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The '''Hypakoe''' or '''Ypakoe''' (Greek: ΥπακοήὙπακοή, from the verb υπακούωὑπακούω, "hearken" or "give ear", to "respond"; Slavonic: Ўпакои) is a [[troparion]] sung at [[Matins]] on [[Great Feasts]] and [[Sunday]]s:
# On some Great Feasts it occurs after [[Biblical Odes|Ode]] Three of the [[Canon]], and on [[Pascha]] it is also sung again at the [[Liturgy]] with the [[Pascha#Hymns|Paschal troparion]] and [[kontakion]].
# On Sundays it comes after the [[Evlogitaria]] of the Resurrection and the Small [[Litany]].
# The Sunday Hypakoe is also read at the Sunday [[Midnight Office]], after the Canon to the [[Trinity]].<ref>''The Festal Menaion'' (Tr. Mother Mary and [[Archimandrite]] [[Kallistos Ware]], Faber and Faber, London, 1984), p. 561f.</ref>
The first Hypakoe was composed by the Emperor [[Leo VI the Wise|Leo the Wise]] (who reigned in 886 and died in 912), in reference to the obedient hearing of the [[Sunday of Myrrh-bearing Women|myrrh-bearing women]].<ref>''Divine Prayers and Services of the Catholic Orthodox Church of Christ''. arr. the late Reverend Seraphim Nassar. [[AOCA|Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America]]. 3rd ed. 1979., p 1092.</ref>
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