Akathists

Akathists are prayer services
that anyone can pray at home.
They are written to 
the Holy Trinity
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
The Mother of God and
for feast days of
Saints in the Orthodox Church.
*
This page is to provide links to as many Akathists as
I find online in English.
The ones that I only have not found online but have
either a PDF or MS Word file are starred*
I will be happy to email these to you.
Just write me here.
I wrote my original post on this topic here.
*
Elizabeth's List of Akathists:

To the Holy Trinity and to Christ Jesus our Lord: 

1. An Akathist Hymn to Almighty God in Times of Sorrow and Depression (here) (email me to get the official copy of this one that I was emailed years ago)
2. Akathist to Jesus Light to those in Darkness (here, here and excerpt here)
3. Akathist to the All-Merciful Lord, Physician of Our Souls and Bodies (here)
4. The Akathist Hymn Glory to God for All Things (here, here, here, and here)
5. Akathist "Glory to the God who Works Wonders" (excerpt here)*
6. Akathist to the Divine Passion of Christ (here, here, and here)
7. Akathist to our Sweetest Jesus Christ (herehere, here, here, and here)
8. Paraklesis to our Lord Jesus Christ (here)
9. Akathist to the Life-bearing Tomb and the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (here and here)
10. Akathist to the Spiritual Ladder, the Precious Cross (here)
Akathist Hymn to God Almighty Help in Trouble (here)

Akathists to the Lord:

1. Akathist for Holy Communion (here and here)
2. Akathist for the Repose of Those who have Departed (here and here)

The Holy Theotokos, Mother of God: 

1.The Service of the Small Paraklesis (Intercessory Prayer)
 to the Most Holy Theotokos (here and here)
2. Akathist to our Most Holy Lady, Mother of God (here)
3. Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos, Daughter of Zion (here and here)
4. Akathist to the Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “The Virgin of Pochaiv” (here)
5. Akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos (here, here and here)
 6. Akathist to the Theotokos Joy of All Who Sorrow (here, here, and here)
7. Akathist Service to Our Lady of Stika (here and here)
8. Akathist to the Most Holy Mother of God, the Softener of Evil Hearts (here)
9. The Service of the Great Paraklesis of the Most Holy Theotokos (here)
 10. The Veil of Our Lady Akathistos Hymn (here)
 11. Akathist to the Mother of God, Nurturer of children (listen here; here)
12. Akathist to the Theotokos, Queen of All (healer of cancer) (here, here, here and here)
13. Akathist to our Most Holy Lady before Her Icon, The Felixstowe Mother of God. (here)
14. Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos of the Portal of Iviron, The Portaitissa (here)
15. Akathist to the Icon of the Inexhaustible Cup (here, here and here)
16. The Service of the Akathist Hymn (during Fridays of Great Lent) (here, here and here)
17. The Service of Small Compline and the Akathist Hymn (here, here, here)
18. Akathist of Kursk Root Icon (here)


Akathist to Saints in the Orthodox Church:

1. Akathist to Saints Joachim and Anna (here)
2. Akathist Hymn to the Holy Prophet David King of Israel (here and here)
3. Akathist Hymn to the Juliana of Lazarevo (here and here)
4. Akathist to Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene the Newly-revealed (here)
5. Akathist to St. Tikhon of Moscow (here)
6. Akathist to All Saints of Western Europe (here and here)
 7. Akathist to Holy Father Paisius the Athonite (here)
8. Akathist to our Father among the Saints Chad the Wonderworker (here)
9. Akathist to our father among the Saints Raphael of Brooklyn (here and here)
10. Akathist to our Holy Father Guthlac of Crowland (here)
11. Akathist to St. Ignatius Brianchaninov (here and here)
12. Akathist to St. Paraskevi the Great Martyr of Rome (here)
 13. Akathist to St. Philaret the Merciful (here)
 14. Akathist to St. Xenia of Petersberg (here)
15. Akathist to St. Xenia of Petersburg, Interceder for families and those needing employment*
16. Akathist to St. Brendan the Voyager*
17. Akathist to St. Nectarios (here and here)
18. Akathist to St. Luke the Surgeon*
19. Akathist to the Chinese Martyrs (1900) (here)
20. Canon to Protomartyr Thekla*
 21. Akathist to St. Panteleimon (here and here)
22. Akathist to St. Innocent of Moscow, Equal to the Apostles and Enlightener of North America (here and here)
23. Akathist Hymn to St. Yakov (here and here)
24.  Akathist to St. Michael the Archangel (here)
25.  The Service of the Supplicatory Canon to St. Silouan the Athonite (here)
26. The Akathist to St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (here, here and here)
27. Akathist to the Tsar Great Martyr Nicholas Emperor of All Russia (here, here)
28. Akathist to St. Arseny of Winnipeg (here and here)
29. Akathist to St. Herman (here, here and here)
30. Akathist to St. Herman (by Fr. Lawrence Farely) (here) (excerpt here)*
31. Akathist for the Repose of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep (here and here)
32. Akathist to Saint Elizabeth, Grand Dutchess and Passionbearer (here)
33. Akathist to St. John Chrysostom (here)
34. Akathist to Saint Nilus, Wonderworker of Sora (here)
35. Akathist to our Holy Father Guthlac of Crowland (here)
36. Akathist to the Holy Confessor Alexis of Carpatho-Russia (here)
37. Akathist to St. Nicholas of Myra (here, here and here)
38. Akathist to Saints Peter and Paul (here, here and here)
39. Akathist to Matuska Olga (here)
40. Akathist to St. Lawrence (here)
41. St. Cuthbert (here)
42. Akathist Hymn to the Holy New-hieromartyr Maximus Sandovich, Protomartyr of the Lemko People (here)
43. Akathist Hymn to Our Holy and Righteous Father Alexis of Wilkes-Barre, Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America (here)
44. St. Matrona of Moscow (here)
45. Akathist to St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia (here)
46. Akathist hymn to the holy hierarch & wonderworker Spyridon, bishop of Tremithus (here)
47. Akathist to St Menas (here)

Canons {shorter services}

1. Canon to St. Panteleimon (here)

*If an Akathist has no link but only this star,
it means that it used to be online but I could not find a live URL.
It also means that I have a digital copy saved on my computer
that I can email to you.
Email me here.

6 comments:

L.G. said...

Absolutely wow! Thank you!

Maria said...

Wow, I hadn't seen this page. What a great resource!

Elizabeth said...

The Akathist to the Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring (in Greek) is here:
http://www.pigizois.net/latreia/paraklitikoi_kanones/pdf/xeretistirioi_oikoi_zoodoxou_pigis.pdf

Haven't found one in English as yet...
Love
Dr. Elizabeth R.

Elizabeth said...

I have a large number of Akathists that I will post on a Blog over the next several months. Some I cannot post because they are copyrighted. I have found many of them on the web - and then they "go away!" A shame that internet postings are so temporary!
Love in Christ
Dr. Elizabeth R.

wordsandpeace.com said...

Christ is Risen! I read that an Akathist to Saint Symeon the New Theologian was approved in Russia in 2012. would you be able to locate an English translation for me? thanks, and blessed 3rd week of Pascha. Emma

elizabeth said...

Truly He is Risen!

I have not found this Akathist, though there is a service to him found here: http://www.sjkp.org/downloads/Menaion%20catalog.pdf

I found the 2012 link that mentions the approval: http://byztex.blogspot.com/2012/12/russian-church-approves-multiple-new.html

I am pretty sure though that I had an akathist to St. John of S. and SF well before 2012. So not sure what that means or if it was a different newly written one.

If you ever find one of St. Symeon or others, do email me! :) or send me a comment! :)