We praise you, we bless you,
We worship you, we glorify you,
We thank you for your great glory.
Lord, King, God of heaven, Father, Almighty,
Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ,
And Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
Who take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us,
You take away the sins of the world.
Receive our prayer, you who sit at the right hand of the Father,
And have mercy on us.
For you alone are Holy, you alone are Lord,
Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Every evening I will bless you,
And praise your name for ever and to the ages of ages.
I said: Lord, have mercy on me
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.
Lord, I have run to you for refuge,
Teach me to do your will for you are my God.
For with you is the source of life,
And in your light we shall see light.
Continue your mercy towards those who know you.
Grant, Lord, this night to keep us without sin.
Blessed are you, Lord, the God of our fathers,
And praised and glorified is your name to the ages. Amen.
May your mercy, Lord, be upon us, as we have put our hope in you.
Blessed are you, Lord, teach me your statutes.
Blessed are you, Master, make me understand your statutes.
Blessed are you, Holy One, enlighten me with your statutes.
Lord, your mercy is for ever, do not scorn the work of your hands.
To you praise is due,
To you song is due,
To you glory is due,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Now and for ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Because of you, O Full of grace, all creation rejoices,
The ranks of Angels and the human race.
Hallowed Temple and spiritual Paradise, pride of Virgins,
From you God was incarnate
And he, who is our God before the ages, became a little child.
For he made your womb a throne,
And caused it to become wider than the heavens.
Because of you, O Full of grace, all creation rejoices, glory to you.
To you, my Champion and Commander, I your city,
Saved from disasters, dedicate, O Mother of God,
Hymns of victory and thanksgiving,
But as you have unassailable might,
From every kind of danger now deliver me,
That I may cry to you:
Hail, Bride without bridegroom!
Τὴν πᾶσαν ἐλπίδαν μου εἰς σὲ ἀνατίθημι, Μήτηρ τοῦ Θεοῦ, φύλαξόν με ὑπὸ τὴν σκέπην σου.
Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει, Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, Ἀγγέλων τὸ σύστημα, καὶ ἀνθρώπων τὸ γένος· ἡγιασμένε ναέ, καὶ Παράδεισε λογικέ, παρθενικὸν καύχημα, ἐξ ἧς Θεός ἐσαρκώθη, καὶ παιδίον γέγονεν, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων ὑπάρχων Θεὸς ἡμῶν. Τὴν γὰρ σὴν μήτραν, θρόνον ἐποίησε, καὶ τὴν σὴν γαστέρα, πλατυτέραν οὐρανῶν ἀπειργάσατο. Ἐπὶ σοὶ χαίρει Κεχαριτωμένη, πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις, δόξα σοι.
Τῇ ὑπερμάχω στρατηγῷ τὰ νικητήρια, ὡς λυτρωθεῖσα τῶν δεινῶν εὐχαριστήρια, ἀναγράφω σοι ἡ πόλις σου, Θεοτόκε· ἀλλ’ ὡς ἔχουσα τὸ κράτος ἀπροσμάχητον, ἐκ παντοίων με κινδύνων ἐλευθέρωσον, ἵνα κράζω σοί· Χαῖρε Νύμφη ἀνύμφευτε
Easter Lent – 7 weeks until Easter Sunday
25th of March – fish allowed
Palm Sunday – fish allowed
Holy Apostles – Monday after All Saints Sunday until 28th of June – fish allowed
Dormittion of the Theotokos – 1st until 14th of August
6th of August Holy Transfiguration – fish allowed
Christmas 15th of November until 24th of December – fish allowed
5th of January – Eve of Epiphany
29th of August – Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet Baptist John
14th of September – Elevation of the Holy Cross
24th of December – Eve of Nativity
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my wickedness,
And my sin is ever before me.
Against you alone I have sinned
And done what is evil in your sight,
That you may be justified in your words,
And prevail when you are judged.
For see, in wickedness I was conceived
And in sin my mother bore me.
For see, you have loved truth,
You have shown me the hidden and secret things of your wisdom.
You will sprinkle me with hyssop,
And I shall be cleansed.
You will wash me,
And I shall be made whiter than snow.
You will make me hear of joy and gladness,
The bones which have been humbled will rejoice.
Turn away your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
Create a clean heart in me, O God,
And renew a right Spirit within me.
Do not cast me out from your presence,
And do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
And establish me with your sovereign Spirit.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
And sinners will turn to you again.
O God, the God of my salvation, deliver me from bloodshed
And my tongue will rejoice at your justice.
Lord, you will open my lips,
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.
For if you had wanted a sacrifice, I would have given it.
You will not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit.
A broken and a humbled hear God will not despise.
Do good to Sion, Lord, in your good pleasure,
And let the walls of Jerusalem be rebuilt.
Then you will be well pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness,
Oblation and whole burnt offerings.
Then they will offer calves upon you altar.
Do not enter into judgement with your servant,
For in your sight no one can living be justified.
For the enemy has pursued my soul,
Humbled my life to the ground.
He has made me dwell in darkness, like those forever dead.
Therefore my spirit has grown faint,
And my heart has been troubled within me.
I remembered the days of old,
I meditated on all your words,
I considered the works of your hands.
I stretched out my hands towards you,
My soul yearned for you like a thirsty land.
Be swift to hear me, Lord,
For my spirit has failed.
Do not turn your face from me,
Or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
Let me hear of your mercy in the morning,
For in you I have hoped.
Show me the way that I should go,
For to you I have lifted up my soul.
Deliver me from my enemies, Lord, for I have run to you for shelter.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Your good Spirit will lead me in an upright land.
For your name’s sake, O Lord, you will give me life.
In your justice you will bring my soul out of trouble.
In you mercy you will slay my enemies,
And destroy all those that vex my soul, for I am your servant.