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Pentecostarion

Rejoice, O Queen (chant)

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Katavasiae

This is the 9th Katabatsia of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, also sung on Pentecost and Monday of the Holy Spirit.  "Rejoice, O Queen, pride of virgins and mothers . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Thursday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."  Updated 5/25/19.

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Entrance Hymn

This is the Entrance Hymn sung during the After-Feast of the Ascension of the Lord.  "Come let us worship . . . O Son of God, who didst rise from us in glory to the heavens . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, 1st Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the 1st Exaposteilarion sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Sunday of the Blind Man, Prosomoion "When thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh."  "Thou gloomy sin hath stricken blind the inner eyes within my soul . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing women.  "When Thou didst cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (choral)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Come Ye Take Light

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the first hymn chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . ."

Pascha, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Exaposteilarion of Pascha, sung throughout the Paschal season.  "When thou didst fall asleep in the body as mortal . . . ."

Christ is Risen

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Christ is Risen

Sung during the Paschal season.  "Christ is risen from the dead . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Fathers of the Seventh (and 1st) Ecumenical Council, Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha

This Glory and Both now at the Aposticha is sung on the Sunday between October 11th & 17th for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council, as well as for the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council on the Sunday after the Ascension.  "Come, ye assemblies of Orthodoxy, let us celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 5/30/19.

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion (choral)

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All Saints Sunday

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion for All Saints Sunday.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Apolytikion

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All Saints Sunday

This Apolytikion is sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  "Thy Church, O Christ God, hath regaled herself . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/17.

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.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

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All Saints Sunday

These are the Praises sung at Orthros on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since they welcomed His sufferings, all the Saints that are in His earth . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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All Saints Sunday

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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All Saints Sunday

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

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, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This Megalynarion is sung on the Feast of Pentecost.  "O Mother that hath known no man . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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