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Kontakion

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

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, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "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 Christ (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Tone 3/Third Mode, original melody/automelon "On this day". Updated 12/11/16.

Forefeast of the Nativity, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Nativity, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

Transfiguration (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).

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.

Transfiguration (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).

Menaion - 07 July

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. 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.

Forefeast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, sung December 25-31.

Raphael, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

The Feast Day for St. Raphael is the first Saturday of November.

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the standard Kontakion of Annunciation (March 25), also sung on the initial Sundays of Lent and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison. "Inni ana abdouki . . . ."

Meat Fare Saturday (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

"With the saints give rest," sung on the Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday. Also sung in the Funeral Service (See Funeral Service). Updated 1/17/17.

Meat Fare Saturday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

"With the saints give rest," sung on the Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday. Also sung in the Funeral Service (See Funeral Service).

Kontakion of Annunciation

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

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