Sunday, December 1, 2013

Concerning the Services and Hymns to Saint Porphyrios


Until the time of his being numbered among the Saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 27 November 2013 and his Glorification on 2 December 2013, three services have been released by:

1. Evangelos Karadimos
2. Haralambos Bousias
3. Adamantia Piperakis-Kavagias

All three are available through:

The Sacred Hermitage of the Transfiguration of the Savior
tel: 22950-98261, fax: 22950 98074
web: www.porphyrios.gr email: info@porphyrios.gr

A service has been ordered by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as of three months ago to be composed by Hieromonk Athanasios of Simonopetra.

On the day of his canonization it was heard out of the Queen city that a competent Synodal Committee of five were examining five services in all, towards the revealing and approval of one.

At present, due to publishing rights, the following hymns are only offered:

On the 2nd of the month of December, 
we remember our Venerable and God-bearing Father 
Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva, the clairvoyant and wonderworker.

A. Evangelos Karadimos

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἦχος α΄. Τῆς ἐρήμου πολίτης.
Τῆς Εὐβοίας τὸν γόνον,
Οἰκουμένης ἀγλάϊσμα,
τῆς Θεολογίας τὸν μύστην
καὶ Χριστοῦ φίλον γνήσιον,
Πορφύριον τιμήσωμεν, πιστοί,
τὸν πλήρη χαρισμάτων ἐκ παιδός.
Δαιμονῶντας γὰρ λυτροῦται,
καὶ ἀσθενεῖς ἰᾶται πίστει κράζοντας·
δόξα τῷ δεδωκότι σοι ἰσχύν,
δόξα τῷ σὲ ἁγιάσαντι,
δόξα τῷ ἐνεργοῦντι διὰ σοῦ πᾶσιν ἰάματα.

Apolytikion. Tone 1. The citizen of the desert.
The offspring of Evia,
the adornment of the Ecumene,
the initiated in Theology,
and the genuine friend of Christ,
Porphyrios, O faithful, let us honor,
who was filled with all the gifts of grace from childhood.
The demon possessed are redeemed,
and the sick are healed who cry out with faith:
Glory to Him who gave you might,
Glory to Him who sanctified you,
Glory to Him who operates through you healings for all.

Κοντάκιον. Ἦχος πλ. δ´. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.
Τοῦ Παρακλήτου τὸν ναὸν τὸν ἁγιώτατον
καὶ τῆς πανάγνου Θεοτόκου προσφιλέστατον,
ἀνυμνήσωμεν Πορφύριον ἐκ καρδίας.
Ἀγαπᾷ γὰρ καὶ ἰᾶται πάντας καὶ φρουρεῖ
καὶ πρεσβεύει ὅπως τύχωμεν θεώσεως.
Ὅθεν κράζομεν· χαίροις, πάτερ Πορφύριε.

Kontakion. Tone Plagal 4. To thee the champion leader.
The most-holy temple of the Paraklete
and the most-beloved of the all-pure Theotokos,
Porphyrios let us praise from our hearts.
He loves and heals all and guards
and intercedes as we succeed in theosis.
For this let us cry out: Rejoice, Father Porphyrios.

Μεγαλυνάριον.
Χαίροις χαρισμάτων ὁ θησαυρὸς καὶ τῶν ἰαμάτων ἡ πηγὴ ἡ θαυματουργός. Χαίροις ὁ προφήτης ὁ νέος Ἐκκλησίας, Πορφύριε, τρισμάκαρ, Ἄθωνος καύχημα.

Megalynarion.
Rejoice treasury of the gifts of grace and the wonderworking source of healings. Rejoice the new prophet of the Church, Porphyrios, thrice-blessed, the boast of Athos.

Β. Haralambos Bousias

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἦχος πλ. α´. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.
Προγιγνώσκειν τὸ μέλλον σοφῶς, Πορφύριε, ὡς ἀντιμίσθιον πόνων καὶ βιοτῆς εὐσεβοῦς χάριν δέδωκέ σοι ἄνωθεν ὁ Κύριος· ἄνθος Εὐβοίας ἱερόν, ἐκ τοῦ Ἄθω μυστικῶς πρὸς κήπους μετεφυτεύθης ἀλήκτου δόξης πρεσβεύειν Χριστῷ ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐφημούντων σε.

Κοντάκιον. Ἦχος πλ. δ´. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.
Τὸν ὑακίνθῳ καὶ πορφύρᾳ ταπεινώσεως, ὑπακοῆς τε καὶ ἀγάπης στολισάμενον τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ τὸ ἔνδυμα καὶ ὀφθέντα χαρισμάτων θείου πνεύματος ἐκσφράγισμα εὐφημήσωμεν σοφίας ὡς διδάσκαλον ἀνακράζοντες· Χαίροις, μάκαρ Πορφύριε.

Μεγαλυνάριον.
Χαίροις, ὁ χαρίτων πλησθεὶς πολλῶν ἐν ἐσχάτοις χρόνοις καὶ ἰθύνας πιστοὺς καλῶς πρὸς λειμῶνας θείους, ἀστὴρ θεοσοφίας καὶ ἀκραιφνοῦς ἀγάπης, πάτερ Πορφύριε.

C. Adamantia Piperakis-Kavagias

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἦχος πλ. δ´. Ὀρθοδοξίας ὁδηγέ.
Φωτὸς χωρίον τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ χαρισμάτων τοῦ Πνεύματος ἔμπλεως, τῶν ἱερέων καλλονή, τῶν μοναστῶν κανὼν ἀκριβέστατος, Πορφύριε σοφέ, τῇ διακρίσει λάμψας καὶ θαύμασι, Πατὴρ ἡμῶν ὅσιε, πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ, σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

Κοντάκιον. Ἦχος πλ. δ´. Τῇ ὑπερμάχῳ.
Ὡς παιδιόθεν τὸν Χριστὸν χαίρων ἠγάπησας, καὶ τὰ τοῦ βίου ἀγαθὰ ἀπαρνησάμενος, τὴν τοῦ Ἄθωνος κατέλαβες πολιτείαν, τὸν τῆς πτώσεως χιτῶνα ἐκδυσάμενος, ἀνεδείχθης τῆς Τριάδος ἐνδιαίτημα καὶ πρεσβεύεις ἀεί, Πάτερ ὅσιε, σωθῆναι ἡμᾶς.

Μεγαλυνάριον.
Χαίροις τῆς Εὐβοίας γόνος ἐσθλός, καὶ ὑπερουσίου τῆς Τριάδος μυσταγωγός· χαίροις τοῦ ἀκτίστου, φωτὸς τοῦ Θαβωρίου, αἱρέτης καὶ δοχεῖον, Πάτερ Πορφύριε.

D. Anonymous Poet (found in the cell of the Elder in handwriting, as a prayer from unknown pilgrims and it is simply listed here, and are not proposed for chanting)

Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἀγνώστου ποιητοῦ. 
Ἦχος δ´. Ταχὺ προκατάλαβε.
Ὁσίως διέπρεψας ἐν μέσῳ ἄστει σοφέ, τὴν κλῆσιν δεξάμενος ἀπὸ κοιλίας μητρός· ὅθεν προσκαρτεροῦντες τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ χρόνου, προσέτι μαρτυρίᾳ πλείω τούτων δοθῆναι, ἵνα ἀκαταπαύστως τὴν δόξαν σου ὑμνοῦμεν, αἰτούμενοι ἐλέους τῷ σὲ ἁγιάσαντι.

Ἕτερον Ἀπολυτίκιον. Ἀγνώστου ποιητοῦ.
 Ἦχος πλ. α´. Τὸν συνάναρχον Λόγον.
Πνευματέμφορος ὅλος καὶ ἀπαθέστατος, διακρίσεως φάρος φωτοειδέστατος, ἱερατεύων τῷ Χριστῷ, ὡς ἰσάγγελος ὤφθης. Προφήτης θαυμαστός, τὰ ἐγγὺς καὶ τὰ μακράν, προβλέπεις ὅσιε Πάτερ, Πορφύριε θεοφόρε, Ἁγίου Ὄρους τὸ ἀγαλλίαμα.

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos

Below are all the services written by Haralambos Bousias:

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