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Byzantine Tone 4

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (choral)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This Apolytikion is the choral version sung on June 29th and 30th for Ss. Peter & Paul; Convention music-8C.  "O foremost in the ranks of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Forefeast of Theophany, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Zebulon, and prepare, O Nephtali . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on September 7th for the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."  Updated 11/13/17, and with recording.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "Be thou ready Bethlehem, Eden hath been opened unto all . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on August 14th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Come forward, O ye people . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "The river Jordan receded of old . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate on December 24th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "As the fruit of David's seed Mary was registered of old . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) of the Feast of Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25, Tone/Mode 4; Audio mp3 available.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Elias, July 20th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The incarnate Angel and the Prophets' summit and boast . . . ."

Martyr - For a woman, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; Special melody:  "Joseph was amazed" (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."  Updated 7/10/18.

Martyr(s) - For a man, Troparion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord . . . ."  (Or, "Thy martyrs, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

Joseph was amazed, Original melody

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Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany) sung from January 2nd - 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jorday River . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion sung on August 14th.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the Immaterial Spirit . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion sung on March 24. Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice . . . ." Updated 1/21/17.

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday.  Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "O pure Virgin, the Church joyously celebrates . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Kontakion is sung from September 14-21, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."  Updated 8/30/17.

Great Doxology - Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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