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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, 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 . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Synaxis of the Archangels (Nov 8)

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 1/22/18.

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.

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd set

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the second set of stichera for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st set

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are the first set for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a dazzling bright radiance . . . ."

Barlaam of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Barlaam of Antioch, November 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast stronger than hardened brass . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

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

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

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

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Katabasiae

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katabasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

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

This Kontakion is sung from November 9th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) and Both now at the Praises

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Let us honor the all-wise teacher . . . Both now . . . O Mother of Christ God . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Matins on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Prokeimenon, for an Apostle or Apostles, at Orthros

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for when an Apostle or the Apostles are being commemorated.  "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," 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 James, "Brother of God," Feast day October 23rd, Prosomoin "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

Innocent-Apostle to the Americas, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for St. Innocent, Apostle to the Americas.  "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, 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 Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

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