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Anthony the Great, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th.  "Thou didst become like the zealous Elijah (Elias) in his condition . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-1st

This is the first Exaposteilarion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou from thy youth didst undertake . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-2nd/3rd & Theotokion

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . Since thou didst live the Angels' life . . . O thou good hope of all the world . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who didst shine with the splendor of the Spirit . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."  (This is the older melody.)

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises (updated melody)

The stichera at the Praises for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung on January 18th for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Ye proved to be initiates . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye feast-lovers, let us all keep a festival . . . ."

Athanasius of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

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Basil the Great, Apolytikion

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Basil the Great, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on January 1st for St. Basil the Great.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesions of the Bishop Basil . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . ."

Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Updated 12/23/17.

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Now the Lord of all that is . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) & Both now are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O righteous Basil . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

The Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy for the Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Come let us worship . . . Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, Prosomion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Father, thou didst circumcise thy soul's uncircumcision . . . Now He that hath fulfilled the Law . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Ode 9 at Orthros

This is the 9th Ode for both the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O thou blessed and all-pure one, in whose womb was incarnate . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O Father Basil . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the second Antiphon and verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that without division or change . . . ."

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Anthony the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 17th for the Feast of St. Anthony the Great, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . ."

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "O righteous John and Cyrus . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2nd-4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "How shall the river's running streams receive Thee . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A brightly beaming pair of Saints . . . ."

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Translated from a foreign land . . . ."

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Gregory the Theologian, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th.  "The shepherd's pipe of thy theology . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou taughtest us to worship one Tri-hypostatic Unity . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That cause of oblivion, the grave . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

This is the second set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "Come and with hymns and with sacred songs . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst parted the darkness of the letter . . . ."

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All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

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John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the second set of stichera sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Let us the faithful all form a sacred chorus . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Seeing the bright and light-giving lamp . . . ."

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Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany) sung from January 2nd - 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jorday River . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

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Maximos the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Speaking divinely, thou didst preach one operation . . . ."

Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 12/19/16.

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Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises to be sung on the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Toiling with labors both night and day . . . ."

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Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

This Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now are sung for the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John and Post-Feast of Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . O thou lamp in the flesh . . Both now . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at the Aposticha (Jan 7)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Aposticha for the Synaxis of John the Baptist and Post-Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Since thou art a lover of the Spirit . . . Both now . . . Come let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Thou hast come from the suffering of barrenness . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The Master called thee openly . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns. Updated 12/15/16.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of First Canon (4)

These are the four stichera of the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of Second Canon (3)

These are the three stichera of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today the Master bendeth His neck . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th.  "When thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Both Now at the Praises

The Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today Christ is come to be baptized . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Alleluia."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Entrance Hymn

The Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Entrance Hymn (for a Sunday)

This is the Entrance Hymn for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh . . . God is the Lord . . . who art risen from the dead . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "In the Jordan River's streams . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Glory . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Both now . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Kathisma

First Kathisma for Theophany, January 6th, Prosomoion "Awed by thy beauty."  "At Thine Epiphany in Jordan's streams, O Christ . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory only at "O Lord, I have cried" for Theophany.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at the Praises

This is the Glory only at the Praises for Theophany (Epiphany).  "Our Savior, Who putteth on light like a robe . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Hiermoi of Ode 9 (Double)

These are the two Heirmoi of the 9th Ode of both Canons of Theophany (Epiphany), which are also sung as Katabasiae.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . "Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

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

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 (Double, Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany (Epiphany), sung January 6th-14th, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This is a chant version for the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  "O my soul, magnify her . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The sea beheld and fled; Jordan turned back."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Second Kathisma

Second Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "River Jordan, what hast thou beheld . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (4)

These are the 4 Stichera at the Praises for the After-Feast of Theophany.  "Christ our God, Who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (6)

These are the six stichera and verses for the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Christ our God who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Third Kathisma

Third Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The streams of the Jordan River . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 1st 3 OT Readings

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the first set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers.  "Thou didst appear in the world . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 2nd 3 OT Readings

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the second set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers. "Thou didst appear, O our Savior . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, The Original Melody:  "The three most great luminaries of the Three Sun Divinity . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Both now (Theotokion) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung at the Aposticha for the Three Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the Virgin Mother, hath bent down from on high . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Both now at the Praises (for the Presentation)

This is the Both now at the Praises, sung on the Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, but for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple.  "Today Christ is presented in the Temple as a child . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

The 2 Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing the praises . . . O Father, Son and Spirit . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung in Orthros after Psalm 50 for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesseions of the Teachers . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace was poured forth on your lips . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

The Doxatikon (Glory) for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of song . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Today the souls of the terrestrials . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor befittingly . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three holy Hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what divine and fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of our Lord, Troparion

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) for the Feast of our Lord's Circumcision; Feast day is January 1st, Prosomion "As Gabriel cried unto thee."  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Zebulon, and prepare, O Nephtali . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "River Jordan was turned back . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "The river Jordan receded of old . . . ."

Athansius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Troparion of [Listen]

Feast Day is January 18th

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Maximos, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

Timothy the Apostle, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Apostle Timothy of the 70, January 22nd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Apolytikion

Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th.  "O God of our Fathers . . . ."

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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Both now at the Praises

This Theotokion (Both now) is sung at the Praises on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoioin "As one valiant."  "Seeing thou hast unsleeping prayer . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Peter, not by flesh and blood . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "All delusion thou boundest fast . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Chief Apostle praised by all . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Theotokion at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By my will, I slipped and fell . . . ."

Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 11/21/17.

John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Preaching Him Who became a man . . . ."

Paul of Thebes-the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15th, Prosomoion, "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle, January 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Made bright with the Spirit's brilliant beams . . . ."

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Xenia of Rome & St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

These are the two sets of 3 stichera each for St. Xenia of Rome and St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, sung on January 24th.

Vesperal Stichera for Sunday before Theophany

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Xenophon & his family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Shining with high dignity of soul . . . ."