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Christopher Holwey

Saturday of Souls, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Saturday of Souls

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, and the Saturday after Ascension.  "I weep and I wail."  (Simpler version.)

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Apolytikion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, and also on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."   Updated 4/16/19.

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Prodigal Son Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season. "Let us flee the Pharisee's conceited vaunting . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."  Updated on 8//2020 with a 2nd version by Chadi.

Pentecost, Prokeimenon in Orthros

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

Sung before the Orthros Gospel, on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."  Updated 11/19/18.

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Thy good spirit shall lead me into the land of uprightness; Matins; Matins Gospel Prokeimenon for Pentecost

Byzantine Guide to the Tones

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An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant.  Updated 8/30/18.

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

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O Lord God the woman who had fallen into many sins; Matins for Holy Wednesday; Bridegroom Matins for Holy Wednesday; Hymn of Kassiani

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the standard text for a venerable & monastic bishop.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired John, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Cherubic Hymn

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Cherubic Hymns

Convention music-13H.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale, Updated on 7/12/19 with the new ending, which is not reflected in the audio file.

Dismissal (from Vespers)

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Dismissals

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46B

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th.  "Thy righteous acts have manifested thee to thy flock as a model of faith . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This Apolytikion is sung on June 29th and 30th, for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (choral)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This Apolytikion is the choral version sung on June 29th and 30th for Ss. Peter & Paul; Convention music-8C.  "O foremost in the ranks of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

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