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Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

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.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."  Updated 7/21/2023.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 20)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come let us worship . . . ."  Updated 7/28/19,

Dormition of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ."  (If the Feast falls on a Sunday, sing: "who art risen from the dead."  Updated 7/28/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Glory, Both now, and Idiomelon are sung on August 15th, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "When the translation of thine undefiled body . . . ."

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Glory/Both now at the Praises is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Verily, the clouds, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."  Updated 8/7/2020 with corrected music.  The music is also now in Western & Byzantine notation, with 2 different versions.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."  Updated 7/28/18.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  It is done in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

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