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Bishop Basil Essey

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These two hymns are chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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Christ is Risen

This is the traditional melody of Christ is Risen with the Arabic phonetics.

Rejoice, O Bethany

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This hymn is sung on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O Bethany.  On this day God came to thee . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

His Feast Day is November 13th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.

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

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

Raphael, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

The Feast Day for St. Raphael is the first Saturday of November.

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 3/4/17.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/4/17.

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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. Updated 3/4/17.

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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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday 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 - Monday

Pre-Communion Psalms

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Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

A Good Word

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Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

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A Good Word; Matins; Marian Feasts; Annunciation; Nativity of the Theotokos; Dormition of the Theotokos; Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple; Synaxis of the Theotokos; Protecting Veil of the Theotokos

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

Raphael, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Feast Day is first Saturday of November

Troparion of the 5th Saturday of Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.  "With mystic apprehension . . . ."

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With mystic apprehension of the divine commandment; Matins; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Akathist; Akathistos; Salutations; Apolytikion for Fifth Saturday of Great Lent

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

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the standard Kontakion of Annunciation (March 25), also sung on the initial Sundays of Lent and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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Psalms

This compilation of psalm verses may be sung either during communion or after the Divine Liturgy.

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

The response "Most Holy Theotokos, save us" in Tone 4, and the two responses: "Hail, O Bride..." and "Alleluia" in Tone 8, Key of C.  UPDATED 2/5/13.

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Most Holy Theotokos save us; Akathist; Akathistos; Salutations; Canon and oikos refrains for the Akathist

O Lord of Hosts

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Sung at Great Compline.  This also has the Arabic transliteration version.  Updated 2/27/17.

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O Lord of hosts be with us; Great Compline

God Is With Us

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Sung at Great Compline.  Updated 3/4/17.

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God is with us; Great Compline

Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th.  "When thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

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