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Pentecost, Entrance Hymn

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thine own strength . . . ."

Pentecost, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Good Comforter, save us who sing unto thee. Alleluia."

Pentecost, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.

Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

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Saturday of Souls

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/19/19 (in the Byzantine version formatting).

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

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Saturday of Souls

This Theotokion at the Aposticha of Orthros (Matins) is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou, who art a dwelling place worthy of God . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Aposticha at Orthros

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Saturday of Souls

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

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Saturday of Souls

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Communion Hymn

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Communion Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God is gone up in jubilation . . . ."

Ascension, Megalynarion

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "In unison we believers magnify thee . . . ."

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

Ascension, Apolytikion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, choral version.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

Ascension, Entrance Hymn

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in song of rejoicing (in jubilation) . . . ."  Updated 5/9/18.

Ascension, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Second Antiphon is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Son of God, Who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

Ascension, Matins (Orthros) Prokeimenon

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in jubilation . . . ."

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