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

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

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

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

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

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These praises are sung on December 25th for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Rejoice, O righteous ones, and ye heavens be glad . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

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.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Entrance Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Before the morning star I begot Thee from the womb . . . ."  Updated 10/12/19.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O Son of God, Who wast born of the Virgin, save us . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the First Antiphon with verses for the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."  Updated 11/22/18.

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (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 Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

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)

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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 12/17/2020, Rev. 5

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

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

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

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