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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

20 November
Entry into Temple of the InfantVirgin Mary

By the Grace of God

Great Vespers Service


24. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

A Prayer to the Most Holy Theotokos

THE DISMISSAL BLESSINGS

Evlogison, Pater
Doxa Si O Theos,

i Elpis imon, Doxa

Si!

O Virgin, Spotless, Undefiled, Unstained, All-Chaste and Pure Lady, Bride


of God, who by Thy Glorious Birthgiving hast United God the Word
with Man and linked our fallen nature with Heavenly Things; who art
the Hope of the hopeless, the Helper of the oppressed, the Ready
Protection of those who hasten unto Thee, and the Refuge of
Christians:
Despise not me, who am defiled and sinful, who by my wicked thoughts,
words and deeds, have become an unworthy servant, and by my
slothfulness have turned into a slave to evil affections.
O Mother of the God of Love, have mercy and compassion upon me, a
sinner and a prodigal.
Accept this Prayer that is offered to Thee from mine impure lips; and
putting forward Thy maternal influence with Thy Son, my Lord and
Master, beseech Him to open unto me the Lovingkindness of His Grace.
Beseech Him to overlook my countless transgressions, to grant me True
Repentance, and to make me to be a zealous doer of His Commandments.
And Thou, being Gracious and Compassionate and Tender-hearted, be ever
present with me in this life as my Defender and Helper, so that I may
turn aside the assault of mine enemies, and Guide me into Salvation.
Help my poor soul at the Hour of my death, and drive far from it all the
dark forms of the evil ones.
And in the dreadful Judgement Day, Deliver me from Everlasting
Punishment, and present me as an Inheritor of the Ineffable Glory of
Thy Son, our God.
O, may I obtain this, Most-Holy Lady and Birthgiver of God, through
Thine Intercessions and Mediations, by the Grace and exceeding Great
Love of Thine Only-Begotten Son, my Lord and God and Saviour, Jesus
Christ, to Whom is due, with the Eternal Father and the All-Holy,
Good and Life-Giving Spirit, all Honour and Glory and Worship, now
and ever, and unto Ages of ages.
Amen.

2. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

Hristos O Alithinos Theos imon, tes


Presvies
tis
Panahrantou
ke
Panamomoou Agias Aftou Mitros;
Dinami tou Timiou ke Zoopiou
Stavrou;
Prostasies tou Timiou,
Evdoxou Profitou, Prodromou ke
Vaptistou Ioannou;
Ton Agion
Endoxon ke Kallinikon Martirion; Ton
Osion ke Theoforon Pateron imon;
Ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron
Ioakim ke Annis;
.. On ke tin
mnimin epiteloumen ke Panton ton
Agion, Eleise ke Sose imas, os agathos
ke Filanthropos ke Eleimon Theos.

Amin
Di

to Thee, O God our


Hope, Glory to Thee!

May

Christ, our True God, have Mercy


on us, through the Intercessions of
His Most Pure and Holy Mother;
through the Power of the Precious
and Life-giving Cross; through the
Protection of the sublime Spiritual
Powers in Heaven; the Supplications
of the Precious, Glorious Prophet
and Forerunner John the Baptist; of
the Holy, Glorious and Victorious
Martyrs; of our Saintly and Godinspirred Fathers; of the Holy and
Righteous Ancestors Joachim and
Anna; of whose memory
we commemorate, and of all the
Saints, and Save us, for God is
Gracious and Loves mankind.

PEOPLE

evhon ton Agion Pateron imon,


Kyrie Iisou Hriste, O Theos imon,
Eleison ke Soson imas

Amin

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

Bless, Father
Glory

PRIEST

. P RIE ST

Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our


God, have Mercy on us and Save us.
PEOPLE

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

Amen
Through the Prayers of our our
Amen

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 23.

OUR LORDS PRAYER


THE ENTIRE C

ONGREGATION

PRAYERS

MUST RECITE OUR LORDS PRAYER IN UNISON

Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Agiasthito

Our Father, Who art in Heaven:


Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy
Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on
earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this
day our daily Bread and forgive us
our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us. And lead
us not into temptation, but deliver
us from the evil one.

PEOPLE

to Onoma Sou, eltheto i Vasilia Sou,


genithito to Thelima Sou, os en
Ourano ke epi tis gis.
Ton Arton
imon ton epiousion dos
simeron.
Ke afes imin ta
ofilimata imon, os
ke imis afiemen tis ofiletes imon. Ke
mi isenengis imas is pirasmon, alla
rise imas apo tou ponirou.

Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i Dynamis ke

i Doxa tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou


Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin

For Thine is the Kingdom, and


the Power, and the Glory, of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ages of Ages.
PEOPLE
Amen
PRIEST

FESTAL APOLYTIKION ENTRY

Simeron

tis
evdokias
Theou
to
prooimion, ke tis ton anthropon
Sotirias i prokirixis.
En Nao tou
Theou tranos i Parthenos diknite, ke
ton Hriston tis pasi prokatangellete.
Afti ke imis megalofonos voisomen.
Here, tis ikonomias tou Ktistou i
ekplirosis. (3)

TEMPLE

INTO

TONE 4

Today

is the Prelude of Gods Good


Pleasure, and the Proclamation of
humanitys Salvation. In the Temple
of God, the Virgin is presented
openly,
and
in
Herself
She
announces Christ to all. Let us, then,
with a Great Voice cry aloud to Her:
Rejoice! Thou art the Fulfilment of
our Creators Dispensation! (3)

THE C

Evlogitos

O Theos imon, pantote nin


ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin
MA

pantote, nin ke ai, ke is tous Eonas


ton eonon.

Amin
Stereose

P EO P LE

Kyrios O Theos tin Agian ke


Orthodoxon Pistin ton Evsevon ke
Orthodoxon Hristianon sin ti Agia
tafti Ekklisia is Eonas Eonon.

Amen.
Tin timoteran

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

22. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

Amen
Preserve,

O God, the Holy and


Orthodox Faith of Pious and
Orthodox Christians, together with
this Church, this city and our Nation
unto the Ages of Ages.

P RIE ST

PEOPLE

ton Herouvim, ke
endoxoterna,
asigkritos
ton
Seraphim, tin adiafthoros, Theon
Logon tekousan, tin ontos Theotokos,
Se Megalinomen!

Amin
Kyrie Eleison (3)

now and always, and to the Ages of


ages.

READER:

Amen.
Greater

in Honour than the


Cherubim and in Glory greater
beyond compare than the Seraphim
Thou who without corruption gave
Birth to God the Word and who art
truly Theotokos, we Magnify!

KE

HOLY TRINITY

MUST PLEA

SE

STA

ND

Blessed

is our God always, now and


ever, and to the ages of ages.

Amen
THE

SIGN

OF THE

CROSS AND BOW

TO

GOD

EACH

TIME

Defte

O come let us worship and bow down

Defte

Defte

O come let us worship and bow down

proskinisomen ke prospesomen
to Vasili imon Theo.
proskinisomen ke prospesomen
Christo to Vasili imon Theo.
proskinisomen ke prospesomen
Afto, Christo to Vasili ke Theo imon
KATHISMA

to our King and God.

come let us worship and bow down


to Christ, our King and God.

before Christ Himself, our King and


our God.
PSALMS

OF THE

THE SUNSET PSALM - PSALM 103/104


A PRAY

ER

OF

PRAISE

FOR

GODS MAGNIFICENT & PROVIDENTIAL CREA

Evlogi, I psihi mou, ton Kyrion.

Bless the Lord, O my soul:

Exomologisin

Thou

Ektinon

ton Ouranon osi derrin, O


stegazon en idasi ta iperoa aftou. To
tithis nefi tin epivasin aftou, O
peripaton epi pterigon anemon.

Who

pion tou Angelous Aftou pnevmata,


ke tous Litourgous Aftou Piros Floga.

Who

themelion tin Gin ep tin asfalian aftis,


ou klithisete is ton eona tou eonos.

Who

Kyrie O
Theos mou, emegalinthis sfodra.
ke megloprepian enediso,
anavallomenos Fos os imartion.

DISMISSAL PRAYERS

Sofia
P R I E S T Wisdom
O on Evlogitos, Hristos O Theos imon, Christ our God, the Eternal is Blessed,

TO THE

ONGREGATION

Avissos

os imation to perivoleon aftou,


epi ton oreon stisonte idata.

O Lord my
God, Thou art exceedingly great.
hast put on praise and beauty:
and art clothed with Light as with a
garment;

stretched out the heavens like a


pavilion;
Who covers the higher
rooms thereof with water;
Who
makes the clouds Thy Chariot; Who
walks upon the wings of the winds
makes Thine Angels spirits: and
Thine Ministers a Burning Fire;
has founded the Earth upon its
own bases: it shall not be moved
forever and ever.

The deep, like a garment, is its clothing:


above the mountains
waters stand.

Apos epitimiseos Sou fevxonte, apo Fonis At


Vrontis Sou diliasousin.

TION

shall

the

Thy rebuke they shall flee: at the


Voice of Thy thunder they shall fear.

Anavenousin

The

Orion

Thou hast set a bound which they shall

ori ke katavenousi pedia,


is ton topon, on ethemeliosas afta.
ethou, O ou parelevsonte, oude
epistrepsousi kalipse tin Gin.

mountains ascend, and the plains


descend into the place which Thou
hast founded for them.
not pass over; neither shall they
return to cover the Earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen
Lord, have Mercy (3)
INTO TEMPLE OF THE

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

PSALM 103

IS THE GREAT PSALM OF HOLY VESPERS, WHICH IS A POETIC RENDITION OF GENESIS CHAPTER 1. SINCE
THE NEW DAY BEGINS AT SUNDOWN, THIS PSALM IS CHANTED IN PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING TO OUR CREATOR.
GODS PROVIDENCE IS ILLUSTRATED: HE PROVIDES FOR THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH AND DOES NOT NEGLECT EVEN
THE SMALLEST OF HIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 3.

exapostellon pigas en faragxin, ana


meson ton oreon dilevsonte idata.

Thou

send forth springs in the vales:


between the midst of the hills the
waters shall pass.

Potiousi

All

Ep

Over

panta ta thiria tou agrou,


prosdexonte onagri is dipsan afton.
afta ta petina tou ouranou
kataskinosi, ek mesou ton petron
dosousi fonin.

Potizon

ori ek ton iperoon Aftou. Apo


karpou ton ergon Sou hortasthisete i
gi. O exantellon horton tis ktinesi, ke
hloin ti doulia ton anthropon.

the beasts of the field shall drink:


the wild asses shall expect in their
thirst

them the birds of the air shall


dwell: from the midst of the rocks
they shall give forth their voices.

Thou waters the hills from Thine Upper


Rooms: the earth shall be filled with
the fruit of Thy Works: bringing
forth grass for cattle, and herb for
the service of men.

Tou

That Thou may bring bread

Tou ilarine

That

Hortasthisonte

The trees of the field shall be filled, and

exagagin arton ek tis gis. Ke inos


evfreni kardian anthropou.
prosopon en eleo. Ke artos
kardian anthropou stirizi.

ta xila tou mediou, e


kedri tou Livavou, as efitevsas; eki
strouthia annosevsousi, tou erodiou I
katikia igite afton.

out of the
earth: and that wine may cheer the
heart of mankind.

in the cedars of Lebanon, which He


has planted, the sparrows shall make
their nests; the highest of them is
the nest of the heron.
the rock for the hares.

lagois.
O ilios egno tin

He

disin aftou.

Ethou

skotos ke egeneto nix. En afti


dilefsonte panta ta thiria tou drimou.

Skimni

oriomeni tou arpase, ke zitise


para to Theo vrosin aftis.

has made the moon for seasons:


the sun knows its setting.

The

young lions roaring after their


prey, and seeking their meat from
God.

Anetilen O ilios ke sinihthisan, ke is tas The

sun rises, and they are gathered


together: and they shall lie down in
their dens.

mandras afton kitasthisonte.

Exelfsete

anthropos epi to ergon aftou,


ke epi tin ergasian aftou eos esperas.

Man shall go forth to his work, and to

Os

emegalinthi ta erga sou, Kyrie.


Panta en Sofia epiisas. Eplrothi I Gi
tis Ktiseos Sou.

How

Afti I thalassa I megali ke evrihoros.

Eki
erpeta, on ouk estin arithmos, Zoa
mikra meta megalon.

4. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

his labour until the evening.


great are Thy Works, O Lord!
Thou has made all things in Wisdom:
The Earth is filled with Thy Riches.

So is this great sea that stretches wide

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

its arms: there are creeping things


without number:
creatures small
and great.

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton


eonon.

Now and ever, and to the ages of ages.


Amen.

THE DISMISSAL PRAYER


THE C

ONGREGATION

Nin apoliis ton doulon Sou Despota, kata

O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios


Athanatos, Eleison imas [3]

ST SYMEON

MUST STA

ND

O Lord, now let Thy servant


depart in Peace, according to Thy
Word. For my eyes have seen Thy
Salvation, Whom Thou prepared
before the face of all Nations - a
Light to Enlighten the Gentiles, and
the Glory of Thy people Israel!

TRISAGION PRAYERS TO

Agios

OF

PRIEST

to rimasou en Irini.
Oti ithon I
ofthalmi mou to Sotirion Sou, O
itimasas kata Prosopon panton ton
loan; Fos is apokalipsin Ethnon ke
Doxan laou Sou Israil!

THE

HOLY TRINITY

Holy

God,
Holy
Mighty,
Holy
Immortal, have mercy on us [3]

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati. Glory


Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

Amin
Panagia Trias Eleison imas.

Amen
All Holy

Doxa

Glory

Kyrie Eleison [3]


Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

Lord have mercy [3]


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

Kyrie, elas
thiti tes amarties imon.
Despota,
Singhorison tas anomias imin. Agie
Ipiskepse, ke iase tas asthenias imon,
eneken tou Onomatos Sou.

Thou hast appointed darkness, and it is


night: in it shall all the beasts of the
woods go about:

aside every sorrow, follow them in


gladness, singing the praises of He
who became the Mother of God and
Mediator of Joy for the world. With
the Angel, joyfully, let us all cry:
Hail! to Her who is Full of Grace
and Who ever Intercedes for our
soul.

Amin

he may make his face cheerful


with oil:
and that bread may
strengthen his heart.

Ori ta ipsila tes elafis, petra katafigi tis The high hills are a refuge for the deer,
Epiise selinin is herous.

Ke

harmonikos
sinakolouthisate,
imnouse tin Mitera tou Theou
genomenin, ke tis haras tou kosmou
tin
proxenon.
Apantes
oun
harmonikos, to here Sin to Angelo
ekvoisomen, ti Keharitomeni, ti ai
presvevousi, iper ton psihon imon.

Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati.


Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

Amin

Trinity, have Mercy on us.


Lord, Cleanse us from our sins.
Master, Pardon our iniquities. Holy
God, Visit and Heal our infirmities
for Thy Names sake.

to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit, now and
ever, and to the Ages of Ages.

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

Amen

ST SYMEON WAS ONE OF 70 ERUDITE HEBREW PRIESTS CHOSEN TO TRANSLATE THE ANCIENT SACRED
HEBREW TEXTS INTO HELLENISTIC GREEK, WHICH HAD BECOME THE LANGUAGE OF THE WORLD - CIRCA
200 BC - KNOWN AS THE SEPTUAGINT. BUT WHEN HE CAME TO THE WORD VIRGIN CONCERNING
THE MESSIANIC BIRTH, HE WANTED TO CHANGE IT TO YOUNG WOMAN.
HOWEVER, BEFORE HE COULD MAKE SUCH A TERRIBLE ERROR, GOD SENT ARCHANGEL GABRIEL TO
ENLIGHTEN HIM AND TO PROMISE HIM THAT HE WOULD LIVE TO SEE THE MESSIAH. A FEW CENTURIES
LATER, HAVING WATCHED THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY GROW UP IN THE TEMPLE, AND KNOWING HER
MOST SPECIAL QUALITIES OF ABSOLUTE PIOUS HUMILITY AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD, HE REJOICED AND
WAS READY TO REPOSE AT THE AGE OF 325 YEARS!! (PROVING HOW ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE BY THE
WILL OF GOD!)
ST SYMEONS FINAL DUTY TO GOD WAS TO CIRCUMCISE HIS INCARNATE SON, OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR,
JESUS CHRIST.

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 21.

tehthisete, ek Sou Theos Logos, O


doroumenos to kosmo, to Mega Eleos.

Akouson, Thigater, ke ide ke


klinon to ous Sou ke epilathou tou
laou Sou ke tou Ikou tou Patros
Sou. Ke epithimisi O Vasilefs tou
kallous Sou.

STIHO S

Anna

i Thia Haris Safos, Haritothisan


tin Agnin Aiparthenon, prosagi met
evfrosinis, is ton Naon tou Theou,
proskalesameni proporevesthe, aftis
tas neanidas lampadiforous ke
legousa.
Apithi teknon, to dotiri
genithiti, ke anathima, ke evodes
Thimiama. Iselthe is ta adita, ke
gnothi
mystiria,
ke
etimazou
genesthe, tou Iisou ikitirion, terpnon
ke oreon, tou parehontos to kosmo, to
Mega Eleos.

STIHO S

To Prosopon Sou litanefsousain

Deliverance of Israel shall now come


to dwell openly in our midst. And
that from Thee shall be born God the
Word, Who grants the world Great
Mercy.

Listen, O Daughter, behold and


incline Thine ear, and forget Thy
people and Thy Fathers house, for
the King desires Thy Beauty.

VE RSE

Anna, truly Blessed by Gods Grace, led


with gladness into the Temple of the
Lord, the Pure and Ever Virgin, who
is Full of Grace, and She called the
young girls to go before Her, lamps
in hand. Go, Child, she said, ... to
Him Who gave Thee to me; be unto
Him an Offering and a Sweet
Smelling Incense. God into the place
that none may enter;
learn its
Mysteries and prepare Thyself to
become the pleasing and beautiful
Dwelling Place of Jesus, Who grants
the world Great Mercy.

i plousii tu laou.

Endon

en to Nao tou Theou, O


Theohoritos
Naos
anatithete,
Parthenos i Panagia, neanides te
aftis, nin lampadifori proporevonte.
Skirta gennitoron, i sizigia i aristos,
Ioakim te, ke i Anna horevontes, oti
etekon, tin ton Ktistin kiisasan. Itis
perihorevousa, is Thia skinomata, ke
trefomeni Angelou, dia hiros i
panamomos, Hristou ofthi Mitir, tou
parehontos to kosmo, to Mega Eleos.

Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio Pnevmati

The

rich among the people


shall Entreat Thy Favour.

VE RSE

The Most Holy Virgin, Temple that is to


hold God, is dedicated within the
Temple of the Lord; and young girls,
bearing lamps, now bo before Her.
Her Noble Parents, Joachim and
Anna, leap for Joy and dance, for
they have born Her who is to bear
the Creator; and She, the All
Pure,with rejoicing goes round the
Divine Habitations and is fed by the
hands of an Angel. She it is that
shall become Mother of Christ, Who
grants the world His Great Mercy.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,


and to the Holy Spirit

APOSTICHA IDIOMELONS ENTRY

Simeron

INTO

ta stifi ton Piston sinelthonta,


pnevmatikos panigirisomen, ke tin
Theopeda Parthenon ke Theotokon,
en NaoKyriou prosagomenin, evsevos
anevfimisomen. Tin proeklehthisan
ek pason ton geneon, is katikitirion
tou Pantanaktos Hristou, ke Theou
ton olon, Partheni, lampadiforouse
proporevesthe,
tis
Aiparthenou
timose, tin sevasmion proodon,
Miteres, lipin pasan apothemene,

20. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

TEMPLE - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2

Today,

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

let us, the arrays of the


assembled Faithful, triumph in spirit
and reverently praise the Child of
God, Virgin and Theotokos, as She is
offered in the Temple of the Lord;
She who was forechosen from all
generations to be the Dwellingplace
of Christ, the Master and God of all.
O Virgins bearing lamps: go before
Her, honouring the Majestic Advance
of the Ever Virgin. Mothers: setting
EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

Eki plia diaporevonte.

There

Panta

All

Drakon outos, on
eplasas empezin aftin.

pros se prosdokosi doune tin


trofin afton is evkeron. Donttos sou
aftis, sillexousin

the ships shall go.


The sea
dragon that Thou hast formed to
play therein.
expect of Thee that Thou grant
them food in season. What Thou
grant to them, they shall gather up:

ANIXANTARIA

 IF IT IS A

GREAT VESPERS SERVICE THE REST OF THE PSALM IS CHANTED AS FOLLOWS FROM THIS
POINT ONWARDS. OTHERWISE READ THE VERSES WITHOUT THE GLORY TO THEE... VERSES.

Anixantos

When Thou open Thy Hand, they shall

Doxa Si, O Theos!


Allilouia!
Apostrepsantos de

Glory to Thee, O God!


Alleluia!
But if Thou turn away Thy

Doxa Si, O Theos!


Allilouia!
Exapostelis to Pnevma

Glory to Thee, O God!


Alleluia!
Thou shalt send forth Thy

Doxa Si, Pater!


Doxa Si, Iie!
Doxa Si, to Pnevmati to Agion!
Doxa Si, O Theos!
Allilouia!
Ito i Doxa Kyriou is tous

Glory to Thee, O Father!


Glory to Thee, O Son!
Glory to Thee, O Holy Spirit!
Glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia!
May the Glory of the Lord

Doxa Si, Agie!


Doxa Si, Kyrie!
Doxa Si, Vasilef Ouranie!
Doxa Si, O Theos!
Allilouia!
O epivlepon epi tin Gin ke

Glory to Thee, O Holy One!


Glory to Thee, O Lord!
Glory to Thee, O Heavenly King!
Glory to Thee, O God!
Alliluia!
He looks upon the Earth, and makes it

Sou tin Hira, ta simpanta


plisthisonte Hristotitos.

Sou to Prosopon,
tarahthisonte: Antanelis to pnevma
afton ke eklipsousi, ke is ton houn
afton epistrepsousin.

Sou kitisthisonte,
ke anakeniis to Prosopon tis Gis.

eona.
Evfranthisete Kyrios epi tis Ergis
Aftou.

pion aftin
tremin. O aptomenos ton oreon ke
kapnizonte.

Doxa Si, Agie!


Doxa Si, Kyrie!
Doxa Si, Vasilei Ouranie!
Doxa Si, to Pnevma to Agion!
GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

all be filled with Goodness.

Face, they
shall be troubled: Thou shalt take
away their breath, and they shall fail,
and shall return to their dust.

Spirit, and
they shall be created: and Thou
shalt Renew the face of the Earth.

endure
forever: the Lord shall Rejoice in His
Works.

tremble: He touches the mountains,


and they smoke.

Glory to Thee, O Holy One!


Glory to Thee, O Lord!
Glory to Thee, O Heavenly King!
Glory to Thee, O Holy Spirit!
E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 5.

Doxa Si, O Theos!


Allilouia!
Aso ko Kyrion en ti Zoi

mou - psalo to

Glory to Thee, O God!


Alleluia!
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live - I

Theo mou eos iparho.

will sing praises to my God while I


have my being.

Doxa

Si, Trisipostate Theotis, Pater,


Iie ke Pnevma. Se Proskinoumen ke
Doxazazoumen.

Doxa Si, O Theos!


Allilouia!
Idinthii Afto I dialogimou:

ego

de

Glory

to Thee, O Trinitarian God:


Father, Son and Spirit! We bow
down to Worship and Glorify Thee!

Glory to Thee, O God!


Alleluia!
Let my speech be acceptable to Him:

evfranthisome epi to Kyrio.

to Agion! to
Omoousion ke Omothronon.

Trias Agia, Doxa Si!


Doxa Si, O Theos!
Allilouia!
Eklipien amartolis apo tis Gis ke anomi,

same Essence and sharing the same


Throne.

O Holy Trinity, Glory to Thee!


Glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia!
Let sinners be consumed out of

the
Earth, and the unjust, so that they be
no more:

Doxa Si, Pater!


Doxa Si, Iie!
Doxa Si, to Pnevma to Agion!
Trias Agia, Doxa Si!
Doxa Si, O Theos!
Alliluia!
Evlogi, i psihi mou, ton Kyrion.

Glory to Thee, O Father!


Glory to Thee, O Son!
Glory to Thee, O Holy Spirit!
O Holy Trinity, Glory to Thee!
Glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia!
O my soul, Bless the Lord. The

Doxa Si, Vasilei Epouranie!

Glory

O ilios
egno tin disin aftou. Ethou skotos ke
egeneto nis.
Doxa Si,

O Theos!

Alluilouia!
Os emeglinthi ta Erga Sou, Kyrie.

Panta

sun
knows its setting:
Thou hast
appointed darkness, and it is night.
to Thee, O Heavenly King!
Glory to Thee, O God!

Alleluia!
How great

are Thy Works, O Lord!


Thou hast made all things in
Wisdom.

en Sofia epiisas.

Doxa Si, Pater Agennite!


Doxa Si, Iie Gennite!
Doxa Si, to Pnevma to Agion,

to ek
tou Patros Ekporevomenon ke en
Ion Anapavomenon.
Trias Agia,

6. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

Glory to Thee, Beginningless Father!


Glory to Thee, Beginningless Son!
Glory to Thee, O Holy Spirit, of the

oste mi iparhin aftou.

Glory to Thee, Father Unbegotten!


Glory to Thee, Son Begotten!
Glory to Thee, Holy Spirit, Who

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

Agathos ke
iparhis
ke

Filanthropos Theos
Si
tin
Doxan

anapempomen to Patri ke to Io ke


to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke is tous
Eonas ton eonon.

Amin
Irini pasi!

Proceeds from the Father Holy


Trinity, Glory to Thee!

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

MA

BOW

OUR HEADS

TO

Amen
Peace be to all.

KE

THE PRIEST

RECEIVE

PEOPLE
PRAYS

EEPLY

IN

GRA

TITUDE

To Thee, O Lord

Kyrie, O Theos imon, O klinas Ouranous


ke katavas epi sotiria tou genous ton
anthropon, epide epi tous doulous
Sou ke epi tin Klironomian Sou. Si gar
to fovero ke Filanthropo Kriti i Si douli
ipeklinan tas Kephalas, tous de afto
ipetaxan
avhenas,
ou
tin
ex
anthropon anamenontes voithian,
alla to son perimenontes eleos ke tin
Sin apekdehomeni Sotirian.
Ous
diafilaxon en panti kero ke kata tin
Parousan esperan ke tin prosiousan
nikta, apo pantos ehthrou, apo pasis
antikimenis energies diavolikis, ke
dialogismon mateon ke enthimiseon
poniron...
CONTINUES ALOUD

O Lord our God, Who bowed the Heavens


and came down for the Salvation of
the human race, look upon Thy
servants
and
upon
Thine
Inheritance, for to Thee, the Fearful
Judge Who Loves mankind, Thy
servants have bowed their heads
and inclined their necks - not waiting
for any human help, but awaiting
Thy Mercy and looking for Thy
Salvation.
Guard them at every moment, during
both the present evening and the
approaching night, from every foe ,
from every hostile operation of the
devil and from vain thoughts and
evil desires...

Kratos tis Vasilias Sou Evlogimenon


ke Dedoxasmenon tou Patros ke
tou Iou ke tou Agiou Pnevmatos, nin
ke ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.

Amin

PRIEST

May the Might of Thy Kingdom be

Blessed and Glorified; of the


Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ages of ages.
PEOPLE

APOSTICHA IDIOMELONS ENTRY

INTO

Here

O Ouranos ke i Gi, ton Ouranon


ton noiton porevomenon, orontes is
Thion Ikon, anatrafine septos, tin
Parthenon monin ke amomiton, pros
in ekplittomenos, Zaharias evoise, Pili
Kyriou, tou Naou ipanigo Si, pilas
herousa, en afto perihoreve. Egnon
gar ke pepistevka, os idi i litrosis,
epidimisi prodilos, tou Israil ke

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

BLESSING

And to thy spirit


P R I E S T Let us bow our heads to the Lord

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW D

QUIETLY

THE

PEOPLE

Si Kyrie

Ii to

ascribe Glory: to the Father, and


to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and always, and to the Ages of
ages.

PRIEST

Ke meta tou pnevmatos Sou


Tas kefalas imon to Kyrou klinate

THE PRIEST

For Thou art a Good God Who


Loves mankind, and to Thee we

PRIEST

PEOPLE

WE

will take delight in the Lord.

Doxa Si, Pater Anarhe!


Doxa Si, Iie Sinanarhe!
Doxa Si, to Pnevmati

Oti

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

Amen

TEMPLE - TONE (5) PLAGAL 1

Heaven

and Earth, Rejoice, beholding


the Spiritual Heaven, the only Virgin
without blemish, enter the House of
God, there to be reared in Reverence.
To Her Zacharias in amazement
cried: O Gate of the Lord! Unto
Thee I open the Gates of the Temple.
Rejoice and go round it in gladness.
For I know and believe that the

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 19.

LITANY

OF

FERVENT SUPPLICATIONS

Plirosomen tin Esperinin Deisin imon to

us complete our Evening


Prayer to the Lord...

Kyrio...

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,

PEOPLE

Eleison ke diafilaxon
imas O Theos ti Si Hariti.

Amin
Tin esperan

Parashou Kyrie
Angelon Irinis, Piston Odigon, Filaka ton

Amen
That the

whole evening may be


Perfect, Holy, Peaceful and sinless,
let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Grant this, O Lord


For an Angel of Peace,

a Faithful
Guide, a Guardian of our soul and
body, let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

Psihon ke ton somaton imon, para


tou Kyriou etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Signomin ke afesin ton amartion ke ton

Lord, have Mercy!


Help us, Save us, have Mercy

on
us, and protect us, O God, by Your
Grace.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Pasan Telian, Agian,


Irinikin ke anamartiton, para tou
Kyriou etisometha....

Doxa Si!

Let

PRIEST

PEOPLE
PRIEST

Grant this, O Lord


For forgiveness and remission of

plimelimaton imon, para tou Kyriou


etisometha...

our sins and transgressions, let us


ask of the Lord ...

Parashou Kyrie
Ta Kala ke Simferonta tes psihes imon

Grant this, O Lord


P R I E S T For what is Good and Profitable

ke Irini to kosmo, para tou Kyriou


etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Ton ipolipon hronon tis zois imon en

PEOPLE

to our souls, and for the Peace of the


world, let us ask of the Lord...

PRIEST

Irini ke Metania ektelese, para tou


Kyriou etisometha...

Parashou Kyrie
Hristiana ta

Parashou Kyrie
Tis
Panagias,

Grant this, O Lord


P R I E S T That the end of our Life may be

Christian, painless, without shame,


Peaceful, and that we may have a
good Defence before the Awesome
Judgement Seat of Christ, let us ask
of the Lord.

PEOPLE

Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke allilous
ke pasan tin zion imon Hristo to Theo
parathometha
KE

spent in Peace and Repentance, let


us ask of the Lord...

Glory to Thee, O God!


Alleluia!
Glory to the Father, and to the

Amin
Allilouia [3] Doxa Si, O Theos!
Allilouia!
Allilouia! [3] Doxa Si, O Theos!
Alleluia!
Alleluia [3] Doxa Si, O Theos! Doxa

Amen.
Alleluia [3] Glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia!
Alleluia [3] Glory to Thee, O God!
Alleluia!
Alleluia [3] Glory to Thee, O God!

Alleluia!

Alleluia!

Agio Pnevmati,
ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton
eonon.

Si, I Elpis imon! Kyrie, Doxa Si!

CONGREGATION

Grant this, O Lord


Remembering our

AllHoly, Pure, Most Blessed and


Glorious Lady, Theotokos and
ever-Virgin Mary, with all the
Saints, let us commend
ourselves and one another,
and all our Life, to Christ our
God.

PRIEST

THE SIGN OF THE CROSS & BOW D

Si Kyrie
18. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

PEOPLE

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

OWN

TO GOD

To Thee, O Lord

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, now and
forever, and to the ages of ages.

Glory to Thee, Our Help! O Lord,


Glory to Thee!

MAY SIT, IF NECESSARY


BUT DO NOT CROSS LEGS AS THIS IS REGARDED AS
BEING DISRESPECTFUL IN THE HOLY TEMPLE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

IRINIKA - THE PEACE PETITIONS

En Irini tou Kyriou deithomen...


Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Anothen Irinis ke tis Sotirias ton
psihon imon, tou Kyriou deithomen...
tou simpantos Kosmou,
efstatias ton Agion tou Theou
Ekklision ke tis ton panton enoseaos
tou Kyriou deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton meta
Pisteos, Evlavias ke Fovou Theou
isionton
en
afto,
tou
Kyriou
deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Papa

In Peace let us pray to the Lord...


P E O P L E Lord have Mercy
P R I E S T For the Peace from Above, and
PRIEST

the Salvation of our souls, let us


pray to the Lord...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis Irinis

PEOPLE

teli tis Zois imon,


anodina, anepeshinta, Irinika ke
Kalin Apologian tin epi tou Foverou
Vimatos tou Hristou etisometha.

MA

Grant this, O Lord


That the rest of our life may be

PEOPLE

Doxa Si, O Theos!


Alliluia!
Doxa Patri ke Io ke

PEOPLE
PRIEST

the stability of the Holy Churches of


God, and for the Union of all, let us
pray to the Lord...
PEOPLE

Lord have mercy


For this Holy House,

and for
those who enter it with Faith,
Reverence and the Fear of God3, let
us pray to the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

ke Patriarhi imon
T H E O D O R O U ke tou Arhiepiskopou
imon
(Sergiou,)
tou
Timiou
Presviteriou, tis en Hristo Diakonias,

Lord have Mercy


For the Peace of the whole world,

Lord have Mercy


For our Pope and

Patriarch
T H E O D O R O S and our Archbishop
( N A M E)
for the honourable
Presbytery, the Diaconate in Christ,

PRIEST

ORTHODOX CHURCHES DO NOT USUALLY HAVE PEWS, WHICH WERE RECENTLY INTRODUCED DUE TO WESTERN INFLUENCE, SO IF WE NEED
TO SIT DOWN, WE ONLY SIT ON THE EDGE OF THE PEW LEGS UNCROSSED - READY TO STAND UP IMMEDIATELY - NEVER
IN A RELAXED OR CASUAL STANCE!
WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT WE ARE IN THE VERY PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD IN HIS HOLY TEMPLE, WHICH IS A MOST SACRED
PLACE - WHERE WE DO NOT ACT DISRESPECTFULLY AT ALL. NOR SHOULD WE DRAW ATTENTION TO OURSELVES AND AWAY FROM THE
WORSHIP OF GOD BY MEANS OF UNSUITABLE CLOTHING OR BEHAVIOUR!!
3
T H E F E A R O F G O D MEANS THAT DUE TO THE DEPTH OF OUR LOVE , RESPECT AND DEVOTION TO GOD, WE NEVER WANT TO FAIL
OR TO DISAPPOINT HIM WHO LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY! WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY FEAR THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR OWN
WILFUL ACTIONS - OUR FREE CHOICES - THAT WILL CAUSE OUR ALIENATION FROM OUR MOST BELOVED LORD AND SAVIOUR.

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 7.

pantos tou Klirou ke tou Laou tou


Kyriou deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tis poleos taftis - pasis poleos, horas

for all the Clergy and the people, let


us pray to the Lord...
every city,
village and land - and for the Faithful
who dwell in them, let us pray to the
Lord...

PRIEST

weather, for
abundance in the Earths yield and
for peaceful times, let us pray to the
Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

odiporounton, nosounton,
kamnonton, ehmalonton ke tis
Sotirias afton tou Kyriou deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper tou Risthine

Lord have mercy


For our Deliverance

Kyrie Eleison
Antilavou, Soson,

PEOPLE

Eleison ke diafilaxon
imas O Theos ti Si Hariti...

Amin

Lord have mercy


Help us, Save us, have Mercy

on
us, and Protect us, O God, by Thy
Grace...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Tis

Panagias,
Ahrantou,
Iperevlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou
Marias meta panton ton Agion
Mnimonefsantes,
eaftous
ke
allilous ke pasan tin Zion imon
Hristo to Theo parathometha.
MA

KE

THE

SIGN

Si Kyrie
Oti prepi

OF THE

Amin

our All-Holy,
Pure, Most Blessed and Glorious
Lady, the Mother of God and EverVirgin Mary, together with all the
Saints, let us commit ourselves and
one another, and all our Life to
Christ, our God.

PRIEST

ROSS

&

BOW

PEOPLE

Si pasa Doxa Timi ke


Proskinisis to Patri ke to Io ke to
Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is tous
Eonas ton eonon.

Amen
Remembering

DOWN

TO

GOD

To Thee, O Lord
For to Thee are due

all Glory,
Honour and Worship, to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy
Spirit, now and forever, and to the
Ages of ages.

PRIEST

PEOPLE

Amen

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

Kyrie Eleison
Oti Eleimon

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

Furthermore we pray for the


Blessed
and
Ever
Memorable
Founders of this Holy Temple; and
for all our devout Fathers and
Brethren
in
Christ,
Orthodox
Believers, departed this life before
us, who here and in all the world lie
asleep in the Lord...

PRIEST

ke Filanthropos Theos
iparhis,
ke
Si
tin
Doxan
anapempomen, to Patri ke to Io ke
to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous
eonas ton eonon.

Amin

PRIEST

Lord have Mercy


Furthemore we pray

for all those


who bring offerings, those who care
for the beauty of this Holy and
Venerable House, for those who
labour in Her Service, for those who
sing, and for the people here
present, who await You Great and
Rich Mercy...

PEOPLE

Lord have mercy


For Thou art a Merciful

God, Who
Loves mankind, and to Thee we
ascribe Glory: to the Father, and to
the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now,
and ever, and to the Ages of ages...

PEOPLE

Amen

THE EVENING PRAYERS

Kataxioson,

Kyrie, en ti espera tafti


anamartitous filahthine imas.

PRIEST

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this


evening without sin.

Evlogitos i, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron

Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our

Amen.
Genito,

Amen.
Let Thy

Evlogitos

Blessed

Evlogitos

Blessed art Thou,

imon, ke eneton ke dedoxasmenon to


Onoma Sou is tous eonas.

Kyrie, to Eleos Sou ef imas,


kathaper ilpisamen epi Se.
i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta
Dikeomata Sou.
i, Despota, sinetison me ta
Dikeomata Sou.

Evlogitos

i, Agie,
Dikeomasi Sou.

Fotison

Kyrie, to Eleos Sou is ton Eona.

me

tis

Ta Erga

ton Hiron Sou mi paridis.

Si

prepi enos, Si prepi imnos, Si Doxa


prepi,  to Patri ke to Iio ke to Agio
Pnevmati, nin ke ai is tous eonas ton
eonon

Amin.
8. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

PRIEST

PEOPLE

iper ton karpoforounton


ke kalliergounton en to Agio ke
Pnasenpto Nao touto, kopionton,
psallonton, ke iper tou periestotos
laou, tou apekdehomenounto para
Sou Mega ke plousion Eleos.

from all
tribulation, wrath, danger and
necessity, let us pray to the Lord...

PRIEST

deometha iper ton makarion ke


aidimon ktitoron tis Agia Ekklisias
taftis,
ke
iper
panton
ton
proanapafsamenon
pateron
ke
adelfon imon, ton enthade kimenon
ke apantahou Orthodoxon...

Kyrie Eleison
Eti deometha

Lord have mercy


For travellers by sea,

land, and
air; for the sick and the afflicted; for
captives; and for their Salvation, let
us pray to the Lord...

PRIEST

PEOPLE

imas apo pasis


thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke anangis,
tou Kyriou deithomen...

Lord have mercy


For temperate

PEOPLE

tis Gis ke keron irinikon tou Kyriou


deithomen.

Kyrie Eleison
Iper pleonton,

Lord have mercy


For this city - for

PEOPLE

- ke ton Pisti ikounton en aftes tou


Kyriou deithomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton karpon

Eti

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

Fathers, and Praised and Glorified be


Thy Name forever.

Mercy come upon us, O Lord,


even as we have set our hope on
Thee.
art Thou O Lord, teach me
Thy Commandments
O Master, make me
to understand Thy Commandments

Blessed

art Thou,
Enlighten
me
Commandments.

O Holy One,
with
Thy

Thy

Mercy, O Lord, is Eternal: Do not


overlook the Works of Thy Hands.

To Thee belongs praise;

to Thee is due

song; to Thee is due Glory;  to


the Father, and to the Son, and to the
Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the
ages of ages.

Amen
INTO TEMPLE OF THE

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 17.

Didou

sofo aformin, ke sofoteros este.


Gnorize Dikeo, ke prosthisi tou
dehesthe.

he will be wiser. Instruct a Righteous


man, and he shall continue to receive
it.

Arhi Sofias Fovos Kyriou, ke vouli Agion The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of
sinesis.
To gar gnosne Nomon,
dianias estin agathis.

Touto

gar to propo polin zisis hronon,


ke prostethisete si eti Zois sou.

PRAYERS

Give an opportunity to a wise man, and

in this manner you will live a long


time, and the years of your Life shall
be increased.

PRIEST

tis dianias imon ipomen...

Kyrie Eleison
Kyrie Pantokrator, O Theos, ton Pateron

PEOPLE
PRIEST

imon deometha Sou epakouson ke


Eleison...

Kyrie Eleison
Eleison imas

PRIEST

ke

Kyrie Eleison
Eti deometha iper tou Papa ke Patriarhi

PRIEST

Katevthinthito

i prosevhi mou os
thimiama enopion Sou. Eparsis ton
hiron mou Thisia Esperini, isakouson
mou Kyrie.

PEOPLE
PRIEST

Kyrie Eleison
Eti deometha

Kyrie Eleison
16. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

PRIEST

PRIEST

Lord have mercy


Furthermore we

anomias paratirisis, Kyrie Kyrie,


tis ipostisete? Oti para Si O ilasmos
estin.

Lord have mercy

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

incense. At the lifting up of my


hands as the Evening Sacrifice,
hear me, O Lord!

If

INTO

TEMPLE TONE 1

Thou, O Lord, should mark


transgression, O Lord, who would
stand?For there is Forgiveness with
Thee.

Simeron Pisti horevsomen, en psalmis ke O Believers, let us dance today, singing


imnis, to Kyrio adontes, timontes ke
tin aftou, igiasmenin skinin, tin
empsihon kivoton, tin ton ahoriton
Logon horisasan.
Prosferete gar
Theo, iperfios ti Sarki nipiazousa, ke
Arhierefs O Megas, Zaharias dehete,
evfrenomenos taftin, os Theou
katikitirion.

to the Master in the words of Psalms


and Hymns, and honour His
Tabernacle that He Sanctified, the
animate
Ark
that
held
the
Uncontainable Logos within Herself.
For She is offered to God, being a
Babe in the flesh supernaturally.
And the Great and Holy High Priest,
Zacharias, feeling Joy in his heart
now receives Her who in time will be
the Dwellingplace of God.

Eneken tou Onomatos Sou ipemina Se, Because


Kyrie, ipeminen i Psihi mou is ton
Logon Sou. Ilpisen i Psihi mou epi
ton Kyrion.

of Thy Law, O Lord, I waited


for Thee; my soul waited for Thy
Word. My soul hopes in the Lord.

Simeron

On

Apo

filakis proias mehri niktos. Apo


filakis proias elpisato Israil epi ton
Kyrion.

From

Si

ton Profiton to kirigma, Apostolon


Doxa, ke Martyron kavhima, ke
panton ton gigenon i anakenisis,

Thou

Naos O empsihos, tis Agias


Doxis, Hristou tou Theou imon, i moni
en
gynexin,
evlogimeni
Agni,
prosferete to Nao, to Nomikon katikin
is ta Agia, ke Herousi Sin afti, Ioakim
ke i Anna to Pnevmati, ke parthenike
horie, to Kyrio adousi psalmikos
melodouse, ke timose tin Mitera
aftou.

Lord have mercy


Furthermore we

pray for Mercy,


Life,
Peace,
health,
Salvation,
Visitation,
Forgiveness
and
Remission of sins for the servants of
God, our Brethren of this Holy
Temple....

PEOPLE

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

Lord have mercy


Furthermore we pray

pray for our


Brothers of the Priesthood, the
Hieromonks, the Hierodeacons and
Monks and for our all our Brethren
in Christ...

PEOPLE

iper Eleous, Zois, Irinis


igias,
Sotirias,
Episkepseos,
sighoriseos ke afeseos ton amartion
ton doulon tou Theou, ton efsevon ke
Orthodoxon
Hristainon,
ke
evriskomenon en ti poli ... [.....] tafti,
ton enoriton, epitropon, sindromiton
ke afironton tis Agias Ekklisias taftis...

Ean

all Orthodox

for our Pope


and Patriarch T H E O D O R O S and our
Archbishop ( N A M E ) . . .

PEOPLE

iper ton Adelphon imon,


ton
Iereon,
Ieromonahon,
Ierodiakonon ke Monahon, ke pasis
tis en Hristo imon Adelfotitos.

Lord have mercy


Again we pray for

IS

Let my Prayer rise before Thee like

FESTAL STIHERA ENTRANCE

Christians...

imon T H E O D O R O U ke Arhiepiskopou
imon ( N A M E ) ...

Kyrie Eleison
Eti deometha

Lord have Mercy


Have mercy upon

BLESSED

I cry out to Thee: hear me!


O Lord, when I cry out to Thee,
hear me! Hear my voice, when I
cry out to Thee! Hear me, O
Lord!

Isakouson
mou,
Kyrie!
Kyrie,
ekekraxa pros Se, isakouson mou!
Proshes ti foni tis deiseos mou, en to
kekragene me pros Se! Isakouson
mou Kyrie!

us, O God,
according to Your Great Mercy, we
beseech You; hearken, and have
Mercy...

PEOPLE

iper ton efsevon


Orthodoxon Hristianon...

Lord have Mercy.


O Lord Almighty,

the God of our


Fathers, we beseech You, hearken
and have Mercy....

PEOPLE

O Theos, kata to Mega


Eleos Sou deometha Sou epakouson
ke eleison ...

Kyrie Eleison
Eti deometha

Let us say, with all our soul and


with all our mind let us say...

WHILE RECITING THE PRAYER:


AGES OF AGES...

THE

Kyrie ekekraxa pros Se: isakouson mou! Lord,

EKETENE - THE AUGMENTED LITANY

Ipomen pantes ex olis tis psihis, ke ex olis

EVENING INCENSE - PSALM 140/141

THE PRIEST CENSES THE CHURCH & CONGREGATION


OUR GOD, ALWAYS, NOW AND EVER, AND UNTO

Wisdom, and the Counsel of Saints is


Understanding. For to know the Law
is characteristic of a good mind.

For

OF THE

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

this day the Living Temple of the


Holy Glory of Christ our Lord and
God, the only Woman to be All Holy,
Blessed and Pure, is brought to the
Holy Temple of the Lord to inhabit
the Holy Place. And therefore does
Joachim, along with Anna, rejoice in
the spirit now. And the choruses of
virgins, chanting Hymns to the Lord,
sing to Him and His Mother, Whom
they honour with the words of
Psalms.

the Morning Watch until night;


from the Morning Watch until
night, let Israel hope in the Lord.

art She of whom the Prophets


preached, the Apostles Glory, and
the Martyrs Pride and Joy. Renewal

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 9.

Parthene Mirtir Theou. Dia gar Sou


to Theo katillagimen. Dio timomen
tin Sin, en to Nao tou Kyriou
proelefsin, ke Sin to Angelo pantes
psalmikos to Here Si, ti pansemno
voomen, ti Presvia Sou Sozomeni.

art Thou of us all who were born on


Earth, O Virgin Mother of God, for
we have been Reconciled to God
through Thee. And therefore we
honour Thy Procession into the
Temple of God the Lord.
And
together witht he Angel, we cry out
in Psalms: Rejoice! To Thee, All Holy
Lady, at whse Intercession we are
Saved.

FESTAL STIHERA ENTRANCE

INTO

TEMPLE TONE 4

Oti para to Kyrio to Eleos ke polli par For with

the Lord there is Mercy, and


with Him is abundant Redemption.
And He will Redeem Israel from all
transgressions.

afto litrosis, ke aftos litrosete ton


Israil ek pason ton anomion aftou.

Ton Agion is Agia, i Aga ke amomos, en Led by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Maiden
Agio Pnevmati isikizete, ke di
Angelou ektrefete, to onti iparhousa,
agiotatos Naos, tou Agiou Theou
imon, tou ta simpanta, agiasantos
taftis isikisi, ke theosantos tin fisin, tin
ton vroton olisthisasa.

Enite
E

without spot, is taken to dwell in the


Holy of Holies. By an Angel is She
fed, who is in Truth the Most Holy
Temple of our Holy God. He has
Sanctified all things by Her Entry,
and has made Godlike the fallen
nature of mortals.

ton Kyrion, panta ta Ethni,


epenesate afton, pantes i lai.

Praise

neanides herouse, ke lampadas


katehouse, tis lampados simeron
proporevonte, tis noitis ke isagousin,
aftin is ta Agia, ton Agion ieros,
prodilouse tin mellousan, eglin
arriton, ex aftis analampsin ke
fotisin, tous en skoti kathimenous, tis
agnosias en Pnevmati.

The young girls rejoice today, and with

the Lord all you Gentiles!


Praise Him, all you peoples!

their lamps in hand, they go in


reverence before the Spiritual Lamp,
as She enters into the Holy of Holies.
They foreshadow the Brightness past
speech that is to shine forth from
Her and to grant Light by the Spirit
to those who sit in the darkness of
ignorance.

Ke

Githomeni

ipodexe, Zaharia evoisen,


Anna i panevfimos, in ekirixan,
Theou Profite en Pnevmati, ke taftin
isagage, is ton Agion Naon, Ieros
anatrefesthe,
opos
genite,
tou
Despotou ton olon, Thios Thronos, ke
Palation ke Klini, ke Fotavges
endietima.

Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati,

ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton


eonon.

Amin
10. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

the All Blessed cried out


rejoicing: O Zacharias, take Her
whom
the
Prophets
of
God
proclaimed in the Spirit, and lead
Her into the Holy Temple, there to
be brought up in Reverence, that She
may become the Divine Throne of
the Master of all His Palace, His
Restingplace, and His Dwelling filled
with Light.

Ke

And

Amen
INTO TEMPLE OF THE

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

isigage me kata tin odon tis Pilis tis


pros Vorran, katenanti tou Ikou, ke
Idou.

Ke idon! Pliris Doxis O Ikos tou Kyriou.


THE PROPHECY

He took me by the Way of the


North Gate to the front of the
Temple, and I looked.

And

behold! The House of the Lord


was full of Glory.

Ke pipto epi Prosopon mou.

And I fell on my face.

OF THE

PROVERBS

OF

SOLOMON

THE

WISE 9:1-11

WISDOM: LET US ATTEND!

Profitou

Izekiel
Proshomen

to

anagnosma

The Reading from The


Prophecy of Ezekiel the Prophet of
God

READER

Sofia! Proshomen!

PRIEST

I Sofia okodomisen Eafti Ikon, ke ipirise

READER

Stilous Epta.

Wisdom! Let us attend!

Wisdom built Her House and


She supported it with Seven Pillars.

Esfaxe

She

Apestile

She sent her servants, inviting people to

ta Eaftis Thimata, ekerasen is


Kratira ton eantis inon, ke itimasato
tin eantis Trapezan.
tous Eaftis doulous, sigkalousa
meta ipsilou Kirigmatos epi Kratira,
legousa: Os estin Afron, ekklinato
pros me!

Ke

tis endeesi Frenon ipen: Elthate,


fagete ton Emon Arton, ke Piete
inon on Ekerasa imin; apolipte
afrosinin,
ina
is
ton
Eona
Vasilefsite; Ke zitisate Fronisin, ke
Katorthosate en Gnosi sinesin.

O pedefon kakous lipsete eafto atimian.


Eleghon
eafton.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, now and


forever, and to the Ages of ages.

the Lord said to me: This Gate


shall be shut - It shall not be
opened - and no man shall pass
through It, because the Lord the
God of Israel will enter by It.
Therefore It shall be shut.

As for the Prince, He will sit in It to


eat Bread before the Lord: He will
go in by way of the Gate Chamber
and go out the same way.

His Mercy rules over us; and the


Truth of the Lord endures forever.

Anna

And

Dioti O Igoumenos outos kathisete en


Afti tou fagin Arton enantion
Kyriou: kata tin odon elam tis Pilis
iselefsete, ke kata tin odon aftou
exelefsete.

Oti ekrateothi to Eleos aftou ef imas, For


ke i alithia tou Kyriou meni is ton
eona.

ipe Kyrios pros me: I Pili Afti


keklismeni este - ouk anihthisete ke oudis mi dilthi di Aftis, oti Kyrios
O Theos Israil iselefsete di Aftis, ke
este keklismeni.

Mi

de

ton

asevi

momisete

eleghe kakous, ina mi misisosi se.


Eleghe sofon, ke Agapisi se.

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

offered her Sacrifices; She mixed


Her Wine in a bowl and prepared Her
Table.

the bowl, with a lofty Proclamation,


saying:
He who is without
Discernment, let him turn aside to
me!

And

to those in need of Discernment,


she says: Come, eat My Bread and
drink the Wine I mixed for you;
forsake lack of Discernment, and
you
shall
Live;
and
seek
Discernment so you may Live, and
keep straight your Understanding
with Knowledge.

He

who chastises evil men shall


received dishonour for himself; and
he who reproves the ungodly man
shall be blamed himself.

Do

not reprove evil men, so they may


not hate you. Reprove a wise man,
and he will Love you.

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 15.

Ke enipniasthi.
And he dreamt.
Ke idou Klimax estirigmeni en ti Gi, is i And beheld a

Ladder set up on the


Earth, and its top reached to Heaven.

kefali afiknito is ton Ouranon.

Ke

i Angeli tou Theou anevenon ke


katevenon ep afti.

FESTAL STIHERA ENTRANCE

O de Kyrios epestirikto ep aftis, ke ipen: The Lord stood above it and said: I Am

gi ef is Si kathendis ep aftis, Si doso


aftin, ke to spermati Sou.

The land on which you lie I will give to

Ke este to sperma Sou os i ammos tis

you and to your seed.

And

your seed shall be like the dust


of the Earth, and you shall spread
abroad to the West and to the East;
to the North and to the South.

Gis, ke platinthisete epi thalassan,


ke Liva, ke Vorran, ke epi Anatolas.

Ke eneflogithisonte en Si pase e file tis

And

in you and in your seed all the


tribes of the Earth shall be Blessed.

Gis, ke en to spermati Sou.

Ke idou: Ego Emi meta Sou, difilasson


se en ti odo pasi, ouan porefthis, ke
apostrepso Se is tin gin taftin, oti ou
mi Se egkatalipo, eos tou piise me
tafta osa elalisa Si.

And behold: I Am with you and will


keep you wherever you go, and will
bring you back to this land; for I
will not leave you until I have done
what I have spoken to you.

Ke exigerthi Iakov ek tou ipnou aftou, ke And

Jacob awoke from his sleep and


said, The Lord is in this Place I
did not know it!

ipen: Oti esti Kyrios en to Topo touto


- ego de ouk idin!

THE PRIEST CENSES AS BEFORE WHILE PRAYING:

Esperas ke proi ke mesimbrias, enoumen,


Evlogoumen,
Evharistoumen
ke
deometha Sou, Despota ton Apanton,
Philanthrope, Kyrie. Ketevthinon tin
prosevhin
imon,
os
Thimiama
Enopion Sou ke mi ekklinis tas kardias
imon is logous, i is logismous ponirias,
alla Rise imas ek panton ton
Thirevonton tas psihas imon. Oti pros
Se, Kyrie, Kyrie, i ofthalimi imon, ke
epi Si ilpisamen. Mi kateshinis imas,
O Theos imon.

he was afraid, and said: How


awesome is this Place! This is none
other than the House of God, and
this is the Gate of Heaven!

outos! Ouk esti touto all i Ikos Theou,


ke afti i Pili tou Ouranon!
OF

EZEKIEL

THE EAST GATE

Profitou

Izekiel
Proshomen

to

THE

IS FOR THE

anagnosma

PROPHET 43: 27 - 44:14


ENTRANCE

The Reading from


The
Prophecy of Ezekiel the Prophet of
God
Wisdom! Let us attend!

PRIEST

...Ke este apo tis imeras tis ogdois ke

READER

... When these days are over,


on the Eighth Day, the Priests shall
offer your Whole Burnt Offerings
and your Peace Offerings on the
Altar, and I shall accept you, says
the Lord. God.

epekina, piisousin i iris epi tou


thisiastrion ta olokaftomata imon,
ke ta tou Sotiriou imon, ke
prosdexome imas, legi Kyrios.
kata tin odon tis Pilis
ton Agion tis exoteras tis vlepousis
kata Anatolas.

Ke afti in keklismeni.

LORD

READER

Sofia! Proshomen!

Ke epestrepse me

OF THE

THE PRIEST EXITS


PROCESSION,

SANCTUARY THROUGH
HOLY GOSPEL

THE

HOLDING THE

Evlogimeni

i Isiodos
Agion Sou.

Sofia! Orthi.

ton

NORTH DOOR

IN

Blessed

is the Entrance of
Thy Saints!

Wisdom! Rise!
BY ST SOPHRONIOS, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION

SINGS TOGETHER WITH THE

Fos

Ilaron Agias Doxis, Athanatou


Patros, Ouraniou, Agiou, Makaros,
Iisou Hriste! Elthondes epi tin iliou
disin,
idontes
fos
esperinon,
imnoumen Patera, Ion ke Agion
Pnevma, Theon, Axion Se en pasi
keris imnisthe fones esies, Ie Theou,
Zoin O didous dio O kosmos Se
Doxazi!

of the Sanctuary that faces towards


the East.

And it was shut.

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

THE

BEFORE HIS FACE.

THE EVENING HYMN

And He took me back to the Outer Gate

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND

14. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

At evening, at morning and at


midday we Praise, Bless and
give Thanks, and we pray to
Thee, O Master of all things,
Lord Who Loves mankind:
Direct our Prayer before Thee
like incense, and do not incline
our hearts to words or thoughts
of evil, but Deliver us from all
who hunt our souls. For we look
to Thee, O Lord, our Lord, and
we hope in Thee. Put us not to
shame, O our God!

ISODOS THE ENTRANCE

Ke efovithi ke ipen: Os foveros O Topos And

THE PROPHECY

Thy Birth, O Lady, and Bride of


God, Thou hast gone to dwell in the
Temple of the Lord, there to be
brought up in the Holy of Holies, for
Thou art Thyself Holy: and Gabriel
then was sent to Thee, O Virgin All
Undefiled, to bring Thee Food. All
the Powers of Heaven stood amazed,
seeing the Holy Spirit dwell in Thee.
Therefore, O Mother of God without
stain or blemish, Glorified in Heaven
and on Earth, Save us.

paregenou en Nao Kyriou, tou


anatrafine is ta Agia ton Agion, os
Igiasmeni. Tote ke Gavriil apestali
pros Se tin Panamomon, trofin
komizon Si.
Ta Ourania panta
exestisan, oronta to Pnevma to Agion
en Si skinosan. Dio aspile amolinte, i
en Ourano ke epi Gis Doxazomeni,
Mitir Theou, Soze to genos imon.

there the Angels of God were


ascending and descending on it.

the Lord God of Abraham your


Father and the God of Isaac. Do
not fear.

TEMPLE TONE (8) PLAGAL 4

Meta to tehthine Se, Theonimfe Despina, After

And

Ego Emi O Theos Avraam tou


Patros Sou, ke O Theos Isaak. Mi
fovou.

INTO

CHOIR

O Gladsome Radiance of the Holy Glory


of the Father Immortal, Heavenly,
Holy, Blessed Jesus Christ. Now that
we have come to the setting of the
sun and have seen the Evening Light,
we hymn Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, for it is fitting that at all times
Thou should be praised by voices
propitious, O Son of God, the Giver of
Life, for which cause the Universe
Glorifies Thee!

T H E I S O D O S - T H E E N T R A N C E - SYMBOLI SES OUR L O RD C OMI NG I NTO OUR MI DST A ND WHOSE D I V INE


W I SDOM I S G IV EN TO US THROUG H THE H OLY G OSPELS

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 11.

PROKEIMENON THE GRADUAL

Sofia!
Irini pasi!

Wisdom!

PRIEST

Peace be to all!
WE

BOW

OUR HEAD

TO

RECEIVE

Ke pnevmati sou!
Sofia!
Proshomen!

THE

O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, Save me, O God, for Thy Names sake,
ke en ti Dinami Sou Krinis me.

PRIESTLY BLESSING

And to thy spirit....


P R I E S T Wisdom!
Let us attend!

Voithia mou para Kyriou, tou


piisantos ton Ouranon ke tin Gin.

Ira tous opsthalmous mou is ta


ori, othen izi i Voitheia mou.

THE PROKEIMENON

SUNDAY EVENING PSALM 133

Idou

di Evlogite ton Kyrion, pantes i


douli Kyriou.

I estatos en iko Kyriou, en avles


Ikou Theou imon.

Behold

Voithia mou para Kyriou, tou


piisantos ton Ouranon ke tin Gin.

My

Theos, Antiliptor mou i.


Sou propsithasi me.

You who stand in the House of


the Lord, in the Courts of the House
of our God.

VE RSE

Idou

Behold

di Evlogite ton Kyrion, pantes i


douli Kyriou.

now, Bless the Lord, all you


servants of the Lord.

isakousete
mou,
kekragene me pros afton.

en

to

Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, O


Theos, ke ek ton epanistmenon ep
emi Litrose me.

Theos, Antiliptor mou i.


Sou propsithasi me.

Kyrios Evasilefsen,
enedisato.

En to epikalisthe me isikousas
mou, O Theos tis dikeosinis mou, en
thlipsi eplatinas me.
isakousete
mou,
kekragene me pros Afton.

en

to

Enedisato Kyrios Dinamin, ke


perizosato.

Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me,


pasas tas imeras tis zois mou.

The Lord will hear me when I cry out

Kyrios

Pimeni me, ke ouden me


isterisi.
Is topon hlois, ekei me
kateskinose.

STIHO S

To

Eleos Sou, Kyrie, katadioxi me,


pasas tas imeras tis zois mou.

STIHO S

VE RSE

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall

not want; He has made me lie down


in Green Pastures.

Thy Mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all


the days of my life.

WEDNESDAY EVENING PSALM 53

ke en ti Dinami Sou krinis me.

O Theos, isakouson tis prosevhis

and Judge me by Thy Might.


VE RSE

mou, enotise ta rimata tou stomatos


mou.
12. G R E A T V E S P E R S E N T R Y

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

Hear my Prayer, O God, and hear

the words of my mouth.

EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - 20 NOVEMBER

evprepeian

art my Defender, O Lord, and


Thy Mercy shall go before me.

Deliver me from my enemies, O


God, and Protect me from those who
rise up against me.

VE RSE

Thou

art my Defender, O Lord, and


Thy Mercy shall go before me.

The

Lord Reigns, and clothes Himself


with Majesty.

The Lord clothed and girded


Himself with Power.

VE RSE

The

Lord Reigns, and clothes Himself


with Majesty.

And He established the world,


which shall not be moved.

VE RSE

The

Lord Reigns, and clothes Himself


with Majesty.

Holiness becomes Thy House, O


Lord, forever.

VE RSE

--------

Kyrios evasilefsen,
enedisato.

evprepeian

THE PROPHECY
JAC

Lord Reigns, and clothes Himself


with Majesty.

GENESIS 28: 10-17

OF
OB

The

S LA

DDER

Geneseo to anagnosma Proshomen

READER

Sofia! Proshomen!

PRIEST

The Reading is from the Book of


Genesis.

Exilthen

Wisdom! Let us attend!

Jacob

Iakov apo tou freastos tou


orkou, ke eporefthi is Harran.

went out from the Well of


Oath and went towards Haran.

Ke

apintise topo, ke ekimithi eki, gar O


ilios.

He

Ke

elavan apo ton lithon tou topou, ke


ethike pros kefalis aftou. Ke ekimithi
en to topo ekino.

Then he took one of the stones of that

O Theos, en to Onomati Sou Soson me, Save me, O God, for Thy Names sake,
STIHO S

Kyrios Evasilefsen,
enedisato.

Thy Mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all


the days of my life.

evprepeian

Ke gar estereose tin ikoumenin, i


tis ou salevthisete.

TUESDAY EVENING PSALM 22

To

Kyrios Evasilefsen,
enedisato.

STIHO S

to Him.

evprepeian

STIHO S

Thou hast heard me when I


called, O God of my Righteousness.
Thou hast set me free when I was in
trouble.

VE RSE

To Eleos

Thou

SATURDAY EVENING PSALM 92

to Him.

STIHO S

Kyrios

The Lord will hear me when I cry out

To Eleos

STIHO S

MONDAY EVENING PSALM 4

Kyrios

Help comes from the Lord, Who


has made Heaven and Earth.

FRIDAY EVENING PSALM 58

now, Bless the Lord, all you


servants of the Lord.

STIHO S

I lifted up my eyes to the hills,


from whence my Help shall come.

OF THE DAY

CHANT THE APPROPRIATE PROKEIMENON OF THE DAY OF THE WEEK UPON WHICH THIS
FEAST OCCURS AS FOLLOWS:

Help comes from the Lord, Who


has made Heaven and Earth.

VE RSE

READER

 WE

My

STIHO S

PEOPLE

( The Prokeimenon of the .


Tone)

and Judge me by Thy Might

THURSDAY EVENING PSALM 120

GREAT VESPERS ENTRY

INTO TEMPLE OF THE

arrived at a certain place, and


stayed there all night, because the
sun had set.
Place and put it at his head, and he
lay down in that Place to sleep.

E V E R B L E S S E D T H E O T O K O S - 2 0 N O V E M B E R 13.