June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

June 4, 2017
Pentecost Sunday

 

GREAT VESPERS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 1

  1. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.

Behold, we celebrate today the Feast of Pentecost,
the descent of the Holy Spirit,
the fulfilment of the promise and the realization of hope. Read more

May 28, 2017 Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council of Nicea (325)

May 28, 2017
Sunday of the Fathers of the First Council of Nicea (325)

GREAT VESPERS

Kathisma
“Blessed is the man…” is sung.

At Psalm 140

In Tone 6

  1. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.

O Christ, You won the victory over Hades,
You ascended the Cross so that You might raise up with Yourself
all those who dwelt in the darkness of death.
Almighty Saviour, You are free from death
and bestow life by Your divine light.
We, therefore, beseech You to have mercy on us. Read more

May 26, 2017 Post-feast of the Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; The Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples

May 26, 2017
Post-feast of the Ascension; Third Finding of the Precious Head of the Holy, Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; The Holy Apostle Carpus, One of the Seventy Disciples

GREAT VESPERS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 2

  1. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord;* O Lord, hear my voice!

Ascending to heaven, from where You came,
do not leave us as orphans, Lord.
Let Your Spirit come, bringing peace to the world;
show the children of mankind the works of Your power,
Lord and Lover of mankind! Read more

May 25, 2017 Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

May 25, 2017
Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ

GREAT VESPERS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 6

  1. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.

The Lord ascended into heaven
to send the Comforter into this world.
The heavens prepared His throne and the clouds were His ladder;
the angels marvelled at the sight of a man more exalted than themselves.
Today, the Father receives again in His bosom
the One who was in Him from all eternity,
and the Holy Spirit gives a command to all the angels:
Lift up your lintels, O you gates!
O you nations of the earth, clap your hands,
for Christ ascends to the place
where He had been from all eternity. Read more

May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Man Born Blind; Holy Great Rulers Constantine (337) and Helen (330), Equals-to-the-Apostles

May 21, 2017
Sixth Sunday of Pascha: Sunday of the Man Born Blind; Holy Great Rulers Constantine (337) and Helen (330), Equals-to-the-Apostles

GREAT VESPERS

Kathisma Reading
“Blessed is the man” is taken.

At Psalm 140

In Tone 5

  1. Lead my soul forth from prison* that I may give thanks to Your name.

With Your precious Cross, O Christ,
You have put the Devil to shame.
With Your Resurrection You have deadened the sting of sin
and have saved us from the gates of Death.
We, therefore, glorify You, O only-begotten Son of God. Read more