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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "From day to day show forth the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Leave-taking, March 26, falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

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Saturday of Souls

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

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

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

The Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Thou who didst sanctify the Virgin's womb . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Apolytikion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Exaposteilarion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "In the Jordan River's streams . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Kontakion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Kontakion for Theophany (Epiphany), sung January 6th-14th, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Now the Lord of all that is . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

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.

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

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