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A Good Word [Listen]

Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

Agapios and Those With Him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Agapios and Those With Him, March 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O seven Martyrs of Christ our God . . . ."

Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

These are the Odes to sing for the Canon of the Akathist Hymn (Service), Tone/Mode 4.  The music is by Basil Crow using the text from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.  "I shall open my mouth to chant and with the Spirit shall I be filled."

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

The response "Most Holy Theotokos, save us" in Tone 4, and the two responses: "Hail, O Bride..." and "Alleluia" in Tone 8, Key of C.  UPDATED 2/14/18.

Awed By Thy Beauty

Concluding Troparion for the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos

This is the complete Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, with the Hiermos and Troparia of each Ode.  "I shall open my mouth and it will be filled with the Spirit . . . ."

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

Kontakion sung on March 25th, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service) - "To Thee The Champion Leader": Standard Archdiocese Version

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison. "Inni ana abdouki . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

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

All Saints Sunday, 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 . . . ."

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 5/11/18.

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.

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.

Alleluia in Lent - Tone 8

This Alleluia replaces "God is the Lord" during Orthros/Matins on weekdays during the Lenten season.

Alleluia-with verses, sung during Holy Week

This Alleluia is sung during the first 4 days of Holy Week at Matins.  Verses begin:  "My spirit seeks thee early in the nightwatches . . . ."

Alleluias during Lent

These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

Annunciation Series [Listen]

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises in Orthros (Matins)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is the Annunciation, the celebration of the Virgin . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is revealed the mystery that is from eternity . . . ."   Updated 3/25/18.

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now (repeat) . . . Have mercy on me, O God, . . . Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Ninth Ode with Magnifications

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Proclaim, O earth . . . The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Aposticha & Glory/Both

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Apolytikion

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

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-1st

This is the first Exaposteilarion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou from thy youth didst undertake . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-2nd/3rd & Theotokion

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . Since thou didst live the Angels' life . . . O thou good hope of all the world . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who didst shine with the splendor of the Spirit . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."  (This is the older melody.)

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises (updated melody)

The stichera at the Praises for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."

Refrain-Troparion of the Second Antiphon, Byz T2

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

Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

As Many As Have Been Baptized

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

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, Apolytikion

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 . . . ."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

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

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, 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, 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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening 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 . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung on January 18th for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Ye proved to be initiates . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye feast-lovers, let us all keep a festival . . . ."

Athanasius of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

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Baptism, Sacrament of

Chant and Choral music for the Sacrament of Baptism.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13.

Bartholomew & Barnabas, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers on June 11th for Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs . . . ."  "O seers and Apostles of our God . . . ."

Be Quick To Anticipate, Original Melody

Special Melody from 2nd Orthros Kathisma-Wednesday-T4

Before Thy Cross

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

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 . . . ."

Byzantine Guide to the Tones

An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant

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

Byzantine Vespers Project

This is the music from the 1974 version of Kazan's Vespers. It has been typeset but NOT corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added.  Updated 11/22/16.

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This Glory & Both now are sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "The time cometh which is the beginning of spiritual struggles . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the Glory to be sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam sat opposite paradise . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory to be sung at the Aposticha on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam for eating was driven from Paradise . . ."

Anti-Cherubic Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

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

Christ is Risen

Sung during the Paschal season.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic)

Standard Archdiocese Version, revised 5/12/12

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.

Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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

Basil the Great, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on January 1st for St. Basil the Great.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesions of the Bishop Basil . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . ."

Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil Series

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

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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

Circumcision of Christ, Kontakion

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

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) & Both now are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O righteous Basil . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Grace is poured upon thy lips . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, Prosomion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Father, thou didst circumcise thy soul's uncircumcision . . . Now He that hath fulfilled the Law . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Ode 9 at Orthros

This is the 9th Ode for both the Circumcision of Christ and St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O thou blessed and all-pure one, in whose womb was incarnate . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O Father Basil . . . ."

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

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Communion Hymn

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

Communion Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Lord, being compassionate . . . ."  Theotokion: Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Now from a womb once barren . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

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

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Adam and Eve, rejoice and put aside all sorrow . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilaria & Theotokia

These are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Willingly lifted on the Cross on Golgatha . . . The Lord God took flesh . . . In joy we cry aloud to thee . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thy hallowed and all marvellous and august Church . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

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

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the festal troparia sung after the Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of Thy God-crowned Saints . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the memorial of the pious Constantine . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "O Constantine, the dear and magnified king . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory at the Aposticha sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Like a brilliant ray, like the evening star . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "The King of kings and God . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Apolytikion

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

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) and Both now at the Praises

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Let us honor the all-wise teacher . . . Both now . . . O Mother of Christ God . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung for the Great Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Today doth the general assembly of the fight-bearing one call us . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Thy divine and blameless soul, O Demetrios . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Martyr of Christ, Demetrios . . . Cease never to implore the Lord . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Glory-Have mercy after Psalm 50

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the fight-bearing Demetrios . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Christ God, O wise Martyr Demetrios . . . ."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Matins on October 26th for the Great-Martyr Demetrios, the Myrrh-Streaming.  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Ostrange wonder, great and marvellous! Exceeding joy hath shone forth . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for the Earthquake of 740 A.D. on October 26th.  Although the last two are to be in Tone 6, Kazan wrote all 3 in Tone 2.  "When the earth trembled because of the fear of Thy wrath, O Lord . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung on October 26th for the Earthquake that took place in 740 A.D. and stopped with the help of St. Demetrios and the Theotokos.  "We implore thee, O all-holy Lady . . . ."

Divine Liturgy for Congregational Singing

by Richard Toensing

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 . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  It is done in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.   "When thou wast translated to him . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory/Both now at the Praises is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Verily, the clouds, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Glory, Both now, and Idiomelon are sung on August 15th, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theorokos.  "When the translation of thine undefiled body . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the First Canon of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . .  In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These are the Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Katabasia 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Katabasia 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Thy noble solemn memorial . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons, with Magnifications, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  Canon 1: "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  Canon 2: "Verily, the angels . . . Let all the earth-born mortals . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn. Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

This Troparion is sung on September 14th, the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and August 1st: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (chant)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross (September 14th), the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and on the Feast of the Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st), Tone/Mode 1.  It is written in Western and Byzantine notation.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  Updated 3/1/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 14th.  "Come, all ye nations, let us adore the blessed Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory & Both now sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "Today, O Christ God, as we sinners venerate thy precious Cross . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) sung at the Praises on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Today arriveth the Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.  "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, sung from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  "Verily, Moses having struck with his rod . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) are sung in Orthros (Matins) from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis.  UPDATED AND CORRECTED, 8/29/13

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

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

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

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

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

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

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

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

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Glory . . . Today the living temple, the temple of the great King . . . Have mercy . . . Today the God-containing temple, the Theotokos . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Kontakion

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

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

This is the first stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha of 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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-Virgin Maid . . . ."

Epiphany of our Lord (Baptism of Christ)

Feast Day is January 6th.  Also under "Theophany of our Lord Series."

Ananias & Romanos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on October 1st for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy & our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As Christ's disciple from of old . . . In tuneful songs inspired of God . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  The first Exaposteilarion follows the Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Word, who was before all time . . . ."  The second Exapost. & Theotokion follow the Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With hymns of glory  . . . Entreat the God Whom thou hast borne . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Exaposteilarion (March 24)

This is sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As gifts for thy Prefestival, O Maid most pure . . . ."

Anthimos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromarty Anthimos of Nicomdia, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Strike up today an annual choir with gladness . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 17th for the Feast of St. Anthony the Great

Archangels, 1st Exaposteilarion

This is the First Exaposteilarion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Our God and Maker showed thee forth . . . ."

Archangels, 2nd/3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion

These are the 2nd and 3rd Exaposteilaria and Theotokion sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Hearken ye women."  "Ineffably enkindled with the light-transcending Trinity's divine resplendence . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Marshal passing glorious . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Exaposteilarion

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us now hymn with praises . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker & Seven Holy Youths, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker and the Seven Holy Youths, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O godly wise Averkios . . . Let us all sing . . . ."

Barbara and John of Damascus, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Prosomoia of "While standing in the temple's courts".

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna and After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, Exaposteilaria (Feb 6)

These Exaposteilaria are sung for ourRighteous Father Boukolos & the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meetng) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Driving off every heresy as though it were a wild beast . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (chant)

This Exaposteilarion is sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Divinely kindled with the flame . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on November 1st.

Cyprian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for St. Cyprian, October 2. Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Elisha (Elisseus), Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on June 14

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Exposteilarion, Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into to the Temple, November 20, prosomoion to "Upon that mount in Galilee", Tone 2/Second Mode.

George, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At the evening of thy life . . . ."

Holy Fathers (July), Exaposteilaria

These are sung on the Sunday that falls between July 13 and 19 for the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers (October), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Sunday of October 11-17, for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecum. Council, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind . . . O Lord, Thou Who art more than good . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, celebrated on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind of the Great Seventh Council . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros (Matins).  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Exaposteilarion for the Apostle James, the "Brother of God," 23 October. Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As an Apostle truly great . . . ."

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

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

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John the Almsgiver, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing John's praises . . . ."

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

This is sung on February 24th for the 1st & 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thy precious head is risen up from the earth's secret hollows . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on May 25th for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The godly king who loveth Christ . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller and Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for Saint John the Hut Dweller and Saint Paul of Thebes the Venerable (January 15), Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken, ye women".

Katherine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is sung on November 25th for Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O virgin truly honorable . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Luke the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "When thou didst wisely cast away the yoke of tax-collecting . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on December 10th for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thy fair-spoken discourse . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

This is sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Leap up in joy and gladness . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for St Nicholas on December 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "We all extol Saint Nicholas . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

Exaposteilarion/Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Pelagia, the Penitent, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Pelagia, praised of all . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These Exaposteilaria and Theotokion are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip.  1) Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "The course of thy most comely feet . . . ."   2) Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "The Holy Spirit's light-beam . . . O thou most holy Virgin . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Exaposteilarion (Feb 4)

This is sung for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Ineffably born as He knew . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Proto-martyr Stephen, December 27th.  1st Exapost: Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Unto Thee as unto the King is Stephen brought . . . ."  2nd Exapost. & Theotokion:  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "He that was filled in very truth . . . Now there is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Sunday after the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Exaposteilarion, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoion of "Hearken, ye women".

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of All Saints. Updated 6/7/15.

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 5th Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers-1st Ecum. Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is to be sung on the Sunday after the Feast of Ascension.

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

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

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria to be sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, 4th Sunday after Pascha.

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon & Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In thee, O Mother of our God . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for St. Thekla, September 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A mortal bridegroom thou didst spurn . . . ."

Theodore the General, Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O thou Great Martyr Theodore, our Christ's renowned commander . . . ."

Theoktistos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion with Theotokion sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Living the Angels' life on earth . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These exaposteilaria and theotokion are for the Holy Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Apostle and Eye-witness of Christ God . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle and Anastasios the Persian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Saint Timothy the Apostle and Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A brightly beaming pair of Saints . . . ."

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

Zenobius and Zenobia - Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, 30 October.

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Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."

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

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "Be thou ready Bethlehem, Eden hath been opened unto all . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

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

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

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 20-24)

This is the "Both now" of the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 20th), also sung for the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls from December 20th - 24th.  "Behold, the time of our salvation approacheth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20)

Exaposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Make thou ready, Bethlehem, prepare thyself, O little cave . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion (Dec 20-24)

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, if it's a Sunday between December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/13/17.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises (Dec 20)

These Praises are for the Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 20th, The Original Melody:  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Aposticha of the Praises

Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Thou art become the house of Him that fashioned all things . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity and St. Eugenia, December 24th, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Dwelling in light beyond approach . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "O the untold myst'ries, transcending understanding . . . ."

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

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate on December 24th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "As the fruit of David's seed Mary was registered of old . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

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

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

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Festal Troparion after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after the Matins Gospel and the reading/chanting of Psalm 50.  "Through the intercessions of the Apostles . . . of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . O Cross of Christ, O hope of Christians . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Being lifted upon the Cross, Thou didst raise Adam with Thyself . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Forgiveness Theotokion

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Forgiveness Evening Vespers, Tone/Mode 2.  "O Mother of the high God, O righteous one, . . ."

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Funeral Service

Chant version of the Funeral Service. Updated 3/15/17.

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George, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Thou hast walked according to thy name, O George . . . ."  (Thou hast lived worthily of thy name . . .)

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Let us, brethren, extol spiritually . . . ."

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.

George, Festal troparia after Psalm 50

These are the festal troparia sung after the reading of the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the victory-clad George . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the whole universe is illuminated . . . ."

George, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.  Updated 3/26/18.

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."  Updated 3/26/18.

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.

Gladsome Light - Byzantine

Convention music-42B: Standard Archdiocese Version

God is the Lord

These are the 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in WESTERN notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.

God is the Lord

These are all 8 modes (tones) for God is the Lord in BYZANTINE notation, sung during Orthros (Matins), with the updated text and music.  This is a 4M file, and may take a minute to download.

God is the Lord-Tone 1/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.

God is the Lord-Tone 2/Second 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 3/Third 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 4/Fourth 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.

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.

God is the Lord-Tone 6/Plagal Second 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 7/Grave 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.

God is the Lord-Tone 8/Plagal Fourth 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.

God Is With Us

Sung at Great Compline.  Updated 3/4/17.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 3/21/18.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/4/17.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent. Updated 3/4/17.

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)

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

Gregory the Theologian, Apolytikion

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

Gregory the Theologian, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou taughtest us to worship one Tri-hypostatic Unity . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That cause of oblivion, the grave . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

This is the second set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "Come and with hymns and with sacred songs . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst parted the darkness of the letter . . . ."

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Rubrics

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

Holy Father Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Father of the 7th Ecumenical Council.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."

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.

Holy Friday Great Vespers, Doxa at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha on Great & Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  Byzantine notation only. Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation Service), Apolytikia

These are the Apolytikia sung on Holy Friday evening for Holy Saturday Orthros, beginning with "God is the Lord . . . The noble Joseph . . . Glory . . . When Thou didst descend unto death . . . Both now . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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.

Holy Saturday Orthros-Complete

This is the service for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday evening.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Praises, Doxa at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger."  BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/3/18.

Holy Unction Service

Music for the Sacrament of Holy Unction - sung on Holy Wednesday evening and other times for healing.  UPDATED: May, 2011!

Holy Wednesday Orthros, Both now at Praises

This is the Both now at the Praises of Holy Wednesday Orthros, sung on Holy Tuesday evening.  "She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."

Holy Week Series

This Series of music includes:  Alleluia (before "Before the Bridegroom"), Behold the Bridegroom (for each night-chant & choral), the Exaposteilarion (I behold Thy bridal chamber-chant & choral), Hymn of Kassiani (Kazan), Today He is suspended (choral), Exaposteilarion for Holy Friday (Thou didst make the thief-chant & choral), the Canon of Holy Saturday.

Hymn of Kassiani

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha of the Praises for Holy Wednesday Orthros (sung on Holy Tuesday night).  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/30/18.

Hymn of Kassiani the Nun

Sung as the Doxastikon of the Aposticha for Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins. UPDATED and corrected 7/31/13!

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

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

All creation rejoices in thee

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

It Is Truly Meet

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

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

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  This version is in the Byzantine notation.

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

This hymn is to be sung on the Leave-taking of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 21st.  It is taken from the 2nd Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Feast.  Updated 9/3/14. Chant version.

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

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Ignatius of Antioch, Apolytikion

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

Ignatius of Antioch, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Dec 20)

These are the 2 Exaposteilaria & the Theotokion for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th.  First: Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou didst proclaim: I am the wheat . . . ."  Second set: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wounded with yearning for the love . . . Before the Lord's Nativity . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "From every grief and sore distress . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

Innocent-Apostle to the Americas, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for St. Innocent, Apostle to the Americas.  "The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord."

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John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

Feast Day is November 13th. This is also sung after his Paschal homily is read on Pascha. "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion of

His Feast Day is November 13th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."

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, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the second set of stichera sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Let us the faithful all form a sacred chorus . . . ."

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 . . . ."

John of Damascus, Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises

Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

Joseph was amazed, Original melody

Special Melody from 1st Orthros Kathisma-Sunday-T4

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Archangels (November 8th), Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia, Ode 9, is sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) until November 20th, inclusive, which includes the changes for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "Let all earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy entrance of the Mother of God . . . ."

Archangels (November 8th), Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are sung from November 8th (Feast of the Archangels) through November 20th, which include the changes in Odes 1, 3, 5 & 9 for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.  "I shall open my mouth . . . and I shall rejoice in her entrance with gladness . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Katabasiae

Katabasiae for the Circumcision of Christ, January 1, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasia-Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the Canon, Ode 9, sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "O Virgin Mother . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon, Odes 1-8, for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, for the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross, Tone/Mode 1.  "Of old the divine Moses foreshadowed thy Cross . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

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 . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican - Forgiveness Sunday, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican as well as on the Forgiveness Sunday during the Triodion.

Prodigal Son, Katabasiae

These Katabasiae are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

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 . . . ."

Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Fourth Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season. "O thou who guidest to wisdom . . . ."

Cheese Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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

Meat Fare Saturday (chant), Kontakion

"With the saints give rest," sung on the Saturday before Meat-Fare Sunday. Also sung in the Funeral Service (See Funeral Service). Updated 1/17/17.

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season.  "When thou comest, O God, to earth with glory . . . ."

Meat Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Prodigal Son Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season. Updated 1/26/17.

Annunciation (Arabic), Kontakion

This hymn is the Arabic version of "To thee the Champion Leader" and is sung on the Sundays during Lent before March 25th,on the Feast of Annunciation, March 25th, itself, and on the Fridays of Lent during the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

This is the standard Kontakion of Annunciation (March 25), also sung on the initial Sundays of Lent and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Annunciation-Forefeast, Kontakion (March 24)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung from August 15-23.  Revised version coming soon...

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on September 7

Forefeast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Prefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on March 24.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 14.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  "On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

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

Myrrh-bearing Women, Kontakion

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

Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 31-when it falls on a Sunday.

Raphael, Kontakion

The Feast Day for St. Raphael is the first Saturday of November.

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

This is the Original Melody for "Seeking things on high." His Feast Day is September 1st.

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

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

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

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

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Lamentations-Stasis 1, 2, & 3

These are the Lamentations that are sung on Holy Friday evening, during Orthros of Holy Saturday

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

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

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

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

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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

Palm Sunday, Aposticha and Doxa (Glory) at Great Vespers

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice and be happy, O city of Zion . . . ." and "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Moses received the law in a period of abstinence . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "The grace of truth hath shone . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "O ye who have passed from evil doctrine to true worship . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O thrice-blessed, righteous, and most holy Father . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Thy tongue, awakened unto doctrines . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.   "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 3.  "O Christ our God, who didst accept crucifixion willingly . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "O Lord, who didst support in war the all-humble David . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, for St. John Climacus, Tone/Mode 1.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "The power of thy Cross, O Christ, hath done wonders . . . ."  Updated 3/27/17.

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Fifth Sunday of Great Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thou didst sever with the sword of abstinence . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 1.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

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.

Lenten Triodion Series

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

Lesser Sanctification of Water, Service

This Service of the Lesser Sanctification of Water has been approved for use in the Archdiocese, at the time of the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), or even at times when holy water is needed in the parish.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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).

Let Our Mouths Be Filled

Traditional Byzantine chant melody

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 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."

Matins, Kazan - First Little Litany

First Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Great Litany

Great Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Second Little Litany

Second Little Litany in Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #1

Third Little Litany at Matins, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Third Little Litany #2

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

Lord, have mercy

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.

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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 1/First Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 2/Second Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 3/Third Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 3/Third Mode.  Updated 1/12/17.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4/Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

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 - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 7/Grave Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

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 - Intonations

Two versions

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Thou wast made rich with the sonship of Peter . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are both sets of stichera (3 each) sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th.  1st Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung the Apostle Mark, April 25th, at the Aposticha at Vespers, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O godly-wise Mark, thou wast the pen of a truly wise and swiftly writing scribe . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Let Mark, that most excellent of men . . . ."

Byzantine Matins Project

This is the entire set of music from the 1976 version of Kazan's Byzantine Matins Project. It has been typeset and corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added. Please use with it the newer versions of the God is the Lord, also found in this PDF Library, Section G.  Updated 4/14/17.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 01, Tone 1

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the First Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Second Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 03, Tone 3

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Third Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 04, Tone 4

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Fourth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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 06, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Sixth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 07, Tone 7

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Seventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 08, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eighth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth 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 - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 10, Tone 6

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Tenth Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Doxastikon and Theotokion at the Praises for Eothinon 11, Tone 8

Doxastikon and Theotokion for the Eleventh Eothinon at the Praises, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth 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 - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Exaposteilarion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up"

Festal Anabathmoi "From my youth up...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasia for the Theotokos, Ode 9, Tone 4

Ninth Ode Katabasia for the Theotokos, "Let all earthborn mortals...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Katabasiae for the Theotokos, Odes 1-8, Tone 4

Katabasiae 1-8 for the Theotokos, "I shall open my mouth...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book

Matins, Kazan - Let everything that hath breath, and Litany before the Orthros Gospel

"Let everything that hath breath..." and Litany before the Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

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.

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

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

Matins, Kazan - Lord have mercy, after the Intercession

12x "Lord have mercy" after the Intercession, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Magnifications at the Katabasiae, Tone 4

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 4/Fourth 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 - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 4/Fourth 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 - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.  Updated 11/22/16.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Prokeimenon of the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8

Prokeimenon for the Resurrectional Orthros Gospel, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T1

The Resurrectional Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises in Tone 1.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T6

The Resurrectional Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises in Tone 6.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T8

The Theotokion (Both now) sung at Sunday Orthros (Matins) in Tone 8.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 01, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 1st Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 02, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 2nd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 03, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 3rd Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 04, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 4th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 05, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 5th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 06, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 6th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 07, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 7th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 08, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 8th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 09, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 9th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 10, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 10th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion for Eothinon 11, Tone 2

Resurrectional Theotokion of the Exaposteilarion for the 11th Eothinon, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2

Troparia after Psalm 50, Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 1

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 1/First Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 2

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 2/Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 3

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 3/Third Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 4

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Today is salvation", Tone 4/Fourth 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.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 6

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 7

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 7/Grave Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Matins, Kazan - Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, Tone 8

Troparion of the Resurrection after the Great Doxology, "Having risen from the tomb", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, from the Kazan Matins book.

Maximos the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Speaking divinely, thou didst preach one operation . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "When the thrones are placed..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Woe to thee, O darkened soul..."

Memorial Service

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

Memory Eternal

Arabic version in Tone 6

Menaion - 01 January

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 12/19/16.

Menaion - 02 February

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

Menaion - 03 March

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 2/22/18.

Menaion - 04 April

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 4/15/17.

Menaion - 05 May

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 5/6/17.

Menaion - 06 June

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

Menaion - 07 July

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

Menaion - 08 August

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

Menaion - 09 September

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

Menaion - 10 October

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

Menaion - 11 November

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

Menaion - 12 December

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

Mid-Pentecost Series

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

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, 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, 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, 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 4/22/18.

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 . . . ."

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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National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

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

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

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

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."  Updated 12/23/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

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

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha

This is sung as the Both now at the Aposticha for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both Now sung at the Praises for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When it was time for thy presence on earth . . . Today Christ is born in Bethlehem . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Original melody/automelon of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26th - 30th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, it is easier for us . . . ."  Updated 12/23/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8), which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st. "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . The Lord performed a miracle . . . ." Updated 12/3/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26th - 30th.  "The Lord performed a miracle . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kathismata

Kathismata for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Come, ye faithful let us see where Christ the Savior hath been born . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (chant)

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

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This is the Prokeimenon sung at Matins on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on December 25th for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Rejoice, O righteous ones, and ye heavens be glad . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8/25/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

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

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon at the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Come, all ye believers, let us hasten to the Virgin . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) is sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The ends of earth rejoice today . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

These are the Festal troparia sung at the Matins Gospel on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 2nd Canon

This is the Ninth Ode, with Magnifications, of the 2nd Canon for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul, the Virgin Mary, born of a barren womb.  Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."  Updated 1/8/18.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotkos.  "The joy of the whole world . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! From the barren woman . . . ."  Updated 9/9/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosmoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam be made new again . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for St. Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Through the interecessions of Bishop Nicholas . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Well done, good and faithful servant . . . ."

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O Lord of Hosts

Sung at Great Compline.  This also has the Arabic transliteration version.  Updated 2/27/17.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

The three hymns are sung as the Post-Gospel Hymns for the Triodion, after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These three hymns are sung during the Season of the Triodion, in Orthros as the Post-Gospel hymns after Psalm 50, from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.  They are in Western & Byzantine notation.  Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode & Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  Updated 2/3/18.

He Is Worthy

Sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

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

Ordination Troparia

Troparia sung at the ordination of a priest or deacon

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Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 8/7/17.

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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

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, Exaposteilarion

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

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, Kontakion (chant)

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

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 . . . ."

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, 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, Kontakion (chant)

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

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 5/25/17.

Peter & Paul, Akathist

Akathist service sung on June 29th, by Basil Kazan, taken from the text of the Menaion from St. John of Kronstadt Monastery.

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on June 29th and 30th, for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) & Both Now at the Praises (June 29th)

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul.  "Christ, by inquiring three times, Peter lovest thou me? . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for the Glory, Both now and Have mercy upon me.  "Through the intercessions . . . O Peter, head of the honored Apostles . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Orthros

ORTHROS (Matins) music for the Feast, sung on the day of June 29th. Updated 6/29/2014

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

The Prokeimenon sung at Matins (Orthros) on Thursdays, Bright Monday, Pentecost, and for the Apostles.  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Aposticha-Glory-Both Now

This is the music for the Aposticha, the Glory & Theotokion at Vespers for Ss. Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O glorious Apostle Paul, who can describe thy bondage . . . Glory . . . Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . Both now . . . Thou art the true vine . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Vespers

VESPERS music for the Feast, sung on the evening of June 28th.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th, for Peter & Paul on the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give the Church Thy ven'rable Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, during the Triodion.  "O Lord, thou didst reproach the Pharisee . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the hymn sung at the Glory of "Lord I have cried" on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican.  "Almighty Lord, I have known how effective are tears . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Phimi for Metropolitan JOSEPH

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

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

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

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

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

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Nature and time have been made new . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

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

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding.

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 30th for the Holy Apostle Andrew, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Be glad, Bethsaida . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Chief Commander, great Michael, we praise thee faithfully . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoin "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on October 22nd for St. Averkios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thee hath the Comforter's divine grace anointed as His high priest . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Gather together with fervor, ye children of the Church . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call thee, O man of God . . . ."

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 . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on October 23rd for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As we the throngs of the pious now keep this sacred feast . . . ."

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9. Prosomoia, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

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-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on February 24th for the 1st and 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-sacred head hath opened wide the gateways of abstinence . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Katherine, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 25th for the Great-martyr Katherine (Catherine), Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown and adore thee . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on November 16th for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "I picture that day and that hour..." and Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Verily, Daniel the Prophet..."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, let us gather in joy and with songs keep festival . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers of the all-holy Church . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Triodion.

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on November 14th for the Holy Apostle Philip, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O great Apostle, the echoes of thy celestial sounds . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 1/First Mode.

Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises to be sung on the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 24th for St. Thekla.  "Rejoice, O ye people, for today is prepared the battleground for the struggle . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war and an athlete of noble mind . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Toiling with labors both night and day . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple Series

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

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

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

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

Doxasticon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at the Praises

The Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Praises for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Christ God, who willed today . . . ."

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

Exaposteilarion for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, The Original Melody: "While standing in the Temple's courts."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now . . . (repeat) . . . Have mercy . . . Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasia-Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "O Theotokos . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated 1/2/17.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae, Magnifications, 9th Ode complete

These are the Katabasiae for Odes 1-8, the Magnifications, and Ode 9 (combined) for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "The sun of old . . . That which came to pass in thee . . . Let us magnify, O believers . . . ."  Updated with new order of Magnifications, Heirmos & Troparia, 1/13/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Katabasiae-Odes 1-8

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple (February 2).  "The sun of old passed over the depth of the tempest . . . ."

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

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

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Say, O Simeon, Whom carriest thou in the Temple . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Adorn thy chamber, O Zion . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . He that rideth on the cherubim . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written law . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 8)

This is the Both now at the Aposticha for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, sung on February 8th.  "He that rideth on the cherubim, who is praised by the seraphim . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 6)

The Stichera & Glory/Both now for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day is carried as an infant . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 8)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Holding all in His hand as Maker and Creator . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises of Orthros/Matins on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, during the Triodion.  "O Good Father, I have withdrawn from thee . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This is the hymn sung at the Glory of "Lord I have cried" on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "O what goodly things have I, wretched one, denied myself . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the hymn sung as the Glory at the Aposticha on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "Having squandered the riches of the fatherly gift . . . ."

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

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."

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Thursday evening.  "My help cometh from the Lord, Who hath made heaven and earth."

Prokeimenon, 06 Friday Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Friday evening.  "Thou, O God, art my helper, and Thy mercy shall go before me."

Prokeimenon, for Friday at Vespers

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

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Prokeimenon

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

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Synaxis of the Archangels (Nov 8)

This Prokeimenon is sung on November 8th for the Synaxis of the Archangels.  "He maketh His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire."  Updated 1/22/18.

Prokeimenon, for an Apostle or Apostles, at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for when an Apostle or the Apostles are being commemorated.  "Their (His) sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Prokeimenon, Great - First of Lent [Listen]

This Great Prokeimenon is sung on Forgiveness Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Sundays during Lent, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "Turn not thy face away . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great - Second of Lent

This Great Prokeimenon is sung on the 1st (Sunday of Orthodoxy), the 3rd and the 5th Sunday of Lent, in Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "Thou hast given an inheritance, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 1/5/17.

Prokeimenon, Saturday Vespers

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

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I have raised up one chosen

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "I have raised up one chosen out of My people, I have found David my servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I Shall Proclaim Thy Name

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, usually for Feasts of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, My mouth shall speak wisdom

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Our God is in Heaven

This is a Great Prokeimenon:  "Our God is in Heaven and on earth; He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Precious in the Sight of the Lord

This prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint(s)."  Updated 12/12/17.

Prokeimenon-Orthros, The righteous man shall flourish

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Prokeimenon-Orthros, There will I make to spring forth

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, "There will I make to spring forth a horn for David; I have prepared a lamp for my Christ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Wondrous is God In His Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "Wondrous is God in His Saints, the God of Israel."

Amomos - Psalm 118

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

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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

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Reception of a Bishop

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.

Rejoice, O Bethany

This hymn is sung on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O Bethany.  On this day God came to thee . . . ."

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.

Remember us, O merciful One

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 1 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 2 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 3 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 4 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 5 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 7 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 8 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 1 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 1/First Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 2 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 3 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 4 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (Kazan)

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

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 7 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 7/Grave Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 8 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.

Rich men have turned poor

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

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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, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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

Saturday of Souls, 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 . . . ."

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, 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 . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Memorial Service

This Memorial Service is specifically for the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, in Tones 3, 4 & 6; Modes 3, 4 & Plagal Second Mode.

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

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful now commemorate all dead from the ages past . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Second Sunday in Lent, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Second Sunday in Lent.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Stavro-Theotokion, 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, wholly ripe . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion-from the Horologion (T4)

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesday & Fridays) from the Horologion, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Mother of Christ our God . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

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

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory is sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "The blood, fire and pillars of smoke . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

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

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Rejoice, O honored Prophets . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th- 24th.  "The collection of the Law's teachings . . . ."  This music is in both Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/22/17, Rev. 4.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "By faith, the Fathers ere the Law . . ."  Updated 12/9/17.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, December 11th - 17th (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O ye who love the Fathers' choirs . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Praises

This Glory and Both at the Praises are sung on the Second Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come, let us all celebrate the anniversary of their memory . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers, December 11th - 17th, (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Let us all celebrate this day's commemoration . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers, pages 60-76 from Kazan's December Menaion

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.) Pages 47-59 of Kazan's December Menaion.

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

This Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now are sung for the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John and Post-Feast of Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . O thou lamp in the flesh . . Both now . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at the Aposticha (Jan 7)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Aposticha for the Synaxis of John the Baptist and Post-Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Since thou art a lover of the Spirit . . . Both now . . . Come let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Thou hast come from the suffering of barrenness . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The Master called thee openly . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Aposticha/Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are the Aposticha of the Praises for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon the God-Receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  They may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises.  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th (taken from the Annunciation).  "In the sixth month the archangel was sent to the pure Virgin . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers

This Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers

These Stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When the Savior asked the rank of the twelve Disciples . . . ."

T
The Great Moses

Sung on Holy Friday night as the Glory of the Praises for Orthros of Holy Saturday, in the traditional melody of "Inna Mousa."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for St. Thekla, Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th.  "O Thekla the most blessed, thou hast trampled the enemy . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord Series

Divine Liturgy music for January 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns. Updated 12/15/16.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of First Canon (4)

These are the four stichera of the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of Second Canon (3)

These are the three stichera of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today the Master bendeth His neck . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion

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

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Both Now at the Praises

The Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today Christ is come to be baptized . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Exaposteilarion

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

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Glory . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Both now . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, First Kathisma

First Kathisma for Theophany, January 6th, Prosomoion "Awed by thy beauty."  "At Thine Epiphany in Jordan's streams, O Christ . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory only at "O Lord, I have cried" for Theophany.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at the Praises

This is the Glory only at the Praises for Theophany (Epiphany).  "Our Savior, Who putteth on light like a robe . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Hiermoi of Ode 9 (Double)

These are the two Heirmoi of the 9th Ode of both Canons of Theophany (Epiphany), which are also sung as Katabasiae.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . "Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasia (Second canon, Ode 9)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of the super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (Double, Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of both canons for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The Lord mighty in wars covered the bottom of the sea . . . Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (Second canon, Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae, Odes 1-8 of the Second canon for the Feast of Theophany, January 6th.  "Verily, Israel past the tempest of the tumultuous sea . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Kontakion

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

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

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

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "The sea beheld and fled; Jordan turned back."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Second Kathisma

Second Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "River Jordan, what hast thou beheld . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (4)

These are the 4 Stichera at the Praises for the After-Feast of Theophany.  "Christ our God, Who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (6)

These are the six stichera and verses for the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Christ our God who is Light of Light . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Third Kathisma

Third Kathisma for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The streams of the Jordan River . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 2nd 3 OT Readings

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the second set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers. "Thou didst appear, O our Savior . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Theotokion, O my Queen and Lady

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "O my Queen and Lady, thou help of all . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, O Holy Virgin Bride of God

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O holy Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou alone, O Holy Bride of God

This Theotokion can be sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou alone, O holy Bride of God . . . ."

Theotokion: Thou art the true vine

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried" for various feasts.  "O Theotokos, thou art the true vine . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18

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), 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), 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 . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion

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

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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

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, Both now at the Praises (for the Presentation)

This is the Both now at the Praises, sung on the Feast of the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, but for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple.  "Today Christ is presented in the Temple as a child . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

The 2 Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Let us all sing the praises . . . O Father, Son and Spirit . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung in Orthros after Psalm 50 for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesseions of the Teachers . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace was poured forth on your lips . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

The Doxatikon (Glory) for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Today the souls of the terrestrials . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor befittingly . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what divine and fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Transfiguration Series

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Communion Hymn was updated 7/17/15.

Updated again with a corrected Megalynarion, 7/24/17.

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

This is the Aposticha, Glory & Both now sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, he who spoke to Moses . . . Today hast thou manifest on Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

This Idiomelon is sung on August 6th, for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O thou holy One who hast sanctified the whole universe . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Praises

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, Christ took Peter, James and John . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Transfiguration, Kontakion (chant)

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

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

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

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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

Transfiguration, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

This is the Ninth Ode of both Canons sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . .  All ears are alarmed . . . ."

Transfiguration, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on August 6th for the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in Thy Name."

Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."

Akathist Hymn (Service), Troparion

This Troparion is sung on the 5th Friday of Great Lent - "With mystic apprehension..."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Apolytikion (March 24)

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

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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

Circumcision of our Lord, Troparion

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) for the Feast of our Lord's Circumcision; Feast day is January 1st, Prosomion "As Gabriel cried unto thee."  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Forefeast of the Cross, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on the eve of the Feast of the Cross, September 13th.  "We offer thee in mediation . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion [Listen]

This is the Apolytikion sung on September 7th for the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."  Updated 11/13/17, and with recording.

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Zebulon, and prepare, O Nephtali . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "River Jordan was turned back . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic version.  "The river Jordan receded of old . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on August 14th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Come forward, O ye people . . . ."

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 1

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 2

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 3

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 4

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 5

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 6

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 7

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Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 8

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Adrian & Natalie, Troparion of

Sung on August 26th

Ananias of the 70, Apolytikion

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

Andrew, Troparion of

Feast Day is November 30th. (The ison may be held on the G all the way through, or followed as a movable ison, as written.)

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

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

Anthimos, Apolytikion

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

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.

Apostles, Troparion of the

This is used for the Apostles as a whole, as on their feast day of June 30th.

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-chant)

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

Archangels, Apolytikion (chant)

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

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Apolytikion

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

Athansius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Troparion of [Listen]

Feast Day is January 18th

Averkios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

The Apolytkion of St. John the Baptist, Feast Day for his Beheading is August 29th.  Updated 12/30/17.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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

Chariton the Confessor, Apolytikion of

"The barren wilderness..."  Feast day is September 28th.  Updated 1/3/7.

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

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

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

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

Cyprian, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Demetrius, Troparion of

Feast day is October 26 (Original Special Melody)

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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

Elias-the Prophet, Apolytikion

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

Elisha (Elisseus), Troparion of

This troparion is sung on June 14.  It is also the same troparion sung on July 20 for St. Elias.

Euphemia, Troparion of

Feast day is July 11th.

Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast day is February 24th

George, Apolytikion (Troparion)

Byzantine chant version. Feast day is April 23rd.  "Since thou art a liberator . . . ."  Updated 3/29/17.

Gregory of Armenia, Troparion of

"Thou hast become like the Apostles ..."  Feast Day is September 30th

Gregory Palamas, Apolytikion

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

Haralampus, Troparion of

Feast day is February 10th

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

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

Hilarion the Great, Troparion of

"The barren wilderness ..."  Feast Day is October 21st

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 . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Apolytikion

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

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

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

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

Joel, Troparion of the Prophet

Feast day is October 19th

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," Apolytikion

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

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Adapted prosomoion of "Awed by the beauty".  Updated 11/25/16.

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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

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

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

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

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

John the Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 8th and September 26th. "O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

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 . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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

Martyr - For a woman, Troparion

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; special melody of Joseph was amazed (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."

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 6/3/17.

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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

Maximos the Confessor, Apolytikion

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

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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

Menas, Victor, & Vincent, Troparion of

Feast day is November 11th

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th for the Feast of St. Nicholas.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."   Updated 9/27/17.

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

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

Panteleimon, Troparion of

Feast day is July 27th. (Updated!)

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

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

Paul of Thebes the Venerable, Apolytikion

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

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

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

Pelagia, the Penitent, Apolytikion

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

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

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

Prophets, Troparion of

Most of the Prophets are included here with the different settings for each of their names.

Raphael, Troparion of

Feast Day is first Saturday of November

Romanos the Melodist, Apolytikion

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

Silouan, of Athos, Apolytikion

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

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

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

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

Her Feast Day is September 24th.  This version is from the Antiochian Village.

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

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

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

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

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

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

Theoktistos, Apolytikion

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

Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner, Troparion of the

Feast day is May 25th

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

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

Timothy the Apostle, Apolytikion

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

Vincent of Lerins, Apolytikion

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

Xenophon & his family, Apolytikion

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

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

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

Apolytikiion-Martyrs-Departed

These Apolytikia and 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 . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on Holy Thursday night at the Matins (Orthros) for Holy Friday.  "While the glorious disciples were being illumined at the evening washing . . . ."

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Great Lent

Sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the First Sunday of Lent.  Updated 2/14/17.

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

Troparion of the 2nd Sunday of Great Lent

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

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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

Troparion of the 5th Saturday of Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.  "With mystic apprehension . . . ."

Troparion of the 5th Sunday of Great Lent

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

Troparion of the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin)

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

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

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Both now at the Praises

This Theotokion (Both now) is sung at the Praises on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoioin "As one valiant."  "Seeing thou hast unsleeping prayer . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Peter, not by flesh and blood . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "All delusion thou boundest fast . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Chief Apostle praised by all . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Theotokion at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By my will, I slipped and fell . . . ."

Vesperal Divine Liturgy of Holy Saturday

Complete service book for Holy Saturday from Kazan Byzantine Project

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Alexander & Antonina-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Marytr Alexander & Virgin-martyr Antonina of Constantinople, June 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Most richly illumined with the light of the Trinity . . . ."

Alexios-man of God, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Alexios, the "Man of God," March 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "We know thee to be a man of God . . . ."

Alypios the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Alypios the Stylite of Adrianople, November 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "From childhood didst thou devote thy life unto Christ our God . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 11/21/17.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Anthimos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That