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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Ninth Ode (Full)

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

This is the Full 9th Ode with beginning Magnifications, Heirmos, Troparia & Katavasia, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "That which came to pass in thee . . . In the shadow and letter of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/9/2020. 

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode, with its Magnification, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Theotokos, thou hope of all Christians . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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

These are the Katavasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun once shown on dry land . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/9/2020.

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, from the music of St. Anthony's Monastery.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Withdrawing to the deserts . . . In thy most might shelter . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being divinely illumined with the Divine Spirit's light . . . ."  Updated 12/18/19.

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Like Moses and like David . . . ."  And Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "With miracle and many signs . . . O Maiden all immaculate . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (First Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (First Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Jan 5)

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Praises

These are sung as the Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, and are also sung as the Praises when January 5th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/11/19.

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "From Christ our God didst thou receive . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou as a shepherd broughtest droves of believers . . . O thou all-holy Maiden . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Being comely adorned in thy sacred priestly robes . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now (Doxa) at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Praises for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today is the day we honor the holy hierarch Raphael . . . Beneath thy compassion we take refuge . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

The Praises for St. Greogory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast made very great . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "With godly songs let us acclaim . . . The most deceiful enemy, full of cunning . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

This is the Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th.  "By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "As the husbandry tilled by Christ . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "While standing the Temple's courts."  "O blessed Trophy-bearer George . . . Salvation in me there is none . . . ."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Akepsimas the glorious and the courageous Joseph . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Praises at Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Safe beneath thy pastoral care . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I behold thy bridal chamber,"  "Today is illumined by the great brilliance . . . ," and Prosomoion "O ye Apostles,"  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Apolytikion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

This is the Apolytikion for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th.  "O wonderworker living in Christ for ever . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Praises

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These Praises are for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What name shall we give thee, O Father John? . . . ."

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