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Byzantine Tone 2

Marcian & Martyrios, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Martyrs Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries, October 25th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Marcian and wise Martyrios, contending well in contest . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 20th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "When He took thee."  "When the God-seer Moses long ago . . . ."

Michael the Archangel-Miracle in Colossae, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

On September 6th we chant this Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae.  "All ye, the race of mankind, come . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Troparion sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros/Matins for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy upon me . . . When the translation of thine immaculate tabernacle . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The senseless and iniquitous King Herod . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion (Aug 9)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 9th for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Before Thy Cross, O Sovereign Lord, taking Thy chief disciples . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Translation of the Relics for Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The most elect and foremost of all the Deacons . . . The ranks on high stand trembling . . . ."

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

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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)

This Exaposteilarion is 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 "Hearken, ye women."  "Gather together, skip for joy, in gladness keep the festival . . . ."

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 2)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 2, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  

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  • Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Kontakion

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    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

    This is the Kontakion sung for the Myrrh-bearing Women, during the weekday Divine Liturgies.  "When Thou did cry, Rejoice, unto the Myrrh-bearers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

    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, 6-Post-Gospel Hymns

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    Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

    These are the troparia sung at Palm Sunday Matins, after the Gospel and Psalm 50, "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/12/2020.

    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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    Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

    These are the 2nd & 3rd Apolytikia sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/2020.

    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.)

    Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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    Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

    This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

    Theotokion-Carried off by vile and darkened deeds

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Carried off by vile and darkened deeds . . . ."

    Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When he saw thee hanging

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung during Vespers and Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When he saw thee hanging on the Tree . . . ."

    James of Catania, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    This is sung for the Venerable Confessor James, Bishop of Catania, March 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Fleeing from the turmoil of the world . . . ."

    Benedict of Nursia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are sung for the Venerable Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

    Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O Strange Wonder Never Seen Before

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    Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

    This is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomioin "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder never seen before . . . ."

    Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

    These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."

    Isidore of Pelusium, Exaposteilarion

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    Exaposteilaria

    The Exaposteilarion for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Quenching the passions' raging flame . . . ."

    Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

    This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

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