from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a dismissal hymn.
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The apolytikion is a troparion which is proper to the day, and is said just before the prayer of dismissal.
Psalms 103 and 140, several stichoi and similar stichera, a short hymn, and a psalm, some similar stichera and stichoi, the Nunc dimittis, the trisagion, and the apolytikion.
Prayer, and the apolytikion, and Vespers are concluded with lessons from the Scriptures.