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Alleluias during Lent

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These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

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Alleluia; Orthros; Lent

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)

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.

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Christ is born glorify Him; Matins of the Nativity of Christ; Two Canons for the Nativity of Christ; Canon for the Nativity; Iambic Canon for the Nativity

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 Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

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Rich men have turned poor and gone hungry; Vespers; Festal Vespers; Artoklasia

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 Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

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Rejoice O Virgin Theotokos; Vespers; Festal Vespers; Artoklasia

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."

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The Great Moses foreshadowed this day; Matins; Matins for Holy Saturday; Doxastikon of the Praises for Holy Saturday Matins

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

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

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Troparia of the Saints

This troparion is sung on May 8th and September 26th.

Ss. 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.

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

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Cherubic Hymns

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

John Chrysostom, Troparion of

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Troparia of the Saints

Feast Day is November 13th. This is also sung after his Paschal homily is read on Pascha.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 4/9/11.

Kontakion of Annunciation - Arabic

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/10/14.

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday
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