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Basil Kazan

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 . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

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

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Praises

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

This Glory and Both at the Praises are sung on the Second Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come, let us all celebrate the anniversary of their memory . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) and Both now at the Praises

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Let us honor the all-wise teacher . . . Both now . . . O Mother of Christ God . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Glory-Have mercy after Psalm 50

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the fight-bearing Demetrios . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Christ God, O wise Martyr Demetrios . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Thy divine and blameless soul, O Demetrios . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Stichera at the Aposticha

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for the Earthquake of 740 A.D. on October 26th.  Although the last two are to be in Tone 6, Kazan wrote all 3 in Tone 2.  "When the earth trembled because of the fear of Thy wrath, O Lord . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung on October 26th for the Earthquake that took place in 740 A.D. and stopped with the help of St. Demetrios and the Theotokos.  "We implore thee, O all-holy Lady . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Glory is sung for the Great Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Today doth the general assembly of the fight-bearing one call us . . . ."

Prokeimenon, for an Apostle or Apostles, at Orthros

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for when an Apostle or the Apostles are being commemorated.  "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Holy Fathers of the Seventh (and 1st) Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha

This Glory and Both now at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, as well as for the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council on the Sunday after the Ascension.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 5/30/19.

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, October 11th-17th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Festal Troparion after Psalm 50

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th)

These troparia are sung after the Matins Gospel and the reading/chanting of Psalm 50.  "Through the intercessions of the Apostles . . . of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

These praises are sung on September 24th for St. Thekla.  "Rejoice, O ye people, for today is prepared the battleground for the struggle . . . ."

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