In some traditions, this is sung following the Polyeleos during Matins (Orthros) on the three Sunday before Lent.
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Canon of the Nativity of Christ
This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.
Katabasiae for the Cross
These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 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