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Byzantine Tone 3

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of thy cross."  "Since thou hast the dominion over all created things . . . ."

Theotokion, Through Thee Have We Been Granted

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Through thee have we been granted a great gift and benefit . . . ."

Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the Martyrs Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, September 19th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Thou Who as God adornest and dost bedeck the sky with stars . . . ."

Quadratos of the Seventy, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is the the Holy Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd.  "O Holy Apostle Quadratos, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Sophia & Her Daughters, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the the Martyrs Sophia and her daughters Faith, Love and Hope, September 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "The Trinity's three maidens burning with zeal . . . ."

Euphrosyne, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne, September 25th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thou didst elude the prince of shame . . . ."

After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Sept 11)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotkos, September 11th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "From barren Anna bloomed today . . . ."

Babylas of Antioch, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, September 4th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Thou wast God's sacrificer and sacrifice . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 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 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "A temple of Thy Holy Spirit do thou make of me . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Exaposteilarion & Theotkion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos and his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Unrip in years and still a babe . . . ."

Theotokion, O Maid, Thou Art The Gladness

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "O Maid, thou art the gladness of the angels of our God . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "A foe of every passion . . . Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Christina of Tyre, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Most rightly do we honor thee . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday Evening of Lent, 6th & 5th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are the 6th & 5th stichera (10, ... 6, 5) sung on the 4th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "The power of the Cross."  "Ye faithful, let us show forth . . . Now having passed through . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday of Lent-St. Mary of Egypt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Mary of Egypt, Prosomoion, "O changless Light."  "We have thee as an example of change . . . ."  Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "O friend of man, compassionate and only merciful . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These 3 are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou Who, as God, hast power . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Savior, as the Friend of man . . . O Mary, Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This exaposteilarion is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Ye earnestly fought the good fight . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

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