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Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  The first Exaposteilarion follows the Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Word, who was before all time . . . ."  The second Exapost. & Theotokion follow the Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With hymns of glory  . . . Entreat the God Whom thou hast borne . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 30th for the Holy Apostle Andrew, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Be glad, Bethsaida . . . ."  Updated 10/17/19.

Andrew-Apostle, Troparion of

Feast Day is November 30th. (The ison may be held on the G all the way through, or followed as a movable ison, as written.)  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

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Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  [The chant and choral version of the Apolytikion have been updated (11/15/17).]

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode (both canons)

This is the complete 9th Ode of both Canons for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the First Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the Second Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of the Second Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/24/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "After thou wast born, O Bride of God and Sovereign Lady . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/19/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha

This is the Glory & Both now at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Let us, the assembly of believers, celebrate today . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Praises

The Glory & Both now at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the all-blameless Virgin is presented in the temple . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from November 8th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21st), Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, sung from November 8th - 25th, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ," or "risen from the dead" when the Feast falls on a Sunday.  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

This is the First Set of stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Heaven and earth rejoice to behold the only Virgin who is wholly beyond reproach . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-Virgin Maid . . . ."  The first 3 stichera are also sung for the Forefeast on November 20th at "O Lord, I have cried."  Updated 11/16/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today by visible signs . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 24th)

These stichera are sung for the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, all ye feast-lovers, let us honor with songs and hymns . . . ."  NOTE:  When November 24th falls on a Sunday, these stichera (not the verses) are used in "O Lord, I have cried."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Exaposteilarion

This is sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Akepsimas the glorious and the courageous Joseph . . . ."

Archangels, 1st Exaposteilarion

This is the First Exaposteilarion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Our God and Maker showed thee forth . . . ."

Archangels, 2nd/3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Hearken ye women."  "Ineffably enkindled with the light-transcending Trinity's divine resplendence . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Marshal passing glorious . . . ."

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "From God ye have received the grace to work marvelous healings . . . ."  Updated 10/28/2020.

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "While standing the Temple's courts."  "O blessed Trophy-bearer George . . . Salvation in me there is none . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Nov 22)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on November 22nd for the After-Feast of the Exaposteilarion of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The heifer free of every stain . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into to the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The temple of God's Wisdom . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung at Orthros for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As ye in former times preserved the woman . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John the Almsgiver, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing John's praises . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "When thou didst wisely cast away the yoke of tax-collecting . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, Vincent of Spain, and Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As stars adorn the heavens . . . O all-immaculate Maiden . . . For the most holy icons . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

This is sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Leap up in joy and gladness . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In imitating mighty Paul . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These Exaposteilaria and Theotokion are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip.  1) Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "The course of thy most comely feet . . . ."   2) Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "The Holy Spirit's light-beam . . . O thou most holy Virgin . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

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Galaction, Kathisma

This is the Kathisma sung at Orthros/Matins for the Holy Martyr Galaction, November 5th, Prosomoion "Be thou quick to anticipate."  "With struggles and prayers . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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.

Gregory the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "With godly songs let us acclaim . . . The most deceiful enemy, full of cunning . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, O Gregory? . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for St. Greogory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast made very great . . . ."

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Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).  "Angels marvelled . . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

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John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th. This is also sung after his Paschal homily is read on Pascha. "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

His Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.  This may also be sung after his Paschal Homily is read.  "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Nov 13)

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

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 . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 13)

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."  Updated 11/4/2020.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises (Nov 13)

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."  Updated 11/14/2020.

John the Almsgiver, Kathisma at Orthros

This is the Kathisma chanted at Orthros (Matins) for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, November 12th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Taking on thee the merciful mind of love . . . ."

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Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Katherine, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on November 25th for St. Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/24/2020.

Katherine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is sung on November 25th for Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O virgin truly honorable . . . ."

Katherine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Katherine, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 25th for the Great-martyr Katherine (Catherine), Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown and adore thee . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion, choral version, sung from November 26 - December 24.  "The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  "On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

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Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/2/17.

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . ."  (Updated 10/9/18)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

These are the Katavasiae of the 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Christ is born, give ye glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/29/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

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Obadiah (Abdias), Kathisma in Orthros (Matins)

This Kathisma is sung for the Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), November 19th, Prosomoion "The soliders standing guard."  "With mind made very bright . . . ."

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Archangels, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Chief Commander, great Michael, we praise thee faithfully . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "As the husbandry tilled by Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."  Updated 10/31/19.

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou shining light of the Church . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises (for Sunday)

These Praises are sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, when November 11th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  (The Patriarchate of Antioch calls for these Aposticha stichera to be sung as the Praises when this day falls on a Sunday.)

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, let us gather in joy and with songs keep festival . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O great Apostle, the echoes of thy celestial sounds . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Synaxis of the Archangels (Nov 8)

This Prokeimenon is sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 1/22/18.

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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon

The Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "From my youth up . . . Precious in the sight . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou art champion of the one true faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 11/3/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I behold thy bridal chamber,"  "Today is illumined by the great brilliance . . . ," and Prosomoion "O ye Apostles,"  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I see thy bridal chamber."  "Today is truly illumined . . . Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

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

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.  Updated 10/28/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival dawns upon the whole world . . . ."  Updated 10/12/18.

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 10/28/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon & Theotokion) at the Aposticha sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival . . . Having thee, O Theotokos, as our hope . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now at the Litia

The Glory & Both now at the Litia at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.  "Glory . . . Enlightened by the memory of holy Raphael . . . Both now . . . We faithful Christian call thee blessed . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kathismata

These are the 3 Kathismata sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November:  1) Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "In word, in deed, in thought . . . Unweded mother Virgin . . . ."  2) Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "Bearing thy cross from youth . . .  Awed by the beauty . . . ."  3) Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "As a model of vigilance . . . O all-pure and full of grace . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation."  Updated 10/31/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphae, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Blessed, holy Father Raphael . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, of thy travial who can tell . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine chant.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises at Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Safe beneath thy pastoral care . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises at Orthros sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Under thy pastoral care . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions . . . Have mercy . . . Rising in distant Syria . . . ."  The music is in Western & and Byzantine notation. 

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Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (chant)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, chant version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."  Updated 9/14/2020.

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."  Updated 9/19/2020.

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st.  "O ye silver-hating, wonder-working Saints . . . ."

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor and Stephanie in Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, November 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With songs of praise, let us hymn the steadfast athletes of Christ . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.  "The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th.  "O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

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Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three Martyrs mighty of name . . . ."

Alypios the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Alypios the Stylite of Adrianople, November 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "From childhood didst thou devote thy life unto Christ our God . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st set

These stichera are the first set for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and are also sung on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a dazzling bright radiance . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd set

This is the second set of stichera for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

Barlaam of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Barlaam of Antioch, November 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast stronger than hardened brass . . . ."

Cosmas and Damian of Asia-with their mother Theodota, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Nov 1st)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian of Asia and their mother Theodota, November 1st, the Original Melody, "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Bravely didst thou go forth of thyself . . . ."

Galaktion & Episteme-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Galaktion & Episteme, remembered on November 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Reared on the milk of ascetic deeds . . . ."

Gregory of Decapolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Gregory of Decapolis, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dwell  in the heavenly tabernacles with joy . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera at Vespers for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shamuna the marvelous, belov'd Habib . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for St. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."  Updated 11/3/2020.

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

These stichera are the First Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! In these latter times, blazing bright with splendor . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

These stichera are the Second Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown . . . ."

Nikon-Preacher of Repentance, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Nikon, Preacher of Repentance, November 26th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Labors and their methods and the light bestowed through their methods . . . ."

Obadiah (Abdias) the Holy Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), remembered on November 19th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Prophet Obadiah, thou didst prove a bright vessel of the Spirit . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Like high-soaring eagles seen by all . . . ."

Orestes of Cappadocia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Orestes of Cappadocia, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "By means of the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, November 29th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Brightly ablaze with the clear illuminations . . . ."  Updated 11/23/2020.

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

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Our Father Among the Saints Paul the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."  Updated 10/23/2020.

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Romanos of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

Stephen the New, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Being wholly set apart . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and also on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosmoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us on earth now keep festival like the Angels' hosts . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."