August 31, 2017 The Placing of the Sash of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God in Calcoprateia (942)

August 31, 2017
The Placing of the Sash of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God in Calcoprateia (942)

GREAT VESPERS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 4

  1. If You mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?* But with You forgiveness is that You may be revered.

The shrine which holds your belt, O Theotokos,
is ever known by your servants to be an ark of sanctification.
It is our glory and boast; a sacred wall surrounding us;
a fountain of healings!
Therefore being divinely gathered today,
we hymn your mighty acts
and the vast abyss of your wonders! Read more

August 29, 2017 Beheading of the Honourable and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John

August 29, 2017
Beheading of the Honourable and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist, John

GREAT VESPERS

At Psalm 140

In Tone 6

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

While the birthday of the shameless Herod was being celebrated,
the oath made to the lustful dancer was fulfilled;
the head of the Forerunner was cut off
and offered on a platter to those at table.
What a loathsome banquet, filled with wickedness and horrible murder.
As for us, let us worthily venerate and bless the Baptizer,
for he is the greatest man born of woman. Read more

August 20, 2017 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 2; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Prophet Samuel

August 20, 2017
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost; Octoechos Tone 2; Post-feast of the Dormition; Holy Prophet Samuel

GREAT VESPERS

Kathisma Reading
“Blessed is the man…” is sung.

At Psalm 140

In Tone 2

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

Come, let us adore God the Word,
Who was born of the Father before all ages,
and was incarnate of the Virgin Mary;
for of His own free will He suffered the Cross
and submitted Himself to burial,
and arose from the dead to save me, a sinful one. Read more

August 15, 2017 The Dormition of the Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

August 15, 2017
The Dormition of the Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

GREAT VESPERS

Kathisma
Blessed is the man… is sung.

At Psalm 140

In Tone 1

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

O what a wonder! The Source of Life is placed in a tomb;
the grave becomes a ladder to heaven.
Rejoice, Gethsemane, holy chamber of the Mother of God!
As for us, O faithful,
let us cry out with Gabriel, the prince of angels:
Rejoice, O woman full of grace, the Lord is with you,
the Lord, Who because of you, bestows great mercy upon the world. Read more