Skip to Navigation

Sacred Music Library

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.

When you look at music on the web site, and wish to download it to replace something else, please look at the footer of the page to see the revision number (Rev. 1, e.g.) or the date to make sure that it is the latest one out there, or at least later than the one you currently have.

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.

To SEARCH for a particular hymn, you may either
     1) scroll down (or click on the letter of the section you'd like) and find it alphabetically; and click on the Title or the Group Heading, or
     2) type a few words of the Title or beginning words of the hymn in the Search Box and click Apply, or
     3) click on one of the Keywords in the table shown below, or in the right column next to each hymn.
       Then, you must click on the title of the hymn itself in order to open up the PDF file to view it or download it.
If you search for a hymn, or click on one of the Keywords, only hymns associated with that Search or Keyword will display. To go back to the full listing, click on the link "Show All Files." If you cannot find a particular hymn, please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Keywords

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Displaying All Music with Keyword: Minor Feasts
Show All Files

Title & Description Keywords
A
Archangels, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia and idiomelon sung after Psalm 50 for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the incorporeals . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . O divine incorporeals . . . ."

B
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 . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/30/17.

C
Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil Series

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

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 . . . ."

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

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  It is also sung as the "Both now" at "O Lord, I have cried" on August 1st for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross.  "Thy precious Cross, which Moses prefigured in himself of old . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/26/18.

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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".  Updated 11/20/18.

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

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

James the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As an apostle great in truth . . . ."

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

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

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In imitating mighty Paul . . . ."

Zenobius and Zenobia-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Holy Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia, October 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thy sacred vestments hast thou dyed a deeper red . . . ."

H
All creation rejoices in thee [Listen]

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

J
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 . . . ."

K
Placing of the Belt of the Theotokos, Kontakion

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

Righteous Simeon the Stylite, Kontakion

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

M
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.

P
Peter & Paul, Akathist

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

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion

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

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (choral)

This Apolytikion is the choral version sung on June 29th and 30th for Ss. Peter & Paul; Convention music-8C.  "O foremost in the ranks of the Apostles . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

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

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

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

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

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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

Peter & Paul, Glory-Have mercy

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

Peter & Paul, Orthros

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

Peter & Paul, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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

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

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

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

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

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

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

Peter & Paul, Vespers

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

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-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 . . . ."

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.

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.

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

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

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

T
Circumcision of our Lord, Troparion

This is the Troparion (Apolytikion) for the Feast of our Lord's Circumcision; Feast day is January 1st, Prosomion "As Gabriel cried unto thee."  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Demetrius, Troparion of

Feast day is October 26 (Original Special Melody)

George, Troparion of

Feast day is April 23rd; Convention music 8B

Joachim & Anna, the Ancestors of God, Troparion of

Sung on September 9th

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 . . . ."

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

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.

Third Finding of the Head of the Forerunner, Troparion of the

Feast day is May 25th

Troparion of the 1st Sunday of Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday of Lent, and also on August 16 for the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin), Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

Troparion of the Icon Not Made By Hands (Holy Napkin)

This Apolytikion is sung on August 16 for this commemoration, as well as on the 1st Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 2.  "Thy pure image . . . ."

V
John of Damascus, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (and Praises)

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers and may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.