thou God of my Salvation: HE RETURNS TO THE CREDENCE WHERE HE PUTS ON HIS SHOULDERS THE AER
Agalliasete i glosou mou tin dikeosinin And my tongue shall extol Thy Justice. THAT REPRESENTS THE CLOTH/SHROUD IN WHICH THE BODY OF CHRIST WAS
WRAPPED.
Sou.
Kyrieta hili mou anixis, ke to stoma O Lord, Thou wilt open my lips: and WITH HIS LEFT HAND HE HOLDS A SMALL COVERED TRAY – THE PATEN – UPON WHICH IS THE LAMB
– A PORTION OF OBLATION BREAD THAT REPRESENTS THE BODY OF CHRIST AND SOME
mou aanangeli tin enesin Sou. my mouth shall declare Thy praise. SMALLER PORTIONS THAT REPRESENT THE THEOTOKOS, THE SAINTS AND THE CHURCH
Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoxa an.
For if Thou had desired sacrifice, I
MILITANT AND TRIUMPHANT.

Olokaftomata ouk evdoxisis. WITH HIS RIGHT HAND HE HOLDS THE CHALICE, COVERED, WHICH CONTAINS WINE AND WATER,
would indeed have offered it: with REPRESENTING THE BLOOD AND THE WATER THAT CAME OUT OF THE LORD’S SIDE WHEN THE
Burnt Offerings Thou wilt not be SOLDIER PIERCED HIM WITH A LANCE.
delighted. 24
The Great Introit or Entrance
Thisia to Theo, pnevma sintetrimmenon. A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: The Congregation Must Stand
Kardian sintetrimmenin ke a contrite and humbled heart, O God
tetapinomenin O Theos ouk Thou wilt not despise.
THE CHERUBIC HYMN IS INTERRUPTED AS THE PRIEST EXITS THE SANCTUARY,
PRECEDED BY A PROCESSION OF ALTAR BOYS CARRYING THE CROSS AND THE
exoudenosi. PROCESSIONAL FANS, LIT CANDLES AND THE CENSER.

Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti evdokia Sou tin Deal favourably, O Lord, in Thy Good
Sion, ke ikodomithito ta tihi Will with Zion; that the walls of
Ierousalim. Jerusalem may be built up.
Tote eudoisis thisian dieosinis, anaforan Then shalt Thou accept the Sacrifice of
ke olokaftomata.
Righteousness, Oblations and Whole
Burnt Offerings: 24
Tote aniisousin epi to thisiastirion Sou Then shall they lay calves upon Thy
A T T H E G R E A T E N T R A N C E , WE RECALL OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO OF HIS OWN FREE WILL SUFFERED AND DIED ON THE
CROSS FOR OUR SINS. WE STAND WITH OUR HEADS BOWED IN AWE AND REVERENCE AND MAKE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WHILE
moshous. RECITING THE PRAYER OF THE PENITENT THIEF:
Altar. LORD, REMEMBER ME IN THY KINGDOM!
Eleison me, O Theos! Have mercy on me, O God!
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Psalm 50/51 Prayers for Divine Mercy
THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE
THE PRIEST CENSES THE ALTAR, THE CREDENCE, THE HOLY ICONS OF THE ICONOSTASION AND THE WORSHIPPERS, WHILE RECITING ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
PSALM 50/51 – THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE – WHICH WE MUST ALSO READ AND CONTEMPLATE. and to the Holy Spirit
✞Tes ton Apostolon Presvies, eleimon, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
Eleison me, O Theos kata to mage eleos Have mercy on me, O God, according to exalipson ta plithi ton emon
Sou, ke kata to plithos ton iktrmon Thy Great Mercy. And according to Apostles, O Merciful One, blot out
egklimaton.
Sou exalipson to anomima mou. the multitude of our transgressions.
the multitude of Thy Tender Mercies
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
Now and ever, and to the Ages of Ages
blot out my iniquity. eonon.
Epi plion plinon me apo tis anomias
Wash Amen
mou, ke apo tis amartias mou
me yet more from my iniquity, Amin
katharison me. Oti tin anomie mou and cleanse me from my sin. For I ✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, eleimon,
✞Through the Intercessions of the
ego ginosko, ke i amartia mou know my iniquity, and my sin is exalipson ta plithi ton emon Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot out
enopion mou esti diapantos. always before me. egklimaton. the multitude of our transgressions.

Si mono imarton, ke to poniron enopion To Idiomelon of the Transfiguration – Tone 2


Thee only have I sinned, and have
Sou epiisa. Opos an dikeothis en tis Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have mercy upon me, O God,
logis Sou, ke nikisis en to krinesthe done evil before Thee: that Thou Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Goodness;
Se. may be justified in Thy Words, and Iktirmon Sou exalipson to according to the multitude of Thy
may overcome when Thou art anomima mou. Mercies blot out my offences.
judged. O Foti Sou apasan tin ikoumenin O Good One Who Sanctified with Thy
Idou gar en anomies sovelifthin, ke en For behold I was conceived in iniquities; Agiasas, is Oros ipsilon Light the entire earth, Thou were
amarties ekissise me i mitir mou. Metamorfothis Agathe, dixas tis
and in sin my mother conceived me. Transfigured on a High Mountain,
Mathites Sou tin dinastian Sou, oti
Idou gar alithian igapisas. Ta adila ke ta For behold Thou loves Truth: the kosmon litrouse ek paravseos. Dio
revealing to Thy Disciples Thine
krifia tis sofias Sou edilosas mi. uncertain and hidden Things of Thy voomen Si: Evsplaghne Kyrie, soson Authority: that Thou Redeem the
Wisdom Thou has revealed to me. tas psihas imon. world from transgression.
Therefore we cry to Thee: O
Pantiis me issopo, ke katharisthisome. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop,
Compassionate Lord: Save our
Plinies me, ke iper hiona and I shall be cleansed: Thou shalt
levkanthisome. Akoutiis mi souls!
wash me, and I shall be made whiter
agalliasin ke evfrosinin, agaliasonte Prayer of Salvation
than snow.
ostea tetapinomena. Soson O Theos ton laon Sou, ke PRIESTO Lord, save Thy people and Bless
Apostrepson to prosopon Sou apo tin To my hearing Thou shalt give Joy and Evlogison tin Klironomian Sou. Thine Inheritance.
amartion mou, ke pasas tas anomias Episkepse
mou exalipson.
Gladness: and the bones that have ton kosmon Sou en Elei ke Visit Thy world with Mercies and
been humbled shall rejoice. Turn Iktirmis. Bounties.
away Thy Face from my sins, and
Ipsoson keras Hristianon Orthodoxon ke Exalt the horn of Orthodox Christians,
blot out all my iniquities. katamempson ef imas ta elei Sou ta and send down upon us Thy rich
Kardian ktharan ktison en emi, O Theos, Create a clean heart in me, O God: and Plousia...
ke pvevma evthes egkenison en tis Bounties...
egkatis mou. renew a right spirit within my ✞Presvies tis Panahrantou Despinis ✞Through the Intercessions of our All
bowels. imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Pure Lady, the Theotokos and Ever
Mi aporripsis me apo tou Prosopou Sou, Cast me not away from Thy Face; and
Marias; Dinami tou timiou ke
Virgin Mary, through the Might of
ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion mi Zoopiou Stavrou; Prostasies ton
take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Timion, Epouranion Dinameon the Precious and Life0giving Cross;
antanelis ap emou.
Asomaton... through the protection of the
Apodos mi tin agalliasin tou sotiriou Restore to me the Joy of Thy Salvation, honourable Bodiless Powers of
Sou, ke pnevmati igemoniko stirixon
and strengthen me with a Perfect Heaven...
me.
Spirit. Ikesies tou Timiou, ke Evdoxou Profitou, Of the honourable, glorious Prophet,
Didazo anomous tas odous Sou, ke Prodromou, ke Vaptisou Ioannou; ton
asevis api se apistrepsousi.
I will teach the unjust Thy ways: and
Agion Endoxon ke Panevfimon
Forerunner and Baptist, John; of the
the wicked shall be converted to Apostolon... Holy, Glorious and All Laudable
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Ton en Agiis Pateron imon, Megalon Of our Fathers among the Saints the Grant also to those who pray with us the Grace of progress in right living, in Faith and
Spiritual Understanding. Grant that always worshipping Thee with fear and Love, they
Ierarhon, ke Ikoumenikon Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical may partake of Thy Holy Mysteries without guilt or condemnation, and be counted
Didaskalon: Vasiliou tou Megalou, Teachers: Basil the Great, Gregory worthy of Thy Heavenly Kingdom...
Grigoriou tou Theologon ke Ioannou THE PRIEST CONTINUES ALOUD:
the Theologian and John
tou Hrisostomou; Ananasiou ke
Kirillou, Patriarhon Alexandries... Chrysostom; Athanasios, Cyril [and Opos upo tou Kratous Sou pantote PRIESTFor being always guarded by Thy
John the Almsgiver] Patriarchs of filattomeni, Si Doxan Power, to Thee we ascribe Glory: ✞
Alexandria... anapempomen ✞ to Patri ke to Iio to the Father, and to the Son, and
ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke to the Holy Spirit, now and ever,
Nikolaou tou en Miris, Nektarios Of our Holy Father Nicholas,
is tous Eonas ton Eonon. and to the Ages of Ages.
Pentapolis, Spiridonos Episkopou Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the
Trimithountos, ton Thavmatourgon... Wonder0Worker, Nectarios of
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Pentapolis; Spyridon of Prayer of the Cherubic Hymn
WHILE THE CHERUBIC HYMN IS CHANTED, THE PRIEST READS THE FOLLOWING PRAYER AND TAKES THE HOLY GIFTS TO THE HOLY
Trimithountos... ALTAR.

Of the Holy and Glorious great Martyrs: ✽ Read The Following Prayer, Which Is Quietly Read By The Priest
Ton Agion Evdoxon Megalomartiron
Georgiou tou Tropeoforou, Dimitriou George the victorious, Demetrios the No one who is bound with the desires and pleasures of the flesh is worthy to
tou Mirovlitou, Theodorou tou Myrrh0flowing, Theodore Tyron and approach, or draw near, or to serve Thee, O King of Glory; for to serve Thee is
Tironos, Theodorou tou Stratilatou, great and awesome, even to the Heavenly Powers.
Theodore the General, Menas the
Mina tou Thavmtourgou, ke Yet, through Thine ineffable and boundless Love towards mankind, Thou unchangeably
Miracle0worker, and the and immutably became Man, and served as our High Priest, and as Lord of All, has
Ieromartirou Haralambos ke
Eleftheriou... Hieromartyrs, Charalambos and committed to us the celebration of this Liturgical and bloodless Sacrifice.
Eleftherios... For Thou alone, O Lord our God, rules over all things in Heaven and Earth, Who art
borne upon the Throne of the Cherubim, Who art the Lord of the Seraphim and King
Ton Agion Evdoxon, Megalon Martiron Of the Holy, Glorious, Great Martyrs, of Israel, Who alone art Holy and rest amongst Thy Saints.
Theklas, Varvaras, Anastasias, Thekla, Barbara, Anastasia, Wherefore, I implore Thee, Who alone art Good, and ready to listen: Look down upon
Ekjaterinis, Kiriakis, fotinis, Marinis, Catherine, Kyriaki, Photini, Marina, me, Thy sinful and unprofitable servant, and cleanse my soul and my heart from an
Paraskevis ke Irinis... evil conscience; and enable me by the Power of Thy Holy Spirit, Vested with the
Paraskevi and Irene... Grace of the Priesthood, to stand before this, Thy Holy Altar, and Consecrate Thy
Ton Agion Evdoxon ke Kallinikon Of the Holy, Glorious and Victorious Holy and Immaculate Body and Precious Blood. For to Thee I come, having bowed
Martiron... my head, and beseech Thee: Turn not Thy Face away from me, nor reject me from
Martyrs...
among Thy Children; but make me worthy, Thy sinful and unworthy servant, to
Ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron imon Of our Venerable and Godly Ascetic offer these Gifts to Thee.
ton en Askisei Lampsanton... Fathers... For Thou art the Offerer and the Offered, the Accepted and the Distributed, O Christ our
God, ✞ and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thine Eternal Father, and
Tou (Agiou tou Naou)... Of (the Patron of the Parish)... Thine All Holy, Good, and Life-giving Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron Of the Holy and Righteous Ancestors of Amen.
Ioakim ke Annis. ... .ke tin mnimin 23
God, Joachim and Anna... The Cherubic Hymn
episteloumen.
Ke Panton Sou ton Agion... I ta Herouvim mistikos PEOPLELet us who mystically
And of St (Name)…… whom we ikonizontes, ke ti Zoopio represent the Cherubim,
commemorate today, and of all Thy Triadi ton Trisagion and who sing the Thrice0
Saints... imnon prosadontes,
Holy Hymn to the Life0
pasan tin viotikin
Iketevomen Se, Mone Polielee Kyrie, We beseech Thee, the Only, Most
apothometha merimnan giving Trinity, put away
epakouson imon ton amartolon Merciful Lord: hear us sinners who all worldly care, that we
os ton Vasilea to olon
deomenon Sou ke eleison imas.
beseech Thee, and have mercy on us. ipodexomeni... may receive the King of
Kyrie Eleison [12] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [12] all
AFTER RECITING THE PRAYER OF THE CHERUBIC HYMN, THE PRIEST ALSO RECITES THE CHERUBIC HYMN AND OTHER HYMNS.

✞Elei, ke Iktirmis, ke Filanthropia tou PRIEST ✞Through the Mercies and


Monogenous Sou Iou, meth ou Bounties and Compassion of Thine
Evlogitos is, sin to Panagio, ke Only Begotten Son, with Whom Thou
Agatho, ke Zoopio Sou Pnevmati, nin art Blessed, together with Thine All
ke ai, ke is tous Eonas ton Eonon. Holy, and Good, and Life0giving
Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ages of Ages. 23
T H E C H E R U B I C H Y M N : WE ARE UNITED WITH THE HEAVENLY HOSTS BY SINGING CERTAIN SACRED HYMNS THAT ARE
SUNG IN THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD IN HEAVEN. THESE HYMNS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO US BY THE ANGELS OF GOD.

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Eti aftou lalountos idou! Nefeli Fotini And while he was still speaking, behold! Amin PEOPLE Amen
epeskiasen aftous; ke idou! Foni ek A Bright Cloud overshadowed them; Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone (7) Varys/Grave
tis Nefelis legous: Outos Estin O Iios and behold! A Voice came out of the
Mou O Agapitos, en O evdokisa. Epi tou Orous Metamorfothis, ke os Upon the Mountain Thou were
Cloud, saying: “This is My Beloved ehoroun i Mathite Sou tin Doxan Sou,
Aftou akouete! Transfigurerd and Thy Disciples
Son, in Whom I Am well pleased. Hriste O Theos etheasanto. Ina otan
Hear Him!” behold Thy Glory as much as they
Se idosi Stavroumenon, to men
were able, O Christ our God, so that
Ke akousantes i Mathite epeson epi And when the Disciples heard It, they pathos noisosin ekousion, to de
kosmo kirixosin, oti Si Iparhis Alithos, when they saw Thee Crucified, they
prosopon afton ke efovithisan sfodra. fell upon their faces and were
TOU PATROS TO APAVGASMA. might understand that Thy Passion
greatly afraid.
was deliberate12 and declare to the
Ke proselthon O Iisou ipsato afton ke But Jesus went and touched them, world that in Truth Thou art THE
ipen: Egerthite ke Mi fovisthe. saying: “Arise, and do not be FATHER’S RADIANCE!
afraid.” Oikos of Transfiguration – Tone (7) Varys/Grave
Eparantes de tous ofthalmous afton When they had lifted up their eyes, they
oudena idon i mi ton Iisoun monon. Egerethite i nothis, mi pantote hamerpis, Awake, you dull thoughts! Do not
saw no one but Jesus only. i sigkamptontes is gin tin psihin mou always be grovelling and bending my
Ke katavenonton afton apo tou orous
Then, as they went down from the logismi. Eparthite ke arthite is ipsos soul towards the earth! Arise, and
enetilato aftis O Iisous legon: Mi thias anavaseos. Prosdramoment
deni ipite to drama eos ou O Ios tou mountain, Jesus commanded them: go up to the Height of Divine Ascent!
Petro ke tis zebedeou, kea ma ekinis
Andropou ek nekron anasti. “Tell no one the Vision until the Son Let us run to join Peter and
to Thavorion Oros profthasomen, ina
of Man is Risen from the dead!” Zebedee’s sons, and with them go
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, doxa Si! idomen sin aftis tin Doxan tou Theou
PEOPLE ✞ Glory to Thee, O Lord, Glory to imon, Fonis de akousomen, is per directly to Mount Tabor; that with
Thee! anothen ikousan, ke ekirixan, TOU them we may see the Glory of our
Prayer for the Catechumens PATROS TO APAVGASMA! God, and may also hear the Voice
[BEFORE THE UNFOLDING OF THE ANTIMENSION]
THE PRIEST PRAYS QUIETLY:
QUIETLY
that they heard from Heaven, and
O Lord, our God, dwelling on High and beholding things below, Who for the Salvation of proclaim THE FATHER’S
mankind sent forth Thine Only Begotten Son, our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, look RADIANCE!
upon Thy servants the Catechumens, who have bowed their necks to Thee; and count Synaxarion of 6 August
them worthy in due time of the Washing of Rebirth, the Forgiveness of sins and the
Garment of Incorruption; unite them to Thy Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, and T i ς’ tou aftou minos, Anamnisis tis On the 6th day of this month we
number them with Thy choice Flock... Thias Metamorfoseos tou Kyriou ke Commemorate the Divine
Theou ke Sotiros imon Iisou Hristou. Transfiguration of our Lord and God
The Liturgy of the Faithful and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
THE FUNERAL OF OUR LORD
A fton i Doxa is tous eonas ton eonon. To Him be Glory and Dominion forever,
The Priest Unfolds The Antimension On The Holy Altar to the Ages of Ages

First Prayer of the Faithful


Amin. Amen
[AFTER THE UNFOLDING OF THE ANTIMENSION] The Katavasia of the Transfiguration – Tone (8) Plagal 4
THE PRIEST PRAYS QUIETLY: ODI 1 ODE 1
We thank Thee, Lord, God of the Powers of Heaven, for counting us worthy to stand even
now before Thy Holy Altar and humbly to seek Thy Compassion for our sins and for Stavro haraxas Mosis, ep evthias ravdo, When Moses inscribed a cross with his
those committed in ignorance by the people. tin Erithran dieteme, to Israil rod extended, he split the Red Sea
Receive our Supplications, O God; make us worthy to offer Thee Prayers and Entreaties tezefsanti; tin de epistreptikos, Farao for the Host of Israel who went on
and bloodless Sacrifices for all Thy people. tis armasi, krotisas inosen. En evrous
foot. Then crosswise he once again
And enable us, whom Thou has appointed to this Thy Ministry by the Power of Thy Holy diagrapsas, to anttiton oplon. Dio
Spirit, to invoke Thee at every time and place without blame and without Hristo asomen, to Theos imon. Oti struck it and reunited it over
condemnation, with the witness of a pure conscience, so that Thou may hear us and dedoxaste. Pharaoh’s chariots, portraying on its
be merciful to us in the abundance of Thy Goodness... surface the Invincible Weapon.13
The Second Prayer of the Faithful Therefore, to Christ our God, let us
THE PRIEST ENTERS THE SANCTUARY AND CONTINUES TO PRAY QUIETLY:
Again and many times we fall down before Thee and beseech Thee, Who art Good and the
Lover of mankind, that heeding our Prayer, Thou will cleanse our souls and bodies 12
T H E P A S S I O N O F C H R I S T WAS ACCORDING TO HIS OWN DIVINE WILL AND NOT ACCORDING TO THE PLOTS AND
from every defilement of flesh and spirit, and will grant us to stand without guilt or SCHEMES THAT BROUGHT IT ABOUT. CHRIST OFFERED HIMSELF VOLUNTARILY DUE TO HIS INFINITE LOVE FOR ALL
condemnation before Thy Holy Altar. MANKIND WHOM HE SET FREE FROM THE IMPRISONMENT OF DEATH BY ENTERING AND HARROWING HADES HIMSELF.
13
T H E I N V I N C I B L E W E A P O N IS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS – THE SIGN OF CHRIST’S VICTORY OVER EVIL.

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ODI 3
all sing, for He has been Glorified. The Holy Gospel
ODE 3 The Congregation Must Stand For The Holy Gospel 22

Ravdos is tipon tou Mystiriou The Rod is an archetype of the


paralamvanete. To vlasto gar Prayer of the Gospel
prokrini ton ierea. Ti stirevousi de Mystery; for it blossomed and thus
EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD ALSO RECITE THIS PRAYER BECAUSE ONLY BY DIVINE GRACE CAN THE
proin, Ekklisia nin exinthise, xilon chose the Priest from others. And WORD OF GOD CAN BEAR FRUIT IN OUR HEARTS!!

Stavrou, is kratos ke stereoma. now the Tree of the Cross, unto the Shine in our hearts, O Merciful Master, Who Loves mankind, the
formerly barren Church,14 has Pure Light of Thy Divine Knowledge, and open the eyes of our
minds to the understanding of Thy Gospel Teachings. Implant in
blossomed forth, as Power and a us also the fear of Thy Blessed Commandments, so that trampling
firm Support. down all desires of the flesh, we may enter upon a Spiritual Manner of living,
ODI 4 ODE 4 both thinking and doing the things that are well-pleasing to Thee; for Thou art
Isakikoa Kyrie, tis ikonomias Sou to I have heard the Report, O Lord, of Thy the Illumination of our souls and bodies, O Christ our God, ✞ and to Thee we
Mystirion, katevoisa ta Erga Sou, ke Dispensation’s amazing Mystery. I ascribe glory together with Thine Eternal Father, and Thine All Holy Good and
edoxasa tou tin Theotita. Life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen
considered well Thy Mighty Works;
wherefore, Thy Divinity I Glorify! Sofia! Orthi! Akousomen tou Agiou Wisdom! Rise!
PRIEST Let us hear the
ODI 5 ODE 5 Evangeliou... Holy Gospel.
O Trismakariston Xilon! En O etathi O Tree,15 Thou art thrice0Blessed, for Irini pasi ✞ Peace be unto all.
Hristos, O Vasilefs ke Kyrios; di ou Christ our King and our Lord was
peptoken O Xilo apatisas, to en Si We Bow Our Heads To Receive The Blessing
hung outstretched on Thee of old.
deleasthis, Theo to prospagenti sarki,
to parehonti tin irinin tes psihes
Through Thee the devil who Ke to pnevmati sou PEOPLE And to thy spirit
deceived mankind is fallen – by a
imon.
Tree – for he himself was snared by
Ek tou kata Agiou Evangeliou to PRIESTThe reading from the Holy
...anognosma Gospel according to St Matthew
God Who was crucified in the Flesh
upon Thee, and Who grants His
Proshomen! Let us attend!
ODI 6 Peace to our souls. BY BOWING DOWN TO GOD IN REVERENCE & BY MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS WE EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR HIS
DIVINE WORD AND WISDOM THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO HEAR
Notiou thiros en splaghnis, Palamas ODE 6

Ionas, Stavroidos diekpetasas, to When Jonah was in the belly of the sea ✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞Glory to Thee, O Lord; Glory
Sotirion pathos prodietipou safos. creature, and his hands in cruciform to Thee!
Othen triimeros ekdis, tin were outstretched, he thus clearly
iperkosmion Anastasin iperzografise, The Holy Gospel According to St Matthew 17 : 1 – 9
prefigured the Saving Passion of
tou sarki prospagentos Hristou tou
Christ. Whence, after three days, he
Ke meth imeras ex paralamvani O At that time, after six days, Jesus led
Theou, ke triimero egersi, ton kosmon Iisous ton Petron ke Iakovon ke Peter, James and his brother, John,
fotisantos. emerged, depicting thus the Ioannin ton adelfon aftou ke anaferi up a high mountain by themselves.
supermundange Resurrection from aftous is Oros ipsilon kat idian.
the dead of our God Who was And He was Transfigured before them.
Ke Metemorfothi emprosthen afton.
physically nailed to the Cross and by And His Face shone like the sun, and
His Third0day Arising, Illumined the
Ke elampse to Prosopon Aftou os O ilios, His garments became as white as the
ta de imatia Aftou egeneto lefka os to
Universe. Light.
ODI 7 ODE 7
Fos.
Eknoon prostagma tyyrannou dissevous, The impious tyrant’s preposterous Ke idou! ofthisan aftis Mosis ke Ilias me And behold! Moses and Elijah appeared
laous eklonise, pneon apilis ke atou sillalountes. to them, speaking with Jesus.
Decree disturbed the populace,
disfimias theostigous. Omos tris
breathing threats and blasphemous Apokrithis de O Petros ipe to Isou: Then Peter said to Jesus: “Lord, it is
Pedas ouk edimatose, thimos thiriodis Kyrie, kalon estin imas ode ine! I good for us to be here! If Thou so
ou pir bromion. All antihounti pronouncements hateful to God. Yet
thelis, piisomen ode tris skinas, si wish, let us make three tabernacles
drosovolo pnevmati, piri sinontes the Three Youths were not afraid of (shelters): one for Thee, one for Moses
mian, ke Mosi mian ke mian Ilia.
epsallon. O iperimnitos ton Pateron the bestial anger or the roaring fire. and one for Elijah.”
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STANDING THIS IS A PRACTICE
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THE FORMERLY BARREN CHURCH IS THE HEBREW CHURCH OF THE OLD COVENANT THAT MERELY PREPARED MANKIND FROM ANTIQUITY AND SHOWS THE RESPECT WHICH WE HAVE FOR THE WORD OF GOD. GOD ALSO IT MAY BE TAKEN AS AN
FOR THE PERFECT, REDEEMING AND SALVIFIC NEW COVENANT WITH GOD – THE DIVINE TRUTH , TEACHING AND EXPRESSION OF OUR READINESS TO CARRY OUT WHATEVER WE HEAR; THAT IS TO SAY: WALK IN THE WAY OF OUR
WORSHIP OF CHRIST’S ETERNAL CHURCH. LORD!
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Eonion Vasilian tou Kyriou imon ke Everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and whistling in opposition to the fire,
Sotiros Iisou Hristou. Saviour, Jesus Christ. they sang: O Supremely Praised:
Dio ouk ameliso di imas ipomimniskin For this reason, I will not be negligent Thou art Blessed, O our God and the
peri touton, keper idotas ke in reminding you always of these God of our Fathers!
ODI 8 ODE 8
estirigmenous en ti Parousi Alithia. Things, although you know and are
established in the Present Truth. ✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ✞We Praise, we Bless and we Worship
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion. the Lord.
Dikeon de igoume, ef’ oson imi en touto I certainly believe it is correct, as long
Evlogite Pedes, tis Triados isarithmi, Equal in number to the Trinity, O
to skinomati, diegirin imas en as I am in this “tent,” to stir you up
dimiourgon Patera Theon. Imnite Pious Youths, Bless God the Father
ipomnisi - idox oti tahini estin i by reminding you – knowing that ton sigkatavanta Logon, ke to pir is and Maker of all, and also praise the
apotheosis tou skinomatos mou - shortly I must put off my “tent” 0 droson metapiisanta. Ke iperipsoute, Word Who condescended and Who
kathos ke O Kyrios imon Iisous Hristo
just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed to pasi Zoin parehon, Pnevma
edilose mi. changed the fire in the furnace into
me. Panagion is tous eonas.
Dew; the All Holy Spirit Who grants
Spoudaso de ke ekastote ehin imas meta Furthermore, I will be careful to ensure Life to all Creation, also exalt
tin emin exodon tin touton mnimin that you always have a reminder of supremely to the Ages.
piisthe. Ou gar sesofismenis mithis these Things after my repose. For
exakolouthisantes egnorisamen imin The Magnificat
we did not follow cunningly devised Standing Before The Holy Icon Of The Ever Blessed Theotokos, The Priest Declares The Following, After Which He
tin tou Kyriou imon Iisou Hristou
fables when we made known to you Censes The Sanctuary, Holy Icons And Congregation.
Dinamin ke Parousian, all epopte
genithentes tis ekinou Megaliotitos. the Power and the Coming of our ✞Tin Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos en ✞The
Theotokos and Mother of the
Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye0 imnis timontes meglinomen. Light: let us honour and extol in
witnesses of His Majesty. song.
Lavon gar para Theou Patros Timin ke For He received from God the Father The Bells Are Rung At This Point
Doxan Fonis enetheisis Afto tiasde ipo Honour and Glory when such a Voice Transfiguration - Katavasia of the 9th Ode – Canon 1 – Tone 4
tis Megaloprepous Doxis: Outos came to Him from the Excellent IRMOS: O Tokos Sou afthoros edihthi. IRMOS: Thy Childbirth occurred without
Estin O Iios Mou O Agapitos, is on
Glory: “This is My Beloved Son, in Theos ek lagonon Sou proilthe, corruption. For it was God wearing
ego evdokisa!
Whom I Am well pleased!” sarkoforos, os ofthi epi gis, ke tis Flesh Who came forth from Thy
anthropis sinanestrafi. Se Theotoke,
Ke taftin tin Foni imis ikousamen ex And we heard this Voice, which came
dio panates Megalinomen.
Virginal Womb. He has Appeared
Ouranou enehthisan, sin Afto ontes from Heaven when we were with Him on earth and made His Dwelling
en to Ori to Agio. on the Holy Mountain. among mankind. Therefore, O
Ke ehomen veveoteron ton Profitikon And so we have the Prophetic Word Theotokos, we magnify Thee.
Logon, O kalos piite prosehontes os confirmed, which you do well to Transfiguration Troparia
Lihno fenonti en afhmiro topo, eos ou
imera diavgasi ke fosforos anatili en heed as a Light that shines in a dark ✞Doxa Si, O Theos imon! Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, our God! Glory to
tes kardies imon, touto proton place, until the Day dawns and the Thee!
ginoskontes, oti pasa Profitia Grafis Morning Star rises in your hearts; Sintromi keni fotohisia, athroos i Trembling at the New and Brilliant
idias epiliseos ou ginete.... knowing this first, that no Prophecy Mathite ellamfthentes, pros allilous Shining, suddenly Illumined, the
of Scripture is of any private eoron, ke prinis is gin katapesontes, si Disciples looked at one another, and,
interpretation... to Despoti ton apanton prosekinisan. falling down with their faces to the
THE READER RECEIVES THE BLESSING OF THE PRIEST, AND KISSES HIS RIGHT HAND AS HE RETURNS
THE APOSTOLOS TO THE PRIEST WHO KEEPS IT ON THE HOLY ALTAR.
ground, they worshipped Thee, the
Sovereign Master of the Universe.
Irini tou anagnostou PRIEST Peace be to the Reader ✞Doxa Si, O Theos imon! Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, our God! Glory to
Allilouia [3] PEOPLE Alleluia [3] Thee!
Ihos ek Nefelis anepempeto, theoktipos A sound thundering from God was sent
veveon to Thavma. O Patir gar ton
up from the Cloud verifying the
Foton, Outos estin Iios O Agapitos
Mou, tis Apostolis anevoa, ou Wonder. For the Father of Light
akouete. cried aloud to the Apostles: This is
My Beloved Son! Listen to Him!
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Thee! ✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Kena katidontes ke paradoxa, Fonis Having seen Strange and Marvellous Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, Now and
Patrikis enotisthentes, en Thavor is Wonders, and having heard the Voice eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages.
tou Logou ipirete, ekmagion tou of the Father on Mount Tabor, the Amin Amen
arhetipou, Outos iparhi anevoon O
Servants of the Word cried out ✞Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. ✞ Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us
Sotir imon.
proclaiming to the whole world: He
The Congregation Must Stand
is our Saviour and the Impress of the
Archetype! Dynamis! PRIEST With Strength!
✞Doxa Si, O Theos imon! Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, our God! Glory to Dynamis! CHOIR With Strength!
Thee!
✞ Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios
PEOPLE ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Ikon aparallakte tou ontos, akinite Invariable Image of the One Who is, the Athanatos, eleison imas Immortal, have mercy upon us
sfragis analloiote, Iie Loge Sofia ke Seal that is neither moved nor
Vrahion, dexia Ipsistou stehenos, Se
The Prayer of the Trisagion
altered: Son and Logos and Wisdom WHILE THE CHOIR CHANTS THE TRISAGION HYMN THIS PRAYER IS SILENTLY RECITED BY THE PRIEST:
animnoument, sin Patri te ke to
Pnevmati. and Arm, and Right Hand and O Holy God, Who rests among Thy Saints, Who art glorified by the Cherubim, and
Strength of the Most High, ✞ we all praised by the Seraphim with a Thrice-Holy Voice, and worshipped by all the
Hosts of Heaven; Thou Who has brought all things out of nothingness into being;
extol Thee with the Father and the Thou Who has created man in Thine Own Image and Likeness, and has adorned
Spirit! him with all Thy Favours; Thou Who grant to the suppliant Wisdom and Prudence,
Transfiguration - Second Canon – Tone (8) Plagal 4 and does not neglect the sinner, but has set forth the Way of Repentance unto
Salvation; Thou Who has accounted us, Thy humble and unworthy servants,
IRMOS Efrixe pasa akoi, tin aporriton IRMOS All hearers shuddered when they worthy to stand at this time before the Glory of Thy Holy Altar, and to bring to
Theou sigkatavasin, opos O ipistos, heard the unheard of Thee due adoration and praise; do Thou, O Master, accept even from the mouth
Theos katilthe ke mehri somatos, Condescension of God to us: that of us sinners, the Thrice-Holy Hymn and visit us in Thy Righteousness; forgive us
Parthenikis apo gastros, genomenos all our transgressions, voluntary and involuntary; Sanctify our souls and bodies;
voluntarily the Most High came and grant, that we may worship Thee in Holiness all the days of our life, through
anthropos; dio tin ahranton,
Theotokon i Pisti Megalinomen. down, yea even Incarnate, and from the Intercessions of the Holy Theotokos and all the Saints, who from the
a Virgin’s Womb was born, beginning of time have pleased Thee; for Thou, our God, art Holy, and to Thee
becoming Man from Her. Hence the we ascribe Glory, ✞ to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Immaculate Theotokos we believers ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
now Magnify. The Apostolos – The Epistle
THE TEACHING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
Transfiguration Troparia
The Congregation May Sit While The Epistle Is Read
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THE READER READS THE APOSTOLOS OF THE DAY WHILE THE PRIEST CENSES THE ALTAR.
✞Doxa Si, O Theos imon! Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, our God! Glory to
Thee! The Second Epistle of St Peter 1 : 10 – 19
Ina Sou dixis emfanos, tin aporriton That Thou might deliberately reveal PAR TAK E R S O F TH E D I VI NE NATURE & TH E TR UTH O F TH E APO STO LI C TE STI MO NI E S & TE ACH I NG S
[PROKEIMENON OF THE DAY)
defteran katasasin, opos O ipsistos Thine Unutterable Second Descent READER o Lord, how magnificent art Thy
Theos ofthisi estos en meso Theon, tis to come, how Thou, the Most High Works!
Apostolis en Thavor, Mosi sin Ili ate, God, will be seen standing int he Proshomen! PRIEST Let us attend
arritos elampsas. Dio pantes Se
Hriste Megalinomen.
midst of gods, Thou ineffably shone [PROKEIMENON OF THE DAY)
READER Bless the Lord, O my soul!
forth upon Moses and Elias and on
Sofia! PRIEST Wisdom!
the Apostles, O Lord, on Mount
..... to anagnosma READER The Second Epistle of St Peter
Tabor. Wherefore we Magnify Thee,
O Christ. Proshomen! PRIESTLet us attend

✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Adelfi: Dio mallon, spoudasate vevean READER: Brethren: be even more diligent
and to the Holy Spirit imon tin klisin ke eklogin piisthe. to ensure your Call and Election, for
Tafta gar pisountes ou mi ptesite if you do these Things you will never
pote; Outo gar plousios stumble; for such an Entrance will be
epihorigithisete imin i eisodos is tin
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Apolytikion of St Gerasimos Defte mi pithesthe lai! Anavantes is to Come, O People! Hear me! Let us
Ton Orthodoxon prostatin ke somati Come, let us believers laud the Divine Oros to Agion, to epouranion ailos ascend that Mountain: Holy and
Angelon, ke Thavmatourgon Gerasimos Newly Revealed to us as a stomen en poli zontos Theou. Ke Heavenly, and immaterialy stand in
Theoforon Neofaventa imin, Champion of the Orthodox: a God- epoptevsomen noi Theotita ailon,
the City of the Living God. Let us
epeneoen Pisti Thiou Gerasimon, oti mantled Angel in the flesh and Patros ke Pnevmatos, en Io Monogeni
Apastraptousan! noetically behold the Immaterial
Axios para Theou Apilipsen, iamaton Wonderworker; for worthily he
Divinity of the Father and the Spirit,
tin aenaon harin, ponnisi tous received of God the never-ending Gift
nosountas ke demonontas iate. Dio ke of Healing to heal the sick and to shining forth in the Only Begotten
tis timosin afton, vrii iamata restore to health the afflicted. Son!
Wherefore he overflows with healing Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages.
for those who honour him. eonon.
Apolytikion of St Mark the Apostle & Evangelist – Tone 320 Amin. Amen
Apostole Agie, ke Evangelista O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark, Ethelxas potho me Hriste, ke illiosas to Thou has enraptured me,16 O Christ,
Marke,Presveve to Eleimoni Theo, ina Intercede with our Merciful God to Thio Sou Eroti. Alla kataflexon, piri
ptesmaton afesin, parashi tes psihes grant Remission of sins to our souls. with yearning for Thee, and
imon. ailo tas amartias mou, ke emplisthine
transformed with Divine Love, I
tis en Si trifis kataxioson, ina tas dio
skirton, Megalino Agathe Parousias beseech Thee: completely consume
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Sou. with Immaterial Fire all
and to the Holy Spirit
THE FAITHFUL HAVING RECEIVED THE APPEARANCE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, WITH JOY AND THANKSGIVING, my sins. And count me worthy to
QUIETLY PRAY
be filled with Delight in Thee, that I
✞ Evlogimenos O erhomenos en Onomati ✞ Blessed is He Who comes in the Name may jubilantly Magnify both Thy
Kyriou. Theos Kyrios ke epefanen of the Lord! God is the Lord and has
Comings.
imin appeared to us!
Kontakion of the Transfiguration – Tone (7) Varys/Grave Transfiguration Ode 9 – Katavasia – Tone (8) Plagal 4
Epi tou Orous Metamorfothis, ke os Upon the Mountain Thou were Mystikos i Theotoke Paradisos, Mystical Paradise art Thou, O
ehoroun i Mathite Sou tin Doxan Sou, Transfigurerd and Thy Disciples Ageorgitos Vlastisasa Hriston, ef ou Theotokos, for without wedlock
Hriste O Theos etheasanto. Ina otan to tou Stavrou Zoiforon en gi Thou hast blossomed Christ, by
behold Thy Glory as much as they
Se idosi Stavroumenon, to men pefitourgite Dendron. Di ou nin
were able, O Christ our God, so that Whom the very Life0Bearing Tree of
pathos noisosin ekousion, to de ipsoumenou, proskinountes Afton, Se
kosmo kirixosin, oti Si Iparhis Alithos, when they saw Thee Crucified, they Megalinomen the Cross has been planted in the
tou Patros to Apavgasma. might understand that Thy Passion earth. As it is now exalted, we
was deliberate and declare to the thereby worship Him and Thee we
world that in Truth Thou art the Magnify.
Father’s Radiance! Another Transfiguration Katavasia
The Trisagion or Thrice Holy Hymn O dia vroseos tou xilou, to geni To humanity Death came through
Ton Kyriou deithomen PRIEST Let us pray to the Lord prosgenomenos Thanatos, di Stavrou eating from the Tree then in
katirgite simeron. Tis gar promitoros
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
i pangenis katara dialelite, to vlasto
Paradise. But through the Cross
today it is neutralised. The primal
Oti Agios i O Theos imon ke si tin Doxan PRIEST For Thou our God art Holy, and tis Agnis Theomitoros. In pase e
Mother’s Curse affecting the entire
Dinamis ton Ouranon Megalinousin.
anapempomen, ✞ to Patri ke to Io ke unto Thee we ascribe Glory, ✞ to Race has been dissolved by the
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous the Father, and to the Son, and to the Offspring of the Pure Mother of God.
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the And Her do all the Powers of the
ages of ages Heaven forever Magnify.
Amin Amen
PEOPLE

✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Athanatos, eleison imas. [3] Immortal, have mercy upon us [3]

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Small Litany Apolytikion of the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels
Eti ke eti, en irini tou Kyriou PRIEST Again,yet again, in peace let us Ton Ouranion Stration Arhistratigi, O ye Foremost of the Heavenly Hosts, we
deithomen. pray to the Lord. disopoumen imas imis i anazii, ina who are unworthy, beseech You that
tes imon deisesi, tehisite imas, skepi by Your Petitions You encompass us
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy ton pterigon, tis aflou imon doxis,
with the shadow of Your Immaterial
Glory, preserving us who kneel and
Antilavou soson, Eleison ke PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon frourountes imas prospiptontas, cry ceaselessly: Deliver us from
diafilaxon imas o Theos, ti Si us, and protect us, O God, by Thy ektenos ke Voontas. Ek ton kindinon oppressions, since You are the Princes
Hariti litrosasthe imas, os Taxiarhe ton ano of the Ranks of Dominions on High.
Grace.
Dinamenon.
Amin/Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Amen/Lord have mercy
✞ Tis Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere
Apolytikion of St George the Great Martyr
PRIEST ✞ Remembering our Most Holy, All
Vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis
Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious Lady, Os ton ehmaloton Eleftherotis, ke ton As Liberator of prisoners, and the
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou ptohon iperaspistis, asthenounton Protector of those in poverty, Physician
Marias meta panton ton Agion Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary, of the sick and Defender of ruling
latros, Vasileon ipermahos, Tropeofore
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke together with all the Saints, let us Kings, O George Triumphant Great
Megalomarti Georgie, Presveve Hristo
alilous ke pasan tin Zoin imon commit ourselves and one another, Martyr, Intercede with Christ our God,
to Theo, Sothine tas psihas imon. that our souls may be Saved.
Hristo to Theo parathometha. and our whole Life to Christ our God.
Apolytikion of the Holy Trinity
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God
✞Evlogitos i Hriste O Theos imon, O ✞Blessed art Thou, Christ our God, Who
✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, O Lord! Pansofous tous aliis anadixas, filled the Fishermen with Wisdom by
katapempsas aftis to Pnevma to sending down the Holy Spirit upon
✞Oti Se Enousi pase e Dinamis ton PRIEST For all the Powers of Heaven praise
Agion, ke di Afton tin ikoumenin them, and Who, through them, has
Ouranon, ke Si tin doxan Thee, and unto Thee we ascribe Glory: saginefsas, Filanthrope: Doxa Si! united the world: Glory to Thee, O
anapempousi, to Patri, ke to Io, ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is
✞ to the Father, and to the Son, and Lover of Mankind!
tous eonas ton eonon. to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and Apolytikion of the Annunciation
unto Ages of Ages. Simeron tis Sotirias imon to Kefaleon, ke Today is the Crown of our Salvation and
Amin PEOPLE Amen tou ap’ Eonos Mistiriou i fanerosis. O the manifestation of the Eternal
Praises to the Lord Ios tou Theou, Ios tis Parthenou Mystery: the Son of God becomes Son
ginete, ke Gavriil tin Harin of the Virgin, and Gabriel announces
✞Agios Kyrios O Theos imon! [3] ✞Holy is the Lord our God [3] Evangelizete. Dio sin afto ti the Good Tidings of Grace.
Theotioko voisomen. Here Therefore, let us also join him and
Ipsoute Kyrion ton Theon imon ke Exalt the Lord our God; and bow down Keharitomeni O Kyrios meta Sou! cry aloud to the Theotokos: Hail,
Proskinite to ipopodio ton Podon before His Footstool Thou Who art Full of Grace: the Lord
Aftou. is with Thee!
Oti Agios esti For He is Holy [3 RD
TIME] Apolytikion of St Nicholas the Wonderworker– Tone 4
The Exapostilarion of Transfiguration Kanona Pisteos ke Ikona Praotitos, As Rule of the Faith and Image of
engratias Didaskalon anedixe Se ti Gentleness, and Teacher of
Fos Anallioton Loge, Fotos Patros O Logos, Light Unaltered of Light,
Pimni Sou i ton pragmaton Alithia. Temperance Thou were exhibited to
Agennitou, en to fanenti Foti Sou, Unbegotten Father, we have beheld Dia touto ekomiso ti tapinosi ta ipsila, Thy Flock, by the Truth of the
simeron en Thavorio, Fos Idomen ton Light of the Father, and Light of the ti ptohia ta plousia. Pater Ierarha evidence. Thus Thou acquired
Patera, Fos ke to Pnevma,
All Holy Spirit today in Thy Light Nikolae, Presveve Hristo to Theo, Elevation through Humility,
Fotagogoun pasan ktisin.(3)
appearing upon Mount Tabor, Sothine tas psihas imon. Abundance through Poverty. O
Guiding with Light all Creation! (3) Father and Hierarch Nicholas:
Intercede with Christ our God, so
Lauds: The Praises to God - Psalm 148 – Tone (5) Plagal 1 that our souls may be Saved!
PRAISES TO THE LORD FROM ALL CREATION
St Andrew the First Called Apostle – Tone 4
Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the Os ton Apostolon Protoklitos, ke tou As first of the Apostles to receive the
afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest. korifeou Aftadelphos, ton Despotin Call, and very Brother of the Prince
to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God. ton olon Andrea iketeve, Irinin ti of them, Intercede O Andrew, with
ikoumeni dorisasthe, ke tes psihes the Master of us all: Peace to all the
imon Mega Eleos. world to grant, and to our souls His
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Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the Enite afton, pantes i Angelli aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine
Enite afton, pase e Dinamis aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Everlasting Light on us sinners. O
Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
Giver of Light: Glory to Thee!
Prayer of the Entrance Transfiguration Prosomia Stichera - Tone 4
LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!
WHILE THE APOLYTIKION IS CHANTED THE PRIEST QUIETLY RECITES:
O Master, Lord our God, Who hast appointed in Heaven Legions and Hosts of Angels Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;
and Archangels for the Service of Thy Glory, grant that with our entrance there Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the
may be an Entrance of Holy Angels, serving with us and glorifying Thy Goodness; Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty.
for to Thee are due all Glory, Honour and Worship, to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit; now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen
Pro tou Timiou Stavrou Sou ke tou Before Thou went to Thy Precious Cross
Pathous, lavon ous proekrinas ton and Passion, taking those Holy
STANDING BEFORE THE ROYAL GATES THE PRIEST SLOWLY LIFTS THE HOLY GOSPEL ABOVE HIS HEAD AND MAKES THE SIGN OF Ieron Mathiton, pros to Thavorion Disciples whom Thou had specially
THE CROSS WITH IT
Despota, anilthes Oros, dixa thelisas
Sofia! Orthi! PRIESTWisdom! Arise! toutis tin Doxan Sou. I ke katidontes
chosen, O Lord, Thou went up with
Se Metamorfoumenon, ke iper ilion them onto Mount Tabor, wishing to
✞ OTI PARA SI PIGI PEOPLE ✞ FOR WITH THEE IS
reveal to them Thy Glory as Thou
ZOIS, KYRIE, EN TO THE FOUNTAIN OF lampsanta, prinis pesontes, tin
FOTI SOU OPSOMETHA LIFE; IN THY LIGHT WE Dinastian Sou Kateplagisan, did. And when they beheld Thee so
FOS! SHALL SEE LIGHT. anavoontes. Si to ahronon, Fos Transfigured and they saw that Thou
Iparhis Hriste ke Apavgasma, tou were shining brighter than the sun,
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God Patros, i ke Thelon, sarx orathis
Soson imas Iie Theou, O O Analliotos they fell down, astounded by Thine
Son of God,
EN TO ORI TO THAVOR Authority, crying out: Thou art the
TRANSFIGURED UPON
METAMORFOTHIS, MOUNT TABOR, Save Timeless Light, and the Father;s
psallontas Si: Allilouia! us who sing to Thee: Bright Radiance, even though Thy
Alleluia Willingly became Flesh without
Apolytikion of the Transfiguration change and were thus beheld.
Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God, Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy harp.
Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could
Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the
Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine Pro tou Timiou Stavrou Sou ke tou Before Thou went to Thy Precious Cross
Everlasting Light on us sinners. O Pathous, lavon ous proekrinas ton and Passion, taking those Holy
Giver of Light: Glory to Thee! Ieron Mathiton, pros to Thavorion Disciples whom Thou had specially
Apolytikion of the Patron Saint or Feast of Parish Church 19 Despota, anilthes Oros, dixa thelisas
chosen, O Lord, Thou went up with
 APPLY THE APPROPRIATE HYMN OF YOUR PARISH HERE toutis tin Doxan Sou. I ke katidontes
 THE CONGREGATION SHOULD SING THE HYMN TO THE PARISH PATRON SAINT/FEAST WITH THE Se Metamorfoumenon, ke iper ilion them onto Mount Tabor, wishing to
CHOIR lampsanta, prinis pesontes, tin reveal to them Thy Glory as Thou
Apolytikion of the Dormition of the Ever Blessed Theotokos Dinastian Sou Kateplagisan, did. And when they beheld Thee so
anavoontes. Si to ahronon, Fos
En ti Gennisi tin Parthenian efilaxas. En In giving Birth, O Theotokos, Thou hast
Iparhis Hriste ke Apavgasma, tou
Transfigured and they saw that Thou
ti Kimisi ton kosmon ou katelipes retained Thy Virginity, and in Falling were shining brighter than the sun,
Theotoke. Metestis pros tin Zoin, Asleep, Thou hast not forsaken the Patros, i ke Thelon, sarx orathis
they fell down, astounded by Thine
Mitir iparhousa tis Zois. Ke tes world. Thou who art the Mother of Analliotos
Presvies tes ses litromeni, ek thanatou Life, hast passed over into Life, and Authority, crying out: Thou art the
tas psihas imon. by Thy Prayers Thou delivers our Timeless Light, and the Father;s
souls from death. Wherefore, by Bright Radiance, even though Thy
Thine Intercessions, deliver our souls Willingly became Flesh without
from death
change and were thus beheld.
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute.

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THE A P O L Y T I K I A O F T H E P A T R O N S A I N T S IN WHOSE HONOUR THE PARISH CHURCH HAS BEEN NAMED, ARE CHANTED AT
THIS POINT OF THE DIVINE LITURGY. T h e C o n g r e g a t i o n S h o u l d S i n g T h e H y m n T o T h e P a r i s h P a t r o n
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O pro Eonon iparhon Theos Logos, O O God the Word Who exists before the Oti Agathos ke filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou, O God, art Good and
Fos os Imation pervallomenos, ages, Who covers Thyself with Light iparhis ke Si tin doxan lovest mankind, and unto Thee we
Metamorfoumenos emprosthen, ton as with a garment; O Lord, Thou were anapempomen to ✞ Patri ke to Iio ascribe Glory, ✞ to the Father, and
Mathiton Sou, iper ton ilion Loge ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is
Transfigured before the sight of Thy to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
elmpsas. Mosis ke Ilias de, Si tous eonas ton eonon.
paristikisan, nekron ke zonton Se Disciples and shone, O Logos, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.
Kyrion, dilopiountes, ke Sou brighter than the sun. Moses and Amin PEOPLE Amen
doxazontes tin aporriton, Ikonomian Elias stood by You confirming that
ke to Eleos, ke tin pollin sigkatavasin,
The Small Entrance:
Thou art truly the Lord of both the THE COMING OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD
di is esosas kosmon, amarties living and the dead. And they
apollimenon. The Congregation Must Stand
doxologized17 Thine Ineffable Mercy
Transfiguration – Third Antiphon & Apolytikion
and Dispensation, and Thy Great During The Week We Omit The Shaded Verses
Condescension by which Thou has
saved the wold that was lost in
STIHOS Ta elei Sou Kyrie, is ton eona VERSE I will sing of Thy Mercies forever,
asome O Lord ... (PSALM 88:2)
transgressions and perishing in sin.
Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals;
Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God,
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could
the Lord. Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the
Parthenikis ek Nefelis Se tehthnta, ke When Thy Disciples were with Thee, Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine
sark genomenon, ke pros to Oros the Voice of the Father explicitly Everlasting Light on us sinners. O
Thavor, Metamorfoumenon Kyrie, ke declared Thee as His own Beloved Giver of Light: Glory to Thee!
ti Nefeli ti fotini Se perikikloumenon, Son, of the same Essence, sharing STIHOS Exomologisonte i Ourani ta VERSE The Heaven shall praise Thy
Foni tou Gennitoros, Agapiton Se
the same Throne, in Whom He is Thavmasia Sou, Kyrie Wonder, O Lord; and Thy Truth in
Iion, ton Thathiton simparonton Si,
safos edilou, os omoousion ke well0pleased, O Thou Who from a the Congregation of Saints...
omothronon. Othen O Petros Virgin Cloud were Born, becoming Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the
ekplittomenos: Kalon ode estin ine Flesh, and were Transfigured, O Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God,
elege, mi idos O elali, Evergeta Sovereign Lord, upon Mount Tabor, Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy
Polielee. encompassed by a brightly shining Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could
Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the
Cloud. Wherefore Peter said in
Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine
astonishment: “O Master, it is good
Everlasting Light on us sinners. O
that we are here!” not knowing what Giver of Light: Glory to Thee!
he said, O Benefactor rich in Mercy.
STIHOS Makarios O laos O ginoskon VERSE Blessed are those who know the
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, alalagmon... sound of Joy...
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
eonon. forever, and to the ages of ages. Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the
Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God,
Amin Amen Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy
TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
IHOS (8) PLAGAL 4 Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could
Christ took Peter, James and John Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the
Parelaven O Hristos, ton Petron, ke and
Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine
Iakovon ke Ioannin, is Oros ipsilon led them up on a High Mountain by Everlasting Light on us sinners. O
kat idian. Ke Metemorfothi themselves; and He was Giver of Light: Glory to Thee!
emprosthen afton, ke elampse to Transfigured before them; and His
prosopon aftou, egeneto lefka os to STIHOS Kyrie en to Foti tou Prosopou Sou VERSE They shall walk, O Lord, in the
Face shone like the sun, and His
Fos. Ke ofthisan Moisis ke Ilias met’ porevsote, ke en to Onomati Sou Light of Thy Countenance; in Thy
aftou sillalountes. Ke Nefeli fotini garments became as white as the agalliasonte olin tin imera. name shall they be exalted...
Light. Moses and Elijah appeared to
epeskiasen aftous, ke idou Foni ek tis Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the
Nefelis legousa. Outos estin O Ios them, speaking with Him. Then a Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God,
Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy
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Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO ORI TO O Son of God, TRANSFIGURED UPON Mou O Agapitos, en O iidokisa. Aftou Bright Cloud overshadowed them;
THAVOR METAMORFOTHIS, akouete! and suddenly a Voice came out of
MOUNT TABOR, Save us who sing to
psallontas Si: Allilouia! Thee: Alleluia the Cloud, saying: “This is My
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ages. Beloved Son, in Whom I Am well-
eonon. pleased. Listen to Him!”
The Great Doxology
Amin. Amen The Bells Are Rung And All The Lights Are Switched On
✞ Doxa Patri ke Iio ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, ✞Doxa si to dixanti to Fos. ✞ Glory to Thee Who has shown us the
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke ai ke is tous and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Light!
eonas ton eonon. ever, and to the ages of ages.
Amin Amen ✞Doxa en ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini, ✞ Glory to God in the Highest, and on
Third Antiphon – Tone 1 en anthropis Evdokia. earth Peace, Goodwill among men.
Imnoumen Se, Evlogoumen Se, We praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we
THE PRIEST QUIETLY PRAYS WHILE THE THIRD ANTIPHON IS CHANTED:
Proskinoumense, Doxologoumen Se, Worship Thee, we Glorify Thee, we
O Thou Who has given us Grace at this time with one accord to make our common
supplications to Thee, and promises, that when two or three are gathered together Efharistoumen Si, dia tin Megalin Sou give Thee Thanks for Thy Great
in Thy Name, Thou will grant their Petitions: fulfil now, O Lord, the Petitions of Thy Doxan. Glory.
servants, as may be the most expedient for them; granting us in this world
Knowledge of Thy Truth, and in the world to come Life Everlasting
✞ Kyrie Vasilef, Epouranie Thee, Pater ✞ Lord, King, God of Heaven, Father
Pantokrator; Kyrie Ie Monogenes, Isou
Almighty: Lord, Only Begotten Son,
Hriste, ke Agion Pnevma.
O Monogenis Ios ke Logos tou Theou O Only Begotten Son and Word of God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.
Athanatos iparhon ke Who being Immortal, yet deigned for Kyrie O Theos, O Amnos tou Theou, O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the
katadexamenos dia tin imeteran our Salvation to be Incarnate Ios tou Patros, O eron tin amartian Father, Who takes away the sin of
Sotirian sarkothine ek tis Agia
through the Holy Theotokos and tou Kosmou, eleison imas, O eron tas the world, have mercy on us; O
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias,
Ever0Virgin Mary, and without amartias tou kosmou. Thou Who takes away the sins of the
atreptos enanthropisas, stavrothis te,
Hriste O Theos, thanato thanaton change became Man; and was world.
patisas, ✞is on tis Agias Triados crucified, O Christ our God, Prosdexe tin deisin imon, O kathimenos Receive our Prayer, Thou Who sittest on
sindoxazomenos to Patri ke to Agio trampling down Death by Death; ✞
en Dexia tou Patros, ke eleison imas. the right Hand of the Father, and
Pnevmati, soson imas. Thou, Who art One of the Holy have mercy on us.
Trinity and art Glorified with the
Father and the Holy Spirit, Save us.
✞Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, ✞For Thou alone art Holy, Thou alone
Iisous Hristos, is Doxan Theou Patros art Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of
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God the Father.
Eti ke eti en irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST Again and again, in Peace, let us Amin. Amen
pray to the Lord.
Kath’ ekastin imeran Evlogiso Se, ke Every day I will Bless Thee, and Praise
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord, have mercy enesio to Onoma Sou is ton eona ke is Thy Name forever and until the
Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke Diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, Save us, have Mercy on us, ton Eona tou Eonos.
Ages of Ages.
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. and Protect us, O God, by Thy Grace
Kataxioson, Kyrie, en ti emera tafti Grant, Lord, this day to keep us without
Amin PEOPLE Amen anamartitous filahthine imas. sin.
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞ Remembering our Most Holy, Evlogitos I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of
vlogimenis, endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to our Fathers, and Praised and
Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias Lady Theotokos, and Ever Virgin Onoma Sou is tous Eonas.
Glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages.
meta panton ton Agion Mary, together with all the Saints, let
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous Amin Amen
us commit ourselves and one
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to
another, and all our whole Life to Genito, Kyrie, to eleos Sou ef imas, May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as
Theo parathometha. kathaper ilipisamen epi se. we have put our hope in Thee.
Christ our God.
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down To God ✞Evlogitos i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta ✞Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me
✞ Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞ To Thee, O Lord Dikeomata Sou. [3] Thy Statutes [3]

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Kyrie, katafigi, egenithis imin en genea Lord, Thou has been our Refuge from ✞ Tis Panagias, Ahrantou, Ipere PRIEST✞ Remembering our Most Holy,
ke genea. ego ipa; Kyrie, eleison me, generation to generation. I said, Evlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious
iase tin psihin mou oti imarton si. Lord, have mercy on me; heal my Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias Lady Theotokos, and Ever Virgin
meta panton ton Agion
soul, for I have sinned against Thee. Mary, together with all the Saints, let
Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou O Lord, to Thee I flee; Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
teach me to do ke pasan tin Zoin imon Hristo to us commit ourselves and one
piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos another, and all our Life to Christ
Thy Will, for Thou art my God. Theo parathometha.
mou.
our God.
Oti para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou For with Thee is the Fountain of Life; in
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow Down
opsometha Fos. Thy Light we shall see Light.
Paratinon to Eleos Sou tis ginoskousi Se. Extend Thy Mercy to those who know ✞ Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞ To Thee, O Lord
Thee. Oti Son to kratos ke Sou estin i Vasilia PRIEST For Thine is the Dominion, and
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy ke i Dinamis ke i Doxa ✞ tou Patros Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power,
Athanatos, eleison imas.[3] Immortal, have mercy upon us. [3] ke tou Iou ke tou Agiou Pnevmatos, and the Glory, ✞ of the Father, and
nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, eonon.
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and now and ever, and to the ages of
eonon. ever, and to the Ages of Ages. ages.
Amin
Amin Amen PEOPLE Amen
✞Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. ✞Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us. Transfiguration - Second Antiphon – Tone 2
WHILE THIS HYMN IS BEING CHANTED, THE PRIEST PRAYS SILENTLY:
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy O Master, Lord, our God, save Thy people and bless Thine Inheritance; protect the whole
Athanatos, Eleison imas. Immortal, have mercy upon us. body of Thy Church, and Sanctify those who love the beauty of Thy Temple. Do Thou
Apolytikion of Transfiguration – Tone (7) Varys/Grave endow them with Thy Divine Power, and forsake not us, who have set our hope in Thee.
During The Week We Omit The Shaded Verses
Metamorfothis en to Ori, Hriste O Thou were Transfigured upon the
Theos, dixa tis Mathites Sou tin Mountain, O Christ our God, STIHOS I Themelii Aftou en tis Oresi tis VERSE His Foundations are in the Holy
Doxan Sou, kathos idinanto. revealing Thy Glory to Thy Agiis... Mountains... (PSALM 86:1)
Lampson ke imin tis amartolis, to Disciples as much as they could Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO ORI TO O Son of God, TRANSFIGURED UPON
Fos Sou to aidion, Presvies tis bear. At the Intercessions of the THAVOR METAMORFOTHIS, MOUNT TABOR, Save us who sing to
Theotokou, Fotodota, Doxa Si! Theotokos, shine forth Thine psallontas Si: Allilouia! Thee: Alleluia
Everlasting Light on us sinners. O
Giver of Light: Glory to Thee!
STIHOS Agapa Kyrios tas pilas Sion, iper VERSE The Lord Loves the Gates of Zion
panta ta skinomata Iakov... more than all the dwellings of
Jacob...
Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO ORI TO O Son of God, TRANSFIGURED UPON
THAVOR METAMORFOTHIS, MOUNT TABOR, Save us who sing to
psallontas Si: Allilouia!
Thee: Alleluia *
STIHOSDedoxasmena elalithi peri Sou, i VERSE God is well known in her palaces
polis tou Theou. as a Sure Refuge...
Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO ORI TO O Son of God, TRANSFIGURED UPON
THAVOR METAMORFOTHIS, MOUNT TABOR, Save us who sing to
psallontas Si: Allilouia! Thee: Alleluia
STIHOS Mitir Sion eri anthropos, ke Zion is our Mother, a Man shall say, and
anthropos egennithi en Afti. such a Man was Born in Her...
Soson imas Iie Theou, O EN TO ORI TO O Son of God, TRANSFIGURED UPON
THAVOR METAMORFOTHIS, MOUNT TABOR, Save us who sing to
psallontas Si: Allilouia! Thee: Alleluia
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
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Ages of Ages.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Prayer of the First Antiphon Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa
WHILE THE FIRST ANTIPHON IS BEING CHANTED , THE PRIEST SILENTLY PRAYS:
O Lord our God, Whose Dominion is inconceivable, and Whose Glory is Archdiocese of Good Hope
incomprehensible; Whose Mercy is infinite, and Whose Love towards mankind is
ineffable, do Thou Thyself, O Master, in Thy tender Compassion look down upon
us, and upon this Holy Temple, and grant us and those who pray with us, Thine
abundant Mercies and Compassions.
Transfiguration - First Antiphon – Tone 2
During The Week We Omit The Shaded Verses
Megas Kyrios ke enetos sfodra en
STIHOS

poli tou Theou imon...


VERSE Great is the Lord and greatly to Festal Divine Liturgy
be praised... (PSALM 47:2)

✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the of St John Chrysostom
Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us.
STIHOS Etimazon Ori en ti ishii Aftou... VERSE By His Strength He sets the
mountains fast... (PSALM 64: 7 )
✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the
Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us.
STIHOS O
Imation...
Anavallomenos Fos os VERSE Thou art clothed with Honour
and Majesty... (PSALM 103: 1)
Transfiguration of Christ
✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the
Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us. 6 August
STIHOS Ta Ori agalliasonte apo prosopou VERSE The mountains shall be joyful in
Kyrio... the Sight of the Lord... (PSALM 97 : 8)

✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the


Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us.
✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit
✞Tes Presvies tis Theotokou, Soter, ✞By the Intercessions of the
Soson imas. Theotokos, O Saviour Save us.
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Amin. Amen
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Eti ke eti en Irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST Again and again, in Peace, let us
pray to the Lord.
Kyrie eleison PEOPLELord, have mercy
Antilavou soson, eleison ke diafilaxon PRIESTHelp us, Save us, have Mercy on us,
imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. and protect us, O God, by Thy Grace
Amen PEOPLE Amen

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Liturgy of the Catechumens Iper tou efsevous imon ethrous, pasis PRIEST For the pious President of this
THE BEGINNING OF THE DIVINE LITURGY – THE FIRST SECTION arhis ke exousias en afto ke to country, and for our nation and all
Filohristo Stratou tou Kyriou our leaders and government and for
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the Christ0loving armed forces: let
✞ Evlogimeni i Vasilia tou Patros ke PRIEST ✞Blessed be the Kingdom of the us pray to the Lord.
tou Iou ke tou Agiou Father, and of the Son, and of the
Pnevmatos, nin ke Ai ke is tous Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
eonas ton eonon. ages of ages.
Iper tis koinotita, poleos taftis, pasis PRIEST For this city and for this
Amin PEOPLE Amen poleos, horas, ke ton pisti ikounton en Community, and for every
The Litany of Peace aftes tou Kyriou deithomen. Community, city and country, and
for the Faithful who dwell therein,
En irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST In Peace let us pray to the Lord let us pray to the Lord
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Lord have mercy
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE
Iper tis anothen irinis ke tis Sotirias ton PRIEST For the Peace from Above and for For seasonable weather,
psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen... the Salvation of our souls, let us
Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton karpon PRIEST for the
tis gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou abundance of the fruits of the earth,
pray to the Lord. deithomen. and for peaceful times, let us pray to
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy the Lord
Iper tis irinistou simpantos kosmou, PRIEST For the Peace of the whole world, Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
efstathias ton Agion tou Theou
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseos
for the stability of the Holy Churches Iper pleonton, odiporounton,nosounton, PRIEST For those at sea, and those who
of God, and for the union of all kamnonton, ehmaloton ke tis sotirias
tou Kyriou deithomen... travel by land or air, for the sick and
mankind, let us pray to the Lord. afton tou Kyriou deithomen.
the suffering, for captives and for
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy their Salvation, let us pray to the
Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta PRIEST For this Holy Temple, and for Lord
Pisteos, evlavias ke fovou Theou those who enter with Faith,
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
isionton en afto, tou Kyriou Reverence and the Fear of God, let us
deithomen... Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis
PRIEST For our deliverance from all
pray to the Lord.
affliction, wrath, danger and
thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangis,
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy tou Kyriou deithomen necessity, let us pray to the Lord
Iper ton evsevon ke Orthodoxon PRIEST For the Pious and Orthodox
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Hristianon, tou Kyriou deithomen Christians, let us pray to the Lord
Antilavou soson, eleison ke diafilaxon PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy upon
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy imas O Theos, ti Si Hariti. us, and protect us, O God, by Thy
Iper tou Patros imon Papa ke Patriarhi PRIEST For our Father, Pope & Patriarch Grace.
Theodorou ke Arhiepiskopou imon (Theodoros) and for our Archbishop Amin PEOPLE Amen
(Sergiou) tou Timiou Presviteriou, tis en (Sergios), for the Venerable Priesthood
Hristo Diakonias, pantos tou Klirou ✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞ Remembering our All Holy,
of the Diaconate in Christ, for all the
ke tou laou tou Kyriou deithomen. vlogimenis, endoxou Despinis imon Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious
Clergy and the laity, let us pray to Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Marias Lady, Theotokos and Ever Virgin
the Lord. meta panton ton Agion Mary, together with all the Saints, let
Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
us commit ourselves and one
ke pasan tin zoin imon Hristo to Theo
another and our whole Life to Christ
parathometha.
our God.
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THE CONGREGATION SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNAL WORSHIP AND PRAYERS OF THE LITURGY BY SINGING WITH ✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, O Lord!
THE CHOIR AND RESPONDING TO THE PETITIONS OFFERED BY THE PRIEST, AND BY MAKING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND
BOWING WHEN NECESSARY. Oti prepi Si pasa Doxa Timi ke
PRIEST For to Thee belong all Glory,
WE DO NOT, HOWEVER, SING OR RECITE THE PRIEST’S PORTIONS OF THE HOLY SERVICE. Honour and Worship, ✞ to the
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS STAND THROUGHOUT THE HOLY SERVICES IN ORDER TO WORSHIP PROPERLY AND WITH THE DEEPEST Proskinisis ✞ to Patri ke to Io ke to
RESPECT FOR GOD.
IF YOU NEED TO SIT, YOU MAY DO SO DURING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE LITURGY BUT ONLY ON THE EDGE OF THE PEW OR Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is tous Father, and to the Son, and to the
CHAIR – NOT WITH A RELAXED, CASUAL ATTITUDE, WHICH SHOWS A LACK OF RESPECT AND A DISREGARD FOR GOD AND
eonas ton eonon. Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
YOUR FELLOW WORSHIPPERS. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE OF GOD IN HIS HOLY TEMPLE.

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