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November

Obadiah (Abdias) the Holy Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), remembered on November 19th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Prophet Obadiah, thou didst prove a bright vessel of the Spirit . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Kontakion is sung from November 8th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21st), Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou shining light of the Church . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing John's praises . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."

Galaktion & Episteme-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Galaktion & Episteme, remembered on November 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Reared on the milk of ascetic deeds . . . ."

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

James the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These are sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-Virgin Maid . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

Exposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into to the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The temple of God's Wisdom . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the First Set of stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises (Nov 13)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."  Updated 12/30/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Nov 13)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In imitating mighty Paul . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).  "Angels marvelled . . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Menaion - 11 November

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/2/17.

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cosmas and Damian

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "From God ye have received the grace to work marvelous healings . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

His Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.  This may also be sung after his Paschal Homily is read.  "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

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