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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katavasia-1st 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 1st Canon that is sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A strange and marvellous mystery . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the Katavasiae of the 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, sung for the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th.  "Christ is born, give ye glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/29/2020.

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Nov 22)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on November 22nd for the After-Feast of the Exaposteilarion of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The heifer free of every stain . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung at Orthros for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As ye in former times preserved the woman . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Kathisma at Orthros

This is the Kathisma chanted at Orthros (Matins) for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, November 12th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Taking on thee the merciful mind of love . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

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

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I see thy bridal chamber."  "Today is truly illumined . . . Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are the Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions . . . Have mercy . . . Rising in distant Syria . . . ."  The music is in Western & and Byzantine notation. 

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "From my youth up . . . Precious in the sight . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kathismata

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November:  1) Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "In word, in deed, in thought . . . Unweded mother Virgin . . . ."  2) Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "Bearing thy cross from youth . . .  Awed by the beauty . . . ."  3) Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "As a model of vigilance . . . O all-pure and full of grace . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation."  Updated 10/31/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Apolytikion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Apolytikion sung for our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou art champion of the one true faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 11/3/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Thy Son Hath Willingly Suffered For Us

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-theotokion, is sung at Vesper and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  Thy Son hath willingly suffered for us . . . ."

Galaction, Kathisma

This is the Kathisma sung at Orthros/Matins for the Holy Martyr Galaction, November 5th, Prosomoion "Be thou quick to anticipate."  "With struggles and prayers . . . ."

Abercius the Wonderworker, Kathisma at Orthros/Matins

This is the Kathisma sung at Matins (Orthros) for St. Abercius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hieropolis and Equal-to-the-Apostles, October 22nd, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "By the working of God, thou wast girt about . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When She Beheld With Grief Untold

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross is sung during Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "When she beheld with grief untold . . . ."

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (C. Karam)

This is the Resurrectional Theotokion sung after the Apolytikia in Tone 5, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "O impassible gate of the Lord, do thou rejoice . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion (Tone 5)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion in Tone 5 for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Father Jacob, the glorious . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O ye lovers of the martyrs . . . O Theotokos, who didst give birth to the Creator . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Kontakion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This Kontakion is sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "To thee, the Champion Leader."  It is usually read in Orthros as a part of the Canon or sung in Liturgy when it falls on a weekday.  "O righteous Jacob, in the contest thou wast uplifted . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Prizewinner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy, on me . . . The remembrance of death . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the music for the Anabathmoi & Prokeimenon in Orthros/Matins for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "From my youth up . . . Ye who hate Zion . . . Glory . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . Both now . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Kathismata in Orthros/Matins

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 3 Kathismata and Theotokia sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, during Orthros/Matins.  First Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "O Jacob most adored . . . O Mother undefiled . . . ."  Second Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  O our Father Jacob . . . O pure Virgin, spotless Maid . . . ."  Third Kathisma:  Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Thou, O Jacob, didst carry thy cross . . . By conceiving the Wisdom . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), What A Sword Pierced Through Thy Heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung in Vespers and Orthros/Matins, "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Euthymius the Great, Kathisma in Orthros/Matins

This is the Kathisma sung in Orthros/Matins for Our Righteous Father Euthymius the Great, January 20th and October 15th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the Wisdom."  "Taking on thee the poverty borne by Him . . . ."  Updated 10/9/

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