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Deacon John El Massih

Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Matins (Orthros) Prokeimenon

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in jubilation . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/12/19.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Great Litany (simple chant)

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Litanies

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

George, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.  Updated 3/26/18.

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 2/21/19 (music & corrections to text).

Alleluia in Lent

This Alleluia replaces "God is the Lord" during Orthros/Matins on weekdays during the Lenten season.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 5)

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Exaposteilaria

After-feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Fulfilling Thine ineffable economy for us, O Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Slow Final, in Various Tones

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated typos & accidentals, and isson, 7/28/18. (New link as well.)

Beheading of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Apolytkion of St. John the Baptist, Feast Day for his Beheading is August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/30/17.

Before Thy Cross

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Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, and also on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."   Updated 4/16/19.

Ignatius of Antioch, Apolytikion

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

The Apolytikion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 6/27/19, with corrected music!

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