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Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by the Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), September 6th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Virginity is alien to mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Eustathios, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion of the Cross

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, and the Theotokion of the Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "Forsaking this world's vain delights . . . In thee we take heart manfully . . . ."

Kallistratos and those with him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Kallistratos and the 49 Martyrs with him, September 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Martyr and athlete Kallistratos . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou wast called by God above and not by man . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 20th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "When He took thee."  "When the God-seer Moses long ago . . . ."

Michael the Archangel-Miracle in Colossae, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

On September 6th we chant this Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae.  "All ye, the race of mankind, come . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Standing before Almighty God in glory . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O godly Phocas, with thy sacred words didst thou cast down . . . ."

Quadratos of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being illumined in soul with the beams of heavenly grace . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 1st Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Most-holy Theotokos, save us, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/22/19.

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Thekla, thou beautiful virgin, first among martyrs of Christ . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) to be sung at the Aposticha for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Apotle, First of martyrs, thou didst trample on the attacks of the lions . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, September 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Seeing a dreadful spectacle, the unbelievers were amazed  . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated on 9/13/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

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