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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, Litia Hymns (Tones 1-4)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 4 hymns sung at the Litia, in Tones 1-4, (before the Artoklasia at Vespers) for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "The Lord cried out, saying . . . When the Lord saw thy contest . . . The angelic chanting . . . . The will of the Lord was fulfilled in thee . . . ."  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O righteous father Jacob . . . Rejoice, O Mother of the Lord."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

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, October 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

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.  Updated 10/7/2020.

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 10/7/2020.

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 thou Virgin immaculate . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion (Tone 3)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion in Tone 3 of the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou didst flourish like Lebanon's cedar . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

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.

Pascha, Ninth Ode of the Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is only the Ninth Ode of the Canon of Pascha, without the final Katavasia.  "Magnify, O my soul, Him Who suffered willingly . . . 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.

Pascha, Hypakoe

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the separate file for the Hypakoe, sung after the 3rd Ode in Matins, but also in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha.  "When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn . . . ."   The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 4/23/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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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, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-8-Matins, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Praises and the Aposticha during the Paschal season.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/23/2021.

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  The text uses the HTM translation.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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