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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, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

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, Megalynarion

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "In unison we believers magnify thee . . . ."

Ascension, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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

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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.

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Hymn to the Theotokos

From the music of F. Karam, Convention music-17F

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, Megalynarion (chant)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

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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//2020.  (The magnification for the Megalynarion has been removed.)

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "A mystic garden art thou . . . ."  Updated 8/22/2020.  (The magnification has been removed.)

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, Megalynarion

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Beholding the entry of the All-Pure . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated with corrected text, 12/18/2021.

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All Creation

This is the Hymn to the Theotokos sung at the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, with melody and ison only.  "All creation rejoices in thee . . . ."

All creation rejoices in thee

Sung as the Megalynarion in place of "It is truly meet..." for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great (January 1st, the Sundays of Great Lent, Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning).  Format updated 2/19/19.

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).  Updated 12/3/2021.

All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

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.  Updated text (spiritual) 2/13/2022.  (The audio may be updated at some point.)

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Hymn to the Theotokos

Bortniansky, Convention music-17A

Hymn to the Theotokos

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

Hymn to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

In Thee Rejoices

This hymn is sung during the Divine Liturgy on the Sundays in Lent, on January 1st, and on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, all for the Liturgy of St. Basil.  "In thee rejoices, O thou who art full of grace, every created being . . . ."  (All creation rejoiceth.)

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.).

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Come ye people, let us honor . . . ."

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.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death befell the human race . . . ."

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. This version is in Western notation.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death befell the human race . . . ."

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

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. Choral version.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, death which befell all mankind . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version of the Hymn to the Theotokos.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold . . . ."

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).  "Angels marvelled . . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

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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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/21/2021.

Palm Sunday Liturgy, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion sung in the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."  See "Reception of the bishop" PDF for the same music with instructions for receiving the bishop.

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.

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Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos), sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  It is also sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."  Updated 8/14/2020, with new title.

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos), sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  It is also sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."  Updated 8/14/2020.

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous Nicodemus.  Updated 4/20/17.  

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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.  Updated 11/9/19.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

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 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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Virginity is alien to mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos is also sung for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost.  Please click this link for the chant version by Basil Kazan.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

http://ww1.antiochian.org...

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

DO NOT CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.  CLICK THE LINK BELOW.

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos is also sung for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost.  Please click this link for the choral version by Basil Kazan.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

http://ww1.antiochian.org...

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Paralytic Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.  "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . We believers in unison bless thee . . . ."

Parayltic Series

This is the Alleluia & Megalynarion for the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.

Pascha Series

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).  Updated 3/28/18.

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, Megalynarion [Listen]

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  This starts as a Trio.  "The Angel, when he saw Mary full of grace, cried, saying . . . O shine with clear radiance . . . ."  Updated 2/20/2021 to version from the "Blue Book," with update audio on 3/8/2021.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . O shine, O shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

The Angel Cried [Listen]

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

The Angel Cried (Male choir)

Megalynarion for Pascha, Male Choir

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."  Updated 6/4/2020.

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)-chant

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

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 1/11/2021.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) [Listen]

This is the Magnification and the Hiermos of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, sung as the Hymn to the Theotokos in Liturgy.  The audio version is only of the Hiermos itself.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . In the shadow and letter of the Law . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

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Samaritan Woman Series

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

Samaritan Woman, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (instead of Shine, shine . . .).   "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . Rejoice and be glad, and gate of the divine Light . . . ."

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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 with new files and file name, 11/8/19.

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday) Series

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

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

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

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

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), instead of "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine . . . ."   "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Now the unheard-of is heard . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 Megalynarion was updated 7/24/17.  The 2nd Antiphon, Entrance Hymns & Communion Hymn were updated 11/8/19.

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."  Updated 8/7/2022.