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Bassa the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Bassa of Edessa, August 21st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Longing after martyrdom, O lauded Bassa . . . ."

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos (Key of B) - for Virtual SMI 2021

This may be sung at the Artoklasia after the Litiya in Vespers on special Feasts and Saints days.  "Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, Mary full of grace . . . ."  This is written in the Key of B, used at our Summer Virtual Sacred Music Institute in July, 2021.

Pentecost, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is an alternate version of the 2nd Antiphon sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Save us, O Good Comforter . . . ."

Ascension, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is an alternate version of the 2nd Antiphon for the Feast of Ascension, 40 days after Pascha.  "Save us, O Son of God, who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

Anaphora-Archangelsky No. 4

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Anaphora

This Anaphora is from the Blue Book, page 93, #32 Milost' Mira.  "A mercy of peace, a sacrifice of praise . . . ."

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

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 24a O Taste and See

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 21 Litany of Supplication

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 20b Now the Powers of Heaven

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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.

 

Pascha, This is the Day

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The text of this hymn is from the Prokeimenon of the Epistle for Pascha.  It is typically sung as a recessional hymn, at a concert, or other times outside of the Divine Liturgy.  The audio is from a MIDI using the piano as the instrument.

Presanctified Liturgy, 20a Now the Powers of Heaven

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 16a Let My Prayer Arise

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 05 Let My Prayer Arise

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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, 03 Litany of Peace

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

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.

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

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

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 . . . ."

Cherubic Hymn No. 2

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Cherubic Hymns

This is Christopher Holwey's second Cherubic Hymn, written in D-minor/F.  The audio file uses piano and strings for you to hear its tempo and movement, using the translation from the Liturgikon.  "Let us who mystically represent the Cherubim . . . ."  Updated 11/17/2020 (several slurs not extended all the way, throughout).

Anaphora-Barr

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Anaphora

This music starts with the Ektenia (Litany) of the Prothesis and continues to the end of the Anaphora. 

Heaven and Earth (4 verses)

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Paraliturgical Music

This is a Paraliturgical hymn sung during the season of the Nativity of Christ.  "Heaven and earth now sing in triumph . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral arrangement of the Exaposteilarion sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Down from heaven's holy height . . . ."

Divine Liturgy - 4-part choral

This is a complete setting of music for the Divine Liturgy in E-flat and B-flat.  Updated 8/26/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost, sung from the Wednesday of the 4th week of Pascha for one week.  "In the midst of this feast, O Savior . . . ."

In Thee Rejoices

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is sung during the Divine Liturgy on the Sundays in Lent, on January 1st, and on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, all for the Liturgy of St. Basil.  "In thee rejoices, O thou who art full of grace, every created being . . . ."  (All creation rejoiceth.)

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."

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 . . . ."

Dismissal (From Vespers)

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Dismissals

Preserve, O God - Glory/Both now; Convention music-46C

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