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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 . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasia-Ode 9

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

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "O Theotokos . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

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

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "The sun of old passed over the depth of the tempest . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (Second canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of the super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (Second canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae, Odes 1-8 of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Exaposteilaria

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, Prosomion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Father, thou didst circumcise thy soul's uncircumcision . . . Now He that hath fulfilled the Law . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Exaposteilarion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "In the Jordan River's streams . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Third Kathisma

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Third Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The streams of the Jordan River . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Second Kathisma

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Second Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "River Jordan, what hast thou beheld . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Kathisma

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

First Kathisma for Theophany, January 6th, Prosomoion "Awed by thy beauty."  "At Thine Epiphany in Jordan's streams, O Christ . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that without division or change . . . ."  Updated 12/20/18

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Now the Lord of all that is . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Original melody/automelon of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kathismata

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Kathismata for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Come, ye faithful let us see where Christ the Savior hath been born . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are the Stichera at the Praises for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "O the untold myst'ries, transcending understanding . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity and St. Eugenia, December 24th, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Dwelling in light beyond approach . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Aposticha of the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Thou art become the house of Him that fashioned all things . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (and Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers and may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Zion, thou sacred city of God . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

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