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Kontakion

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 . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

This Kontakion is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All the world doth celebrate . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion (choral)

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Kontakion is sung from November 9th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion-choral

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos(Sept 8)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos(Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

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All Saints Sunday

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This Kontakion is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "Though thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Pascha season.  "O Christ our God, though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  Updated 4/20/17.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This version of the Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple is from St. Anthony's Monastery, Arizona.

Theophany, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for Theophany, sung January 6th-14th, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared".

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, the Original melody/automelon "On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in Essense . . . ."  Updated 12/11/16.

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