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Hymn to the Theotokos

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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Nativity of the Theotokos

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

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

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Dormition of 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.)

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

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Transfiguration of our Lord

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-choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

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

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pentecost

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

Ascension, Megalynarion

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Ascension of our Lord

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "In unison we believers magnify thee . . . ."

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

Parayltic Series

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This is the Alleluia & Megalynarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), instead of "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine . . . ."   "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday

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

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, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

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.

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).

The Angel Cried

This hymn is sung during the Paschal season, instead of It It Truly Meet.

The Angel Cried Unto Her

Sung during the Paschal season instead of It Is Truly Meet.

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - Byzantine neumes

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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.  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

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - chant

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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. Chant version.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos - choral

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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. Choral version.

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.).

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