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Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are the Stichera at the Praises for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "O the untold myst'ries, transcending understanding . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity and St. Eugenia, December 24th, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Dwelling in light beyond approach . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Aposticha of the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Thou art become the house of Him that fashioned all things . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Heirmos from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26th - 30th, "Verily, it is easier for us to endure silence . . . ."  When sung as Heirmos, we us the magnificat "Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . ."  When sung as Katabasia, we use the magnificat "Magnify, O my soul, her who hath delivered us from the curse."  Updated 8/22/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26th - 30th.  "The Lord performed a miracle . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

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, Katabasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . ."

Menaion - 12 December

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. 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. Update 12/8/2020.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol, 2-part

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Carols of the Nativity

2-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

Heaven and Earth - Christmas Carol

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Carols of the Nativity

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

There is joy in Bethlehem - Christmas Carol

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Carols of the Nativity

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol

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Carols of the Nativity

4-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

There was great rejoicing - Christmas Carol

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Carols of the Nativity

4-part harmony, in the key of A-flat, updated 11/23/13.

All the Universe Rejoices - Christmas Carol

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Carols of the Nativity

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8), which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st. "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . The Lord performed a miracle . . . ." Updated 12/3/17.

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Christ is born glorify Him; Matins of the Nativity of Christ; Two Canons for the Nativity of Christ; Canon for the Nativity; Iambic Canon for the Nativity

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th. "The Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 7/12/19.

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized, Hierarchical

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

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.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Updated 11/9/19.

O What Wonderful Glad Tidings

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Paraliturgical Music

Traditional Romanian Nativity Carol

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

For Regular Divine Liturgy (without a bishop).  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized, Hierarchical

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in the key of E-flat.  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

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Carols of the Nativity

Christmas Carols

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