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God is the Lord

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God is the Lord

These are the 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in WESTERN notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.

Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Meeting of our Lord

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

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This Phimi is to be sung only with Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God."  UPDATED 7/6/15

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JOSEPH the most devout; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

Hymn to the Theotokos - Byzantine neumes

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This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.

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Magnify O my soul the Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Megalynarion for the Exaltation of the Cross

Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  Updated 9/3/14.

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 Forefeast 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.

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God the Lord hath appeared to us; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Megalynarion for Palm Sunday; Reception of a Bishop

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. (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
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