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Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

The "Troparion" and "Kondakion" are short poetic hymns (chants) that presents the theme of devotion or the event remembered on a feast. Every feast has a "Troparion" and "Kondakion". Also, every day has a "Troparion" and "Kondakion".

Troparion

The word "Troparion" refers to a short poetic hymn (chant) that presents the theme of devotion or the event remembered on a feast. Every feast has a Troparion. This Troparion becomes the theme song of the feast or the day .


On Sundays, the Troparion are hymns praising the Resurrection. There are eight resurrectional Troparion corresponding to the eight modes of Greek chant used in our church.
Generally, the Troparion in honor of the Patron Saint of the church is sung.
Troparion is the singular of Troparia.

Kontakion

Kontakion was originally a long poem. Kontakion consisted of a short preliminary stanza and was followed by some 18 to 24 strophes, each known as an ikos. The stanza and the ikos concluded with the same refrain. Today, all that remains is the stanza followed by the first ikos.
Also, there are Kontakia for each day of the liturgical year.
The default Kondakia is "O neverfailing protectress of Christians, and their everpresent advocate before the Creator: Turn not away from the prayers of us sinners, but in your goodness extend your help to us who call upon you with faith. Hasten to intercede for us, O Theotokos, you who always protect those who honor you."
Kontakion is the singular of Kontakia.
Kontakion means "from a pole". Originally, this long poem was rolled up on a pole.

When sung

Immediately after the Little Entrance, the choir or cantor sings the "Troparion" and then the "Kondakion".

Immediately after the priest pours the zeon (warm water) crosswise into the holy chalice

The choir or cantor sings the Kondakion or Communion Hymn. These are the Kinonika of the week. Each weekday has its own Kinonika.

Typicon

CyberTypicon by Reverend Father / Abouna Peter Boutros. Download his computer program. "CyberTypicon" is a computer program automating the practices and prayers of the Catholic Melkite Church. Beside the automation, CyberTypicon will also attempt to simplify the task of defining the prayers traditionally practiced by the Byzantine Eastern Christians."
Today's Kontakion from CyberTypicon Click on "Kontakion". A form appears on the right side of the page. Type a date as mm/dd/yyyy into the form.
"CyberTypicon" Definitions has the Kontakion and Troparion. Please click on these terms.

Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church Saint Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Lawrence, MA, Click on Download Typicon for month

Primer for Melkite Worship and Ritual by Reverend Father / Abouna Philaret Littlefield

Material for inclusion in the St. George Melkite (Byzantine) Greek Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Sunday Bulletin

Kondakia (Kondakion)
Troparia (Troparion)

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More Kontakion, Troparion, Exapostilarion, and Vespers Sticheron or Doxastichon

CyberTypicon Reverend Father Peter Boutros
Troparia for Individual Parishes Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
Resurrectional Troparia with music Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
Primer for Melkite Worship and Ritual Please click on Kondakia and click on Troparia. Melkite Greek Catholic Church Eparchy of Newton, Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States. Material prepared by Fr. Philaret Littlefield for inclusion in the St. George (Milwaukee, WI) Melkite Sunday Bulletin.


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