Order for Standalone Akathist without a Priest

Use the following order to pray the Akathist hymn at home without a priest.

Opening

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us.

The Trisagion Prayers

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen

All Holy Trinity have mercy on us.
Lord, cleanse us from our sins;
Master, pardon our iniquities;
Holy God, visit and heal our infirmities for thy sake.

Lord have mercy (3x)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Sprit
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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 traspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy (12 times)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen

(with 3 bows)
O come let us worship and fall down before God our King.
O come let us worship and fall down before Christ our King and our God.
O come let us worship and fall down before the very Christ, Our King and our God.

Psalm 50

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy great mercy: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out mine iniquity. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge mine iniquity: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee only have I sinned, and done evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified in thy words, and prevail when thou art judged. For behold, I was shapen in iniquity: and in sin did my mother conceive me.

For behold, thou hast loved truth: the unclear and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made clear to me. Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Thou shalt make me to hear joy and gladness: the bones which thou hast broken shall rejoice. Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence: and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation: and steady me with a guiding spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways: and the impious shall be converted unto thee.

Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise. For hadst thou desired sacrifice, I would have given it thee: thou delightest not in burnt offerings. Sacrifices to God are a contrite spirit: a contrite and humble heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Do good, O Lord, in thy good will unto Zion: that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offerings: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

The Creed

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

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all worlds; Light of Light: very God of very God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father; by Whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man; And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried;

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; And He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life; Who proceedeth from the Father; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the prophets.

And I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for he resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Akathist Hymn

The akathist hymn is now prayed exclusive of the concluding Prayer.
Repeat the concluding refrain on each section.

After the 13th Kontakion, the 1st Ikos and 1st Kontakion are repeated in that order.
Then the service continues as follows:

Immediately following the Akathist Hymn

It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos and Mother of our God

More honorable than the Cherubim
and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim,
Thou who without stain bearest God the Word,
and art truly Theotokos, we magnify thee.

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ Our God, have mercy upon us and save us.

Concluding Prayer of the Akathist Hymn

The concluding Prayer of the Akathist [if there is one], is said while kneeling.

 The Trisagion Prayers

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy upon us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen

All Holy Trinity have mercy on us.
Lord, cleanse us from our sins;
Master, pardon our iniquities;
Holy God, visit and heal our infirmities for thy sake.

Lord have mercy (3x)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Sprit
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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 traspasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us.

Conclusion

Lord, have mercy (3 times)

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Sprit
Both now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

Through the prayers of our holy fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us.  Amen.