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SERVICE OF DOXOLOGY AND THANKSGIVING

on the occasion of the visit of

HIS HOLINESS ALEKSY II

PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

to the

PATRIARCH ATHENAGORAS ORTHODOX INSTITUTE

Berkeley, California

Wednesday, September 22, 1993

PATRIARCHAL SERVICE

Clergy: Blessed is our God always now and ever and to the ages of ages.

Choir: Amen.

Clergy: God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Choir: Repeats "God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord."

Clergy: Verse I: O give thanks unto the Lord, because He is gracious; for His mercy endures forever.

Choir: Repeats "God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord."

Clergy: Verse II: All the nations compassed me about, but in the Name of the Lord have I driven them back.

Choir: Repeats "God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord."

Clergy: Verse III: I shall not die but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Choir: Repeats "God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord."

Clergy: Verse IV: The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

Choir: God is the Lord, and has revealed Himself unto us. Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord.

Apolytikion (Tropar) of St. Demetrios, Tone 3

You have proved to be for all the world a great champion in time of peril, as the victor in routing the barbarians. Thus as you put down the boasting of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, so, O holy one, our Great Martyr Demetrios, Christ our God invoke for us, that we may know the gift of His great mercy.

Glory, now and ever.

Apolytikion (Tropar) of the Holy Enlighteners Peter, Aleksy, Jonah and Phillip, Metropolitans of Moscow and Wonderworkers of all Russia. Tone 4

First enthroned of Russia, true keepers of the Apostolic tradition, unshakable pillars, teachers of Orthodoxy, Peter, Aleksy, Jonah and Phillip, pray to our Master to give peace to the whole world and to our souls great mercy.

Clergy: Glory to You who has shown us the light.

Choir: Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will among people.

Choir: We praise you, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You, we give thanks to You for the splendor of Your glory.

Choir: Lord King, heavenly God, Father Almighty; Lord, only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.

Choir: Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, You take away the sins of the world.

Choir: Have mercy on us. You who take away the sins of the world.

Choir: Accept our prayer, You who are enthroned at the right hand of the Father, and have mercy on us.

Choir: Let Your mercy be upon us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Choir: Blessed are You, O Lord, teach me Your statutes. (3 times).

Choir: Lord, You have been for us a refuge from generation to generation.

Choir: Extend Your mercy to those who confess You.

Choir: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3 times)

Choir: Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; now and always and forever and ever. Amen.

Choir: Holy Immortal have mercy on us.

Choir: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

The Augmented Litany

Clergy: Have mercy on us, O God, in Your great goodness, we pray You, hear us and have mercy.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Ecumenical Patriarch, for His Holiness Aleksy, for His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, for His Grace Bishop Anthony, for His Grace Bishop Tikhon.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for our brothers: the Priests, Hieromonks, Deacons and Monks, and our whole brotherhood in Christ.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for all Orthodox Christians.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for the blessed and ever-to-be-remembered founders of this holy chapel, and for our Orthodox forebears and brethren who have gone before us and who here or elsewhere have been laid to pious rest.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, protection, forgiveness, and remission of sins of the servants of God: the officers, faculty, students, donors and benefactors of this theological union.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Clergy: Further we pray for those who bear offerings, those who do good works in this holy and venerable Institute; those who toil, those who sing, those who teach, and all here present who await Your great and abundant mercy.

Choir: Lord have mercy. (3 times)

Patriarch: For You are a merciful and loving God, and to You we give the glory: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and always and forever and ever.

Choir: Amen.

Clergy: Most Holy Theotokos, save us.

Choir: More honorable than the Cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without defilement You gave birth to God the Word, true Theotokos we magnify you.

Choir: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to ages of ages. Amen. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy. Master, bless.

Patriarch: Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us.

Choir: Amen.

Polychronion

Clergy: A prosperous and peaceful life, health, salvation, and furtherance in all godly things, grant, O Lord, to His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, His Holiness Patriarch Aleksy, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, His Grace Bishop Anthony, His Grace Bishop Tikhon, those here gathered, and all Orthodox Christians.

Choir: God grant you many years. (3 times)