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Deacon John El Massih

Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: JOHN X

This is the Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, specific to His Beatitude JOHN X.  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Yoohana, the most Holy, the most blessed and most reverend father . . . ."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Anthimos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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Nativity of the Theotokos

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.

Prokeimenon, 06 Friday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Friday evening.  "Thou, O God, art my helper, and Thy mercy shall go before me."

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Thursday evening.  "My help cometh from the Lord, Who hath made heaven and earth."

Prokeimenon, 04 Wednesday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Wednesday evening.  "Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and judge me by Thy strength."

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

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All Saints Sunday

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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Pentecost

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

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Saturday of Souls

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Pentecost

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

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