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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.  Updated 6/2/2022 (several corrections needed).

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

Communion Hymn, I will take the cup of salvation

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is sung on Wednesdays, Sept. 8th, Nov. 21st, Feb. 2nd, the Fifth Saturday of Lent, and Aug. 15th.  "I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Alleluia."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."  Updatged 1/9/2022.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion (choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is also a choral version of the Apolytikion of St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the specific text to fit the special melody and Prosomoion "Thy confession," as done in the Antiochian Patriarchate, matching the chant version.  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."

Cherubic Hymn

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Cherubic Hymns

A Cherubic Hymn in E-minor, by this Russian composer.

A New Commandment

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Paraliturgical Music

A Paraliturgical hymn that may be sung after services.  "A new commandment I give to you . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

This is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year).  "Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord."

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