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Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 16)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

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.

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 . . . ."

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.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos(Sept 8)

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 20)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come let us worship . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ."  (If the Feast falls on a Sunday, sing: "who art risen from the dead."

Dormition of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Glory, Both now, and Idiomelon are sung on August 15th, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theorokos.  "When the translation of thine undefiled body . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Glory/Both now at the Praises is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Verily, the clouds, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Katabasia 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Katabasia 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  It is done in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."

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