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Byzantine Tone 5

Theotokion, Let us blow the trumpets of praise

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung throughout the year, in Tone 5.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise . . . ."  Updated 6/23/2020.

Ascension, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Ascension.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Ascension, 9th Ode of the Canon (Full-Double Canon)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Full Ninth Ode of the Feast of Ascension, Both Canons.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . Beholding the ascent of the Master . . . Rejoice, O Queen . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 5)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 5, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasia (Ode 9)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Thou who art God's Mother . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "To our Savior and God, Who led His people dry shod . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 2nd Stasis

This is the 2nd Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 23 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 1st Stasis

This is the 1st Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 18 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

These are the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, sung throughout the year during Orthros (Matins) when celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, on most Sunday, Lazarus Saturday & the Paschal Season.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou rule for high priests of Christ . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Glory/Both now at the Aposticha (Jan 5)

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers is sung on the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, when it falls on a Sunday.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 3rd.  "Verily, Christ our God cometh for baptism . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Being comely adorned in thy sacred priestly robes . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now (Doxa) at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Praises for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today is the day we honor the holy hierarch Raphael . . . Beneath thy compassion we take refuge . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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

The Praises for St. Greogory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast made very great . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Bravely didst thou go forth of thyself . . . ."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three Martyrs mighty of name . . . ."

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.

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