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Title & Description Keywords
A
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 7/12/19.

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

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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 - 01 - Galician

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 02 (Greek, English)

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 03 (Slavonic)

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 04 (Romanian)

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 06 (Znamenny)

Paschal Troparion, Key of G

Christ is Risen - 07 (Novgorod)

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 08

Paschal Troparion, Key of C

Christ is Risen - 11

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 12

Paschal Troparion, Key of G

Christ is Risen - 13

Paschal Troparion

Christ is Risen - 14

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 15

Paschal Troparion, Key of F

Christ is Risen - 16 (Greek)

Paschal Troparion, Key of B-flat

Risen Indeed - #18

Pascha, sung at the end of Divine Liturgy

Communion Hymn

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

L
Let Our God Arise [Listen]

This hymn may be sung during the Paschal season, after any of the services, as a paraliturgical hymn.  NOTE: The Andante section in the MIDI does not reflect that it should slow down at that point.

M
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.

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 . . . ."

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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 . . . ."

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (choral)

These two hymns are taken from the Resurrection Service (pink music book), with slight modification of the 2nd hymn.  They are sung as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Updated 4/24/19.

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, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion of Pascha, sung throughout the Paschal season.  "When thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal . . . ."

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, 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, Hypakoe

This Hypakoe is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "They who were with Mary . . . ."

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, Katavasia of the Ninth Ode

This is the Katavasia only of the Ninth Ode from the Canon of Pascha.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Katavasiae Odes 1-8

These are the Katavasiae only of Odes 1-8 from the Canon of Pascha, sung at Orthros (Matins).  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

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, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "Though thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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, Ninth Ode of the Canon

This is only the Ninth Ode of the Canon of Pascha, without the final Katavasia.  "Magnify, O my soul, Him Who suffered willingly . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

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 . . . ."

Pascha, Second Antiphon

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

Pascha-0-Midnight Office, Canon of Holy Saturday

This is the Canon of Holy Saturday (Holy Friday night) that is also sung on Holy Saturday night during the Midnight Office.  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Pascha-1-Midnight Office, Resurrectional Apolytikion

The Resurrectional Apolytikion sung at the end of the Midnight Office on Pascha night.  "When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-2-Matins, Come ye receive the light

This is "Come receive ye the light" that is sung (usually by the Priest) on Pascha night, followed by "Angels in the Heavens, O Christ" that is sung during the procession after receiving the light.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-3-Matins, Christ is Risen

The slow and quick versions of "Christ is risen" sung during the Paschal season, with verses when needed.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-5-Matins, Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion sung during the Paschal season.  "When Thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-6-Matins, The Praises

These are the initial 4 Praises that are sung on Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ.  "Let every breath . . . Praise Him, all ye His angels . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts . . . We praise Thy saving Passion, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-8-Matins, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Praises and the Aposticha during the Paschal season.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Western notation)

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Western notation only.

The Angel Cried [Listen]

This hymn is sung during the Paschal season, instead of It Is Truly Meet, as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man. 

The Angel Cried (Male choir)

Megalynarion for Pascha, Male Choir

S
Samaritan Woman Series

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

T
Thomas Sunday (New Sunday) Series

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

W
Who Is So Great A God

"Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God Who workest wonders."  This is sung at the evening Vespers on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, on Pascha (Agape Vespers), and Pentecost.

Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost.