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Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of Moses

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 6th Old Testament Reading.  "Let us sing unto the Lord, for He is greatly glorified."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of the Three Youths

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 15th Old Testament Reading.  "Praise the Lord, and exalt Him more and more unto all the ages."

Pascha, Katavasia of the Ninth Ode

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katavasia only of the Ninth Ode from the Canon of Pascha.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Ninth Ode of the Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is only the Ninth Ode of the Canon of Pascha, without the final Katavasia.  "Magnify, O my soul, Him Who suffered willingly . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Pascha, Katavasiae Odes 1-8

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Katavasiae only of Odes 1-8 from the Canon of Pascha, sung at Orthros (Matins).  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/4/19.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Ninth Ode

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp . . . ."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 3 stichera sung (first one repeated for 4) on Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, after the ones for the Resurrection.  "Today hath Hades groaned, crying . . . ."

Pascha, Hypakoe

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the separate file for the Hypakoe, sung after the 3rd Ode in Matins, but also in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha.  "When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn . . . ."   The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 4/23/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Western notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Western notation only.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Pascha, Kontakion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Kontakion of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  "Though Thou didst descend into the grave . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-8-Matins, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Praises and the Aposticha during the Paschal season.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-6-Matins, The Praises

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the initial 4 Praises that are sung on Pascha, the Resurrection of Christ.  "Let every breath . . . Praise Him, all ye His angels . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts . . . We praise Thy saving Passion, O Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-5-Matins, Exaposteilarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Exaposteilarion sung during the Paschal season.  "When Thou hadst fallen asleep in the flesh . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-4-Matins, The Canon

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete Canon of Pascha, with Hiermoi, Troparia & Katavasia.  "It is the day of Resurrection . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Pascha-3-Matins, Christ is Risen

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The slow and quick versions of "Christ is risen" sung during the Paschal season, with verses when needed.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-1-Midnight Office, Resurrectional Apolytikion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrectional Apolytikion sung at the end of the Midnight Office on Pascha night.  "When Thou didst descend unto death, O Life Immortal . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha-0-Midnight Office, Canon of Holy Saturday

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Canon of Holy Saturday (Holy Friday night) that is also sung on Holy Saturday night during the Midnight Office.  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Palm Sunday, Kontakion (chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

The Kontakion for Palm Sunday.  "Being born upon a throne in Heaven . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion sung in the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."  See "Reception of the bishop" PDF for the same music with instructions for receiving the bishop.

Lazarus Saturday, 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 instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday, which is also sung on Palm Sunday.  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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