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Holy Wednesday Matins, 04 Exaposteilarion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Thy bridal chamber, O my Savior . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 05 Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Thee, the Son of the Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 03 The Triodion Canon

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Triodion Canon, Odes 3, 8 & 9, sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Upon the rock of faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 01 Alleluia & Apolytikion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Alleluia, with verses, and the Apolytikion of the Bridegroom sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, O Thou Divinely-Blest Maiden

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou divinely-blest Maiden . . . ."

Theodore of Sykeon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Father Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasiopolis, April 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since thou becamest the Word's own sacred initiate . . . ."  Updated 4/21/2021.

Theotokion, Thou art the joy

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy," the Original Melody.  "Thou art the joy of the heavenly orders . . . ."

Paphnutius of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, April 19th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With thine endurance and patience . . . .

Agape, Irene & Chionia, 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 Holy Women Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia, April 16th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O young virgin maidens . . . ."

Theotokion, Since thou hast conceived the Coal

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou hast conceived the Coal Whom great Isaiah beheld of old . . . ."

Terence, Pompey, et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyrs Terence, Pompey, Maximus, Macarius, Africanus, and Those With Them, April 10th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great patience and fortitude . . . ."

Theotokion, In the hearing of all the world

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the hearing of all the world, let us bless the all-golden urn . . . ."

Claudius, Diodore et al., 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 Holy Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Nicephorus and Serapion, April 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When your eyes were put out, O Saints . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha on the 1st Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Advancing from ungodliness to the true faith . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC on the 1st Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "The grace of truth hath shone forth upon us . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 24d O Taste and See

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Pharisee & Publican / Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare), Katavasia-Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, as well as the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare).  "Verily, the God Whom no man can see . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican / Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare), Katavasiae-Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 that are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, as well as on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare).  "When Israel walked on foot . . . ."  Updated 3/10/2021.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises sung on Meat Fare Sunday, the Sunday of the Last Judgment.  "Let us first cleanse ourselves, O brethren . . . ."

Theotokion, Ready Is That Marriage Feast

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion and sung at Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Ready is the marriage feast . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure Virgin Most Graced of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, used in Vespers & Matins, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin most graced of God . . . ."

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