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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

The Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy for the Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Come let us worship . . . Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the second Antiphon and verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Stephen, the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, on December 27th as well as on August 2nd (Recovery of his sacred relics), Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

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, 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, 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, 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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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