Lords Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. 
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trepasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen

 

HELLENIC

ΠΑΤΕΡ ΗΜΩΝ Ο ΕΝ ΤΟΙΣ ΟΥΡΑΝΟΙΣ
ΑΓΙΑΣΘΗΤΩ ΤΟ ΟΝΟΜΑ ΣΟΥ
ΕΛΘΕΤΩ Η ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΑ ΣΟΥ
ΓΕΝΗΘΗΤΩ ΤΟ ΘΕΛΗΜΑ ΣΟΥ,
ΩΣ ΕΝ ΟΥΡΑΝΩ ΚΑΙ ΕΠΙ ΤΗΣ ΓΗΣ
ΤΟΝ ΑΡΤΟΝ ΗΜΩΝ ΤΟΝ ΕΠΙΟΥΣΙΟΝ
ΔΟΣ ΗΜΙΝ ΣΗΜΕΡΟΝ
ΚΑΙ ΑΦΕΣ ΗΜΙΝ ΤΑ ΟΦΕΙΛΗΜΑΤΑ ΗΜΩΝ,
ΩΣ ΚΑΙ ΗΜΕΙΣ ΑΦΙΕΜΕΝ ΤΟΙΣ ΟΦΕΙΛΕΤΑΙΣ ΗΜΩΝ
ΚΑΙ ΜΗ ΕΙΣΕΝΕΓΚΗΣ ΗΜΑΣ ΕΙΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΣΜΟΝ,
ΑΛΛΑ ΡΥΣΑΙ ΗΜΑΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΝΗΡΟΥ.
ΑΜΗΝ.

 

The Orthodox Church, also officially called the Orthodox Catholic Church and commonly referred to as the Eastern Orthodox Church, is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ and his Apostles about 2,000 years ago. The Church is composed of several self-governing ecclesial bodies, each geographically and nationally distinct but theologically unified. Each self-governing (or autocephalous) body, often but not always encompassing a nation, is shepherded by a college of bishops whose duty, among other things, is to preserve and teach the Apostolic and Patristic Tradition and Church practices. Orthodox bishops trace their lineage back to the Apostles through the process of Apostolic Succession.

The Orthodox Church claims its roots and development back through the Byzantine or Roman empire, to the earliest church established by St. Paul and the Apostles. It practices what it understands to be the original ancient traditions, believing in growth without change. In non-doctrinal matters the Church had occasionally shared from local Greek, Slavic and Middle Eastern traditions, among others, in turn shaping the cultural development of these nations.

The official statement of faith which has become normative and represents the credo of the Orthodox Church is the NICENE CREED. This document was formally adopted and completed by the First and Second Ecumenical Councils (325 and 381 A.D.) and represents the Universal Christian Orthodox Declaration of Faith:

Declaration Of Faith

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages.

Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not created, of one essence with the Father through whom all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and he suffered and was buried.

On the third day he rose according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and dead.

His kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father,

who together with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I expect the resurrection of the dead.

And the life of the ages to come.

Amen.

 

Hellenic

Πιστεύω εις ένα Θεόν, Πατέρα Παντοκράτορα, Ποιητήν ουρανού και γής, ορατών τε πάντων και αοράτων.

Και εις ένα Κύριον Ιησούν Χριστόν, τον Υιό του Θεού, τον μονογενή, τον εκ του Πατρός γεννηθέντα προ πάντων των αιώνων, φως εκ φωτός,

Θεόν αληθινόν εκ Θεού αληθινού, γεννηθέντα ού ποιηθέντα, ομοούσιον τω Πατρί, διού τα πάντα εγένετο.

Τον δι ημάς τους ανθρώπους και δια την ημετέραν σωτηρία κατελθόντα εκ των ουρανών και σαρκωθέντα εκ Πνεύματος Αγίου

και Μαρίας της Παρθένου και ενανθρωπήσαντα.

Σταυρωθέντα τε υπέρ ημών επί Ποντίου Πιλάτου και παθόντα και ταφέντα.

Και αναστάντα την τρίτη ημέρα, κατά τας Γραφάς.Και ανελθόντα εις τους ουρανούς, και καθεζόμενον εκ δεξιών του Πατρός.

Και πάλιν ερχόμενον μετά δόξης κρίναι ζώντας και νεκρούς, ού της Βασιλείας ούκ έσται τέλος.

Και είς το Πνεύμα το ʼγιον, το Κύριον, το Ζωοποιόν, το εκ του Πατρός εκπορευόμενον,

το συν Πατρί και Υιώ συμπροσκυνούμενον και συνδοξαζόμενον, το λαλήσαν δια των προφητών.

Είς Μίαν, Αγίαν, Καθολικήν, και Αποστολικήν Εκκλησίαν.

Ομολογώ εν βάπτισμα εις άφεσιν αμαρτιών.

Προσδοκώ ανάστασιν νεκρών.

Και ζωήν του μέλλοντος αιώνος.

Αμήν.

 

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