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Byzantine notation

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now (Theotokion) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast sojourned in a cave, O Christ God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O Jerusalem, keep feast, all ye that love Sion . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now at the Litia for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "All the Angels in Heaven dance . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory at the Litia (Entreaty) sung before the Aposticha for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "The Magi, Kings of Persia . . . ."

Martyrs-Another Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is another Apolytikion used for the Martyrs.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints . . . ."

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.)

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.

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.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Glory ... Today the living Temple of the great King ... Both now ... (same) ... Have mercy ... Today the Theotokos, the Temple that is to hold God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, GBN (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the chant version of the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin without blemish . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Beholding the entry of the All-Pure . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated with corrected text, 12/18/2021.

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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

This Apolytikion is for the St. Thekla, the Proto-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  The text is arranged by Emily Lowe, from the original text of Fr. John Namie.  "Glorious Thekla, thou, companion of Paul . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Great-Martyr Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite, October 3rd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly . . . ."

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.

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