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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Communion Hymn

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Communion Hymn for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Alleluia."  Updated 11/8/19.

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

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

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, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

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 "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

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, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

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

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This Glory is sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "The blood, fire and pillars of smoke . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call thee, O man of God . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19,

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communon Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

The Communion Hymn for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His people.  Alleluia."  Updated 10/12/19.

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th- 24th.  "The collection of the Law's teachings . . . ."  This music is in both Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/22/17, Rev. 4.

Communion Hymn, I will take the cup of salvation

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is sung on Wednesdays, Sept. 8th, Nov. 21st, Feb. 2nd, the Fifth Saturday of Lent, and Aug. 15th.  "I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Thy divine and blameless soul, O Demetrios . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvellous! Exceeding joy hath shone forth . . . ."  Updated 8/28/19.

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, though blessed James, Thy sacred Apostle . . . ."  Updated 9/12/18.

Communion Hymn for Monday

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is for when the Divine Liturgy is offered on a Monday.  "He makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 10/5/17.

Averkios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hierapolis.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on October 22nd for St. Averkios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thee hath the Comforter's divine grace anointed as His high priest . . . ."

Pelagia the Penitent, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Communion Hymn

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This Communion Hymn is sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "O Lord, I have love the beauty of Thy house. Alleluia."  Updated 8/15/18.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."  Updated 8/16/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

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