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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now (Theotokion) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast sojourned in a cave, O Christ God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O Jerusalem, keep feast, all ye that love Sion . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now at the Litia for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "All the Angels in Heaven dance . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory at the Litia (Entreaty) sung before the Aposticha for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "The Magi, Kings of Persia . . . ."

Martyrs-Another Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is another Apolytikion used for the Martyrs.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints . . . ."

Moses the Ethiopian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 26)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace . . . ."  Updated 11/10/2021.

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Great-Martyr Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite, October 3rd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 09b Let My Prayer Arise

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Both now at Litia / GBN at Aposticha on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Both now sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers on the Sunday after the Feast.  "The Ancient of Days . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Glory at Litia & at OLIHC on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Glory sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday after the Feast.  "Search the Scriptures . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 2)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 2 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Today the Master boweth His neck . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 1)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion of the Prophecy (2nd set)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Second set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "In the abundance of Thy mercy . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion of the Prophecy (1st set)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the First set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "Thou Who madest the world hast appeared in the world . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full Double Canon)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Magnifications & Troparia, sung on January 1st, 6th, & 14th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . .

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Magnifications & Katavasiae of the 9th Ode for Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 1st, 6th, & 14th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; Canon 1 is in Tone 2 (hard chromatic scale) and Canon 2 is in Tone 6 (soft chromatic scale), with the verse in hard chromatic.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katavasiae of both Canon 1 & Canon 2 for Odes 1-8 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 1, 6, & 14th.  "The Lord mighty in wars . . . Israel walketh the sea's unsettle surging . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; Canon 1 is in Tone 2 (hard chromatic scale) and Canon 2 is in Tone 6 (soft chromatic scale).

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from December 27th to the 30th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth. . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; magnification sung in Tone 2 (hard chromatic) and troparion sung in Tone 6 (soft chromatic).

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Israel walketh the sea's unsettled surgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation, sung in Tone 6 (soft chromatic).

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