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Xenia of St. Petersburg, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of Our Righteous Mother Xenia of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "In thee, O wandering stranger . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Clement of Ancyra, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd.  "Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Three Great Hierarchs, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "On this day the souls of the earth-born . . . On this day Christ is brought as a babe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Thou Who hast been well pleased to recline today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Ninth Ode (Full)

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

This is the Full 9th Ode with beginning Magnifications, Heirmos, Troparia & Katavasia, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "That which came to pass in thee . . . In the shadow and letter of the Lord . . . ."

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 1/19/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now (Doxa) at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Praises for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today is the day we honor the holy hierarch Raphael . . . Beneath thy compassion we take refuge . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

This is the Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th.  "By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Kronstadt, Apolytikion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

This is the Apolytikion for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th.  "O wonderworker living in Christ for ever . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, At the Litia (Tone 4)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is one of the hymns (Tone 4) sung at the Litia (before the Artoklasia at Vespers) for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "The will of the Lord was fulfilled in thee . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O righteous father Jacob . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the first set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call thee."  "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God?  A man dwelling in the heavens . . . A great beaming luminary . . . Angels were amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Praises

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These Praises are sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! O dread mystery! The martyr, lover of God . . .  O strange and most solemn happening . . . Jacob most beatified . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/7/19.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Like a palm tree thou didst flourish . . . O ye Virgin immaculate . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/7/19.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion of the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated music, 10/9/19.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Full 9th Ode with double canon for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  This is only sung on the feast itself and its leave-taking, August 23rd.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . Beholding the Dormition of the Virgin . . . Let every earth-born man upleap in the spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

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.

Peter & Paul, Kontakion

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

The Kontakion of the Chiefs of the Apostles, Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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.

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