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Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows, August 15-23.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."  Updated 8/7/2020 with corrected music.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

God is the Lord-Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 7/Grave Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 5/Plagal First Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 4/Fourth Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 3/Third Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 2/Second Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord-Tone 1/First Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

God is the Lord

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God is the Lord

These are all 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in BYZANTINE notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.  This is a 4M file, and may take a minute to download.

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death befell the human race . . . ."

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Magnify O my soul the Exaltation of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Megalynarion for the Exaltation of the Cross

Beheading of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Apolytkion of St. John the Baptist, Feast Day for his Beheading is August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/30/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."  Updated on 7/19/19 with Byzantine notation as well.

Who Is So Great A God

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Great Prokeimenon sung at Vesper Service on the eve of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Pascha (Agape), and Pentecost.  There are two versions here:  1) Tradition, and 2) The combined Western & Byzantine version by Chadi Karam.  File updated 6/8/2020.

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Who is so great a God as our God; Vespers; Lenten Vespers; The Great Prokeimenon
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