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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These stichera are sung at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphae, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Blessed, holy Father Raphael . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Thy Son Hath Willingly Suffered For Us

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-theotokion, is sung at Vesper and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  Thy Son hath willingly suffered for us . . . ."

Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, October 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The three holy martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens, October 4th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Like light, thy divine desire for Christ . . . ."

Eothinon 01, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the First Eothinon (Matins Gospel).  "As the disciples were hastening to the mountain . . . ."

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Alexander, Paul the New and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, August 30th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Since thou wast a shepherd of the Church . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today while keeping the festival of the glorious holy Transfiguration . . . ."

Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Hilary & Proclus of Ancyra, July 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since ye endured every manner of torment full of pain . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Praises

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of the Heavens . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! God, Who deigned to be born of thee, O Virgin . . . ."

Metrophanes, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on June 4th for Metrophanes, Archbishop of Constantinople, June 4th, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Proclaiming the great myst'ry, the Godhead in Three Persons . . . ."

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 1)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha, which is also the Second Sunday of Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Polyeleos, Psalm 134 (Brief version)

This is the Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung on major feasts during Matins.  "O ye servants of the Lord. Alleluia.  Praise ye the Name of the Lord. O ye servants, praise the Lord . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Praises, Tone 1 (first part only)

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Matins, Kazan Byzantine Project

This is only the beginning of the Praises in Tone 1, without the Resurrectional stichera.  "Let everything that hath breath . . . Praise ye him, all his angels . . . ."

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 3-Second Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Thou dost mystically shed tears . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Ye peoples and ye nations . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the 2 Apolytikia for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) for the 5th Sunday in Lent.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . "

O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

Theotokion, O Pure One Rejoice

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers & Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure one, rejoice, thou strange report . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), In Tasting of Vinegar and Gall

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-theotokion (for the Cross) that is sung on during Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In tasting of vinegar and gall being lifted on the Tree . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Theotokion from the Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Glory/Both now from the Octoechos for Saturday Orthros (Matins) at the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Implore Christ, to whom thou gavest birth . . . ."

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