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Exaposteilaria/Theotokia

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros.  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros (Matins).  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (chant)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Pascha, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Exaposteilarion of Pascha, sung throughout the Paschal season.  "When thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Exaposteilarion (March 24)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As gifts for thy Prefestival, O Maid most pure . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on February 24th for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thy precious head is risen up from the earth's secret hollows . . . ."  Updated 1/25/19.

Theodore the General, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O thou Great Martyr Theodore, our Christ's renowned commander . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna and After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, Exaposteilaria (Feb 6)

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung for ourRighteous Father Boukolos & the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meetng) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Driving off every heresy as though it were a wild beast . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Divinely kindled with the flame . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)  Updated 1/22/19.

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon & Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In thee, O Mother of our God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 4)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Ineffably born as He knew . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The 2 Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing the praises . . . O Father, Son and Spirit . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou taughtest us to worship one Tri-hypostatic Unity . . . ."  Updated 12/15/18.

Maximos the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Speaking divinely, thou didst preach one operation . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung on January 18th for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Ye proved to be initiates . . . ."  Updated 12/29/18.

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-2nd/3rd & Theotokion

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . Since thou didst live the Angels' life . . . O thou good hope of all the world . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-1st

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

This is the first Exaposteilarion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou from thy youth didst undertake . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Peter, not by flesh and blood . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The Master called thee openly . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20)

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

Exaposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Make thou ready, Bethlehem, prepare thyself, O little cave . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At the evening of thy life . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

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

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

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