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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.

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of both Canons

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canons 1 & 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . He once slow of tongue, in divine darkness covered . . . ." in alternating fashion.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/8/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 2 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 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.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He once slow of tongue in divine darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 1 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 1 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/31/2020.

Ascension, Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

 This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.   "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notations.

Ascension, Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 from the 2nd Canon for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and also for Pentecost Sunday and Holy Spirit Monday.  "He once slow of tongue, in divind darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Ascension, 9th Ode of the Canon (Full-Double Canon)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Full Ninth Ode of the Feast of Ascension, Both Canons.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . Beholding the ascent of the Master . . . Rejoice, O Queen . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This Glory is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the 5th Sunday of Pascha.  "The Well-spring of the principle of life, Jesus . . . ."  Updated 5/17/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Mid-Pentecost.  "Having been enlightened by the Resurrection of Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/12/2020.

Blind Man Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Who can tell of Thy mighty works, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Thou who art God's Mother . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "To our Savior and God, Who led His people dry shod . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Paralytic Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 4th Sunday of Pascha.  "O Lord, the paralytic was not healed by the pool . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/10/2020.

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