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Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Apolytikion is sung on September 8th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lesser Sanctification of Water, Service

This Service of the Lesser Sanctification of Water has been approved for use in the Archdiocese, at the time of the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), or even at times when holy water is needed in the parish.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."  Updated 7/31/19 with corrected music.  The music is also now in Western & Byzantine notation.

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/14/18.

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

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All Saints Sunday

This Apolytikion is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

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All Saints Sunday

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/19/19 (in the Byzantine version formatting).

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/12/19.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Stichera of Pascha (Let God arise) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Today is the Day of Resurrection . . . ."

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Stichera of Pascha that are sung at the Aposticha in Great Vespers and at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Let God arise . . . Today, Christ, our saving Pascha . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 2/21/19 (music & corrections to text).

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