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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.

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord, after Thy dread Resurrection . . . ."  Updated 4/24/2020.

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 1.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, for St. John Climacus, Tone/Mode 1.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."  Updated 3/25/2020.

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Lord, have mercy (10x4)

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

The Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Thou who didst sanctify the Virgin's womb . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Say, O Simeon, Whom carriest thou in the Temple . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Prodigal Son Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.  "I have been entrusted with a verdant and faultless region . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Triodion.

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Season of the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Apolytikion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle, January 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Made bright with the Spirit's brilliant beams . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 12/30/18.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 1/First Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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