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Chadi Karam

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, Doxastikon, 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.  Updated 8/11/2020.  (Praying this is the last update ... for sure this time!)  Plus, is now added, the Audio file from Dn. John.  Click on Listen.

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 7/4/2022.

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 . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins-Complete-Byzantine 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 (long & short versions), Praises, Glory/Both now at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger."  BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/30/2021.

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha for Great & Holy Saturday, sung on Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 5/10/19.  This text and music is also sung as the Glory of the Aposticha for Great Vespers of the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Joseph of Arimathaea, and Nicodemus, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/28/2020.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the God is the Lord with the Apolytikia that are sung on Holy Friday evening for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service).  "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.  Updated 3/17/2020.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 4-The Lamentations

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Lamentations are sung on Holy Friday night 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.  Updated 3/26/2020.

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.

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine versions.  Updated 4/11/2021.

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.  Updated text (spiritual) 2/13/2022.  (The audio may be updated at some point.)

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

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.  Updated 3/10/2020.  (Click on "Listen" to hear it being sung by Chadi.)  Updated 3/23/2021.

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 3/24/2021.

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 . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The sea beheld and fled; Jordan turned back."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Our God is in Heaven

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is a Great Prokeimenon:  "Our God is in Heaven and on earth; He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, My mouth shall speak wisdom

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, The righteous man shall flourish

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/19/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Prokeimenon sung at Matins on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th- 24th.  "The collection of the Law's teachings . . . ."  This music is in both Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/17/2020, Rev. 5

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Synaxis of the Archangels (Nov 8)

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 1/22/18.

Silouan of Athos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for St. Silouan the Athonite, feast day September 24th.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility . . . ."

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