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AGPIA - First Hour

INTRODUCTION OF EVERY HOUR

The worshipper prays:

In the name of the Father , and the Son , and the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.

Kyrie eleison, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord bless us. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

Make us, O Lord, worthy to say with all thanksgiving:

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, through Christ Jesus our Lord. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Let us give thanks unto the Beneficent and Merciful God, the Father of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For He has shielded us, rescued us, kept us, accepted us unto Him, had compassion on us, supported us, and brought us unto this hour. Let us ask Him also, to keep us this holy day and all the days of our life in all peace, the Almighty Lord our God. O Master, Lord, God Almighty, Father of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ; we thank Thee upon every condition, for any condition, and in whatever condition. For Thou hast shielded us, rescued us, kept us, accepted us unto Thee, had compassion on us, supported us and brought us unto this hour. Therefore we ask and entreat Thy goodness, O Lover-of-man, 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 influence of Satan, the intrigue of wicked people, the rising up of enemies, hidden and manifest, take away from us, and from all Thy people, and from this, Thy holy place. But as for those things which are good and useful provide us with them. For Thou art the One who gave us the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and every power of the enemy. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, through the grace, compassion and love of man, of Thine only begotten Son, our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Through whom glory, honor, dominion, and worship befit Thee with Him and the Holy Spirit, the lifegiver who is of one essence with Thee, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

PSALM 50

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of Thy compassion blot out my transgression. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know mine iniquity, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned and done this evil before Thee, that Thou mightiest be justified in Thy words, and prevail when Thou art judged. For behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother bear me. For behold, Thou hast loved truth; the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom hast Thou made manifest unto me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be made clean; Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness; the bones that be humbled, they shall rejoice. Turn Thy face away from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and with Thy governing Spirit establish me. I shall teach transgressors Thy ways, and the ungodly shall turn back unto Thee. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; 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 had given it; with whole-burnt offerings Thou shalt not be pleased. A sacrifice unto God is a broken spirit; a heart that is broken and humbled God will not despise. Do good, O Lord, in Thy good pleasure unto Sion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be built. Then shalt Thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole-burnt offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar. Alleluia.

O come, let us bow down:

O come, let us ask Christ our God.

O come, let us bow down:

O come, let us beseech Christ our king.

O come, let us bow down:

O come, let us entreat Christ our Saviour.

O Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God our God, through the intercession of Holy Mary and all Thy Saints, keep us, and let us start well. Have mercy upon us according to Thy will forever. The night has passed away, we give thanks unto Thee O lord, and we ask Thee to keep us this day without sin, and deliver us.

From the Epistles of our teacher St. Paul, the Apostle to the Ephesians Chapter 4: 1-5

"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism."

One is God and Father of all. One is also His Son Jesus Christ the Word Who became incarnate and died and rose again from the dead on the third day, and raised us up with Him. One is the Holy Spirit, the comforter, Who is one hypostasis, Who proceeds from the Father, cleanness the whole creation, and teaches us to worship the Holy Trinity, one essence and one nature. We praise Him, we bless Him forever. Amen.

The prayer of the First Hour of the blessed day, I offer to Christ my king and my God, beseeching Him to forgive my sins.

Psalm 1

Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the pestilent. But his will is in the law of the Lord; and in His law will he meditate day and night. And he shall be like the tree which is planted by the streams of the waters, which shall bring forth its fruit in due season; and its leaf shall not fall, and all things whatsoever he may do shall prosper. Not so are the ungodly, not so; but rather they are like the chaff which the wind hurl away from the face of the earth. For this reason shall the ungodly not stand up in judgment, nor sinners in the council of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, and the way of the ungodly shall perish. Alleluia.

Psalm 2

Why have the heathen raged, and the peoples imagined vain things? The kings of the earth were aroused, and the rulers are assembled together, against the Lord, and against His Christ. Let us break their bonds asunder, and let us cast away their yoke from us. He that dwells in the heavens shall laugh them to scorn, and the Lord shall deride them. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and in His anger shall He trouble them. But as for Me, I was established as king by Him, on Sion His holy mountain, proclaiming the commandment of the Lord. The Lord said unto Me: Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of Me, and I will give Thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession. Thou shalt herd them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt shatter them like a potter's vessels. And now, O ye kings, understand; be instructed, all ye that judge the earth. Serve ye the Lord with fear, and rejoice in Him with trembling. Lay hold of instruction, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and ye perish from the righteous way. When quickly His wrath be kindled, blessed are all they that have put their trust in Him. Alleluia.

Psalm 3

O Lord, why are they multiplied that afflict me? Many rise up against me. Many say unto my soul: There is no salvation for him in his God.But Thou, O Lord, art my helper, my glory, and the lifter up of my head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy mountain. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord will help me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people that set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord, save me, O my God, for thou hast smitten all who without cause are mine enemies; the teeth of sinners hast Thou broken. Salvation is of the Lord, and thy blessing is upon Thy people. Alleluia.

Psalm 4

When I called upon Thee, O God of my righteousness, Thou didst hearken unto me; in mine affliction Thou hast made room for me. Have compassion on me and hear my prayer. O ye sons of men, how long will ye be slow of heart? Why do ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Know also that the Lord hath made wondrous His holy one; the Lord will hear me when I cry unto Him. Be ye angry, and sin not; feel compunction upon your beds for what ye say in your hearts. Sacrifice a sacrifice of righteousness, and trust in the Lord. Many say: Who will show unto us good things? The light of Thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us; Thou hast given gladness to my heart. From the fruit of their wheat, wine and oil are they multiplied. In peace in the same place I shall lie down and sleep. For Thou, O Lord, alone hast made me to dwell in hope. Alleluia.

Psalm 5

Unto my words give ear, O Lord; hear my cry. Attend unto the voice of my supplication, O my king and my God; for unto Thee will I pray, O Lord. In the morning Thou shalt hear my voice. In the morning shall I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt look upon me; for Thou art not a God that desires iniquity. He that works evil shall not dwell near Thee, nor shall transg-ressors abide before Thine eyes. Thou hast hated all them that work iniquity: Thou shalt destroy all them that speak a lie. A man that is bloody and deceitful shall the Lord abhor. But as for me, in the multitude of Thy mercy shall I go into Thy house, I shall worship toward Thy holy temple in fear of Thee. O Lord, guide me in the way of Thy righteousness; because of mine enemies, make straight my way before Thee, For in their mouth there is not truth; their heart is vain. Their throat is an open sepulcher, with their tongues have they spoken deceitfully; judge them, O God. Let them fall down on account of their own devising; according to the abundance of their ungodliness, cast them out for they have embittered Thee, O Lord. And let all them be glad that trust in Thee; they shall ever rejoice, and Thou shalt dwell among them. And all shall glory in Thee that love Thy name, for Thou shalt bless the righteous. O Lord, as with a shield of Thy good pleasure hast Thou crowned us. Alleluia.

Psalm 6

Lord, rebuke me not in Thine anger, nor chasten me in Thy wrath. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled, and my soul is troubled greatly; but Thou, O Lord, how long? Turn to me again, O Lord, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy's sake. For in death there is none that is mindful of Thee, and in hades who will confess Thee? I have labored in my groaning; every night I will wash my bed, with tears will I water my couch. Through wrath is mine eye become troubled, I have grown old among all mine enemies. Depart from me all ye that work vanity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication, the Lord has received my prayer. Let all mine enemies be greatly put to shame and be troubled, let them be turned back, and speedily be greatly put to shame. Alleluia.

Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth. For Thy magnificence is lifted high above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and suckling hast Thou perfected praise, because of Thine enemies, to put down the enemy and avenger. For I will behold the heavens, the works of Thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which Thou hast founded. What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that Thou visitest him? Thou hast make him a little lower than the angels; with glory and honor hast Thou crowned him, and Thou hast set him over the works of Thy hands. All things hast Thou subjected under his feet, sheep, and all cows, yea, and the cattle of the field; the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea, the things that pass through the paths of the sea. O Lord, Our Lord, how wonderful is Thy name in all the earth. Alleluia

Psalm 11

Save me, O Lord, for a righteous man there is no more; for truths have diminished from among the children of men. Every one has spoken vanity to his neighbour; deceitful lips are in his heart, and in his heart has he spoken evils. Let the Lord destroy all deceitful lips and the tongue that speaks boastful words, which have said: our tongue will we magnify, our lips are our own. Who is lord over us? Because of the misery of the poor and because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise says the Lord; I will establish them in salvation, I will be manifest therein. The words of the Lord are pure words, silver that is fired, tried in the earth, brought to sevenfold purity. Thou, O lord, shalt keep us and shalt preserve us from this generation, and for evermore. The ungodly walk round about; to the measure of Thy loftiness hast Thou esteemed the sons of men. Alleluia.

Psalm 12

How long, O Lord, will Thou turn Thy face away from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul having sorrows in my heart daily? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Look upon me, hear me, O Lord my God: enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep unto death. Lest at any time my enemy says: I have prevailed against him. They that afflict me will rejoice if I am shaken. But as for me, I have hoped in Thy mercy. My heart will rejoice in Thy salvation. I will sing unto the Lord, Who is my benefactor, and I will chant unto the name of the Lord Most High. Alleluia.

Psalm 14

O Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? and who shall dwell in Thy holy mountain? He that walks blameless and works righteousness, speaking truth in his heart. Who has not spoken deceitfully with his tongue, neither has done evil to his neighbour, nor taken up a reproach against those that dwell nearest to him. In his sight he that works evil is set at nought, but he glorifies them that fear the Lord. He swears to his neighbour, and disappoints him not. He has not lent his money on usury, and has not received bribes against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be shaken. Alleluia.

Psalm 15

Keep me, O Lord, for I have hoped in Thee. I said unto the Lord: Thou art my Lord; for Thou hast no need of my goodness. In the saints that are in His earth has the Lord been wondrous; He has wrought all His desires in them. Their infirmities increased; thereupon they hastened. I will not assemble their assemblies of blood, nor will I make remembrance of their names through my lips. The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup. Thou art He that restores my inheritance to me. Portions have fallen to me that are among the best, for my inheritance is most excellent to me. I will bless the Lord Who has given me understanding; moreover, even till night have my reins instructed me. I beheld the Lord ever before me, for He is at my right hand, that I might not be shaken. Therefore did my heart rejoice and my tongue was glad; moreover, my flesh shall dwell in hope. For Thou wilt not abandon my soul in hades, nor wilt Thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life, Thou wilt fill me with gladness with Thy countenance; delight are in Thy right hand forever. Alleluia.

Psalm 18

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of His hands. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night proclaims knowledge. There are no tongues nor words in which their voices are not heard. Their sound has gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. In the sun has He set His tabernacle; and He, like a bridegroom coming forth from his chamber, will rejoice like a giant to run his course. From the outermost border of heaven is His going forth, and His goal is unto the outermost part of heaven, and no one shall be hidden from His heat.The law of the Lord is blameless, converting souls; the testimony of the Lord is faithful, instructing infants. The statutes of the Lord are upright, gladdening the heart; the commandment of the Lord is farshining, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever and ever; the judgments of the Lord are true, altogether justified. To be desired more than gold and much precious stone, and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. For Thy servant keeps them; in keeping them there is great reward. Who will understand his transgressions? From my secret sins cleanse me, and from those of others spare Thy servant. If they have not dominion over me, then blameless shall I be, and I shall be cleansed from great sin. And the sayings of my mouth shall be unto Thy good pleasure, and the meditation of my heart shall be before Thee forever, O Lord, my helper and my redeemer. Alleluia.

Psalm 24

Unto Thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. O my God, in Thee have I trusted; let me never be put to shame, nor let my enemies laugh me to scorn. For none of them that wait on Thee shall be put to shame; let them be ashamed that transgress without a cause. Make Thy ways, O Lord, known unto me and teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth andteach me, for Thou art God my Saviour; for on Thee have I waited all the day long. Remember Thy compassion, O Lord, and Thy mercies, for they are from everlasting. The sins of my youth and my ignorance remember not; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me, for the sake of Thy goodness, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He set a law for them that sin in the way. He will guide the meek in judgment, He will teach the meek His ways. All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, unto them that seek after His covenant and His testimonies. For the sake of Thy name, O Lord, be merciful to my sin; for it is great. Who is the man that fears the Lord? He will set him a law in the way which He has chosen. His soul shall dwell among good things, and his seed shall inherit the earth. The Lord is the strength of them that fear Him, and His covenant shall be manifested unto them. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall draw my feet out of the snare. Look upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am one only-begotten and poor. The afflictions of my heart are multiplied; bring me out from my necessities. Behold my lowliness and my toil, and forgive all my sins. Look upon my enemies, for they are multiplied, and with an unjust hatred have they hated me. Keep my soul and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I have hoped in Thee. The innocent and the upright have cleaved unto me, for I waited on Thee, O Lord. Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his afflictions. Alleluia.

Psalm 26

The Lord is my light and my Saviour; whom then shall I fear? The Lord is the defender of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? When the wicked draw nigh against me to eat my flesh, they that afflict me and are my enemies, they fainted and fell. Though an army should set itself in array against me, my heart shall not be afraid; though war should rise up against me, in this have I hoped. One thing have I asked of the Lord, this 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 delight of the Lord, and that I may visit His holy temple. For He hid me in His tabernacle in the day of my troubles, He sheltered me in the secret place of His tabernacle, upon a rock has He exalted me. And now, behold, He exalted my head above my enemies. I went round about and I sacrificed in His tabernacle a sacrifice of praise; I will sing and I will chant unto the Lord. Hear, O Lord, my voice, wherewith I cried; have mercy on me, and hear me. My heart said unto Thee: I will seek the Lord. My face has sought after Thee; Thy face, O Lord, will I seek. Turn not Thy face from me and turn not away in wrath from Thy servant. Be Thou my helper; cast me not utterly away, and forsake me not, O God my Saviour. For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord has taken me to Himself. Set me a law, O Lord, in Thy way, and lead me in the right path because of my enemies. Deliver me not over unto the souls of them that afflict me, for unjust witnesses are 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 of good courage, and let Thy heart be strengthened, and wait on the Lord. Alleluia.

Psalm 62

O God, my God, unto Thee I rise early at dawn. My soul has thirsted for Thee; how often has my flesh longed after Thee in a land barren and untrodden and unwatered. So in the sanctuary have I appeared before Thee to see Thy power and Thy glory. For Thy mercy is better than lives; my lips shall praise Thee. So shall I bless Thee in my life, and in Thy name will I lift up my hands. Let my soul be filled, as with marrow and fatness and with lips of rejoicing shall my mouth praise Thee. For as much as I have remembered Thee on my bed, at the dawn I meditated on Thee. For Thou art become my helper; in the shelter of Thy wings will I rejoice. My soul has cleaved after Thee, Thy right hand has been quick to help me. But as for these, in vain have they sought after my soul; they shall go into the lowest parts of the earth, they shall be delivered up to the edge of the sword; they shall be portions for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God, everyone that swears by Him shall be praised; for the mouth of them that speak unjust things has been stopped. Alleluia.

Psalm 66

God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us and have mercy on us, that we may know Thy way upon the earth, Thy salvation, among all the nations. Let the peoples give Thee praise, O God, let all the peoples praise Thee. Let the nations be glad and rejoice, for Thou shall judge peoples with uprightness; and nations shall Thou guide upon the earth. Let the peoples give Thee praise, O God, let all the peoples praise Thee; the earth has yielded her fruit. Let God, our God, bless us ; let God bless us, and let all the ends of the earth fear Him. Alleluia.

Psalm 69

O God, be attentive unto helping me; O Lord, make haste to help me. Let them be shamed and confounded that seek after my soul. Let them be turned back and brought to shame that desire evils against me. Let them be turned back straightway in shame that say unto me: Well done. Well done. Let them be glad and rejoice in Thee all that seek after Thee, O God, and let them that love Thy salvation say continually: The Lord be magnified. But as for me, I am poor and needy; O God, come unto my aid. My helper and my deliverer art Thou, O Lord; make no long tarrying. Alleluia.

Psalm 112

Praise the Lord, O ye servants, praise ye the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from henceforth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun to the setting of the same, the name of the Lord is to be praised. The Lord is high above all the nations, above the heavens is His glory. Who is as the Lord our God? Who dwells on high and looks down on things that are lowly, in heaven and on the earth. Who raises up the poor man from the earth, and from the dunghill lifts up the needy. That He may seat him with princes, with the princes of His people. Who makes the barren woman to dwell in a house and be a mother rejoicing over children. Alleluia.

Psalm 142

O Lord, hear my prayer, give ear unto my supplication in Thy truth; hearken unto me in Thy righteousness. And enter not into judgment with Thy servant, for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has humbled my life down to the earth. He has sat me in darkness as those that have been long dead, and my spirit within me my heart is troubled. I remembered the days of old, and I meditated on all Thy works, I pondered on the creations of Thy hands. I stretched forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsts after Thee like a waterless land. Quickly hear me, O Lord; my spirit has fainted away. Turn not Thy face away from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Thy mercy in the morning; for in Thee have I put my hope. Cause me to know, O Lord, the way wherein I should walk; for unto Thee have I lifted up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord; unto Thee have I fled for refuge. Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God. Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness; for Thy name's sake, O Lord, shalt Thou quicken me. In Thy righteousness shalt Thou bring my soul out of affliction, and in Thy mercy shalt Thou utterly destroy my enemies. And Thou shalt cut off all them that afflict my soul, for I am Thy servant. Alleluia.

 


Glory be to God, Holy, Holy, Holy. A passage from the Gospel according to Saint John, may his blessings be upon us all. Amen.

John.1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew him not. He came unto His own, and His own received him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for He was before me. And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Glory be to God forever. Amen.


May Thy saying be concluded in peace. We worship Thee O Christ together with Thy Good Father and the Holy Spirit, for Thou hast come and saved us.

O Thou, the true light, that enlightens every man that comes into the world, Thou hast come into the world through Thy love for mankind. All creation has rejoiced for Thy coming. Thou hast saved our forefather Adam from the beguiling and delivered our foremother Eve from the pangs of death. Thou hast given us the spirit of adoption, we praise Thee, we bless Thee Saying:

"Zoksapatri ke lyou-ke agi-you epnevmaty" (Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.)

When the morning watch dawned upon us, O Christ our God, the True light, let the enlightened senses and thoughts shine within us and let not the darkness of pains overcome us. That we may praise Thee reasonably with David, saying: "My eyes have awaken before the morning watch, that I may meditate on Thy sayings." Hear our cries according to Thy great mercy and save us, O Lord our God through Thy lovingkindness.

"Kenin ke aa-ee ke-ic-touce e-on-ace ton e-onon Amen."(Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.)

Thou art the all-honored mother of Light. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, they offer thee glorification, O Birthgiver of God, the second heaven, for thou art the pure and unchanged blossom and the ever-virgin mother, for the Father has chosen thee and the Holy Spirit overshadowed thee and the Son took flesh from thee. Ask Him to grant salvation to the world which He hast created, and deliver it from temptation. Let us praise Him with a new song and bless Him. Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Let us sing with the angels saying: "Glory be to God in the highest, on earth peace, goodwill towards men. "We praise Thee; we bless Thee; we serve Thee; we worship Thee; we confess Thee; we proclaim Thy glory. We thank Thee for Thy great glory. O Lord, heavenly king, God the Fahter Almighty, O Lord, the Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy spirit; O Lord, God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. O Thou, who takes away the sins of the world, accept our prayers. O Thou, Who sits at the right hand of His Father, have mercy on us. Thou alone art Holy; Thou alone art the most High, my Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Glory be to God the Father, Amen.Every day I will bless Thee, and praise Thy Holy Name forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen. From the night, my spirit seeks Thee early, O My God, for Thy commandments are light on the earth. I meditated on Thy ways, for Thou hast become a help to me. Early, my Lord, Thou shalt hear my voice; in the morning shall I stand before Thee, and Thou shalt look upon me.

 

The Trisagion

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 heaven, have mercy on us. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now, and ever, and unto the ages of ages, Amen. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, forgive our sins, Lord, forgive our iniquities. Lord, forgive our trespasses. Lord, visit the sick of Thy people, heal them for the sake of Thy Holy Name. Our fathers and brothers who have fallen asleep, repose their souls. O Thou who alone art without sin, help us and accept our prayers. For Thine is the glory, dominion, and triple holiness; Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord send Thy blessings. Amen.

Make us, O Lord, worthy to say with all thanksgiving:

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, through Christ Jesus our Lord. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 

Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God

Hail thee. We ask thee, O saint, full of glory, the ever-virgin, the Birthgiver of God, the mother of Christ; to lift up our prayers to Thy beloved Son that He may forgive our sins. Hail her, the Saint, the Virgin, who gave birth to the True Light, Christ Our Lord; ask the Lord to have mercy on us and forgive our sins. O Virgin Mary, Birthgiver of God, the faithful intercessor of the human race, intercede for us before Christ to whom thou gave birth, that He may grant us forgiveness of our sins. Hail thee, O virgin, the true queen. Hail her who is the pride of our race, who gave birth to Emmanuel. We ask thee to remember us, O faithful intercessor, before our Lord, Jesus Christ, that He forgive our sins.

 

Introduction of the Creed

We magnify thee, O mother of the True Light, and we glorify thee, O Virgin Saint Birthgiver of God, for thou hast born unto us the Saviour of the world; He came and saved our souls. Glory be to Thee, O Christ, our Master and our King, the honour of the apostles, the crown of the martyrs, the rejoicing of the righteous, the confirmation of the churches, the forgiveness of sins. We proclaim the Holy Trinity, one in essence. We worship Him and glorify Him. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord send Thy blessings. Amen.

 

The Creed

We believe in one God, God the Father the Pantocrator, Who created the heaven and the earth, and of all things seen and unseen. We believe in One Lord Jesus Christ, The Only Begotten 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 created. Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from the heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontious Pilate, suffered, and was buried. And the third day He rose from the dead, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of His Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, whose Kingdom shall have no end. And 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 in one Holy Katholik 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 world to come. Amen.

O Lord, hear us, have mercy on us, and forgive our sins.

Lord have mercy (Kyrie eleison) 41 times

Holy, Holy, Holy, O Lord of Sabaoth, Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory and Thy majesty. Have mercy on us O God the Father Almighty. O Holy Trinity have mercy on us. O Lord of hosts be Thou with us. For we have no other helper in our tribulations and necessities but Thee.Loose, remit, and pardon, O God, our transgressions that we have committed voluntarily and involuntarily, consciously and unconsciously, hidden and manifest. O Lord, remit for the sake of Thy Holy Name, by which we are called, according to Thy mercy, O Lord, and not according to our sins.

Make us, O Lord, worthy to say with all thanksgiving:

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, through Christ Jesus our Lord. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

The worshipper prays this absolutions:

1st Absolution

O Lord of hosts, Who art before the ages and Who endureth forever, Thou Who had created the sun for the illumination of the day, and the night for the rest of all people, we thank Thee O King of all ages because Thou permitted us to pass this night in peace and brought us to the daybreak. Therefore, we ask Thee our Lord, King of all ages, may the light of Thy face shine upon us, and may the light of Thy divine knowledge illume us. Make us, O Our Master, the sons of light and the sons of daytime that we may pass this day in righteousness and purity and good disposition, and that we may complete the remainder of our life without stumbling, through the grace, compassion, and love-of-man of Thine Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the gift of Thy Holy Spirit both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

2nd Absolution

O Emitter of light that is emitted, whose sun shines on the righteous and the wicked; who made light to illumine the universe, enlighten our minds, hearts and understanding O Master of all. Grant us this day to please Thee. Protect us from all evil, from every sin and from every power of the adversary, through our Lord Jesus Christ, with Whom Thou art blessed together with the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, and Who is equal with Thee both now and ever and unto the ages. Amen.

The prayer of every hour

Have mercy on us O God, and have mercy on us. Thou who, at all times, and at every hour, in Heaven and on earth art worshipped and glorified. O Christ, our God, who art long-suffering, plenteous in mercy and most compassionate, who loves the righteous and has mercy on sinners, of whom I am first. Who does not wish the death of sinner, but to repent and to live. Who calls all to salvation through the promise of good things to come. Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour and at every hour; prosper our way, and guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intention, heal our sickness, remit our sins, and deliver us from every affliction evil and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy angels; that guided and guarded by their array we may attain to the unity of faith and the knowledge of Thine unapproachable and infinite glory for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Make us, O Lord, worthy to say with all thanksgiving:

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, through Christ Jesus our Lord. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.