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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, 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, Katavasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae 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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Katavasiae

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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Katavasiae

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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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

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

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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Prodigal Son Sunday

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion. Updated 2/24/2021.

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae, Magnifications, 9th Ode complete

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

These are the Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, the Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun of old . . . That which came to pass in thee . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated with new order of Magnifications, single line, Heirmos & Troparia, 12/31/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasia-Ode 9

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

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "O Theotokos . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

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

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "The sun of old passed over the depth of the tempest . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (Second canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of the super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae, Odes 1-8 of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Heirmos from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26th - 30th, "Verily, it is easier for us to endure silence . . . ."  When sung as Heirmos, we us the magnificat "Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . ."  When sung as Katabasia, we use the magnificat "Magnify, O my soul, her who hath delivered us from the curse."  Updated 8/22/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26th - 30th.  "The Lord performed a miracle . . . ."

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