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All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises in Orthros (Matins)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

This is the Troparion sung after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy on me, O God, . . ." on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, in Tone/Mode 2. "Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4B

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

Refrain-Troparion of the Second Antiphon, Byz T2

This Refrain and Troparion of the Second Antiphon are in Byzantine Tone 2, traditional melody.  "Save us, O Son of God . . . who art risen from the dead (who are wondrous in the saints) . . . ."  "Only-begotten Son . . . ."

Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Original Melody: "While thy disciples looked on thee."

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Before Thy Cross

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

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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Basil the Great, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on January 1st for St. Basil the Great.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesions of the Bishop Basil . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Adam and Eve, rejoice and put aside all sorrow . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "O Constantine, the dear and magnified king . . . ."

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Martyr of Christ, Demetrios . . . Cease never to implore the Lord . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Glory-Have mercy after Psalm 50

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the fight-bearing Demetrios . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Christ God, O wise Martyr Demetrios . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for the Earthquake of 740 A.D. on October 26th.  Although the last two are to be in Tone 6, Kazan wrote all 3 in Tone 2.  "When the earth trembled because of the fear of Thy wrath, O Lord . . . ."

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.

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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, 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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Entrance Hymn - Hierarchical

Convention music-7C

Ananias & Romanos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on October 1st for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy & our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As Christ's disciple from of old . . . In tuneful songs inspired of God . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  The first Exaposteilarion follows the Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Word, who was before all time . . . ."  The second Exapost. & Theotokion follow the Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With hymns of glory  . . . Entreat the God Whom thou hast borne . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Archangels, 2nd/3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Hearken ye women."  "Ineffably enkindled with the light-transcending Trinity's divine resplendence . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Marshal passing glorious . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Exaposteilarion

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Averkios the Wonderworker & Seven Holy Youths, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker and the Seven Holy Youths, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O godly wise Averkios . . . Let us all sing . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st, the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Cyprian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for St. Cyprian, October 2. Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion, Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoion to "Upon that mount in Galilee", Tone 2/Second Mode.

George, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Holy Fathers (July), Exaposteilaria

These are sung on the Sunday that falls between July 13 and 19 for the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Exaposteilarion for the Apostle James, the "Brother of God," 23 October. Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As an Apostle truly great . . . ."

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

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

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Luke the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Mid-Pentecost - Wednesday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "At mid-Feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for St Nicholas on December 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "We all extol Saint Nicholas . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

Exaposteilarion/Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Pelagia, the Penitent, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Pelagia, praised of all . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoion of "Hearken, ye women".

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of All Saints. Updated 6/7/15.

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 5th Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers-1st Ecum. Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is to be sung on the Sunday after the Feast of Ascension.

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 3rd Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria to be sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, 4th Sunday after Pascha.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These exaposteilaria and theotokion are for the Holy Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Apostle and Eye-witness of Christ God . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

Zenobius and Zenobia - Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, 30 October.

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Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 20-24)

This is the "Both now" of the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 20th), also sung for the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls from December 20th - 24th.  "Behold, the time of our salvation approacheth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Aposticha of the Praises

Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Thou art become the house of Him that fashioned all things . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity and St. Eugenia, December 24th, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Dwelling in light beyond approach . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Forgiveness Theotokion

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Forgiveness Evening Vespers, Tone/Mode 2.  "O Mother of the high God, O righteous one, . . ."

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Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

God is the Lord-Tone 2/Second Mode [Listen]

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

Great Doxology - Tone 2

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins). Updated 6/10/15.

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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.).

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Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

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Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia Ode 9 for Theophany (January 6), Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae 1-8 for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6, Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany), Katabasiae

Katabasiae (double canon) for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6. Tone 2/Second Mode.

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.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 15-23.  Revised version coming soon...

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

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

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

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Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "The grace of truth hath shone . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "O ye who have passed from evil doctrine to true worship . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thou didst sever with the sword of abstinence . . . ."

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

Matins, Kazan - First Little Litany

First Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Great Litany

Great Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Second Little Litany

Second Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #1

Third Little Litany at Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

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Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, All Modes

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 2/Second Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Second Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Let everything that hath breath, and Litany before the Orthros Gospel

"Let everything that hath breath..." and Litany before the Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Little Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God", Eastertide

Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God" for Eastertide, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Little Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God", usual Sundays

Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God" for usual Sundays, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Lord have mercy, after the Intercession

12x "Lord have mercy" after the Intercession, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2

Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 2

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both Now sung at the Praises for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for thy presence on earth . . . Today Christ is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

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, 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 . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for St. Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Through the interecessions of Bishop Nicholas . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Well done, good and faithful servant . . . ."

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Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 8/7/17.

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: JOHN X

This is the Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, specific to His Beatitude JOHN X.  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Yoohana, the most Holy, the most blessed and most reverend father . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."

Katherine, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 25th for the Great-martyr Katherine (Catherine), Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown and adore thee . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the hymn sung at the Glory of "Lord I have cried" on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.

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Reception of a Bishop

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Rejoice, O honored Prophets . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "By faith, the Fathers ere the Law . . ."  Updated 12/9/17.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, December 11th - 17th (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O ye who love the Fathers' choirs . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers, December 11th - 17th, (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Let us all celebrate this day's commemoration . . . ."

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (Double, Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version

Forefeast of the Cross, Apolytikion

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

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 2

Convention music-6.2

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is August 29th.  Updated 5/9/14.

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

Joel, Troparion of the Prophet

Feast day is October 19th

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 . . . ."

Prophets, Troparion of

Most of the Prophets are included here with the different settings for each of their names.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."

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 1st Sunday of Great Lent

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

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 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

Troparion of the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin)

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for Averkios the Wonderworker, October 22nd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Dedicating thy whole self to God . . . ."

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

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Barbara, December 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "In the course of frightful martyrdom . . . ."

Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the providence of God . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera at "O Lord I have cried" are sung on Forgiveness Sunday night, after the 4 Penitential stichera, Tone/Mode 2.  "Let us all hasten . . ."

James the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

These stichera are the Second Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody.  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion, April 3rd, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the Word, thou wast shown forth . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 9th for Hieromartyr Pankratios, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As he went about throughout the world . . . ."  Updated 6/23/17.

Paul of Thebes-the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15th, Prosomoion, "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Vesperal Stichera for August 16

These stichera are sung on August 16 for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), and the After-Feast of the Dormtion of the Theotokos.  (The music here needs to be updated!)

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

These are the stichera at Vespers for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria), verses (stichologia), and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Come ye, let us worship him . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Fast Final, in Assorted Tones

Fast Final Glory in various Byzantine tones, from Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Slow Final, in Various Tones

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Chant)

Lamp-lighting hymn after "O Lord, I have cried", chant setting.  "O gladsome Light of the holy glory . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 2

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior . . . O wondrous event, transcending all the ancient miracle . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 2

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior, hath illumined the whole universe . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 2)

Theotokion of the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 2/Second Mode.  "O Virgin, verily the shadow of the law . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 2

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "O wondrous event, transcending all the ancient miracles . . . ."

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We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody