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12. F ESTAL M A T L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDRONI KOS -9 O COTBER


ke Vartholomeos; Thomas ke Thomas and Matthew the Publican;
Matheos O Telonis; Iakovos, O tou James, the son of Alphaeus, and
Alpheou ke Levveos, O epiklithis Lebbaeus, whose surname was
‘Thaddeos;’ Simon O Kananitis, ke ‘Thaddeus;’ Simon the Canaanite,

Festal Matins Hymns – St James Alphaeus


Ioudas O Iskariotis, O ke paradous and Judas Iscariot, who would betray
afton. Him.

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Toutous tou Dodeka apestilen O Iisous These Twelve Jesus sent out, and
THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS parangilas aftis, legon: “Is odon commanded them, saying: “Do not
Ethnon mi apelthite, ke is polin go into the way of the Gentiles and
PSALM 117 /118 Samariton mi iselthite. do not enter a city of the
Theos Kyrios ke Epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Appeared to Samaritans.
Evlogimenos O erhomenos en us. Blessed is He Who comes in the “Porevesthe de mallon pros ta Provata “Go rather to the Lost Sheep of the
Onomati Kyriou! Name of the Lord! ta Apololota Ikou Israil. House of Israel.
1. Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti Agathos, 1. Confess the Lord, for He is Good; “Porevomeni de kirissete, legontes, oti “As you so, preach, saying: ‘The
oti is ton eona to Eleos Aftou! ✶ for His Mercy endures forever! ✶ ingiken i Vasilia ton Ouranon! Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’
2. Panta ta Ethni ekiklosan me, ke to 2. All the Nations surrounded me, but
Onomati Kyriou inamin aftous. ✶ in the Name of the Lord I drove “Asthenountas Therapevete, leprous “Heal the sick, Cleanse the lepers,
them back. ✶ Katharizete, nekrous Egirete, Raise the dead, cast out demons.
demonia ekvallete.
3. Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke esti 3. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is
Thavmasti en ofthalmis imon. ✶ Marvellous in our eyes. ✶ “Dorean elavete - dorean dote!” “Freely you have received – freely
MENAION - FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS - TONE 3 give!”
Apostole Agie Iakove, Presveve to O Holy Apostle, James, Intercee with
Eleimoni Theo, ina ptesmaton afesin, our Merciful Lord God, so that He
parashi tes psihes imon. may grant Forgieness of offences to
our soul.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,

MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST ANDRONIKOS – TONE 1 Elder Sophrony of Essex


Tis erimou politis ke en somati Angelos As a Citizen of the Desert, and an
Our Struggle to Enter into the Eternal Life of God Himself
ke Thavmatourgos anedihthis Angel Incarnate, and Wonderworker,
Theofore Paitr imon Andronike. Thou shone forth, O Andronikos, is neither simple nor easy.
Nistia, agripnia, prosevhi, Ourania our God-bearing Father! Since Thou
harismata lavon. Therapevis tous received the Spiritual Gifts by Our attitude (indeed, our belief) must always be:
nosountas ke tas psihas ton Pisti Fasting and Vigil, and Prayer, Thou “May Thy Will be done, O Lord!”
Prostrehonton Si. ✞ Doxa to dedokoti can Cure those who are ailing, and
Si Ishin! ✞ Doxa to Se Stefanosanti! ✞ heal the soul of those who hasten to Only then does the potential develop within us
Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin Thee with Faith. ✞ Glory to Him
to conceive of God
iamata! Who granted His Might to Thee!
✞Glory to Him Who Crowned Thee! as He is in His Eternity.
✞ Glory to Him Who Works through
Thee, providing Cures to all!
Ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton Now and forever, and to the Ages of
eonon. ages.
Amin Amen
THEOTOKION – TONE 1
Sillavousa aflektos to pir tis Theotitos, ke Without being burnt, Thou Conceived
tekousa asporos, pigin zois ton the Fire of Divinity, and without
Kyrion, Keharitomeni Theotoke, seed, Thou gave Birth to our Lord
perisoze tous Se Megalinontas. Who is the Source of Life. O
Theotokos, Full of Grace, Preserve

2. F ESTAL M AT L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDR ONIK OS -9 O COTBER F ESTAL M AT L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDRO NIK OS -9 O COT BER 11.
Imis mori dia Hriston, imis de fronimi en We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you us who Magnify Thee!
OCTOEHOS–FIRST FESTAL KATHISMA–KATANIKTIKA (COMPUNCTION) - TONE 2
Hristo; imis asthenis, imis de ishiri; are wise in Christ; we are weak, but
imis endoxi, imis de atimi. you are strong; you are honourable, Ennousa psihi mou, tis friktis imeras tin O my soul, when thou contemplates the
but we are despised. etasin, tromaxon tin antapodosin tis Examination of that Dread Day,
Ahri tis arti oras ke pinomen ke Even unto this present hour, we both eoniou kolaseos, ke en metania tremble at the Reward of Eternal
dipsomen, ke gimnitevomen, ke hunger and thirst, and are naked, voison dakriousa, O Theos, imarton Punishment, and, with tears, cry out
kolafizometha ke astatoumen. and are buffeted, and have no Eleison me. in Repentance: “O God, I have
dwellingplace. sinned! Have Mercy on me!”
Ke kopiomen, ergazomeni tes idies hersi. And we labour, working with our own Kyrie, mi to thimo Sou elegxis me, O Lord, rebuke me not in Thy Wrath,
hands. mide ti orgi Sou pedefsis me. nor chasten me in Thine Anger!
Lidoroumeni evlogoumen, diokomeni Being reviled, we Bless; being Erevnon mou to sinidos to katakriton, As I search my Condemned conscience,
anehometha, vlasfimoumeni persecuted, we suffer it; being dilio Sou to Foveron dikastirion Kyrie, I quake before Thy Dread Assize, O
parakaloumen. defamed, we Entreat. oti ouk Estin e Ergon Sotiria, all’ os Lord, because there is no Salvation
ehon ton plouton tis Efsplaghnias, from my works! But, as Thou has a
Os perikatharmata tou kosmou We are made as the filth of the world - iktirison me Hriste, O Theos, ke Soson Wealth of Compassion, have pity on
egenithimen, anton peripsima eos the offscourings of all things unto me. me, O Christ my God, and Save me!
arti. this day.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Ouk entrepon imas grafo tafta, all’ os I write not these things to shame you, ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Tekna mou Agapita noutheto. but as my Beloved Children, I warn eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
you.
Amin Amen
Ean gar mirious pedagogous ehite en Although you have ten thousand
THEOTOKION
Hristo, all’ ou pollous Pateras. instructors in Christ, yet have you
not many Fathers. Se Megalinomen, Theotoke voontes. Thee we Magnify, O Theotokos, as we
En gar Hristo Iisou dia tou Evangeliou In Christ Jesus through the Gospel I Here, i Pili i Keklismeni, di’ is inoigi cry: Hail, O Closed Gate, whereby
anthropis, O Pale Paradisos!. for mankind has been opened the
ego imas egennisa. have begotten you.
Paradise of old!
Parakalo oun imas - mimite mou I beseech you, therefore - be imitators OCTOEHOS-SECOND FESTAL KATHISMA–KATANIKTIKA (COMPUNCTION)-TONE 2
ginesthe. of me.
THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW 9 : 36 – 10 : 8
Eleison me, ipen O David, kago Si krazo: Have Mercy on me, said David, and I,
Imarton Sotir, tas emas amartias, dia too, cry to Thee: I have sinned, O
To kero ekino, iden O Iisous tou ohlous, At that time, Jesus saw a great tis Metanias exalipsas, eleison me. Saviour, wipe away my sins through
Esplaghnisthi peri afton, oti isan multitude, and was moved with Repentence and have Mercy on me.
eklelimeni ke errimmeni, os Provata Compassion for them, for they were Epivlepson ep’ eme ke elison me kata Look upon me and have Mercy on
mi ehonta Pimena. weary and scattered, like Sheep
to krima ton agaponton to Onoma me...
without a Shepherd.
Sou.
Tote legi is Mathites Aftou: “O men He said to His Twelve Disciples: “The
Eleison me, O Theos, Eleison me, epi Have Mercy on me. O God, have Mercy
Therismos polis, i de Ergate O ligi. Harvest is truly plentiful, but the
disin amartimasin O David ethrini, on me, lamented David for two sins.
Labourers are few.
epi miriis ego plimmelimasi voo Si. For ten thousand offences I cry to
“Deithite oun tou Kyriou tou “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to Ekinos tin stromnin tis dakrisin Thee: He watered his couch with
Therismou opos ekvali ergatas is send out Labourers into His evrehen, ego de ranida mian ou tears, while I have not found one
ton Therismon Aftou.” Harvest.” kektime, apegnosme, ke deome, drop. I despair and Entreat: have
Ke proskalesamenos O Iisous tous And when He had Called unto Him His eleison me O Theos kata to Mega Sou Mercy on me, O God, according to
Dodeka Mathitas Aftou, edoken aftis Twelve Disciples, He granted them Eleos. Thy Great Mercy.
Exousian kata pnevmaton Authority against unclean spirits, to ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
akatharton, oste ekvallin afta, ke cast them out, and to Heal all ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Therapevin pasan noson ke pasan manner of sickness and all manner eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
malakian. of disease.
Amin Amen
Ton de Dodeka Aostolon ta onomata esti The names of the Twelve Apostles are THEOTOKION
tafta: protos, Simon, O legomenos these: the first, Simon, who is called
‘Petros,’ ke Andreas, O adelphos ‘Peter,’ and Andrew, his brother; Theotoke, mi aridis me deomenon, O Theotokos, do not despise as I
aftou; Iakovos O tou Zebedeou ke James, the son of Zebedee, and John, antilipseos tis para sou. Epi si gar Entreat help from Thee, for in Thee
Ioannis, O adelphos aftou; Philippos his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; pepithen i psihi mou, eleison me. my soul Hopes: have Mercy on me.

10. F ESTAL M A T L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDRONI KOS -9 O COTBER F ESTAL M AT L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDRO NIK OS -9 O COT BER 3.
OCTOECHOS – THIRD KATHISMA – KATANIKTIKON – TONE 2
Efsplaghnias tin afthonon Pigin, The ungrudging Source of Compassion,
Iordanou katedisas roes Ioanni. Thou plunged in Jordan’s streams, O
Othen ektenos kathiketevo Se, pathesi John. Wherefore, I implore Thee,
pollis katapontoumenon, pelagi me
tou iou kath’ ekastin halepos,
insistently, by Thine acceptable
Prayers lead me – who, with many
Festal Liturgy Hymns – St James Alphaeus
evprosdektis Sou evhes, ois pros passions am being fearfully drowned KINDLY USE THE SERVICE BOOK UNTIL THIS POINT,
limena hiragogison. each day in the Ocean of Life – to the THEN CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WITH REGARD TO THESE HYMNS
Harbour of Life. SMALL ENTRANCE HYMNS
OCTOECHOS – THIRD KATHISMA – HOLY MARTYRS – TONE 1
ISODIKON – TONE 2
Thavmastos O Theos en tis Agiis God is Wondrous in His Saints...
Aftou.. Soson imas, Iie Theou, O EN AGIIS Save us, O Son of God, WHO ART
THAVMASTOS, psalontas Si: WONDROUS IN THY SAINTS, as we
O fedrinas tous Agious Sou iper hrison, O Christ our God, Who made Thy Saints Allilouia! sing to Thee: Allelouia!
ke doxasas tous Osious Sou os more radiant than gold, and
MENAION - FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS - TONE 3
Agathos, ip’ afton disopoumenos Glorified Thy Holy Ones, as Thou art
Hriste O Theos, tin Zoin imon Good, besought by them, pilot our Apostole Agie Iakove, Presveve to O Holy Apostle, James, Intercee with
kivernison os Filanthropos, ke tin Life as Thou Lovest mankind, and Eleimoni Theo, ina ptesmaton afesin, our Merciful Lord God, so that He
evhin katevthinon os Thimiama, O direct our Prayers as incense, for parashi tes psihes imon. may grant Forgieness of offences to
Monos en Agiis anapavomenos. Thou alone Rests among Thy Saints. our soul.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati, ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, MENAION – FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST ANDRONIKOS – TONE 1
ke nin ke ai ke is tous Eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and Tis erimou politis ke en somati Angelos As a Citizen of the Desert, and an
eonon. forever, and to the Ages of ages.
ke Thavmatourgos anedihthis Angel Incarnate, and Wonderworker,
Amin Amen Theofore Paitr imon Andronike. Thou shone forth, O Andronikos,
THEOTOKION Nistia, agripnia, prosevhi, Ourania our God-bearing Father! Since Thou
harismata lavon. Therapevis tous received the Spiritual Gifts by
Tis ide, tis ikouse Mitera tiktousan, ton Who has known, who has heard of nosountas ke tas psihas ton Pisti Fasting and Vigil, and Prayer, Thou
eaftis Dimiourgon, Apirandros Mother giving Birth to Her Creator? Prostrehonton Si. ✞ Doxa to dedokoti can Cure those who are ailing, and
thilazousan ton didonta trofin pasi Without knowing man, nursing the Si Ishin! ✞ Doxa to Se Stefanosanti! ✞ heal the soul of those who hasten to
sarki? O tou Thamatos! Thronos One Who grants food to all flesh? O Doxa to energounti dia Sou pasin Thee with Faith. ✞ Glory to Him
Herouvikos, edihthi i gastir Sou, the Miracle! Thy Womb, O iamata! Who granted His Might to Thee!
Theotoke Keharitomeni, Presveve iper Theotokos Full of Grace, was ✞Glory to Him Who Crowned Thee!
ton psihon imon. revealed as the Cherubic Throne! ✞ Glory to Him Who Works through
Intercede on behalf of our soul. Thee, providing Cures to all!
(NO READINGS ) - PSALM 50/51  SEASONAL KONTAKION - ST JOHN THE BAPTIST & FORERUNNER – TONE 2
MENAION – FESTAL KONTAKION - ST JAMES ALPHAEUS - TONE (6) PLAGAL 2
Profita Theou, ke Prodrome tis Haritos, O Prophet of God and Forerunner of
Os eosforon eklamponta pasan Ktisin, As we festively honour his Memory tin Karan tin Sin, os Rdon Ierotaton, Divine Grace, since we have obtained
ton tou Hristou aftoptin te ke toady, let us extol James, praising ek tis Gis evrameni, tas iasis Pantote Thy Head from beheath the Earth, as
theigoron, imnis Iakovon him in song. He was an Eyewitness lamvanomen. Ke gar palin os if a Most Sacred Rose, we receive the
evfimisomen, gererontes tin toutou of Christ and a Preacher of God, and proteron, en kosmo kirittis tin Healings continually. And, once
panigirin simeron. Presvevi gar ai shone upon the entire world like a Metanian. again, as before, Thou preaches
iper panton imon. Morning Star, and continually throughout the world, Repentance.
Intercedes on behalf of us all. FESTAL PROKEIMENON – PSALM 18 – TONE (8) PLAGAL 4
MENAION - FESTAL IKOS – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS
Is pasan tin Gin exilthen O fthongos His Voice has gone out into all the
Ton Ouranothen tou Logou miithenta From Heaven being intitiated into the Aftou. Earth!
tin gnosin, ke tranos tis en gi to Knowlege of the Logos, and to those
Evangelion kirianta, Iakovon ton on Earth having preached the Gospel, I Ourani diigounte Doxan Theou. The Heavens declare the Glory of God!
megan proirimenos, tou Alfeou ton Thy Great Apostle, James, Son of FIRST EPISTLE OF ST PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS 4 : 9 – 16
gonon, anevfimise, Se disopo Alphaeus, let us extol, as I implore Adelphi: O Theos imas tous Apostolous Brethren, God has set forth us, the
katapemse mi Harin, Hriste Iisou, O Thee to send me Thy Grace, O Jesus
eshatous apedixen, os Epithanatiou, Apostles, last, as it were appointed
plisas Pnevmatos Thiou ton Sofon Christ, for Thou, O Lord art the One
oti thatron egenithimen to kosmo, ke to Death, for we are made a
mathitin Sou, ke kirika touton pasi tis Who filled Thy Wise Disciple with the
Angelis ke anthopis. spectacle unto the world, and to
perasi dorisamenos, ke presvin pros Holy Spirit and granted him to be a
Angels, and to men.

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Enite afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; Se evprosdekton. Presvevi gar ai iper Herald to all the ends of the world,
panton imon. and our acceptable Intercessor
afton en kimvalis alalagmou. Pasa praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
before Thee, as he continually
pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise
intercedes on behalf of us all.
the Lord.
SYNAXARION – 9 OCTOBER
Evrontisas Pansofe, ti Ikoumeni O All Wise, Thou thundered forth to
didagmata, Iera ke Sotira, ke pasan the whole world Sacred Teachings Ti Θ’ tou aftou minos mnimi tou Agiou On this 9th day of the month, we
ekathiras, idolomanias, tin Ktisin that Save our soul. Thou Cleansed Apostolou Iakovou tou Alpaeou. Commemorate the Holy Apostle, St
Theofron, ke katefotisas laous, and Purified the world of its idols James (Iakovos) son of Alphaeus.
Theognosias tes epilampsesin, idolon and pagan madness, and Ti afti imera mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our Holy
ta temni de, katastrepsamenos Hariti, Enlightened with the Rays of Godly imon Andronikou ke Athanasias tis Father, St Andronikos and his wife,
Ekklisias is ainesin, tou Theou imon Knowledge the people everywhere. simviou aftou. St Athanasia.
igiras. And when Thou had destroyed the
temples of the idols by Divine Grace, Ti afti imera mnmi tis Agias Martyros On this day we Commemorate the Holy
Thou built churches to replace them Poplias. Martyr, St Poplia the Confessor.
in Praise of our Lord and God. Ti afti imera mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our Holy
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son, imon Petrou. Father, St Peter.
and to the Holy Spirit Ti afti imera mnimi tou Osiou Patros On this day we Commemorate our Holy
MENAION –FESTAL STIHI – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 imon Dorotheou episkopou Tyrou. Father, St Dorotheos, Bishop of Tyre.
Pistos Panigirizomen, tin Pansepton In Faith we praise, O Glorious james, the Ti afti imera mnimi tou Dikeou Avraam On this day we Commemorate
imeran tis Sis Mnimis, Se honourable day of Thy Memorial – ke tou anepsiou aftou Lot. Righteous St Abraham, and his
animnountes Iakoe Endoxe, ouh os not because Thou art the son of nephew, St Lot.
Alpheou iion, all’ os tou Hristou Alphaeus, but because Thou art Tes ton Agion Sou Presvies, O Teos, By the Intercessions of Thy Saints, O
Apostolon, ke kirika tis aftou arritou Christ’s Apostle – a Preacher of His
eleison imas. God, have Mercy on us.
sarkoseos. Othen to despotiko Ineffable Incarnation. Since Thou
Throno, Sin Asomatis ai stand before the Throne of our Amin Amen
paristamenos, ke Apostolon ke Master, with the Angels, and the KATAVASIA OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - TONE 4
Martyron Horis, ektenos iketeve, tou Choirs of Apostles and Martyrs, pray
ODI 1 Anixo to stoma mou ke ODE 1 I shall open my mouth and the
Sothine imas, ton Sotira ke Theon without ceasing that our Saviour and
plirothisete Pnevmatos ke logon Spirit will inspire it, and I shall utter
imon. God will Save us. erevxome ti Vasilidi Mitri. Ke the words of my song to the Queen
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of ofthisome fedros Panigirizon ke aso and Mother: I shall be seen
eonon. ages. gnothomenos TAFTIS TA THAVMATA. radiantly keeping Feast and
JOYFULLY PRAISING HER MIRACLES
Amin Amen ODI 3 Tous Sous Imnologous, Theotoke, ODE 3 O Mother of God, Thou living
THEOTOKION – TONE (5) PLAGAL 1 izosa ke Afthonos Pigi, Thiason and plentiful Fount, grant strength
Makarizomen Se Theotoke Parthene, ke Blessed Sigkrotisantas Pnevmatikon, to those united in Spiritual
art Thou, O Virgin Theotokos, stereoson. Ke en ti Thia Doxi Sou Fellowship, who sing Hymns of
Doxazomen Se i Pisti kata hreos, tin and we Glorify Thee – as Duty Bound Praise to Thee: and in Thy Divine
Stefanon Doxis axioson.
polin tin asiston, to Tihos, to Arrikton, Faithful – O Unshakable City! O Glory grant them Crowns of Glory.
tin Arrigi prostasian, ke katafigin ton
Indestructible Wall! O Firm and 4 Perceiving the Unsearchable
psihon imon.
Steadfast Protection and Refuge for ODI 4 Tin anexihniaston Thian Voulin ODE
tis ek tis Parthenou sarkoseos Sou to Purpose of God concerning Thine
THEOTOKION – GREAT DOXOLOGY  our soul! Incarnation from a Virgin, O Most
Ipsistou O Profitis Abbakoum
MENAION - FESTAL APOLYTIKION – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS - TONE 3 katanoon ekravgaxe. Doxa ti Dinami High, the Prophet Habakkuk cried:
Sou, Kyrie Glory to Thy Power, O Lord!
Apostole Agie Iakove, Presveve to O Holy Apostle, James, Intercee with
ODI 5 Exesti ta simpanta epi ti Thia O D E 5 The whole world was amazed
Eleimoni Theo, ina ptesmaton afesin, our Merciful Lord God, so that He at Thy Divine Glory: for Thou, O
Doxi Sou. Si gar, apirogame
parashi tes psihes imon. may grant Forgieness of offences to Parthene, eshes en Mitra ton epi Virgin, Who has not known wedlock,
our soul. Panton Theon ke tetokas ahronon has been Translated from earth to
Iion, pasi tis imnousi Se Sotirian the Eternal Mansions to the Life
vravevousa. without end, bestowing Salvation
upon all who sing Thy praises.
ODI 6 Tin Thian Taftin ke Pantimon O D E 6 As we celebrate this Sacred and
Telountes Eortin i Theofrones tis Solemn Feast of the Theotokos, let
Theomitoros, defte tas hiras us come, clapping our hands, O
krotisomen, ton ex aftis tehthenta people of the Lord, and Glorifying

8. F ESTAL M AT L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDR ONIK OS -9 O COTBER F ESTAL M AT L IT H Y MNS –S T J AMES A L PHAEUS – S T A NDRO NIK OS -9 O COT BER 5.
Theon Doxazontes. God Who was Born of her. LAUDS: THE PRAISES TO GOD -PSALM 148
ODI 7 Oukelatrefsan ti ktisi i ODE 7 The
Holy Children bravely
ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

Theoforones para ton Ktisanta. Alla trampled upon the threatening fire, Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
piros apilin andrios patisantes, preferring not to worship created ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
herontes epsallon. Iperimnite, O ton things rather than the Creator, and Afton en tis Ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
Pateron Kyrios ke Theos, Evlogitos i. they sang in Joy: “Blessed art Thou to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
and praised above all: O Lord God of
our Fathers!” Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
ODI 8 ✞Enoumen,Evlogoumen ke ODE 8 ✞We Praise, we Bless and we Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Proskinoumen ton Kyrios. Worship the Lord! Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
Pedas evagis en ti kamino O Tokos tis The Offspring of the Theotokos saved LAUDS- MENAION - FESTAL STIHI – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS – TONE 4
Theotokou diesosato, tote men the Holy Children in the furnace. Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;
tipoumenos, nin de energoumenos tin He Who was then prefigured has
ikoumenin apasan agiri psallousan. Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the
since been born on earth, and He Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty.
Ton Kyrion imnite ta Erga ke gathers together all Creation to sing:
iperipsoute is pantas tous eonas. “O ye Works of the Lord: Bless ye the Elampsas Apostole, Fotoidis osper ilios, Shining Brightly, O Apostle, with the
Lord and exalt Him above all tes aktisi tou Pnevmatos, ke pasan Rays of the Holy Spirit, Thou was
M AGNIF IC AT  forever!” katiigasas, ikoumenin Makar, ti luminous like the sun. With
HEIRMOS - EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS - TONE (8) PLAGAL 4 Theognosia, ke apedioxas ahlin, Knowledge of God Thou hast
Kyrios Theotokon, Se Omologoumen, i Truly, Thou art the Theotokos, O polithias, Tho kirigmati. Dio Sou tin Enlightened the whole world, O
Virgin, which we Confess, for we iperfoton, ke aiepenon simeron, Blessed Disciple. Preaching the
dia Sou sesosmeni Parthen Agni, Sin
have been Saved through Thee whom ektelountes panigirin, efsevos Se Word of God Thou drove away the
Asomatis Hories, Se Megalinontes.
we, O Pure One, with Incorporeal gereromen. Darkness of Polytheism. Wherefore
Axion Estin os Alithos Makarizin Se tin Choirs Magnify! we celebrate Thy Most Splended
Theotokon, tin Aimakariston ke It is truly right to Bless Thee, O Memorial and Thy Praiseworthy
Panamomiton ke mitera tou Theou Theotokos, Ever Blessed, Most Pure Feast today as we piously honour
imon. Tin Timioteran ton Herouvim, and Mother of our God! Greater in Thee.
ke endoxoteran, Asingkritos ton Honour than the Cherubim, and
Seraphim, tin adiafthoros, Theon more Glorious beyond compare than
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Logon Tekousan, tin ontos the Seraphim: Thee, who without Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and
Theotokon, se Megalinomen. corruption, gave Birth to God the harp.
Word, and art Truly Theotokos, we Elampsas Apostole, Fotoidis osper ilios, Shining Brightly, O Apostle, with the
S M ALL LITANY & P RAISE S T O Magnify! tes aktisi tou Pnevmatos, ke pasan Rays of the Holy Spirit, Thou was
T H E LORD  katiigasas, ikoumenin Makar, ti luminous like the sun. With
MENAION - FESTAL EXAPOSTEILARION – ST JAMES ALPHAEUS – TONE 2 Theognosia, ke apedioxas ahlin, Knowledge of God Thou hast
polithias, Tho kirigmati. Dio Sou tin Enlightened the whole world, O
Os Mystis ke Apostolos, ke ipiretis O Initiate and Apostle and excellent
iperfoton, ke aiepenon simeron, Blessed Disciple. Preaching the
aristos, Hristou tou monou Despotou, Labourer of Christ our Only Master,
ektelountes panigirin, efsevos Se Word of God Thou drove away the
Iakove Theokirix, touton doune James, we beseech Thee to Entreat Darkness of Polytheism. Wherefore
gereromen..
iketeve, to Vasli ta tropea, ke ilasmon Him to bestow upon our Leaders
we celebrate Thy Most Splended
panevfime, amartion tis telousi, tin Peace and Victory, and the Memorial and Thy Praiseworthy
Panagian Sou Mnimin. Forgiveness of sins to those who, O
Feast today as we piously honour
All Praised, observe Thy Memory. Thee.
THEOTOKION – TONE 2
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Se i Profite apantes, Parthene All the Prophets ahe prophesied Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and pipe
proigorefsan, Stamnon ke ravdon ke concerning Thee, O Virgin, calling
Plaka, ke Alatomiton Oros, ke Kivoton Thee “the Jar of Manna... the En ipsi kathimenos, Theognosias Iakoe, Sitting in the Height of Knowledge of
ke Trapezan, Lihnian Blossoming Rod... the Tablets... the iperdexo tou Pnevmatos, tin Harin our God, O Most Holy James, Thou
Hrisavgizousan, imis de Se Uncut Mountain... the Table... the fanisan Si, tou piros en idi ke glossi accepted the Grace of the Holy
Theotokon, axios anevfimoumen. Ark... the Golden Lamp...” and we, as pirini, pasan kateflexas safos, tis Spirit, appearing that day to Thee in
is right, Extol Thee, for Thou art the asevias ilin politheon. Dio Se os the Form of Fire. Clearly by Thy
Theotokos. Apostolon, ke theigoron gereromen, Prachings with Fiery Tongue, Thou
tin Agian Sou simeron, ektelountes burnt away the very essence of
Panigirin. polytheism. Wherefore we Honour
Thee as an Apostle who spoke of
God, as we celebrate today Thine All
Holy Memorial.

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