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Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Martyrs & Departed, Apolytikion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

These Apolytikia for the Martyrs & the Departed and the Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 7/31/18, with isson and corrected responses.

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 9th for Hieromartyr Pankratios, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As he went about throughout the world . . . ."  Updated 6/23/17.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/14/18.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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All Saints Sunday

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2020.

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "O Constantine, the dear and magnified king . . . ."

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia (Choral)

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, which is the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.  Updated 4/26/2020.

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 . . . ."

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