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Dismissals


Great Dismissal

An example of the great dismissal for the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom served on a Sunday not during a festal season is as follows:

May he who rose again from the dead, Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-immaculate and all-blameless holy Mother; by the might of the precious and life-giving cross; by the protection of the honorable bodiless powers of heaven; at the supplication of the honorable, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; of the holy, glorious and all-laudable apostles; of our father among the saints, John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople; of the holy, glorious and right-victorious martyrs; of our venerable and God-bearing fathers; of (saint to whom the temple is dedicated); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna; (saint(s) of the day) and of all the saints: have mercy on us, and save us, forasmuch as He is good and loveth mankind.


 

Festal Dismissals

Dismissals for Feasts of the Lord

Which are said at Vespers, At Matins, and at the Liturgy, When indicated.

On the Nativity of Christ:

May Christ our true God, Who was born in a cave, and lay in a manger for our salvation, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,) of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On the Circumcision:

May Christ our true God, Who on the eighth day deigned to be circumcised for our salvation, the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,)of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Theophan

May Christ our true God, Who for our salvation deigned to be baptized by John in the Jordan, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,) of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On the Meeting of the Lord:

May Christ our true God, Who for our salvation deigned to be carried in the arms of the Righteous Symeon, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,) of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Transfiguration:

May Christ our true God, Who on Mount Tabor was transfigured in glory before His holy disciples and apostles, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today, of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Palm Sunday:

May Christ our true God, Who for our salvation didst deign to ride the colt of an ass, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today, of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On the same Sunday at Vespers:

May Christ our true God, the Lord Who for our salvation went to His voluntary Passion, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,  of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Great Thursday:

May Christ our true God, Who through His surpassing goodness did show the most excellent way of humility when He wash the feet of His disciples, and did condescend even unto the Cross and burial for us, the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today, of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

At the conclusion of the Holy Passion Gospels:

May Christ our true God, Who for the salvation of the world endured spitting, scourging, buffeting, the Cross, and death, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,  of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Holy and Great Friday:

May Christ our true God, Who for us men and for our salvation did deign to suffer the dread Passion and the life-creating Cross, and voluntary burial in the flesh, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today, of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On the Sunday of Pascha and during Bright Week:

May Christ our true God, Who rose from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowed life, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,  (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,) of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Ascension:

May Christ our true God, Who in glory did ascend from us into heaven and sit at the right hand of God the Father, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,)  of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Pentecost Sunday:

May Christ our true God, Who sent down from heaven the Most Holy Spirit in the form of tongues of fire upon His holy disciples and apostles, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, , (of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,) of our holy and God-bearing fathers and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On the Same Sunday at Vespers:

May Christ our true God, Who did empty Himself from the divine bosom of the Father, and come down from the heavens to the earth, and take upon Himself all our nature, and deify it; and afterwards did ascend again into the heavens and sit at the right hand of God the Father, and did send down upon His holy disciples and apostles the Divine and Holy Spirit, one in essence, one in power, one in glory, and co-everlasting, and through Him did enlighten them, and through them the whole world: through the intercessions of His most pure and most blameless Mother; of the Holy, glorious, most-praised preachers of God, the Spirit-bearing apostles; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.


 

Daily Dismissals

For all the week, according to The custom of the Holy Eastern Church.

On Saturday evening and Sunday Morning:

May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles, [of the saint(s) whose temple it is and whose day it is]; of the holy and righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

On Sunday evening and Monday Morning:

 

May Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, the mediations of the honorable heavenly bodiless hosts, the intercessions of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,…

On Monday evening and Tuesday Morning:

May Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, of the honorable, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John; of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,…

On Tuesday and Thursday evening and Wednesday and Friday Morning:

May Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, through the power of the precious and life-creating Cross, the intercessions of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles,…

On Wednesday evening and Thursday Morning:

May Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles; of our father among the saints, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia,…

On Friday evening and Saturday Morning:

May Christ our True God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, of the holy, glorious and all-praised apostles; of the holy, glorious, and right victorious martyrs; of our holy and God-bearing fathers; [of the saint(s) whose temple it is and whose day it is]; of the holy and righteous Ancestors of God Joachim and Anna; and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.


At the holy Liturgy for all the week the dismissals are as indicated above, except that after the Apostles is inserted also the name of the saint whose Liturgy it is, thus:

(of our father among the saints ___, whose liturgy is served today,)

John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople.

or:

Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.

or:

Gregory the Dialogist

At Compline, the Midnight Office, and the First hour for all the week, there is the Lesser Dismissal, thus:

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His most pure Mother, of our holy and God-bearing fathers, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and the Lover of mankind.

Except on Sundays, at the Midnight Office and the Hours there is added at the beginning:

May Christ our True God, Who arose from the dead…

 Be it known also concerning this, that where there is a temple of Christ the Savior, of the Nativity or the Theophany, or the Ascension, etc., at the weekday dismissal the festal dismissals are not said, but only on the day of the feast and until the apodosis is the festal dismissal said; but during the whole year only May Christ our true God, etc., according to the day.


 

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