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After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 21)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition on August 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Unto Gethsemane, the band of Christ's disciples . . . ."

Bassa the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Bassa of Edessa, August 21st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Longing after martyrdom, O lauded Bassa . . . ."

Thaddaeus of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus of the Sevently, August 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Holding converse with that highest Light . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion (Aug 8)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Before Thy Cross, O Sovereign Lord, taking Thy chief disciples . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 8)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O this day, Thou madest manifest Thy Godhead . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Troparion sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . When the translation of thine immaculate tabernacle . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.    "At thy deathless Dormition, O Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/10/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Now the unheard-of is heard . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Christ took Peter, James, and John into a high mountain . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Today upon Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Prefiguring Thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6th.  "Thy childbirth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Ninth Ode-Full

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Full Ninth Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Thy child-birth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "The choirs of Israel passed dry-shod . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The senseless and iniquitous King Herod . . . ."

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Alexander, Paul the New and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, August 30th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Since thou wast a shepherd of the Church . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O prophet, Forerunner and incarnate angel . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion (Aug 9)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 9th for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Before Thy Cross, O Sovereign Lord, taking Thy chief disciples . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today while keeping the festival of the glorious holy Transfiguration . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises for the Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Proto-Martyr and Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As an earthly angel, now the first of Martyrs is lifted up . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Translation of the Relics for Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The most elect and foremost of all the Deacons . . . The ranks on high stand trembling . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Full 9th Ode with double canon for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  This is only sung on the feast itself and its leave-taking, August 23rd.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . Beholding the Dormition of the Virgin . . . Let every earth-born man upleap in the spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katavasia of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  They are sung from August 15-23.  "Adorned in varied colors with divine glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/6/19.

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