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Troparia

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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Christ is Risen

This is the traditional melody of Christ is Risen with the Arabic phonetics.

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 3/3/17.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Her Feast Day is September 24th.  This version is from the Antiochian Village.

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 1/First Mode.

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Feast Day is January 1st, Tone 1/First Mode.

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Adapted prosomoion of "Awed by the beauty".  Updated 11/25/16.

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

James The Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. James the Brother of Our Lord, October 23

Cyprian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Menaion - 08 August

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. 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.  Updated 8/3/17.

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