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Lent-1st Saturday of Lent-St. Theodore, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the First Saturday of Lent for St. Theodore, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As we the faithful assemble with one accord today . . . ."

Lent-1st Saturday of Lent-St. Theodore, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the First Saturday of Lent for St. Theodore, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now standing crowned in victory . . . Wishing to call the ruined world back . . . ."

Theotokion, Thee Do All The Angelic Ranks

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thee do all the angelic ranks glorify . . . ."

Theotokion, Do Thou, O All-Hymned One

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Do thou, O all-hymned one, heal my soul . . . ."

Theotokion, O Only Virgin Mother of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O only Virgin Mother of God, thou wast vouchsafed the greatest of gifts . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice thou sun-like chariot

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Rejoice, thou sun-like chariot that hast shone forth the unsetting Sun . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wretch that I am, I disobeyed Thy bidding . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou we were driven from our home of Paradise . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on The Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Lord, as I now bring to mind . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Behold, the day foretold doth come . . . I tremble sore considering . . . ."

Lenten Triodion, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises for the Departed (Tone 2)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the Departed, taken from the Martyrica in the appendix of the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou, by Thine own life-engend'ring death . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "O all ye brethren, come before the end . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These 3 are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou Who, as God, hast power . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Savior, as the Friend of man . . . O Mary, Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This exaposteilarion is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Ye earnestly fought the good fight . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th.  "With patience, I waited patiently for the Lord . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Isaac the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "He that thundered on Sinai with saving laws for man . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Out of Paradise, a river floweth . . . ."

Clement-Bishop of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Like the divine Apostle Paul . . . ."

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 are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Glory ... Today the living Temple of the great King ... Both now ... (same) ... Have mercy ... Today the Theotokos, the Temple that is to hold God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, GBN (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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

This is the chant version of the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin without blemish . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Praises (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (2nd Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that disdained things below . . . ."  Updated 11/28/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th:  1st Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O Father Sabbas wise in God . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Let all the desert make merry . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Stephen the New, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable-Martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Thou didst shame as atheists . . . ."

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