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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 . . . ."  The music is now in Western & Byzantine notation.  Will be further updated!

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.  Updated 4/1/2023.

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, Saturdays & 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 . . . "  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/4/2021.

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

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O Lord, I have cried

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 Vespers-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 Orthros (Matins)-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 . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are sung on Saturday Morning at Orthros (Matins) from the Octoechos, for the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Savior, we pray Thee to vouchsafe unto those Thou hast translated . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 1, 3rd verse of the Aposticha (Original Melody)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 1, Original Melody:  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/6/2020.

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-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 Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, from the music of St. Anthony's Monastery.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at the Praises

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Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous (Dec 12th)

These praises are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being divinely illumined with the Divine Spirit's light . . . ."  Updated 12/12/2021.

Patapios of Thebes, 2nd Set of Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the second set of stichera for the Venerable Patapios of Thebes, December 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."  Updated 11/18/2022.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 24th)

These stichera are sung for the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, all ye feast-lovers, let us honor with songs and hymns . . . ."  NOTE:  When November 24th falls on a Sunday, these stichera (not the verses) are used in "O Lord, I have cried."

Orestes of Cappadocia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Orestes of Cappadocia, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "By means of the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Like high-soaring eagles seen by all . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Litia Hymns (Tones 1-4)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 4 hymns sung at the Litia, in Tones 1-4, (before the Artoklasia at Vespers) for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "The Lord cried out, saying . . . When the Lord saw thy contest . . . The angelic chanting . . . . The will of the Lord was fulfilled in thee . . . ."  Updated 10/4/2021.

Demetrios-After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Oct 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye faithful, and as we now gather let us praise . . . ."

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