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Theotokion, Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O how great Thy goodness is

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O how great Thy goodness is, O Lord . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth . . . ."

Meletios-Archbishop of Antioch the Great, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "In all resplendent brightness . . . ."

Theotokion, As I voyage upon the sea

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As I voyage upon the sea . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These Praises are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Jan 27)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Queen of Cities, leap for joy . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros (Matins) for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th.  It is also sung on June 24th for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  "For thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/23/19.

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

These exaposteilaria & theotokion are sung for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "God sanctified thee from the womb . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Apolytikion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th.  "Be glad, O barren one . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord-AFTER-FEAST, Exaposteilarion (Jan 13)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 13th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "A day of never-ending light . . . ."

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

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."

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

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Why, O Baptist John, dost thou doubt the dispensation . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Doxastika (Glory & Both now) at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Glory & Both now for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Minist'ring with trembling and fear unto his Master . . . ."

Theopemptos & Theonas-Paramon of Theophany, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These two Exaposteilaria are for the Martyrs Theopemptos, Bishop of Nicomedia and Theonas; and for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Much strength amidst thy torments . . . ."

Polyeleos-Abridged (Short)

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This is a shorter version of Psalm 134 when sung during Orthros (Matins) on various feast days.  "O ye servants, praise the Lord. Alleluia . . . ."

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is also a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the specific text to fit the special melody and Prosomoion "Thy confession," as done in the Antiochian Patriarchate, matching the chant version.  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T7

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Matins, Kazan Byzantine Project

This is the Theotokion at the Praises sung at Orthros following the Glory (Doxastikon).  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at the Praises

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come, with faith let us all celebrate . . . ."

Barbara the Great Martyr, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is for the Great Martry Barbara, December 4th.  "Let us honor Saint Barbara . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Glory & Both now at the Praises

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for Our Father Bishop Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise. Let us be happy in the feast . . . Both now . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the virgin Mother . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear . . . ."

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