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Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by the Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), September 6th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Marcian & Martyrios, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Martyrs Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries, October 25th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Marcian and wise Martyrios, contending well in contest . . . ."

Eothinon 01, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the First Eothinon (Matins Gospel).  "As the disciples were hastening to the mountain . . . ."

Eustathios, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion of the Cross

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, and the Theotokion of the Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "Forsaking this world's vain delights . . . In thee we take heart manfully . . . ."

Michael the Archangel-Miracle in Colossae, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

On September 6th we chant this Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae.  "All ye, the race of mankind, come . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Troparion sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . When the translation of thine immaculate tabernacle . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.    "At thy deathless Dormition, O Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/10/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Christ took Peter, James, and John into a high mountain . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6th.  "Thy childbirth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Ninth Ode-Full

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Full Ninth Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Thy child-birth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "The choirs of Israel passed dry-shod . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The senseless and iniquitous King Herod . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion (Aug 9)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 9th for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Before Thy Cross, O Sovereign Lord, taking Thy chief disciples . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises for the Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Proto-Martyr and Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As an earthly angel, now the first of Martyrs is lifted up . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Translation of the Relics for Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The most elect and foremost of all the Deacons . . . The ranks on high stand trembling . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral arrangement of the Exaposteilarion sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Down from heaven's holy height . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (chant)

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

The Apolytikion sung for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyricus & Julitta, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Martyrs Cyricus & his Mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Blessed Julitta, Christ God's rational ewe-lamb . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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

This is the Glory (Doxastikion) sung at the Praises for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "The most solemn festival of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 7/7/2020.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Fathers, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Holy Fathers, on the Sunday after Ascension (of the 1st Ecumenical Council), on the Sunday during July 13-19 (of the 4th Ecum. Council), and on the Sunday during October 11-17 (of the 7th Ecum. Council). 

Theotokion, Let us blow the trumpets of praise

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung throughout the year, in Tone 5.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise . . . ."  Updated 6/23/2020.

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Praises

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of the Heavens . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Exaposteilarion

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Gather together, skip for joy, in gladness keep the festival . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Apolytikion

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

This Apolytikion is sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Ye hosts of the Fathers of Mount Athos gather today . . . ."

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of Canon 2

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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