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Pascha-4-Matins, The Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete Canon of Pascha, with Hiermoi, Troparia & Katavasia.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These praises are sung for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All of creation rejoiceth in thy conception today . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The great Forerunner's glorious conception now declareth . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros:  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of thy Prophet . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O Christ-Proclaiming Prophet . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Synaxis of the Archangels (Nov 8)

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 1/22/18.

Archangels, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Chief Commander, great Michael, we praise thee faithfully . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

Archangels, 2nd/3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Hearken ye women."  "Ineffably enkindled with the light-transcending Trinity's divine resplendence . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Marshal passing glorious . . . ."

Archangels, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the First Exaposteilarion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Our God and Maker showed thee forth . . . ."

Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  It is also sung as the "Both now" at "O Lord, I have cried" on August 1st for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross.  "Thy precious Cross, which Moses prefigured in himself of old . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/26/18.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

This Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Christ, by inquiring three times, Peter lovest thou me? . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on Thursdays, Bright Monday, Pentecost, and for the Apostles.  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) & Both Now at the Praises (June 29th)

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

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

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

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

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

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Aposticha-Glory-Both Now

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

This is the music for the Aposticha, the Glory & Theotokion at Vespers for Ss. Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O glorious Apostle Paul, who can describe thy bondage . . . Glory . . . Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . Both now . . . Thou art the true vine . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (and Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers and may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

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