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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 . . . ."

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 2nd set is Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thyrsos the most marvelous . . . ."

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 1st set is Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Christ the Master provided thee . . . ." 

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Praises (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (2nd Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (second Doxastikon) sung for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 26)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace . . . ."  Updated 11/10/2021.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After Feast, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 27)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."  Updated 11/8/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that disdained things below . . . ."  Updated 11/28/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th:  1st Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O Father Sabbas wise in God . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Let all the desert make merry . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "O righteous Father."  "O godly-minded Father Sabbas . . . ."

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

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

This is the Glory at the Praises sung at Matins for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 26-31, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/29/2020.

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."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory/Both now sung at Vespers at OLIHC for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "When Augustus reigned alone upon earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Troparion of the Prophecy (2nd set)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Second set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Thou hast shown forth from a Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Troparion of the Prophecy (1st set)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the First set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Thou wast born secretly in the cave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and the Both now sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus reigned alone upon the earth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for Thy coming on earth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the stichera at the Praises for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O ye righteous . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . All things are filled with joy today . . . Both now . . . All things . . . Have mercy on me . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Troparion of the Prophecy (2nd set)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Troparion for the Prophecy, sung after the 2nd set of Old Testament Readings for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast dawned forth from a Virgin, O Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/13/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Troparion of the Prophecy (1st set)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Troparion for the Prophecy, sung after the 1st set of Old Testament Readings for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou was born secretly in the cave, O Savior . . . ."  Update 12/13/2020.

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria (Dec 15th)

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having become a protector . . . ."

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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