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Dr. Frederick Karam

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Ascension, Apolytikion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, choral version.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

Ascension, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

Parayltic Series

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This is the Alleluia & Megalynarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), instead of "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine . . . ."   "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Pascha season.  "O Christ our God, though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  Updated 4/20/17.

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

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