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Offline Theo Stuss

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Link on the Greek Pontifical
« on: December 05, 2005, 01:28:39 PM »
Hello,


maybe some readers may be interested to find the link on the Greek rite for the consecration of a bishop:

http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/liturgical_texts/ordination-bishop-gr.asp

Does anyone know Greek here?

If yes, such a person maybe will be so friendly and indicate the passage of the text, where the prayer for the laying on of hands is to be found (copy, paste)!

And if you are an angel, maybe you are even willing to translate this paragraph into any modern language (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch).

But if you at least paste the Greek prayer for the laying on of hands into this thread, God may already bless you. It is urgent, thanks,

Theo

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Re: Link on the Greek Pontifical
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005, 03:04:34 PM »
At the beginning of the ordination, the candidate is brought before the assembled clergy and people, and makes a long confession of the faith, reciting the creed, and then expounding the theology of the Church using the creed as an outline.

This is the ordination prayer, common to the deaconal, priestly, and hieratical ordinations (with one or two words changed)... (this is the prayer asking the Spirit to complete what is lacking, etc.)

Ἀρχιερεὺς:  Η θεία Χάρις, ἡ πάντοτε Ï„á½° ἀσθενá¿â€  ÃƒÆ’ŽÂ¸ÃŽÂµÃÂÃŽÂ±Ãâ‚¬ÃŽÂµÃÂÃŽÂ¿Ãâ€¦ÃÆ’α, καὶ Ï„á½° ἐλλείποντα ἀναπληροῦσα, προχειρίζεται (τὸν δεῖνα) τὸν Θεοφιλὲστατον ÃŽÂ ρεσβύτερον Ἐπίσκοπον Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ Θεοσώστου ÃŽÂ όλεως (Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ δε) εὐξώμεθα οὖν ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ, ἵνα ἔλθη ἐπ’ αὐτὸν ἡ χάρις τοῦ ÃŽÂ αναγίου ÃŽÂ νεύματος.

The following is the first of the 2 long prayers of the Archpriest over the candidate...

 ÃƒÆ’¡Â¼Ë†ÃÂÃâ€¡ÃŽÂ¹ÃŽÂµÃÂÃŽÂµÃ¡Â½ÂºÃâ€š:  Δέσποτα Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ νομοθετήσας ἡμῖν διὰ τοῦ πανευφήμου σου Ἀποστόλου ÃŽÂ αύλου, βαθμῶν καὶ ταγμάτων τάξιν, εἰς τὸ ἐξυπηρετεῖσθαι, καὶ λειτουργεῖν τοῖς σεπτοῖς, καὶ ἀχράντοις σου Μυστηρίοις ἐν τῶ ἁγίω σου Θυσιαστηρίω, πρῶτον Ἀποστόλους, δεύτερον ÃŽÂ ροφήτας, τρίτον Διδασκάλους.  Αὐτός, Δέσποτα τῶν ἁπάντων, καὶ τοῦτον τὸν ψηφισθέντα, καὶ ἀξιωθέντα ὑπεισελθεῖν τὸν Εὐαγγελικὸν ζυγόν, καὶ τὴν Ἀρχιερατικὴν ἀξίαν, διὰ Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ χειρὸς ἐμοῦ τοῦ ἁμαρτωλοῦ, καὶ τῶν συμπαρόντων Λειτουργῶν καὶ Συνεπισκόπων, Ï„á¿â€  ÃƒÆ’¡Â¼ÂÃâ‚¬ÃŽÂ¹Ãâ€ οιτήσει καὶ δυνάμει, καὶ χάριτι τοῦ Ἁγίου σου ÃŽÂ νεύματος, ἐνίσχυσον, ὡς ἐνίσχυσας τοὺς ἁγῖους σου Ἀποστόλους, καὶ ÃŽÂ ροφήτας, ὡς ἔχρισας τοὺς Βασιλεῖς , ὡς ἡγίασας τοὺς Ἀρχιερεῖς, καὶ ἀνεπίληπτον αὐτοῦ τὴν Ἀρχιερωσύνην ἀπόδειξον, καὶ πάση σεμνότητι κατακοσμῶν, ἅγιον ἀνάδειξον, εἰς τὸ ἄξιον γενέσθαι, τοῦ αἰτεῖν αὐτὸν Ï„á½° πρὸς σωτηρίαν τοῦ λαοῦ, καὶ ἐπακούειν σε αὐτοῦ.  Ὄτι ἡγίασταί σου τὸ ὄνομα καὶ δεδόξασταί σου ἡ Βασιλεία, τοῦ ÃŽÂ ατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου ÃŽÂ νεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.

After the first long prayer is the set of petitions said for the candidate, with the continuous "Lord, have mercy" chanted by the cantors.

And the following is the second long prayer over the candidate:

Ἀρχιερεὺς:  Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ διὰ τὸ μὴ δύνασθαι τὴν ἀνθρώπου φύσιν τὴν Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ Θεότητος ὑπενεγκεῖν οὐσίαν, Ï„á¿â€  ÃƒÆ’Æ’á¿â€  ÃƒÆ’ŽÂ¿Ã¡Â¼Â°ÃŽÂºÃŽÂ¿ÃŽÂ½ÃŽÂ¿ÃŽÂ¼ÃŽÂ¯ÃŽÂ± ὁμοιοπαθεῖς διδασκάλους καταστήσας, τὸν σὸν ἐπέχοντας θρόνον, εἰς τὸ ἀναφέρειν σοι θυσίαν, καὶ προσφορὰν ὑπὲρ παντὸς τοῦ λαοῦ σου σύ, Χριστέ, καὶ τοῦτον τὸν ἀναδειχθέντα οἰκονόμον Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ ἀρχιερατικá¿â€ Ï‚ χάριτος, ποίησον μιμητὴν σοῦ τοῦ ἀληθινοῦ ÃŽÂ οιμένος, τιθέντα τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ὑπὲρ τῶν προβάτων σου, ὁδηγὸν εἶναι τυφλῶν, φῶς τῶν ἐν σκότει, παιδευτá½Ã
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Link on the Greek Pontifical
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 03:11:57 PM »
Here again is the one prayer that is common to the three ordinations, with a rough translation:

Ἀρχιερεὺς:  Η θεία Χάρις, ἡ πάντοτε Ï„á½° ἀσθενá¿â€  ÃƒÆ’ŽÂ¸ÃŽÂµÃÂÃŽÂ±Ãâ‚¬ÃŽÂµÃÂÃŽÂ¿Ãâ€¦ÃÆ’α, καὶ Ï„á½° ἐλλείποντα ἀναπληροῦσα, προχειρίζεται (τὸν δεῖνα) τὸν Θεοφιλὲστατον ÃŽÂ ρεσβύτερον Ἐπίσκοπον Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ Θεοσώστου ÃŽÂ όλεως (Ï„á¿â€ Ï‚ δε) εὐξώμεθα οὖν ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ, ἵνα ἔλθη ἐπ’ αὐτὸν ἡ χάρις τοῦ ÃŽÂ αναγίου ÃŽÂ νεύματος.

The divine grace, which always heals that which is infirm and completes that which is lacking, ordains (name) the most graced Presbyter, Bishop of the God-saved city (name).  Let us, therefore, pray for him, that the grace of the All-Holy Spirit may come upon him.  (A modified translation from the one from the Priestly ordination from the goarch.org site).
« Last Edit: December 05, 2005, 03:14:37 PM by cleveland »
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Link on the Greek Pontifical
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005, 03:19:28 PM »
If I remember correctly, the hands are to be laid on the candidate for all three of the major prayers, especially the first and third...
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Thanks for your answer
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2005, 11:02:03 AM »


Thank you very much; I appreciate your kindness

and

God bless,

Theo :)