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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."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion) [Listen]

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) of the Feast of Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25, Tone/Mode 4; Audio mp3 available.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  Updated 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, 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, 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 . . . ."

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Be Quick To Anticipate, Original Melody

Special Melody from 2nd Orthros Kathisma-Wednesday-T4

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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.

Great Doxology - Tone 4

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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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 . . . ."

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

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Joseph was amazed, Original melody

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

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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 . . . ."

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

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

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

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 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 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.

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".

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

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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 4/Fourth Mode

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

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 - 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 - 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 4

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4/Fourth 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 - 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.

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Nativity of Christ, Kathismata

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

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Paraklesis-Small

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

Pentecost Orthros Prokeimenon

Sung before the Orthros Gospel  Updated 5/29/15

Apostle James, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, October 9. Prosomoia, "Unto them that fear thee", Tone 4.

Praises for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

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

Praises for the Dormition of the Theotokos

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

Praises for the Sunday of All Saints

These Praises are sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, for All Saints, in the special melody of "As one valiant."

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.

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.

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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.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion 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.

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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.

T
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".

Ascension, Troparion

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is sung from the Feast of Ascension until the Friday before Pentecost.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."  Updated 6/13/13.

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 . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "We who eagerly honor thee . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 4

Convention music-6.4

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.)

Anthony, Troparion of

His Feast Day is January 17th.

Archangels, Troparion of the

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

Archangels, Troparion of the

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

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

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.

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

Feast day is February 24th

George, Troparion of

Byzantine chant version. Feast day is April 23rd.

Gregory of Armenia, Troparion of

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

Haralampus, Troparion of

Feast day is February 10th

Ignatius of Antioch, Troparion of

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

James The Brother of Our Lord, Apolytikion

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

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".

John the Hut-Dweller, Troparion of

Feast day is January 15th

Martyr - For a man, Troparion

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord..."

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..."

Menas, Victor, & Vincent, Troparion of

Feast day is November 11th

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

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

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th, the Feast of St. Nicholas. Updated 6/16/15.

Peter & Paul, Troparion of

Feast day is June 29th; sung also on the 30th

Peter and Paul, Troparion of

Feast day is June 29th; sung also on the 30th; Convention music-8C

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

Feast day is May 25th

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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 . . . ."

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".

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".

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".

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 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.

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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".

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".

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".

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. 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

Vespers, Kazan - Fast Final Glory in Assorted Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - O Lord I have cried with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 4

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 4

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

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.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 4

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Vespers, Kazan - Slow Final Glory in Various Tones

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

Vespers, Kazan - Weekday Prokeimena

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers.