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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Quenching the passions' raging flame . . . ."

Theotokion, We Know The Word of the Father

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Wednesday Vespers, and Thursday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone/Mode 4.  "We know the Word of the Father, even Christ our God . . . ."

Theotokion, When She Who Bare The Lamb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Tuesday Vespers, and at Wednesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "When she who bare the Lamb and Shepherd and Savior . . . ."

Theotokion, We Have Become Partakers

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion sung at Monday Vespers, and Tuesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 2/Second Mode.  "We have become partakers of the Divine Nature through thee . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of Our Righteous Mother Xenia of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "In thee, O wandering stranger . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Clement of Ancyra, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd.  "Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, With The Firm Rod

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With the firm rod of thy holy protection . . . ."

Theotokion, The Mortal-Slaying Dragon

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "The mortal-slaying dragon maketh war aginst me . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "On this day the souls of the earth-born . . . On this day Christ is brought as a babe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Thou Who hast been well pleased to recline today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Ninth Ode (Full)

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Full 9th Ode with beginning Magnifications, Heirmos, Troparia & Katavasia, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "That which came to pass in thee . . . In the shadow and letter of the Lord . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode, with its Magnification, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Theotokos, thou hope of all Christians . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These are the Katavasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun once shown on dry land . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/19/2020.

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, from the music of St. Anthony's Monastery.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Withdrawing to the deserts . . . In thy most might shelter . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being divinely illumined with the Divine Spirit's light . . . ."  Updated 12/18/19.

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Like Moses and like David . . . ."  And Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "With miracle and many signs . . . O Maiden all immaculate . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (First Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (First Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Jan 5)

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Praises

These are sung as the Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, and are also sung as the Praises when January 5th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/11/19.

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "From Christ our God didst thou receive . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou as a shepherd broughtest droves of believers . . . O thou all-holy Maiden . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Being comely adorned in thy sacred priestly robes . . . ."

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