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Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/8/2020.

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."  Update 5/24/2020.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/12/19.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Stichera of Pascha (Let God arise) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Today is the Day of Resurrection . . . ."

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Stichera of Pascha that are sung at the Aposticha in Great Vespers and at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) during the Paschal season.  The text here uses the Nassar translation.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Let God arise . . . Today, Christ, our saving Pascha . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 2/21/19 (music & corrections to text).

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These three hymns are sung during the Season of the Triodion, in Orthros as the Post-Gospel hymns after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.  They are in Western & Byzantine notation.  Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode & Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  Updated 2/3/18.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 7/Grave Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 7/Grave Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 5/Plagal I Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 4/Fourth Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 3/Third Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 3/Third Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/12/17.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 2/Second Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 2/Second Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 1/First Mode

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, All Modes

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Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the Prosomoion "Thy confession," (in accordance with the Balamand).  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Give Me This Stranger

This hymn is sung on Great and Holy Friday night (Orthros of Holy Saturday), after the procession with the bier, as people are coming back into church, or at the end of the service. It is in both Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/11/19.

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When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays; Matins for Holy Saturday; Holy Friday Lamentations Service; Lamentations Processional

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."  Updated 7/31/19 with corrected Byzantine notation.

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