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

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

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

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

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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 . . ."

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 . . ."

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

Sung on Holy Thursday morning Vesperal Liturgy: Receive me today...

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory/Both now at the Praises is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Verily, the clouds, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Glory, Both now, and Idiomelon are sung on August 15th, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theorokos.  "When the translation of thine undefiled body . . . ."

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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 . . .)

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 With Us

Sung at Great Compline.  Updated 3/4/17.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/4/17.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent. Updated 3/4/17.

Great Doxology - Tone 6

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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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 . . ."

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.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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

Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Cheese Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

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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, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

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

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

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

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 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-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 . . . ."

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

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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 6/Plagal II Mode

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

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 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 - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second 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 - 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.

Memory Eternal

Arabic version in Tone 6

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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 Praises

This Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) is sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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O Lord of Hosts

Sung at Great Compline.  This also has the Arabic transliteration version.  Updated 2/27/17.

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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Paraklesis-Great

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

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

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

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

These two hymns are chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Pentecost, O heavenly King

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) & Both Now at the Praises (June 29th)

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

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 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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."

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..."

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".

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

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 . . . ."

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.

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.

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, Saturday Vespers

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

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Rejoice, O Bethany

This hymn is sung on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O Bethany.  On this day God came to thee . . . ."

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 6 (Kazan)

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

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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, Memorial Service

This Memorial Service is specifically for the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, in Tones 3, 4 & 6; Modes 3, 4 & Plagal Second Mode.

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."

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 . . . ."

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

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 . . . ."

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The Great Moses

Sung on Holy Friday night as the Glory of the Praises for Orthros of Holy Saturday, in the traditional melody of "Inna Mousa."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 6

Convention music-6.6

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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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.

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 Ss. Cosmas and Damian

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

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 - 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 - 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 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, Tone 6

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

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 the Aposticha, Tone 6

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