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Lenten Triodion

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 3-Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, also sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Blessed art Thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed to see . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

Monastics, Apolytikion (Cheese Fare Saturday)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable and God-bearing Monastics (Ascetics) on Cheese Fare Saturday.  "O God of our fathers, who at all times . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Triodion, Let Israel hope in the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is from the Lenten Triodion season:  "Let Israel hope in the Lord, henceforth and forevermore."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon sung at the Praises in Orthros/Matins on the Third Sunday in Lent.  "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."  Updated 3/18/2020.  Click on "Listen" to hear Chadi singing this hymn.  Updated 3/20/2020.

Procession of the Cross, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Antiphons

This Second Antiphon is sung on the Third Sunday in Lent and on August 1st for the Procession of the Cross, with verses.  "O Son of God, Who wast crucified in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 7/26/18.

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With our voice let us cry aloud . . . ."  Text updated 3/3/2022.

Who Is So Great A God

"Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God Who workest wonders."  This is sung at the evening Vespers on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, on Pascha (Agape Vespers), and Pentecost.

Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This is the complete Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, with the Hiermos and Troparia of each Ode.  "I shall open my mouth and it will be filled with the Spirit . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine versions.  Updated 4/11/2021.

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated text (spiritual) 2/13/2022.  (The audio may be updated at some point.)

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Second Sunday in Lent.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/10/2020.  (Click on "Listen" to hear it being sung by Chadi.)  Updated 3/23/2021.

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable John of Sinai, Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," March 30th and 4th Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Righteous Father John, in very truth . . . ."

Theodore the Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  It is also sung on his Feast day of February 17th.  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

Cheese Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

The Kontakion for the fourth Sunday before Lent.   "O Thou Guide unto wisdom . . . ."

Meat Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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

The Kontakion for the third Sunday before Lent.  "When Thou, O God, wilt come to earth with glory . . . ."

Great Doxology, for the Feast of the Cross, Agia Tone 4

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Great Doxologies

This Great Doxology is sung at the end of Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Cross, September 14th, and on the Third Sunday in Lent, for before and during the procession with the cross.

Martyrs & Departed, Apolytikion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

These Apolytikia for the Martyrs & the Departed and the Theotokion are sung on the Second Saturday of Lent, but also on other Saturdays when no other Apolytikia are prescribed.  "O apostles, martyrs, prophets . . . ;  Keep thy servants in remembrance, O Lord . . . ;  O holy Mother of the Ineffable Light . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Alleluia

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Saturday of Souls

This Alleluia is sung on the Saturday of Souls to replace the Prokeimenon at Vespers and "God is the Lord" at Orthros (Matins).

Palm Sunday, Communion Hymn

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Blessed is He who cometh in the Name of the Lord."  Updated 4/20/19.  

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

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