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Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Moses the Ethiopian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou with thy sword of godly prayer . . . ."

Moses the Ethiopian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Moses the Ethiopian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "When Moses the nototorious wisely abandoned every worldly pleasure . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion (Aug 14)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the Immaterial Spirit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises (Aug 14)

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "At an almighty beck, the band of Christ's disciples . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 14)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As we with love keep festival . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasia Ode 9 (Aug 14)

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Katavasiae

This is the Katabasia for the 9th Ode for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th.  "Let all the earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy Dormition . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasiae Odes 1-8 (Aug 14)

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Katavasiae

These are the Katabasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th.  "I shall open my mouth . . . to sing of her Dormition . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Aug 14)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "In faith, O ye people, leap for joy . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 14)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 11th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, wishing to transform the nature come from Adam . . . ."

Euplos of Catania in Sicily, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr and Archdeacon Euplos of Catania in Sicily, August 11th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Euplos, every while of the evil-minded enemy . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 7th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Before Thy venerable Cross and willing Passion . . . ."

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.

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