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Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."  Updated and corrected music 8/21/2021.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."  Updated 7/31/19 with corrected Byzantine notation.

Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are born of earth . . . ."  Updated 7/16/2020.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows, August 15-23.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."  Updated 8/7/2020 with corrected music.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

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

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) 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.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

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Verily Moses having struck with his rod; Matins; Katavasies for the Cross; Summer Katavasies

Beheading of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Apolytkion of St. John the Baptist, sung on the Feast Day for his Beheading, August 29th & 30th, as well as for his Synaxis on January 7th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/27/2020, with corrected music and text.

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Before Thy Cross, Hierarchical

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Before Thy Cross

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  "Before thy Cross, we bow down in worship . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."  Updated on 8//2020 with a 2nd version by Chadi.

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Transfiguration Series

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Megalynarion was updated 7/24/17.  The 2nd Antiphon, Entrance Hymns & Communion Hymn were updated 11/8/19.

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

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  Updated 3/12/2020.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on August 14th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Come forward, O ye people . . . ."

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion sung on August 14th.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the Immaterial Spirit . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday.  Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "O pure Virgin, the Church joyously celebrates . . . ."

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

Replaces the Trisagion for Elevation of the Cross & Third Sunday of Great Lent

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

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