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All Saints Series

Divine Liturgy music for All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, including the Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia and Communion Hymn.  Updated 9/5/18.

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for All Saints Sunday.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Anaphora

Convention music-16A

Anaphora

Convention music-16B

Anaphora

Choral setting based on the Antiochian Village Camp Book

Anaphora [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

Anaphora-Finley

Convention music-16F

The Anaphora

Choral version, from the old camp version.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the Divine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora [Listen]

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "Proclaim from day to day the glad tidings of the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Feast or its Leave-taking (March 26) falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Anthony the Great, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th.  "Thou didst become like the zealous Elijah (Elias) in his condition . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

This Second Antiphon is sung on the Third Sunday in Lent and on August 1st for the Procession of the Cross, with verses.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 7/26/18.

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4B

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon [Listen]

Convention music-4A.  Click on "Listen" to hear the mp3 audio (export of Finale) of the piano playing this piece.

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention music-4C

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon

Convention Music-4C (Alternative). Second Antiphon by Hazeem, and the Troparion by Starorusky & Gelsinger.

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2A

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

Refrain-Troparion of the Second Antiphon, Byz T2

This Refrain and Troparion of the Second Antiphon are in Byzantine Tone 2, traditional melody.  "Save us, O Son of God . . . who art risen from the dead (who are wondrous in the saints) . . . ."  "Only-begotten Son . . . ."

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

For Regular Divine Liturgy (without a bishop).  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 3/24/17.

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized, Hierarchical

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in the key of E-flat.  Updated 3/24/17.  "As many of you as have been baptized into Christ . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized, Hierarchical

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

Ascension, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God is gone up in jubilation . . . ."

Ascension, Entrance Hymn

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in song of rejoicing (in jubilation) . . . ."  Updated 5/9/18.

Ascension, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

Ascension, Megalynarion

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "In unison we believers magnify thee . . . ."

Ascension, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This Second Antiphon is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Son of God, Who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Entrance Hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung during the After-Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.  "Come let us worship . . . O Son of God, who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy . . . ."

B
Beatitudes, The [Listen]

The Beatitudes is sung in the Slavic tradition during the Little Entrance.

Before Communion

Convention music-23A

Before Communion - Finley

Convention music-23F

Before Thy Cross

Convention music-10D

Before Thy Cross

Replaces the Trisagion for Elevation of the Cross & Third Sunday of Great Lent

Before Thy Cross

This is sung on the Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross (Sept. 14th), the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (Aug. 1st), Tone/Mode 2.  Updated 3/1/17.

Before Thy Cross, Hierarchical

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  "Before thy Cross, we bow down in worship . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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.

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord-Finley

Convention music-28F

Blessed Be The Name, #1 & #2

Convention music-28A

C
Anti-Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

Sung on Holy Thursday morning Vesperal Liturgy: Receive me today... Updated 3/30/18.

Anti-Cherubic Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

This Cherubic Hymn is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/18.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13E.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13D.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13A.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13H.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale, Updated 5/15/18.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-13I.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

This is Peter Tchaikovsky's Cherubic Hymn #1, in English, in the key of F. The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale. PLEASE NOTE: A correction was made in the PDF file, in measure 77, with the Alto part. The beginning half note is not a D, but rather a C. We are not able to correct this in the audio file at this time.

Cherubic Hymn

In the key of E-flat.

Cherubic Hymn

A Cherubic Hymn in E-minor, by this Russian composer.

Cherubic Hymn #9 [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Cherubic Hymn - Finley [Listen]

Convention music-13F.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn, No. 5 [Listen]

Convention music-13B.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Cherubic Hymn, No. 7 [Listen]

Convention music-13C.  The audio file is provided by the SMI Chamber Chorale.

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

This is the traditional melody of Christ is Risen with the Arabic phonetics.

Risen Indeed - #18

Pascha, sung at the end of Divine Liturgy

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, Feast Day is January 1st.  "Thy sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 1st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Updated 12/23/17.

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Now the Lord of all that is . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "The Lord of all endureth circumcision . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

The Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy for the Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Come let us worship . . . Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the second Antiphon and verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast circumcized in the flesh . . . ."

Communion Hymn

For Elevation of Cross & 3rd Sunday in Lent, Convention music-22-L.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord . . . ."

Communion Hymn

This was done by Dn. George Nashawati, based on the music of Sakellarides, offering two versions.  "Receive ye the Body of Christ . . . ."

Communion Hymn - Finley

Convention music-22K.  "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens . . . ."

Communion Hymn for an Apostle

In the Key of F, Serbian Tone 8: "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth..."

Communion Hymn for Friday

Convention music-22I.  "God is our King before the ages . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Monday

Convention music-22E.  "He maketh His angels spirits . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Monday

This Communion Hymn is for when the Divine Liturgy is offered on a Monday.  "He makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 10/5/17.

Communion Hymn for Saturday

Convention music-22J.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday

Convention music-22D.  "Praise the Lord from the heavens . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday

Convention music-22B.  "Praise the Lord from the heavens . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Arabic)

Convention music-22A, updated 3/21/15.  "Sabihu raba mina samawat . . . ."  (Praise the Lord from the heavens . . . .)

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Koinonikon)

Convention music-22C.  "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens . . . ."

Communion Hymn for the Apostles (or an Apostle)

To be sung for an Apostle (his), or for many Apostles (their). "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ." Updated 8/16/18.

Communion Hymn for Thursday

Convention music-22H.  "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Tuesday

Convention music-22F.  "The just shall be in everlasting remembrance . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Wednesday

Convention music-22G.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "And the Lord was awakened as one out of sleep . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy (choral)

This is the choral version of the Communion Hymn sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "And the Lord was awakened as one that sleepeth . . . ."

Communion Hymn, I will take the cup of salvation

This Communion Hymn is sung on Wednesdays, Sept. 8th, Nov. 21st, Feb. 2nd, the Fifth Saturday of Lent, and Aug. 15th.  "I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia."

Communion Hymn, The just shall be

This Communion Hymn is sung on Tuesdays; for Martyrs; Hierarchs; Fools for Christ; St. John the Baptist (Conception, September 23; Synaxis, January 7; First and Second Findings, February 24; Third Finding, May 25; Nativity, June 24; Beheading, August 29); First Saturday of Great Lent.  "The just shall be in everlasting remembrance . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Their sound hath gone forth

The Communion Hymn for Thursday and the Apostles.  "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Communion Hymn

This is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year).  "Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord."

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

Another choral arrangement of the Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and babes . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Out of the mouths of infants and sucklings . . . ."

Of Thy Mystical Supper

This hymn may be sung during the Divine Liturgy during communion, or on Holy Thursday.

People's Communion Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-24A.  "Receive me today, O Son of God . . . ."

People's Communion Hymn - Finley

Convention Music 24F.  "Of thy mystic supper, O Son of God . . . ."

Praise the Lord from the heavens

Key: E-minor, sung on Sundays

Receive Ye the Body of Christ

Communion hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 03 - D major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 04 - E minor

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 08 - C major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 11 - G major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Receive Ye the Body of Christ - 13 - D major

Communion Hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle.  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

Communion Hymns for the Year

25 communion hymns for all occasions throughout the liturgical year.  Updated 3/5/18.

Conception of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All the world doth celebrate . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "O Lord, I have love the beauty of Thy house. Alleluia."  Updated 8/15/18.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, First Antiphon

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Second Antiphon

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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.

D
Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "A great champion hath the whole world . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 26th for the Earthquake.  "O Thou Who lookest upon the earth . . . ."

Dismissal

Convention music-29A

Divine Liturgy - 2-part

This music is for smaller or mission choirs, having only a melody and an ison (bass note), in the key of C-major.

Divine Liturgy - 3-part

Three-part music for smaller choirs, in the key of F.

Divine Liturgy - 4-part

This music is in 4-part harmony, in the key of D, by Richard Toensing.  Updated: 1/27/13.

Divine Liturgy - English version of the Arabic

The Divine Liturgy by Professor Michael Hilko, sung by many of our choirs in the 1950s and 1960s, is now available in English.

Divine Liturgy - Major setting

This is Dr. Karam's major setting for the Liturgy. Updated 1/13/14.

Divine Liturgy - Minor setting

This is Prof. Karam's minor setting of the Divine Liturgy.

Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

Dismissal - Finley

Convention music-29F

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7F

Gospel Responses - Finley

Convention music-12F

Great Litany - Finley

Convention music-1F

Hymn to the Theotokos

From the music of F. Karam, Convention music-17F

Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise

From the music of Kedrov; Convention music-26F

Litany / In the Name of the Lord - Finley

Convention music-27F

Litany after the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-20F

Litany before the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-18F

Litany of the Anaphora - Finley

In F-major, Convention music-14F

Little Litany

Convention music-3F

Refrain & Troparion of the Second Antiphon - Finley

Convention music-4F

Refrain of the First Antiphon - Finley

Convention music-2F

Trisagion Hymn (10F)

In the key of D

We Have Seen the True Light (Finley/Kedrov)

Convention music-25F

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

The Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come let us worship . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos. "Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/11/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ."  (If the Feast falls on a Sunday, sing: "who art risen from the dead."

E
Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia."  Updated 7/17/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Entrance hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Exalt ye the Lord our God . . . who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 7/17/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy, with verses, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from September 14-21, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."  Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral verson of the Kontakion for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th - 21st.  The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 7/23/18.

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Elias, July 20th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The incarnate Angel and the Prophets' summit and boast . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  [The chant and choral version of the Apolytikion have been updated (11/15/17).]

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from November 8th - 25th for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple (November 21st), Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, sung from November 8th - 25th, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "The sacred treasury of God's holy glory . . . ."  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "O Son of God, who art wondrous in the saints . . . ," or "risen from the dead" when the Feast falls on a Sunday.  Updated 9/25/18.

Entrance Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-7A

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Procession of the Cross, Entrance Hymn (Aug 1)

This is sung on the Feast of the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st.  "Come let us worship . . . who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9.

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Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

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Gospel Responses

Convention music-12A

Gregory the Theologian, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th.  "The shepherd's pipe of thy theology . . . ."

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Rubrics

These are the Rubrics to follow for when the Bishop, Metropolitan, or Patriarch is serving the Divine Liturgy in your parish.  They are for the Priests, Choirs, and Chanters.

All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

Sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos for the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning)

All creation rejoices in thee

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Hymn to the Theotokos

Bortniansky, Convention music-17A

Hymn to the Theotokos

Op. 41, No. 11, Arranged by Meena; Convention music-17B

Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

It Is Truly Meet

This arrangement of 'It is truly meet' was chanted by the Archangel Gabriel when he first revealed this hymn
near Karyes on the Holy Mountain in the year 982. 'Greater in honor' was composed by St. Ephrem the Syrian (4th c.).

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Come ye people, let us honor . . . ."

Leave-taking of Elevation of the Cross, Hymn 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.

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

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.  Updated 9/3/14. Chant version.

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

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. Choral version.

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

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

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), instead of "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine . . . ."   "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

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Ignatius of Antioch, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 12/30/16.

Is Polla Eti Dhespota

Many years, master; Convention music-52

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Katherine, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on November 25th for St. Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Cheese Fare Sunday, Kontakion

The Kontakion for the fourth Sunday before Lent.   "O Thou Guide unto wisdom . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "In seeking (Thou soughtest) the heights."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."  Updated 3/23/17.

Meat Fare Sunday, Kontakion

The Kontakion for the third Sunday before Lent.  "When Thou, O God, wilt come to earth with glory . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Kontakion (March 24)

This is the Kontakion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ.  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Kontakion

This kontakion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year), September 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "O God of all, Thou Who hast made all the ages . . . ."

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

Kontakion for the Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany) sung from January 2nd - 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jorday River . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing women.  "When Thou didst cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (choral)

Convention music-9A

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice . . . ."

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns.  Updated 3/28/18.

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, chant)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord."

Palm Sunday, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This is the Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."   Updated 3/28/18.

Palm Sunday, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Son of God, who didst sit upon the foal of an ass . . . ."   Updated 3/23/18.

Lenten Triodion Series

Troparia & Kontakia in Choral & Chant arrangements for the Sundays of the Lenten Triodion, from Pharisee & Publican to the 5th Sunday of Great Lent.  Updated 3/24/17.

Let All Mortal Flesh

Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy (to be sung in place of the Cherubic Hymn. Text Adaptation by Michael G. Farrow

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Russian Novgorod chant

Let Our Mouths be Filled with Thy Praise

Convention music-26A

Great Litany

Convention music-1A

Great Litany (simple chant)

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Great Litany-Byzantine

This Great Litany (Ektenia) in chant form can be used for the beginning of any of our services. 

Litany / In the Name of the Lord

Convention music-27A

Litany after the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-20A

Litany before the Lord's Prayer

Convention music-18A

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Fervent Supplication includes the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4 sung at the Village (in many languages), the Traditional Tone 5 used in the Artoklasia (English, Arabic, & Greek), and the simple Tone 8.

Litany of Supplication (simple chant)

This Litany of Supplication includes the simple "Lord, have mercy" as well as "Grant this, O Lord."

Litany of the Anaphora

In F-major, Convention music-14A.  This music contains "Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . ." as well as "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength . . . ."

Litany of the Anaphora

In D-major, Convention music-14C

Litany of the Anaphora

In D-minor, Convention music-14B.  This music contains "Father, Son and Holy Spirit . . ." as well as "I will love thee, O Lord, my strength . . . ."

Little Litany

Two versions, Convention music-3A

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History & Intonations of Many Years

A historical description and intonations of the singing of God Grant You Many Years

Many Years

For a Priest and for a Bishop

Many Years to a Priest

Sung by the choir to the priest at the end of Divine Liturgy.

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

Feast Day is April 25th.  Apolytikion:  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Mark . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin . . . ."  Updated with the Apolytikion version, 7/9/18.

Menaion - 07 July

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 08 August

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 8/3/17.

Menaion - 09 September

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for September. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 9/14/17.

Menaion - 10 October

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for October. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 11 November

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for November. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 11/2/17.

Menaion - 12 December

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Update 12/15/17.

Mid-Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for this Feast that comes the Wednesday between the Sunday of the Paralytic and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Fourth week after Pascha.  Updated 5/6/17.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

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 . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha.  "He that eateth My Flesh . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous Nicodemus.  Updated 4/20/17.  

Myrrh-Bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide (2nd Sunday after Pascha), the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.  Updated 3/31/17.  "When thou didst submit thyself unto death . . . ."  and "The pious Joseph . . . ."  and "Verily, the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

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National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  BEING UPDATED...

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communon Hymn

The Communion Hymn for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His people.  Alleluia."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Entrance Hymn

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Before the morning star I begot Thee from the womb . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses for the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, the Original melody/automelon "On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in Essense . . . ."  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th. "The Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O Son of God, Who wast born of the Virgin, save us . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 8th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion-choral

This is the harmonized version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of the Theotokos sung on September 8th.  "Thy nativity, O Theotokos, hath proclaimed joy to the whole universe . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Entrance Hymn

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Nativity of the Theotokos, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from August 24th to September 12th for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."  This music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion-choral

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of the Theotokos, sung from August 24th - September 12th.  "By thy holy nativity, O pure one . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  Updated 9/2/17.

O
He Is Worthy

Sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

Music sung as the bishop prays over the head of the candidate being ordained

Ordination Troparia

Troparia sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

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Panteleimon, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Paralytic Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.  "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . We believers in unison bless thee . . . ."

Parayltic Series

This is the Alleluia & Megalynarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.

Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).  Updated 3/28/18.

Pascha, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.  "Receive ye the Body of Christ . . . ."

Pascha, Entrance Hymn

The Entrance Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.  "In the gathering places . . . ."  Updated 3/28/18.

Pascha, First Antiphon

The First Antiphon sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.

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

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, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (choral)

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, Kontakion

The Kontakion sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Pascha season.  "O Christ our God, though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  Updated 4/20/17.

Pascha, Megalynarion

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel, when he saw Mary full of grace, cried, saying . . . O shine wit clear radiance . . . ."

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Second Antiphon

The Second Antiphon sung at Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and during the Paschal season.

Pentecost, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."

Pentecost, Entrance Hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Be Thou exalted, O Lord, in Thine own strength . . . ."

Pentecost, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

Pentecost, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Good Comforter, save us who sing unto thee. Alleluia."

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This Phimi is to be sung only with Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God."  UPDATED 7/6/15

Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: JOHN X

This is the Phimi of the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, specific to His Beatitude JOHN X.  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Yoohana, the most Holy, the most blessed and most reverend father . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple Series

Music for the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, including the 9th Ode of Matins, and the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn of Liturgy. Updated 3/28/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of grace . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Entrance Hymn

The Entrance Hymn for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The Lord hath made known His salvation . . . Save us, O Son of God, who wast borne in the arms of righteous Simeon . . . ."  If this Feast falls on a Sunday, sing "Who art risen from the dead . . . ."  Updated 1/12/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

The Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Thou who didst sanctify the Virgin's womb . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the temple, February 2nd.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast borne in the arms of righteous Simeon . . . ."   Updated 1/12/18.

Preserve O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Prokeimenon

This Prokeimenon is sung after the Epistle lesson on Holy Saturday morning Vesperal Liturgy.  "Arise, O God, and judge the earth . . . ."

Pre-Communion Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

Psalm of Thanksgiving

This compilation of psalm verses may be sung either during communion or after the Divine Liturgy.

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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us . . . ."

Remember us, O merciful One

This is the post-Communion Hymn that is sung at the end of the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Remember us, O merciful One, as Thou didst remember the thief in the kingdom of heaven."

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 3/Third Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

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Samaritan Woman Series

Divine Liturgy music for the 4th Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/29/17.

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

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Thanksgiving, Apolytikion

This is an Apolytikion for the season of Thanksgiving, sung any time.  "Unoriginate Father, Incarnate Son and Holy Spirit . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th.  "When thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Communion Hymn

The Communion Hymn for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Alleluia."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Entrance Hymn

The Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Entrance Hymn (for a Sunday)

This is the Entrance Hymn for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Blessed is He that cometh . . . God is the Lord . . . who art risen from the dead . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "In the Jordan River's streams . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany (Epiphany), sung January 6th-14th, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This is a chant version for the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  "O my soul, magnify her . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Save us, O Son of God, who wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday) Series

Divine Liturgy Music for Thomas Sunday, the First Sunday after Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/14/17.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, The Original Melody:  "The three most great luminaries of the Three Sun Divinity . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Lord, in the light of the glory of thy face shall we walk . . . ."  Updated 7/19/18.

Transfiguration, Entrance Hymn in Liturgy

This is the Entrance Hymn sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "For with Thee is the fountain of life . . . ."  Update 7/19/18.

Transfiguration, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon, with verses, sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 6th, the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Son of God, who wast transfigured on Mount Tabor . . . ."  Updated 7/19/18.

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn

New Music for SMI, 2010

Trisagion Hymn

This is like 10A of the Convention music, but with all three languages of English, Arabic and Greek.

Trisagion Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

Trisagion Hymn [Listen]

Sung during the Divine Liturgy, slower than the MIDI file plays it.

Trisagion Hymn

This Trisagion Hymn (Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal) is from the Holy Saturday Matins music book of the Antiochian Archdiocese, sung on Holy Friday night.  It may also be sung at the Divine Liturgy throughout the year.

Trisagion Hymn (10A)

Arabic version (Qudduson)

Trisagion Hymn (10B)

English version

Trisagion Hymn (10C)

In the key of B-flat

Trisagion Hymn (10E)

In English

Trisagion Hymn (Byz T1)

This Trisagion Hymn is in English, Arabic, & Greek.  "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11C)

English version of Qudduson

Annunciation-Forefeast, Apolytikion (March 24)

This is the Apolytikion of the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th.  "Today the preludes of universal joy move us to sing . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 1/First Mode, Prosomion of "While Gabriel was saying".  "Our human form hast thou taken on thyself without change . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st.  "O Holy Apostle Ananias, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Anthimos, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-chant)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (chant)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, chant version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Athanasius the Athonite, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The Angels' ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou wast Orthodoxy's steadfast pillar . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hierapolis.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "An unshaken pillar of the Church of Christ God art thou . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st.  "O ye silver-hating, wonder-working Saints . . . ."

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Dios of Antioch, Apolytikion

The apolytikion for the Venerable Dios of Antioch.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia.  "Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th.  Updated 9/30/18.

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion/Troparion of St. Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica, is sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, as well as his feast day on November 14th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

Hilarion the Great, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) of the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."  Updated 8/24/18.

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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 . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) of St. Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon groweth, death of martyrdom thou didst not dismay . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Apolytikion

Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd.  "Since thou art a Disciple of the Lord . . . ."

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for both the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, and the Holy Apostle James, brother of John the Theologion (son of Zebedee), April 30th.  "O Holy Apostle James . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Troparion) of St. John Climacus, Abbot of Sinai and Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent, is sung on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent and also on his Feast day of March 30th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile with the streams of thy tears . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 21st for the Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  "O God of our Father, ever dealing with us . . . ."

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the 1st and 2nd Discovery of John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Christ God hath revealed to us thy truly ven'rable head . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, sung on October 18th.  It is the traditional troparion in Tone 3 for the Apostles.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."  Updated 11/14/17.

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 18th for the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. It is a special troparion in Tone 5 for Luke himself.  "Let us praise the all-hymned Luke . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Maximos, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor and Stephanie in Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, November 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With songs of praise, let us hymn the steadfast athletes of Christ . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.  "The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina . . . ."

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint Paul of Thebes, January 15, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode: "The barren wilderness..."

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O mother Pelagia . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th.  "O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, October 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Seven Maccabees, August 1st.  "O Lord, by the sufferings of the saints . . . ."

Silouan, of Athos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for St. Silouan the Athonite, feast day September 24th.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "By prayer thou didst receive Christ as thy teacher in the way of humility . . . ."

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/25/18.

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Stephen, the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, on December 27th as well as on August 2nd (Recovery of his sacred relics), Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens . . . ."

Theodore the Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

Theoktistos, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymius the Great.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make furtile . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Apostle Thomas, October 6th.  "O Holy Apostle Thomas . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Apostle Timothy of the 70, January 22nd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness . . . ."

Vincent of Lerins, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on May 24th for St. Vincent of Lerins, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With wisdom hast thou made plain to all . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Apolytikion

Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th.  "O God of our Fathers . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th.  "Verily, we celebrate the memory of thy Prophet Zachariah . . . ."

Martyrs & Departed, Apolytikion

These Apolytikia for the Martyrs & the Departed and the Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

Sunday of Gregory Palamas, 2nd Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O star of Orthodoxy . . . ."  (Updated 2/23/17 - further update pending...")

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung for our Righteous Mother Mary of Egypt on the 5th Sunday of Great Lent, and also on her Feast Day of April 1st.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."   Updated 3/24/17.

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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome . . . ."

Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project

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We Have Seen The True Light

Convention music-25A

We Have Seen The True Light

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

We Have Seen The True Light

Russian Novgorod melody