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Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Troparion) of St. John Climacus, Abbot of Sinai and Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is sung on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent and also on his Feast day of March 30th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears . . . ."

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Ignatius of Antioch, Apolytikion

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

The Apolytikion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 6/27/19, with corrected music!

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th.  "When thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor and Stephanie in Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, November 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With songs of praise, let us hymn the steadfast athletes of Christ . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (chant)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, chant version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."  Updated 9/14/2020.

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

This may be sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Russian melody.

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."  Updated 9/19/2020.

Hilarion the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) of the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."  Updated 8/24/18.

Gregory of Armenia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia.  "Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th.  Updated 9/30/18.

Conception of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."  Updated on 8//2020 with a 2nd version by Chadi.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the standard text for a venerable & monastic bishop.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired John, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Dismissal (from Vespers)

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Dismissals

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46B

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

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  Updated 3/12/2020.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th.  "Thy righteous acts have manifested thee to thy flock as a model of faith . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

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

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate on December 24th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "As the fruit of David's seed Mary was registered of old . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Elias, July 20th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The incarnate Angel and the Prophets' summit and boast . . . ."

Litany of Fervent Supplication

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Litanies

Convention music-43A.  Updated 7/27/19.

St. Simeon's Prayer

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Archangelsky, Convention music-45A

St. Simeon's Prayer

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Toensing

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

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Psalms

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