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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 1st 3 OT Readings

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the first set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers.  "Thou didst appear in the world . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of Second Canon (3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the three stichera of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today the Master bendeth His neck . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of First Canon (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera of the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the 4 Stichera at the Praises for the After-Feast of Theophany.  "Christ our God, Who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (Double, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both Now sung at the Praises for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for thy presence on earth . . . Today Christ is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Prokeimenon sung at Matins on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is sung as the Both now at the Aposticha for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These praises are sung on December 25th for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Rejoice, O righteous ones, and ye heavens be glad . . . ."

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, Communon Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

The Communion Hymn for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His people.  Alleluia."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Entrance Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Before the morning star I begot Thee from the womb . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O Son of God, Who wast born of the Virgin, save us . . . ."

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