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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 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. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, on August 1, August 6-13, and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxa (Glory/Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th, sung in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles were caught up on all sides . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Trisagion Hymn (Byz T1)

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Trisagion Hymns

This Trisagion Hymn is in English, Arabic, & Greek.  "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the 1st Exaposteilarion sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Prosomoion "When thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh."  "Thou gloomy sin hath stricken blind the inner eyes within my soul . . . ."

Anti-Cherubic Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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Cherubic Hymns

This Cherubic Hymn is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/18.

Holy Wednesday Orthros, Both now at Praises

This is the Both now at the Praises of Holy Wednesday Orthros, sung on Holy Tuesday evening.  "She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."

Holy Saturday Orthros-Complete

This is the service for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday evening.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Praises, Doxa at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger."  BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Friday Great Vespers, Doxa at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha on Great & Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  Byzantine notation only. Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation Service), Apolytikia

These are the Apolytikia sung on Holy Friday evening for Holy Saturday Orthros, beginning with "God is the Lord . . . The noble Joseph . . . Glory . . . When Thou didst descend unto death . . . Both now . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Orthros, Lamentations

These Lamentations are sung on Holy Friday evening for the Matins of Holy Saturday.  "In a grave they laid Thee . . . Right it is indeed . . . Every generation chanteth hymns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Who Is So Great A God

"Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God Who workest wonders."  This is sung at the evening Vespers on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, on Pascha (Agape Vespers), and Pentecost.

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is revealed the mystery that is from eternity . . . ."   Updated 3/25/18.

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Second Sunday in Lent, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Second Sunday in Lent.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Hymn of Kassiani

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha of the Praises for Holy Wednesday Orthros (sung on Holy Tuesday night).  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/30/18.

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

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