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Awed By The Beauty

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung mostly at the end of the Akathist Service, but is also from the Oktoechos & Horologion, as noted.  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginigy . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Prodigal Son, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

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Prodigal Son Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "O good Father, I have withdrawn from Thee . . . ."

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

These are the Responses to the Canon (Most holy Theotokos, save us) and to the Oikoi in the Akathist itself:  Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom."  "Alleluia."

 

Theotokion, Since through mine own sloth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung in Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Since through mine own sloth and carelessness . . . ."

Basil of Ancyra, 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 Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra, March 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O lauded Basil, adorned in priestly vestments . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, Godly Chariot of the Light

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is taken from the Menaion and is usually sung at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, godly chariot of the Light . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Glory (Doxa) at the Praises

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.  "O Lord, Thou didst reproach the Pharisee . . . ."  Updated 2/18/2021.

Theotokion, Unto thee do I commit

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Paraklesis when it is prayed outside of the Dormition Fast.  "Unto thee do I commit mine every hope . . . ."

Theotokion, Lady do thou receive

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at the end of Paraklesis when it is prayed outside of the Dormition Fast.  "Lady, do thou receive the supplications . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 09b Let My Prayer Arise

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 09a Let My Prayer Arise

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  During the First Week of Lent, there is a tradtion to sing this in Tone 6 instead of Tone 5, sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Presanctified Liturgy, 03 Litany of Peace

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the Litany at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  The audio is the Byzantine version, as sung by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.  For the choral audio, please see the Litany of Supplication below.

Presanctified Liturgy, 02 Beatitudes (Typika)

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Before Presanctified begins, after the 9th Hour, we pray the Typika service, which begins with the Beatitudes, "In thy kingdom remember us, O Lord . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 01 Troparion of the 9th Hour

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

Before Presanctified begins, we pray the 9th Hour and sing this Troparion:  "Thou who at the ninth hour . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for Our Righteous Mother, Blessed Xenia, the Fool for Christ's Sake and Wonderworker of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "Behold, now Xenia the Blessed . . . ."  Updated 1/24/2021.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Both now at Litia / GBN at Aposticha on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Both now sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers on the Sunday after the Feast.  "The Ancient of Days . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Glory at Litia & at OLIHC on Sunday After

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the Glory sung at the Litia for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  It is also sung as the Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday after the Feast.  "Search the Scriptures . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kathismata in Orthros

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  First & Second Kathisma, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "Let Angels' ho-ly choirs be amazed . . . While on the holy throne . . . ."  Third Kathisma, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "God most pure partaketh of purifications of the Law . . . ."

Theotokion, All Those Who With Faith

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Horologion, and is sung at the Small Paraklesis when out of the Dormition Fast, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "All those who with faith flee unto thee . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Father Benedict of Nursia, March 14th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Gregory of Nyssa, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for Our Father Among the Saints Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, January 10th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Let us all chant songs and hymns . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 2)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 2 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 7th - 13th.  "Today the Master boweth His neck . . . Past understanding are the wonders of thy childbirth . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode (Full 9th Ode of Canon 1)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Full 9th Ode of Canon 1 sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 2nd - 5th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Holy and Wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John, January 31st.  "Since Thou hast given us the miracles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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