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Octoechos-Friday Orthros (Matins), Exaposteilaria & Stavro-Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are taken from the Octoechos, and sung at all Friday Orthros (Matins) services, Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "O Cross of Christ . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Orthros (Matins), Exaposteilaria & Stavro-Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are taken from the Octoechos, and sung at all Wednesday Orthros (Matins) services, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With faith we worship and we hymn the weapon . . . ."  Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "O Cross of Christ . . . To them that with heart undoubting . . . ."

Theotokion, Having Conceived the Beginningless

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Having conceived the beginningless . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 8, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are the Aposticha at the Praises sung at Saturday Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou, in Thy kingly authority . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As the spotless Ewe-lamb beheld the Lamb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "As the spotless Ewe-lamb beheld the Lamb . . . ."

Theotokion, Whom Dost Thou Resemble, O Wretched Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

Sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Whom dost thou resemble, O wretched soul . . . ."

Theotokion, O All-Spotless Virgin Undefiled

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O all-spotless Virgin undefiled, who has given birth to the Lord Christ . . . ."

Saba the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. Saba the Sanctified, December 5th, using the Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "All the souls do yearn for thy holy shrine . . . ."

James the Brother of John the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises sung for The Apostle James, the Brother of John the Theologian, son of Zebedee, April 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

James the Brother of John the Theologian, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion sung for the Apostle James, Brother of John the Theologian and son of Zebedee, April 30th, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Word became incarnate in His compassion . . . ."

Christopher the Martyr, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Holy Martyr Christopher, May 9th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Made comely with garments woven from thy ven'rable blood . . . ."

Exaposteilarion of the Bridegroom Matins (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins on the first 3 days of Holy Week, as sung by Metropolitan Ilyas Kurban, in Arabic, with English phonetics. 

Behold the Bridegroom (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Troparion sung on Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday & Tuesday night, during the Bridegroom Matins/Orthros, in Arabic with English phonetics. 

Holy Tuesday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Holy Monday night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Monday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Palm Sunday night, Byzantine notation only.

Holy Week-Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), Alleluia & Apolytikion

This is the Alleluia and Apolytikion sung on the first three nights of Holy Week: Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday night, & Holy Tuesday night, with all 3 endings for each night.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  Updated 4/6/2023.

Theotokion, When I bring to mind my many sins

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When I bring to mind my many sins, bitterly I sigh . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the sun beheld Thee willingly

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "When the sun beheld Thee willingly hanging stretched out on the Cross . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice Thou Praise And Boast Of All The World

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou praise and boast of all the world . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Who Art Sovereign Lady Of All

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Triodion, during Lent, and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou who art Sovereign Lady of all . . . ."

Lent-Saturday Matins (Orthros) for Tone 5, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera from the Triodion are sung in Matins (Orthros) during Lent on Saturday for the Aposticha of the Praises, when it is Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."   "Since Thou art great in mercy . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Katavasia for the 9th Ode for the First Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "An unhewn stone, O Virgin . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the First Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth of the Red Sea . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katavasiae Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 sung on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday.  "Inexplicable is the child-bearing of a seedless conception . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katavasiae Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday.  "He is become a helper and protector . . . ."

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