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« on: August 01, 2010, 03:10:26 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos save us."
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 05:51:39 AM »

For all those whose calendar begins the Dormition Fast today, a blessed fast to all!

"Our All Holy Mother is the salvation of the whole world, she is the only mother for all Christians…She has much love for the human race, especially for sinners…Let us all run to the All Holy Mother in every circumstance to ask her, to have her as our aid."
~ St. Anthimos of Chios

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 12:04:17 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos save us.

With many temptations surrounding me,
Searching for salvation,
I have hastened unto you;
O Mother of the Word, and Ever-Virgin,
From all distresses and dangers deliver me."
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 03:21:58 AM »

Most Holy Theotokos save us.

A protection and shelter,
I have with you in my life,
You, the Theotokos and the Virgin,
Pilot me toward your port;
For you are the cause,
The cause of that which is good,
Support of the faithful,
The only all-praised One.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 06:14:43 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos save us.

Still the darkest of passions,
Calm the sea of errors,
In your great peacefulness;
It was you who bore the guiding Lord,
And you who are the blessed bride of God."
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 06:27:23 AM »

Feast Day of the Transfiguration of Christ
Apolytikion, Tone Seven:


"When Thou wast transfigured on the mountain,
O Christ our God,
Thou didst show Thy glory to Thy disciples
as they were able to receive it.
Illuminate also for us sinners Thine everlasting Light,
by the intercessions of the Mother of God,
Giver of Light, glory to Thee."
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 01:04:13 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos save us.

Pure one fill my heart
with a merriment, a happiness;
Bestow on me your spotless joy,
For you have given birth
to Him Who is the cause of joy."
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 02:17:14 AM »

"Put me not into the hands
Of any human protection,
O our Lady, Most Holy,
But do now receive the prayers of your supplicant;
Sorrow has taken me,
And I am unable
To withstand and bear the demons darts;
Shelter I do not have,
Nor a place to go, worthless that I am;
Lady of humanity,
The shelter of the faithful and their hope,
Do not reject my prayers to you,
Do the things that profit me."
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 10:48:40 AM »

Does anyone have a standard greeting the give during this period?  I just a very well educated greek gentleman say to our local bishop "kalli dekapentavgusti"...or "good 15 days of august"...I thought it was  a beautiful greeting.  Does anyone else have something like this in their tradition? 
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 12:41:00 AM »

"Kali Decapenavgusto," I haven't heard, though it makes sense too (similar to 40 Day Great Fast, "Kali Tesaracosti"), but because we are asking for her "help," I've heard "Voithia mas," "May we be helped," or "May she help us." 

I'd like to see commentary or suggestions about a greeting for the "15 Days of August," too.
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 12:49:30 AM »

"...the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke..."

...And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 03:31:52 AM »

"O You Apostles from far off,
Being gathered together
in the village of Gethsemane,
Lay my body in burial,
And You, my Son, and my God,
Receive now my spirit from me."
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2010, 06:35:26 PM »

A few paraliturgical hyms from Transylvania for the feast:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgpRlnxfUj4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyYJC9A2X-E
http://www.trilulilu.ro/Neonila/58bb72ca25bfb1
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 09:16:11 PM »

Apolytikion for the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Mother of God        1st Tone


"In giving birth, O Theotokos,
did retain your virginity,
and at your Repose you did not forsake the world,
You have passed into life, you who are the Mother of Life,
and does by your intercessions
redeem our souls from death."
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2010, 01:14:00 AM »

I've been hearing Greeks greeting each other with 'voithia sas' or similar phrases, so that supports what Basil said.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 02:31:21 AM »

Excerpts from:  "Service of the Small Supplications [Paraklesis] to the Most Holy Theotokos"



"Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Assaults of the passions have shaken me,
My soul to its limits
Has been filled with much despair;
Bring peace, O Maiden, in the calmness,
Of your own Son and your God, all-blameless One."
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2012, 05:23:15 AM »

I've been hearing Greeks greeting each other with 'voithia sas' or similar phrases, so that supports what Basil said.
"voithia" is the noun form of "help", not the verb. 'Voithia sas' literally means "Your help(n)" and is short for: "May God be your help".
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« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 03:03:34 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Old Calendarist, however I am very much looking forward to this spiritual journey which for us starts next week.

"Our Lady Mary, Shrine which can never be toppled, pray for us all, sinners."

stay blessed,
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 03:09:49 PM »

Καλή Παναγιά is the traditional wish for the "Summer Pascha" which literally translates as "(Have a) Good Panagia"
A blessed fast to all.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 03:43:03 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos save us."                                                  "Iper Hagia Theotoke, soson imas."

"I entreat you, O Virgin,                                                                "Iketevo Parthene,
Disperse the storm of my grief,                                                       ton psihikon tarahon,
and the soul's most inward confusion,                                            ke tis athimias tin zalin diaskedase mou;
Scatter it far from me,                                                                      si gar, theonimfe,
You are the Bride of God,                                                                 ton arhigon tis galinis,
For you brought forth the Christ,                                                     ton Hriston ekiisas moni panahrande."
Who is mighty in power,
You who are blessed of God."

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012, 05:22:16 AM »

"Deliver us,                                                                      "Diasoson,
All of Your servants, from danger, O Theotokos;            apo kindinon tous doulous sou Theotoke,
After God, we all flee to you,                                             oti pandis meta Theon
For shelter and covering,                                                   is se katafevgomen
As an unshakable wall and our protection."                     os arikyon tihos ke prostasian."
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 05:48:29 AM »

Priest: "Again we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, visitation, forgiveness and remission of the sins of the servants of God, all pious and Orthodox Christians, those who reside and visit in this city, the members, council members, contributors, and benefactors of this holy church."

People:  "Lord have mercy" (3)

Priest:  "Again we pray for the servants of God (At this time the Priest commemorates those for whom the Paraklesis is sung.)"

People:  "Kyrie eleison." (3)
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2012, 06:59:24 AM »

"No one is turned away from you,
Ashamed and empty, who flee to you,
O pure Virgin Theotokos;
But one asks for the favor,
And the gift is received from you,
To the advantage of their own requests."
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2012, 07:43:48 AM »

lovely thread!
may u all have a peaceful fast and feast of saint mary.
when do u new calender people have the feast of saint mary?
we have it on august 22nd.

may God help us all to be submissive and pure like our lady the virgin.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2012, 01:58:08 PM »

The "Falling Asleep (also referred to as the Dormition) of the Most Holy Mother of God" is celebrated on August 15th on the Revised Julian Calendar.  "Most Holy Theotokos, save us!"
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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2012, 05:50:08 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

As you willed O our Saviour,
To dispense our salvation through your economy
Inside the Virgin's womb;
You showed to all the people
That she was our own guardian;
Oh the God of our fathers,
Blessed are You, our God."
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2012, 02:56:40 PM »

thanks for the info
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2012, 12:10:36 AM »

thanks for the info
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Your're welcome, it's been my pleasure.
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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2012, 12:31:45 AM »

In some parishes, particularly in Greece,

"THE PRAISES OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS AND EVER VIRGIN MARY,"

are chanted following Great Vespers for the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos.  They are chanted in the tones of the "Lamentations" of the Great Saturday Orthros Service, conducted on Friday evening.  A Tomb (Kovouklion) with the Icon of the Falling Asleep of the Theotokos is placed in the Tomb, or bier.  The bier processes around the church, followed by clergy and the faithful, returning to the church.

Excerpt from the 1st Stasis:

"Thou was laid, O Pure One, in the tomb, who didst contain God in thy womb and didst conceive Him ineffably on Earth!"

Excerpt from the 2nd Stasis:

"Meet it is to magnify thee the God-receiver, the treasury of the virtues and of all the graces that come from God."

Excerpts from the 3rd Stasis:

"All generations offer a hymn to thy burial, O Virgin.

Thou didst undergo death, O Virgin, who didst conceive Him Who slew Hades."

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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2012, 07:49:49 AM »

"Most Holy Theotokos, save us."


A blessed feast day to all!
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