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Title & Description Keywords
A
Alleluia for warmup of voices

This Alleluia may be sung to warmup your voice before chanting and singing, as you pray at the same time.

Anaphora

Convention music-16A

Anaphora

Convention music-16B

Anaphora

Choral setting based on the Antiochian Village Camp Book

Anaphora-Archangelsky No. 4

This Anaphora is from the Blue Book, page 93, #32 Milost' Mira.  "A mercy of peace, a sacrifice of praise . . . ."

Anaphora-Finley

Convention music-16F

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.  Updated 7/24/2019.

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2A

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention music-2B

Refrain of the First Antiphon

Convention Music-2F

B
Baptism, Sacrament of

Chant and Choral music for the Sacrament of Baptism.  UPDATED  8/11/19.  NEW MUSIC, CORRECTED ORDER, and file name.

Before Communion

Convention music-23A

Before Communion - Finley

Convention music-23F

Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Bless, O Lord, Thy Servants

Sung at weddings

Blessed Be the Name of the Lord-Finley

Convention music-28F

Blessed Be The Name, #1 & #2

Convention music-28A

Byzantine Guide to the Tones

An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant.  Updated 8/30/18.

Byzantine Guide to the Tones: Mneumonic Verses [Listen]

A singable guide to each tone in Byzantine chant, syllabic style only. (Not to be actually sung in church, though!)  Click on [Listen] to hear this being sung.

Byzantine Tone Formulae

A comprehensive chart for understanding the 8 Byzantine Tones

C
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 on 7/12/19 with the new ending, which is not reflected in the audio file.

Cherubic Hymn [Listen]

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

Cherubic Hymn

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

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.  Updated 8/31/19.

Come Let Us Worship

Convention music-40A

Communion Hymn - Finley

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

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 Saturday

Convention music-22J.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."  Updated 12/12/2020.

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 (English version of Sabihu)

This Communion Hymn is the English version of the Arabic "Sabihu."  Updated 1/5/2022.

Communion Hymn for Sunday (Koinonikon)

Convention music-22C.  "Praise ye the Lord from the heavens . . . ."  Updated music and file name, 9/23/19.

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Receive the Body of Christ

This Communion Hymn is sung during the Divine Liturgy during the Paschal season.

D
Dismissal

Convention music-29A

Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46A

Dismissal (from Vespers)

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46B

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.  STAY TUNED.  BEING UPDATED!  (Hilko_Liturgy-Combined.pdf)

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

E
Entrance Hymn [Listen]

Convention music-7A

Entrance Hymn

Convention music-7B

Eothinon 01, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the First Eothinon (Matins Gospel).  "As the disciples were hastening to the mountain . . . ."

Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

These are the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, sung throughout the year during Orthros (Matins) when celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, on most Sunday, Lazarus Saturday & the Paschal Season.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Horologion-Tuesday Orthros, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are taken from the Horologion for Tuesday Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O ye apostles from afar."  "With hymns let all of us honor John the Forerunner and Baptist . . . Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."  Updated 7/15/19.

Octoechos-Eothinon 01, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the First Eothinon, Prosomoion, The Original Melody: "Upon that mount in Galilee . . . When thou didst see Christ risen up . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 02, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Second Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Seeing the stone was rolled away . . . O Christ, before Thou wast conceived . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 03, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Third Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Let no man ever disbelieve that Christ is truly risen . . . O sun that from the grave this day . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 04, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Fourth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "In flashing light of virtues clad . . . When Thou, O Lord, didst say: Rejoice . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 05, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Fifth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "When Christ, Who is the Life and Way . . . I sing of Thine immeas'rable mercy . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 06, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Sixth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Savior, clearly showing all . . . The God of all things that exist . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 07, Exaposteialrion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Seventh Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Alas, they took the Lord away . . . Things great and very marvelous . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 08, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Eighth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Seeing two angels in the tomb . . . One of the Holy Trinity was born of thee . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 09, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Ninth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "When Thou hadst entered while the doors were shut fast . . . When on the third day thou didst see . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 10, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Tenth Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "On the sea of Tiberias of old there went a fishing . . . The Lord arisen from the tomb on the third day . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Octoechos-Eothinon 11, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion from the Octoechos for the Eleventh Eothinon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "When He arose again as God . . . O dread and fearful mystery . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Saturday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Saturday, taken from the Horologion.  "Thou Who, as God, hast power over the living and the dead . . . In thee do we all boast, O pure Theotokos . . . ."

F
Funeral Service

Chant version of the Funeral Service. Updated 8/1/18, with the Epistle Reading, and 1/29/19 with ison.

Funeral Service

Choral version of the Funeral Service

G
Gladsome Light

Based on Kievan Chant

Gladsome Light

Convention music-42A, with the OLD translation.  Too familiar to change.  Updated 7/24/13.

Gladsome Light

This version has the corrected translation. See note at the bottom of the music.

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

Gospel Responses

Convention music-12A

Great Doxology - Tone 1

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 2

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins). Updated 6/10/15.

Great Doxology - Tone 3

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 4

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 5

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 6

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 7

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Great Doxology - Tone 8

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

H
Hymn to the Theotokos

Bortniansky, Convention music-17A

Hymn to the Theotokos

Op. 41, No. 11, Arranged by Meena; Convention music-17B.  Updated 7/23/2022.

Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

I
I Leave You My Peace

May be sung as a recessional hymn.

Is Polla Eti Dhespota

Many years, master; Convention music-52

J
Joseph was amazed, Original melody

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

K
Paraklesis-Small, Katabasia (Ode 9) of the Canon

This is the Katabasia only (Ode 9) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Most rightly we confess thee . . . ."

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of the Canon

These are the Katabasiae only (Odes 1-8) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."

L
Lazarus Saturday Matins, 3-Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

This is the music for the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, also sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Blessed art Thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed to see . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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

Two versions, Convention music-41A.  Updated 7/27/19.

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 (Grant this, O Lord)

Convention music-44A

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

Convention music-43A.  Updated 7/27/19.

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

Lord, have mercy (10x4)

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs are needed, or 10 times quickly when 100 are needed, such as for the Feasts of the Cross on August 1st and September 14th.

M
Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, All Modes

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

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

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, Tone 2/Second Mode

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 3/Third Mode

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 4/Fourth Mode

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 5/Plagal I Mode

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 6/Plagal II Mode

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 7/Grave Mode

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 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

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

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 - 01

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 02

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 03

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 04

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 05

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 06

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 07

God Grant You Many Years, Key of C

Many Years - 08

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 09

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat

Many Years - 10

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 11

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - 12

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 13

God Grant You Many Years, Key of F

Many Years - 14

God Grant You Many Years, Key of B-flat, English version of the Slavonic "Mnogaja ljeta"

Many Years - 15

God Grant You Many Years, Key of C

Many Years - 16

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G, Dedicated to Metropolitan PHILIP

Many Years - 17

God Grant You Many Years, Key of G

Many Years - Intonations

Two versions

Memorial Service

Chant version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service.  Updated 2/12/17.

Memorial Service

Choral version of the Memorial (Trisagion) Service

Memory Eternal

Sung at the Trisagion & Funeral Service

Memory Eternal

Sung at the Trisagion & Funeral Service

Memory Eternal

Arabic version in Tone 6

N
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.  Updated music and file name 9/23/19.  Updated 4-A, 11-A, 43-A,  7/16/2022.

O
O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 1) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 2) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 2, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 3) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 3, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 4) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 4, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 5) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 5, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 6) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 6, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 7) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 7, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 8) [Listen]

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 8, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

Octoechos-Wednesday & Friday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 4, 2nd Sticheron at the Aposticha at the Praises

This is the 2nd sticheron sung at the Aposticha of the Praises on Wednesday & Friday Matins, from the Octoechos, Tone 4, the Original Melody, "Unto them that fear Thee Thou, O Lord, hast given Thy precious Cross . . . ."

He Is Worthy

Sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon.  Updated 7/11/19.

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

P
In Glory, O Christ

For Sunday Kontakion (Tone 1)

Psalm 100

Psalm paraphrase by Richard Toensing

Psalm 89 (Abridged)

Abridged Version

Psalm 89 (Full)

Full version

Psalm 96 (95 LXX)

Psalm paraphrase by Christopher L. Webber

The King of Heaven

For Sunday, Octoechos Tone 8

Penitential Troparia (Troparia of Contrition)

These troparia are sung at various times during Lent and at the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  "Have mercy on us, O Lord ... O Lord, have mercy on us . . . Open unto us the door of thy compassion . . . ."

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH (choral)

This is the choral version of the Phimi sung for His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH, at the end of the Hierarchical "Holy God." 

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH - key of A [Listen]

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of A.  Updated 10/25/2021 with audio.

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH-Key of C

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of C.

Polyeleos, Psalm 134 (Brief version)

This is the Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung on major feasts during Matins.  "O ye servants of the Lord. Alleluia.  Praise ye the Name of the Lord. O ye servants, praise the Lord . . . ."

Praise Ye the Name of the Lord

Convention music-50

Preserve, O Lord

Ton Dhespotin, Convention music-30A

Preserve, O Lord

Beginning of Liturgy - Convention music 00-d

Prokeimenon, for Friday at Vespers

This Prokeimenon is sung at Friday Vespers, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou, O God, art my helper . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great-Give Ear, O God, Unto My Prayer

This is the Great Prokeimenon sung during Matins/Orthros.  "Give ear, O God, unto my prayer . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Saturday Vespers

Prokeimenon for Saturday Great Vespers, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode.  "The Lord is King . . . ."

First Antiphon of the Typics (Psalm 103)

Convention music-51

Praise Ye The Name of the Lord - Soroka

Psalm 134/135.

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm 100

Make a joyful sound unto the Lord

Psalm 103 (102)

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

From Vespers

Psalm 146 (145)

Kievan melody, Praise ye the Lord

Psalm 23 (22)

Kievan melody, The Lord is my shepherd

Psalm 34 (33)

Refrain: O taste and see (can be used for Presanctified Liturgy)

Psalm 34 (33)

Full psalm: I will bless the Lord at all times

Psalm 43 (42)

Kievan melody, Judge me, O God.

Psalm 67 (66)

Kievan melody, God be merciful unto us

Psalm 82 (81)

Kievan melody, God standeth in the congregation of the mighty

Psalm 86 (85)

Bow down thine ear, O Lord

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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

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Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (C. Karam)

This is the Resurrectional Theotokion sung after the Apolytikia in Tone 5, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "O impassible gate of the Lord, do thou rejoice . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Toensing

St. Simeon's Prayer [Listen]

Archangelsky, Convention music-45A.  The audio file is from St. Ignatius Orthodox Church Choir, Franklin, TN.

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Awed By The Beauty

This is sung mostly at the end of the Akathist Service, but is also from the Oktoechos & Horologion, as noted.  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginigy . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As The Virgin Who Gave Thee Birth

The is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the Virgin who gave Thee birth saw Thee hang on the Cross . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As Thou Weptest Most Bitter Tears

This is the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-Theotokion) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As thou weptest most bitter tears while lamenting, O all-pure Maid . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing the Grape-Cluster

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesdays & Fridays) which can be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Seeing the Grape-cluster of our life . . . ."  Updated 10/23/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Thy Son Hath Willingly Suffered For Us

This Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-theotokion, is sung at Vesper and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  Thy Son hath willingly suffered for us . . . ."  Updated 6/21/2022.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), What A Sword Pierced Through Thy Heart

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung in Vespers and Orthros/Matins, "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When She Beheld With Grief Untold

This Theotokion of the Cross is sung during Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "When she beheld with grief untold . . . ."

Theotokion, Bridle the Digressions of my Mind

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Bridle the digressions of my mind; stay the wayward drift of my senses . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2022.

Theotokion, Do Thou, O All-Hymned One

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Do thou, O all-hymned one, heal my soul . . . ."

Theotokion, For Us Christians Thou Art Certain Help

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "For us Christians, thou art certain help . . . ."

Theotokion, Having Great And Inumerable Sins

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Having great and inumerable sins . . . ."

Theotokion, How The Greatly Dreaded Gloom of Death

This Theotokion is sung at either Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "How the greatly dreaded gloom of death . . . ."

Theotokion, Let us blow the trumpets of praise

This Theotokion is sung throughout the year, in Tone 5.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise . . . ."  Updated 6/23/2020.

Theotokion, O Bride of God, All-Undefiled Virgin Mary

This Theotokion from the Octoechos is sung at either Vespers or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O bride of God, all-undefiled Virgin Mary . . . ."

Theotokion, O Inexpressible Condescension

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, during the year or during the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Theotokion, O Maid, Thou Art The Gladness

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "O Maid, thou art the gladness of the angels of our God . . . ."

Theotokion, O Only Virgin Mother of God

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O only Virgin Mother of God, thou wast vouchsafed the greatest of gifts . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure Virgin Most Graced of God

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, used in Vespers & Matins, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin most graced of God . . . ."

Theotokion, O Staff of the Faithful

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O staff of the faithful and our hope . . . ."

Theotokion, O Theotokos, Since Thou Art The Gracious Advocate

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Theotokos, since thou art the gracious advocate . . . ."

Theotokion, O Thou Divinely-Blest Maiden

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou divinely-blest Maiden . . . ."

Theotokion, O Thou Who Knewest Not Wedlock

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou who knewest not wedlock, O Virgin Mother of God . . . ."

Theotokion, O True Throne of God Most High

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O true throne of God Most High, rejoice . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin Wholly Free Of Blame

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "O Virgin wholly free of blame, entreat Him Who was born of thee . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin, Great Moses Once Beheld

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Virgin, great Moses once beheld with prophetic eyes . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin, Thou Spacious Land of God

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Virgin, thou spacious land of God, who art vaster than the heavens . . . ."

Theotokion, Ready Is That Marriage Feast

This Theotokion is from the Menaion and sung at Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Ready is the marriage feast . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice gem and treasure of purity

This Theotokion, from the Triodion, is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, gem and treasure of purity, thou pure dwelling place . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice thou sun-like chariot

This Theotokion is from the Menaion and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Rejoice, thou sun-like chariot that hast shone forth the unsetting Sun . . . ."

Theotokion, Repentance thou possessest not

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Repentance thou possessest not, my hard and unrepentant soul . . . ."

Theotokion, Since thou hast conceived the Coal

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou hast conceived the Coal Whom great Isaiah beheld of old . . . ."

Theotokion, The Childbirth of the Virgin Maid

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "The childbirth of the Virgin Maid, which came to pass without travail . . . ."

Theotokion, Thee Do All The Angelic Ranks

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thee do all the angelic ranks glorify . . . ."

Theotokion, Thee the purest palace of the King

This Theotokion is from the Octoechos for Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thee, the purest palace of the King, do I implore fervently . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou art the joy

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy," the Original Melody.  "Thou art the joy of the heavenly orders . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou art the whole strength of all our life . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of thy cross."  "Since thou hast the dominion over all created things . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou hast mercies full of sympathy

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou hast mercies full of sympathy; thou hast an abyss of compassion . . . ."

Theotokion, Through Thee Have We Been Granted

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Through thee have we been granted a great gift and benefit . . . ."

Theotokion, To The Theotokos Let us Run

The Theotokion from the Horologion (and also the Paraklesis), Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "To the Theotokos let us run now most earnestly . . . ."  Updated 7/15/19.

Theotokion, When Our God Came Bodily

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When our God came bodily unto us . . . ."

They Shall Find Joy

Taken from Psalm 20

Trisagion Hymn

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

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 T5)

This Trisagion Hymn is in English, Arabic, & Greek, written by Kyriachoú Ioannídou Kalogírou.  "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal . . . ."  Updated 7/14/2022, with a slight change in the music, ison and phrasing of text.  (It was listed as Tone 1.)

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11A)

Greek version.  Updated 11/10/19.  Corrected instructions at the beginning.

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11B)

English version.  Updated instructions 8/22/19.

Trisagion Hymn for Hierarchical Liturgy (11C)

English version of Qudduson.  Updated instructions 8/22/19.

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 1

Convention music-6.1

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 2

Convention music-6.2

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 3

Convention music-6.3

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 4

Convention music-6.4

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 5

Convention music-6.5

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 6

Convention music-6.6

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 7

Convention music-6.7

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 8

Convention music-6.8

Apostle, Troparion of an

This is the standard Troparion of the Apostles in Tone 3.  Various possibilities are given for all the different names of the Apostles.

Martyr - For a woman, Apolytikion

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; Special melody:  "Joseph was amazed" (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."  Updated 7/18/2022.

Martyr(s) - For a man, Troparion

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord . . . ."  (Or, "Thy martyrs, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 8/17/2022.

Martyrs-Another Apolytikion

This is another Apolytikion used for the Martyrs.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos for Friday Vespers in Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When, with all Thy holy Angel hosts . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "A temple of Thy Holy Spirit do thou make of me . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "O Lord my God, do Thou crush completely . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Octoechos-Monday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "My soul, now rival the Canaanitish woman . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Octoechos for Thursday Vespers, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "Creation hath been sanctified . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung from the Octoechos for Thursday, Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the whole creation saw thee . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the two sets of stichera from the Octoechos for Wednesday night Vespers in Tone 1: 1st Set: Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O glorious Apostles of Christ God . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Wednesday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Seen to be the trumpets of the Word . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "O friend of man, compassionate and only merciful . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With most mighty resolve of mind . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 5, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "When ye were sent throughout all the world . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 6, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 6, Prosomoia "Having laid up all their hope" and "As it is written."  "The Apostles of Christ God . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Octoechos-Monday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday Vespers, Original Melody: "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 1 on Wednesday Vespers, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us acclaim with one voice . . . ."  The Original Melody "O all-lauded martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 1

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 1/First Mode.  "By thy passion, O Christ, we have been set free from sufferings . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 2

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior, hath illumined the whole universe . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 3

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ, who didst darken the sun with thy passion . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 4

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "When thou wast lifted up upon the cross, O Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 5

Aposticha for the Resurrection, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Thou hast risen from the tomb, O Savior of the world . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thou didst ascend the cross, O Jesus . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 1

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 1/First Mode.  "Behold, now is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 2

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "O wondrous event, transcending all the ancient miracles . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 3

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "Thou didst verily conceive by the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 4

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "O thou who art free from all blemish . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 5

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 5/Mode Plagal 1.  "O most revered Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 6

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode. "O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 7

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "All we earthly ones, O Lady . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 8

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "O Virgin without groom, blameless one . . . ."

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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

Wedding Psalm

Key of F

Wedding Service

Betrothal and Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Chant version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning.  Updated 8/28/2020.

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Various Choral versions of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Choral version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Choral version of the Wedding: Betrothal & Crowning

Wedding, Sacrament of Marriage

Wedding music in Carpatho-Russian tradition

Who Is So Great A God

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.