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Byzantine Tone 4

Rejoice, O Queen (chant)

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Katavasiae

This is the 9th Katabatsia of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, also sung on Pentecost and Monday of the Holy Spirit.  "Rejoice, O Queen, pride of virgins and mothers . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Christ God hath revealed to us thy truly ven'rable head . . . ."

Vincent of Lerins, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on May 24th for St. Vincent of Lerins, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With wisdom hast thou made plain to all . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Thursday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."  Updated 5/25/19.

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoin "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius, May 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This is the complete Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, with the Hiermos and Troparia of each Ode.  "I shall open my mouth and it will be filled with the Spirit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion (March 24)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Kontakion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Nikon & his 199 Disciples, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Nikon and his 199 Disciples, March 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the bridle of abstinence . . . ."

Patrick-Enlightener of Ireland, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Patrick, bishop of Armagh and enlightener of Ireland, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not in worldly strength and wisdom . . . ."

Eudokia-Venerable-martyr of Heliopolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable-martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis, March 1st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "First thou firmly strovest in ascetic toils and didst wither up . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th (taken from the Annunciation).  "In the sixth month the archangel was sent to the pure Virgin . . . ."

Annunciation, Ninth Ode with Magnifications

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Proclaim, O earth . . . The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is the Annunciation, the celebration of the Virgin . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Chrysanthos and Daria, March 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When thou wast vouchsafed the brightness of divine knowledge inwardly . . . ."

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, March 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the foreknowledge of our God . . . ."

Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, February 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O ye illustrious Martyrs of the Most High . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, There will I make to spring forth

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, "There will I make to spring forth a horn for David; I have prepared a lamp for my Christ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on February 24th for the 1st and 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-sacred head hath opened wide the gateways of abstinence . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the 1st and 2nd Discovery of John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war and an athlete of noble mind . . . ."

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

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