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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Updated 11/9/19.

Byzantine Guide to the Tones: Mneumonic Verses

A singable guide to each tone in Byzantine chant, syllabic style only. (Not to be actually sung in church, though!)  Click on [Listen] to hear this being sung.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Series

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

Divine Liturgy music for November 21st, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  [The chant and choral version of the Apolytikion have been updated (11/15/17).]

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross Series

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

Divine Liturgy music for September 14th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8//2020.  (The magnification for the Megalynarion has been removed.)

Nativity of the Theotokos Series

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

Divine Liturgy music for September 8th, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 8/25/17.

Dormition of the Theotokos Series

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

Divine Liturgy music for August 15th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) and Kontakion have been revised and corrected, 8/2/17

Transfiguration Series

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

Divine Liturgy music for August 6th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  The Megalynarion was updated 7/24/17.  The 2nd Antiphon, Entrance Hymns & Communion Hymn were updated 11/8/19.

All Saints Series

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All Saints Sunday

Divine Liturgy music for All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, including the Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia and Communion Hymn.  Updated 9/5/18.

Music Rebuild Tags: 
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; All Saints

Pentecost Series

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

Divine Liturgy music for Pentecost, the 50th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion (Standard Arch. Vrsn), Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/27/17.

Byzantine Tone Formulae

A comprehensive chart for understanding the 8 Byzantine Tones

Ascension Series

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

Divine Liturgy music for Ascension, the 40th day after Pascha, including the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymn.  Updated 5/19/17.

Mid-Pentecost Series

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

Divine Liturgy music for this Feast that comes the Wednesday between the Sunday of the Paralytic and the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, the Fourth week after Pascha.  Updated 5/6/17.

Samaritan Woman Series

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

Divine Liturgy music for the 4th Sunday after Pascha, which is the 5th Sunday of Pascha.  Updated 4/29/17.

Byzantine Guide to the Tones

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An introductory help and guide to the scales of each tone for Byzantine Chant.  Updated 8/30/18.

Myrrh-bearing Women Series

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

Divine Liturgy Music for the Second Sunday after Pascha, the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous Nicodemus.  Updated 4/20/17.  

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday) Series

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

Divine Liturgy Music for Thomas Sunday, the First Sunday after Pascha (Easter).  Updated 4/14/17.

Wedding Service

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Wedding Music

Betrothal and Crowning

Pascha Series

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

Divine Liturgy choral music for the Feast of Pascha (Easter).  Updated 3/28/18.

National Convention and Regional Conference Music for Divine Liturgy and Vespers

CAUTION: This is a 2.0 megabyte file, and may take a while to download at slow speeds.  UPDATED IN PDF FORMAT:  3/21/15.  Updated music and file name 9/23/19.  Updated 4-A, 11-A, 43-A,  7/16/2022.

Lenten Triodion Series

Troparia & Kontakia in Choral & Chant arrangements for the Sundays of the Lenten Triodion, from Pharisee & Publican to the 5th Sunday of Great Lent.  Updated 3/24/17.

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday Series

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

Divine Liturgy music for the above, with chant and choral settings for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakia, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, & Communion Hymns.  Updated 3/28/18.

Holy Unction Service

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Music for the Sacrament of Holy Unction - sung on Holy Wednesday evening and other times for healing.  UPDATED: 4/9/2022.  A few minor things corrected.

Annunciation Series

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

Divine Liturgy music for March 25th, which includes choral arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparia, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  Click on "Listen" to hear the Troparion of the Annunciation being sung by the choir of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Tuscon, AZ.  Series UPDATED on 3/13/17.

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Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Feast of the Annunciation
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