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Byzantine Tone 8

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Praises for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love which thou didst have for thy Christ . . . ."  Updated 8/15/2020.

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, 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 Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou hadst first overcome the beasts . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

This is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year).  "Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness, O Lord."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "Thou didst rebuke kings, O Forerunner of the Savior . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, 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 Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O wondrous marvel!  The haughty brow and lofty vaunting of him who once said . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2022.

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.  It is also sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."  Updated 8/14/2020.

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.  It is also sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."  Updated 8/14/2020, with new title.

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.  Updated text (spiritual) 2/13/2022.  (The audio may be updated at some point.)

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 3/24/2021.

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 . . . ."  Updated 2/17/2021.

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.

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