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Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Full 9th Ode with double canon for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  This is only sung on the feast itself and its leave-taking, August 23rd.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . Beholding the Dormition of the Virgin . . . Let every earth-born man upleap in the spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katavasia of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  They are sung from August 15-23.  "Adorned in varied colors with divine glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/6/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasia (Ode 9-single)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 with magnification for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  It sung from August 15-23.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Praises

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

These praises are sung for the Dormtion of St. Anna, the Mother of the Theotokos, July 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Keeping this joyous memorial, we praise Thee, O Christ . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Praises

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

These praises are sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

Samson-the Host of Strangers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for Samson, the Host of Strangers, June 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Friday Orthros (Matins) after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Of old, Elias, the fire-breathing zealot was conveyed up . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Pascha, Katavasia of the Ninth Ode

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katavasia only of the Ninth Ode from the Canon of Pascha.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Ninth Ode of the Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is only the Ninth Ode of the Canon of Pascha, without the final Katavasia.  "Magnify, O my soul, Him Who suffered willingly . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Katavasiae Odes 1-8

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Katavasiae only of Odes 1-8 from the Canon of Pascha, sung at Orthros (Matins).  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Ninth Ode

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine 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, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

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-6-Matins, The Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the initial 4 Praises that are sung on Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ.  "Let every breath . . . Praise Him, all ye His angels . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts . . . We praise Thy saving Passion, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-4-Matins, The Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete Canon of Pascha, with Hiermoi, Troparia & Katavasia.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Lazarus Saturday, Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday, which is also sung on Palm Sunday.  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 2-Kathismata

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the two Kathismata sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Joseph asked Thy worshipful Body from Pilate . . . The Angel choirs were awestruck to see . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/26/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 6-Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Praises sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Since Thou art the Resurrection and the Life of mankind . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2b-2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Thou, the Fountain of Wisdom Who knowest things to come . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2a-1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O Lord, taking compassion on Martha's tears and Mary's . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the Apolytikion for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Forty Holy Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This is sung for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints . . . ."

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