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Byzantine Tone 4

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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