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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.

Eothinon 01, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the First Eothinon (Matins Gospel).  "As the disciples were hastening to the mountain . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Troparion sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . When the translation of thine immaculate tabernacle . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.    "At thy deathless Dormition, O Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/10/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Now the unheard-of is heard . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Christ took Peter, James, and John into a high mountain . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Today upon Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Prefiguring Thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6th.  "Thy childbirth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Ninth Ode-Full

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Full Ninth Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Thy child-birth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "The choirs of Israel passed dry-shod . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)-chant

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Pentecost during the Divine Liturgy.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  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.

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of Canon 2

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of both Canons

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canons 1 & 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . He once slow of tongue, in divine darkness covered . . . ." in alternating fashion.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/8/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 2 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He once slow of tongue in divine darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 1 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 1 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/31/2020.

Ascension, Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

 This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.   "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notations.

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