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Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Martyrs & Departed, Apolytikion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

These Apolytikia for the Martyrs & the Departed and the Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."  Updated 7/16/18.

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ." Updated 6/30/19 (sung with A-flat).

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Nature and time have been made new . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on Thursdays, Bright Monday, Pentecost, and for the Apostles.  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) & Both Now at the Praises (June 29th)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

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