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Byzantine Tone 8

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 7/31/18, with isson and corrected responses.

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

Communion Hymn, The just shall be

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is sung on Tuesdays; for Martyrs; Hierarchs; Fools for Christ; St. John the Baptist (Conception, September 23; Synaxis, January 7; First and Second Findings, February 24; Third Finding, May 25; Nativity, June 24; Beheading, August 29); First Saturday of Great Lent.  "The just shall be in everlasting remembrance . . . ."

Communion Hymn, Their sound hath gone forth

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Communion Hymns

The Communion Hymn for Thursday and the Apostles.  "Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Leontios-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 18th for the Martyr Leontios at Tripoli in Phoenicia, Prosomion "What shall we now call you."  "How shall we address thee, O glorious one? . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

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All Saints Sunday

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

All Saints Sunday, Communion Hymn

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All Saints Sunday

This Communion Hymn is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

Pentecost, Communion Hymn

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Communion Hymn sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Thy good Spirit shall lead me in the land of uprightness."

Pentecost, Kontakion (choral)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the choral arrangement of the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "When the high one descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Kontakion (chant)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "When the High One descended . . . ."

Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

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Saturday of Souls

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Pentecost, Apolytikion

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of the Feast of Pentecost.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Blessed art Thou, O Christ our God . . . ."

Holy Fathers, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (in October, after Ascension, and in July).  "When the rank of the holy Father flocked . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/19/19 (in the Byzantine version formatting).

Holy Fathers, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers is sung on the Sunday between Oct. 11-17; on the Sunday after Ascension; and on the Sunday between July 13-19.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise . . . ."  Update 5/24/2020.

Ascension, Communion Hymn

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Communion Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "God is gone up in jubilation . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/12/19.

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This Glory at the Praises is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "The King of kings and God . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This is the Glory at the Aposticha sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen.  "Like a brilliant ray, like the evening star . . . ."

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

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Litanies

This Litany of Fervent Supplication includes the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4 sung at the Village (in many languages), the Traditional Tone 5 used in the Artoklasia (English, Arabic, & Greek), and the simple Tone 8.

Mid-Pentecost, Communion Hymn

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha.  "He that eateth My Flesh . . . ."  Updated 5/6/17.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

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