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"While Thy disciples looked on Thee," Exaposteilarion for Ascension

Exaposteilarion for Ascension.

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Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4B

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

Apolytikia for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide, the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.

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Before Thy Cross

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

Before Thy Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent

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Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Entrance Hymn - Hierarchical

Convention music-7C

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion, the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Exaposteilaria for Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

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

Exaposteilaria for Feast and After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.

Exaposteilaria for the Holy Fathers (July)

These are sung on the Sunday that falls between July 13 and 19.

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

These are the two Exaposteilaria to be sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom

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.

Exaposteilarion for Athanasius of Athos

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Exaposteilarion for St. James, the Brother of Our Lord

Exaposteilarion for the Apostle James, the Brother of Our Lord, 23 October. Prosomoia to "Upon that Mount in Galilee".

Exaposteilarion for St. Luke

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Exaposteilarion for St. Nicholas

This is the Exaposteilarion for St Nicholas, December 6th.

Exaposteilarion for the Apostle James

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, October 9.

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen

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

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord

The Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord (Presentation of the Lord in the Temple).

Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany

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

Exaposteilarion for the Sunday of All Saints

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

Exaposteilarion for the Sunday of the Blind Man

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man.

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

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

Exaposteilarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic.

Exaposteilarion for the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.

Exaposteilarion/Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor

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

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.

Holy Forefathers, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken ye women".

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Eighth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Eleventh Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Fifth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the First Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Fourth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Ninth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Second Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Seventh Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Sixth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Tenth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for the Third Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Upon that mount in Galilee".

Sunday before Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before Nativity, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Upon that mount in Galilee".

Exaposteilarion for St. Cyprian

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

Exaposteilarion for the Exaltation of the Cross

"The Cross is the guardian of the whole world", 2nd mode, Exaposteilarion for the Exaltation of the Cross.

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of the Theotokos

"The ends of the earth rejoice today upon thy birth", Second Mode, Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of the Theotokos.

G
Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

God is the Lord-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.

H
Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, Exaposteilarion

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

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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Kontakion of Lazarus Saturday

Saturday before Palm Sunday

Kontakion of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Kontakion sung from August 15-23

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion of

Original Special Melody - Seeking things on high; Feast Day is September 1st

Kontakion - Usual Sundays

Convention music-9A

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

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

L
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.

Little Paraklesis

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

M
Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

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.

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 - "Lord have mercy" after the Intercession

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

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

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Second Eothinon at the Praises, 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 - 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 the Eighth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Eleventh Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Fifth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the First Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Fourth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Ninth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Second Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Seventh Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Sixth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Tenth Eothinon, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for the Third Eothinon, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the Third 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.

P
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

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "O house of Ephratha".

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

Aposticha of the Praises, Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "O house of Ephratha".

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

R
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.

T
Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Cross

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th

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 troparion is sung on May 8th and September 26th.

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

This troparion is sung on May 8th and September 26th.

Prophets, Troparion of

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

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

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

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

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

Sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and on August 16

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

This Troparion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, as well as on August 16

V
James the Persian, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the "O Lord I have cried", St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoia to "When he took thee", Tone 2/Second Mode.

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 2/Second Mode. Prosomoia of "When he took thee".

The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

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

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

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

Vespers, Kazan - Fast Final Glory in Assorted Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Chant)

Lamp-lighting hymn after "O Lord I have cried", chant setting.

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.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 2

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 2

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 2/Second Mode.

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.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Slow Final Glory in Various Tones

Slow Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book.

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We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody