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A
Apolytikia for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

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

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

B
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.

C
Come Let Us Worship

Convention music-40A

D
Dismissal (from Vespers)

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

Dismissal (from Vespers)

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

E
Sunday before Nativity, Exaposteilaria

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

G
Gladsome Light

Based on Kievan Chant

Gladsome Light

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

Gladsome Light

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

L
Great Litany

Two versions, Convention music-41A

Litany (Grant this, O Lord)

Convention music-44A

Litany of Fervent Supplication

Convention music-43A

M
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 1/16/16.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 11/21/16.

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 11/21/16

N
National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.

P
First Antiphon of the Typics (Psalm 103)

Convention music-51

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

R
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

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.

S
Saint 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".

St. Simeon's Prayer

Toensing

St. Simeon's Prayer [Listen]

Archangelsky, Convention music-45A

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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.)

T
Troparion for Transfiguration

Apolytikion for Transfiguration (6 August).

Troparion for Transfiguration

Apolytikion for Transfiguration (6 August).

James The Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. James the Brother of Our Lord, October 23

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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

V
Apostle James Brother of Our Lord, Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, October 23. Prosomoia to "Unto Them that Fear Thee".

Apostle James, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Apostle James, October 9. Prosomoia, "As one valiant".

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "O strange wonder", Tone 1/First Mode.

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "The Paradise of Eden".

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

Stichera at Vespers, "O Lord I have cried", for Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia. Prosomoia to "As one valiant", 4th mode.

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".

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "What shall we call you".

Ss. 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 2. Prosomoia, "As one valiant".

St. John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "As one valiant", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Vespers of November 6, St. Paul the Confessor. Prosomoia to "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, served on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October. Prosomoia to "'Ere the morning star".

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 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

Vespers - Saturday Prokeimenon

Prokeimenon for Saturday Great Vespers, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode.

Vespers 2-part

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

Vespers 2-part

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

Vespers, Kazan - Come Let Us Worship

Invitatory from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Dismissal

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

Vespers, Kazan - Fast Final Glory in Assorted Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - Final Glory #1

Final Glory at end of Vespers, choral, by Raymond J. George (1917-2002). 

Vespers, Kazan - Great Litany

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

Vespers, Kazan - Litany Before the Aposticha

Litany before the Aposticha from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #1

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

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #2

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

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Chant)

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

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Choral)

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

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 1

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 1/First 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 and Theotokion, Tone 3

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 4

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 5

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 2

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 3

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 4

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 5

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 5/Mode Plagal I.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

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.

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 O Lord I have cried, Tone 3

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First Mode.

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

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

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 3/Third Mode.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 5/Mode Plagal I.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Saturday Prokeimenon

Vesperal prokeimenon for Saturday evening.

Vespers, Kazan - Slow Final Glory in Various Tones

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

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

St. Simeon's Prayer; chant setting by Kazan in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

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

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

Vespers, Kazan - Weekday Prokeimena

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers.

Vouchsafe, O Lord [Listen]

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