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Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises (for Sunday)

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, when November 11th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  (The Patriarchate of Antioch calls for these Aposticha stichera to be sung as the Praises when this day falls on a Sunday.)

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Praises

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

The Glory & Both now at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the all-blameless Virgin is presented in the temple . . . ."

Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion, I alone am caught in sin / What a sword pierced through my heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion from the Menaion:  "I alone am caught in sin . . . ."  & "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the Second Canon

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

This is the Ninth Ode of the Second Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the First Canon

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

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) of St. Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon groweth, death of martyrdom thou didst not dismay . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode (both canons)

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

This is the complete 9th Ode of both Canons for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, Vincent of Spain, and Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As stars adorn the heavens . . . O all-immaculate Maiden . . . For the most holy icons . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Thanksgiving, Apolytikion

This is an Apolytikion for the season of Thanksgiving, sung any time.  "Unoriginate Father, Incarnate Son and Holy Spirit . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Earthquake (October 26th), Apolytikion

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Apolytikion is sung on October 26th for the Earthquake.  "O Thou Who lookest upon the earth . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Seeing thy joy, O Father . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

Sung on October 7th for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Bound to each other by their faith and brotherly affection . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 1st Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Most-holy Theotokos, save us, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/22/19.

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Thekla, thou beautiful virgin, first among martyrs of Christ . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, September 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Seeing a dreadful spectacle, the unbelievers were amazed  . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated instruction on 8/19/19.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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