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Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T1

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Matins, Kazan Byzantine Project

The Resurrectional Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises in Tone 1.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, The Original Melody:  "The three most great luminaries of the Three Sun Divinity . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 3)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for February 3rd, the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Now the Creator of all things and our Deliverer . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

The Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th.  "The shepherd's pipe of thy theology . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That cause of oblivion, the grave . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Praises

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Praises for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye feast-lovers, let us all keep a festival . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (6)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the six stichera and verses for the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Christ our God who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the 4 Stichera at the Praises for the After-Feast of Theophany.  "Christ our God, Who is Light of Light . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."  Updated 12/23/17.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."

Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

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

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 30th for the Holy Apostle Andrew, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Be glad, Bethsaida . . . ."

Katherine, 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. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, let us gather in joy and with songs keep festival . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O great Apostle, the echoes of thy celestial sounds . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.  "The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina . . . ."

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