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Byzantine Tone 1

God is the Lord-Tone 1/First Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8), which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st. "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . The Lord performed a miracle . . . ." Updated 12/3/17.

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Christ is born glorify Him; Matins of the Nativity of Christ; Two Canons for the Nativity of Christ; Canon for the Nativity; Iambic Canon for the Nativity

Pre-Communion Psalms

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Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

A Good Word

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Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

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A Good Word; Matins; Marian Feasts; Annunciation; Nativity of the Theotokos; Dormition of the Theotokos; Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple; Synaxis of the Theotokos; Protecting Veil of the Theotokos

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

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This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

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O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good; Matins; Festal Matins; 2nd Polyeleos for Festal Matins

Polyeleos-Psalm 134

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This is the 1st Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

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Praise ye the name of the Lord; Matins; Festal Matins; 1st Polyeleos for Festal Matins

Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Harmonized by John Warren - Convention Music-17C

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This Troparion is sung on September 14th, the Third Sunday of Great Lent, and August 1st: Standard Archdiocese Version.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

Sunday of the Cross

Troparion of the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, as well as on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th, and the Feast of the Procession of the Cross, August 1st; Tone/Mode 1.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."  The translation is slightly different that previous versions.  Updated 2/23/17.

Meat Fare Sunday (chant), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season.  "When thou comest, O God, to earth with glory . . . ."

Meat Fare Sunday (choral), Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

Third Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season.  "When thou comest, O God, to earth with glory . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 7/12/19.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Feast day is February 2nd.  "O Christ God, Thou hast sanctified the Virgin's womb . . . ."

As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized, Hierarchical

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As Many Of You As Have Been Baptized

For Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, in D-minor

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Feast day is January 6th, sung from January 6th - 14th.  "When thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-choral)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Troparion-chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Sung from August 15th to the 23rd, for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "In thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."  Updated on 8//2020 with a 2nd version by Chadi.

Lazarus Saturday, Communion Hymn

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Communion Hymns

Another choral arrangement of the Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and babes . . . ."

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Out of the mouths of infants and babes; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Communion Hymn for Lazarus Saturday

Paralytic Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

This Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, 3rd Sunday after Pascha.  Updated 4/25/17.  "The angel said to her, who is full of grace . . . We believers in unison bless thee . . . ."

Troparion of the Resurrection - Tone 1

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Resurrection

Convention music-6.1

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Apolytikion (choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

Feast day is September 14th.  Also sung on 3rd Sunday of Lent and on August 1st. Convention music-6.9.  "O Lord, save thy people . . . ."

Psalm 140/141 - Byzantine Tone 1

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Psalms

From Vespers

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

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Hymns to the Theotokos

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version of the Hymn to the Theotokos.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold . . . ."

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