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Christopher Holwey

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Constantine & Helen, May 21st.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "We went through fire and water, and Thou didst bring us out into refreshment."

Prokeimenon-Triodion, Let Israel hope in the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is from the Lenten Triodion season:  "Let Israel hope in the Lord, henceforth and forevermore."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is also a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the specific text to fit the special melody and Prosomoion "Thy confession," as done in the Antiochian Patriarchate, matching the chant version.  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the Second Canon

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

This is the Ninth Ode of the Second Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the First Canon

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

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode (both canons)

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

This is the complete 9th Ode of both Canons 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 a living temple of God . . . Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thou art a priest forever

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins):  "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st.  "O ye silver-hating, wonder-working Saints . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros.  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I Shall Proclaim Thy Name

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, usually for Feasts of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Precious in the Sight of the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint(s)."  Updated 12/12/17.

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Wondrous is God In His Saints

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

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

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

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

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/15/17.

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Matins on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Innocent-Apostle to the Americas, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for St. Innocent, Apostle to the Americas, October 6th.  "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

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