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A
All Saints Series

Divine Liturgy music for All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, including the Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia and Communion Hymn

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for All Saints Sunday.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Anaphora

Convention music-16A

Anaphora

Convention music-16B

Anaphora

Choral setting based on the Antiochian Village Camp Book

Anaphora [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

Anaphora-Finley

Convention music-16F

The Anaphora

Choral version, from the old camp version.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the Divine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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, Communion Hymn

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "From day to day show forth the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Leave-taking, March 26, falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4B

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon [Listen]

Convention music-4A.  Click on "Listen" to hear the mp3 audio (export of Finale) of the piano playing this piece.

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4C

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention Music-4C (Alternative)

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2A

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

As Many As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in the key of E-flat.  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

As Many As Have Been Baptized

For Regular Divine Liturgy (without a bishop).  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

As Many As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

As Many As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 3/24/17.

Ascension, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God is gone up in jubilation . . . ."

Ascension, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in song of rejoicing (in jubilation) . . . ."

Ascension, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

Ascension, Megalynarion

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "In unison we believers magnify thee . . . ."

Ascension, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This Second Antiphon is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Son of God, Who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

B
Beatitudes, The [Listen]

The Beatitudes is sung in the Slavic tradition during the Little Entrance.

Before Communion

Convention music-23A

Before Communion - Finley

Convention music-23F

Before Thy Cross

Convention music-10D

Before Thy Cross

Replaces the Trisagion for Elevation of the Cross & Third Sunday of Great Lent

Before Thy Cross

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord-Finley

Convention music-28F

Blessed Be The Name, #1 & #2

Convention music-28A

C
Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13E.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn

Convention Music-13G

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13D.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13A.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13H.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13I.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

This is Peter Tchaikovsky's Cherubic Hymn #1, in English, in the key of F. The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale. PLEASE NOTE: A correction was made in the PDF file, in measure 77, with the Alto part. The beginning half note is not a D, but rather a C. We are not able to correct this in the audio file at this time.

Cherubic Hymn

This Cherubic Hymn is based on the Ukrainian Christmas carol "Nova Radist' Stala", in the key of B-flat.

Cherubic Hymn

In the key of E-flat.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Cherubic Hymn #12 [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Cherubic Hymn #9 [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Cherubic Hymn - Finley [Listen]

Convention music-13F.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

Sung on Holy Thursday morning Vesperal Liturgy: Receive me today...

Cherubic Hymn, No. 5 [Listen]

Convention music-13B.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn, No. 7 [Listen]

Convention music-13C.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

The Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

This is the traditional melody of Christ is Risen with the Arabic phonetics.

Risen Indeed - #18

Pascha, sung at the end of Divine Liturgy

Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Update 6/17/13.

Communion Hymn

For Elevation of Cross, Convention music-22-L.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord . . . ."

Communion Hymn

This was done by Dn. George Nashawati, based on the music of Sakellarides, offering two versions.

Communion Hymn - Finley

Convention music-22K

Communion Hymn for an Apostle

In the Key of F, Serbian Tone 8: "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth..."

Communion Hymn for Friday

Convention music-22I.  "God is our King before the ages . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Monday

Convention music-22E.  "He maketh His angels spirits . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Saturday

Convention music-22J.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday

Convention music-22D

Communion Hymn for Sunday

Convention music-22B

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Arabic)

Convention music-22A, updated 3/21/15

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Koinonikon)

Convention music-22C

Communion Hymn for the Apostles (or an Apostle)

To be sung for an Apostle (his), or for many Apostles (their). "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Thursday

Convention music-22H.  "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Tuesday

Convention music-22F.  "The just shall be in everlasting remembrance . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Wednesday

Convention music-22G.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Communion Hymn, The just shall be

This Communion Hymn is sung on Tuesdays; for Martyrs; Hierarchs; Fools for Christ; St. John the Baptist (Conception, September 23; Synaxis, January 7; First and Second Findings, February 24; Third Finding, May 25; Nativity, June 24; Beheading, August 29); First Saturday of Great Lent.  "The just shall be in everlasting remembrance . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Their sound hath gone forth

The Communion Hymn for Thursday and the Apostles.  "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Communion Hymn

Another choral arrangement of the Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and babes . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Out of the mouths of infants and sucklings . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha.  "He that eateth My Flesh . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

Mystical Supper

This hymn may be sung during the Divine Liturgy during communion, or on Holy Thursday.

People's Communion Hymn - Finley

Convention Music 24F

Peoples Communion Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-24A

Praise the Lord from the heavens

Key: E-minor, sung on Sundays

Receive Ye the Body of Christ

Communion hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 01 - F Major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 02 - G Major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 03 - D major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 04 - E minor

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 05 - F major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 06 - F major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 07 - F major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 08 - C major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 10 - F major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 11 - G major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 12 - F major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 13 - D major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle.  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

Communion Hymns for the Year

25 communion hymns for all occasions throughout the liturgical year.  Updated 6/7/17.

D
Dismissal

Convention music-29A

Divine Liturgy - 2-part

This music is for smaller or mission choirs, having only a melody and an ison (bass note), in the key of C-major.

Divine Liturgy - 3-part

Three-part music for smaller choirs, in the key of F.

Divine Liturgy - 4-part

This music is in 4-part harmony, in the key of D, by Richard Toensing.  Updated: 1/27/13.

Divine Liturgy - English version of the Arabic

The Divine Liturgy by Professor Michael Hilko, sung by many of our choirs in the 1950s and 1960s, is now available in English.

Divine Liturgy - Major setting

This is Dr. Karam's major setting for the Liturgy. Updated 1/13/14.

Divine Liturgy - Minor setting

This is Prof. Karam's minor setting of the Divine Liturgy.

Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

Dismissal - Finley

Convention music-29F

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7F

Gospel Responses - Finley

Convention music-12F

Great Litany - Finley

Convention music-1F

Hymn to the Theotokos

From the music of F. Karam, Convention music-17F

Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise

From the music of Kedrov; Convention music-26F

Litany / In the Name of the Lord - Finley

Convention music-27F

Litany after the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-20F

Litany before the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-18F

Litany of the Anaphora - Finley

In F-major, Convention music-14F

Little Litany

Convention music-3F

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon - Finley

Convention music-4F

Refrain of the First Antiphon - Finley

Convention music-2F

Trisagion Hymn (10F)

In the key of D

We Have Seen the True Light (Finley/Kedrov)

Convention music-25F

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

The Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come let us worship . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ."  (If the Feast falls on a Sunday, sing: "who art risen from the dead."

E
Entrance Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-7A

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9.

Theophany (Epiphany), Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, prosomoion of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".

G
Gospel Responses

Convention music-12A

H
All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Hymn to the Theotokos

Bortniansky, Convention music-17A

Hymn to the Theotokos

Op. 41, No. 11, Arranged by Meena; Convention music-17B

Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

It Is Truly Meet

This arrangement of 'It is truly meet' was chanted by the Archangel Gabriel when he first revealed this hymn
near Karyes on the Holy Mountain in the year 982. 'Greater in honor' was composed by St. Ephrem the Syrian (4th c.).

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Come ye people, let us honor . . . ."

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - Byzantine neumes

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - chant

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  Updated 9/3/14. Chant version.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - choral

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast. Choral version.

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), instead of "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine . . . ."   "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

I
Is Polla Eti Dhespota

Many years, master; Convention music-52

K
Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "In seeking (Thou soughtest) the heights."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."  Updated 3/23/17.

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Nativity of Christ (chant), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Tone 3/Third Mode, original melody/automelon "On this day". Updated 12/11/16.

Theophany, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany, sung January 6th-14th, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared".

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now . . . ."

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (choral)

Convention music-9A

L
Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns.  Updated 3/23/17.

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

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 . . . ."

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

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) 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 from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord."

Palm Sunday, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This is the Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."

Palm Sunday, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Son of God, who didst sit upon the foal of an ass . . . ."

Lenten Triodion Series

Troparia & Kontakia in Choral & Chant arrangements for the Sundays of the Lenten Triodion, from Pharisee & Publican to the 5th Sunday of Great Lent.  Updated 3/24/17.

Let All Mortal Flesh

Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy (to be sung in place of the Cherubic Hymn. Text Adaptation by Michael G. Farrow

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Russian Novgorod chant

Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise

Convention music-26A

Great Litany

Convention music-1A

Great Litany (simple chant)

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Great Litany-Byzantine

This Great Litany (Ektenia) in chant form can be used for the beginning of any of our services. 

Litany / In the Name of the Lord

Convention music-27A

Litany after the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-20A

Litany before the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-18A

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Fervent Supplication includes the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4 sung at the Village (in many languages), the Traditional Tone 5 used in the Artoklasia, and the simple Tone 8.

Litany of Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Supplication includes the simple "Lord, have mercy" as well as "Grant this, O Lord."

Litany of the Anaphora

In F-major, Convention music-14A.  This music contains "Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . ." as well as "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength . . . ."

Litany of the Anaphora

In D-major, Convention music-14C

Litany of the Anaphora

In D-minor, Convention music-14B.  This music contains "Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . ." as well as "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength . . . ."

Little Litany

Two versions, Convention music-3A

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History & Intonations of Many Years

A historical description and intonations of the singing of God Grant You Many Years

Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

Many Years to a Priest

Sung by the choir to the priest at the end of Divine Liturgy.

Meeting of the Lord Series

Music for the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, including the 9th Ode of Matins, and the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn of Liturgy. Updated 2/1/17.

Menaion - 07 July

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 08 August

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 8/3/17.

Menaion - 09 September

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for September. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 10 October

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for October. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/21/16.

Menaion - 12 December

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Update 12/14/16

Mid-Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for this Feast that comes the Wednesday between the Sunday of the Paralytic and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Fourth week after Pascha.  Updated 5/6/17.

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous Nicodemus.  Updated 4/20/17.  

Myrrh-Bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide (2nd Sunday after Pascha), the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.  Updated 3/31/17.  "When thou didst submit thyself unto death . . . ."  and "The pious Joseph . . . ."  and "Verily, the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

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National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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He Is Worthy

Sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

Music sung as the bishop prays over the head of the candidate being ordained

Ordination Troparia

Troparia sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

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Paralytic Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.  "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . We believers in unison bless thee . . . ."

Parayltic Series

This is the Alleluia & Megalynarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.

Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/20/17.

Pascha, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.  "Receive ye the Body of Christ . . . ."

Pascha, Entrance Hymn

The Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.  "In the gathering places . . . ."

Pascha, First Antiphon

The First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion

The Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Pascha season.  "O Christ our God, though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  Updated 4/20/17.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Second Antiphon

The Second Antiphon sung at Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.

Pentecost, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."

Pentecost, Entrance Hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thine own strength . . . ."

Pentecost, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

Pentecost, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Good Comforter, save us who sing unto thee. Alleluia."

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This Phimi is to be sung only with Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God."  UPDATED 7/6/15

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind . . . ."

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

Pre-Communion Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

Psalm of Thanksgiving

This compilation of psalm verses may be sung either during communion or after the Divine Liturgy.

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Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

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Samaritan Woman Series

Divine Liturgy music for the 4th Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/29/17.

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

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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 . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy Music for Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/14/17.

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Lord, in the light of the glory of thy face shall we walk . . . ."

Transfiguration, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "For with Thee is the fountain of life . . . ."

Transfiguration, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Son of God, who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn

New Music for SMI, 2010

Trisagion Hymn

This is like 10A of the Convention music, but with all three languages of English, Arabic and Greek.

Trisagion Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

Trisagion Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Trisagion Hymn (10A)

Arabic version (Qudduson)

Trisagion Hymn (10B)

English version

Trisagion Hymn (10C)

In the key of B-flat

Trisagion Hymn (10E)

In English

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11C)

English version of Qudduson

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 1/First Mode.

Anthimos, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ."

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."

James The Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. James the Brother of Our Lord, October 23

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

Apolytikiion-Martyrs-Departed

These Apolytikia and Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Troparion of the 5th Sunday 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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Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project

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We Have Seen The True Light

Convention music-25A

We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

We Have Seen The True Light

Russian Novgorod melody