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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, on August 1, August 6-13, and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

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

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 7-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/25/18.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Praises for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love which thou didst have for thy Christ . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Stavrotheotokion

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

This is the Exaposteilarion & Stavro-Theotokion for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Being, O wise Apostle John, the Son of Thunder . . . Standing before thy Master's Cross . . . ."`x`

Theotokion, O pure Virgin, bedew my mind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion from the Menaion may be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin, bedew my mind . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These praises are sung for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All of creation rejoiceth in thy conception today . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The great Forerunner's glorious conception now declareth . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed & After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 16th for the Great-martyr, the All-famed Euphemia and the After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Receiving from the Fathers the definition of Orthodoxy . . .  The Cross of Christ is truly the world's salvation . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion for September 9th

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam, be made new again . . . ."

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Upon the milk of does . . . The most deceiful enemy . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of & St Simeon the Stylite, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 1st for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year) and for St. Simeon the Stylite, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O God of gods and Lord of all . . . Thy brightly beaming way of life . . . Since Thou art God, the Fashioner . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These troparia and Idiomelon are sung after Psalm 50 on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "This day we go forth to welcome the bright and glorious Transfiguration . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "We who most ardently desire the glory of God . . . ."

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