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Holy Week

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

In One Moment (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project

Give Me This Stranger

This hymn is sung on Great and Holy Friday night (Orthros of Holy Saturday), after the procession with the bier, as people are coming back into church, or at the end of the service. It is in both Western and Byzantine notation.

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When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays; Matins for Holy Saturday; Holy Friday Lamentations Service; Lamentations Processional

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!

Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

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

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

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Cherubic Hymns

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

Arise, O God

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Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

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Arise O God; Divine Liturgy of St. Basil; Holy Saturday

Holy Week Series

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Selected pieces for Holy Week.

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

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All creation rejoices in thee; Divine Liturgy of St. Basil; Feast of St. Basil; Sundays of Great Lent; Holy Thursday; Holy Saturday

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

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O Lord God the woman who had fallen into many sins; Matins for Holy Wednesday; Bridegroom Matins for Holy Wednesday; Hymn of Kassiani

Come All You Works

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Paraliturgical Music

For Holy Saturday

Let All Mortal Flesh

Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy (to be sung in place of the Cherubic Hymn. Text Adaptation by Michael G. Farrow

Holy Unction Service

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Music for the Sacrament of Holy Unction - sung on Holy Wednesday evening and other times for healing.  UPDATED: May, 2011!

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