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Anaphora

Convention music-16A

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

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 . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

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Bridegroom Matins-Palm Sunday evening, Aposticha

This is the Aposticha sung on Palm Sunday evening at the Holy Monday Bridegroom Orthros.  "The mother of the sons of Zebedee . . . ."

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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.

Christ is Risen

Sung during the Paschal season.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Christ is Risen (Arabic)

Standard Archdiocese Version, revised 5/12/12

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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

Christ is Risen (Combined) [Listen]

Standard Archdiocese Version in English, Arabic, and Greek (slow versions), followed by the quick version with verses (Let God arise, etc.); revised 5/12/12.

Christ is Risen (English) [Listen]

Standard Archdiocese Version

Christ is Risen (Greek)

Standard Archdiocese Version

Christ is Risen (Quick)

Standard Archdiocese Version, quick version, sung with the verses "Let God arise...," etc.  Updated 4/25/17.

Christ is Risen - 02 (Greek, English)

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 15

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that without division or change . . . ."

Receive Ye the Body of Christ

Communion hymn for Pascha through Ascension

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

D
Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Come thou, O holy Martyr of Christ . . . ."  Updated 9/9/18.

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Rejoice."   "Rejoice, spiritual swallow . . . ."

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Heaven and earth rejoice to behold the only Virgin who is wholly beyond reproach . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

G
George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory sung on April 23rd at the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer.  "Spring hath shown forth; come, let us be glad . . . ."  Updated 4/15/17.

Give Me This Stranger

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

Gladsome Light

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

God is the Lord-Tone 5/Plagal First Mode [Listen]

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

Great Doxology - Tone 5

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

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Holy Friday Great Vespers, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha on Great & Holy Friday afternoon, Vespers for Holy Saturday.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 12/10/18.

Holy Saturday Orthros, Lamentations

These Lamentations are sung on Holy Friday evening for the Matins of Holy Saturday.  "In a grave they laid Thee . . . Right it is indeed . . . Every generation chanteth hymns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

J
John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Seeing the bright and light-giving lamp . . . ."

K
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.

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 . . . ."

L
Lenten Apolytikia

These Apolytikia (Troparia) are sung at the end of Lenten Vespers, Tone 5/Plagal First mode.  "Rejoice, O Virgin . . .  O Baptizer of Christ . . . ."  This includes both Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 3/3/17.

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

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 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 . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #2

Third Little Litany at Matins, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, All Modes

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.

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

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 05, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fifth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 09, Tone 5

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Ninth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Evlogetaria, Resurrectional

Resurrectional Evlogetaria for Sunday Orthros, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 5

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

N
Nicholas the Wonderworker, Glory & Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for Our Father Bishop Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise. Let us be happy in the feast . . . Both now . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the virgin Mother . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

O
Ordination Troparia

Troparia sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

P
Come Ye Take Light

This is the first hymn chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . ."

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

These two hymns are chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

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

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

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

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Pharisse & Publican.  "Mine eyes being weighed down because of mine iniquities . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou shining light of the Church . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on May 25th for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, Prosomoin "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Prokeimenon, 04 Wednesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Wednesday evening.  "Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and judge me by Thy strength."

Amomos - Psalm 118

This is the beginning of Psalm 118:1-12 that may be sung before chanting the Evlogetaria in Orthros.

Psalm 33

Psalm 33 is sung/read at the end of the Presanctified Liturgy, but has been used during communion of the Divine Liturgy as well.  It is written here in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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

R
Rejoice, O Virgin

This hymn is sung at the beginning of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.

S
Saturday of Souls, Evlogitaria

These Evlogitaria are from the Funeral Service, and are sung at Orthros (Matins) on Saturday of Souls and Meat Fare Saturday.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy statutes.  The Choir of the Saints have found the Fountain of Life and the Door of Paradise . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Zion, thou sacred city of God . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

T
Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 1st 3 OT Readings

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the first set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers.  "Thou didst appear in the world . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Both now (Theotokion) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung at the Aposticha for the Three Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the Virgin Mother, hath bent down from on high . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of song . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three holy Hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

Pascha, Troparion (Apolytikion)

This is the standard Troparion (Apolytikion) of Pascha, in English, Arabic, and Greek.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 5

Convention music-6.5

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 20)

These stichera are for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of St. John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, most noble soldier of Christ . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."

Athanasius the Athonite, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O Athanasius most wise . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "With thy noble cross, O Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/2/17.

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Fast Final, in Assorted Tones

Fast Final Glory in various Byzantine tones, from Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Slow Final, in Various Tones

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimena, Weekdays, Sun-Fri

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers, Sunday to Friday evening.

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 5

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "O Christ Savior, who didst become incarnate without leaving heaven . . . O most revered Virgin . . . ."

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 Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 5)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "The sign of the virgin bride who knew not wedlock . . . ."

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 . . . ."