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Vespers

Menaion - 08 August

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 8/3/17.

Transfiguration, Troparion (choral)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Transfiguration, Apolytikion (chant)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Apolytikion for the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ (6 August).  "When thou, O Christ our God, wast transfigured on the mountain . . . ."

Menaion - 07 July

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

Festal hymnody for offices and Divine Liturgy for the month of July. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Joseph of Damascus, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus, 10 July.

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Come O ye faithful let us honor the martyr of Christ; Vespers; Matins; Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysoston; Apolytikion for St. Joseph of Damascus; Rassem El-Massih; Byzantine Chant Tone 5

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

Apolytikia for the third Sunday of Paschaltide (2nd Sunday after Pascha), the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women.  Updated 3/31/17.  "When thou didst submit thyself unto death . . . ."  and "The pious Joseph . . . ."  and "Verily, the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

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When thou didst submit thyself unto death; The pious Joseph; Verily the angel came to the tomb; Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women; Second Sunday of Paschaltide; Tone 2; B. Kazan

Menaion - 06 June

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Menaion - 05 May

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 5/6/17.

Byzantine Vespers Project

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

This is the music from the 1974 version of Kazan's Vespers. It has been typeset but NOT corrected in its barring and accenting, with ison added.  Updated 4/5/19, with version 6.

Menaion - 04 April

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 4/15/17.

Menaion - 03 March

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 2/22/18.

Cyrus & John-Holy Unmercenaries, 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 Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O ye athletes most valorous . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Menaion - 02 February

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, January 2nd-5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us piously fill the air . . . ."  Updated 11/28/19.

Menaion - 01 January

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Menaion - Kazan's Byzantine Project (12 volumes)

This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan for the saints and feasts of this month. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Updated 12/19/16.

Cosmas and Damian of Asia-with their mother Theodota, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Nov 1st)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian of Asia and their mother Theodota, November 1st, the Original Melody, "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are born of earth . . . ."

Vouchsafe, O Lord

This hymn is usually said by the bishop during Vespers, but may be sung, if desired.

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

His Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.  This may also be sung after his Paschal Homily is read.  "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

St. Simeon's Prayer

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St. Simeon's Prayer

Common Byzantine version in Tone 6.

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in F-minor

Vespers 2-part

Music for Vespers, 2-part harmony in C-major

Gladsome Light

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Gladsome Light

Two-part harmony in F-minor

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