Chant


John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

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Troparia of the Saints

His Feast Day is November 13th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.

Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

This was done by Dn. George Nashawati, based on the music of Sakellarides, offering two versions.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany)

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

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Troparia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

St. Simeon's Prayer

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Reception of a Bishop

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This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

Apostles, Troparion of the

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Troparia of the Saints

This is used for the Apostles as a whole, as on their feast day of June 30th.

Alleluias during Lent

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These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones.

Amomos - Psalm 118

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Psalms

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

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

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

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

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

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

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

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Kontakia of Saints

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

Prophets, Troparion of

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Troparia of the Saints

Most of the Prophets are included here with the different settings for each of their names.

Canon of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity has both sets of Katabasiae. Sing the first set from Nov. 21 - Dec. 24. On Christmas, sing them both, as written here. Sing the second set from Dec. 26 - 31. Updated 6/21/13.

It Is Truly Meet

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Hymns to the Theotokos

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.).

Rich men have turned poor

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This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litiya, for special feasts and saint's days.

Rejoice, O Virgin

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This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litiya, for special feasts and saint's days.

The Great Moses

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

Gladsome Light

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Gladsome Light

This version has the corrected translation. See note at the bottom of the music.

Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

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

Raphael, Kontakion of

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Kontakia of Saints

Feast Day is first Saturday of November