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Byzantine Tone 8

Palm Sunday Vespers, 4-Stichera at the Aposticha

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for Palm Sunday Vespers, "Rejoice and make merry, O city of Sion . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Kontakion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "With his searching right hand . . . ."  The music is in Byzantine and Western notation.

Holy Week-Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), Alleluia & Apolytikion

This is the Alleluia and Apolytikion sung on the first three nights of Holy Week: Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday night, & Holy Tuesday night, with all 3 endings for each night.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  Updated 3/20/2023.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the sun beheld Thee willingly

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "When the sun beheld Thee willingly hanging stretched out on the Cross . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice Thou Praise And Boast Of All The World

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou praise and boast of all the world . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great - Second of Lent

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is the Second Great Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of Lent.  "Thou hast given an inheritance . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great - First of Lent

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is the First Great Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Forgiveness Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of Lent.  "Turn not away Thy face from Thy servant . . . ."

Neophytos of Nicaea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Neophytos of Nicaea, January 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! A dove descendeth to earth . . . ."

Theodosios the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Theodosios the Great, Head of Monasteries (Cenobiarch), January 11th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung for the Holy 14,000 Infants slain by Herod, December 29th.  "When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for the Holy 14,000 Infants slain by Herod, December 29th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O the great hardness of Herod's heart . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion, O Child Who Grantest Wakefulness

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O Child, Who grantest wakefulness to all mankind . . . ."

Haggai-the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Prophet Haggai (Aggeus), December 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O glorious Haggai, thou wast God's pure dwelling place and living temple . . . ."

Markellos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for Our Righteous Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Theotokion, Drive Far Away From My Wretched Heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Drive far away from my wretched heart . . . ."

Nestor of Thessalonica, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica, October 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Nestor, blessed athlete of the Lord  . . . ."

Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These stichera are sung for the Martyrs Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, September 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O Trophimos, while sorely yearning to inherit the delight unending . . . ."

Sophia & Her Daughters, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Sophia and her daughters, Faith, Love and Hope, September 17th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, though Sophia's tender fledglings were tortured . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure Ever-Virgin Unwedded Bride

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "O pure ever-virgin unwedded Bride, who doth flee unto thy shelter . . . ."

Euphrosyne, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne, September 25th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

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.)

Moses the Ethiopian, 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 Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "When Moses the nototorious wisely abandoned every worldly pleasure . . . ."

Athenogenes of Herakleopolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Herakleopolis, July 16th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Glorious Saint Athenogenes, clothed with the bright priestly robe . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! How that haughty mind . . . ."

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