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Jacob of Hamatoura, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O righteous father Jacob . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

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."

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-8-Matins, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Praises and the Aposticha during the Paschal season.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-3-Matins, Christ is Risen

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The slow and quick versions of "Christ is risen" sung during the Paschal season, with verses when needed.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-2-Matins, Come ye receive the light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is "Come receive ye the light" that is sung (usually by the Priest) on Pascha night, followed by "Angels in the Heavens, O Christ" that is sung during the procession after receiving the light.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 9-Give Me This Stranger

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This hymn is sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), either during or after the procession with the Epitaphios.  "When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 5-Evlogetaria

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the long version and the short version of the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of angels was amaed to see Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 3-Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, also sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Blessed art Thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed to see . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

Psalm 33

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Psalms

Psalm 33 is sung/read at the end of the Presanctified Liturgy, but has been used during communion of the Divine Liturgy as well.  It is written here in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  Music & File name updated 3/14/19.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Glory & Both now at the Praises

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for Our Father Bishop Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise. Let us be happy in the feast . . . Both now . . . Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the virgin Mother . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Apolytikion

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Athanasius of Athos (July 5th)

These stichera are sung for Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O Athanasius most wise . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on May 25th for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, Prosomoin "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Anti-Cherubic Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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Cherubic Hymns

This Cherubic Hymn is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "Let all mortal flesh keep silence . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/18.

Come Ye Take Light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the first hymn chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha for Great & Holy Saturday, sung on Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 5/10/19.  This text and music is also sung as the Glory of the Aposticha for Great Vespers of the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Joseph of Arimathaea, and Nicodemus, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.

Bridegroom Matins-Palm Sunday evening, Aposticha

This is the Aposticha sung on Palm Sunday evening at the Holy Monday Bridegroom Orthros.  "The mother of the sons of Zebedee . . . ."

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