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Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha, which is also the Second Sunday of Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday, 2nd Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung on Palm Sunday.  "As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Palm Sunday Liturgy, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung on Palm Sunday.  "Being borne upon a throne in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Palm Sunday Liturgy, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 9-Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for Palm Sunday Matins.  "Glory . . . Both now . . . Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/9/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 8-The Praises

This is the music for the Praises sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . O Lord, the very great multitude strewed their garments in the way . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 7-Katavasiae (Odes 1-8 & 9th Ode)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 and the 9th Ode for the Canon sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "The springs of the abyss were seen to be utterly dried up . . . God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 4/12/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 6-Post-Gospel Hymns

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the troparia sung at Palm Sunday Matins, after the Gospel and Psalm 50, "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/12/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 5-Prokeimenon

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

 This is the Prokeimenon sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Palm Sunday Matins, 4-Third Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 3rd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "He that doth sit on the Cherubim . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 3-Second Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Thou dost mystically shed tears . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Ye peoples and ye nations . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 2-First Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Cleansed within in mind and soul . . . ."  Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "Lazarus the four days dead . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the 2 Apolytikia for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

These are the 2nd & 3rd Apolytikia sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/2020.

Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

These are the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, sung throughout the year during Orthros (Matins) when celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, on most Sunday, Lazarus Saturday & the Paschal Season.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

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.

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare Sunday, the Sunday of Forgiveness.  "The time cometh for us to begin our spiritual contests . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/26/2020, ver 3.  Click "Listen" to hear it being chanted by Chadi Karam.

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on the First Sunday in Lent.  "Moses received the law in a period of abstinence . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/3/2020.  Click "Listen" to hear it being sung by Chadi.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of Our Righteous Mother Xenia of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "In thee, O wandering stranger . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Clement of Ancyra, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd.  "Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Three Great Hierarchs, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "On this day the souls of the earth-born . . . On this day Christ is brought as a babe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Thou Who hast been well pleased to recline today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Ninth Ode (Full)

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

This is the Full 9th Ode with beginning Magnifications, Heirmos, Troparia & Katavasia, for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "That which came to pass in thee . . . In the shadow and letter of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/9/2020. 

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