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A
At The Beauty

Final Troparion for Akathist Service.  "At the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Veriy I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

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 (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.

Alleluia

Sung in the key of G, for larger choirs.

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 Series [Listen]

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 3/13/17.

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) [Listen]

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) of the Feast of Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25, Tone/Mode 4; Audio mp3 available.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

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

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

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention Music-2F

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

Ascension Series

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/19/17.

Ascension, Apolytikion (choral)

The Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, choral version.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

B
Baptism, Sacrament of

Chant and Choral music for the Sacrament of Baptism.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13.

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

Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord-Finley

Convention music-28F

Blessed Be The Name, #1 & #2

Convention music-28A

By The Waters of Babylon [Listen]

In some traditions, this is sung following the Polyeleos during Matins (Orthros) on the three Sunday before Lent.

C
All the Universe Rejoices - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Carols of the Nativity

Christmas Carols

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

Christmas Carols

Heaven and Earth - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol, 2-part [Listen]

2-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

There is joy in Bethlehem - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

There was great rejoicing - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of A-flat, updated 11/23/13.

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, 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.

Christ is Risen - 01 - Galician

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 02 (Greek, English)

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 03 (Slavonic)

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 04 (Romanian)

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 06 (Znamenny)

Paschal Troparion, Key of G

Christ is Risen - 07 (Novgorod)

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 08

Paschal Troparion, Key of C

Christ is Risen - 11

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 12

Paschal Troparion, Key of G

Christ is Risen - 13

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 14

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 15

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 16 (Greek)

Paschal Troparion, Key of B-flat

Christ is Risen - 17

Paschal Troparion, Key of C

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.

Come Let Us Worship

Convention music-40A

Come Let Us Worship (choral)

This version of "O Come, Let Us Worship" is for larger choirs able to split each part.  It is a part of Richard's "The Chants of Vespers."

Communion Hymn

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

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

Communion Hymn for Monday

Convention music-22E

Communion Hymn for Saturday

Convention music-22J

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).

Communion Hymn for Thursday

Convention music-22H

Communion Hymn for Tuesday

Convention music-22F

Communion Hymn for Wednesday

Convention music-22G

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.

O Taste and See

Used at Presanctified Liturgies

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

Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46A

Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46B

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.

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 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

E
Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn. CORRECTED 9/15/08

Entrance Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-7A

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Entrance Hymn - Hierarchical

Convention music-7C

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

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

In One Moment (choral)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

F
Funeral Service

Choral version of the Funeral Service

G
Gladsome Light

Based on Kievan Chant

Gladsome Light

Convention music-42A, with the OLD translation.  Too familiar to change.  Updated 7/24/13.

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

Gospel Responses

Convention music-12A

Great & Holy Friday Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

Great Doxology - 2 part choral [Listen]

Two-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - 4 part choral [Listen]

Four-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - melody only [Listen]

Melody line only, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

H
Holy Week Series

Selected pieces for Holy Week.

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)

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

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 - 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.

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B), 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
I Leave You My Peace

May be sung as a recessional hymn.

Is Polla Eti Dhespota

Many years, master; Convention music-52

K
Cheese Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Meat Fare Saturday (choral), Kontakion

"With the saints give rest," sung on the Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday. Also sung in the Funeral Service (See Funeral Service).

Meat Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (choral), Kontakion

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season

Prodigal Son Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, sung December 25-31.

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion, choral version, sung from November 26 - December 24

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

Feast day is February 2nd

Transfiguration (choral), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).

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, 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, 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 God Arise [Listen]

This hymn may be sung during the Paschal season, after any of the services, as a paraliturgical hymn.  NOTE: The Andante section in the MIDI does not reflect that it should slow down at that point.

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Russian Novgorod chant

Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise

Convention music-26A

Great Litany

Two versions, Convention music-41A

Great Litany

Convention music-1A

Litany (Grant this, O Lord)

Convention music-44A

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

Convention music-43A

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

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

This may be sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Russian melody.

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Many Years - 01

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 02

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 03

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 04

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 05

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 06

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 07

God Grant You Many Years, Key of C

Many Years - 08

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 09

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 10

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 11

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 12

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 13

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 14

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat, English version of the Slavonic "Mnogaja ljeta"

Many Years - 15

God Grant You Many Years, Key of C

Many Years - 16

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G, Dedicated to Metropolitan PHILIP

Many Years - 17

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

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.

Memorial Service

Choral version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service

Memory Eternal

Sung at the Trisagion & Funeral Service

Memory Eternal

Sung at the Trisagion & Funeral Service

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, 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 our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn

Now the Powers of Heaven

New music for SMI, 2010

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Open To Me The Doors of Repentance [Listen]

These reverential troparia are sung during Matins (Orthros) from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.

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A Precious Adornment

For Sunday of Orthodoxy

A Precious Adornment II

For Sunday of Orthodoxy

Beneath Your Protection

For Sunday of Last Judgment

Carols of the Nativity - Set 1

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Come All You Works

For Holy Saturday

From Heaven Gabriel Cried To Her

For Annunciation

Gabriel Came To You

For Annunciation

In Glory, O Christ

For Sunday Kontakion (Tone 1)

Let Ev'ry Mortal Born On Earth

For Annunciation

Mystically We Sing Your Praises

For Sunday of Forgiveness

Noble Joseph Took Your Body

For Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women

O Cross of Christ

For 3rd Sunday in Lent

O Earth, The Tidings Glad Pronounce

For Annunciation

O What Wonderful Glad Tidings

Traditional Romanian Nativity Carol

Psalm 100

Psalm paraphrase by Richard Toensing

Psalm 89

Full version

Psalm 89

Abridged Version

Psalm 96 (95 LXX)

Psalm paraphrase by Christopher L. Webber

The King of Heaven

For Sunday, Octoechos Tone 8

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.

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (choral)

These two hymns are taken from the Resurrection Service (pink music book), with slight modification of the 2nd hymn.  They are sung as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

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, 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 Series

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/27/17.

Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

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 (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."

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version sung on June 29th and 30th for Ss. Peter & Paul; Convention music-8C.  "O foremost in the ranks of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Convention music-50

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

First Antiphon of the Typics (Psalm 103)

Convention music-51

Praise Ye The Name of the Lord - Soroka

Psalm 134/135.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful sound unto the Lord

Psalm 103 (102)

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

Psalm 146 (145)

Kievan melody, Praise ye the Lord

Psalm 23 (22)

Kievan melody, The Lord is my shepherd

Psalm 34 (33)

Refrain: O taste and see (can be used for Presanctified Liturgy)

Psalm 34 (33)

Full psalm: I will bless the Lord at all times

Psalm 43 (42)

Kievan melody, Judge me, O God.

Psalm 67 (66)

Kievan melody, God be merciful unto us

Psalm 82 (81)

Kievan melody, God standeth in the congregation of the mighty

Psalm 86 (85)

Bow down thine ear, O Lord

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Rejoice, O Bride & Alleluia

For the Akathist Service

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Three-part music (SAB) in A-minor

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Four-part music in G-major

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Samaritan Woman Series

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

St. Simeon's Prayer

Toensing

St. Simeon's Prayer [Listen]

Archangelsky, Convention music-45A

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The Angel Cried

Megalynarion for Pascha, Male Choir

The Angel Cried [Listen]

This hymn is sung during the Paschal season, instead of It It Truly Meet.

The Angel Cried Unto Her [Listen]

Sung during the Paschal season instead of It Is Truly Meet.

Theophany of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns. Updated 12/15/16.

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

They Shall Find Joy

Taken from Psalm 20

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 Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Communion Hymn was updated 7/17/15.

Updated with new Apolytikion and Kontakion 3 August 2016.

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

Dormition, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (choral)

Feast day is September 14th; Convention music-6.9.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, choral version (special melody)

George, Troparion of

Feast day is April 23rd; Convention music 8B

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Stephen of Palestine, Troparion of

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

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the First Sunday of Lent.  Updated 2/14/17.

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of the Cross

Troparion of the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of John Climacus of the Divine Ladder

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Mary of Egypt, sung on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent and on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

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Unto the Mother of God [Listen]

This troparion is sung in the beginning of the Paraklesis service; also known as "To God's Birthgiver let us run now most earnestly..."

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Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor

Vespers, Kazan - Come Let Us Worship

Invitatory from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Dismissal

Dismissal after apolytikia from Kazan Vespers book. Arranged and adapted by Raymond J. George (1917-2002).

Vespers, Kazan - Great Litany

Great Litany #1 and #2 from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany Before the Aposticha

Litany before the Aposticha from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #1

Litany of Fervent Supplication, first version from the Kazan Vespers book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #2

Litany of Fervent Supplication, second version from the Kazan Vespers book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Choral)

Lamp-lighting hymn for after "O Lord I have cried". Choral setting.

Vespers, Kazan - St. Simeon's Prayer (Choral)

St. Simeon's Prayer, choral version by Archangelsky and adapted into English by Gelsinger.

Vouchsafe, O Lord [Listen]

This hymn is usually said by the bishop during Vespers, but may be sung, if desired.

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We Have Seen The True Light

Convention music-25A

We Have Seen The True Light

Russian Novgorod melody

Come Forth from Lebanon O Bride

Music for the entry of the bride, taken from the Song of Songs.

Hail, O Bride from Lebanon

Music for the entry of the Bride

Wedding Psalm

Key of F

Wedding Service

Betrothal and Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Various Choral versions of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Choral version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Choral version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Wedding music in Carpatho-Russian tradition

Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost.