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All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

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

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

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Bartholomew & Barnabas, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers on June 11th for Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs . . . ."  "O seers and Apostles of our God . . . ."

Byzantine Vespers Project

This is the music from the 1974 version of Kazan's Vespers. It has been typeset but NOT corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added.  Updated 11/22/16.

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the Glory to be sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam sat opposite paradise . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory to be sung at the Aposticha on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam for eating was driven from Paradise . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) & Both now are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O righteous Basil . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory at the Aposticha sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Like a brilliant ray, like the evening star . . . ."

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "A great champion hath the whole world . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung for the Great Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Today doth the general assembly of the fight-bearing one call us . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Thy divine and blameless soul, O Demetrios . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Ostrange wonder, great and marvellous! Exceeding joy hath shone forth . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung on October 26th for the Earthquake that took place in 740 A.D. and stopped with the help of St. Demetrios and the Theotokos.  "We implore thee, O all-holy Lady . . . ."

Dismissal (from Vespers)

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

Dismissal (from Vespers)

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

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Rejoice."   "Rejoice, spiritual swallow . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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

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

This Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  It is done in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 20th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

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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, 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, 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, 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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

This is the first stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha of Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Heaven and earth rejoice to behold the only Virgin who is wholly beyond reproach . . . ."

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Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

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, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

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 . . . ."

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

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 . . . ."

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

This Glory is sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Thou hast walked according to thy name, O George . . . ."  (Thou hast lived worthily of thy name . . .)

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Let us, brethren, extol spiritually . . . ."

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

This version has the corrected translation. See note at the bottom of the music.

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

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Holy Father Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Father of the 7th Ecumenical Council.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."

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Ignatius of Antioch, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 12/30/16.

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

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John of Damascus, Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises

Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

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

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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

Palm Sunday, Aposticha and Doxa (Glory) at Great Vespers

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice and be happy, O city of Zion . . . ." and "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "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-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O thrice-blessed, righteous, and most holy Father . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thy tongue, awakened unto doctrines . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 3.  "O Christ our God, who didst accept crucifixion willingly . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "O Lord, who didst support in war the all-humble David . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "The power of thy Cross, O Christ, hath done wonders . . . ."  Updated 3/27/17.

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 . . . ."

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 3/3/17.

Great Litany

Two versions, Convention music-41A

Great Litany (simple chant)

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Great Litany-Byzantine

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

Litany (Grant this, O Lord)

Convention music-44A

Litany of Fervent Supplication

Convention music-43A

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

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

Litany of Supplication (simple chant)

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

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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Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "When the thrones are placed..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Woe to thee, O darkened soul..."

Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 12/19/16.

Menaion - 02 February

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

Menaion - 03 March

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 3/4/17.

Menaion - 04 April

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 4/15/17.

Menaion - 05 May

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 5/6/17.

Menaion - 06 June

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

Menaion - 07 July

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

Menaion - 08 August

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

Menaion - 09 September

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for September. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 9/14/17.

Menaion - 10 October

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

Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/2/17.

Menaion - 12 December

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Update 12/15/17.

Myrrh-Bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

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

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National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

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, Both now at the Aposticha

This is sung as the Both now at the Aposticha for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

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 Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

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, 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, 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, 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, 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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Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Stichera of Pascha (Let God arise) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Today is the Day of Resurrection . . . ."

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

These are the Stichera of Pascha that are sung at the Aposticha in Great Vespers and at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Let God arise . . . Today, Christ, our saving Pascha . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Christ, by inquiring three times, Peter lovest thou me? . . . ."

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.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Aposticha-Glory-Both Now

This is the music for the Aposticha, the Glory & Theotokion at Vespers for Ss. Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O glorious Apostle Paul, who can describe thy bondage . . . Glory . . . Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . Both now . . . Thou art the true vine . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th, for Peter & Paul on the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give the Church Thy ven'rable Apostles . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, 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 Pharisee & Publican.

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Pharisse & Publican.

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

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

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.

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

Prokeimenon, 04 Wednesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Wednesday evening.  "Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and judge me by Thy strength."

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Thursday evening.  "My help cometh from the Lord, Who hath made heaven and earth."

Prokeimenon, 06 Friday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Friday evening.  "Thou, O God, art my helper, and Thy mercy shall go before me."

Prokeimenon, for Friday at Vespers

This Prokeimenon is sung at Friday Vespers, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou, O God, art my helper . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Saturday Vespers

Prokeimenon for Saturday Great Vespers, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode.  "The Lord is King . . . ."

First Antiphon of the Typics (Psalm 103)

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Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

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Rejoice, O Virgin

This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Three-part music (SAB) in A-minor

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

Four-part music in G-major

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos

This may be sung at the Artoklasia after the Litiya in Vespers on special Feasts and Saints days.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Mary full of grace . . . ."

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 3 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 2 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Rich men have turned poor

This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

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Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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

Saturday of Souls, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, and the Saturday after Ascension.  "I weep and I wail."  (Simpler version.)

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha for the Departed at Vespers on Saturday of Souls, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Savior, by Thy Mother's prayers."

St. Simeon's Prayer

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St. Simeon's Prayer [Listen]

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

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, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

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

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."

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, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

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, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.) Pages 47-59 of Kazan's December Menaion.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers

This Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers

These Stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When the Savior asked the rank of the twelve Disciples . . . ."

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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 . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

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

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (choral)

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

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

This is the Aposticha, Glory & Both now sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, he who spoke to Moses . . . Today hast thou manifest on Tabor . . . ."

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

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

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

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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

Ananias of the 70, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st.  "O Holy Apostle Ananias, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Anthimos, Apolytikion

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

Archangels, Apolytikion

Feast day is November 8th, chant version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hierapolis.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Apolytikion

Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd.  "Since thou art a Disciple of the Lord . . . ."

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for both the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, and the Holy Apostle James, brother of John the Theologion (son of Zebedee), April 30th.  "O Holy Apostle James . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

Katherine, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on November 25th for St. Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, sung on October 18th.  It is the traditional troparion in Tone 3 for the Apostles.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."  Updated 11/14/17.

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 18th for the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. It is a special troparion in Tone 5 for Luke himself.  "Let us praise the all-hymned Luke . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.  "The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina . . . ."

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

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

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

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

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th.  "O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

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

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Stephen, the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, on December 27th as well as on August 2nd (Recovery of his sacred relics), Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Apostle Thomas, October 6th.  "O Holy Apostle Thomas . . . ."

Apolytikiion-Martyrs-Departed

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

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

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

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

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

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42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Alypios the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Alypios the Stylite of Adrianople, November 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "From childhood didst thou devote thy life unto Christ our God . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

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

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 11/21/17.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st set

These stichera are the first set for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a dazzling bright radiance . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd set

This is the second set of stichera for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Barlaam of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Barlaam of Antioch, November 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast stronger than hardened brass . . . ."

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When the chrism of priestly rank and the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  The 1st set follows Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "While celebrating the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  The 2nd set follows "O strange wonder."  "To a brightly beaming festival . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Febronia-Ven. Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 25th for the Venerable Martyr Febronia of Nisibis, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Contest corresponding to thy training thou didst bear patiently . . . ."

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."

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 . . ."

Galaktion & Episteme-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Galaktion & Episteme, remembered on November 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Reared on the milk of ascetic deeds . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Firmly and sacredly longing for . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera and Glory (Doxastikon) are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O Philanthropic Word, boundless and indescribable . . . ."  "Glory . . . Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council that falls between October 11th-17th, Prosomoion "Ere the morning star."  "Patriarch Germanos the New assembled the accounts . . . ."  (Verses 1-3 are on pages 1-2; verses 4-6 are on pages 3-4.)

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle James, "Brother of God," Feast day October 23rd, Prosomoin "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

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

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you." "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God? . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."

Leontios-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 18th for the Martyr Leontios at Tripoli in Phoenicia, Prosomion "What shall we now call you."  "How shall we address thee, O glorious one? . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyr

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 5/4/17.

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

These stichera are the First Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! In these latter times, blazing bright with splendor . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Nikephoros, Translation of relics - Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the evening of March 12th (for the 13th), with the prosomion "A strange wonder," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Putting the passions in servitude . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Nikon-Preacher of Repentance, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Nikon, Preacher of Repentance, November 26th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Labors and their methods and the light bestowed through their methods . . . ."

Obadiah (Abdias) the Holy Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), remembered on November 19th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Prophet Obadiah, thou didst prove a bright vessel of the Spirit . . . ."

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.

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

These stichera are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Thou who was rightly named Merciful in All Things . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for St. Pelegia the Penitent of Antioch, October 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pelagia most ven'rable, with all tem'prance and toil . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Season of the Triodion.

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."

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

These Stichera are sung on July 23rd for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since he hath filled up the wine-bowl of his martyric blood . . . ."

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "In thy great compassion . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Feast Day is February 2nd.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Feast Day is February 2nd.

Presentation of Christ in the Temple/After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the After-Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written Law . . . ."

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the feast of the Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As filled with grace and divine wisdom . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.

Prokopios the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Prokopios the Confessor of Decapolis, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."  "Being made, O Prokopios, in the image of God Himself . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for Romanos the Melodist, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The skilled composer of music and the Divine Spirit's lyre . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  Special melody (prosomion) "Paradise of Eden."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."

Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, October 22nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

Silas and the other Apostles of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for July 30th, for Apostles Silas, Silvan, Crescens, Epenetos, and Andronikos of the Seventy, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Flashing brilliantly with the beams of the Spirit's enlightenment . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."

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.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Ye are blessed in very truth . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."

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.

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle, January 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Made right with the Spirit's brilliant beams . . . ."

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 Ss. Cosmas and Damian

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

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

Vesperal Stichera for St. Xenia of Rome & St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

These are the two sets of 3 stichera each for St. Xenia of Rome and St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, sung on January 24th.

Vesperal Stichera for Sunday before Theophany

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Zenobius and Zenobia, Stichera at "O Lord, I Have Cried"

Stichera at Vespers, "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Richly dyeing thy priestly robes in the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Zephaniah the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosmoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us on earth now keep festival like the Angels' hosts . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera and Glory at the Aposticha

These are the stichera and the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha on Forgiveness Sunday Evening, Tone/Mode 4.  "Thy grace hath risen . . ." and "The ranks of angels praise thee . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha in Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th.  "Ye have become, O Holy Fathers, conscientious keepers . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, though blessed James, Thy sacred Apostle . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All who love Martyrs must honor with praise . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."

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 - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1

"O Lord, I have cried" (Kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1/First Mode.  "Accept our evening prayers, O holy Lord . . . ."

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 - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ Savior, the might of death . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "We worship untiringly thy quickening Cross, O Christ God . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "With thy noble cross, O Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/2/17.

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O Christ, Possessor of victory over hades . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Evening praise and spoken worship do we offer thee . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Come Let Us Worship

Invitatory (initial hymn) from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Come, let us worship and fall down before God our King . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Dismissal

Dismissal sung after the apolytikia (troparia) from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Preserve, O God, the holy Orthodox Faith and all Orthodox Christians . . . More honorable than the cherubim . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory #1, Final

Final Glory/Both now sung at the end of Vespers, by Raymond J. George (1917-2002). 

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 - 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.  "Lord, have mercy."  "Grant this, O Lord."

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #1

Litany of Fervent Supplication, first version from the Kazan Vespers book, including single and triple LHM.  Updated 11/22/16.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #2

Litany of Fervent Supplication, second version from the Kazan Vespers book, with single and triple LHM.  Updated 11/22/16.

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 - O Gladsome Light (Choral)

Lamp-lighting hymn for after "O Lord, I have cried". Choral setting.  "Gladsome Light of the holy glory . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimena, Weekdays, Sun-Fri

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers, Sunday to Friday evening.

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimenon on Saturday evening

Vesperal prokeimenon sung on Saturday evening.  "The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 1

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 1/First Mode.  "By thy passion, O Christ . . . Behold, now is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah . . . ."

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 and Theotokion, Tone 3

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ, who didst darken the sun with thy passion . . . Thou didst verily conceive by the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 4

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "When thou wast lifted up upon the cross, O Lord . . . O thou who art free from all blemish . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 5

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . O most revered Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou hast risen from the tomb, O Savior of the world . . . All we earthly ones, O Lady . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thou didst ascend the cross, O Jesus . . . O Virgin without groom, blameless one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.  "By thy passion, O Christ, we have been set free from sufferings . . . ."

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 Aposticha, Tone 3

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ, who didst darken the sun with thy passion . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 4

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "When thou wast lifted up upon the cross, O Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 5

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou hast risen from the tomb, O Savior of the world . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thou didst ascend the cross, O Jesus . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 1)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 1/First Mode.  "Let us sing the praises of Mary, the Virgin . . . ."

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 "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 3)

Theotokion of the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Lady of exceeding honor . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 4)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "David the prophet who became through thee, O Theotokos . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 5)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "The sign of the virgin bride who knew not wedlock . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 6)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Who shall not magnify thee, most holy Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 7)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "O pure Theotokos, thou wast known as a mother . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 8)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Verily, the King of heaven, for his love to mankind . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First Mode.  "Behold, now is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 3

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "Thou didst verily conceive by the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 4

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "O thou who art free from all blemish . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 5

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O most revered Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 6

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode. "O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 7

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "All we earthly ones, O Lady . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 8

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O Virgin without groom, blameless one . . . ."

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

St. Simeon's Prayer; chant setting by Kazan in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace . . . ."

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

St. Simeon's Prayer, choral version by Archangelsky and adapted into English by Gelsinger.  "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace . . . ."

Vouchsafe, O Lord [Listen]

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

W
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.