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Byzantine Tone 2

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 Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 8)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Holding all in His hand as Maker and Creator . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th.  "Verily, we celebrate the memory of thy Prophet Zachariah . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the Stichera and Glory/Both now for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 7th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Open, ye Heaven's gates . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 6)

The Stichera & Glory/Both now for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day is carried as an infant . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GBN at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 6)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Stichera and Glory for the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Carrying in her arms the Master and Creator . . . ."

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, Both now at the Praises (for the Presentation)

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Both now at the Praises, sung on the Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, but for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple.  "Today Christ is presented in the Temple as a child . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Today the souls of the terrestrials . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what divine and fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

These troparia are sung in Orthros after Psalm 50 for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesseions of the Teachers . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace was poured forth on your lips . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 16)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion, Seeing the Grape-Cluster

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesdays & Fridays) which can be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Seeing the Grape-cluster, wholly ripe . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Shining with high dignity of soul . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou alone, O Holy Bride of God

This Theotokion can be sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou alone, O holy Bride of God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 3)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera and verses are for February 3rd, the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

This is the second set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "Come and with hymns and with sacred songs . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now . . . (repeat) . . . Have mercy . . . Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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