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Byzantine Tone 4

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The sea beheld and fled; Jordan turned back."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, My mouth shall speak wisdom

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at the Aposticha (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Aposticha for the Synaxis of John the Baptist and Post-Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Since thou art a lover of the Spirit . . . Both now . . . Come let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, The righteous man shall flourish

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."

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, 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.

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 . . . ."

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, 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 . . . ."

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.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

This Kontakion is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All the world doth celebrate . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Precious in the Sight of the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint(s)."  Updated 12/12/17.

Zephaniah the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Wondrous is God In His Saints

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

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

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

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