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Before Thy Cross

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

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Dormition of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

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

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

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

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, 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, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

The Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come let us worship . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These are the Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Katabasia 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Katabasia 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ."  (If the Feast falls on a Sunday, sing: "who art risen from the dead."

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

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."

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

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

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  "Verily, Moses having struck with his rod . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

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Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

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Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 15-23.  Revised version coming soon...

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 14.  Updated 1/21/17.

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

L
Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

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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.

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Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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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.

Paraklesis-Special Megalynaria

These are the special Megalynaria for the Patron Saint or Patronal Feast of your church, sung during "Higher than the heavens . . . ," following the 5th verse of "Speechless be the lips . . . ." 

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Transfiguration Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Communion Hymn was updated 7/17/15.

Updated again with a corrected Megalynarion, 7/24/17.

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (choral)

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

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

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

Transfiguration, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Lord, in the light of the glory of thy face shall we walk . . . ."

Transfiguration, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "For with Thee is the fountain of life . . . ."

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Transfiguration, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.

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

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

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

Transfiguration, Glory at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, Christ took Peter, James and John . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

Transfiguration, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Son of God, who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor . . . ."

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

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

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on August 14th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Come forward, O ye people . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie, Troparion of

Sung on August 26th

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

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

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

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

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

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

Vesperal Stichera for August 16

These stichera are sung on August 16 for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), and the After-Feast of the Dormtion of the Theotokos.  (The music here needs to be updated!)