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Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Update 6/17/13.

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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".

Holy Forefathers, Exaposteilaria

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

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9.

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.

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

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

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".

Sunday before Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before Nativity (18th-24th), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Upon that mount in Galilee".  Updated 12/14/16.

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".

Zenobius and Zenobia - Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

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

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All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

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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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Forefeast of the Nativity, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Nativity, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text from Nassar, and music from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday.

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

This is the Original Melody for "Seeking things on high." His Feast Day is September 1st.

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Menaion - 01 January

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

Menaion - 02 February

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

Menaion - 03 March

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

Menaion - 04 April

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

Menaion - 05 May

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

Menaion - 06 June

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

Menaion - 07 July

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

Menaion - 08 August

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

Menaion - 09 September

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

Menaion - 10 October

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

Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/21/16.

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

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Peter & Paul, Akathist

Akathist service sung on June 29th, by Basil Kazan, taken from the text of the Menaion from St. John of Kronstadt Monastery.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on June 29th and 30th, for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version sung on June 29th and 30th for Ss. Peter & Paul; Convention music-8C.  "O foremost in the ranks of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

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, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Orthros

ORTHROS (Matins) music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on Thursdays, Bright Monday, Pentecost, and for the Apostles.  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Vespers

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

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.

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 . . . ."

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".

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."

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 before Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, Prosomoia of "Rejoice".

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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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Circumcision of our Lord, Troparion

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) for the Feast of our Lord's Circumcision; Feast day is January 1st, Prosomion "As Gabriel cried unto thee."  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, choral version (special melody)

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, chant version (special melody)

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is August 29th.  Updated 5/9/14.

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Demetrius, Troparion of

Feast day is October 26 (Original Special Melody)

Elias, Troparion of

Feast day is July 20th

George, Troparion of

Feast day is April 23rd; Convention music 8B

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

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".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th, the Feast of St. Nicholas. Updated 6/16/15.

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.

Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner, Troparion of the

Feast day is May 25th

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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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."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."

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."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

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".

Saint John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

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".

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

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

The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "As one valiant".