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Byzantine Tone 2

George, Stichera at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."  Updated 3/26/18.

George, Exaposteilarion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion, April 3rd, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the Word, thou wast shown forth . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thou didst sever with the sword of abstinence . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now (repeat) . . . Have mercy on me, O God, . . . Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "O ye who have passed from evil doctrine to true worship . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "The grace of truth hath shone . . . ."

Forgiveness Theotokion

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Forgiveness Evening Vespers, Tone/Mode 2.  "O Mother of the high God, O righteous one, . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera at "O Lord I have cried" are sung on Forgiveness Sunday night, after the 4 Penitential stichera, Tone/Mode 2.  "Let us all hasten . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the hymn sung at the Glory of "Lord I have cried" on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "O what goodly things have I, wretched one, denied myself . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 5)

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Exaposteilaria

After-feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Fulfilling Thine ineffable economy for us, O Lord . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A brightly beaming pair of Saints . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Paul of Thebes-the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15th, Prosomoion, "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (Second canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of the super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae, Odes 1-8 of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

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

Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity and St. Eugenia, December 24th, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Dwelling in light beyond approach . . . ."

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