Troparion

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'''Troparion''' (also ''tropar''; plural ''troparia'') is a type of hymn in the [[Orthodox]] [[Church]] and other Eastern [[Christian]] churches. The term most often refers to the ''apolytikion'', the thematic hymn which closes [[vespers]]. (In Greek churches, the apolytikion troparion is known simply as the apolytikion; in most other churches, it is known simply as the troparion.) This troparion serves as a thematic hymn and is repeated at every service of the day.
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'''Troparion''' (also ''tropar''; plural ''troparia'') is a type of hymn in the [[Orthodox]] [[Church]] and other Eastern [[Christian]] churches. The term most often refers to the ''apolytikion'', the thematic hymn which closes [[vespers]]. (In Greek churches, the apolytikion troparion is known simply as the ''apolytikion''; in most other churches, it is known simply as the ''troparion''.) This troparion serves as a thematic hymn and is repeated at every service of the day.
  
 
Troparia are also found as the stanzas of [[canon|canons]]. They are also sometimes used as refrains for chanted psalm verses, though [[sticheron|stichera]] more often serve this function.
 
Troparia are also found as the stanzas of [[canon|canons]]. They are also sometimes used as refrains for chanted psalm verses, though [[sticheron|stichera]] more often serve this function.

Revision as of 16:14, January 12, 2005

Troparion (also tropar; plural troparia) is a type of hymn in the Orthodox Church and other Eastern Christian churches. The term most often refers to the apolytikion, the thematic hymn which closes vespers. (In Greek churches, the apolytikion troparion is known simply as the apolytikion; in most other churches, it is known simply as the troparion.) This troparion serves as a thematic hymn and is repeated at every service of the day.

Troparia are also found as the stanzas of canons. They are also sometimes used as refrains for chanted psalm verses, though stichera more often serve this function.


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