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Title & Description Keywords
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Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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.

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Veriy I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

Kontakion sung on March 25th, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service) - "To Thee The Champion Leader": Standard Archdiocese Version

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison. "Inni ana abdouki . . . ."

Alleluia in Lent - Tone 8

This Alleluia replaces "God is the Lord" during Orthros/Matins on weekdays during the Lenten season.

Anaphora

Choral setting based on the Antiochian Village Camp Book

The Anaphora

Choral version, from the old camp version.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/13/17.

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Communion Hymn

This was done by Dn. George Nashawati, based on the music of Sakellarides, offering two versions.

Communion Hymn for Friday

Convention music-22I

Communion Hymn for Monday

Convention music-22E

Communion Hymn for Saturday

Convention music-22J

Communion Hymn for Sunday

Convention music-22D

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Arabic)

Convention music-22A, updated 3/21/15

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Koinonikon)

Convention music-22C

Communion Hymn for the Apostles (or an Apostle)

To be sung for an Apostle (his), or for many Apostles (their).

Communion Hymn for Thursday

Convention music-22H

Communion Hymn for Tuesday

Convention music-22F

Communion Hymn for Wednesday

Convention music-22G

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Out of the mouths of infants and sucklings . . . ."

Peoples Communion Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-24A

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

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God is the Lord-Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode [Listen]

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.

Great Doxology - Tone 8

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

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

All creation rejoices in thee

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)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

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)

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn 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 . . . ."

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

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.

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

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

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.

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John of Damascus, Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises

Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

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Cross, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasia (Ode 9) of the Canon

This is the Katabasia only (Ode 9) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Most rightly we confess thee . . . ."

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of the Canon

These are the Katabasiae only (Odes 1-8) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."

Meat Fare Saturday (chant), Kontakion

"With the saints give rest," sung on the Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday. Also sung in the Funeral Service (See Funeral Service). Updated 1/17/17.

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

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Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thy tongue, awakened unto doctrines . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.   "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."

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Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, All Modes

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 08, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eighth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 11, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eleventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 8

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "When the thrones are placed..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Woe to thee, O darkened soul..."

O
Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

The three hymns are sung as the Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion, after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These three hymns are sung during the Season of the Triodion, in Orthros as the Post-Gospel hymns after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.  They are in Western & Byzantine notation.  Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode & Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  Updated 2/19/17.

P
Paraklesis-Small

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the hymn sung at the Glory of "Lord I have cried" on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican.

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, during the Triodion.

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "I picture that day and that hour..." and Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Verily, Daniel the Prophet..."

Praises for St. Anthony the Great

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th

Praises for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Prokeimenon, Great - First of Lent [Listen]

This Great Prokeimenon is sung on Forgiveness Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Sundays during Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "Turn not thy face away . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great - Second of Lent

This Great Prokeimenon is sung on the 1st (Sunday of Orthodoxy), the 3rd and the 5th Sunday of Lent, in Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "Thou hast given an inheritance, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 1/5/17.

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Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

S
Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

Saturday of Souls, Doxatikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord I have cried" is sung on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "I weep and I wail."

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Akathist Hymn (Service), Troparion

This Troparion is sung on the 5th Friday of Great Lent - "With mystic apprehension..."

Mid-Pentecost, Troparion

Troparion sung from the 4th - 5th Wednesday after Pascha.  "In the midst of this feast, O Savior . . . ."

Pentecost, Troparion

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is sung 50 days after Pascha: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "Blessed art thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 8

Convention music-6.8

Chariton the Confessor, Apolytikion of

"The barren wilderness..."  Feast day is September 28th.  Updated 1/3/7.

Constantine & Helen, Troparion of

Feast day is May 21st

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Hilarion the Great, Troparion of

"The barren wilderness ..."  Feast Day is October 21st

Holy Fathers, Troparion of the

Sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; the Sunday before Pentecost; the Sunday between July 13-19

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

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

John Chrysostom, Troparion of

Feast Day is November 13th. This is also sung after his Paschal homily is read on Pascha.

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

Stephen of Palestine, Troparion of

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

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of Gregory Palamas

Troparion of the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of John Climacus of the Divine Ladder

Troparion of the 4th Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion (Troparion) of St. John Climacus (of the Ladder) is sung on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent and also on his Feast day of March 30th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Troparion of the 5th Saturday of Lent

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

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, and also on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."   Updated 3/24/17.

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Mary of Egypt, sung on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent and on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Troparion of the Deposition of the Precious Sash of the Theotokos

Feast day is August 31st

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Holy Forefathers, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "The Paradise of Eden".

Nikephoros, Translation of relics - Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the evening of March 12th (for the 13th), with the prosomion "A strange wonder," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Putting the passions in servitude . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Feast Day is February 2nd.

Saint John of Damascus, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "What shall we call you".

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  Special melody (prosomion) "Paradise of Eden."

Vespers, Kazan - Fast Final Glory in Assorted Tones

Fast Final Glory in various Byzantine tones, from Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - O Lord I have cried with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at O Lord I have cried, Tone 8

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord I have cried", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 8

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Slow Final Glory in Various Tones

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Vespers, Kazan - Weekday Prokeimena

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers.