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Deacon John El Massih

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

George, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.

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

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

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, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

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, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, and also on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."   Updated 3/24/17.

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