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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (First Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (First Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Sunday before Theophany, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2-4)

This is the Glory/Both now sung on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany) when it falls on January 2-4.  This is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises in Orthros on January 2nd and January 5th, as well as at the Praises of Orthros on Sunday, January 5th.  "O John the Baptizer, who didst know me . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Jan 5)

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Praises

These are sung as the Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, and are also sung as the Praises when January 5th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/11/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Glory/Both now at the Aposticha (Jan 5)

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers is sung on the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, when it falls on a Sunday.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 3rd.  "Verily, Christ our God cometh for baptism . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung for the Forefeast of Theophany on January 2nd, as well as on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany), January 2-5.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 4th.  "Christ the truth cometh down towards the Jordan . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Xenia of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Righteous Mother Xenia the Merciful of Rome, January 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "First thou didst go from thy homeland . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Kontakion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

This Kontakion is sung for the Veneration of the chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Let us all extol great Peter . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These Praises are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Jan 27)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Queen of Cities, leap for joy . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros (Matins) for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th.  It is also sung on June 24th for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  "For thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/23/19.

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

These exaposteilaria & theotokion are sung for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "God sanctified thee from the womb . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Apolytikion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th.  "Be glad, O barren one . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The stichera for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Father Euthymios, thy birth was foretold of by an Angel . . . .

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord-AFTER-FEAST, Exaposteilarion (Jan 13)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 13th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "A day of never-ending light . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This is the Kontakion of the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jordan River . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Why, O Baptist John, dost thou doubt the dispensation . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Doxastika (Glory & Both now) at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Glory & Both now for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Minist'ring with trembling and fear unto his Master . . . ."

Theopemptos & Theonas-Paramon of Theophany, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These two Exaposteilaria are for the Martyrs Theopemptos, Bishop of Nicomedia and Theonas; and for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Much strength amidst thy torments . . . ."

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