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Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Thy children praise thee, O equal-to-the-Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) of St. Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon groweth, death of martyrdom thou didst not dismay . . . ."

Thanksgiving, Apolytikion

This is an Apolytikion for the season of Thanksgiving, sung any time.  "Unoriginate Father, Incarnate Son and Holy Spirit . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 1st Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Magnify, O my soul, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/12/18.

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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.

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/25/18.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxa (Glory/Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th, sung in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles were caught up on all sides . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Blind Man Sunday, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the 1st Exaposteilarion sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Prosomoion "When thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh."  "Thou gloomy sin hath stricken blind the inner eyes within my soul . . . ."

Anti-Cherubic Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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Cherubic Hymns

This Cherubic Hymn is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/18.

Come Ye Take Light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the first hymn chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Orthros, Both now at Praises

This is the Both now at the Praises of Holy Wednesday Orthros, sung on Holy Tuesday evening.  "She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."

Holy Saturday Orthros-Complete

This is the service for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday evening.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Praises, Doxa at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger."  BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Friday Great Vespers, Doxa at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha on Great & Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  Byzantine notation only. Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation Service), Apolytikia

These are the Apolytikia sung on Holy Friday evening for Holy Saturday Orthros, beginning with "God is the Lord . . . The noble Joseph . . . Glory . . . When Thou didst descend unto death . . . Both now . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung after the Epistle lesson on Holy Saturday morning Vesperal Liturgy.  "Arise, O God, and judge the earth . . . ."

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