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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion-choral

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the harmonized version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of the Theotokos sung on September 8th.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

These are the Festal troparia sung at the Matins Gospel on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."  Updated 1/8/18.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotkos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Apolytikion is sung on September 8th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These stichera are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Thou who was rightly named Merciful in All Things . . . ."  Updated 7/8/18.

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ." Updated 6/30/19 (sung with A-flat).

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 7/31/18, with isson and corrected responses.

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

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