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Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Western notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Western notation only.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

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

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-6-Matins, The Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the initial 4 Praises that are sung on Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ.  "Let every breath . . . Praise Him, all ye His angels . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts . . . We praise Thy saving Passion, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-5-Matins, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Exaposteilarion sung during the Paschal season.  "When Thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-4-Matins, The Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete Canon of Pascha, with Hiermoi, Troparia & Katavasia.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-3-Matins, Christ is Risen

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The slow and quick versions of "Christ is risen" sung during the Paschal season, with verses when needed.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-2-Matins, Come ye receive the light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is "Come receive ye the light" that is sung (usually by the Priest) on Pascha night, followed by "Angels in the Heavens, O Christ" that is sung during the procession after receiving the light.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-1-Midnight Office, Resurrectional Apolytikion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrectional Apolytikion sung at the end of the Midnight Office on Pascha night.  "When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-0-Midnight Office, Canon of Holy Friday

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Canon of Holy Saturday (Holy Friday night) that is also sung on Holy Saturday night during the Midnight Office.  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday, which is also sung on Palm Sunday.  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Holy Saturday Matins-Complete-Western notation

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the complete service for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday night.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection (long & short versions), Praises, Glory/Both now at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger." It is in Western notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 9-Give Me This Stranger

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This hymn is sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), either during or after the procession with the Epitaphios.  "When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 8-Great Doxology

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the Great Doxology sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  It is in triple-meter.  "Glory to Thee Who hast shown forth the light . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Glory & Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Glory . . . Great Moses mystically prefigured this day . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Praises are sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Today the grave holdeth Him Who holdeth creation in the palm of His hand . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 5-Evlogetaria

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the long version and the short version of the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of angels was amaed to see Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 3-The Canon

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Hiermoi, troparia & Katavasia for each Ode of the Canon sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/16/19.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 2-Kathismata

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the two Kathismata sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Joseph asked Thy worshipful Body from Pilate . . . The Angel choirs were awestruck to see . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung at the Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Prosomoion "Thou soughtest the heights (Seeing things on high)."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."

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