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Katabasiae

This is the last part of an Ode of the Canon. The first part is the Irmos, then each troparia, then the final Katabasia.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, on August 1, August 6-13, and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 7-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Rejoice, O Queen (chant)

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Katabasiae

This is the 9th Katabatsia of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, also sung on Pentecost and Monday of the Holy Spirit.  "Rejoice, O Queen, pride of virgins and mothers . . . ."

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (choral)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."  Updated 11/22/18.

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

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Katabasiae

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katabasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."  Updated 7/28/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasia (Ode 9) of the Canon

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Katabasiae

This is the Katabasia only (Ode 9) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Most rightly we confess thee . . . ."

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of the Canon

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Katabasiae

These are the Katabasiae only (Odes 1-8) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

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Katabasiae

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

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Katabasiae

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."

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