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Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (choral)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These two hymns are taken from the Resurrection Service (pink music book), with slight modification of the 2nd hymn.  They are sung as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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Christ is Risen

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

Palm Sunday, Communion Hymn

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

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, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

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

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

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, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Son of God, who didst sit upon the foal of an ass . . . ."

Palm Sunday, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.

Come Let Us Worship (choral)

This version of "O Come, Let Us Worship" is for larger choirs able to split each part.  It is a part of Richard's "The Chants of Vespers."

In One Moment (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

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 . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Out of the mouths of infants and sucklings . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Come ye people, let us honor . . . ."

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "From day to day show forth the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Leave-taking, March 26, falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost. 

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

Vespers, Kazan - Glory #1, Final

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Final Glory/Both now sung at the end of Vespers, by Raymond J. George (1917-2002). 

Vespers, Kazan - Dismissal

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Dismissal sung after the apolytikia (troparia) from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Preserve, O God, the holy Orthodox Faith and all Orthodox Christians . . . More honorable than the cherubim . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . ."

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