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September

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."  Updated 8/17/2023.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

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.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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

Her Feast Day is September 24th.  This version is from the Antiochian Village.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."  Updated 8/19/2022.

Menaion - 09 September

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for September. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 9/14/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death befell the human race . . . ."

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Magnify O my soul the Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Megalynarion for the Exaltation of the Cross

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - chant

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  Updated 9/3/14. This version is in Western notation.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death befell the human race . . . ."

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - choral

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast. Choral version.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death which befell all mankind . . . ."

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 8th and September 26th. "O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."

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

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) 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.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

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Verily Moses having struck with his rod; Matins; Katavasies for the Cross; Summer Katavasies

Forefeast of the Cross, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th.  "We offer thee in mediation . . . ."

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Chariton the Confessor, Apolytikion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

"The barren wilderness..."  Feast day is September 28th.  Updated 1/3/7.

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Troparion is sung on September 14th, the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and August 1st: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

This may be sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Russian melody.

Before Thy Cross, Hierarchical

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Before Thy Cross

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  "Before thy Cross, we bow down in worship . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross Series

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8//2020.  (The magnification for the Megalynarion has been removed.)

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8/25/17.

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