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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kathismata in Orthros

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

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  First & Second Kathisma, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "Let Angels' ho-ly choirs be amazed . . . While on the holy throne . . . ."  Third Kathisma, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "God most pure partaketh of purifications of the Law . . . ."

Theotokion, All Those Who With Faith

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Horologion, and is sung at the Small Paraklesis when out of the Dormition Fast, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "All those who with faith flee unto thee . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Father Benedict of Nursia, March 14th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Gregory of Nyssa, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for Our Father Among the Saints Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, January 10th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Let us all chant songs and hymns . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 2)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 2 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Today the Master boweth His neck . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 1)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full Double Canon)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Magnifications & Troparia, sung on January 1st, 6th, & 14th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . .

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Ode 9)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Magnifications & Katavasiae of the 9th Ode for Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 1st, 6th, & 14th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; Canon 1 is in Tone 2 (hard chromatic scale) and Canon 2 is in Tone 6 (soft chromatic scale), with the verse in hard chromatic.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katavasiae of both Canon 1 & Canon 2 for Odes 1-8 for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 1, 6, & 14th.  "The Lord mighty in wars . . . Israel walketh the sea's unsettle surging . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; Canon 1 is in Tone 2 (hard chromatic scale) and Canon 2 is in Tone 6 (soft chromatic scale).

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from December 27th to the 30th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth. . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation; magnification sung in Tone 2 (hard chromatic) and troparion sung in Tone 6 (soft chromatic).

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Israel walketh the sea's unsettled surgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation, sung in Tone 6 (soft chromatic).

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon that is sung for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation, sung in Tone 2 (hard chromatic).  Updated 12/30/2020.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katavasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katavasiae of the 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "The Lord, mighty in wars . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation, sung in Tone 2 (hard chromatic scale). 

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory at the Praises

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Glory at the Praises sung at Matins for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 26-31, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/29/2020.

Obadiah (Abdias), Kathisma in Orthros (Matins)

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This Kathisma is sung for the Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), November 19th, Prosomoion "The soliders standing guard."  "With mind made very bright . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for Thy coming on earth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the stichera at the Praises for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O ye righteous . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . All things are filled with joy today . . . Both now . . . All things . . . Have mercy on me . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Apolytikion

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Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous (Dec 12th)

This Apolytikion is sung on December 12th for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous.  "Thou wast shown forth as a champion . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Full Double Canon)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Nativity of Christ, Magnifications & Troparia, sung on December 25th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/12/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Ode 9)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Magnifications & Katavasiae of the 9th Ode for Canon 1 & Canon 2 for the Nativity of Christ, sung on December 25th, 26th & 31st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/14/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of both Canon 1 & Canon 2 for Odes 1-8 for the Nativity of Christ, sung on December 25th, 26 & 31st.  "Christ is born, give ye glory . . . Working a great wonder . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/14/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Magnification & Katavasia of the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from December 27th to the 30th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Being well content, out of fear . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/13/2020.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Nativity of Christ during its After-feast from December 26-30.  "Working a great wonder . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/13/2020.

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