Horologion 					                                  The 1st Hour



The 1st Hour

O come, let us worship God our King. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and
God. 

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 shalt Thou hear my voice. In the morning shall I stand
before Thee, and Thou shalt look upon me; for not a God that willest
iniquity art Thou. He that worketh evil shall not dwell near Thee nor
shall transgressors 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 no 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 devisings; according to the multitude of their ungodliness, cast
them out, for they have embittered Thee, O Lord. And let all them be
glad that hope in Thee; they shall 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.

Psalm 89

Lord, Thou hast been our refuge in generation and generation. Before the
mountains came to be and the earth was formed and the world, even from
everlasting to everlasting art Thou. Turn not man away unto lowliness;
yea, Thou hast said: Turn back ye sons of men. For a thousand years in
Thine eyes, O Lord, are but as yesterday that is past, and as a watch in
the night. Things of no account shall their years be; in the morning
like grass shall man pass away. In the morning shall he bloom and pass
away. In the evening shall he fall and grow withered and dry. For we
have fainted away in Thy wrath, and in Thine anger have we been
troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before us; our lifespan is in the
light of Thy countenance. For all our days are faded away, and in Thy
wrath are we fainted away; our years have, like a spider, spun out their
tale. As for the days of our years, in their span, they be threescore
years and ten. And if we be in strength, mayhap fourscore years; and
what is more than these is toil and travail. For mildness is come upon
us, and we shall be chastened. Who knoweth the might of Thy wrath? And
out of fear of Thee, who can recount Thine anger? So make Thy right hand
known to me, and to them that in their heart are instructed in wisdom.
Return, O Lord; how long? And be Thou entreated concerning Thy servants.
We were filled in the morning with Thy mercy, O Lord, and we rejoiced
and were glad. In all our days, let us be glad for the days wherein Thou
didst humble us, for the years wherein we saw evils. And look upon Thy
servants, and upon Thy works, and do Thou guide their sons. And let the
brightness of the Lord our God be upon us, and the works of our hands do
Thou guide aright upon us, yea, the works of our hands do Thou guide
aright.

Psalm 100

Of mercy and judgment will I sing to Thee, O Lord; I will chant and have
understanding in a blameless path. When wilt Thou come unto me? I have
walked in the innocence of my heart in the midst of my house. I have no
unlawful thing before mine eyes; the workers of transgressions I have
hated. A crooked heart hath not cleaved unto me; as for the wicked man
who turned from me, I knew him not. Him that privily talked against his
neighbor did I drive away from me. With him whose eye was proud and his
heart insatiate, I did not eat. Mine eyes were upon the faithful of the
land, that they might sit with me; the man that walked in the blameless
path, he ministered unto me. The proud doer dwelt not in the midst of my
house; the speaker of unjust things prospered not before mine eyes. In
the morning I slew all the sinners of the land, utterly to destroy out
of the city of the Lord all them that work iniquity. 

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

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice. 

If it be a lenten service with a kathisma appointed, the reader then
sayeth Lord, have mercy, thrice; Glory..., Both now..., and the
kathisma. After ending the kathisma in the usual manner, he continues:

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

If there be two troparia, we say the first one here. If not, we
continue:

Glory... And we say the second troparion, if any, or the only troparion.

But if it be a lenten service, the following troparion is sung by the
priest (or reader, if there is no priest) immediately after ?Lord, have
mercy...,, with the choir repeating the troparion, in Tone VI
(prokeimenon tone), after each stichos: 

Priest: In the morning hearken unto my voice, / O my king and my God.

Choir: In the morning-

Stichos 1: Unto my words give ear, O Lord, hear my cry.

Choir: In the morning-

Stichos 2: For unto Thee will I pray, O Lord.

Choir: In the morning-

Priest: Glory to the Father-

Reader: Both now...

Theotokion: What shall we call thee, O thou who art full of grace?
Heaven, for from thee hast dawned forth the Sun of Righteousness.
Paradise, for from thee bath blossomed forth the flower of immortality.
Virgin, for thou hast remained incorrupt. Pure Mother, for thou hast
held in thy holy embrace the Son, the God of all. Do thou entreat Him to
save our souls. 

My steps do Thou direct according to thy saying, and let no iniquity
have dominion over me. Deliver me from the false accusations of men, and
I will keep Thy commandments. Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant,
and teach me Thy statutes. Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, that
I may hymn Thy glory and Thy majesty all the day long.

But if it is a lenten service, the preceding four verses are sung by the
choir, twice each in Tone VI, as follows:

My steps do Thou direct according to thy saying, // and let no iniquity
have dominion over me. Twice. 

Deliver me from the false accusations of men, // and I will keep Thy
commandments. Twice.

Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant, // and teach me Thy statutes.
Twice.

Let my mouth be filled with Thy praise, // that I may hymn Thy glory and
Thy majesty all the day long. Twice.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. 

And we read the appointed Kontakion. 

But if it be a lenten service, we use one of the following kontakia:

On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: The Most glorious Mother of God, more
holy than the holy angels, let us hymn unceasingly with our hearts and
mouths, confessing her to be the Theotokos, for truly she gaveth birth
to God incarnate for us, and prayeth unceasingly for our souls.

On Wednesday and Friday: Hasten to our aid, ere we be enslaved to the
enemies that blaspheme Thee and threaten us, O Christ our God. By Thy
Cross, destroy them that war against us. Let them learn the might of the
Orthodox Faith; through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Lover
of mankind.

On Saturday: To Thee, O Lord, the Planter of Creation, the world doth
offer the God-bearing martyrs as the first fruits of nature. By their
intercessions, preserve Thy Church, Thy commonwealth, in profound peace,
through the Theotokos, O Greatly-merciful One.

Lord, have mercy. Forty times. And the Prayer of the Hours:

Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art
worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering,
plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and
hast mercy on sinners; Who callest all to salvation through the promise
of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and
guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste
our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us
from every sorrow, evil, and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy
angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the
unity of the faith and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory:
For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

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

More honorable than the cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than
the seraphim; who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the
very Theotokos, thee do we magnify. 

In the name of the Lord, father (master) bless.

Priest: O God, be gracious unto us, and bless us, and cause Thy face to
shine upon us, and have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen. 

If it is a lenten service, we then read the prayer of St. Ephraim,
twice, with 4 prostrations and 12 bows, followed by Holy God-through Our
Father, and Lord, have mercy, twelve times.

Then the Prayer of the First Hour:

Priest: O Christ, the True Light, Who enlightenest and sanctifiest every
man that cometh into the world: Let the Light of Thy countenance be
signed upon us, that in it we may see the Unapproachable Light, and
guide our steps in the doing of Thy commandments, through the
intercessions of Thy most pure Mother, and of all Thy saints. Amen. 

Choir: To Thee, the Champion Leader, we Thy servants dedicate a feast of
victory and of thanksgiving as ones rescued out of sufferings, O
Theotokos: but as Thou art one with might which is invincible, from all
dangers that can be do Thou deliver us, that we may cry to Thee:
Rejoice, Thou Bride Unwedded!

Glory... Lord, have mercy. Thrice. Father, bless!

And the priest gives the dismissal. 

Horologion 					                                 The 3rd Hour





The 3rd Hour

The Priest sayeth: Blessed is our God-

Reader: Amen. Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee. 

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present
and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come
and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O
Good One. 

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. Lord have mercy. 12 times.

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

O come, let us worship God our King. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and
God. 

Psalm 16

Hearken, O Lord, unto my righteousness, attend unto the voice of my
supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which cometh not from deceitful
lips. From before Thy face let my judgment come forth, let mine eyes
behold uprightness. Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast visited it in
the night, Thou hast tried me by fire, and unrighteousness was not found
in me. That my mouth may not speak of the works of men, for the sake of
the words of Thy lips have I kept the ways that are hard. Set my
footsteps in Thy paths, that my steps may not be shaken. I have cried
for Thou hast hearkened unto me, O God. Incline Thine ear unto me, and
hearken unto my words. Let Thy mercies be made wonderful, O Thou that
savest them that hope in Thee. From them that have resisted Thy right
hand, keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Thine eye. In the shelter of Thy
wings wilt Thou shelter me, from the face of the ungodly which have
oppressed me. Mine enemies have surrounded my soul, they have enclosed
themselves with their own fat, their mouth hath spoken pride. They that
have cast me out have now encircled me, they have set their eyes to look
askance on the earth. They have taken me as might a lion ready for his
prey, and as might a lion's whelp that dwelleth in hiding. Arise, O
Lord, overtake them and trip their heels; deliver my soul from ungodly
men, Thy sword from the enemies of Thy hand. O Lord, from Thy few do
Thou separate them from the earth in their life; yea, with Thy hidden
treasures hath their belly been filled. They have satisfied themselves
with swine and have left the remnants to their babes. But as for me, in
righteousness shall I appear before Thy face; I shall be filled when Thy
glory is made manifest to me.

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 mine enemies laugh me to
scorn. Yea, let none that wait on Thee be put to shame; let them be
ashamed which are lawless without a cause. Make Thy ways, O Lord, known
unto me and teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth and teach me, for
Thou art God my Savior; for on Thee have I waited all the day long.
Remember Thy compassions, O Lord, and Thy mercies, for they are from
everlasting. The sins of my youth and mine ignorances 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 gracious unto my sin; for it is great. Who is the
man that feareth the Lord? He will set him a law in the way which he
hath 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. Mine eyes are ever toward
the Lord, for He it is that will 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 mine 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. 

Psalm 50

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Thy great mercy; and according to
the multitude of Thy compassions 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 mightest 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
Zion, and let the walls of Jerusalem be builded. Then shalt Thou be
pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, with oblation and whole-burnt
offerings. Then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

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

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice. 

If it be a lenten service with a kathisma appointed, the reader then
sayeth Lord, have mercy, thrice; Glory..., Both now..., and the
kathisma. After ending the kathisma in the usual manner, he continues:

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

If there be two troparia, we say the first one here. If not, we
continue:

Glory... And we say the second troparion, if any, or the only troparion.

But if it be a lenten service, the following troparion is sung by the
priest (or reader, if there is no priest) immediately after ?Lord, have
mercy...,, with the choir repeating the troparion, in Tone VI, after
each stichos:

Priest: O Lord, who didst send down Thy Most-holy Spirit / at the third
hour upon Thine apostles: / Take Him not from us, O Good One, // but
renew Him in us who pray unto Thee.

Choir: O Lord, who didst send-

Stichos 1: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew and right spirit
within me.

Choir: O Lord, who didst send-

Stichos 2: Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy
Spirit from me.

Choir: O Lord, who didst send-

Priest: Glory...

Reader: Both now...

Theotokion: O Theotokos; thou art the true vine that hath blossomed
forth for us the Fruit of Life. Thee do we supplicate: Intercede, O
Lady, together with the holy apostles, that our souls find mercy.

Blessed is the Lord God, blessed is the Lord day by day; the God of our
salvation shall prosper us along the way; our God is the God of
salvation.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. And the appointed Kontakion. 

But if it be a lenten service, we use the following kontakia:

Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast shown forth the fishermen
as supremely wise, by sending down upon them the Holy Spirit, and
through them didst draw the world into Thy net. O Lover of mankind,
glory be to Thee.

Glory- Grant speedy and steadfast consolation unto Thy servants, O
Jesus, when our spirits are become despondent. Depart not from our souls
when they be in afflictions, nor be Thou afar from our minds when they
be in tribulations, but do Thou ever go before us. Draw nigh unto us,
draw nigh, O Thou Who art everywhere present: even as Thou wast ever
with Thine apostles, so also do Thou unite Thyself to them that long for
Thee, O Compassionate One, that, being one with Thee, we may praise and
glorify Thine All-Holy Spirit.

Both now- The hope and protection and refuge of Christians, the
unassailable battlement, the storm-free haven of the weary art thou, O
immaculate Theotokos. But as thou art one that savest the world by thine
unceasing intercession, remember us also, O all-hymned Virgin.

Lord, have mercy. Forty times. And the Prayer of the Hours:

Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art
worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering,
plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and
hast mercy on sinners; Who callest all to salvation through the promise
of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and
guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste
our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us
from every sorrow, evil, and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy
angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the
unity of the faith and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory:
For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

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

More honorable than the cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than
the seraphim; who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the
very Theotokos, thee do we magnify. 

In the name of the Lord, father (master) bless.

Priest: Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our
God, have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen. 

If it is a lenten service, we then read the prayer of St. Ephraim,
twice, with 4 prostrations and 12 bows.

Then the Prayer of St. Mardarius:

O Master God, the Father Almighty, O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus
Christ, and O Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one Power: Have mercy on me a
sinner, and by the judgments which Thou knowest, save me, Thine unworthy
servant; for blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen. 

Horologion 					                                 The 6th Hour





The 6th Hour

O come, let us worship God our King. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and
God. 

Psalm 53

O God, in Thy name save me, and in Thy strength do Thou judge me. O God,
hearken unto my prayer, give ear unto the words of my mouth. For
strangers are risen up against me, and mighty men have sought after my
soul and have not set God before themselves. For behold, God helpeth me,
and the Lord is the protector of my soul. He will bring evils upon mine
enemies. Utterly destroy them by Thy truth. Willingly shall I sacrifice
unto Thee; I will confess Thy name, O Lord, for it is good. For out of
every affliction hast Thou delivered me, and mine eye hath looked down
upon mine enemies.

Psalm 54

Give ear, O God, unto my prayer, and disdain not my supplication; attend
unto me, and hear me. I was grieved in my meditation, and I was troubled
at the voice of the enemy and at the oppression of the sinner; Because
they have turned iniquity upon me; and with wrath were they angry
against me. My heart is troubled within me, and the terror of death is
fallen upon me. Fear and trembling are come upon me, and darkness hath
covered me. And I said: Who will give me wings like a dove? And I will
fly, and be at rest. Lo, I have fled afar off and have dwelt in the
wilderness. I waited for God that saveth me from faint-heartedness and
from tempest. Plunge them into the depths, O Lord, and divide their
tongues, for I have seen iniquity and gainsaying in the city. Day and
night they go round about her upon her walls; iniquity and toil and
unrighteousness are in the midst of her. And usury and deceit have not
departed from her streets. For if mine enemy had reviled me, I might
have endured it. And if he that hateth me had spoken boastful words
against me, I might have hid myself from him. But thou it was, O man of
like soul with me, my guide and my familiar friend, Thou who together
with me didst sweeten my repasts; in the house of God I walked with thee
in oneness of mind. Let death come upon such ones, and let them go down
alive into hades. For wickedness is in their dwellings, and in the midst
of them. As for me, unto God have I cried, and the Lord, hearkened unto
me. Evening, morning and noonday will I tell of it and will declare it,
and He will hear my voice. He will redeem my soul in peace from them
that draw nigh unto me, for they among many were with me. God will hear,
and He will humble them, He that is before the ages. For to them there
is no requital, because they have not feared God; He hath stretched
forth His hand in retribution. They have defiled His covenant; they were
scattered by the wrath of His countenance, and their hearts have
convened. Their words were smoother than oil, and yet they are darts.
Cast thy care upon the Lord, and He will nourish thee; He will never
permit the righteous to be shaken. But Thou, O God, shall bring those
men down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not
live out half their days; but as for me, O Lord, I will hope in Thee.

Psalm 90

He that dwelleth in the help of the Most High shall abide in the shelter
of the God of heaven. He shall say unto the Lord: Thou art my helper and
my refuge. He is my God, and I will hope in Him. For He shall deliver
thee from the snare of the hunters and from every troubling word. With
His shoulders shall He overshadow thee, and under His wings shalt thou
have hope. With a shield will His truth encompass thee; thou shalt not
be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day.
Nor for the thing that walketh in darkness, nor for the mishap and demon
of noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousands at thy
right hand, but unto thee shall it not come nigh. Only with thine eyes
shalt thou behold, and thou shalt see the reward of sinners. For Thou, O
Lord, art my hope. Thou madest the Most High thy refuge; No evils shall
come nigh unto thee, and no scourge shall draw nigh unto thy dwelling.
For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy
ways. On their hands shall they bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash
thy foot against a stone. Upon the asp and basilisk shalt thou tread,
and thou shalt trample upon the lion and dragon. For he hath set his
hope on Me, and I will deliver him; I will shelter him because he hath
known my name. He shall cry unto me, and I will hearken unto him. I am
with him in affliction, and I will rescue him and glorify him. With
length of days will I satisfy him, and I will show him My salvation.

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

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice. 

If it be a lenten service with a kathisma appointed, the reader then
sayeth Lord, have mercy, thrice; Glory..., Both now..., and the
kathisma. After ending the kathisma in the usual manner, he continues:

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

If there be two troparia, we say the first one here. If not, we
continue:

Glory... And we say the second troparion, if any, or the only troparion.

But if it be a lenten service, the following troparion is sung by the
priest (or reader, if there is no priest) immediately after ?Lord, have
mercy...,, with the choir repeating the troparion, in Tone VI, after
each stichos:

Priest: O Thou Who on the sixth day and in the sixth hour / didst nail
to the Cross Adam's daring sin in paradise, / tear asunder the
handwriting of our sins, O Christ God, // and save us.

Choir: O Thou Who on the sixth day- 

Stichos 1: Give ear, O God, unto my prayer, and disdain not my
supplication.

Choir: O Thou Who on the sixth day- 

Stichos 2: As for me, unto God have I cried, and the Lord hearkened unto
me.

Choir: O Thou Who on the sixth day- 

Priest: Glory...

Reader: Both now...

Theotokion: Seeing that we have no boldness on account of our many sins,
do thou beseech Him that was born of thee, O Virgin Theotokos for the
supplication of a mother availeth much to win the Master's favor.
Disdain not the prayers of sinners, O all-pure one, for merciful and
mighty to save is He Who deigned also to suffer for our sake.

Let Thy compassions quickly go before us, O Lord, for we are become
exceedingly poor. Help us, O God our Savior, for the sake of the glory
of Thy name. O Lord, deliver us and be gracious unto our sins for Thy
name's sake.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. And the appointed Kontakion. 

But if it be a lenten service, we use the following kontakia:

Thou hast wrought salvation in the midst of the earth, O Christ God;
Thou didst stretch out Thine immaculate hands upon the Cross, thereby
gathering all the nations that cry to Thee: O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Glory-We worship Thine immaculate icon, O Good One, asking the
forgiveness of our failings, O Christ God; for of Thine own will Thou
wast well-pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh, that Thou mightest
deliver from slavery to the enemy those whom Thou hadst fashioned.
Wherefore we cry to Thee thankfully: Thou didst fill all things with
joy, O our Savior, when Thou camest to save the world.

Both now-

Theotokion (On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday): As Thou art a well-spring
of pity, count us worthy of compassion, O Theotokos. Look upon a sinful
people; show forth, as always, thy power. For hoping in thee, we cry
Rejoice to thee, as once did Gabriel, the Supreme Commander of the
Bodiless Hosts.

Stavrotheotokion (On Wednesday and Friday): All-glorious art thou, O
Virgin Theotokos; we hymn thee, for thy Son hath cast down hades through
the Cross; death hath been slain; we, the dead, have arisen, and have
been vouchsafed life. We have received paradise, our ancient delight.
Wherefore, giving thanks, we glorify Christ our God as mighty, the only
most Merciful One. 

Lord, have mercy. Forty times. And the Prayer of the Hours:

Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art
worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering,
plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and
hast mercy on sinners; Who callest all to salvation through the promise
of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and
guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste
our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us
from every sorrow, evil, and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy
angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the
unity of the faith and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory:
For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

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

More honorable than the cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than
the seraphim; who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the
very Theotokos, thee do we magnify. 

In the name of the Lord, father (master) bless.

Priest: Through the prayers of our holy fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ our
God, have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen. 

If it is a lenten service, we then read the prayer of St. Ephraim,
twice, with 4 prostrations and 12 bows.

Then the Prayer of St. Basil the Great:

O God and Lord of Hosts, and Maker of all Creation, Who by the tender
compassion of Thy mercy which transcendeth comprehension, didst send
down Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the salvation
of our race, and by His precious Cross didst tear asunder the
handwriting of our sins, and thereby didst triumph over the
principalities and powers of darkness: Do Thou Thyself, O Master, Lover
of mankind, accept also from us sinners these prayers of thanksgiving
and entreaty, and deliver us from every destructive and dark
transgression, and from all enemies, both visible and invisible, that
seek to do us evil. Nail down our flesh with the fear of Thee, and
incline not our hearts unto words or thoughts of evil, but pierce our
souls with longing for Thee, so that ever looking to Thee, and being
guided by Thy Light as we behold Thee, the unapproachable and
everlasting Light, we may send up unceasing praise and thanksgiving unto
Thee, the Unoriginate Father, with Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thine
All-holy and good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto the
ages of ages. Amen. 

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The 9th Hour

Note: If the 9th hour is preceded immediately by the 6th hour, we begin
with ?O come, let us worship- (next page).

The Priest sayeth: Blessed is our God-

Reader: Amen. Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee. 

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present
and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come
and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O
Good One. 

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. Lord have mercy. 12 times.

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

O come, let us worship God our King. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and God. 

O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ Himself, our King and
God. 

Psalm 83

How beloved are Thy dwellings, O Lord of Hosts; my soul longeth and
fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced
in the living God. For the sparrow hath found herself a house, and the
turtledove a nest for herself where she may lay her young, even Thine
altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are they that dwell
in Thy house; unto ages of ages shall they praise Thee. Blessed is the
man whose help is from Thee; he hath made ascents in his heart, in the
vale of weeping, in the place which he hath appointed. Yea, for the
lawgiver will give blessings; they shall go from strength to strength,
the God of Gods shall be seen in Sion. O Lord of Hosts, hearken unto my
prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. O God, our defender, behold, and look
upon the face of Thine anointed one. For better is one day in Thy court
than thousands elsewhere. I have chosen rather to be an outcast in the
house of my God than to dwell in the tents of sinners. For the Lord
loveth mercy and truth, God will give grace and glory; the Lord will not
withhold good things from them that walk in innocence. O Lord God of
Hosts, blessed is the man that hopeth in Thee.

Psalm 84

Thou hast been gracious, O Lord, unto Thy land; Thou hast turned back
the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquities of Thy people,
Thou hast covered all their sins. Thou hast made all Thy wrath to cease,
Thou hast turned back from the wrath of Thine anger. Turn us back, O God
of our salvation, and turn away Thine anger from us. Wilt Thou be wroth
with us unto the ages? Or wilt Thou draw out Thy wrath from generation
to generation? O God, Thou wilt turn and quicken us, and Thy people
shall be glad in Thee. Show us, O Lord, Thy mercy, and Thy salvation do
Thou give unto us. I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me; for
He will speak to His people and to His saints and to them that turn
their heart unto Him. Surely nigh unto them that fear Him is His
salvation, that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met
together, righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth is
sprung up out of the earth, and righteousness hath looked down from
heaven. Yea, for the Lord will give goodness, and our land shall yield
her fruit. Righteousness shall go before him and shall set his footsteps
in the way.

Psalm 85

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, and hearken unto me, for poor and needy am
I. Preserve my soul, for I am holy; save Thy servant, O my God, that
hopeth in Thee. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for unto Thee will I cry all
the day long; make glad the soul of Thy servant, for unto Thee have I
lifted up my soul. For Thou, O Lord, art good and gentle, and plenteous
in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee. Give ear, O Lord, unto my
prayer, and attend unto the voice of my supplication. In the day of mine
affliction have I cried unto Thee, for Thou hast heard me. There is none
like unto Thee among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like unto
Thy works. All the nations whom Thou hast made shall worship before
Thee, O Lord, and shall glorify Thy name. For Thou art great and workest
wonders; Thou alone art God. Guide me, O Lord, in Thy way, and I will
walk in Thy truth; let my heart rejoice that I may fear Thy name. I will
confess Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Thy
name forever. For great is Thy mercy upon me, and Thou hast delivered my
soul from the nethermost hades. O God, transgressors have risen up
against me, and the assembly of the mighty hath sought after my soul,
and they have not set Thee before them. But Thou, O Lord my God, art
compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy, and
true. Look upon me and have mercy upon me; give Thy strength unto Thy
servant, and save the son of Thy handmaiden. 

Work in me a sign unto good, and let them that hate me behold and be put
to shame; for Thou, O Lord, hast helped me and comforted me.

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

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Glory to Thee, O God. Thrice. 

If it be a lenten service with a kathisma appointed, the reader then
sayeth Lord, have mercy, thrice; Glory..., Both now..., and the
kathisma. After ending the kathisma in the usual manner, he continues:

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

If there be two troparia, we say the first one here. If not, we
continue:

Glory... And we say the second troparion, if any, or the only troparion.

But if it be a lenten service, the following troparion is sung by the
priest (or reader, if there is no priest) in the 8th tone, immediately
after ?Lord, have mercy...,, with the choir repeating the troparion
after each stichos:

Priest: O Thou Who at the ninth hour / for our sake didst taste of death
in the flesh, / mortify our carnal mind, O Christ God, // and save us.

Choir: O Thou Who at the ninth hour- 

Stichos 1: Let my supplication draw nigh before Thee, O Lord; according
to Thine oracle give me understanding.

Choir: O Thou Who at the ninth hour- 

Stichos 2: Let my petition come before Thee, O Lord; according to Thine
oracle deliver me.

Choir: O Thou Who at the ninth hour- 

Priest: Glory...

Reader: Both now...

Theotokion: O Good One, Who for our sake wast born of a Virgin, and
having endured crucifixion, cast down death by death, and as God
revealed the resurrection: Disdain not that which Thou hast fashioned
with Thine own hand; show forth Thy love for mankind, O Merciful One;
accept the Theotokos who gave Thee birth and prayeth for us; and save
Thy despairing people, O our Savior!

Deliver us not up utterly, for Thy holy name's sake, and neither
disannul Thou Thy covenant, and cause not Thy mercy to depart from us,
for Abraham's sake, Thy beloved; and for Isaac's sake, Thy servant; and
for Israel's, Thy holy one.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader: Amen. 

And we read the appointed Kontakion. 

But if it be a lenten service, we use the following kontakia:

Seeing the author of life hanging on the Cross, the thief said: Were it
not God incarnate Who is crucified with us, the sun would not have hid
its rays, nor would the earth have quaked and trembled. But do Thou Who
endurest all things remember me, O Lord, in Thy kingdom.

Glory- In the midst of two thieves, Thy Cross was found to be a balance
of justice; for the one was borne down to hades by the weight of his
blasphemy; the other was raised up from his sins by the knowledge of
theology. O Christ God, glory be to Thee.

Both now- When she who bare the Lamb and Shepherd and Savior of the
world beheld Him on the Cross, she said with tears: The world rejoiceth
at receiving redemption, but my bowels burn as I see Thy crucifixion
which Thou endurest for all, O my Son and my God.

Lord, have mercy. Forty times. And the Prayer of the Hours:

Thou Who at all times and at every hour, in heaven and on earth, art
worshipped and glorified, O Christ God, Who art long-suffering,
plenteous in mercy, most compassionate, Who lovest the righteous and
hast mercy on sinners; Who callest all to salvation through the promise
of good things to come: Receive, O Lord, our prayers at this hour, and
guide our life toward Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, make chaste
our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our intentions, and deliver us
from every sorrow, evil, and pain. Compass us about with Thy holy
angels, that, guarded and guided by their array, we may attain to the
unity of the faith and to the knowledge of Thine unapproachable glory:
For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Thrice. 

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

More honorable than the cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than
the seraphim; who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the
very Theotokos, thee do we magnify. 

In the name of the Lord, father (master) bless.

Priest: O God, be gracious unto us, and bless us, and cause Thy face to
shine upon us, and have mercy on us.

Reader: Amen. 

If it is a lenten service, we then read the prayer of St. Ephraim once,
with three prostrations. 

Then the Prayer of the Ninth Hour, by St. Basil the Great.

O Master, Lord Jesus Christ our God, Who art long-suffering in the face
of our transgressions, and Who hast brought us even unto this present
hour, wherein Thou didst hang upon the life-giving tree, and didst make
a way into paradise for the wise thief, and by death didst destroy
death: Be gracious unto us sinners and Thine unworthy servants; for we
have sinned and committed iniquity, and are not worthy to lift up our
eyes and behold the height of heaven, for we have abandoned the way of
Thy righteousness, and have walked in the desires of our hearts. But we
beseech Thy boundless goodness: Spare us, O Lord, according to the
multitude of Thy mercy and save us for Thy holy name-s sake; for our
days were consumed in vanity. Rescue us from the hand of the adversary,
and forgive us our sins, and mortify our carnal mind; that, putting
aside the old man, we may be clad with the new, and live for Thee, our
Master and Benefactor; and that thus by following in Thy commandments,
we may attain to rest everlasting, wherein is the dwelling-place of all
them that rejoice. For Thou art indeed the true joy and gladness of them
that love Thee, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we send up glory, with
Thine unoriginate Father, and Thy Most-holy and good and life-creating
Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. 

Horologion 					                                    The Typica



The Typica

Note: On weekdays of Great Lent, and during Holy Week, we skip the
typical psalms, and begin with the Beatitudes. 

Psalm 102

Reader: Bless the Lord, O my soul; blessed art Thou, O Lord. 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy
name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all that He hath done
for thee. Who is gracious unto all thine iniquities, Who healeth all
thine infirmities. Who redeemeth thy life from corruption, Who crowneth
thee with mercy and compassion. Who fulfilleth thy desire with good
things; thy youth shall be renewed as the eagle's. The Lord performeth
deeds of mercy, and executeth judgment for all them that are wronged. He
hath made His ways known unto Moses, unto the sons of Israel the things
that He hath willed. Compassionate and merciful is the Lord,
long-suffering and plenteous in mercy. Not unto the end will He be
angered, neither unto eternity will He be wroth. Not according to our
iniquities hath He dealt with us, neither according to our sins hath He
rewarded us. For according to the height of heaven from the earth, the
Lord hath made His mercy to prevail over them that fear Him. As far as
the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our iniquities from
us. Like as a father hath compassion upon his sons, so hath the Lord had
compassion upon them that fear Him; for He knoweth whereof we are made,
He hath remembered that we are dust. As for man, his days are as the
grass; as a flower of the field, so shall he blossom forth. For when the
wind is passed over it, then it shall be gone, and no longer will it
know the place thereof. But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity, even
unto eternity, upon them that fear Him. And His righteousness is upon
sons of sons, upon them that keep His testament and remember His
commandments to do them. The Lord in heaven hath prepared His throne,
and His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, all ye His angels,
mighty in strength, that perform His word, to hear the voice of His
words. Bless the Lord, all ye His hosts, His ministers that do His will.
Bless the Lord, all ye His works, in every place of His dominion. 

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

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy
name; blessed art Thou, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. 

Psalm 145

Praise the Lord, O my soul. I will praise the Lord in my life, I will
chant unto my God for as long as I have my being. Trust ye not in
princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit
shall go forth, and he shall return unto his earth. In that day all his
thoughts shall perish. Blessed is he of whom the God of Jacob is his
help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who hath made heaven and the
earth, the sea and all that is therein. Who keepeth truth unto eternity,
Who executeth judgment for the wronged, Who giveth food unto the hungry.
The Lord looseth the fettered; the Lord maketh wise the blind; the Lord
setteth aright the fallen; the Lord loveth the righteous; the Lord
preserveth the proselytes. He shall adopt for His own the orphan and
widow, and the way of sinners shall He destroy. The Lord shall be king
unto eternity; thy God, O Zion, unto generation and generation. 

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen. 

O only-begotten Son and Word of God, Who art immortal, yet didst deign
for our salvation to be incarnate of the Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin
Mary, and without change didst become man, and was crucified, O Christ
God, trampling down death by death. Thou Who art one of the Holy
Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit, save us.

The Beatitudes

Note: On weekdays of Great Lent (not Holy Thursday, Friday or Saturday),
see the lenten directions below.

Reader: In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy
kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. 

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they
shall be filled. 

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. 

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall
say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in the heavens.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. 

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Remember us, O Lord, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Master, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Holy One, when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

But on weekdays of Great Lent, the beatitudes are sung as follows, in
Tone VIII, with ?sweet melody.

In Thy kingdom remember us, O Lord, // when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, / for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

Refrain: Remember us, O Lord, // when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Blessed are they that mourn, / for they shall be comforted. Refrain.

Blessed are the meek, / for they shall inherit the earth. Refrain.

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, / for they
shall be filled. Refrain.

Blessed are the merciful, / for they shall obtain mercy. Refrain.

Blessed are the pure in heart, / for they shall see God. Refrain.

Blessed are the peacemakers, / for they shall be called the sons of God.
Refrain.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, / for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Refrain.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, / and
shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Refrain.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, / for great is your reward in the
heavens. Refrain.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, / and to the Holy Spirit. Refrain.

Both now and ever, / and unto the ages of ages. Amen. Refrain.

Then, in a louder voice, with a prostration after each:

Remember us, O Lord, // when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Master, // when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Remember us, O Holy One, // when Thou comest in Thy kingdom.

Reader: The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy,
Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

Come unto Him, and be enlightened and your faces shall not be ashamed.

The heavenly choir praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of
Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

The choir of holy angels and archangels, with all the heavenly hosts
praiseth Thee and saith: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and
earth are full of Thy glory.

Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

If the Divine Liturgy is not going to be served, we read the Creed at
this point:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and
of all things visible and invisible. 

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten,
begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true
God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by Whom all
things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from
the heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became man; And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and
suffered and was buried; And arose again on the third day according to
the Scriptures; And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right
hand of the Father; And shall come again, with glory, to judge both the
living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end. 

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life; Who proceedeth from
the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and
glorified; Who spake by the prophets. In One, Holy, Catholic, and
Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the remission of sins. I
look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come.
Amen. 

Remit, pardon, forgive, O God, our offenses, both voluntary and
involuntary, in deed and word, in knowledge and ignorance, by day and by
night, in mind and thought; forgive us all things, for Thou art good and
the Lover of mankind.

Our Father, Who art in the heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Priest: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
ages of ages.

Choir / Reader: Amen.

The Kontakion is Read or Sung. 

On weekdays of Great Lent, we insert the following:

Lord, have mercy. (x40)

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

More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than
the Seraphim, who without corruption gavest birth to God the Word, the
very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

In the name of the Lord, Father, Bless!

Priest: God be gracious-

Reader: Amen.

And the prayer of St. Ephraim is read, with 4 prostrations and 12 bows.

Then, if the Liturgy of the Presanctified gifts is not to be served, we
omit the rest of the Typica, and immediately say ?O come, let us
worship and begin Vespers. 

But if the Liturgy of the Presanctified gifts is to be served, we
continue as follows:

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. Thrice.

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

O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. O Lord, blot out our sins. O
Master, pardon our iniquities. O Holy One, visit and heal our
infirmities for Thy name's sake. 

Lord have mercy. Thrice.

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

Our Father, Who art in the Heavens, 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory: of the
Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto
the ages of ages.

Reader. Amen. And we continue:

On all days:

Reader: Lord, have mercy. (x12)

O All-Holy Trinity, the consubstantial dominion, the indivisible
Kingdom, and cause of every Good: Show Thy good will even unto me a
sinner; make steadfast my heart and grant it understanding, and take
away mine every defilement; enlighten my mind that I may glorify, hymn,
worship, and say: One is Holy, One is Lord, Jesus Christ, to the glory
of the God the Father. Amen. 

If the Divine Liturgy is not going to be served, we read the following:

Blessed be the name of the Lord, from henceforth and forevermore. (x3).

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

Psalm 33

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in
my mouth. In the Lord shall my soul be praised; let the meek hear and be
glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. I
sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my
tribulations. Come unto Him, and be enlightened, and your faces shall
not be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved
him out of all his tribulations. The angel of the Lord will encamp round
about them that fear Him, and will deliver them. O taste and see that
the Lord is good; blessed is the man that hopeth in Him. O fear the
Lord, all ye His saints; for there is no want to them that fear Him.
Rich men have turned poor and gone hungry; but they that seek the Lord
shall not be deprived of any good thing. 

Come ye children, hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the
Lord. What man is there that desireth life, who loveth to see good days?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Turn away
from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord
are upon the righteous, and His ears are opened unto their supplication.
The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, utterly to destroy
the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cried, and the
Lord heard them, and He delivered them out of all their tribulations.
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, and He will
save the humble of spirit. Many are the tribulations of the righteous,
and the Lord shall deliver them out of them all. The Lord keepeth all
their bones, not one of them shall be broken. The death of sinners is
evil, and they that hate the righteous shall do wrong. The Lord will
redeem the souls of His servants, and none of them will do wrong that
hope in Him.

Deacon: Wisdom! 

Choir (plain chant): It is truly meet to bless thee, the Theotokos, //
Ever blessed and most blameless, and Mother of our God.

Priest: O Most holy Theotokos, save us.

Choir: More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more
glorious than the Seraphim, / who without corruption gavest birth to God
the Word, // the very Theotokos, thee do we magnify.

Priest: Glory to Thee, O Christ God, our Hope, glory to Thee.

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

	Lord, have mercy. (Thrice)	

	Father (Master), Bless.

And the dismissal.