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Kontakion 1

TO Thee, the Champion Leader and Lord, the Vanquisher of Hades, I Thy creature and servant offer
a song of praise, for Thou hast delivered me from eternal death. But as Thou hast
ineffable loving-kindness, from all dangers that can be do Thou deliver me, that I may cry to Thee:

Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Oikos 1
CREATOR of Angels and Lord of Hosts! As of old Thou didst open the ear and tongue of him
that was deaf and dumb, so now open my perplexed mind and tongue to praise Thy most
holy Name, that I may cry to Thee:

Jesus most wonderful, Astonishment of Angels.
Jesus most powerful, Deliverance of Forefathers.
Jesus most sweet, Exultation of Patriarchs.
Jesus most glorious, Dominion of kings
Jesus most desired, Fulfillment of Prophets.
Jesus most praised, Steadfastness of Martyrs.
Jesus most gladsome, Comfort of monastics.
Jesus most compassionate, Sweetness of presbyters.
Jesus most merciful, Abstinence of fasters.
Jesus most tender, Joy of the righteous.
Jesus most pure, Sobriety of virgins.
Jesus pre-eternal, Salvation of sinners.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 2

SEEING the widow weeping bitterly, O Lord, Thou wast moved with compassion, and didst
raise up her son as he was being carried to burial; likewise do thou have compassion on me,
O Friend of man, and raise up my soul, which hath been slain by sins, as I cry aloud:

Alleluia.

Oikos 2

SEEKING to know knowledge unknown, Philip asked: Lord, show us the Father; and Thou
didst answer him: Have I been so long with you and yet hast thou not known that I am in
the Father and the Father in Me?" Wherefore, O Unsearchable One, with fear I cry to Thee:

Jesus, God before the ages.
Jesus, King almighty.
Jesus, Master long-suffering.
Jesus, Saviour most merciful.
Jesus, my Guardian most kind.
Jesus, be gracious unto my sins.
Jesus, take away mine iniquities.
Jesus, pardon mine unrighteousness.
Jesus, my Hope, forsake me not.
Jesus, my Helper, reject me not.
Jesus, my Creator, forget me not.
Jesus, my Shepherd, lose me not.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 3
THOU Who didst endue with power from on high Thine Apostles who tarried in Jerusalem, O Jesus,
Clothe also me, who am stripped bare of every good work, with the warmth of Thy Holy Spirit, and
grant that with love I may sing to Thee:

Alleluia.

Oikos 3

IN the abundance of Thy mercy, O compassionate Jesus, Thou hast called publicans and sinners and unbelievers.
Now despise me not who am like unto them, but accept this hymn as precious myrrh:

Jesus, invincible Power.
Jesus, unending Mercy.
Jesus, radiant Beauty.
Jesus, unspeakable Love.
Jesus, Son of the Living God.
Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Jesus, hearken unto me who was conceived in iniquity.
Jesus, cleanse me who was born in sin.
Jesus, teach me who am become foolish.
Jesus, enlighten me who am darkened.
Jesus, purify me who am defiled.
Jesus, restore me, a prodigal.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 4

HAVING a tempest of doubting thoughts, Peter was sinking. But beholding Thee,
O Jesus, bearing flesh and walking on the waters, he confessed Thee to be the true God; and
receiving the hand of salvation, he cried:

Alleluia.

Oikos 4

WHEN the blind man heard Thee, O Lord, passing by on the way, he cried: Jesus,
Son of David, have mercy on me! And Thou didst call him and open his eyes. Wherefore
enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart as I cry to Thee and say:

Jesus, Creator of those on high.
Jesus, Redeemer of those below.
Jesus, Vanquisher of the nethermost powers.
Jesus, Adorner of every creature.
Jesus, Comforter of my soul.
Jesus, Enlightener of my mind.
Jesus, Gladness of my heart.
Jesus, Health of my body.
Jesus, my Saviour, save me.
Jesus, my Light, enlighten me.
Jesus, from all torment deliver me.
Jesus, save me whom am unworthy.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 5

AS of old Thou didst redeem us from the curse of the law by Thy divinely-shed blood,
O Jesus, likewise rescue us from the snares whereby the serpent hath entangled us through
the passions of the flesh, through lustful incitements and perilous lethargy, as we cry to Thee:

Alleluia.

Oikos 5

BEHOLDING in human form Him Who by His hand fashioned man, and understanding Him to be
their Master, the children of the Hebrews hastened with boughs to do homage, crying:
Hosanna! But we offer Thee a hymn of praise, saying:

Jesus, true God.
Jesus, Son of David.
Jesus, glorious King.
Jesus, innocent Lamb.
Jesus, Shepherd most marvellous.
Jesus, Protector of mine infancy.
Jesus, Guide of my youth.
Jesus, Boast of mine old age.
Jesus, my Hope at death.
Jesus, my Life after death!
Jesus, my Comfort at Thy Judgment.
Jesus, my Desire, let me not then be ashamed.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 6

FULFILLING of the words and proclamations of the God-bearing Prophets, O Jesus, Thou didst
appear on earth, and Thou Who art uncontainable didst dwell among men. Wherefore, being
healed by Thy wounds, we learned to chant:

Alleluia.

Oikos 6

WHEN the light of Thy truth shown in the world, devilish delusion was driven away; for
the idols, O our Saviour, have fallen, unable to endure Thy power. But we who have
received salvation, cry to Thee:

Jesus, Truth, dispelling falsehood.
Jesus, Light transcending every light.
Jesus, King, surpassing all in strength.
Jesus, God, constant in mercy.
Jesus, Bread of Life, fill me who am hungry.
Jesus, well-spring of knowledge, refresh me who am thirsty.
Jesus, Garment of Gladness, clothe me who am naked.
Jesus, Haven of Joy, shelter me who am unworthy.
Jesus, Giver to those who ask, give me mourning for my sins.
Jesus, Finder of those who seek, find my soul.
Jesus, Opener to those who knock, open my hardened heart.
Jesus, Redeemer of sinners, wash away my sins.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me!

Kontakion 7

DESIRING to unveil the mystery hidden from all ages, Thou wast led as a sheep to the
slaughter, O Jesus, and as a voiceless lamb before its shearer. But as God Thou didst rise from the
dead and didst ascend with glory to Heaven, and together with Thyself Thou didst raise us up who cry:

Alleluia.

Oikos 7

NEW was the Creation which the Creator revealed to us when He appeared, for without seed He took flesh of a Virgin,
and rose from the tomb without breaking the seal of either, and bodily entered in unto the Apostles whilst
the doors were shut. Wherefore, marvelling at this we chant:

Jesus, Word uncontainable.
Jesus, Intelligence unfathomed.
Jesus, Power incomprehensible.
Jesus, Wisdom immeasurable.
Jesus, Divinity indepictable.
Jesus, Dominion unbounded.
Jesus, Kingdom invincible.
Jesus, Sovereignty unending.
Jesus, Strength sublime.
Jesus, Authority everlasting.
Jesus, my Creator, fashion me anew.
Jesus, my Saviour, save me.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 8

SEEING the strange incarnation of God, let us estrange ourselves from this vain world and raise our mind
to things divine. To this end God descended to earth, that He might raise to Heaven us who cry to Him:

Alleluia.

Oikos 8

WHOLLY present with those both below, yet in no way separated from those above,
was the Uncircumscribed One, when of His own will He suffered for us; by His death
our death He put to death, and by His Resurrection, He granted life to those who chant to
Him such words as these:

Jesus, Sweetness of my heart.
Jesus, Strength of my body.
Jesus, Light of my soul.
Jesus, Alacrity of my mind.
Jesus, Gladness of my conscience.
Jesus, Hope unexcelled.
Jesus, Remembrance everlasting.
Jesus, Praise most exalted.
Jesus, my Glory most sublime.
Jesus, my Desire, reject me not.
Jesus, my Shepherd, seek me out.
Jesus, my Saviour, save me.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 9

ALL the orders Angels in Heaven unceasingly glorify Thy most holy Name, O Jesus, crying:
Holy, Holy, Holy! But we sinners on earth, with our tongues of clay, chant:

Alleluia.

Oikos 9

ORATORS most eloquent do we behold mute as fish before Thee, O Jesus our
Saviour, for they are at a loss to explain how Thou art both perfect man and immutable God.
But as for us, marvelling at this mystery, we cry with faith:

Jesus, God of gods.
Jesus, King of kings.
Jesus, Lord of lords.
Jesus, Judge of the living and the dead.
Jesus, Hope of the despairing.
Jesus, Comfort of the mourning.
Jesus, Provision of the poor.
Jesus, condemn me not according to my deeds.
Jesus, cleanse me according to Thy mercy.
Jesus, dispel my despondency.
Jesus, enlighten the thoughts of my heart.
Jesus, make me ever mindful of death.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me!

Kontakion 10

WISHING to save the world, O Dayspring of the Orient, Thou didst come to the dark Occident
of our nature, and didst humble Thyself even unto death. Wherefore Thy Name is
exalted above every name, and from all the created beings of heaven and earth, Thou dost hear:

Alleluia.

Oikos 10

Make Thy holy Angels a rampart for us, O, Christ, Thou Father of the age to come, and cleanse
us from every stain as Thou didst cleanse the ten lepers; and heal us as Thou didst heal the
avaricious soul of Zacchaeus the publican, that we may cry to Thee with compunction and say:

Jesus, Treasure unfailing.
Jesus, Wealth inexpendable.
Jesus, Food most substantial.
Jesus, Drink inexhaustible.
Jesus, Raiment of the poor.
Jesus, Defender of widows.
Jesus, Protector of orphans.
Jesus, Champion of those in hardships.
Jesus, Companion of those who journey.
Jesus, Pilot of voyagers.
Jesus, Calm Haven of the tempests-tossed.
Jesus, raise me who am fallen.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 11

A MOST compunctionate hymn do I, the unworthy one, offer Thee, and like the Canaanitish woman,
I cry to Thee: O Jesus, have mercy on me! For not a possessed daughter, but a flesh have I which is
influenced by fleshly passions and troubled with anger. Grant Thou healing to me, who cry
aloud to Thee:

Alleluia.

Oikos 11

THEE, the brilliant Beacon-light shining to those in the
darkness of ignorance, did Paul once persecute; but illumined by Thy light and perceiving the power
of Thy divinely-wise voice, the fury of his soul was assuaged. In like manner, enlighten the eyes of
my darkened soul as I cry such things as these:

Jesus, my King supremely-powerful
Jesus, my God omnipotent.
Jesus, my Lord immortal.
Jesus, my Creator most glorious.
Jesus, my Guide supreme in goodness.
Jesus, my Shepherd most compassionate.
Jesus, my Master rich in mercy.
Jesus, my Saviour, Friend of man.
Jesus, enlighten my senses darkened by passions.
Jesus, heal my body wounded by sins.
Jesus, cleanse my mind from vain thoughts.
Jesus, preserve my heart from evil desires.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 12

GRANT me Thy grace, O Jesus, Forgiver of every debt, and receive me who repent, as Thou
didst receive Peter who denied Thee, and call me who am downcast, as of old Thou didst
call Paul who persecuted Thee; and hearken unto me as I cry to Thee:

Alleluia.

Oikos 12

WHILST hymning Thine Incarnation, we all praise Thee and, with Thomas, we believe that Thou art
our God and Lord, who sittest with the Father, and shalt to come to judge the living and the dead.
Grant that I may then stand at Thy right hand, who now cry:

Jesus, King of peace, bestow Thy peace upon me.
Jesus, sweet-scented Flower, make me fragrant.
Jesus, longed-for Warmth, warm Thou me.
Jesus, Eternal Temple, shelter me.
Jesus, resplendent Garment, adorn me.
Jesus, Pearl of great price, enrich me.
Jesus, precious Stone, illumine me.
Jesus, Sun of Righteousness, shine on me
Jesus, holy Light, make me radiant.
Jesus, deliver me from infirmity of soul and body.
Jesus, rescue me from the hands of the adversary.
Jesus, save me from the everlasting torments.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 13

O MOST sweet and tender-loving Jesus! Receive this our small supplication, as Thou didst
receive the widow's mite; and preserve Thine inheritance from all enemies, visible and
invisible, from invasion of aliens, from disease and famine, from all tribulations and
mortal wounds, and deliver from future torments all who cry to Thee:

Alleluia.

(The foregoing Kontakion is said thrice)
And again Oikos 1 and Kontakion 1 are recited.

Oikos 1

CREATOR of Angels and Lord of Hosts, as of old Thou didst open the ear and tongue of him that was deaf
and dumb, so now open my perplexed mind and tongue to praise Thy most holy Name,
that I may cry to Thee:

Jesus most wonderful, Astonishment of Angels
Jesus most powerful, Deliverance of Forefathers.
Jesus most sweet, Exaltation of Patriarchs.
Jesus most glorious, dominion of kings.
Jesus most desired, Fulfillment of Prophets.
Jesus most praised, Steadfast of Martyrs.
Jesus most gladsom, comfort of monastics.
Jesus most compassionate, Sweetness of presbyters.
Jesus most merciful, Abstinence of fasters.
Jesus most Tender, Joy of the righteous.
Jesus most Pure, Sobriety of virgins.
Jesus pre-eternal, Salvation of sinners.
Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Kontakion 1

TO Thee the Champion Leader and Lord, the Vanquisher of Hades, I Thy creature and servant offer
a song of praise, for Thou hast delivered me from eternal death. But as Thou hast
ineffable loving-kindness, from all dangers do deliver me, that I may cry to Thee:

Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.

Amen.

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