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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Cross, Katabasiae

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

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ, Katabasiae

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon, which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself. Updated 11/21/16.

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Ode 9, Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Odes 1-8, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia Ode 9 for Theophany (January 6), Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae 1-8 for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6, Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany), Katabasiae

Katabasiae (double canon) for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6. Tone 2/Second Mode.

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Matins, Kazan - Katabasia for the Theotokos, Ode 9, Tone 4

Ninth Ode Katabasia for the Theotokos, "Let all earthborn mortals...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasiae for the Theotokos, Odes 1-8, Tone 4

Katabasiae 1-8 for the Theotokos, "I shall open my mouth...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book

Menaion - 07 July

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. 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.