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Byzantine Tone 5

Eustathios and his family, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast called from on high . . . ."

Euphrosyne, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne, September 25th, Prosomoion "O Righteous Father."  "O righteous Mother, famed and admirable Euphrosyne . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 5, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "When ye were sent throughout all the world . . . ."

Lent-6th Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6

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  • Lent-3rd Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

    These stichera are sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shine the bright lightning-bolts of thy grace . . . ."

    Isaac the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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    Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

    This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "He that thundered on Sinai with saving laws for man . . . ."

    Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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    Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

    These are sung for our Righteous Fathers Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, January 28th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, Ephraim, thou fountain of song . . . Rejoice, Isaac, thou eagle of prayer . . . ."

    Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are sung for our God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "O righteous Father."  "O godly-minded Father Sabbas . . . ."

    Theotokion, Save Me, O Blameless Mother of God

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoioin "Rejoice."  "Save me, O blameless Mother of God . . . ."

    Euphemia, Stichera at the Praises

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    Praises

    The stichera at the Praises for the Great-Martyr Euphemia the all-praised, July 11th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O Virgin Martyr of Christ . . . ."

    Presanctified Liturgy, 09b 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 . . . ."

    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.

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Both now at Litia / GBN at Aposticha on Sunday After

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

    This is the Both now sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers on the Sunday after the Feast.  "The Ancient of Days . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Glory at Litia & at OLIHC on Sunday After

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

    This is the Glory sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday after the Feast.  "Search the Scriptures . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

    Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

    This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion of the Prophecy (1st set)

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    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

    This is the First set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Thou who hast created the world . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion of the Prophecy (1st set)

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    Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

    This is the First set of the Troparion of the Prophecy sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "Thou Who madest the world hast appeared in the world . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communion Hymn

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    Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

    This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His People.  Alleluia."

    Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Apolytikion

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    Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

    The Apolytikion for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."

    Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now at the Litia

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    Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

    The Glory & Both now at the Litia at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn.  "Glory . . . Enlightened by the memory of holy Raphael . . . Both now . . . We faithful Christian call thee blessed . . . ."

    Resurrectional Theotokion at the Apolytikia, Tone 5 (C. Karam)

    This is the Resurrectional Theotokion sung after the Apolytikia in Tone 5, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "O impassible gate of the Lord, do thou rejoice . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion (Tone 5)

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    Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

    The Apolytikion in Tone 5 for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Father Jacob, the glorious . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

    Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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    Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

    This is the Glory and Both now sung at the Praises for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O ye lovers of the martyrs . . . O Theotokos, who didst give birth to the Creator . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

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