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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.

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn - Service

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.

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 5/21/13.

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

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Before Thy Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent

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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. CORRECTED 9/15/08

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."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Ascension: "While thy disciples looked on thee."

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.

Dormition of the Theotokos - Feast & After-Feast, Exaposteilaria

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilarion

"The Cross is the guardian of the whole world", 2nd mode, Exaposteilarion for the Exaltation of the Cross.

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.

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.

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 Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

"The ends of the earth rejoice today upon thy birth", Second Mode, Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of the Theotokos.

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".

Theophany (Epiphany), Exaposteilarion

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

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Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

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

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version

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Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

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

Cross, Katabasiae

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

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.

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.

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.

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 (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

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from September 14-21 (Original Special Melody: Thou who was raised up).

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 Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.

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.

Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, sung December 25-31.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 24-September 12

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

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.

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

Feast day is February 2nd

Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

Kontakion sung from January 6-14 (Original Special Melody).  Updated 1/21/17.

Theophany, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany, January 1, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion of "On this day thou hast appeared".

Transfiguration (chant), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).

Transfiguration (choral), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).

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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

Lord, have mercy

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

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

This may be sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Russian melody.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

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Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).

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 6/17/13.

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.

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".

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.

Praises for the Dormition of the Theotokos

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week.

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".

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Ss. Peter & Paul-Orthros

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

Ss. Peter & Paul-Vespers

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

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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

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".

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 with new Apolytikion and Kontakion 3 August 2016.

Ascension, Troparion

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is sung from the Feast of Ascension until the Friday before Pentecost.  Updated 6/13/13.

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomoion of "While Gabriel was saying".

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

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is for the Feast of the Exaltaion of the Cross, and is written in Western and Byzantine notation.

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

Feast day is September 14th; Convention music-6.9

Pascha, Troparion

This is the standard Troparion (Apolytikion) of Pascha, in English, Arabic, and Greek.

Pentecost, Troparion

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is sung 50 days after Pascha: Standard Archdiocese Version.

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

Troparion sung on November 20

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

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

Transfiguration, Troparion (chant)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).

Troparion of the Dormition

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd

Troparion of the Dormition

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd

Troparion of the Elevation of the Cross

Sung on September 14th and the Third Sunday of Great Lent: Standard Archdiocese Version

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Cross

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on September 7th

Troparion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord

Sung on August 5th

Troparion of the Forefeast of Theophany

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Hard chromatic version.

Troparion of the Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany)

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Hard chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany)

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Soft chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Troparion sung on August 14th

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of Theophany (Epiphany)

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th

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

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

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

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

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.

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".

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Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost.