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Byzantine Tone 4

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."  Updated 9/19/2020.

Gregory of Armenia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia.  "Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th.  Updated 9/30/18.

Conception of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Pentecost, Prokeimenon in Orthros

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

Sung before the Orthros Gospel, on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."  Updated 11/19/18.

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Thy good spirit shall lead me into the land of uprightness; Matins; Matins Gospel Prokeimenon for Pentecost

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th.  "Thy righteous acts have manifested thee to thy flock as a model of faith . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

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

This Apolytikion is sung on June 29th and 30th, for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season.  "Let us flee the Pharisee's conceited vaunting . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Kontakion

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha, Prosomion "Thou Who wast raised up."   "O Sovereign Master and Creator of all things . . . ."

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In the midst of the Mosaic feast; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Kontakion for Mid-Pentecost

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 4

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Resurrection

Convention music-6.4

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.

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