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Byzantine Tone 8

Theotokion, The Mortal-Slaying Dragon

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "The mortal-slaying dragon maketh war aginst me . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

This is the separate file for the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "He that rideth on the cherubim, who is praised by the seraphim . . . ."

Sunday before Theophany, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2-4)

This is the Glory/Both now sung on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany) when it falls on January 2-4.  This is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises in Orthros on January 2nd and January 5th, as well as at the Praises of Orthros on Sunday, January 5th.  "O John the Baptizer, who didst know me . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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

This is the Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th.  "By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These are sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, O Gregory? . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Praises

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These Praises are for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What name shall we give thee, O Father John? . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These are the Aposticha stichera for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, reconciler of men with God . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the first set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call thee."  "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God?  A man dwelling in the heavens . . . A great beaming luminary . . . Angels were amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Praises

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These Praises are sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! O dread mystery! The martyr, lover of God . . .  O strange and most solemn happening . . . Jacob most beatified . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/7/19.

Kyriakos the Hermit 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 Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

Polychronion for Metropolitan JOSEPH - key of A

This may be sung at the end of a service when His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH is presiding, in place of "Preserve, O Lord" (Ton Dhespotin).  It is written in the key of A.

Menaion-Heirmos of the 9th Ode (Most rightly)

This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of the Menaion Canons.  "Most rightly we confess thee . . . ."  Updated 7/25/19.

Menaion-Heirmos of the 8th Ode (The King of Heaven)

This is the Heirmos of the 8th Ode of the Menaion Canons.  "The King of Heaven, Whom all the hosts of angels hymn . . . ."  Updated 7/25/19.

Andrew of Crete, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete, the Author of the Great Canon, July 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Righteous Andrew, what shall we call thee now . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Stichera at the Praises

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Athanasius of Athos (July 5th)

These stichera are sung at the Praises on July 5th for the Venerable Athanasius of Athos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Truly precious in Thy sight, O Christ . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Constantine & Helen, May 21st.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."

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, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/15/2020.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 4-Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & the 9th Ode

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 and the 9th Ode for the Canon sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/15/2020.

Andrew of Crete, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Andrew of Crete, July 4th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Andrew . . . ."

Zosimas of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion sung for the Righteous Zosimas of Palestine (who buried Mary of Egypt), April 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon sung at the Praises in Orthros/Matins on the Third Sunday in Lent.  "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."  Updated 3/18/2020.  Click on "Listen" to hear Chadi singing this hymn.  Updated 3/20/2020.

Theotokion, Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind . . . ."

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