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Alleluia in Lent - Tone 8

This Alleluia replaces "God is the Lord" during Orthros/Matins on weekdays during the Lenten season.

Alleluias during Lent

These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

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.

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

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

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

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

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

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

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Praises at Orthros (Matins)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

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

Ascension, Matins (Orthros) Prokeimenon

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in jubilation . . . ."

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

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

This Glory is sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "The time cometh . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "The King of kings and God . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

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Anthony the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 17th for the Feast of St. Anthony the Great

Athanasius of Athos, Exaposteilarion

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Barbara and John of Damascus, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Prosomoia of "While standing in the temple's courts".

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, prosomion to "While standing in the temple's courts," Tone 3/Third Mode.

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

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

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

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

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on November 1st.

Cyprian, Exaposteilarion

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

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilarion

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

Elisha (Elisseus), Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on June 14

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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

Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, celebrated on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October.

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

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

George, Exaposteilarion

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

Holy Fathers (July), Exaposteilaria

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

Holy Fathers (October), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Sunday of October 11-17, for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecum. Council

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

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

Holy Forefathers, Exaposteilaria

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

In One Moment (choral)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

James the Brother of Our Lord, Exaposteilarion

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

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

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

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

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

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

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

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Luke the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Mid-Pentecost - Wednesday, Exaposteilarion

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

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

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

Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Tone 3/Third Mode, original melody/automelon of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

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

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

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

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

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

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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

Pentecost Orthros Exaposteilarion

Special Melody, Tone 3.  Ison has been added.

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoia of "While standing in the Temple's courts".

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

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

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . ."

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

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

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

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

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

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

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

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

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

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

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

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

Theophany (Epiphany), Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, prosomoion of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilaria

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

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

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

Zenobius and Zenobia - Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

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

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George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung on April 23rd at the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer.  "Spring hath shown forth; come, let us be glad . . . ."  Updated 4/15/17.

Give Me This Stranger

This hymn is sung on Great and Holy Friday night (Orthros of Holy Saturday), after the procession with the bier, as people are coming back into church, or at the end of the service. It is in both Western and Byzantine notation.

God is the Lord

These are the 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in WESTERN notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.

God is the Lord

These are all 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in BYZANTINE notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.  This is a 4M file, and may take a minute to download.

God is the Lord-Tone 1/First Mode [Listen]

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

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

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

God is the Lord-Tone 3/Third Mode [Listen]

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

God is the Lord-Tone 4/Fourth Mode [Listen]

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

God is the Lord-Tone 5/Plagal First Mode [Listen]

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

God is the Lord-Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode [Listen]

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

God is the Lord-Tone 7/Grave Mode [Listen]

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

God is the Lord-Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode [Listen]

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

Great & Holy Friday Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

Great Doxology - 2 part choral [Listen]

Two-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - 4 part choral [Listen]

Four-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - melody only [Listen]

Melody line only, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - Tone 1

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 2

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

Great Doxology - Tone 3

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 4

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 5

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 6

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 7

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 8

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

It Is Truly Meet

This arrangement of 'It is truly meet' was chanted by the Archangel Gabriel when he first revealed this hymn
near Karyes on the Holy Mountain in the year 982. 'Greater in honor' was composed by St. Ephrem the Syrian (4th c.).

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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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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

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

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Ode 9, Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Odes 1-8, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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

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

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

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

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

Theophany (Epiphany), Katabasiae

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

Theophany, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "On this day thou hast appeared".

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Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

These are the Lamentations that are sung on Holy Friday evening, during Orthros of Holy Saturday

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

This Apolytikion is 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 . . . ."

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, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Moses received the law . . . ."

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

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.   "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, for St. John Climacus, Tone/Mode 1.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 1.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

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 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, 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."

Matins, Kazan - First Little Litany

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

Matins, Kazan - Great Litany

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

Matins, Kazan - Second Little Litany

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

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #1

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

Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs is needed.

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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Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, All Modes

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

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 1/First Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.

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

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

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 3/Third Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/12/17.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4/Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 5/Plagal I Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 7/Grave Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Byzantine Matins Project

This is the entire set of music from the 1976 version of Kazan's Byzantine Matins Project. It has been typeset and corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added. Please use with it the newer versions of the God is the Lord, also found in this PDF Library, Section G.  Updated 4/14/17.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 01, Tone 1

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the First Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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

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

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 03, Tone 3

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Third Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 04, Tone 4

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fourth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 05, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fifth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 06, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Sixth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 07, Tone 7

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Seventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 08, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eighth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 09, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Ninth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 10, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Tenth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 11, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eleventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Evlogetaria, Resurrectional

Resurrectional Evlogetaria for Sunday Orthros, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up"

Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasia for the Theotokos, Ode 9, Tone 4

Ninth Ode Katabasia for the Theotokos, "Let all earthborn mortals...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasiae for the Theotokos, Odes 1-8, Tone 4

Katabasiae 1-8 for the Theotokos, "I shall open my mouth...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matins, Kazan - Lord have mercy, after the Intercession

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

Matins, Kazan - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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

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

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2

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

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 1

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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

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

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 3

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 4

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 5

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 6

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 7

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 8

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren..."

Meeting of the Lord Series

Music for the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, including the 9th Ode of Matins, and the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn of Liturgy. Updated 2/1/17.

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.

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 12/14/16

Myrrh-Bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

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

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Nativity of Christ, Kathismata

Kathismata for Nativity (December 25), Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoia of "Joseph was amazed".

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Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

The three hymns are sung as the Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion, after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These three hymns are sung during the Season of the Triodion, in Orthros as the Post-Gospel hymns after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.  They are in Western & Byzantine notation.  Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode & Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  Updated 2/19/17.

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Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

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

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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

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, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Pentecost Orthros Prokeimenon

Sung before the Orthros Gospel  Updated 5/29/15

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, during the Triodion.

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord. 23 October. Prosomoia to "Thou art the joy".

Apostle James, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, October 9. Prosomoia, "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4.

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, Prosomoia of "Rejoice".

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

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

Stichera at the Praises, the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

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

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

George, Stichera at the Praises

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

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at the Praises

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

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "I picture that day and that hour..." and Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Verily, Daniel the Prophet..."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."

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

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

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Ye angelic hosts".

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Triodion.

Praises for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Praises for St. Anthony the Great

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th

Praises for St. Nicholas

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Praises for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

Praises for the Dormition of the Theotokos

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week.

Praises for the Holy Fathers (July)

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

Praises for the Sunday Before Theophany

These are the Praises to be sung on the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Praises for the Sunday of All Saints

These Praises are sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, for All Saints, in the special melody of "As one valiant."

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "Unto them that fear thee".

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."

St. John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

The Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, served on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October. Prosomoia to "Having laid up all their hope".

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, during the Triodion.

Amomos - Psalm 118

This is the beginning of Psalm 118:1-12 that may be sung before chanting the Evlogetaria in Orthros.

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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 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.

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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, Aposticha at Orthros

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Evlogitaria

These Evlogitaria are from the Funeral Service, and are sung at Orthros (Matins) on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday. Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

This Theotokion at the Aposticha of Orthros (Matins) is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou, who art a dwelling place worthy of God . . . ."

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers

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Theophany, First Kathisma

First Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, prosomoion of "Awed by thy beauty".

Theophany, Second Kathisma

Second Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "Joseph was amazed".

Theophany, Third Kathisma

Third Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "Be quick to anticipate".

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 . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

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.

Transfiguration, Troparion (chant)

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

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 . . . ."

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.

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 . . . ."

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 Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

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

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Adapted prosomoion of "Awed by the beauty".  Updated 11/25/16.

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

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.

Bridegroom, Troparion

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

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.