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Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Ode 9 at Orthros

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the 9th Ode for both the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O thou blessed and all-pure one, in whose womb was incarnate . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O Father Basil . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Basil the Great, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on January 1st for St. Basil the Great.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesions of the Bishop Basil . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both Now sung at the Praises for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for thy presence on earth . . . Today Christ is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."  UPdated 11/30/19.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 20-24)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the "Both now" of the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 20th), also sung for the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls from December 20th - 24th.  "Behold, the time of our salvation approacheth . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Rejoice, O honored Prophets . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Praises

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These praises are sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Adam and Eve, rejoice and put aside all sorrow . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for St. Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Through the interecessions of Bishop Nicholas . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Well done, good and faithful servant . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody: "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ." 

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

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