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Byzantine Tone 8

After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on January 9th for the After-feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord and Savior, though Thou stoodest before John . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday (English version of Sabihu)

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is the English version of the Arabic "Sabihu."  Updated 1/5/2022.

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (second Doxastikon) sung for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call you, O Saint of God . . . ."

Theodore the Studite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Theodore the Studite, November 11th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore . . . ."  (Guide of Orthodoxy.)

Theodore the Studite, 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 Venerable Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Father truly worthy of thy name . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at the Praises

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

These Praises (taken from the Aposticha at Vespers) are sung for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder!  Lo, the heavenly Archangel . . . ."  Updated 9/4/2021.

Thaddaeus of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus of the Sevently, August 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Holding converse with that highest Light . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera sung for the  Great-martyr Euphemia the all-praised, July 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, how Euphemia, the gentle lamb of the Lord . . . ."

Pentecost, 01-Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion sung for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, 02-Kathismata

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Kathismata sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  First Set:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Let us faithful celebrate . . . ," "Coming down to those on earth . . . ."  Second set:  Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "After Thy Rising, O Christ . . . "  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Tikhon of Amathus in Cyprus, 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 Holy Father Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus, June 16th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 01 Alleluia & Apolytikion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Alleluia, with verses, and the Apolytikion of the Bridegroom sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

These are the Responses to the Canon (Most holy Theotokos, save us) and to the Oikoi in the Akathist itself:  Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom."  "Alleluia."

 

Theotokion, Rejoice, Godly Chariot of the Light

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is taken from the Menaion and is usually sung at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, godly chariot of the Light . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.  "O Lord, Thou didst reproach the Pharisee . . . ."  Updated 2/18/2021.

Theotokion, Lady do thou receive

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Paraklesis when it is prayed outside of the Dormition Fast.  "Lady, do thou receive the supplications . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 01 Troparion of the 9th Hour

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Before Presanctified begins, we pray the 9th Hour and sing this Troparion:  "Thou who at the ninth hour . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Benedict of Nursia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Father Benedict of Nursia, March 14th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory at the Praises

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Glory at the Praises sung at Matins for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 26-31, using the translation from The Festal Menaion (Ware/Mother Mary).  "Blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/29/2020.

John the Almsgiver, Kathisma at Orthros

This is the Kathisma chanted at Orthros (Matins) for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, November 12th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Taking on thee the merciful mind of love . . . ."

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