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Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Penitential Troparia (Troparia of Contrition)

These troparia are sung at various times during Lent and at the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  "Have mercy on us, O Lord ... O Lord, have mercy on us . . . Open unto us the door of thy compassion . . . ."

Holy Unction Service (Selected Hymns)

These are selected hymns: the Canon, the beginning of the Praises, and the Final Troparia for the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  The complete file will be available, Lord willing, for Holy Week, 2023.  Canon Updated 4/20/2022.

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Apolytikia

These are the two apolytikia sung on Holy Friday afternoon at the Great Vespers for Great & Holy Saturday.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Pentecost, 07-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Heavenly King . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 06-Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Praises sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Today all the nations beheld strange things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 05-Exaposteilaria

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Exaposteilaria sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou, All-holy Spirit . . . The Father is Light . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 04-Troparia after Psalm 50

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions . . .  Have mercy . . .  Heavenly King . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation . . . ."

Pentecost, 03-Prokeimenon

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Prokeimenon sung during Matins/Orthros on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Thy Holy Spirit shall lead me . . . ."  The Byzantine notation will be added later.  Updated 6/13/2021.

Pentecost, 01-Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion sung for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, 02-Kathismata

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Kathismata sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  First Set:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Let us faithful celebrate . . . ," "Coming down to those on earth . . . ."  Second set:  Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "After Thy Rising, O Christ . . . "  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, Complete Service-Western notation

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the complete service for Holy Wednesday Orthros/Matins, sung on Holy Tuesday night, in Western notation only.

Holy Wednesday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the complete service for Holy Wednesday Orthros/Matins, sung on Holy Tuesday night, in Byzantine notation only.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 04 Exaposteilarion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Thy bridal chamber, O my Savior . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 05 Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Thee, the Son of the Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 03 The Triodion Canon

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Triodion Canon, Odes 3, 8 & 9, sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Upon the rock of faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 01 Alleluia & Apolytikion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Alleluia, with verses, and the Apolytikion of the Bridegroom sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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