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Exaposteilarion of the Bridegroom Matins (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins on the first 3 days of Holy Week, as sung by Metropolitan Ilyas Kurban, in Arabic, with English phonetics. 

Behold the Bridegroom (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Troparion sung on Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday & Tuesday night, during the Bridegroom Matins/Orthros, in Arabic with English phonetics. 

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete set of music for the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil on Holy Saturday morning, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Friday Royal Hours, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete service of music for the Royal Hours as sung on Holy Friday morning, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Saturday Vespers, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete set of music for Vespers of Holy Saturday, as sung on Holy Friday afternoon, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Tuesday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Holy Monday night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Monday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Palm Sunday night, Byzantine notation only.

Palm Sunday Vespers, 5-Glory/Both now at the Aposticha

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Glory/Both now sung at the Aposticha for Palm Sunday Vespers, "Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday Vespers, 4-Stichera at the Aposticha

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for Palm Sunday Vespers, "Rejoice and make merry, O city of Sion . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/2023.

Palm Sunday Vespers, 3-Glory/Both now at the Litia

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Glory/Both now sung at Palm Sunday Vespers at the Litia, "Six day before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Vespers, 2-Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Glory/Both now sung at Palm Sunday Vespers for OLIHC, "Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Vespers, 1-Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera sung for Palm Sunday Vespers, OLIHC, "Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Simeon-Kinsman of the Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Simeon, Kinsman of the Lord, April 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou didst prove a most sacred priest . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Kontakion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "With his searching right hand . . . ."  The music is in Byzantine and Western notation.

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

This is the second set of stichera sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th, Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

This is the first set of stichera sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."

Holy Week-Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), Alleluia & Apolytikion

This is the Alleluia and Apolytikion sung on the first three nights of Holy Week: Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday night, & Holy Tuesday night, with all 3 endings for each night.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  Updated 4/6/2023.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Idiomelon after Procession

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is sung after the Procession of the Cross, while people are receiving flowers at the end of the Liturgy.  It is sung on August 1st, September 14th, and the 3rd Sunday of Lent.  "Come, ye believers, let us adore the life-giving Tree . . . ."

Theotokion, When I bring to mind my many sins

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When I bring to mind my many sins, bitterly I sigh . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the sun beheld Thee willingly

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "When the sun beheld Thee willingly hanging stretched out on the Cross . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice Thou Praise And Boast Of All The World

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou praise and boast of all the world . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Who Art Sovereign Lady Of All

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Triodion, during Lent, and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou who art Sovereign Lady of all . . . ."

Lent-Saturday Matins (Orthros) for Tone 5, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera from the Triodion are sung in Matins (Orthros) during Lent on Saturday for the Aposticha of the Praises, when it is Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."   "Since Thou art great in mercy . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Katavasia for the 9th Ode for the First Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "An unhewn stone, O Virgin . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the First Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth of the Red Sea . . . ."

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