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Katavasiae

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

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "The choirs of Israel passed dry-shod . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/2022.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canons 1 & 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . He once slow of tongue, in divine darkness covered . . . ." in alternating fashion.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/8/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 2 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He once slow of tongue in divine darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 1 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 1 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/31/2020.

Ascension, Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

 This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.   "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notations.

Ascension, Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 from the 2nd Canon for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and also for Pentecost Sunday and Holy Spirit Monday.  "He once slow of tongue, in divind darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Thou who art God's Mother . . . ."  Updated 5/15/2023.

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "To our Savior and God, Who led His people dry shod . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/15/2023.

Palm Sunday Matins, 7-Katavasiae (Odes 1-8 & 9th Ode)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 and the 9th Ode for the Canon sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "The springs of the abyss were seen to be utterly dried up . . . God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 4/1/2023.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode, with its Magnification, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Theotokos, thou hope of all Christians . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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

These are the Katavasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun once shown on dry land . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/16/2022.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (First Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katavasia of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  They are sung from August 15-23.  "Adorned in varied colors with divine glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/6/19.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 with magnification for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  It sung from August 15-23.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Pascha, Katavasia of the Ninth Ode

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katavasia only of the Ninth Ode from the Canon of Pascha.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Katavasiae Odes 1-8

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Katavasiae only of Odes 1-8 from the Canon of Pascha, sung at Orthros (Matins).  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.  Updated 3/15/2020.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/6/2023.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 4-Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & the 9th Ode

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 and the 9th Ode for the Canon sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/1/2023.

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 8/21/2020.

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.  Updated 8/21/2020.

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 8/21/2020.

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