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Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This Glory & Both now are sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "The time cometh which is the beginning of spiritual struggles . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

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

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "I picture that day and that hour..." and Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Verily, Daniel the Prophet..."

Alleluia in Lent

This Alleluia replaces "God is the Lord" during Orthros/Matins on weekdays during the Lenten season.

Saturday of Souls, Evlogitaria

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Saturday of Souls

These Evlogitaria are from the Funeral Service, and are sung at Orthros (Matins) on Saturday of Souls and Meat Fare Saturday.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy statutes.  The Choir of the Saints have found the Fountain of Life and the Door of Paradise . . . ."

Lord, have mercy (10x4)

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, during the Triodion.  "O Good Father, I have withdrawn from thee . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, during the Triodion.  "O Lord, thou didst reproach the Pharisee . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Triodion.

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These three hymns are sung during the Season of the Triodion, in Orthros as the Post-Gospel hymns after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.  They are in Western & Byzantine notation.  Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode & Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  Updated 2/3/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 5)

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Exaposteilaria

After-feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Fulfilling Thine ineffable economy for us, O Lord . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written law . . . ."  Updated 1/22/19.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Exaposteilarion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, The Original Melody: "While standing in the Temple's courts."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae, Magnifications, 9th Ode complete

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These are the Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, the Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun of old . . . That which came to pass in thee . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated with new order of Magnifications, single line, Heirmos & Troparia, 12/31/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Apolytikion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A brightly beaming pair of Saints . . . ."

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