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Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "O all ye brethren, come before the end . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These 3 are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou Who, as God, hast power . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Savior, as the Friend of man . . . O Mary, Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Exaposteilarion

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These exaposteilaria are sung for the Martyr Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Rejoice, O people, on this day . . . Ye earnestly fought the good fight . . . ."   Updated 1/28/2023.

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, First Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

This is the first of two Apolytikia sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th.  "With patience, I waited patiently for the Lord . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Isaac the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "He that thundered on Sinai with saving laws for man . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Out of Paradise, a river floweth . . . ."

Clement-Bishop of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Like the divine Apostle Paul . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Glory ... Today the living Temple of the great King ... Both now ... (same) ... Have mercy ... Today the Theotokos, the Temple that is to hold God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, GBN (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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

This is the chant version of the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin without blemish . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Praises (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (2nd Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that disdained things below . . . ."  Updated 11/28/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th:  1st Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O Father Sabbas wise in God . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Let all the desert make merry . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Stephen the New, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable-Martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Thou didst shame as atheists . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), My Christ, When She Beheld Thee

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-theotokion) at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "The power of thy cross."  "My Christ, when she beheld Thee raised up . . . ."  Updated 6/26/2022.

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Theodore the Studite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Theodore the Studite, November 11th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore . . . ."  (Guide of Orthodoxy.)

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The Ewe-lamb and Lady Free of Blame

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-theotokion) at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The Ewe-lamb and Lady free of blame . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for the Venerable Lazarus the Wonderworker of Magnesia, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Come, all ye ranks of monastics and feast-lovers . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Lazarus the Wonderworker of Magnesia, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Maker consecrated thee . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Theotokion, Save Me, O Blameless Mother of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoioin "Rejoice."  "Save me, O blameless Mother of God . . . ."  Update 11/5/2022.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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

This Apolytikion is for the St. Thekla, the Proto-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  The text is arranged by Emily Lowe, from the original text of Fr. John Namie.  "Glorious Thekla, thou, companion of Paul . . . ."

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