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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.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasia (Ode 9-single)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 with magnification for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  It sung from August 15-23.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Bartholomew-Return of Relics & Titus of the 70, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew and the Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Well-spring of our life, sent thee to go unto every land . . . ."

Bartholomew-Return of Relics & Titus of the 70, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew and for The Apostle Titus of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "We celebrate with fervent love . . . Initiate of grace divine . . . With all the ranks of angels' hosts . . . ."

Titus-Apostle of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostle Titus of the Seventy, August 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Preaching of a single Godhead of Three Holy Hypostases . . . ."

Bartholomew-Return of his Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, August 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us bless with sincerity that bright sun shining mightily . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 11th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration on August 11th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "In mercy, Thou, O Christ, didst form the first man Adam . . . ."  Updated 7/12/2022.

Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, August 4th & October 22nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

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 8/21/2020.

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.  Updated 8/21/2020.

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 8/21/2020.

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.  Updated 8/21/2020.

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, Doxastikon, 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.  Updated 8/11/2020.  (Praying this is the last update ... for sure this time!)  Plus, is now added, the Audio file from Dn. John.  Click on Listen.

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 9/13/2023, with many good text and music updates.

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 . . . ."  Updated 7/21/2023.

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 . . . ."

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