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Deacon John El Massih

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH - key of A

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of A.

Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

Peter & Paul, Kontakion

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Kontakion of the Chiefs of the Apostles, Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Barnabas & Bartholomew, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew.  "O holy Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew . . . ."

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Constantine & Helen, May 21st.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of Moses

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 6th Old Testament Reading.  "Let us sing unto the Lord, for He is greatly glorified."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion (chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

The Kontakion for Palm Sunday.  "Being born upon a throne in Heaven . . . ."

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Apolytikion (March 24)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation.  "Today the preludes of universal joy . . . ."

Monastics, Apolytikion (Cheese Fare Saturday)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable and God-bearing Monastics (Ascetics) on Cheese Fare Saturday.  "O God of our fathers, who at all times . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This is sung for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Kontakion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

This Kontakion is sung for the Veneration of the chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Let us all extol great Peter . . . ."

Barbara the Great Martyr, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is for the Great Martry Barbara, December 4th.  "Let us honor Saint Barbara . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 1st Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Most-holy Theotokos, save us, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/22/19.

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou hadst first overcome the beasts . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Apolytikion

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Apolytikion

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin . . . ."  Updated with the Apolytikion version, 7/9/18.

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I have raised up one chosen

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "I have raised up one chosen out of My people, I have found David my servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him."

Come Ye Take Light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the first hymn chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Apolytikion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on Holy Thursday night at the Matins (Orthros) for Holy Friday.  "While the glorious disciples were being illumined at the evening washing . . . ."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung after the Epistle lesson on Holy Saturday morning Vesperal Liturgy.  "Arise, O God, and judge the earth . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, There will I make to spring forth

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, "There will I make to spring forth a horn for David; I have prepared a lamp for my Christ."

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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