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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 4-The Lamentations

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Lamentations are sung on Holy Friday night for the Matins of Holy Saturday.  "In a grave they laid Thee . . . Right it is indeed . . . Every generation chanteth hymns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/26/2020.

Pascha, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Exaposteilarion of Pascha, sung throughout the Paschal season.  "When thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal . . . ."

George, Festal troparia after Psalm 50

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These are the festal troparia sung after the reading of the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the victory-clad George . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the whole universe is illuminated . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is revealed the mystery that is from eternity . . . ."   Updated 3/25/18.

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine versions.  Update IN PROGRESS!! 

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Exaposteilarion (March 24)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As gifts for thy Prefestival, O Maid most pure . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Second Sunday in Lent.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/10/2020.  (Click on "Listen" to hear it being sung by Chadi.)

Hymn of Kassiani

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha of the Praises for Holy Wednesday Orthros (sung on Holy Tuesday night).  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/30/18.

Annunciation, Ninth Ode with Magnifications

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Proclaim, O earth . . . The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, There will I make to spring forth

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, "There will I make to spring forth a horn for David; I have prepared a lamp for my Christ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on February 24th for the 1st and 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-sacred head hath opened wide the gateways of abstinence . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on February 24th for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thy precious head is risen up from the earth's secret hollows . . . ."  Updated 1/25/19.

Theodore the Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  It is also sung on his Feast day of February 17th.  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the 1st and 2nd Discovery of John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 8)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Holding all in His hand as Maker and Creator . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war and an athlete of noble mind . . . ."

Theodore the General, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O thou Great Martyr Theodore, our Christ's renowned commander . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th.  "Verily, we celebrate the memory of thy Prophet Zachariah . . . ."

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 6)

The Stichera & Glory/Both now for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day is carried as an infant . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna and After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, Exaposteilaria (Feb 6)

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung for ourRighteous Father Boukolos & the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meetng) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Driving off every heresy as though it were a wild beast . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Gather together with fervor, ye children of Greece . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)  Updated text on 2/5/19.

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Divinely kindled with the flame . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)  Updated 1/22/19.

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