999 Brotherhood Way, … We exult in your cross, O Christ, and we praise and glorify your resurrection. But an angel then stood before them and replied: Do not weep, but go and proclaim the good tidings that the Lord is risen and grants us joy for he alone is compassionate. 21 February, 2010. 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. We offer you glory, O Lord, who of your own will have endured the cross for our sake; and we worship you, almighty Savior, who love mankind. O God, you have ordered all things wisely, glory to you. And after five centuries of those conflicts and persecutions and discussions, the day came which we commemorate today, the day of the final victory of Orthodoxy as the true faith over all the heresies. Universalis gives you all the Hours of the Liturgy of the Hours, every day, and all the readings at Mass as well. 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. You are clothed in praise and honor; who covers yourself with light as with a garment, spreading out the heavens as a curtain. 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. No tongue can explain the miracle of your giving birth. For with the Lord is mercy and with him is plenteous redemption; and he shall redeem Israel from all its iniquities. Receive the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you. 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. She is the one who, breaking down the wall of enmity, ushered in peace and threw open the Kingdom. Your burial, O Christ, burst asunder the bonds of Hades; your resurrection from the dead gave light to the world. Come, let us worship him, who rose from the dead and enlightened all. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I boast of your resurrection, for your death is my life. On this first Sunday of the Great Fast, it is traditional for children from the catechetical classes to take part in a procession with the holy icons of the church. Let us say: Confirm your Church in the true faith and bring peace to our lives, O Christ, for you are good and loving God. Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for your name’s sake. Be not deceived, O Jews, study the words of the prophets, and learn that he is in truth the Redeemer of the world and God almighty. 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 … For you are without sin and have accepted the cross and death in order to grant the world resurrection, as a loving God. Therefore, with one accord, we cry: O Lord, risen from the dead, Glory to you. He is the Deliverer and Savior of our souls. With this celebration the second wave of iconoclasm came to an end. Priest: Remembering our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever‑virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us com­mit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God. St George Serbian Orthodox Church San Diego. People: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (3). By your passion, O Christ, you have darkened the sun. There, Moses parted the waters; here, Gabriel took part in the miracle. Man goes forth to his work, and to his labor until the even­ing. We have learned to praise one God in three persons who in his compassion delivered us from error. At your rebuke they shall flee; at the voice of your thunder they shall be alarmed. The Lord reigns: he has clothed himself with honor; the Lord has clothed and girded himself with strength. Photos. 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. Hades was filled with bitterness when it met you below, and the souls of the just rejoiced at receiving you. Glory to your kingdom! (On major feast days there are also readings.). Behold, the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled. 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. You descended into Hades, and rose on the third day, granting life and great mercy to the world. Do not despise the work of your hands. On Forgiveness Sunday many attend Forgiveness Vespers on the eve of Gr… Sunday | March 8, 2020; 5:00 pm; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 4905 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220; Save Event to Calendar . The Vesper Service began at 5pm followed by the special Sunday of Orthodoxy proclamation and procession of holy icons. Before bearing a child you were a virgin, and in childbirth and after childbirth you remained a virgin. For your conceiving was wondrous, pure One, and the manner of your child‑bearing impossible of understanding. Ever blessing the Lord, we praise his resurrection. You make darkness and it is night; in it all the wild beasts of the forest will creep about. The joyful news of your resurrection was told to the women disciples of the Lord by the angel. Crucified according to your will and despoiling death by your entombment, O Christ, you rose in glory on the third day as God, granting the world life everlasting and great mercy. 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. I will sing praises to the Lord all my life; I will sing praises to my God as long as I live. This site has been made possible by a grant from Leadership 100. For he willingly suffered the cross and submitted himself to burial, and he rose from the dead and saved me, the one who has gone astray. People: Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be your name. O God, by your name save me, and judge me by your might. Almighty Savior, have mercy on us. 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). Therefore, we, released from the curse of Adam, cry aloud: Glory to you, almighty Lord. Discover Metropolitan Gregory's Sermons Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Sunday of Orthodoxy and Pan-Orthodox Vespers in Chicago. The angelic powers appeared at your tomb, and those guarding it became as dead. 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. All Orthodox faithful ae invited to gather in worship to share our common faith, and to celebrate the triumph of Orthodoxy and the … Major & Other Feasts - in our parish, we usually do a vigil on the evenings of major feasts. Therefore, we cry with one voice: O Lord, who rose from the dead, glory to you. We then skip to where we sing the “Ode of Symeon” and continue to the “Amen”. Therefore, we praise and glorify your resurrection on the third day. For your name’s sake I have waited for you, O Lord; my soul waits for your word. Glory to you, O God (3). Of his own will he mounted the cross in the flesh, suffered death, and raised the dead through his glorious resurrection. Priest: For a Christian end to our lives, peaceful, without shame and suffering, and for a good account of ourselves before the awesome judgment seat of Christ, let us ask the Lord. 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. Christ, who has great and abundant mercy, O Theotokos, will save the world. ... Sunday of Orthodoxy - Duration: 7:21. Come, let us rejoice in the Lord who destroyed the power of death and enlightened mankind; and let us cry along with the angels: Glory to you, our Creator and our Savior. Christ the Lord, my deliverer, appeared through you to those asleep in darkness, for he, the Sun of Righ­teousness, wished to enlighten those he created in his own image with his own hands. The publication of the Sunday Vespers, therefore, is being offered with this hope in mind. You demolished by your Death, O Lord, the gates of hades; you dissolved the realm of death; and freed the human race from corruption, granting the world life and incorruptibility and Great Mercy. You stripped the power ‑of Hades, yet remained untouched by its corruption. Heavens, be glad! We would read and/or chant everything from Tone 2 to where we would sing Psalm 140 in the Second Tone followed by the Resurrection stichera of the Second Tone. The Holy Archdiocese does not exercise any administrative oversight or assignment authority over clergy that are not part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Resurrection Stichera  Priest: Help us, save us, have mercy upon us, and protect us, O God by your grace. To you is due praise, to you is due song, to you is due glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. You called your mother blessed when you went of your own will to your passion shining upon the cross. By bearing your Creator, you have shown yourself to be more spacious than the heavens. March 1, 2015. Impassable gateway of the Lord. Into the uttermost parts of the sea? Priest: May the might of your kingdom be blessed and glorified, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. O Lord, Giver of light, glory to you. 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. Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers . Priest: For all that is good and beneficial to our souls, and for peace in the world, let us ask the Lord. 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 make darkness, and it is night. He showed himself praised and glorified forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Vespers - Sunday of Orthodoxy 3/07/2020 Saint Mark Orthodox Church. The texts of the propers sung at Vespers (stichera on "Lord I call," Litya, Aposticha, Troparia and Kontakia that change daily according to either the day of the week or particular day of the month). As we the unworthy stand before your life-giving sepulcher, we offer a hymn of praise to your ineffable compassion, Christ our God. You are the true light to those in darkness and the resurrection of all those who have fallen. You descended to Hades, dispelled the darkness, and made manifest to all nations the light of the resurrection. Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers. Look down, most pure Virgin, upon the supplica­tions of your servants, and crush the assaults of our enemies, delivering us from all affliction. The Vesper Service began at 5pm followed by the special Sunday of Orthodoxy proclamation and procession of holy icons. 3025 Denver St., San Diego, CA 92117, Tel. The only Son is he: two‑fold in nature, but not in person. Glory be to your might, O Lord, for you have destroyed the power of death, and you have renewed us through your cross, bestowing on us life and incorruption. 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. For sealed with purity and inviolate in virginity, you are acknowledged without doubt to be the mother who gave birth to the true God. When you appeared, O Christ, nailed upon the cross, you altered the beauty of created things. People: Lord, I have cried out to you, hear me. The lawless people who gave you, O Christ, to Pilate condemned you to be crucified, and showed themselves thankless towards their benefactor. Priest: For to You belong all glory, honor, and worship, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Most reverent Virgin, you are the temple and the gate, the palace and the throne of kings. Together with the Archangels, let us praise the resurrection of Christ. Amen. Your pierced side, O Giver of life, poured streams of remission, life, and salvation upon us all. You are the only sure and secure anchor that we have, and you are our protection. May Christ our true God, who rose from the dead as a good, loving and merciful God, have mercy upon us and save us, through the intercessions of his most pure and holy Mother; the power of the precious and life-giving Cross; the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven; the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist; the holy, glorious, and praise­worthy Apostles; the holy, glorious, and triumphant Martyrs; our holy God‑bearing Fathers; the holy, and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; of Saint (of the day) whose memory we com­memorate today, and all the saints. Instead of a pillar of fire, the Sun of Righteousness shone forth; instead of Moses, Christ, the salvation of our souls appeared. And you have enlightened the world. The weekend culminated with the Pan-Orthodox Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy for the Greater Washington D.C. area. I owe thanks also to Stelyio Muksuris, Maria Koumparakis, Maria Moschoni, and Georgia Stathopoulou for their contributions to this volume. After the Service, hierarchs, clergy and guests gathered in the parish hall for refreshments, fellowship, and a special concert of Orthodox Christian Music sung by the Pan Orthodox Young Adult Choir (POYAC) and the Camerata Rus Orthodox Choir. The Sunday of Orthodoxy is commemorated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, which is preceded by the Matins service. Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy ~That we should cherish the godly freedom that we have been blessed to have in our Church~ Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston, March 4/17, 2019 15:02. Clergy from different Orthodox jurisdictions will join His Eminence. Resurrection Apolytikia and Theotokia. Therefore, having the boldness of a mother towards a son, we entreat you to ever intercede with him to save our souls. O Master, appear to us as you have promised, and dry up the fountain of our tears. We then begin with the Priest saying, “Let us all say” and continue to where we sing the Resurrection aposticha of the First Tone. 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. Let us glorify Christ, the author of our salvation, for by his rising from the dead the world has been saved from error; the choir of angels rejoices; the error of demons takes flight; fallen Adam is raised; and the devil is destroyed. The Sunday spiritual themes were part of the early Christian catechesis. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen. 2020 Pan-Orthodox Vespers for Sunday of Orthodoxy. But who has ever seen or heard that a body, especially a body anointed and naked, was stolen from a tomb and the grave clothes left lying there? Pan-Orthodox Vespers. 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