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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.

Ascension, Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 from the 2nd Canon for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and also for Pentecost Sunday and Holy Spirit Monday.  "He once slow of tongue, in divind darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Ascension, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Ascension.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Ascension, 9th Ode of the Canon (Full-Double Canon)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Full Ninth Ode of the Feast of Ascension, Both Canons.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . Beholding the ascent of the Master . . . Rejoice, O Queen . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This Glory is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the 5th Sunday of Pascha.  "The Well-spring of the principle of life, Jesus . . . ."  Updated 5/17/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Mid-Pentecost.  "Having been enlightened by the Resurrection of Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/12/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Kontakion

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This Kontakion is for the Samaritan Woman and sung for weekday Divine Liturgies.  "Having come to the well in faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Kontakion

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing Women, during the weekday Divine Liturgies.  "When Thou did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Who can tell of Thy mighty works, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Thou who art God's Mother . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "To our Savior and God, Who led His people dry shod . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Paralytic Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 4th Sunday of Pascha.  "O Lord, the paralytic was not healed by the pool . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/10/2020.

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. 

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