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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kathismata in Orthros

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

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  First & Second Kathisma, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "Let Angels' ho-ly choirs be amazed . . . While on the holy throne . . . ."  Third Kathisma, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "God most pure partaketh of purifications of the Law . . . ."  Updated 11/29/2023.

Obadiah (Abdias), Kathisma in Orthros (Matins)

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This Kathisma is sung for the Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), November 19th, Prosomoion "The soliders standing guard."  "With mind made very bright . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Gregory of Decapolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Gregory of Decapolis, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dwell  in the heavenly tabernacles with joy . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Nativity of Christ, Magnifications & Troparia, sung on December 25th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/12/2020.

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Magnifications & Katavasiae of the 9th Ode for Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Nativity of Christ, sung on December 25th, 26th & 31st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/14/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of both Canon 1 & Canon 2 for Odes 1-8 for the Nativity of Christ, sung on December 25th, 26 & 31st.  "Christ is born, give ye glory . . . Working a great wonder . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/14/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from December 27th to the 30th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/13/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Nativity of Christ during its After-feast from December 26-30.  "Working a great wonder . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/13/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of the 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Christ is born, give ye glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/29/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kathismata

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November:  1) Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "In word, in deed, in thought . . . Unweded mother Virgin . . . ."  2) Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "Bearing thy cross from youth . . .  Awed by the beauty . . . ."  3) Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "As a model of vigilance . . . O all-pure and full of grace . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation."  Updated 10/31/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These stichera are sung at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphae, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Blessed, holy Father Raphael . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Thy Son Hath Willingly Suffered For Us

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-theotokion, is sung at Vesper and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  Thy Son hath willingly suffered for us . . . ."  Updated 6/21/2022.

Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, October 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The three holy martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Hierotheos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens, October 4th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Like light, thy divine desire for Christ . . . ."

Eothinon 01, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the First Eothinon (Matins Gospel).  "As the disciples were hastening to the mountain . . . ."

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Alexander, Paul the New and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, August 30th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Since thou wast a shepherd of the Church . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today while keeping the festival of the glorious holy Transfiguration . . . ."

Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Hilary & Proclus of Ancyra, July 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since ye endured every manner of torment full of pain . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Praises

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of the Heavens . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! God, Who deigned to be born of thee, O Virgin . . . ."

Metrophanes, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on June 4th for Metrophanes, Archbishop of Constantinople, June 4th, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Proclaiming the great myst'ry, the Godhead in Three Persons . . . ."

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 1)

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O Lord, I have cried

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/4/2023.

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