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Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Exaposteilarion

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Gather together, skip for joy, in gladness keep the festival . . . ."

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 2)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 2, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  

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  • Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Kontakion

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    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

    This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing Women, during the weekday Divine Liturgies.  "When Thou did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Western notation

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    Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

    This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.

    Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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    Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

    This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

    Palm Sunday Matins, 6-Post-Gospel Hymns

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    Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

    These are the troparia sung at Palm Sunday Matins, after the Gospel and Psalm 50, "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/12/2020.

    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

    These are the 2nd & 3rd Apolytikia sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/2020.

    O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

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    O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

    These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

    Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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    Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

    This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

    Theotokion-Carried off by vile and darkened deeds

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Carried off by vile and darkened deeds . . . ."

    Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When he saw thee hanging

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung during Vespers and Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When he saw thee hanging on the Tree . . . ."

    James of Catania, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    This is sung for the Venerable Confessor James, Bishop of Catania, March 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Fleeing from the turmoil of the world . . . ."

    Benedict of Nursia, 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 Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

    Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O Strange Wonder Never Seen Before

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomioin "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder never seen before . . . ."

    Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

    These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."

    Isidore of Pelusium, Exaposteilarion

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    Exaposteilaria

    The Exaposteilarion for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Quenching the passions' raging flame . . . ."

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

    This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

    Theotokion, We Have Become Partakers

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This is the Theotokion sung at Monday Vespers, and Tuesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 2/Second Mode.  "We have become partakers of the Divine Nature through thee . . . ."

    Clement of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    The stichera for The Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took Thee."  "As a branch of Christ, the Vine of Life . . . ."

    Three Great Hierarchs, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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    Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

    This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "On this day the souls of the earth-born . . . On this day Christ is brought as a babe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 12)

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  O ye faithful, come with mind most pure . . . ."

    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (First Canon, Ode 9)

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    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

    This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (First Canon, Odes 1-8)

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    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

    These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

    Gregory the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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    Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

    The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "With godly songs let us acclaim . . . The most deceiful enemy, full of cunning . . . ."

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