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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Ninth Ode (Full)

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

This is the Full 9th Ode with beginning Magnifications, Heirmos, Troparia & Katavasia, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "That which came to pass in thee . . . In the shadow and letter of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/9/2020. 

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode, with its Magnification, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Theotokos, thou hope of all Christians . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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

These are the Katavasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun once shown on dry land . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/9/2020.

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Withdrawing to the deserts . . . In thy most might shelter . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Like Moses and like David . . . ."  And Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "With miracle and many signs . . . O Maiden all immaculate . . . ."

Nahum the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Nahum, December 1st, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The grace of the All-holy Spirit came to dwell in thee . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou as a shepherd broughtest droves of believers . . . O thou all-holy Maiden . . . ."

Theotokion-Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Tell us, O Joseph

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is taken from the Third Hour of the Nativity of Christ, and is also sung as the second Doxastikon at the Aposticha on November 29th.  "Tell us, O Joseph, how it is that thou dost bring the Virgin . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "While standing the Temple's courts."  "O blessed Trophy-bearer George . . . Salvation in me there is none . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I behold thy bridal chamber,"  "Today is illumined by the great brilliance . . . ," and Prosomoion "O ye Apostles,"  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These are sung for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou didst heal every sickness, didst see the secrets hid in hearts . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion of the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated music, 10/9/19.

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O highest peak of hierarchs . . . O Virgin, since thou barest . . . ."

Horologion-Tuesday Orthros, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are taken from the Horologion for Tuesday Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O ye apostles from afar."  "With hymns let all of us honor John the Forerunner and Baptist . . . Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."  Updated 7/15/19.

Saturday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Saturday, taken from the Horologion.  "Thou Who, as God, hast power over the living and the dead . . . In thee do we all boast, O pure Theotokos . . . ."

Barnabas & Bartholomew, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew.  "O holy Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 5-Exaposteilaria

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Exaposteilaria for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At Thy word, O Word of God . . . Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/19.

Meletios-Archbishop of Antioch the Great, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "In all resplendent brightness . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Psalm 33

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Psalms

Psalm 33 is sung/read at the end of the Presanctified Liturgy, but has been used during communion of the Divine Liturgy as well.  It is written here in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  Music & File name updated 3/14/19.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is also a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the specific text to fit the special melody and Prosomoion "Thy confession," as done in the Antiochian Patriarchate, matching the chant version.  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kontakion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Kontakion for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, Vincent of Spain, and Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As stars adorn the heavens . . . O all-immaculate Maiden . . . For the most holy icons . . . ."

Thanksgiving, Apolytikion

This is an Apolytikion for the season of Thanksgiving, sung any time.  "Unoriginate Father, Incarnate Son and Holy Spirit . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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