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Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 3rd Stasis

This is the 3rd Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 36 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 2nd Stasis

This is the 2nd Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 23 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 1st Stasis

This is the 1st Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 18 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

These are the 2nd & 3rd Apolytikia sung on the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/2020.

Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

These are the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, sung throughout the year during Orthros (Matins) when celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, on most Sunday, Lazarus Saturday & the Paschal Season.  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

Theotokion-Carried off by vile and darkened deeds

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Carried off by vile and darkened deeds . . . ."

Theotokion, O spotless Virgin

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros, from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O spotless Virgin, seeing thou gavest birth . . . ."

Theotokion, O All-pure Theotokos

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O all-pure Theotokos, who didst bear the Word . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When he saw thee hanging

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung during Vespers and Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When he saw thee hanging on the Tree . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure One Rejoice

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers & Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure one, rejoice, thou strange report . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Who Heldest Within Thy Womb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou who heldest within thy womb God . . . ."  Updated 3/1/2020.

Theotokion, That Most Excellent Medicine

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "That most excellent medicine of repentance . . . ."

Theotokion, Carelessly Reclining in the Bed of Languor

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Carelessly reclining in the bed of languor and heedlessness . . . ."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare Sunday, the Sunday of Forgiveness.  "The time cometh for us to begin our spiritual contests . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 2/26/2020, ver 3.  Click "Listen" to hear it being chanted by Chadi Karam.

Theotokion, O Lord, Accept Thy Mother's Earnest Entreaties

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, accept Thy Mother's earnest entreaties . . . ."

Theotokion, Come O My Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion for Vespers and Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Come, O my soul, now with heavy groans . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O Strange Wonder Never Seen Before

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomioin "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder never seen before . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), In Tasting of Vinegar and Gall

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-theotokion (for the Cross) that is sung on during Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In tasting of vinegar and gall being lifted on the Tree . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing Christ, The Friend of Man

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Seeing Christ, the Friend of man, raised up and crucified . . . ."  Updated 2/26/2020.

Theotokion from the Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Glory/Both now from the Octoechos for Saturday Orthros (Matins) at the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Implore Christ, to whom thou gavest birth . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are sung on Saturday Morning at Orthros (Matins) from the Octoechos, for the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Savior, we pray Thee to vouchsafe unto those Thou hast translated . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Quenching the passions' raging flame . . . ."

Theotokion, We Know The Word of the Father

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Wednesday Vespers, and Thursday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone/Mode 4.  "We know the Word of the Father, even Christ our God . . . ."

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