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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 6/12/2020.

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, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2020.

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.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2020.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises sung at Orthros on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since they welcomed His sufferings, all the Saints that are in His earth . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

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

Ascension Series

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/19/17.

Ascension, 9th Ode of the Canon (Full-Double Canon)

This is the Full Ninth Ode of the Feast of Ascension, Both Canons.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . Beholding the ascent of the Master . . . Rejoice, O Queen . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Ascension, Apolytikion [Listen]

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."  Updated 5/22/2020.

Ascension, Apolytikion (choral)

The Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, choral version.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

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, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Original Melody: "While thy disciples looked on thee."

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, Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons

 This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.   "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notations.

Ascension, Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 from the 2nd Canon for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and also for Pentecost Sunday and Holy Spirit Monday.  "He once slow of tongue, in divind darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

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, Matins (Orthros) Prokeimenon

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God hath ascended in jubilation . . . ."

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Ascension.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

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 . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Thursday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."  Updated 5/25/19.

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Blind Man Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Who can tell of Thy mighty works, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Thou who art God's Mother . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "To our Savior and God, Who led His people dry shod . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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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.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."  Updated 3/19/2020.

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 from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life."  Updated 3/18/2020.

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

Communion Hymn

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

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

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Blind Man Sunday, 1st Exaposteilarion

This is the 1st Exaposteilarion sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Prosomoion "When thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh."  "Thou gloomy sin hath stricken blind the inner eyes within my soul . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of All Saints, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "With hymns let us crown as is meet . . . ."  Updated 6/7/15.

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 5th Sunday after Pascha, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Along the way our Savior found a man . . . ."

Sunday of the Holy Fathers-1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Feast of Ascension, the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day the holy Fathers' memory . . . ."

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 3rd Sunday after Pascha.

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Holy Fathers of the Seventh (and 1st) Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha

This Glory and Both now at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, as well as for the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council on the Sunday after the Ascension.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 5/30/19.

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/19/19 (in the Byzantine version formatting).

Holy Fathers, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Holy Fathers, on the Sunday after Ascension (of the 1st Ecumenical Council), on the Sunday during July 13-19 (of the 4th Ecum. Council), and on the Sunday during October 11-17 (of the 7th Ecum. Council). 

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Rejoice, O Queen (chant)

This is the 9th Katabatsia of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, also sung on Pentecost and Monday of the Holy Spirit.  "Rejoice, O Queen, pride of virgins and mothers . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

Myrrh-bearing Women, Kontakion

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

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Matins, Kazan - Little Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God", Eastertide

Litany and "Holy is the Lord our God" for Eastertide, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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 (chant)

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, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost, sung from the Wednesday of the 4th week of Pascha for one week.  "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, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "At mid-Feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Mid-Pentecost.  "Having been enlightened by the Resurrection of Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/12/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha, Prosomion "Thou Who wast raised up."   "O Sovereign Master and Creator of all things . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 5/15/19.

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."  Updated 5/13/2020.

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 Sunday, Apolytikia

These are the 2nd & 3rd Apolytikia sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/2020.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, 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 . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried" [Listen]

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried" sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 3rd Sunday of Pascha.  "The ointment-bearing women, O Savior . . . ."  (Click on "Listen" to hear Dn. John chant it.)  The Byzantine notation will be added when it is complete.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing Women, during the weekday Divine Liturgies.  "When Thou did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, which is the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.  Updated 4/26/2020.

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Noble Joseph Took Your Body

For Sunday of Myrrh-Bearing Women

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Paralytic Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 4th Sunday of Pascha.  "O Lord, the paralytic was not healed by the pool . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/10/2020.

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.

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 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 . . . ."  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, Hypakoe

This is the separate file for the Hypakoe, sung after the 3rd Ode in Matins, but also in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha.  "When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn . . . ."   The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 4/23/19.

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

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, 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 text here uses the Nassar translation.  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-4-Matins, The Canon

This is the complete Canon of Pascha, with Hiermoi, Troparia & Katavasia.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

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-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  The text uses the HTM translation.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  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 (Male choir)

Megalynarion for Pascha, Male Choir

Pentecost Series

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/27/17.

Pentecost, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

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, Exaposteilarion

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Feast of Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou who, as God, adornest."  "O Thou, O all-holy Spirit . . . The Father is light . . . ."

Pentecost, First Antiphon in Liturgy

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

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of both Canons

This is the Full 9th of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of Canon 2

This is the Full 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried" [Listen]

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Pentecost at "O Lord, I have cried" in Vespers.  "Come, O ye peoples, let us worship the Godhead of three Hypostases . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear Deacon John chant it.  Updated 6/4/2020, PM.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 1 (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 2 (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 1 (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 1st Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/31/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 2 (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He once slow of tongue in divine darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canons 1 & 2 (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . He once slow of tongue, in divine darkness covered . . . ." in alternating fashion.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/8/2020.

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 . . . ."  Updated 6/4/2020.

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)-chant

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Pentecost during the Divine Liturgy.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, O heavenly King

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Prokeimenon in Orthros

Sung before the Orthros Gospel, on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."  Updated 11/19/18.

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."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Friday Orthros (Matins) after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Of old, Elias, the fire-breathing zealot was conveyed up . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera are for "O Lord, I have cried" for Friday Vespers after Pentecost (sung on Thursday evening), Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit, Who in truth divideth the gifts to all . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Thursday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

The stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Thursday morning after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the Spirit's divine descent . . . ."

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

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Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Samaritan Woman Series

Divine Liturgy music for the 4th Sunday after Pascha, which is the 5th Sunday of Pascha.  Updated 4/29/17.

Samaritan Woman, Doxastikon at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.  It is also sung during the following week of the Samaritan Woman.  "When by Thine ineffable dispensation . . . ."  The Byzantine version will be added when it is available.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This Glory is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the 5th Sunday of Pascha.  "The Well-spring of the principle of life, Jesus . . . ."  Updated 5/17/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Kontakion

This Kontakion is for the Samaritan Woman and sung for weekday Divine Liturgies.  "Having come to the well in faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Saturday of Souls, Aposticha at Orthros

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, and the Saturday after Ascension.  "I weep and I wail."  (Simpler version.)

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha for the Departed at Vespers on Saturday of Souls, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Savior, by Thy Mother's prayers."

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

This Theotokion at the Aposticha of Orthros (Matins) is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou, who art a dwelling place worthy of God . . . ."

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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 . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Communion Hymn

This Communion Hymn is sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle.  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."  Updated 5/6/19.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out my wounded limbs . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Glory/Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), the First Sunday after Pascha.  "Eight days after Thy Resurrection, O Jesus . . . ."

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

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha, which is also the Second Sunday of Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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 . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Ninth Ode

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord, after Thy dread Resurrection . . . ."  Updated 4/24/2020.

Pascha, Troparion (Apolytikion)

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

Pentecost, Troparion

This Troparion (Apolytikion) is sung 50 days after Pascha: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "Blessed art thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Update 5/24/2020.

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Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday-7th week, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are from the Pentecostarion, sung on Wednesday night for Thursday of the 7th week, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "That Thou mightest raise me . . . ."

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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.