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Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "Proclaim from day to day the glad tidings of the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Feast or its Leave-taking (March 26) falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost. 

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

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Saturday of Souls

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple - choral, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Megalynarion for the Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple (November 21), Tone 4/Fourth Mode (harmonized).  "Angels marvelled . . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Glory #1, Final

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Final Glory/Both now sung at the end of Vespers, by Raymond J. George (1917-2002). 

Vespers, Kazan - Dismissal

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Dismissal sung after the apolytikia (troparia) from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Preserve, O God, the holy Orthodox Faith and all Orthodox Christians . . . More honorable than the cherubim . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . ."  Updated 4/24/19.

Vespers, Kazan - St. Simeon's Prayer (Choral)

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

St. Simeon's Prayer, choral version by Archangelsky and adapted into English by Gelsinger.  "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Litany Before the Aposticha

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Litany before the Aposticha from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Lord, have mercy."  "Grant this, O Lord."

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #2

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Litany of Fervent Supplication, second version from the Kazan Vespers book, with single and triple LHM.  Updated 11/22/16.

Vespers, Kazan - Litany of Fervent Supplication #1

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Litany of Fervent Supplication, first version from the Kazan Vespers book, including single and triple LHM.  Updated 11/22/16.

Vespers, Kazan - O Gladsome Light (Choral)

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Lamp-lighting hymn for after "O Lord, I have cried". Choral setting.  "Gladsome Light of the holy glory . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - Great Litany

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Great Litany #1 and #2 from the Kazan Vespers book.

Vespers, Kazan - Come Let Us Worship

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

Invitatory (initial hymn) from the Kazan Vespers book.  "Come, let us worship and fall down before God our King . . . ."

Transfiguration, Kontakion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Kontakion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (6 August).  "Thou wast transfigured on the mount . . . ."

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

The Anaphora

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Anaphora

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora

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Anaphora

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora

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Anaphora

This is sung during the DIvine Liturgy.

The Anaphora

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Anaphora

This is sung during the Divine Liturgy.

Open To Me The Doors of Repentance

These reverential troparia are sung during Matins (Orthros) from the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican to the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Anaphora

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Anaphora

Sung during the Divine Liturgy.

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