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A Good Word [Listen]

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

Annunciation, Praises at Orthros (Matins)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

As Many As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

As Many As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 3/24/17.

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."

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Bartholomew & Barnabas, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers on June 11th for Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs . . . ."  "O seers and Apostles of our God . . . ."

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Lazarus Saturday Communion Hymn

Another choral arrangement of the Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and babes . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."

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Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

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God is the Lord-Tone 1/First 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 1

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn 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 . . . ."

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Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."

Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21 to December 24.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26-31.

Nativity of Christ, Katabasiae

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon, which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself. Updated 11/21/16.

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Meat Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

This version of the Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple is from St. Anthony's Monastery, Arizona.

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

Feast day is February 2nd

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, for St. John Climacus, Tone/Mode 1.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 1.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . ."

Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs is needed.

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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 1/First Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 01, Tone 1

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the First Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 1

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren..."

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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.

Paralytic Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.  "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . We believers in unison bless thee . . . ."

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

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)

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 . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Aposticha-Glory-Both Now

This is the music for the Aposticha, the Glory & Theotokion at Vespers for Ss. Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O glorious Apostle Paul, who can describe thy bondage . . . Glory . . . Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . Both now . . . Thou art the true vine . . . ."

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

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

Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord. 23 October. Prosomoia to "Thou art the joy".

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Triodion.

Praises for St. Nicholas

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord . . . ."

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

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Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

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Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of our Lord, Troparion

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) for the Feast of our Lord's Circumcision; Feast day is January 1st, Prosomion "As Gabriel cried unto thee."  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Dormition, Apolytikion (Troparion)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition, Apolytikion (Troparion)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

This Troparion is sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (choral)

Feast day is September 14th; Convention music-6.9.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 1/First Mode.

Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

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

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 1

Convention music-6.1

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

Feast Day is January 1st, Tone 1/First Mode.

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent [Listen]

Sunday of the Cross

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Archangel Gabriel

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoia to "O strange wonder", Tone 1/First Mode.

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoia to "Thou art the joy", Tone 1/First Mode.

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Season of the Triodion.

Phocas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on July 23rd for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since he hath filled up the wine-bowl of his martyric blood . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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

Prodigal Son, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.

Saint Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

Saint Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle (January 22), Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoia of "O all-lauded martyrs".

Vesperal Stichera for St. Xenia of Rome & St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

These are the two sets of 3 stichera each for St. Xenia of Rome and St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, sung on January 24th.

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 1

"O Lord I have cried" (Kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 1

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at O Lord I have cried, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord I have cried", Tone 1/First Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First 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.