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St. Nectarios the Wonderworker of Aegina. Orthros and Divine Liturgy

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The Apolytikion of St. Nektarios.

 

Selybria’s offspring and Aegina’s guardian the true friend of virtue, revealed in these last times, Nekatrios let us, the faithful, praise as inspired servants of Christ; for he pours out healings of every kind for those who devoutly cry:

Glory to Christ who gave you glory!

Glory to Him who made you wondrous!

Glory to Him who through you works healings for all!

 

O Pure Virgin
By St. Nektarios of Aegina
Translated by Bishop Basil (Essey)

 
O pure and virgin Lady, O spotless Theotokos:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O Virgin Queen and Mother, O dewy Fleece most sacred:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O height transcending heaven above, O beam of light most radiant:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O joy of chaste and virgin maids, surpassing all the angels:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O brilliant light of heaven above, most clear and most radiant:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Commanding Chief of heavenly hosts, O holiest of holies:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O ever virgin Mary, O Mistress of creation:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O Bride all pure and spotless, O Lady all holy:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O holy Mary, Bride and Queen, O cause of our rejoicing:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O Maiden Queen honorable, O Mother most holy:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
More precious than the Cherubim, and more glorious than the Seraphim:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Surpassing Principalities, Dominions, Thrones, and Powers:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Rejoice, song of the Cherubim; Rejoice, hymn of the Angels:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Rejoice, ode of the Seraphim, and joy of the Archangels:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Rejoice, O peace, Rejoice, O joy, and haven of salvation:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O bridal chamber of the Word, unfading, fragrant blossom:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Rejoice, delight of paradise, Rejoice, life everlasting:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
Rejoice, O holy Tree of Life, and Fount of immortality:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
I supplicate thee, Lady, I humbly call upon thee!
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O Queen of all, I beg thee, to grant me thy favor:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O spotless and most honored Maid, O Lady all holy:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
I call upon thee fervently, thou temple most holy:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
O thou my help, deliver me from harm and all adversity:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!
And by thy prayers show me to be an heir of immortality:
Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Source: O Pure Virgin translated by Bishop Basil (Essey) and taken from Liturgical Services St. Nektarios the Wonderworker Metropolitan of Pentapolis in English and Greek, Compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, 2003, pp. 45-52.

A Prayer
By St. Nektarios of Aegina
To the Immaculate Virgin
Translated by Nikolaos S. Hatzinikolaou

 
Take away from me, O Virgin, the fetters of sin,
of my lusts and other transgressions:
the terrible carelessness and the overcaring,
the evil curiosity and the talkativeness,
the useless incontinence and the haughtiness,
the negligence, the drunkenness and the lack of mercy,
the bad desires, the terrible impurity,
the extravagance, the darkness,
the great insensitivity.

Take away the tendency to say jokes,
the enjoyment, the prodigality.

The laughter of immorality and every evil.

Give me, O maiden, fasting,
carefulness, vigilance and perfect obedience.

Give me carefulness in all
and acute discernment,
silence, order and holy patience.

Grant to me, O Lady, eagerness to work
and to attain my perfection,
and zeal for virtues and exercise.

Keep, O most-holy One,
my soul, my heart and my mind
in holiness and guard it in virginity.

Source: O Pure Virgin translated by Bishop Basil (Essey) and taken from Liturgical Services St. Nektarios the Wonderworker Metropolitan of Pentapolis in English and Greek, Compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes, 2003, pp. 45

The Church of St. Nectarios, Aigina, Greece

The Church of St. Nectarios, Aigina, Greece