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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 3-The Canon

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Hiermoi, troparia & Katavasia for each Ode of the Canon sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 2-Kathismata

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the two Kathismata sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Joseph asked Thy worshipful Body from Pilate . . . The Angel choirs were awestruck to see . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/26/19.

Forefeast of the Annunciation (March 24), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, March 24th, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Inclining unto His own tender compassions . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung at the Divine Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday, Prosomoion "Thou soughtest the heights (Seeing things on high)."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises for Lazarus Saturday Matins.  "Glory . . . A great and marvelous miracle . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 6-Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Praises sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Since Thou art the Resurrection and the Life of mankind . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 5-Exaposteilaria

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Exaposteilaria for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At Thy word, O Word of God . . . Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 4-Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & the 9th Ode

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 and the 9th Ode for the Canon sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/1/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 3-Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, also sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Blessed art Thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed to see . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2b-2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Thou, the Fountain of Wisdom Who knowest things to come . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2a-1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O Lord, taking compassion on Martha's tears and Mary's . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the Apolytikion for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lord, Have Mercy (Triple-choral)

This is the tradional Antiochian version of the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4, 4-part harmony.

Andrew of Crete, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Andrew of Crete, July 4th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Andrew . . . ."

Sophronios of Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sophronios of Jerusalem, March 11th.  "Thy work of justice did reveal thee . . . ."

Zosimas of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion sung for the Righteous Zosimas of Palestine (who buried Mary of Egypt), April 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Theotokion, On seeing Thine unjust slaughter

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross, sung in Great Compline on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, and Great & Holy Monday & Tuesday, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "On seeing Thine unjust slaughter, O Christ . . . ."

Theotokion, Joy of all that sorrow art thou

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Horologion, and is sung on Monday & Wedneday nights in Great Compline, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Joy of all that sorrow art thou . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "We went through fire and water, and Thou didst bring us out into refreshment."

Monastics, Apolytikion (Cheese Fare Saturday)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable and God-bearing Monastics (Ascetics) on Cheese Fare Saturday.  "O God of our fathers, who at all times . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This is sung for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Triodion, Let Israel hope in the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is from the Lenten Triodion season:  "Let Israel hope in the Lord, henceforth and forevermore."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Our Father among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Prosomoion" As one valiant."  "Thou hast risen up as a star . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

The Exaposteilarion of the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let that brave choir of two score men . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

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