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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.

Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

These are the Odes to sing for the Canon of the Akathist Hymn (Service), Tone/Mode 4.  The music is by Basil Crow using the text from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.  "I shall open my mouth to chant and with the Spirit shall I be filled."

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.

Awed By Thy Beauty

Concluding Troparion for the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

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 . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises sung at Orthros on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since they welcomed His sufferings, all the Saints that are in His earth . . . ."

Alleluia for warmup of voices

This Alleluia may be sung to warmup your voice before chanting and singing, as you pray at the same time.

Alleluia in Lent - Tone 8

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

Alleluias during Lent

These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

Annunciation Series [Listen]

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Aposticha & Glory/Both now at Vespers

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises in Orthros (Matins)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

This is the Troparion sung after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy on me, O God, . . ." on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, in Tone/Mode 2. "Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

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

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Refrain-Troparion of the Second Antiphon, Byz T2

This Refrain and Troparion of the Second Antiphon are in Byzantine Tone 2, traditional melody.  "Save us, O Son of God . . . who art risen from the dead (who are wondrous in the saints) . . . ."  "Only-begotten Son . . . ."

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

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 Series

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/19/17.

Ascension, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Original Melody: "While thy disciples looked on thee."

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Ascension, Matins (Orthros) Prokeimenon

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in jubilation . . . ."

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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Baptism, Sacrament of

Chant and Choral music for the Sacrament of Baptism.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13.

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 . . . ."

Be Quick To Anticipate, Original Melody

Special Melody from 2nd Orthros Kathisma-Wednesday-T4

Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Byzantine Guide to the Tones

An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant

Byzantine Guide to the Tones: Mneumonic Verses [Listen]

A singable guide to each tone in Byzantine chant, syllabic style only. (Not to be actually sung in church, though!)  Click on [Listen] to hear this being sung.

Byzantine Tone Formulae

A comprehensive chart for understanding the 8 Byzantine Tones

Byzantine Vespers Project

This is the music from the 1974 version of Kazan's Vespers. It has been typeset but NOT corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added.  Updated 11/22/16.

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the Glory to be sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam sat opposite paradise . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory to be sung at the Aposticha on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam for eating was driven from Paradise . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "The time cometh . . ."

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

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

Christ is Risen (Arabic)

Standard Archdiocese Version, revised 5/12/12

Christ is Risen (Combined) [Listen]

Standard Archdiocese Version in English, Arabic, and Greek (slow versions), followed by the quick version with verses (Let God arise, etc.); revised 5/12/12.

Christ is Risen (English) [Listen]

Standard Archdiocese Version

Christ is Risen (Greek)

Standard Archdiocese Version

Christ is Risen (Quick)

Standard Archdiocese Version, quick version, sung with the verses "Let God arise...," etc.  Updated 4/25/17.

Circumcision of our Lord & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Update 6/17/13.

Communion Hymn

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

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilaria & Theotokia

These are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Willingly lifted on the Cross on Golgatha . . . The Lord God took flesh . . . In joy we cry aloud to thee . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "O Constantine, the dear and magnified king . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory at the Aposticha sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Like a brilliant ray, like the evening star . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "The King of kings and God . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

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Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Rejoice."   "Rejoice, spiritual swallow . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  It is done in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory/Both now at the Praises is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Verily, the clouds, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Glory, Both now, and Idiomelon are sung on August 15th, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theorokos.  "When the translation of thine undefiled body . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These are the Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Katabasia 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Katabasia 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 20th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn. Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

This Troparion is sung on September 14th, the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and August 1st: 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, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.  "Come, all ye nations, let us adore the blessed Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Today, O Christ God, as we sinners venerate thy precious Cross . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, sung from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  "Verily, Moses having struck with his rod . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) 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

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from September 14-21, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."  Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

Ananias & Romanos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on October 1st for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy & our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As Christ's disciple from of old . . . In tuneful songs inspired of God . . . ."

Anthimos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromarty Anthimos of Nicomdia, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Strike up today an annual choir with gladness . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 17th for the Feast of St. Anthony the Great

Athanasius of Athos, Exaposteilarion

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Averkios the Wonderworker & Seven Holy Youths, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker and the Seven Holy Youths, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O godly wise Averkios . . . Let us all sing . . . ."

Barbara and John of Damascus, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Prosomoia of "While standing in the temple's courts".

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, prosomion to "While standing in the temple's courts," Tone 3/Third Mode.

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st, the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on November 1st.

Cyprian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for St. Cyprian, October 2. Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Elisha (Elisseus), Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on June 14

Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion, the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 21, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion, Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoion to "Upon that mount in Galilee", Tone 2/Second Mode.

George, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Holy Fathers (July), Exaposteilaria

These are sung on the Sunday that falls between July 13 and 19 for the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers (October), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Sunday of October 11-17, for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecum. Council, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind . . . O Lord, Thou Who art more than good . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, celebrated on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind of the Great Seventh Council . . . ."

Holy Forefathers, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken ye women".

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9.

James the Brother of Our Lord, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Apostle James, the Brother of Our Lord, 23 October. Prosomoia to "Upon that Mount in Galilee".

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Luke the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Mid-Pentecost - Wednesday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "At mid-Feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.

Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Tone 3/Third Mode, original melody/automelon of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for St Nicholas, December 6th.

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Upon that mount in Galilee".

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

Exaposteilarion/Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Pelagia, the Penitent, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Pelagia, praised of all . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

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

Exaposteilaria for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoia of "While standing in the Temple's courts".

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . ."

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoion of "Hearken, ye women".

Sunday before Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before Nativity (18th-24th), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Upon that mount in Galilee".  Updated 12/14/16.

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of All Saints. Updated 6/7/15.

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 5th Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers-1st Ecum. Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is to be sung on the Sunday after the Feast of Ascension.

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 3rd Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

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

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for St. Thekla, September 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A mortal bridegroom thou didst spurn . . . ."

Theoktistos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion with Theotokion sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Living the Angels' life on earth . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany), Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, prosomoion of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These exaposteilaria and theotokion are for the Holy Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Apostle and Eye-witness of Christ God . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

Zenobius and Zenobia - Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, 30 October.

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Festal Troparion after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after the Matins Gospel and the reading/chanting of Psalm 50.  "Through the intercessions of the Apostles . . . of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Being lifted upon the Cross, Thou didst raise Adam with Thyself . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Forgiveness Theotokion

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Forgiveness Evening Vespers, Tone/Mode 2.  "O Mother of the high God, O righteous one, . . ."

Funeral Service

Chant version of the Funeral Service. Updated 3/15/17.

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George, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Thou hast walked according to thy name, O George . . . ."  (Thou hast lived worthily of thy name . . .)

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Let us, brethren, extol spiritually . . . ."

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung on April 23rd at the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer.  "Spring hath shown forth; come, let us be glad . . . ."  Updated 4/15/17.

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.

Gladsome Light

This version has the corrected translation. See note at the bottom of the music.

Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

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.

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-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.

God is the Lord-Tone 2/Second 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 3/Third 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 4/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.

God is the Lord-Tone 5/Plagal 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 6/Plagal Second 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 7/Grave 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.

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.

God Is With Us

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

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 - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent. Updated 3/4/17.

Great Doxology - Tone 1

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 2

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins). Updated 6/10/15.

Great Doxology - Tone 3

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 4

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 5

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 6

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 7

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 8

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Rubrics

These are the Rubrics to follow for when the Bishop, Metropolitan, or Patriarch is serving the Divine Liturgy in your parish.  They are for the Priests, Choirs, and Chanters.

Holy Father Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Father of the 7th Ecumenical Council.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Unction Service

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

Holy Week Series

Selected pieces for Holy Week.

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 [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)

It Is Truly Meet

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.).

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.

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

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Innocent-Apostle to the Americas, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for St. Innocent, Apostle to the Americas.  "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord."

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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 . . . ."

Joseph was amazed, Original melody

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

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.

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 . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Ode 9, Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple - Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2), Odes 1-8, Tone 3/Third Mode.

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

Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Ode 9, Katabasia

Katabasia Ode 9 for Theophany (January 6), Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany) - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8, Katabasiae

Katabasiae 1-8 for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6, Second Canon, Tone 2/Second Mode

Theophany (Epiphany), Katabasiae

Katabasiae (double canon) for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6. Tone 2/Second Mode.

Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "In seeking (Thou soughtest) the heights."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."  Updated 3/23/17.

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.

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Prodigal Son Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season. Updated 1/26/17.

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).

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 15-23.  Revised version coming soon...

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on September 7

Forefeast of the Nativity, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Nativity, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

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

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Mid-Pentecost, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha, Prosomion "Thou Who wast raised up."   "O Sovereign Master and Creator of all things . . . ."

Nativity of Christ (chant), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Tone 3/Third Mode, original melody/automelon "On this day". Updated 12/11/16.

Prefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on March 24.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 14.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

Kontakion sung from January 2-5.  Updated 1/21/17.

Presentation (Entrance) of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from November 9-25.

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.

Theophany, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany, sung January 6th-14th, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared".

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text from Nassar, and music from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now . . . ."

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday.

Raphael, Kontakion

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

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

This is the Original Melody for "Seeking things on high." His Feast Day is September 1st.

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

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Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

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

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns.  Updated 3/23/17.

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 . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Aposticha and Doxa (Glory) at Great Vespers

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice and be happy, O city of Zion . . . ." and "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "The grace of truth hath shone . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Moses received the law in a period of abstinence . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "O ye who have passed from evil doctrine to true worship . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O thrice-blessed, righteous, and most holy Father . . . ."

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-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 3.  "O Christ our God, who didst accept crucifixion willingly . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "O Lord, who didst support in war the all-humble David . . . ."

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 "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "The power of thy Cross, O Christ, hath done wonders . . . ."  Updated 3/27/17.

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thou didst sever with the sword of abstinence . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 3/3/17.

Lenten Triodion Series

Troparia & Kontakia in Choral & Chant arrangements for the Sundays of the Lenten Triodion, from Pharisee & Publican to the 5th Sunday of Great Lent.  Updated 3/24/17.

Lesser Sanctification of Water, Service

This Service of the Lesser Sanctification of Water has been approved for use in the Archdiocese, at the time of the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), or even at times when holy water is needed in the parish.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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).

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

Great Litany (simple chant)

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Great Litany-Byzantine

This Great Litany (Ektenia) in chant form can be used for the beginning of any of our services. 

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Fervent Supplication includes the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4 sung at the Village (in many languages), the Traditional Tone 5 used in the Artoklasia (English, Arabic, & Greek), and the simple Tone 8.

Litany of Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Supplication includes the simple "Lord, have mercy" as well as "Grant this, O Lord."

Matins, Kazan - First Little Litany

First Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Great Litany

Great Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Second Little Litany

Second Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #1

Third Little Litany at Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #2

Third Little Litany at Matins, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

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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 - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 2/Second Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 3/Third Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/12/17.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4/Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 5/Plagal I Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 7/Grave Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 7/Grave Mode.

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

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

History & Intonations of Many Years

A historical description and intonations of the singing of God Grant You Many Years

Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

Many Years - Intonations

Two versions

Byzantine Matins Project

This is the entire set of music from the 1976 version of Kazan's Byzantine Matins Project. It has been typeset and corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added. Please use with it the newer versions of the God is the Lord, also found in this PDF Library, Section G.  Updated 4/14/17.

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 - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Second Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 03, Tone 3

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Third Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 04, Tone 4

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fourth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 05, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fifth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 06, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Sixth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 07, Tone 7

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Seventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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 09, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Ninth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 10, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Tenth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second 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 - Evlogetaria, Resurrectional

Resurrectional Evlogetaria for Sunday Orthros, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up"

Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasia for the Theotokos, Ode 9, Tone 4

Ninth Ode Katabasia for the Theotokos, "Let all earthborn mortals...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasiae for the Theotokos, Odes 1-8, Tone 4

Katabasiae 1-8 for the Theotokos, "I shall open my mouth...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book

Matins, Kazan - Let everything that hath breath, and Litany before the Orthros Gospel

"Let everything that hath breath..." and Litany before the Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Little Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God", Eastertide

Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God" for Eastertide, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Little Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God", usual Sundays

Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God" for usual Sundays, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Lord have mercy, after the Intercession

12x "Lord have mercy" after the Intercession, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth 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 - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7/Grave 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 1

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

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7/Grave 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 - Theotokion at Praises-T8

The Theotokion (Both now) sung at Sunday Orthros (Matins) in Tone 8.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2

Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2/Second 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.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 2

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 3

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 4

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 5

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 6

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 7

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 7/Grave 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..."

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..."

Meeting of the Lord Series

Music for the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, including the 9th Ode of Matins, and the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn of Liturgy. Updated 2/1/17.

Memorial Service

Chant version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service.  Updated 2/12/17.

Memory Eternal

Arabic version in Tone 6

Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 12/19/16.

Menaion - 02 February

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 03 March

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 3/4/17.

Menaion - 04 April

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 4/15/17.

Menaion - 05 May

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 5/6/17.

Menaion - 06 June

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 07 July

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 08 August

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 8/3/17.

Menaion - 09 September

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for September. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 9/14/17.

Menaion - 10 October

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for October. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/21/16.

Menaion - 12 December

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Update 12/14/16

Mid-Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for this Feast that comes the Wednesday between the Sunday of the Paralytic and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Fourth week after Pascha.  Updated 5/6/17.

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous Nicodemus.  Updated 4/20/17.  

Myrrh-Bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide (2nd Sunday after Pascha), the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.  Updated 3/31/17.  "When thou didst submit thyself unto death . . . ."  and "The pious Joseph . . . ."  and "Verily, the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

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National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.

Nativity of Christ, Kathismata

Kathismata for Nativity (December 25), Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoia of "Joseph was amazed".

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8/25/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 8th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon at the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Come, all ye believers, let us hasten to the Virgin . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) is sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The ends of earth rejoice today . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the Festal troparia sung at the Matins Gospel on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 2nd Canon

This is the Ninth Ode, with Magnifications, of the 2nd Canon for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul, the Virgin Mary, born of a barren womb.  Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."  Updated 9/2/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotkos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! From the barren woman . . . ."  Updated 9/9/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosmoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam be made new again . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

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O Lord of Hosts

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

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.

He Is Worthy

Sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

Music sung as the bishop prays over the head of the candidate being ordained

Ordination Troparia

Troparia sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

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Paraklesis-Great

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

Paraklesis-Little (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.  Updated 8/7/17.

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

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 . . . ."

Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Stichera of Pascha (Let God arise) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Today is the Day of Resurrection . . . ."

Pascha, Hypakoe

This Hypakoe is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "They who were with Mary . . . ."

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, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "Though thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

These are the Stichera of Pascha that are sung at the Aposticha in Great Vespers and at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Let God arise . . . Today, Christ, our saving Pascha . . . ."

Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/27/17.

Pentecost, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Feast of Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou who, as God, adornest."  "O Thou, O all-holy Spirit . . . The Father is light . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Pentecost, O heavenly King

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Prokeimenon in Orthros

Sung before the Orthros Gospel, on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."  Updated 5/25/17.

Peter & Paul, Akathist

Akathist service sung on June 29th, by Basil Kazan, taken from the text of the Menaion from St. John of Kronstadt Monastery.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on June 29th and 30th, for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) & Both Now at the Praises (June 29th)

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Christ, by inquiring three times, Peter lovest thou me? . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Orthros

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

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on Thursdays, Bright Monday, Pentecost, and for the Apostles.  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th, for Peter & Paul on the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give the Church Thy ven'rable Apostles . . . ."

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 Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Pharisse & 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.

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This Phimi is to be sung only with Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God."  UPDATED 7/6/15

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Nature and time have been made new . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind . . . ."

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH

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

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.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on October 22nd for St. Averkios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thee hath the Comforter's divine grace anointed as His high priest . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, Prosomoia of "Rejoice".

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

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.

George, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "O house of Ephratha".

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

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord. 23 October. Prosomoion, "Thou art the joy."  "As we the throngs of the pious . . . ."

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9. Prosomoia, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

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..."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers of the all-holy Church . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Aposticha of the Praises

Aposticha of the Praises, Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "O house of Ephratha".

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Ye angelic hosts".

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "Unto them that fear thee".

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."

St. John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

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

Sunday before Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, Prosomoia of "Rejoice".

Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises to be sung on the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 24th for St. Thekla.  "Rejoice, O ye people, for today is prepared the battleground for the struggle . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Toiling with labors both night and day . . . ."

Prodigal Son, 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 Prodigal Son.

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, during the Triodion.

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

Prokeimenon, 04 Wednesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Wednesday evening.  "Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and judge me by Thy strength."

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Thursday evening.  "My help cometh from the Lord, Who hath made heaven and earth."

Prokeimenon, 06 Friday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Friday evening.  "Thou, O God, art my helper, and Thy mercy shall go before me."

Prokeimenon, for Friday at Vespers

This Prokeimenon is sung at Friday Vespers, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou, O God, art my helper . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish . . . ."

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.

Prokeimenon, Saturday Vespers

Prokeimenon for Saturday Great Vespers, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode.  "The Lord is King . . . ."

Amomos - Psalm 118

This is the beginning of Psalm 118:1-12 that may be sung before chanting the Evlogetaria in Orthros.

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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

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Reception of a Bishop

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

Rejoice, O Bethany

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

Rejoice, O Virgin

This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 1 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 8 (Kazan)

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

Rich men have turned poor

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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Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

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, Aposticha at Orthros

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."

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

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, and the Saturday after Ascension.  "I weep and I wail."  (Simpler version.)

Saturday of Souls, Evlogitaria

These Evlogitaria are from the Funeral Service, and are sung at Orthros (Matins) on Saturday of Souls and Meat Fare Saturday.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy statutes.  The Choir of the Saints have found the Fountain of Life and the Door of Paradise . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Memorial Service

This Memorial Service is specifically for the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, in Tones 3, 4 & 6; Modes 3, 4 & Plagal Second Mode.

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha for the Departed at Vespers on Saturday of Souls, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Savior, by Thy Mother's prayers."

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

This Theotokion at the Aposticha of Orthros (Matins) is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou, who art a dwelling place worthy of God . . . ."

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

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

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers

This Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers

These Stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When the Savior asked the rank of the twelve Disciples . . . ."

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The Great Moses

Sung on Holy Friday night as the Glory of the Praises for Orthros of Holy Saturday, in the traditional melody of "Inna Mousa."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for St. Thekla, Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th.  "O Thekla the most blessed, thou hast trampled the enemy . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns. Updated 12/15/16.

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Theophany, First Kathisma

First Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 3/Third Mode, prosomoion of "Awed by thy beauty".

Theophany, Second Kathisma

Second Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "Joseph was amazed".

Theophany, Third Kathisma

Third Kathisma for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "Be quick to anticipate".

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

Transfiguration Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Communion Hymn was updated 7/17/15.

Updated again with a corrected Megalynarion, 7/24/17.

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

This is the Aposticha, Glory & Both now sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, he who spoke to Moses . . . Today hast thou manifest on Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, Christ took Peter, James and John . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

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

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."

Akathist Hymn (Service), Troparion

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

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 . . . ."

Forefeast of the Cross, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th.  "We offer thee in mediation . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on September 7th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Zebulon, and prepare, O Nephtali . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "And it came to pass that Mary was enrolled with Joseph . . . ."

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "River Jordan was turned back . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "The river Jordan receded of old . . . ."

Pascha, Troparion (Apolytikion)

This is the standard Troparion (Apolytikion) of Pascha, in English, Arabic, and Greek.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."

Pentecost, Troparion

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

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on August 14th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Come forward, O ye people . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Bethlehem . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Bethlehem . . . ."

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

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

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 2

Convention music-6.2

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 3

Convention music-6.3

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 4

Convention music-6.4

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 5

Convention music-6.5

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 6

Convention music-6.6

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 7

Convention music-6.7

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 8

Convention music-6.8

Adrian & Natalie, Troparion of

Sung on August 26th

Ananias of the 70, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st.  "O Holy Apostle Ananias, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Andrew, Troparion of

Feast Day is November 30th. (The ison may be held on the G all the way through, or followed as a movable ison, as written.)

Anthimos, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

Anthony, Troparion of

His Feast Day is January 17th.

Apostle, Troparion of an

This is the standard Troparion of the Apostles in Tone 3.  Various possibilities are given for all the different names of the Apostles.

Apostles, Troparion of the

This is used for the Apostles as a whole, as on their feast day of June 30th.

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, chant version (special melody)

Athansius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Troparion of [Listen]

Feast Day is January 18th

Averkios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hierapolis.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is August 29th.  Updated 5/9/14.

Chariton the Confessor, Apolytikion of

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

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Demetrius, Troparion of

Feast day is October 26 (Original Special Melody)

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ."

Elias, Troparion of

Feast day is July 20th

Elisha (Elisseus), Troparion of

This troparion is sung on June 14.  It is also the same troparion sung on July 20 for St. Elias.

Euphemia, Troparion of

Feast day is July 11th.

Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast day is February 24th

George, Apolytikion (Troparion)

Byzantine chant version. Feast day is April 23rd.  "Since thou art a liberator . . . ."  Updated 3/29/17.

Gregory of Armenia, Troparion of

"Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th

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 . . . ."

Haralampus, Troparion of

Feast day is February 10th

Hilarion the Great, Troparion of

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

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Troparion of

Feast day is December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  Updated 12/30/16.

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for both the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, and the Holy Apostle James, brother of John the Theologion (son of Zebedee), April 30th.  "O Holy Apostle James . . . ."

James The Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. James the Brother of Our Lord, October 23

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

Joel, Troparion of the Prophet

Feast day is October 19th

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

Feast Day is November 13th. This is also sung after his Paschal homily is read on Pascha. "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

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 of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Adapted prosomoion of "Awed by the beauty".  Updated 11/25/16.

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 8th and September 26th. "O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

Luke, Troparion of

Troparion sung on October 18th.  This is the traditional troparion in Tone 3 for the Apostles.

Luke, Troparion of

Troparion sung on October 18th.  This is a special troparion in Tone 5 for St. Luke himself.

Mark, Troparion of

Feast Day is April 25th

Martyr - For a woman, Troparion

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; special melody of Joseph was amazed (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."

Martyr(s) - For a man, Troparion

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord . . . ."  (Or, "Thy martyrs, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

Menas, Victor, & Vincent, Troparion of

Feast day is November 11th

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th for the Feast of St. Nicholas.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."   Updated 9/27/17.

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Panteleimon, Troparion of

Feast day is July 27th. (Updated!)

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Prophets, Troparion of

Most of the Prophets are included here with the different settings for each of their names.

Raphael, Troparion of

Feast Day is first Saturday of November

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Silouan, of Athos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for St. Silouan the Athonite, feast day September 24th.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

Her Feast Day is September 24th.  This version is from the Antiochian Village.

Theoktistos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymius the Great.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make furtile . . . ."

Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner, Troparion of the

Feast day is May 25th

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Apostle Thomas, October 6th.  "O Holy Apostle Thomas . . . ."

Apolytikiion-Martyrs-Departed

These Apolytikia and Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

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 . . . ."

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the First Sunday of Lent.  Updated 2/14/17.

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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 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 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 Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin)

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Apostle James Brother of Our Lord, Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Apostle James, Brother of Our Lord, October 23. Prosomoia to "Unto Them that Fear Thee."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."

Apostle James, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Apostle James, October 9. Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for Averkios the Wonderworker, October 22nd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Dedicating thy whole self to God . . . ."

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  The 1st set follows Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "While celebrating the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  The 2nd set follows "O strange wonder."  "To a brightly beaming festival . . . ."

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.  "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."

Febronia-Ven. Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 25th for the Venerable Martyr Febronia of Nisibis, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Contest corresponding to thy training thou didst bear patiently . . . ."

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.  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera at "O Lord I have cried" are sung on Forgiveness Sunday night, after the 4 Penitential stichera, Tone/Mode 2.  "Let us all hasten . . ."

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

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Firmly and sacredly longing for . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera and Glory (Doxastikon) are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O Philanthropic Word, boundless and indescribable . . . ."  "Glory . . . Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council that falls between October 11th-17th, Prosomoion "Ere the morning star."  "Patriarch Germanos the New assembled the accounts . . . ."  (Verses 1-3 are on pages 1-2; verses 4-6 are on pages 3-4.)

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".

Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, Stichera at "O Lord I Have Cried"

Stichera at Vespers, "O Lord I have cried", for Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia. Prosomoia to "As one valiant", 4th mode.

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

James the Persian, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the "O Lord I have cried", St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoia to "When he took thee", Tone 2/Second Mode.

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."

Leontios-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 18th for the Martyr Leontios at Tripoli in Phoenicia, Prosomion "What shall we now call you."  "How shall we address thee, O glorious one? . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyr

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 5/4/17.

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 . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion, April 3rd, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the Word, thou wast shown forth . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 9th for Hieromartyr Pankratios, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As he went about throughout the world . . . ."  Updated 6/23/17.

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

These stichera are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Thou who was rightly named Merciful in All Things . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for St. Pelegia the Penitent of Antioch, October 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pelagia most ven'rable, with all tem'prance and toil . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "In thy great compassion . . . ."

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.

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.

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the feast of the Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As filled with grace and divine wisdom . . . ."

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.

Prokopios the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Prokopios the Confessor of Decapolis, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."  "Being made, O Prokopios, in the image of God Himself . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for Romanos the Melodist, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The skilled composer of music and the Divine Spirit's lyre . . . ."

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 Barbara, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 2/Second Mode. Prosomoia of "When he took thee".

Saint Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "Thou who wast called on high".

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".

Saint John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

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".

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."

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

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."

Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, October 22nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

Silas and the other Apostles of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for July 30th, for Apostles Silas, Silvan, Crescens, Epenetos, and Andronikos of the Seventy, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Flashing brilliantly with the beams of the Spirit's enlightenment . . . ."

Ss. Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2. Prosomoia, "As one valiant".

St. John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "As one valiant", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

St. Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for Vespers of November 6, St. Paul the Confessor. Prosomoia to "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "Unto them that fear thee".

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Ye are blessed in very truth . . . ."

The Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, served on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October. Prosomoia to "'Ere the morning star".

The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "As one valiant".

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Thy hallowed memorial today . . . ."  Updated 8/21/17.

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."

Vesperal Stichera for August 16

These stichera are sung on August 16 for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), and the After-Feast of the Dormtion of the Theotokos

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cosmas and Damian

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

These are the stichera at Vespers for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

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.

Vesperal Stichera for Sunday before Theophany

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

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 . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera and Glory at the Aposticha

These are the stichera and the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha on Forgiveness Sunday Evening, Tone/Mode 4.  "Thy grace hath risen . . ." and "The ranks of angels praise thee . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha in Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th.  "Ye have become, O Holy Fathers, conscientious keepers . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All who love Martyrs must honor with praise . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."

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.  "Accept our evening prayers, O holy Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria), verses (stichologia), and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Come ye, let us worship him . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ Savior, the might of death . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "We worship untiringly thy quickening Cross, O Christ God . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "With thy noble cross, O Christ . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O Christ, Possessor of victory over hades . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

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.  "Evening praise and spoken worship do we offer thee . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Fast Final, in Assorted Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Slow Final, in Various Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Chant)

Lamp-lighting hymn after "O Lord, I have cried", chant setting.  "O gladsome Light of the holy glory . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimena, Weekdays, Sun-Fri

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers, Sunday to Friday evening.

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimenon on Saturday evening

Vesperal prokeimenon sung on Saturday evening.  "The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 1

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 1/First Mode.  "By thy passion, O Christ . . . Behold, now is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 2

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior . . . O wondrous event, transcending all the ancient miracle . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 3

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ, who didst darken the sun with thy passion . . . Thou didst verily conceive by the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 4

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "When thou wast lifted up upon the cross, O Lord . . . O thou who art free from all blemish . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 5

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . O most revered Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou hast risen from the tomb, O Savior of the world . . . All we earthly ones, O Lady . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thou didst ascend the cross, O Jesus . . . O Virgin without groom, blameless one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.  "By thy passion, O Christ, we have been set free from sufferings . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 2

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior, hath illumined the whole universe . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 3

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ, who didst darken the sun with thy passion . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 4

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "When thou wast lifted up upon the cross, O Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 5

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou hast risen from the tomb, O Savior of the world . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thou didst ascend the cross, O Jesus . . . ."

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.  "Let us sing the praises of Mary, the Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 2)

Theotokion of the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 2/Second Mode.  "O Virgin, verily the shadow of the law . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 3)

Theotokion of the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Lady of exceeding honor . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 4)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "David the prophet who became through thee, O Theotokos . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 5)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "The sign of the virgin bride who knew not wedlock . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 6)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Who shall not magnify thee, most holy Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 7)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "O pure Theotokos, thou wast known as a mother . . . ."

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.  "Verily, the King of heaven, for his love to mankind . . . ."

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First Mode.  "Behold, now is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 2

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "O wondrous event, transcending all the ancient miracles . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 3

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "Thou didst verily conceive by the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 4

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "O thou who art free from all blemish . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 5

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O most revered Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 6

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode. "O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 7

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "All we earthly ones, O Lady . . . ."

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

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O Virgin without groom, blameless one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - St. Simeon's Prayer (Chant)

St. Simeon's Prayer; chant setting by Kazan in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace . . . ."

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We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Chant version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning.  Updated 8/26/17.

Who Is So Great A God

Great Prokeimenon sung at Vesper Service on the eve of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Pascha (Agape), and Pentecost