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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, on August 1, August 6-13, and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/1/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 7-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxa (Glory/Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th, sung in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles were caught up on all sides . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O ye celestial gates, be opened . . . ."

Floros & Lauros-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Floros & Lauros of Illyria, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Verily, the Saints became as flawless stones . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not a fiery chariot caught thee away . . . ."

Paraklesis-Great, With Music

This is the Great Paraklesis service with text and music combined.  Updated 8/3/18, with isson, corrected responses and typos.

Procession of the Cross, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Antiphons

This Second Antiphon is sung on the Third Sunday in Lent and on August 1st for the Procession of the Cross, with verses.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 7/26/18.

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These troparia and Idiomelon are sung after Psalm 50 on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "Thou didst rebuke kings, O Forerunner of the Savior . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Aposticha for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "On beholding the honorable contest . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

Photios & Anikytos-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Photios & Anikytos, August 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye were not afraid of fire nor of the tools of dismemberment . . . ."

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