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Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Virginity is alien to mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (chant)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Apolytikion sung for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is the Glory (Doxastikion) sung at the Praises for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "The most solemn festival of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 7/7/2020.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at Vespers at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "By His three-fold question: Peter lovest thou Me? . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Pentecost at "O Lord, I have cried" in Vespers.  "Come, O ye peoples, let us worship the Godhead of three Hypostases . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear Deacon John chant it.  Updated 6/4/2020, PM.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 8)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 8, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 7)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 7, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 6)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 6, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 5)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 5, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 4)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 4, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 3)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 3, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 2)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 2, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  

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  • O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 1)

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    O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

    This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

    Samaritan Woman, Doxastikon at the Aposticha at Vespers

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    Samaritan Woman Sunday

    This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.  It is also sung during the following week of the Samaritan Woman.  "When by Thine ineffable dispensation . . . ."  The Byzantine version will be added when it is available.  Updated 5/19/2020.

    Mid-Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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    Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

    This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Mid-Pentecost.  "Having been enlightened by the Resurrection of Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/12/2020.

    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

    This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried" sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha.  "The ointment-bearing women, O Savior . . . ."  (Click on "Listen" to hear Dn. John chant it.)  The Byzantine notation will be added when it is complete.

    Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Glory/Both now at the Praises

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    Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

    This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), the First Sunday after Pascha.  "Eight days after Thy Resurrection, O Jesus . . . ."

    Polyeleos, Psalm 134 (Brief version)

    This is the Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung on major feasts during Matins.  "O ye servants of the Lord. Alleluia.  Praise ye the Name of the Lord. O ye servants, praise the Lord . . . ."

    Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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    Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

    This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) for the 5th Sunday in Lent.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . "

    O Lord of Hosts (English & Arabic)

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    This is sung during the Great Compline service, and is given here in English and with Arabic phonetics.  "O Lord of Hosts, be with us . . . ."

    O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

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    O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

    These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

    God Is With Us

    This is sung during the Great Compline service.  "God is with us.  Understand all ye nations, and submit yourselves, for God is with us."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/3/2020.

    Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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    Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

    This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."

    Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH - key of A

    This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of A.

    Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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    Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

    This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

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