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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the First Antiphon with verses for the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."  Updated 12/23/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

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

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

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the Saints . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

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

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/15/17.

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

This may be sung at the Artoklasia after the Litiya in Vespers on special Feasts and Saints days.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Mary full of grace . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Communion Hymn

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Entrance hymn

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Exalt ye the Lord our God . . . who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy, with verses, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

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