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Title & Description Keywords
B
By The Waters of Babylon [Listen]

In some traditions, this is sung following the Polyeleos during Matins (Orthros) on the three Sunday before Lent.

C
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 . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

K
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 . . ."

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 ..."

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.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

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

Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Cheese Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

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

M
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..."

O
Open To Me The Doors of Repentance [Listen]

These reverential troparia are sung during Matins (Orthros) 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.

P
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.

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..."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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

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.

S
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, 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.

V
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.

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.

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."