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Exaposteilaria/Theotokia

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, Vincent of Spain, and Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As stars adorn the heavens . . . O all-immaculate Maiden . . . For the most holy icons . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Seeing thy joy, O Father . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

Sung on October 7th for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Bound to each other by their faith and brotherly affection . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, September 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Seeing a dreadful spectacle, the unbelievers were amazed  . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Stavrotheotokion

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

This is the Exaposteilarion & Stavro-Theotokion for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Being, O wise Apostle John, the Son of Thunder . . . Standing before thy Master's Cross . . . ."`x`

Conception of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The great Forerunner's glorious conception now declareth . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed & After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 16th for the Great-martyr, the All-famed Euphemia and the After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Receiving from the Fathers the definition of Orthodoxy . . .  The Cross of Christ is truly the world's salvation . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion for September 9th

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam, be made new again . . . ."

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Upon the milk of does . . . The most deceiful enemy . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of & St Simeon the Stylite, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 1st for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year) and for St. Simeon the Stylite, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O God of gods and Lord of all . . . Thy brightly beaming way of life . . . Since Thou art God, the Fashioner . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "We who most ardently desire the glory of God . . . ."

Seven Maccabees & Processsion of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria for the Seven Maccabees and the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us extol the Maccabees . . . The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 21st for Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  Prosomoia: "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou in two separate bodies . . . ," and "O ye Apostles from afar."  "Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."

Thursday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung in Matins on Thursdays, when no other is called for.  "Passing through all the earth . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As our Lord's holy martyr . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

These hymns are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion, "Hearken, ye women."  "With the Lord's Cross wast thou made strong . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Exaposteilarion

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

This exaposteilarion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Mary, who art fitly named . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on July 8th for the Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "O changeless light."  "Thou hadst thy calling from Heaven like Paul of old . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on May 25th for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The godly king who loveth Christ . . . ."

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