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Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is revealed the mystery that is from eternity . . . ."   Updated 3/25/18.

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion (March 24)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Kontakion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Exaposteilarion (March 24)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As gifts for thy Prefestival, O Maid most pure . . . ."

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "Proclaim from day to day the glad tidings of the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Feast or its Leave-taking (March 26) falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."  Updated 3/25/2020.

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now (repeat) . . . Have mercy on me, O God, . . . Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Aposticha & Glory/Both

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."  Updated 3/23/2022.

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service). In English & Greek. "I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the standard Kontakion of Annunciation (March 25), also sung on the initial Sundays of Lent and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, the Champion Leader . . . ."

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