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Jacob of Hamatoura, Megalynaria in Liturgy

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 2 Megalynaria sung in the Divine Liturgy after "It is truly meet" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "More honorable than the Cherubim (similar to 'Higher than the heavens')."   "Thou appeared an adamant warrior . . . Come, ye faithful, let us with fervor praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O ye lovers of the martyrs . . . O Theotokos, who didst give birth to the Creator . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Kontakion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This Kontakion is sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "To thee, the Champion Leader."  It is usually read in Orthros as a part of the Canon or sung in Liturgy when it falls on a weekday.  "O righteous Jacob, in the contest thou wast uplifted . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Prizewinner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy, on me . . . The remembrance of death . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the music for the Anabathmoi & Prokeimenon in Orthros/Matins for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "From my youth up . . . Ye who hate Zion . . . Glory . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . Both now . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Kathismata in Orthros/Matins

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 3 Kathismata and Theotokia sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, during Orthros/Matins.  First Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "O Jacob most adored . . . O Mother undefiled . . . ."  Second Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  O our Father Jacob . . . O pure Virgin, spotless Maid . . . ."  Third Kathisma:  Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Thou, O Jacob, didst carry thy cross . . . By conceiving the Wisdom . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/8/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the stichera at the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "O ye who love to honor the feast . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Litia

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Litia in Vespers for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O Lord, thy blessed martyr Jacob carried the cross . . . O Theotokos, the most holy and exceedingly glorified . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "Today, the glory of the martyrs shineth forth . . . Who shall not beatify thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/14/2021.

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.

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