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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Leap up in joy and gladness . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "When thou didst wisely cast away the yoke of tax-collecting . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria and Theotokion are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip.  1) Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "The course of thy most comely feet . . . ."   2) Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "The Holy Spirit's light-beam . . . O thou most holy Virgin . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th.  "O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."

Archangels, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the First Exaposteilarion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Our God and Maker showed thee forth . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing John's praises . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Apolytikion

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

The Apolytikion for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "A great champion hath the whole world . . . ."

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for both the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, and the Holy Apostle James, brother of John the Theologion (son of Zebedee), April 30th.  "O Holy Apostle James . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Apostle Thomas, October 6th.  "O Holy Apostle Thomas . . . ."

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