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Byzantine Tone 8

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Praises

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These praises are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When thou wast united to our God . . . ."

Lampados of Irenoupolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Lampados of Irenoupolis, July 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O thrice-blessed Father Lampados . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst follow in the steps of Christ . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st.  "O ye silver-hating, wonder-working Saints . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, 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 Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Flashing brighter than the sun itself . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy (choral)

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Communion Hymns

This is the choral version of the Communion Hymn sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "And the Lord was awakened as one that sleepeth . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy

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Communion Hymns

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning.  "And the Lord was awakened as one out of sleep . . . ."

Alleluia-with verses, sung during Holy Week

This Alleluia is sung during the first 4 days of Holy Week at Matins.  Verses begin:  "My spirit seeks thee early in the nightwatches . . . ."

Holy Thursday & Friday Matins, Apolytikion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on Holy Wednesday night at Matins for Holy Thursday, and on Holy Thursday night for Holy Friday.  "While the glorious disciples were being illumined at the evening washing . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/29/2018.

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Hymn of Kassiani

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha of the Praises for Holy Wednesday Orthros (sung on Holy Tuesday night).  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/30/18.

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Gabriel, the chief of Heaven's hosts . . . ."

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," 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 John of Sinai, Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," March 30th and 4th Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Righteous Father John, in very truth . . . ."

Agapios 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 Holy Martyr Agapios and Those With Him, March 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O seven Martyrs of Christ our God . . . ."

Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, 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 Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, March 12th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  O godly-minded Theophanes, for Christ's Theophany named . . . ."  Updated 3/11/2020.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 8)

This is the Both now at the Aposticha for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, sung on February 8th.  "He that rideth on the cherubim, who is praised by the seraphim . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "In that thou didst live an angelic life . . . ."

Archippos-Apostle of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Archippos of the Seventy, January 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "As Archippos enlightened peoples with the light of doctrines . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, O Holy Virgin Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O holy Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Theotokion, O my Queen and Lady

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "O my Queen and Lady, thou help of all . . . ."  Updated 1/24/2020.

Maximos the Confessor, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Maximos, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

The stichera at the Praises for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

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