Location Holy Martyr Peter the Aleut Orthodox Church. (While the doxastikon is being sung, the priest exits from the sanctuary:). Priest: Let us complete our prayer to the Lord. Priest: Glory to You, Christ our God and our hope, glory to you. You have shattered the gates of brass. Thereupon as they wept, an angel came to them and cried: Cease your weeping and tell the apostles that the Lord is risen, granting the world forgiveness and great mercy. O good Lord, for our sake, you were born of a virgin and endured crucifixion, despoiling death by death, and, as God, you have shown forth the resurrection. For by enduring the cross, he destroyed death by death. O life immortal, when you descended unto death, you destroyed Hades with the splendor of your divinity, and when you raised the dead from the depths of darkness, all the heavenly powers shouted: O Giver of life, Christ our God, glory to you. A feast of joy and gladness is revealed to us today! The Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers 2016 We celebrate our unity in the Body of Christ and the Restoration of the Holy Icons as an important part of the witness that the Son of God indeed "became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth" (John 1.14) as the Icon of the invisible God (Col. 1.15). All Orthodox faithful ae invited to gather in worship to share our common faith, and to celebrate the triumph of Orthodoxy and the … Rejoice! On Forgiveness Sunday many attend Forgiveness Vespers on the eve of Gre… You called your mother blessed when you went of your own will to your passion shining upon the cross. Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ our King and God. Lady, advocate, defender, and salvation of our souls. Cast us not away from your presence, but hear us and save us by your resurrection. O Christ, Giver of life, for the sake of us mortals you willingly endured the passion and descended into Hades with power, snatching from the hands of the tyrant those who awaited you there, granting them an abode in paradise. Though the tomb was sealed by a stone and soldiers guarded your pure body, yet you arose on the third day, giving life to the world. We praise the Savior who took flesh from the Virgin, for he was crucified for our sake and rose on the third day, bestowing on us his great mercy. O faithful, let us give praise and worship to the Word, co‑eternal with the Father and the Spirit, born of the Virgin for our salvation. And you bestowed on humankind incorruption and life. Glory be to you, O Lord, who suffered death for us. On the first Sunday of Great Lent—March 11, 843—in the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia, the Church celebrated the restoration of the holy icons. The earth is filled with your creation. Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening Pan-Orthodox Vespers — Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. Bring my soul out of prison that I may give thanks to your name. O only‑begotten Son, we glorify you. I owe thanks also to Stelyio Muksuris, Maria Koumparakis, Maria Moschoni, and Georgia Stathopoulou for their contributions to this volume. Priest: Let us again pray for the blessed and ever-memorable founders of this holy church, and for all our fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters who are asleep here in the Lord and for the Orthodox everywhere. Deliver us from our countless sins and save us. Let us praise the Word who is without beginning and is co‑eternal with the Father. People: Lord, I have cried out to you, hear me. You are beyond all understanding, King of heaven and earth, and because of your love for us all, you were crucified of your own will. For you, O Lord who love all, suffered the cross and death for our sake; and destroying the gates of Hades, you rose on the third day and saved our souls. (The following are the Prokeimena of the rest of the days of the week:). The information contained on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is for informational purposes only. Photos. Priest: Help us, save us, have mercy upon us and protect us, O God, by your grace. What is Orthodox Christianity? 619-276-5827 He showed himself praised and glorified forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit. I do not deny that your back was scourged, nor will I hide that you were nailed to the cross. We then take up the service where the Priest intones “Wisdom” and continue to the end. Glory to your resurrection on the third day, by which you have endowed us with eternal life and granted us pardon of our sins, for you alone are compassionate. The only Son is he: two‑fold in nature, but not in person. Third Sunday of Lent 2019; Sunday of Orthodoxy 2019; Epiphany 2019; Vasilopita 2019; Christmas 2018; Saint Demetrios Vespers 2018; 2018 Anastasi photos; 2018 Holy Thursday and Holy Friday; Greek Parade photos 2018; 2017 Vasilopita. Instead of a pillar of fire, the Sun of Righteousness shone forth; instead of Moses, Christ, the salvation of our souls appeared. March 19, 2019 cikagokatedrala News, RecentNews. Priest: For our Archbishop (Name), and our Bishop (Name), the honorable presbyters, the deacons in the service of Christ, and all the clergy and laity, let us pray to the Lord. Reader: More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Word. Holiness becomes your house, O Lord, forever. Free from among the dead, you pour forth life from your own light. O Savior of all, how did you consent to stay in a tomb? All wait for you, to give them their food in due season. As we the unworthy stand before your life-giving sepulcher, we offer a hymn of praise to your ineffable compassion, Christ our God. O Light who never fades, we offer you this evening worship, for in the fullness of time you filled the world with light, your flesh being a mirror of your splendor. You have abolished the curse of the tree by your cross, and by your burial you have done away with the dominion of death, while by your rising you have enlightened mankind. On Sunday, March 8, 2020, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco will preside over Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA. The guards were thus instructed by the evildoers: keep hidden the resurrection of Christ; take the pieces of silver and say that, as we were sleeping, the body was stolen from the tomb. Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. For our sake you accepted suffering in the, flesh and rose on the third day from the dead.. But such texts are almost always produced with the help of many kind and generous individuals. Do not despise the works of your hands. SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: We gather this evening to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy and to pray together at this beautiful and peaceful Vespers service. Therefore, we cry out to you: Glory to you, O Christ, our God and benefactor. Priest: Let us pray for pious and Orthodox Christians. Hanging upon the tree, O only mighty One, you shook all creation, and when you were laid in the tomb, you raised up those dwelling there and bestowed life and incorruption on our kind. Therefore, never cease to intercede to deliver our souls from danger. Glory to your plan of redemption, O only loving God. On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Archpriest Chad Hatfield, president of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, was guest homilist during the Great Vespers service celebrating the Sunday of Orthodoxy, at Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut—whose rector is Archpriest Steven J. Belonick, seminary alumnus (M.Div. As a virgin you gave birth, and after giving birth you remained as before. 21 February, 2010. The experience provides the faithful significant content to listen to, watch, and read; in order to lead, grow, and inspire. Have mer­cy on us, O Christ, Giver of life. Creation, unable to bear the sight to you hanging, was prostrate with fear, and it groaned as it sang the praises of your long‑suffering. His Grace presided over the Vespers, which were attended by 25 members of the clergy from the Orthodox Clergy Council of Metropolitan Washington D.C. and many Orthodox faithful from the area who filled the church to the brim. A BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATION – SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY VESPERS, WAYNE, NEW JERSEY Twenty-five priests, three deacons and over two hundred faithful joined His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL for the celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Resurrection Church in Wayne, NJ. We then begin with the Priest saying, “Let us all say” and continue to where we sing the Resurrection aposticha of the First Tone. The service of the Sunday Vespers (sung on Saturday evening) consists of fixed and variable parts. Our Savior Christ blotted out the bond that pledged us to the decree by nailing it to the cross, and he abolished the dominion of death. Verse 6. The lawless people who gave you, O Christ, to Pilate condemned you to be crucified, and showed themselves thankless towards their benefactor. Lord, hear my voice. Going down to those in Hades, Christ gave them the good news saying: Take courage, I am now triumphant. You water the mountains from your chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your miracles. Formerly, as the Word without flesh, and then incarnate for our sake and slain as man he rose in power as a loving God. Therefore, we all acknowledge you as the mother of God, and fervently beseech you: make supplication that our souls may be saved. Priest: For travelers by land, sea and air, for the sick, the suffering, for captives, and for their salvation, let us pray to the Lord. www.stdemetrios.org. Let us worship his third day resurrection. O Lord of all, incomprehensible creator of heaven and earth, through your passion on the cross you have freed me from passion. You were laid in the tomb as if asleep, O Lord, and after three days you rose in mighty strength, raising up with you, as almighty, Adam from the corruption of death. You have descended into Hades, O Christ, despoiling death. A sun-drenched, 60-degree day was the perfect setting for this celebration that began with a … You sent forth your Spirit, and they are created; and you renew the face of the earth. Verse 7. All are invited to attend the Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and listen to our guest homilist, His … Glory to him who came forth from you! Here is a new miracle greater than all the miracles of old! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. O honored and all blessed one, beseech him to have mercy on our souls. For sealed with purity and inviolate in virginity, you are acknowledged without doubt to be the mother who gave birth to the true God. Reader: Make firm, Lord our God, the holy and pure faith of the pious Orthodox Christians, together with the Holy Church and this city forever. The Vespers service for the Sunday of Orthodoxy was held at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. The princes of hell trembled before him and the gates of agony were opened. But there is forgiveness with you. After the passing of Israel, the sea remained impassible, after the birth of Emmanuel, the blameless Virgin remained incorrupt. We worship your precious cross, O Christ, and praise and glorify your resurrection, for by your wounds we have all been healed. By your passion, O Christ, you have darkened the sun. Introits sung on Feasts of the Lord File Size 28KB Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. Having found the stray sheep caught in the mountains, he laid it on his shoulders and brought it to the Father. Into the uttermost parts of the sea? Glory to him who by your childbirth has set us free! O Mother of God have compassion for us your servants, you who bear in your arms the compas­sionate One. Let us praise Mary the Virgin, glory of all the world and doorway to heaven, who, begotten of man, gave birth to the Lord, and who, adornment of the faithful, is hymned by the angelic hosts. Orthodox faithful from across the Greater Montreal area participated at this year’s Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the occasion of the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. Event details. To you, O Lord, be glory. You descended to Hades, dispelled the darkness, and made manifest to all nations the light of the resurrection. Today, Christ, having trampled upon death, according to his word, rose up bestowing joy upon the world, so that all of us shouting this hymn might say: O Fount of life, light that no person may approach, O almighty Savior, have mercy on us. Come, let us adore God the Word, begotten of the Father before all ages, who took flesh from the Virgin Mary. Your cross, Christ Savior, has destroyed the power of death and has abolished the deception of the devil. Yet you rose on the third day in power also raising Adam who cried: Glory to your resurrection, O only loving God. Never permit us who call upon you, our Lady, to be put to shame. May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works; who looks upon the earth and makes it tremble; who touches the mountains and they smoke. The Sunday spiritual themes were part of the early Christian catechesis. Each of the Sundays of Great Lent has its own special theme. The homilist will be His Grace Bishop John Abdallah of the Antiochian Archdiocese. The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, and those guarding it became as dead. And having been ineffably made flesh, he, who by nature is God, for our sake became also by nature man: not in two divided persons, but in two natures without confusion. For the only‑begotten Son, timelessly having shone forth from the Father, came forth from you who are pure. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America was born in 1967 in Bakirköy, Istanbul. Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers. Therefore, all creation extols you and offers hymns of praise forever. You destroyed the gates of brass and crushed the posts of iron. Twenty-five priests, three deacons and over two hundred faithful joined His Eminence, Archbishop MICHAEL for the celebration of Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers at Holy Resurrection Church in Wayne, NJ. Come, all you people, let us sing the praises of the Savior’s resurrection on the third day by which we have been delivered from the unbreakable bonds of Hades. The angel proclaimed you Master, crucified and buried. The Lord reigns: he has clothed himself with honor; the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength. People: The Lord reigns; he has clothed himself with honor (3). 999 Brotherhood Way, … The success of The Service of the Sunday Orthros published by Holy Cross Orthodox Press, has made the publication of  The Service of Vespers for Sunday a natural sequel. Lord, I have cried out to you, hear me. Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 815 NE 15th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304 . For by his resurrection on the third day he set us free from the tyranny of Hades, granting us life and great mercy. I glorify the might of the Father and the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit, the undivided, uncreated Godhead, the consubstantial Trinity that reigns to the ages of ages. Certain individuals and institutions are presented for reference purposes only and may not be under the supervision or jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Pan-Orthodox Vespers for Sunday of Orthodoxy were celebrated in Montreal, Canada. Come, people let us praise and worship Christ, glorifying his resurrection from the dead, for he is our God and has delivered the world from the deception of the enemy. For Christ our Savior, in his love for mankind, has nailed our sins to the cross, put death to death, and given us life by raising the fallen Adam, father of all mankind. People: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (3). Your abode is there. Hence, it is very important to know beforehand the tone of the week (found in the annual Taxis or Kanonion issued by the Patriarchate) which begins on Saturday evening and is considered to be, ac­cording to the Church calendar, the beginning of Sunday. Lord, have mercy. He is the Deliverer and Savior of our souls. Priest: For you are a merciful and loving God, and to you we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Interparish Sunday Lenten Vespers: Sunday of Orthodoxy. February 5, 2020 Feast of St. Philothea Let us praise Christ who has risen from the dead. You ascended the cross, Jesus, and came down from heaven and went to your death, O life eternal. St George Serbian Orthodox Church San Diego. O Lord, how great are your works. Sunday of Orthodoxy All are invited to attend the Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and listen to our guest homilist, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zelon. In wisdom you have made them all. March 8, 1998. Hades was filled with bitterness when it met you below, and the souls of the just rejoiced at receiving you. There, Moses parted the waters; here, Gabriel took part in the miracle. Priest: O joyful light of the holy glory of the im­mortal Father, the heavenly, holy, blessed Jesus Christ. 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