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Marina-Great-Martyr, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As our Lord's holy martyr . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Apolytikion

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Athanasius of Athos (July 5th)

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Athanasius of Athos, July 5th, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The Angels' ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These hymns are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "In heaven as a Martyr . . . Since thou art the all-pure Maid . . . ."  Updated 6/16/19.

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on July 8th for the Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "O changeless light."  "Thou hadst thy calling from Heaven like Paul of old . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us now hymn with praises . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou wast Orthodoxy's steadfast pillar . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

This is sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Thou wast made rich with the sonship of Peter . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros.  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros (Matins).  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (chant)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 4-The Lamentations

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Lamentations are sung on Holy Friday night for the Matins of Holy Saturday.  "In a grave they laid Thee . . . Right it is indeed . . . Every generation chanteth hymns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Three Great Hierarchs, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The 2 Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing the praises . . . O Father, Son and Spirit . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-2nd/3rd & Theotokion

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . Since thou didst live the Angels' life . . . O thou good hope of all the world . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Make thou ready, Bethlehem, prepare thyself, O little cave . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At the evening of thy life . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on December 10th for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thy fair-spoken discourse . . . ."

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