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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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.

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