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Paraskeva, Apolytikion

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

These stichera are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  The 1st set follows Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "While celebrating the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  The 2nd set follows "O strange wonder."  "To a brightly beaming festival . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on July 23rd for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since he hath filled up the wine-bowl of his martyric blood . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Aposticha-Glory-Both Now

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is the music for the Aposticha, the Glory & Theotokion at Vespers for Ss. Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O glorious Apostle Paul, who can describe thy bondage . . . Glory . . . Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . Both now . . . Thou art the true vine . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers on June 11th for Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs . . . ."  "O seers and Apostles of our God . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

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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Hymns to the Theotokos

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 . . . ."

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, 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, 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 . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

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Katavasiae

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 . . . ."

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

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Katavasiae

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 . . . ."

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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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.

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.

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