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Hymn to the Theotokos

Transfiguration of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Now the unheard-of is heard . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)-chant

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Pentecost during the Divine Liturgy.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Ascension, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Ascension.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday after Pascha, which is also the Second Sunday of Pascha.  "O most radiant lamp, the Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Liturgy, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

In Thee Rejoices

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is sung during the Divine Liturgy on the Sundays in Lent, on January 1st, and on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, all for the Liturgy of St. Basil.  "In thee rejoices, O thou who art full of grace, every created being . . . ."  (All creation rejoiceth.)

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pascha, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the Canon for Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  It is also sung as the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha, and the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and the Blind Man.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "The angel cried . . . Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion sung in the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."  See "Reception of the bishop" PDF for the same music with instructions for receiving the bishop.

Lazarus Saturday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung instead of "It is truly meet" on Lazarus Saturday.  "Let us, O ye peoples, gloriously honor the pure Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/15/2020.

Pascha, Megalynarion

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ, and only on the Sundays of the Myrrh-bearing Women and The Blind Man.  "The Angel, when he saw Mary full of grace, cried, saying . . . O shine wit clear radiance . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost.  "Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

All creation rejoices in thee

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This replaces "It is truly meet" at the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great: on his feast day of January 1st, on each Sunday during Lent, on Holy Thursday & Holy Saturday morning, and on the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ and the Paramon of Theophany (except when the Nativity and Theophany fall on a Sunday-then it's on the day of the feast itself).  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is a chant version for the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  "O my soul, magnify her . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The angels, beholding the entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art the living temple of God . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Ninth Ode-Single-choral)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the choral version of the Megaylnarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . A mystic garden art thou . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-choral

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion-chant

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion, Hymn to the Theotokos, sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, virginity, O Theotokos, is impossible for a mother . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "All generations bless thee . . . In thee, O spotless Virgin . . . ."  (This is a revised and corrected version, 7/29/17.)

Transfiguration, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) at Leave-taking

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This Megalynarion is sung at Liturgy at the Leave-taking of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, when it falls on a Sunday.  "Magnify, O my soul . . .  Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos . . . ."

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