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Byzantine Tone 8

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Virginity is alien to mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Kallistratos and those with him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Kallistratos and the 49 Martyrs with him, September 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Martyr and athlete Kallistratos . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Now the unheard-of is heard . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Praises for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Christ took Peter, James, and John into a high mountain . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Ninth Ode-Full

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Full Ninth Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Thy child-birth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Holy Fathers, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Holy Fathers, on the Sunday after Ascension (of the 1st Ecumenical Council), on the Sunday during July 13-19 (of the 4th Ecum. Council), and on the Sunday during October 11-17 (of the 7th Ecum. Council). 

Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Pentecost at "O Lord, I have cried" in Vespers.  "Come, O ye peoples, let us worship the Godhead of three Hypostases . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear Deacon John chant it.  Updated 6/4/2020, PM.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 8)

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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 8, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

Samaritan Woman, Doxastikon at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.  It is also sung during the following week of the Samaritan Woman.  "When by Thine ineffable dispensation . . . ."  The Byzantine version will be added when it is available.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Samaritan Woman, Kontakion

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This Kontakion is for the Samaritan Woman and sung for weekday Divine Liturgies.  "Having come to the well in faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Blind Man Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 6th Sunday of Pascha.  "Who can tell of Thy mighty works, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Paralytic Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 4th Sunday of Pascha.  "O Lord, the paralytic was not healed by the pool . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/10/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost, sung from the Wednesday of the 4th week of Pascha for one week.  "In the midst of this feast, O Savior . . . ."

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 4-Third Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 3rd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "He that doth sit on the Cherubim . . . ."  It 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.)

Theotokion, O spotless Virgin

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros, from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O spotless Virgin, seeing thou gavest birth . . . ."

Eutychios-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Eutychios, Patriarch of Constatinople, April 6th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, since Thou hadst made Eutychios flourish . . . ."

Theotokion, O All-pure Theotokos

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O all-pure Theotokos, who didst bear the Word . . . ."

Eupsychios of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Eupsychios of Caesarea in Cappadocia, April 9th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thy holy martyrs."  "Supremely wise Eupsychios . . . ."

Theotokion, O Lord, Accept Thy Mother's Earnest Entreaties

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, accept Thy Mother's earnest entreaties . . . ."

Sabinos of Egypt, 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 Sabinos of Egypt, March 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, since Thou knowest well how weak is man's nature . . . ."

Theotokion, Come O My Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion for Vespers and Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Come, O my soul, now with heavy groans . . . ."

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