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Exaposteilaria/Theotokia

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Nature and time have been made new . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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All Saints Sunday

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2020.

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, which is the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.  Updated 4/26/2020.

George, Exaposteilarion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out my wounded limbs . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

In One Moment (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 5)

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Exaposteilaria

After-feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Fulfilling Thine ineffable economy for us, O Lord . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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

Exaposteilarion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, The Original Melody: "While standing in the Temple's courts."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A brightly beaming pair of Saints . . . ."

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