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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Isaac the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "He that thundered on Sinai with saving laws for man . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Out of Paradise, a river floweth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Antiphon-Refrain & Troparion

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Refrain and Troparion of the 2nd Antiphon for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Save us, O Son of God, Who wast born of a virgin . . . GBN . . . Only-begotten Son . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday (English version of Sabihu)

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is the English version of the Arabic "Sabihu."  Updated 1/5/2022.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Beholding the entry of the All-Pure . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated with corrected text, 12/18/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Theodore the Studite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Theodore the Studite, November 11th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore . . . ."  (Guide of Orthodoxy.)

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This Apolytikion is for the St. Thekla, the Proto-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  The text is arranged by Emily Lowe, from the original text of Fr. John Namie.  "Glorious Thekla, thou, companion of Paul . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Great-Martyr Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite, October 3rd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Apolytikion

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Venerable Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed," (Dismissal version).  "In the vesture of a priest . . . ."  Updated 7/31/2021.

Pentecost, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is an alternate version of the 2nd Antiphon sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Save us, O Good Comforter . . . ."

Ascension, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is an alternate version of the 2nd Antiphon for the Feast of Ascension, 40 days after Pascha.  "Save us, O Son of God, who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

Pentecost, 01-Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion sung for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Bright Friday-Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung on Bright Friday for our Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "As the life-giving fount, thou didst conceive the Dew . . . ."

George, Kontakion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This Kontakion is sung on April 23rd for the Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Having been cultivated well by the Lord God . . . ."

Anaphora-Archangelsky No. 4

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Anaphora

This Anaphora is from the Blue Book, page 93, #32 Milost' Mira.  "A mercy of peace, a sacrifice of praise . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Magnification and the Hiermos of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos in Liturgy.  The audio version is only of the Hiermos itself.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Father Benedict of Nursia, March 14th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communion Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His People.  Alleluia."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Apolytikion

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Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous (Dec 12th)

This Apolytikion is sung on December 12th for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous.  "Thou wast shown forth as a champion . . . ."

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