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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, 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 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, 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/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 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 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 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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

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

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 . . . ."

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 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 . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

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Beheading of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

The Apolytkion of St. John the Baptist, Feast Day for his Beheading is August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  Updated 12/30/17.

Beheading of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia and Idiomelon are sung after Psalm 50 on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins-Palm Sunday evening, Aposticha

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

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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 . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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

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, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

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/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 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 . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Rejoice, O thou barren one who hadst not borne until now . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The great Forerunner's glorious conception now declareth . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All of creation rejoiceth in thy conception today . . . ."

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, 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, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

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, 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 . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

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 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 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, 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 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 . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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

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, 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 (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 . . . ."  Updated 7/28/18.

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 the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

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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, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (single)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, from August 1-13 and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross 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. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 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 . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

Elias (Elijah) 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 . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros:  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of thy Prophet . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O Christ-Proclaiming Prophet . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When thou wast united to our God . . . ."

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, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version 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 . . . ."

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, 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 . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

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, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "Thou truly wast a light of lights . . . ."

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 & its Theotokion are sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "From God ye have received the grace to work marvelous healings . . . ."

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, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "O righteous John and Cyrus . . . ."

Elisha (Elisseus), Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on June 14th for St. Elisha, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou who wast once a ploughman . . . ," and Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "In thee do we all boast, O pure Theotokos . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed & After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 16th for the Great-martyr, the All-famed Euphemia and the After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Receiving from the Fathers the definition of Orthodoxy . . .  The Cross of Christ is truly the world's salvation . . . ."

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.

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "We who most ardently desire the glory of God . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Holy Friday Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday Orthros.  "Thou didst make the thief worthy of paradise . . . ."

In One Moment (choral)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Thursday night (for Holy Friday Matins).  "In one moment thou didst graciously grant Paradise to the wise thief . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of & St Simeon the Stylite, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on September 1st for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year) and for St. Simeon the Stylite, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O God of gods and Lord of all . . . Thy brightly beaming way of life . . . Since Thou art God, the Fashioner . . . ."

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 Persian, Exaposteilarion

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

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on July 21st for Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  Prosomoia: "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou in two separate bodies . . . ," and "O ye Apostles from afar."  "Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."

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.

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Upon the milk of does . . . The most deceiful enemy . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As our Lord's holy martyr . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

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.

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 . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on July 8th for the Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "O changeless light."  "Thou hadst thy calling from Heaven like Paul of old . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Seven Maccabees & Processsion of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria for the Seven Maccabees and the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us extol the Maccabees . . . The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Thursday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung in Matins on Thursdays, when no other is called for.  "Passing through all the earth . . . ."

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 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, 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 . . . ."

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 (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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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 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.

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.

Great Doxology - 2 part choral [Listen]

Two-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - 4 part choral [Listen]

Four-part harmony, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

Great Doxology - melody only [Listen]

Melody line only, set to English by Michael Farrow, from the work of George Anastassiou.

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 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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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 Matins

These are Prof. Hilko's arrangements of the Orthros Service sung on Holy Thursday evening, in anticipation of Holy Friday, using Russian Tones. UPDATED 6/4/13!

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 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 . . . ."

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!

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.).

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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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, 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 the Praises

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

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 . . . ."

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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 ..."

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 . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These hymns are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion, "Hearken, ye women."  "With the Lord's Cross wast thou made strong . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

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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, 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 . . . ."

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

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) 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 from the dead . . . ."

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, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

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 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-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-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 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 . . . ."

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.

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.

Lord, have mercy (40 times)

This may be sung at the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Russian melody.

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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.

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

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 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 . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin . . . ."  Updated with the Apolytikion version, 7/9/18.

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Mary, who art fitly named . . . ."

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.  Updated 7/16/18 with missing text.

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 . . . ."

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, 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, 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 Sunday, Apolytikia

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide (2nd Sunday after Pascha), the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.  Updated 3/31/17.  "When thou didst submit thyself unto death . . . ."  and "The pious Joseph . . . ."  and "Verily, the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Apolytikia (Choral)

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

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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, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

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, 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 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 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, Apolytikion-choral

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

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 . . . ."  (Slight update, 8/14/18.)

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion for September 9th

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam, be made new again . . . ."

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, 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 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 8/13/18.

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 . . . ."

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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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.

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Panteleimon, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Updated 7/16/18.

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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

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, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (choral)

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

Pascha, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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.

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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.

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

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.)

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at the Praises (July 1st)

These stichera at the Praises are sung on July 1st for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs in Rome, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gushing forth as rivers with the Spirit's mightily flowing tides . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "This day we go forth to welcome the bright and glorious Transfiguration . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

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.

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.

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 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, 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, 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 . . . ."

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-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, 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, Thou art a priest forever

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins):  "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

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.

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Stavrotheotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion & Stavro-Theotokion for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Being, O wise Apostle John, the Son of Thunder . . . Standing before thy Master's Cross . . . ."`x`

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love which thou didst have for thy Christ . . . ."

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 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.

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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, 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, 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 (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.

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 . . . ."

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 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 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, 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 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 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 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, 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

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 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 . . . ."

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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 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, 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, 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 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 . . . ."

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 7/1/18.

Theotokion-O pure Virgin, bedew my mind

This Theotokion from the Menaion may be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin, bedew my mind . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), 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 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 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 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, 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, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

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 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, 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 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 . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn

This Trisagion Hymn (Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal) is from the Holy Saturday Matins music book of the Antiochian Archdiocese, sung on Holy Friday night.  It may also be sung at the Divine Liturgy throughout the year.

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 . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

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-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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-choral)

This is the choral version of 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 . . . ."

Archangels, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangels, Feast day is November 8th, choral version, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "Supreme Commanders of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Athanasius the Athonite, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The Angels' ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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.)

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.

Dios of Antioch, Apolytikion

The apolytikion for the Venerable Dios of Antioch.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia.  "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 . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

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, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 21st for the Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  "O God of our Father, ever dealing with us . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Seven Maccabees, August 1st.  "O Lord, by the sufferings of the saints . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, Apolytikion

This is the Venerable Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery of Palestine. Feast day is October 28th.

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 . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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 . . . ."

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 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 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.

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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 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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst follow in the steps of Christ . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the Heavens thy calling came . . . ."