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Byzantine Tone 8

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 4/21/2021.

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, Saturdays & 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 . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Barbara the Great Martyr, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is for the Great Martry Barbara, December 4th.  "Let us honor Saint Barbara . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today by visible signs . . . ."

Joel the Prophet, 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 Prophet Joel, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "God's Holy Spirit hath been poured out on us . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "After thou wast born, O Bride of God and Sovereign Lady . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 11/19/2020.

Plato of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, July 13th & October 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Earthquake (October 26th), Apolytikion

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Apolytikion is sung on October 26th for the Earthquake.  "O Thou Who lookest upon the earth . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, Apostle Luke . . . ."  Updated with audio 10/17/2020.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) to be sung at the Aposticha for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Apotle, First of martyrs, thou didst trample on the attacks of the lions . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode (Full, double canon)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the full Ninth Ode of both Canons sung at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most venerable Cross of the Lord.  O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated on 9/13/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-9

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-9) of the Feast of the Cross are sung in Orthros (Matins) on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  They can also be sung at the Sacrament of Baptism, while the baby or child is being clothed.  They are sung in a special Tone 8, similar to the Canon of the Paraklesis. "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (from both Canons, without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . Today the death that came to man . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung in Orthros (Matins) for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, on August 1, August 6-13, and August 24-September 21.  "A cross did Moses inscribe . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katavasia of the 9th Ode (single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode (without magnification) of the First Canon for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 7-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/21/2020.

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