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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.

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "O Lord, I have love the beauty of Thy house. Alleluia."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilaria & Theotokia

These are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Willingly lifted on the Cross on Golgatha . . . The Lord God took flesh . . . In joy we cry aloud to thee . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, First Antiphon

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Second Antiphon

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."

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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. Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

This Troparion is sung on September 14th, the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and August 1st: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

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

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

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

Feast day is September 14th.  Also sung on 3rd Sunday of Lent and on August 1st. Convention music-6.9.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.  "Come, all ye nations, let us adore the blessed Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Today, O Christ God, as we sinners venerate thy precious Cross . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Entrance hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Exalt ye the Lord our God . . . who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy, with verses, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, sung from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  "Verily, Moses having struck with his rod . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from September 14-21, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."  Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Anthimos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromarty Anthimos of Nicomdia, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Strike up today an annual choir with gladness . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for St. Thekla, September 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A mortal bridegroom thou didst spurn . . . ."

Theoktistos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion with Theotokion sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Living the Angels' life on earth . . . ."

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Festal Troparion after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after the Matins Gospel and the reading/chanting of Psalm 50.  "Through the intercessions of the Apostles . . . of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Being lifted upon the Cross, Thou didst raise Adam with Thyself . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

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Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

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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.

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Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on September 7

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

This is the Original Melody for "Seeking things on high." His Feast Day is September 1st.

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Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

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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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.  Updated 9/14/17.

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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.  Updated 8/25/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 8th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion-choral

This is the harmonized version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of the Theotokos sung on September 8th.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon at the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Come, all ye believers, let us hasten to the Virgin . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) is sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The ends of earth rejoice today . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the Festal troparia sung at the Matins Gospel on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

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.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 2nd Canon

This is the Ninth Ode, with Magnifications, of the 2nd Canon for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul, the Virgin Mary, born of a barren womb.  Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."  Updated 9/2/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  Updated 9/2/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotkos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! From the barren woman . . . ."  Updated 9/9/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosmoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam be made new again . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

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Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 24th for St. Thekla.  "Rejoice, O ye people, for today is prepared the battleground for the struggle . . . ."

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Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for St. Thekla, Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th.  "O Thekla the most blessed, thou hast trampled the enemy . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."

Forefeast of the Cross, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th.  "We offer thee in mediation . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on September 7th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."

Anthimos, Apolytikion

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

Chariton the Confessor, Apolytikion of

"The barren wilderness..."  Feast day is September 28th.  Updated 1/3/7.

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Gregory of Armenia, Troparion of

"Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 8th and September 26th. "O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."

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.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Silouan, of Athos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for St. Silouan the Athonite, feast day September 24th.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

Her Feast Day is September 24th.  This version is from the Antiochian Village.

Theoktistos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymius the Great.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make furtile . . . ."

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.

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Anthimos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Theoktistos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Thy hallowed memorial today . . . ."  Updated 8/21/17.