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Prodigal Son Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Prodigal Son Sunday (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season. Updated 1/26/17.

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season. "Let us flee the Pharisee's conceited vaunting . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor and Stephanie in Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, November 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With songs of praise, let us hymn the steadfast athletes of Christ . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (chant)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, chant version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now . . . ."

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.

Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Feast of Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou who, as God, adornest."  "O Thou, O all-holy Spirit . . . The Father is light . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  "On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season.  "Let us flee the Pharisee's conceited vaunting . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Kontakion

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha, Prosomion "Thou Who wast raised up."   "O Sovereign Master and Creator of all things . . . ."

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In the midst of the Mosaic feast; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Kontakion for Mid-Pentecost

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

This Kontakion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "In seeking (Thou soughtest) the heights."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."  Updated 3/23/17.

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on September 7th for the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."  Updated 11/13/17, and with recording.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "Be thou ready Bethlehem, Eden hath been opened unto all . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate on December 24th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "As the fruit of David's seed Mary was registered of old . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Elias, July 20th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The incarnate Angel and the Prophets' summit and boast . . . ."

Martyr - For a woman, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; Special melody:  "Joseph was amazed" (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."  Updated 7/10/18.

Martyr(s) - For a man, Troparion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord . . . ."  (Or, "Thy martyrs, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany) sung from January 2nd - 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jorday River . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion sung on September 7th.  Prosomoion "On this day the virgin."  "On this day the Virgin Maid, Mary the pure Theotokos . . . ."

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.

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