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Praises

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-6-Matins, The Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the initial 4 Praises that are sung on Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ.  "Let every breath . . . Praise Him, all ye His angels . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts . . . We praise Thy saving Passion, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Holy Saturday Matins-Complete-Western 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 of the Resurrection (long & short versions), Praises, Glory/Both now at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger." It is in Western notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Glory & Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Glory . . . Great Moses mystically prefigured this day . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Praises are sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Today the grave holdeth Him Who holdeth creation in the palm of His hand . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Forefeast of the Annunciation (March 24), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, March 24th, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Inclining unto His own tender compassions . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises for Lazarus Saturday Matins.  "Glory . . . A great and marvelous miracle . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 6-Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Praises sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Since Thou art the Resurrection and the Life of mankind . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon sung at the Praises in Orthros/Matins on the Third Sunday in Lent.  "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These Praises are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Why, O Baptist John, dost thou doubt the dispensation . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises (for Sunday)

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, when November 11th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  (The Patriarchate of Antioch calls for these Aposticha stichera to be sung as the Praises when this day falls on a Sunday.)

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Thekla, thou beautiful virgin, first among martyrs of Christ . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Praises for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love which thou didst have for thy Christ . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These praises are sung for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All of creation rejoiceth in thy conception today . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "This day we go forth to welcome the bright and glorious Transfiguration . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

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