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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.  Updated 2/12/19.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Constantine & Helen, May 21st.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."

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 "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "O Constantine, the dear and magnified king . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

This is the Glory at the Aposticha sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Like a brilliant ray, like the evening star . . . ."

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 "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."  Updated 5/20/2020.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."  Updated 5/20/2020.

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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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 . . . ."

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 Theologian-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, May 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O John, declaring things divine . . . ."

Pachomios the Great, Exaposteilarion

This is sung for Our Righteous Father Pachomios the Great, May 17th, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Withdrawing to the deserts in longing for the Angels' life . . . ."

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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.

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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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

John the Theologian-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung for the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, May 8th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love . . . ."

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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 . . . ."

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 Theologian/Divine/Apostle/Evangelist, Troparion of

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 8th and September 26th. "O Apostle, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius, May 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

Epiphanios of Cyprus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Father Among the Saints Epiphanios, Bishop of Cyprus, May 12th, Prosomoion "Unto themm that fear thee."  "Unto thee, the written Law became a school-master . . . ."

Germanos-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Germanos, Patriarch of Constantinople, May 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou mightily threwest to the ground . . . ."

Glyceria the Virgin-Martyr of Heraclea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Virgin-martyr Glyrceria of Heraclea, May 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through the pains of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Helladios the Hieromartyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Helladios, May 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Irene of Thessalonica, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for the Great-martyr Irene of Thessalonica, May 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O modest Irene, when thou wast clothed . . . ."

Isidore of Chios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Isidore of Chios, May 14th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou wast aflame with zeal for true religion . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Flashing brighter than the sun itself . . . ."

Karpos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Karpos of the Seventy, May 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou madest thy mind fit to receive . . . ."

Patrick-Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, May 19th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Those four godly consecrated men . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Monday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Monday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The Lord Creator of all things . . . ."