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The Department of Sacred Music is pleased to offer free of charge to you the Liturgical Music PDF Library. For any comments or suggestions, please contact us.

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The music listed below is in alphabetical order according to either Title, or Season (like Lent or Feast Days), or is Grouped according to type of hymns (such as Antiphons, Communion Hymns, etc.). If it is a Group heading, click on the title of the Group, for example, "Annunciation to the Theotokos," and then all the hymns in that group will unfold under the title.  Then click on the title of the hymn you wish to see or download.

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A
A Good Word [Listen]

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

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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

Awed By Thy Beauty

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

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

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

Alleluias during Lent

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

Arise, O God

Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

E
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 . . . ."

G
God Is With Us

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

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

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

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

H
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.).

J
John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

His Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.  This may also be sung after his Paschal Homily is read.  "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

K
Annunciation (chant), Kontakion

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

O
O Lord of Hosts

Sung at Great Compline.  This also has the Arabic transliteration version.  Updated 3/17/2020.

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.

Lord Have Mercy for Ordinations

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

P
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 . . . ."

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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

Presanctified Liturgy, 01 Troparion of the 9th Hour [Listen]

Before Presanctified begins, we pray the 9th Hour and sing this Troparion:  "Thou who at the ninth hour . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

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

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

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

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

Pre-Communion Psalms

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

Psalm of Thanksgiving

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

R
Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Apolytikion

The Apolytikion of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I behold thy bridal chamber,"  "Today is illumined by the great brilliance . . . ," and Prosomoion "O ye Apostles,"  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival dawns upon the whole world . . . ."  Updated 10/12/18.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kontakion

This is the Kontakion for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

The Praises at Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Safe beneath thy pastoral care . . . ."

Rejoice, O Bethany

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

Rich men have turned poor

This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

T
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 . . . ."

Akathist Hymn (Service), Troparion

This Troparion is sung on the 5th Friday of Great Lent - "With mystic apprehension..."

Troparion of the 5th Saturday of Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.  "With mystic apprehension . . . ."