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God is the Lord-Tone 4/Fourth Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 3/Third Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 2/Second Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 1/First Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria to be sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, 4th Sunday after Pascha.

God is the Lord

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God is the Lord

These are all 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in BYZANTINE notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.  This is a 4M file, and may take a minute to download.

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.

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

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

Great Doxology - melody only

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Great Doxologies

Melody line only, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - 2 part choral

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Great Doxologies

Two-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - 4 part choral

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Great Doxologies

Four-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great & Holy Friday Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

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 the Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

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

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers, pages 60-76 from Kazan's December Menaion

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8), which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st. "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . The Lord performed a miracle . . . ." Updated 12/3/17.

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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.).

Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

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

Peter & Paul, Orthros

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

ORTHROS (Matins) music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

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This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

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O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; Matins; Festal Matins; 2nd Polyeleos for Festal Matins

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

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Praise ye the name of the Lord; Matins; Festal Matins; 1st Polyeleos for Festal Matins

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on October 18th for the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. It is a special troparion in Tone 5 for Luke himself.  "Let us praise the all-hymned Luke . . . ."

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