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Kontakion of Annunciation

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

Kontakion of Annunciation

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

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

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

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

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

All Saints Series

Divine Liturgy music for All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, including the Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia and Communion Hymn

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.

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.

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, 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, Kontakion (choral)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

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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.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All the world doth celebrate . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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, 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.

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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, 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, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

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.  [The chant and choral version of the Apolytikion have been updated (11/15/17).]

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from November 9th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

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

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."

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Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Cheese Fare Sunday (choral), 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 Saturday (choral), Kontakion

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

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Meat Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

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

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (choral), Kontakion

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season

Prodigal Son Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

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

Prodigal Son Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

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

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

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

Annunciation, Kontakion

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

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 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 . . . ."

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

Kontakion, choral version, sung from November 26 - December 24.  "The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  "On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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

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

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

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

Feast day is February 2nd

Theophany, Kontakion

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

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..."

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (choral)

Convention music-9A

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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.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

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.

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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.

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.

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.  

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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.  BEING UPDATED...

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, the Original melody/automelon "On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in Essense . . . ."  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th. "The Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

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, 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, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

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Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/20/17.

Pascha, Kontakion

The Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Pascha season.  "O Christ our God, though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  Updated 4/20/17.

Pascha, Kontakion (chant)

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

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, Kontakion (chant)

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

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday) Series

Divine Liturgy Music for Thomas Sunday, the First Sunday after Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/14/17.

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, Kontakion (chant)

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

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

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