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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).

Now the Powers of Heaven

New music for SMI, 2010

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.

Presanctified Liturgy, 02 Beatitudes (Typika) [Listen]

Before Presanctified begins, after the 9th Hour, we pray the Typika service, which begins with the Beatitudes, "In thy kingdom remember us, O Lord . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 03 Litany of Peace [Listen]

This is the Litany at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  The audio is the Byzantine version, as sung by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.  For the choral audio, please see the Litany of Supplication below.

Presanctified Liturgy, 05 Let My Prayer Arise [Listen]

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  It is sung here by the choir at St. George Cathedral, Wichita, KS.

Presanctified Liturgy, 09a Let My Prayer Arise [Listen]

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  During the First Week of Lent, there is a tradtion to sing this in Tone 6 instead of Tone 5, sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Presanctified Liturgy, 09b Let My Prayer Arise [Listen]

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 16a Let My Prayer Arise [Listen]

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  In the Russian tradition, the choir sings the Refrain and the verses, without the Glory/Both now, as it is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 20a Now the Powers of Heaven [Listen]

This is the "Cherubic Hymn" sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: "Now the powers of heaven . . . ."  The audio is from the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends. 

Presanctified Liturgy, 20b Now the Powers of Heaven [Listen]

This is sung as the "Cherubic Hymn" at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Liturgy.  "Now the powers of heaven . . . ."  The audio is a Slavonic version.

 

Presanctified Liturgy, 21 Litany of Supplication [Listen]

This Litany of Supplication used in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts after the 1st Prayer of St. Ephraim.  Parts of it may also be used for the Great Litany and other litanies as well.

Presanctified Liturgy, 24a O Taste and See [Listen]

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is in E-minor, and sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 24d O Taste and See [Listen]

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Presanctified Liturgy, 25a I Will Bless The Lord [Listen]

This is the Post-Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Obihod Tone 8.  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 26a I Will Bless The Lord (Psalm 33) [Listen]

This is the first 10 verses of Psalm 33, to be sung at the end of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, after "Blessed be the name of the Lord."  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  It is sung here by the choir of St. George Cathedral, Wichita, KS.

Presanctified Liturgy, A History of

This is a short history of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

Psalm 34 (33)

Refrain: O taste and see (can be used for Presanctified Liturgy)