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Pascha-5-Matins, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Exaposteilarion sung during the Paschal season.  "When Thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-1-Midnight Office, Resurrectional Apolytikion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrectional Apolytikion sung at the end of the Midnight Office on Pascha night.  "When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

George of Mount Maleon, 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 George of Mount Maleon, April 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Being dedicated fervently and wholly united with all thy soul . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Praises are sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Today the grave holdeth Him Who holdeth creation in the palm of His hand . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung at the Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Prosomoion "Thou soughtest the heights (Seeing things on high)."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises for Lazarus Saturday Matins.  "Glory . . . A great and marvelous miracle . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, Joy of all that sorrow art thou

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Horologion, and is sung on Monday & Wedneday nights in Great Compline, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Joy of all that sorrow art thou . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

The Exaposteilarion of the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let that brave choir of two score men . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, February 14th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Well done, O servant, hast thou heard . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O how great Thy goodness is

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O how great Thy goodness is, O Lord . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the Ewe beheld thee

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung outside of Holy Lent for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the Ewe beheld Thee, her own Lamb . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Kontakion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

This Kontakion is sung for the Veneration of the chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Let us all extol great Peter . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Jan 27)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Queen of Cities, leap for joy . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

These exaposteilaria & theotokion are sung for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "God sanctified thee from the womb . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These stichera are sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "O Christ God, when John saw thee advancing to him . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Praises

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

The Glory & Both now at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the all-blameless Virgin is presented in the temple . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

Sung on October 7th for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Bound to each other by their faith and brotherly affection . . . ."

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.

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