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Exaposteilaria/Theotokia

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on February 24th for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thy precious head is risen up from the earth's secret hollows . . . ."

Theodore the General, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O thou Great Martyr Theodore, our Christ's renowned commander . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna and After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, Exaposteilaria (Feb 6)

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung for ourRighteous Father Boukolos & the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meetng) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Driving off every heresy as though it were a wild beast . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Divinely kindled with the flame . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon & Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In thee, O Mother of our God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 4)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Ineffably born as He knew . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The 2 Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing the praises . . . O Father, Son and Spirit . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou taughtest us to worship one Tri-hypostatic Unity . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Speaking divinely, thou didst preach one operation . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung on January 18th for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Ye proved to be initiates . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-2nd/3rd & Theotokion

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . Since thou didst live the Angels' life . . . O thou good hope of all the world . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-1st

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

This is the first Exaposteilarion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou from thy youth didst undertake . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Peter, not by flesh and blood . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The Master called thee openly . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20)

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

Exaposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Make thou ready, Bethlehem, prepare thyself, O little cave . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At the evening of thy life . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

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

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on December 10th for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thy fair-spoken discourse . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Lord, being compassionate . . . ."  Theotokion: Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Now from a womb once barren . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilarion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thy hallowed and all marvellous and august Church . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  The first Exaposteilarion follows the Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Word, who was before all time . . . ."  The second Exapost. & Theotokion follow the Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With hymns of glory  . . . Entreat the God Whom thou hast borne . . . ."

Katherine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on November 25th for Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O virgin truly honorable . . . ."

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