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Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, My mouth shall speak wisdom

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Hiermoi of Ode 9 (Double)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the two Heirmoi of the 9th Ode of both Canons of Theophany (Epiphany), which are also sung as Katabasiae.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . "Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Ode 9 at Orthros

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the 9th Ode for both the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O thou blessed and all-pure one, in whose womb was incarnate . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O Father Basil . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Basil the Great, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on January 1st for St. Basil the Great.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesions of the Bishop Basil . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, The righteous man shall flourish

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/19/18.

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This Glory is sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "The blood, fire and pillars of smoke . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both Now sung at the Praises for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for thy presence on earth . . . Today Christ is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Stephen, the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, on December 27th as well as on August 2nd (Recovery of his sacred relics), Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises (Dec 20)

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

These Praises are for the Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 20th, The Original Melody:  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20)

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

Exaposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Make thou ready, Bethlehem, prepare thyself, O little cave . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call thee, O man of God . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At the evening of thy life . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Prokeimenon sung at Matins on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

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

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

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