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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.

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Seeing thy joy, O Father . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 21st for Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  Prosomoia: "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou in two separate bodies . . . ," and "O ye Apostles from afar."  "Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."

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.  Updated 3/26/2020.

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 . . . ."

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