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Palm Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

In One Moment (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 1.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."  Updated 3/26/19.

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

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, for St. John Climacus, Tone/Mode 1.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."  Updated 3/25/2020.

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now (repeat) . . . Have mercy on me, O God, . . . Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.   "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."  Updated 3/27/2020.

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

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

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Moses received the law in a period of abstinence . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

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