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

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

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

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

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

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

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

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Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anti-Cherubic Hymn for Holy Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) 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, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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

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

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha

This is the Glory & Both now at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Let us, the assembly of believers, celebrate today . . . ."

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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, 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 . . . ."

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

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

George, 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 . . . ."

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 With Us

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

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

Great Doxology - Tone 6

Sung at the end of Orthros (Matins)

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

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, October 11th-17th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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 . . ."

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.

Cheese Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

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

Cheese Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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

Cheese Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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

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

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

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

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

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

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

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

Palm Sunday, Troparia after Psalm 50

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

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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 6/Plagal II Mode

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

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 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 - Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6

Praises and Resurrectional Stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second 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 - Theotokion at Praises-T6

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

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.

Memory Eternal

Arabic version in Tone 6

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

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

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

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

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Troparia after Psalm 50

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

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O Lord of Hosts

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

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

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

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

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

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Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 7/31/18, with isson and corrected responses.

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated typos & accidentals, and isson, 7/28/18. (New link as well.)

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

These two hymns are chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

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.

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..."

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 . . . ."

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

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

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

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

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, 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 . . . ."

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

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

Prodigal Son, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

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

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

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

Prokeimenon, Saturday Vespers

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

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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Thy children praise thee, O equal-to-the-Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Rejoice, O Bethany

This hymn is sung on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O Bethany.  On this day God came to thee . . . ."

Remember us, O merciful One

This is the post-Communion Hymn that is sung at the end of the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Remember us, O merciful One, as Thou didst remember the thief in the kingdom of heaven."

Resurrectional Apolytikion, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Apolytikion from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 6 (Kazan)

Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia from the Kazan Byzantine Project, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.

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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, Memorial Service

This Memorial Service is specifically for the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, in Tones 3, 4 & 6; Modes 3, 4 & Plagal Second Mode.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

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

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha

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

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

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

Second Sunday in Lent, Doxastikon at the Praises

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Second Sunday in Lent.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

This Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now are sung for the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John and Post-Feast of Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . O thou lamp in the flesh . . Both now . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) 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 Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Aposticha/Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are the Aposticha of the Praises for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon the God-Receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  They may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises.  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung as the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Verily, the all-solemn feast of the two Apostles hath arrived . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers

This Glory & Both Now at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles.  "Today hath shone forth to the ends of the earth . . . ."

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The Great Moses

Sung on Holy Friday night as the Glory of the Praises for Orthros of Holy Saturday, in the traditional melody of "Inna Mousa."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried," sung for St. Thekla, Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th.  "O Thekla the most blessed, thou hast trampled the enemy . . . ."

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, 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, Troparion after 2nd 3 OT Readings

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the second set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers. "Thou didst appear, O our Savior . . . ."

Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion, I alone am caught in sin / What a sword pierced through my heart

This is the Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion from the Menaion:  "I alone am caught in sin . . . ."  & "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

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.

Three Great Hierarchs, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These troparia are sung in Orthros after Psalm 50 for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercesseions of the Teachers . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Grace was poured forth on your lips . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

The Doxatikon (Glory) for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is Glory only at the Aposticha at Vespers on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Today hast thou manifested on Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 6

Convention music-6.6

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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Chief Apostle praised by all . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Theotokion at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By my will, I slipped and fell . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

Boukolos-Bishop of Smyrna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for our Righteous Father Boukolos, Bishop of Smyrna, February 6th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O father, flashing with the light of virtues . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou wast wholly set apart unto the Master from childhood . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (July 1st)

These stichera are sung for the Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, July 1st, The Original Melody:  "Having laid up all their hope and expectation in Heaven . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

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

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera and Glory (Doxastikon) are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O Philanthropic Word, boundless and indescribable . . . ."  "Glory . . . Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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

These stichera are for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council that falls between October 11th-17th, Prosomoion "Ere the morning star."  "Patriarch Germanos the New assembled the accounts . . . ."  Updated 9/21/18.

Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for our Righteous Father Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), February 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou forsookest passionate attachment unto thy parents . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Nikon-Preacher of Repentance, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Nikon, Preacher of Repentance, November 26th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Labors and their methods and the light bestowed through their methods . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."

Varos the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Varos, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Having seen the contests of the right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cosmas and Damian

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

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

These Aposticha stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O Christ, Possessor of victory over hades . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Fast Final, in Assorted Tones

Fast Final Glory in various Byzantine tones, from Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Glory, Slow Final, in Various Tones

Slow (Sticheraric) Final Glory in the various tones, from the Kazan Vespers book, adapted. Updated 1/14/17.

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimena, Weekdays, Sun-Fri

Prokeimena for weekday Vespers, Sunday to Friday evening.

Vespers, Kazan - Prokeimenon on Saturday evening

Vesperal prokeimenon sung on Saturday evening.  "The Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha and Theotokion from the Kazan Vespers book, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6

Resurrectional Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thy resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 6)

Theotokion for the Resurrection at "O Lord, I have cried," Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Who shall not magnify thee, most holy Virgin . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Resurrectional Theotokion at the Aposticha, Tone 6

Theotokion for the Resurrection at the Aposticha, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode. "O most chaste and pure one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - St. Simeon's Prayer (Chant)

St. Simeon's Prayer; chant setting by Kazan in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace . . . ."