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Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."  Updated 3/25/2020.

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, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Aposticha & Glory/Both

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

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

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

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

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."  Updated 3/23/2022.

Holy Fathers Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

Nikephoros-Translation of relics, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the evening of March 12th (for the 13th), with the prosomion "A strange wonder," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Putting the passions in servitude . . . ."

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Menaion - 03 March

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service). In English & Greek. "I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison. "Inni ana abdouki . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."  Update 3/22/2021.

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 . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Verily I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

O Earth, The Tidings Glad Pronounce

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Paraliturgical Music

For Annunciation

Let Ev'ry Mortal Born On Earth

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For Annunciation

Gabriel Came To You

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For Annunciation

From Heaven Gabriel Cried To Her

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Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) of the Feast of Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25, Tone/Mode 4; Audio mp3 available.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Prefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion sung on March 24. Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice . . . ." Updated 1/21/17.

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