In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, One
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless. Amen.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now,
and always, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Make us worthy to say thankfully,
Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom
come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Our
bread of the morrow, give us today, 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; in Christ Jesus our
Lord. For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever
and ever. Amen.
Let us give thanks to the beneficent and merciful God, the Father of
our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For He has covered us,
helped us, guarded us, accepted us to Himself, spared us, supported us,
and has brought us to this hour.
Let us also ask Him, the Lord our God, the Pantocrator, to guard us in
all peace this holy day and all the days of our life.
O Master, Lord, God the Pantocrator, the Father of our Lord, God and
Saviour, Jesus Christ, we thank Thee for everything, concerning
everything, and in everything. For Thou hast covered us, helped
us, guarded us, accepted us to Thee, spared us, supported us, and hast
brought us to this hour.
Therefore, we ask and entreat Thy Goodness, O Lover of mankind, grant
us to complete this holy day, and all the days of our life, in all
peace with Thy fear.
All envy, all temptation, all the work of Satan, the counsel of wicked
men and the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest, take them
away from us, and from all Thy people, and from this holy place that is
But those things which are good and profitable do Thou provide for us,
for it is Thou Who has given us the authority to tread on serpents and
scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One, by
the grace, compassion and love of mankind, of Thine OnlyBegotten Son,
our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Through Whom the glory,
the honour, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto Thee, with
Him, and the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is of One Essence with
Thee, now, and at all times, and unto the age of all ages. Amen.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy great mercy: and according
to the multitude of Thy compassions Thou shalt blot out my
iniquity. Thou shalt wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and
cleanse me from my sin. For I know my iniquity: and my sin is
before me at all times. Against Thee alone have I sinned, and
done evil before Thee: that Thou mayest be justified in Thy words, and
prevail when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in
iniquity; and in sin did my mother desire me.
For behold, Thou hast loved truth, the secret and the hidden things of
Thy wisdom, Thou hast manifested unto me. Thou shalt sprinkle me
with Thy hyssop, and I shall be clean: Thou shalt wash me, and I shall
be whiter than snow. Thou shalt cause me to hear joy and
gladness; and my humble bones shall rejoice. Turn Thy face away
from my sins, and all my iniquities Thou shalt blot out. A pure
heart Thou shalt create in me, O God; and an upright spirit renew
within me. Cast me not away from Thy face; and take not Thine
Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of Thy salvation; and strengthen
me with a governing spirit. That I may teach the lawless Thy
ways; and the wicked shall turn to Thee.
Deliver me from blood, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue
shall rejoice in Thy righteousness. O Lord, Thou shalt open my
lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. For if Thou hadst
desired sacrifice; I would indeed have given it: but, Thou delightest
not in burnt offerings. A sacrifice of God is a broken spirit: a
broken and a humble heart, God will not despise.
Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Zion: and may the walls of
Jerusalem be built. Then shalt Thou be pleased with the
sacrifices of righteousness, with oblation and whole burnt offering:
then shall they offer calves upon Thine altar. Alleluia.
Then is said,
O come, let us worship! O come, let us ask Christ our God!
O come, let us worship! O come, let us ask Christ our King!
O come, let us worship! O come, let us ask Christ our Saviour!
O our Lord Jesus Christ, the Logos of God, our God, through the
intercessions of Saint Mary and of Thy saints, guard us, let us give
glory with a good glorification. Have mercy upon us according to
Thy will forever. The night has gone by; we give thanks unto
Thee, O Lord, and we pray Thee to guard us this day without sin and
I ask you, I who am bound in the Lord, to walk worthy of the calling to
which you have been called, with all lowliness of heart, and meekness,
and longsuffering, bearing with one another in love; hastening to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the perfect bond of peace. One body,
and one Spirit, even as ye have been called in one hope of your
calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism.
One is God the Father of everyone. One is His Son, Jesus Christ
the Logos, Who was incarnate, died and rose again from the dead on the
third day, and has raised us up with Him. One is the Holy Spirit
the Paraclete, the One and the same in His hypostasis; Who proceeds
from the Father. He sanctifies the whole creation; He teaches us
to worship the Holy Trinity in One Godhead and One nature. We
praise Him; we bless Him forever. Amen.
The hymn of the morning of the blessed day I offer
to Christ, my King
and my God: I will hope in Him that He may forgive me my sins.
Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor
stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the
pestilent. But his desire is in the Law of the Lord; and in His
Law he will meditate day and night. And he shall be like the
tree that is planted by the streams of water, which shall bring forth
its fruit in its season; and its leaf shall not fall off; and
whatsoever he does, he shall be pleased with.
Not so, the wicked, not so: but (they are) like the dust which the wind
drives away from the face of the earth. Therefore the wicked
shall not rise up in the judgement, nor the sinners in the counsel of
the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous: the
way of the wicked shall perish.
Why have the nations cried out, and the peoples meditated
vanities? The kings of the earth have stood up, and the rulers
have gathered together to fight against the Lord, and against His
Christ. Let us break their bonds, and let us cast away their yoke
He Who dwells in the heavens shall laugh at them: and the Lord shall
scorn them. Then shall He speak to them in His anger, and trouble
them in His wrath.
But I was erected a king by Him on Zion, His holy mountain, to preach
the commandment of the Lord. The Lord has said unto Me, Thou art
my Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of Me, and I shall
give Thee the nations for Thine inheritance, and Thy dominion to the
ends of the earth. Thou shalt shepherd them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt crush them like a clay vessel.
Now, O ye kings, understand. Be instructed, all ye judges of the
earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice in Him with
trembling. Embrace discipline, lest the Lord be angry, and ye
perish from the way of truth, when His wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed is everyone who trusts in Him. Alleluia.
Lord, why have those who afflict Me increased? Many have risen up
against Me. Many say to My soul, There is no salvation for him in
his God. But Thou, O Lord, Thou art my defender; my glory, and
the lifter up of my head. With my voice have I cried unto the
Lord, and He heard Me out of His holy mountain.
But I laid down and slept; and I arose; for the Lord is He Who
defends Me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that
surround Me, who rise up against Me.
Arise, O Lord; save Me, O My God: for Thou hast smitten all them who
are My enemies in vain. The teeth of the sinners Thou hast
Salvation is of the Lord: and His blessing is upon His people. Alleluia.
When I cried up, the God of my righteousness heard me. In
distress Thou hast enlarged me. Have compassion on me, O Lord,
and hear my prayer.
Sons of men, how long will ye be dull of heart? Why do ye love
vanity, and seek after lying? Know that the Lord has made His
holy One wonderful: the Lord will hear me when I cry unto Him. Be
angry and sin not: what you say in your hearts, be sorry for upon your
beds. Slay the sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in the
There are many that say, Who will show us good things? The light
of Thy countenance, O Lord, has been signed upon us. Thou hast
given joy to my heart, more than those to whom were increased the fruit
of their corn, their wine and their oil.
In peace, I will also lie down, and sleep: for Thou, Lord, alone hast
made me dwell in hope. Alleluia.
Listen to my words, O Lord, and understand my cry. Hearken to the
voice of my supplication, my King, and my God. For to Thee will I
pray O Lord; in the morning Thou shalt hear my voice. Early in
the morning will I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt see me.
For Thou art a God Who desires not iniquity: neither shall evil doers
abide in Thee, nor shall transgressors be established before Thine
eyes. O Lord, Thou hast hated all workers of iniquity. Thou
shalt destroy every one that speaks lies. A bloody and deceitful
man the Lord abhors. But as for me, in the multitude of Thy mercy
I will enter into Thy house: and worship before Thine holy temple in
Lead me, O Lord, in the way of Thy righteousness because of my enemies;
make my way straight before Thee. For there is no truth in their
mouth; their heart is vain; their throat is an open sepulchre; they
have deceived with their tongues.
Judge them, O God; may they fall by all their counsels; according to
the multitude of their wickedness wipe them out; for they have angered
Thee, O Lord.
Let them be glad, all those that hope in Thee: they shall rejoice
forever; and Thou shalt abide in them. And they shall boast in
Thee all those who love Thy Name; for Thou, Lord, hast blessed the
righteous; as with the shield of good will Thou hast crowned us. Alleluia
O Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy
wrath. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: heal me, O Lord
for my bones are troubled. And my soul is greatly troubled: but
Thou, O Lord, until when?
Return, deliver my soul: revive me for Thy mercies' sake. For
there is no one in death that remembers Thee: and who shall confess to
Thee in Amenti? I am wearied in my groaning; every night I wash
my bed; with my tears I water my sleeping-mat. My eyes became
troubled because of anger; I have grown old among all my enemies.
Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord has heard the
voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord
has received my prayer. Let all my enemies be ashamed and be
exceedingly troubled: let them be turned back and be greatly ashamed
O Lord our Lord, like wonder became Thy Name upon all the earth!
For Thy splendour is exalted above the heavens. Out of the mouths
of babes and sucklings Thou hast prepared praise because of Thine
enemies, that Thou mightest still an enemy and an avenger.
For I behold the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the
stars, Thou hast founded; what is man, that Thou art mindful of
him? And the son of man, that Thou visitest him? Thou hast
made him a little lower than the angels, with glory and honour Thou
hast crowned him.
Thou hast set him over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast subjected all
things under his feet: all sheep and oxen, yea, and the cattle of the
field; the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, that passes
through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, like wonder became Thy Name upon all the earth! Alleluia.
Revive me, Lord; for the saint has ceased (to be); and the righteous
have diminished from among the children of men. Vain things every
one spoke with his friend: deceitful lips are in their hearts and with
their hearts they have spoken. The Lord will cut off all the
deceitful lips, and the tongue that speaks with pride: who have said,
we will exalt our tongues; our lips are our own: who is lord over
us? Because of the misery of the needy and the groaning of the
poor, now will I arise, says the Lord; I will be in salvation and I
will manifest Myself in it.
The words of the Lord are pure words: silver that is fired, tried in
the earth, purified seven times. But Thou O Lord, shalt deliver
us and guard us from this generation for ever. The wicked walk
roundabout us; like unto Thy Highness, Thou hast increased the days of
the children of men. Alleluia.
Until when, then, O Lord, wilt Thou forget me? for ever?
Until when, then, wilt Thou turn away Thy face from me? Until
when, then, shall I take counsel in my soul, and have sorrow in my
heart all the day? Until when, then, shall my enemy exalt himself
Behold and hear me, O Lord my God: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep in
death; lest my enemy say, I have prevailed over him. Those that
trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But as for me, I have hoped
in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.
I will praise the Lord, Who has done good things to me and I will sing
to the Name of the Lord Most High. Alleluia.
Lord, who shall abide in Thy dwelling-place? Or who shall rest in
Thine holy mountain except he that walks blameless, and works
righteousness, speaking truth in his heart?
Who has not deceived with his tongue, neither has done evil to his
friend, nor has taken up a reproach against his neighbours. A
worker of evil is despised before him; but he glorifies those who fear
He that makes oath to his friend, and does not deny it. His
silver he has not given at interest, nor received a bribe against the
saints. He that does these things shall never be moved. Alleluia.
Guard me, O Lord: for in Thee have I hoped. I said to the Lord,
Thou art my Lord: and Thou hast no need of my goodness; He has
manifested His wonders to His saints who are on His earth, and He has
wrought all His desires in them. Their sicknesses have been
multiplied, after these they have hastened: I will not assemble at
their synagogues of blood, nor will I mention their names by my lips.
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup: Thou art He Who
shall restore my inheritance to me. The measuring cords are
fallen to me among the mighty; and my inheritance is established for
me. I will bless the Lord, who has given me understanding: till the
night, also, my reins have instructed me. I preceded and beheld
the Lord before me at all times: because He is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart has been gladdened, and my tongue has rejoiced:
moreover, my flesh also shall dwell in hope. For Thou wilt not
leave my soul in Amenti; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see
corruption. Thou hast instructed me in the ways of life: Thou
wilt fill me with joy by Thy countenance; at Thy right hand there is
gladness for evermore. Alleluia.
The heavens tell of the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims the
creation of His hands. Day utters speech unto day and night
manifests knowledge unto night. There are no words nor are there
speeches: those whose voices are not heard. Their sound is gone
out through all the earth, and their words have reached unto the end of
He has set His tabernacle in the sun, and He is like a bridegroom
coming out of His bridechamber, Who will rejoice like a giant to run
His course. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and
his goal is unto the ends of the heaven: nothing can hide from the heat
The Law of the Lord is pure, restoring the souls: the testimony of the
Lord is faithful, teaching the little children. The truths of the
Lord are upright, giving joy to the heart: the commandment of the Lord
shines from afar, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever: the judgements of the
Lord are true and righteous altogether. The desires of His heart
are more elect than gold, and much precious stone: and sweeter than
honey and the honeycomb. Therefore, Thy servant shall keep them
and in keeping them there is great reward.
Who can understand transgressions? Cleanse me, O Lord, from those
hidden in me. From those that are not mine spare Thy servant; if
they have no dominion over me: then shall I be pure, and I shall be
cleansed from a great sin. All the words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart shall be pleasing before Thee, at all times.
The Lord is my helper, and my redeemer. Alleluia.
I have lifted up my soul unto Thee, O Lord. My God, I have put my
trust in Thee: let me not be ashamed, neither let my enemies laugh at
me. For all of those who wait on Thee shall not be ashamed: let
them be ashamed that work iniquity in vain.
Manifest unto me Thy ways, O Lord; and teach me Thy paths. Lead
me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art God my Saviour; on Thee
have I waited all the day.
Remember, O Lord, Thy compassions and Thy mercies; for they are since
the beginning. The sins of my youth and my ignorances remember
them not; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me for Thy goodness'
sake, O Lord.
For good and upright is the Lord: therefore will He set a Law for those
who sin in the way. He will guide the meek in judgement, He will
teach the meek His ways. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and
truth unto those who seek after His covenant and His testimonies.
For the sake of Thy Name, O Lord, Thou shalt forgive me my sin; for it
Who is the man that fears the Lord? He shall set for him a Law in
the way which has pleased (Him). His soul shall dwell among good
things; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The Lord is the
strength of those who fear Him; and His Name is for those who fear Him;
His covenant will He manifest unto them.
My eyes are looking to the Lord at all times; for He shall pluck my
feet out of the snare.
Look upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am an only son and I am
poor. The troubles of my heart have multiplied: bring me out of
my afflictions. Look upon my lowliness and my toil; and forgive
me all my sins.
Look upon my enemies; for they are multiplied; and they have hated me
with a violent hatred. Guard my soul, and deliver me: let me not
be ashamed; for I have hoped in Thee.
The innocent and the upright have cleaved unto me; for I have waited
on Thee, O Lord. Deliver Israel, O God, out of all his
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The
Lord is He Who provides for my safety; of whom shall I be afraid?
When they come near me to eat my flesh, those who trouble me and my
enemies, they themselves became weak and fell.
If an encampment should be arrayed against me, my heart shall not fear:
if war should rise up against me, in this I have hope.
One thing have I asked of the Lord, this also will I seek after; that I
may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, that I may
behold the joy of the Lord, and visit His holy temple. For He has
hidden me in His tabernacle in the day of my evils: He has covered me
in the hidden place of His tabernacle.
He has exalted me upon a rock. And now, behold, He has exalted my
head above my enemies.
I went roundabout and I sacrificed in His tabernacle the sacrifice of
rejoicing; I will praise, I will sing unto the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried: have mercy upon me, and
hear me: for my heart has said unto Thee, I have sought after Thy face:
Thy face, O Lord, do I seek after.
Turn not Thy face away from me; and turn not away from Thy servant in
anger: be Thou to me a helper; forsake me not, neither disregard me, O
God my Saviour. For my father and my mother have forsaken me: but
the Lord has received me.
Set for me a Law, O Lord, in Thy ways, and lead me in the path of
uprightness, because of my enemies. Deliver me not over unto the
souls of those who afflict me: for unjust witnesses have risen up
against me, and injustice has lied to itself. I believe that I
shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord: be strong, and let your heart be strengthened: and
wait on the Lord. Alleluia.
O God, my God; unto Thee will I rise early: for my soul has thirsted
for Thee. That my flesh may blossom for Thee in a barren land and
an untrodden place, a place without water.
Thus have I appeared before Thee, in the sanctuary, to see Thy power
and Thy glory. For Thy mercy is elect, better than life; my lips
shall praise Thee.
Therefore will I bless Thee in my life: in Thy Name will I lift up my
hands. My soul will be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and
(my) joyful lips shall praise Thy Name.
I remembered Thee upon my bed, and at dawn I meditated on Thee: for
Thou hast been a help unto me, and in the shadow of Thy wings will I
rejoice. My soul has cleaved after Thee and Thy right hand has
supported me. But as for those who have sought after my soul in
vain; they shall go into the lower parts of the earth, they shall be
delivered into the hand of the sword, they shall become portions for
But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by Him shall
boast: for the mouth of those who speak unjustly shall be
May God have compassion upon us, bless us, manifest His face upon us,
and have mercy upon us. That Thy way may be known upon the earth,
and Thy salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples confess to Thee, O God; let all the peoples confess to
Thee. Let the nations rejoice and be glad: for Thou shalt judge
the peoples in uprightness, and guide the nations upon earth.
Let the peoples confess to Thee, O God; let all the peoples confess to
Thee. The earth has given its fruit.
May God, our God, bless us; may God bless us: may all the ends of the
earth fear Him. Alleluia.
O God, attend to my help; make haste O Lord to help me. Let them
be ashamed and be scorned that seek after my soul: let them be turned
backward, and be ashamed, that desire to do evil against me. Let
them be turned back straightway in shame that say unto me, “Well!
Let them rejoice and be glad in Thee: all who seek after Thee, and let
them who love Thy salvation say at all times, “Let the Lord be
But as for me, I am poor and feeble: O God help me. Thou art my
helper and my deliverer; O Lord, make no delay. Alleluia.
Praise the Lord, O ye children, praise the Name of the Lord. May
the Name of the Lord be blessed from now and for ever. From the
rising of the sun until its setting, praise the Name of the Lord.
The Lord is exalted above all nations; His glory is above the
Who is like unto the Lord our God, Who dwells in the highest and looks
upon the lowly, in the heaven, and upon the earth; Who has raised up
the poor out of the earth, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;
that He may seat him with rulers, with the rulers of his people.
Who makes the barren woman to dwell in the house of a joyful mother of
Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications in Thy
truth. Hear me in Thy righteousness, and enter not into judgement
with Thy servant: for none living shall be justified before Thee.
For the enemy has pursued after my soul; he has humbled my life down to
the earth; he has made me to sit in dark places, as those that have
been dead of old. My spirit is anguished within me; my heart is
troubled within me.
I remembered the days of old; I meditated on all Thy works; I meditated
on the creations of Thy hands.
I spread forth my hands unto Thee: my soul has become like a land
without water unto Thee.
Hear me speedily, O Lord: for my spirit has failed: turn not Thy face
from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning; for in Thee have I hoped:
instruct me, O Lord, in the way wherein I should walk; for unto Thee
have I lifted up my soul.
Deliver me, O Lord, from the hands of my enemies: for I have fled unto
Thee. Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: let Thine
Holy Spirit lead me unto uprightness.
Revive me, O Lord, for Thy Name's sake: in Thy truth bring my soul out
of trouble, and in Thy mercy Thou shalt cut off my enemies, and destroy
all those who afflict my soul: for I am Thy servant. Alleluia.
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the
Logos was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All
things became through Him; and without Him there did not become any
thing of that which became. In Him was the life; and the life was
the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not.
SAINT JOHN 1:1-17
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came
for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that every one might
believe through Him. He was not the Light, but (came) that he
might bear witness of the Light.
That was the true Light, Which enlightens every man who comes into the
world. He was in the world, and the world became through Him, and
the world knew Him not. He came to those who were His own, and
those who were His own received Him not. But those who received
Him, to them He gave power to become sons of God, those who believe on
His Name: those who were not of blood, nor of the desire of the flesh,
nor of the desire of man, but they were born of God.
And the Logos became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,
as the glory of an Only-Begotten Son of His Father, full of grace and
truth. John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This is He of
Whom I said, that He Who comes after me was before me: for He was
indeed earlier than me. For we all received of His fullness, and
grace instead of grace. For the Law was given through Moses, but
grace and truth became through Jesus Christ. Glory be to God forever.
Then shall this Psali Adam be said,
O True Light Which enlightens every man who comes to the world, Thou
hast come to the world through Thy love toward man; all the creation
rejoiced at Thy coming. Thou hast saved Adam from the
deceitfulness and set free Eve from the pangs of death. Thou hast
given to us the Spirit of sonship. We praise Thee, we bless Thee
with Thine angels.
Doxa Patri ke Eio
ke Agio Pnevmati. (Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.)
When the morning hour comes upon us, O Christ our God, the True Light,
let the thoughts of light arise within us, and let not the darkness of
passions cover us; that we may praise Thee rationally with David,
crying unto Thee and saying, “My eyes are awake before the dawn time
that I might meditate on all Thy words.” Hear our voices
according to Thy great mercy; save us, O Lord our God, according to Thy
Ke nyn ke a-ee ke
ees toos é-onas ton é-onon. Amen.
(Both now and always, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.)
You are the Mother of the Light, who is honoured throughout the entire
world. Glorifications are offered unto you, O Mother of God, the
Second Heaven. For you are the pure and unchanging flower, and
the evervirgin Mother. For the Father has chosen you, and the
Holy Spirit has overshadowed you, and the Son of God came and was
incarnate of you. Ask Him to grant deliverance unto the world
that He has created, and to save it from the temptations. That we
may praise Him with a new hymn, and bless Him, now and forever.
Let us praise with the angels, saying, “Glory to God in the highest,
peace on earth and goodwill toward men.” We praise Thee, we bless
Thee, we serve Thee, we worship Thee, we confess to Thee, we glorify
Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great Glory, O Lord, Heavenly
King, God the Father, the Pantocrator; O Lord, the OnlyBegotten Son,
Jesus Christ; and the Holy Spirit.
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the sin of
the world, have mercy on us. Thou Who takes away the sin of the
world, receive our prayer. Thou Who sits at the right hand of the
Father, have mercy on us. For Thou only art Holy; Thou only art
exalted, O Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God
the Father. Every day will I bless Thee, and I will praise Thy
Name forever; yea, forever and ever. Amen.
From the night my soul awakes early unto Thee, O my God, for Thy
commandments are a light upon the earth. I was meditating on Thy
ways for Thou hast become a helper unto me. In the morning, Lord,
Thou shalt hear my voice. Early will I stand before Thee, and
Thou shalt see me.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was born of the Virgin, have
mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for us, have
mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, Who rose from the dead and
ascended into the heavens, have mercy on us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both
now, and always, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. All Holy Trinity, have mercy on
us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
O Lord, forgive our sins. O Lord, forgive our iniquities. O
Lord, forgive us our trespasses.
O Lord, visit the sick of Thy people, heal them for the sake of Thine
Holy Name. Our fathers and our brethren who have fallen asleep, O
Lord, repose their souls.
O Thou Who art sinless, Lord have mercy on us. O Thou Who art
sinless, Lord help us and receive our supplications. For Thine is
the glory, the dominion, and the triple holiness. Lord have
mercy. Lord have mercy. Lord bless. Amen.
Our Father Who art in Heaven...
Hail to you! We ask you, O saint full of glory, the evervirgin
Mother of God, the Mother of Christ; offer our prayers unto your
beloved Son, that He may forgive us our sins. Hail to the holy
Virgin, who has brought forth unto us the True Light, Christ our
God. Ask the Lord on our behalf, that He may have mercy on us and
forgive us our sins.
O Virgin Mary, the holy Mother of God, the faithful advocate for all
mankind, intercede on our behalf before Christ, Whom you have brought
forth, that He may forgive us our sins.
We exalt you, the Mother of the True Light. We glorify you, O
saint and Mother of God, for you brought forth unto us the Saviour of
the whole world; He came and saved our souls.
TO THE CREED
Glory to Thee, our Master, our King, Christ; the pride of the Apostles,
the crown of the martyrs, the joy of the righteous, the firmness of the
churches, the forgiveness of sins.
We proclaim the Holy Trinity in One Godhead. We worship
Him. We glorify Him. Lord have mercy. Lord have
mercy. Lord bless. Amen.
We believe in one God; God the Father, the Pantocrator, Who created
heaven and earth, and all things seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord; Jesus Christ, the OnlyBegotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; True God
of True God; begotten, not created; of One Essence with the Father; by
Whom all things were made; Who, for us men and for our salvation, came
down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit, and of the
Virgin Mary, and became man.
And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; suffered and was
buried; and the third day He rose from the dead, according to the
scriptures. Ascended into the heavens, He sits at the right hand
of His Father; and He is coming again in His glory, to judge the living
and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
Yes, we believe in the Holy Spirit; the Lord, the Giver of Life; Who
proceeds from the Father; Who, with the Father and the Son, is
worshipped and glorified; Who spoke by the prophets.
And in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, we confess one
Baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the resurrection
of the dead, and the life of the coming age. Amen.
Then shall be
said, “Lord hear us and
have mercy on us and forgive us our sins,” “Kirié Eleison” (Lord
have mercy) 41 times, and the following prayer:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory
and Thine honour. Have mercy on us, O God, the Father, the
Pantocrator. All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord,
God of the powers be with us, for we have no helper in our afflictions
and our troubles, save Thee. Loose, remit and forgive us, O God,
our iniquities, which we have committed willingly, and which we have
committed unwillingly; which we have committed knowingly, and which we
have committed unknowingly. The hidden and the manifest, O Lord,
remit unto us, for the sake of Thine Holy Name which is called upon us.
According to Thy mercy, O Lord, and not according to our sins.
Our Father Who art in Heaven...
Then shall this absolution be said,
O Lord, God of hosts, Who art before the ages and Who abides forever;
Who created the sun for a light of the day, and the night for a rest of
all flesh; we give thanks to Thee, O King of the ages, for Thou hast
made us to pass this night in peace, and hast brought us to the
beginning of the day. Therefore, we ask Thee, O our Master, King
of the ages: may the light of Thy truth shine upon us, and enlighten
us with the light of Thy divine knowledge. Make us children of
light, children of the day, that we may pass this day in purity,
righteousness and good disposition, that we may complete the rest of
our life without stumbling.
By the grace, compassion and love of mankind, of Thine OnlyBegotten
Son, our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Through Whom the
glory, the honour, the dominion, and the adoration are due unto Thee,
with Him, and the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is of One Essence
with Thee, now, and at all times, and unto the age of all ages.
O Thou Who sends the light and it goes; Whose sun rises upon the
righteous and upon the wicked; Who created the light, which enlightens
the world; enlighten our hearts, O Master of all, and graciously grant
unto us that we may be pleasing to Thee, this present day. Watch
over us against every evil thing, every sin, and every adverse power;
in Christ Jesus our Lord, with Whom Thou art blessed together with the
Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life, Who is CoEssential with Thee now, and
forever, and unto the age of ages. Amen.
PRAYER OF THE HOURS
Have mercy on us, O God, Who is worshipped and glorified at all times
and at every hour, in heaven and on earth. Christ our Good God,
the longsuffering, plenteous in mercy and compassion, Who loves the
righteous and has mercy upon sinners, (among whom I am chief; Who
desires not the death of a sinner, but rather that he return and live.)
Who calls everyone to salvation, through the promises of the good
things to come; do Thou, O Lord, receive our supplications at this very
hour, and straighten our life to do Thy commandments.
Sanctify our souls, purify our bodies, rectify our thoughts, cleanse
our consciences, and deliver us from all evil affliction and
grief. Surround us with Thine holy Angels, that we being guarded
and guided by their encampment; may attain to the unity of the faith,
and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory. For blessed art
Thou forever. Amen.