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Deacon John El Massih

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.  "Magnify, O my soul, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/12/18.

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.

Theodore the Branded, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Katherine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on November 25th for St. Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ . . . ."

Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: JOHN X

This is the Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, specific to His Beatitude JOHN X.  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Yoohana, the most Holy, the most blessed and most reverend father . . . ."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Anthimos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

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