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Byzantine Tone 8

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Communion Hymn

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "The light of thy countenance, O Lord, hath been signed upon us. Alleluia."  Updated 7/17/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion from the Ninth Ode (with Magnification) of the First Canon sung in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."  Updated 8/19/19.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Ninth Ode-Double

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon at Orthros for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, with Magnifications.  "Magnify, O my soul, the most precious Cross of the Lord.  Thou art the mystical paradise . . . . Magnify, O my soul, the Elevation of the life-giving Cross of the Lord.  Verily death which befell the human race . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  It is also sung as the "Both now" at "O Lord, I have cried" on August 1st for the Feast of the Procession of the Cross.  "Thy precious Cross, which Moses prefigured in himself of old . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/26/18.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Communion Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 2nd Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode, with Magnifications, of the 2nd Canon for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul, the Virgin Mary, born of a barren womb.  Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."  Updated 8/23/19.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon at the Aposticha for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Come, all ye believers, let us hasten to the Virgin . . . ."

Theoktistos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymius the Great.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make furtile . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasia (Ode 9-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 Exaltation of the Cross, sung on August 1, August 6-13 and August 24-September 21.  (On August 6th, the double canon is sung.)  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . ."

Pimen the Great 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 on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Communion Hymn

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "I will take the cup of salvation . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Matins, Kazan - Theotokion at Praises-T8

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Matins, Kazan Byzantine Project

The Theotokion (Both now) sung at Sunday Orthros (Matins) in Tone 8.  "Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  Updated 5/30/19.

Transfiguration, Communion Hymn

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Communion Hymn is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "O Lord, in the light of the glory of thy face shall we walk . . . ."  Updated 7/19/18.

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Megalynarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Now hath been heard . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, Christ took Peter, James and John . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Katabasiae (Ode 9-Double)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These two Katabasiae of the 9th Ode of the Cross (without magnifications) conclude the Canon on the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord on August 6th.  "Thou art the mystical paradise . . . Verily, death which befell the human race . . . ."

Theodota, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

Kallinikos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."  Updated 7/16/18.

Paraskeva, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Hieromartyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Firmly and sacredly longing for . . . ."  Updated 7/26/19.

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