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Holy Wednesday Matins, 04 Exaposteilarion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Thy bridal chamber, O my Savior . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 05 Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Thee, the Son of the Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 03 The Triodion Canon

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Triodion Canon, Odes 3, 8 & 9, sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Upon the rock of faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 01 Alleluia & Apolytikion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Alleluia, with verses, and the Apolytikion of the Bridegroom sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lent-1st Sunday, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha on the 1st Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Advancing from ungodliness to the true faith . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC on the 1st Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "The grace of truth hath shone forth upon us . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican / Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare), Katavasia-Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, as well as the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare).  "Verily, the God Whom no man can see . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican / Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare), Katavasiae-Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 that are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, as well as on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare).  "When Israel walked on foot . . . ."  Updated 3/10/2021.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises sung on Meat Fare Sunday, the Sunday of the Last Judgment.  "Let us first cleanse ourselves, O brethren . . . ."

Awed By The Beauty

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung mostly at the end of the Akathist Service, but is also from the Oktoechos & Horologion, as noted.  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginigy . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Prodigal Son, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

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Prodigal Son Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "O good Father, I have withdrawn from Thee . . . ."

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

These are the Responses to the Canon (Most holy Theotokos, save us) and to the Oikoi in the Akathist itself:  Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom."  "Alleluia."

 

Pharisee & Publican, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.  "O Lord, Thou didst reproach the Pharisee . . . ."  Updated 2/18/2021.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for Our Righteous Mother, Blessed Xenia, the Fool for Christ's Sake and Wonderworker of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "Behold, now Xenia the Blessed . . . ."  Updated 1/24/2021.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Both now at Litia / GBN at Aposticha on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Both now sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers on the Sunday after the Feast.  "The Ancient of Days . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Glory at Litia & at OLIHC on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Glory sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday after the Feast.  "Search the Scriptures . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 2)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 2 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Today the Master boweth His neck . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 1)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion of the Prophecy (2nd set)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Second set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "In the abundance of thy mercy . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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