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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communion Hymn

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This Communion Hymn is in E-minor, sung on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Flesh, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to his people."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

This is the Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th.  "By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Kronstadt, Apolytikion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

This is the Apolytikion for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th.  "O wonderworker living in Christ for ever . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion of the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated music, 10/9/19.

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH - key of A

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of A.

Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

Peter & Paul, Kontakion

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Kontakion of the Chiefs of the Apostles, Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "Thou hast taken to Thyself, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Barnabas & Bartholomew, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew.  "O holy Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew . . . ."

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

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

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of Moses

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 6th Old Testament Reading.  "Let us sing unto the Lord, for He is greatly glorified."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of the Three Youths

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 15th Old Testament Reading.  "Praise the Lord, and exalt Him more and more unto all the ages."

Pascha, Hypakoe

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the separate file for the Hypakoe, sung after the 3rd Ode in Matins, but also in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha.  "When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn . . . ."   The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 4/23/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Western notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Western notation only.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion (chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

The Kontakion for Palm Sunday.  "Being born upon a throne in Heaven . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion sung in the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."  See "Reception of the bishop" PDF for the same music with instructions for receiving the bishop.

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday, which is also sung on Palm Sunday.  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Apolytikion (March 24)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation.  "Today the preludes of universal joy . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung at the Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Prosomoion "Thou soughtest the heights (Seeing things on high)."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."

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