Liturgical Texts of the Orthodox Church

Ἐπὶ δὲ ΜΕΓ. ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΟΥ, λεγέτω τὴν Εὐχὴν ταύτην μεγαλοφώνως: 

Αρχιερεύς:  Κὐριε ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ὁ πάντα σοφῶς οἰκονομῶν καὶ τῇ κατὰ σάρκᾳ σου Οἰκονομίᾳ τὴν σωτηρίαν ἡμῶν ἐργασάμενος ὁ τὸν φρόνιμον οἰκονόμον καλῶς οἰκονομήσαντα, ὡς Δεσπότης ἐπαινέσας, εὐλόγησον καὶ τὸν παρόντα δοῦλον σου (τὸν δεῖνα) εἰς Οἰκονόμον καὶ ἐνδυνάμωσον αὐτὸν καὶ ἐνίσχυσον, πρὸς τὸ πιστῶς και φρονίμως, καὶ εὐαρέστως σοι οἰκονομεῖν τὰ τῆςἘκκλησίας πράγματά τε καὶ χρήματα ὅπως οὕτω ποιήσας, καὶ οὕτω διακονήσας, ἀξιωθῆ τῆς χαρᾶς τῶν τὰ τάλαντα καλῶς διακονησάντων, ἀποφύγη δὲ τὴν φευκτὴν ἐν τροπήν τε καὶ κατάκρισιν τοῦτὸ τάλαντον ὀλιγώρως καταχώσαντος δούλου πονηροῦ.  Εὐχαῖς καὶ πρεσβείαις τῆς Ὑπερευλογημένης Δεσποίνης ἡμῶν Θεοτόκου, τοῦ Ἁγίου καὶ Πανευφήμου Ἀποστόλου καὶ γενναίου Μάρτυρος Βαρνάβα καὶ πάντων σου τῶν Ἁγίων.  Ὅτι ἡγίασται καὶ δεδόξασται τὸ πάντιμον καὶ μεγαλοπρεπὲς ὄνομά σου τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ, καὶ τοῦ ἁγίου Πνεύματος, νῦν καὶ ἀεί, καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων.  Ἀμήν.


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