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Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (choral)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the choral arrangement of the Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost, sung from the Wednesday of the 4th week of Pascha for one week.  "In the midst of this feast, O Savior . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), the First Sunday after Pascha.  "Eight days after Thy Resurrection, O Jesus . . . ."

Polyeleos, Psalm 134 (Brief version)

This is the Polyeleos, Psalm 134, sung on major feasts during Matins.  "O ye servants of the Lord. Alleluia.  Praise ye the Name of the Lord. O ye servants, praise the Lord . . . ."

Matins, Kazan - Praises, Tone 1 (first part only)

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Matins, Kazan Byzantine Project

This is only the beginning of the Praises in Tone 1, without the Resurrectional stichera.  "Let everything that hath breath . . . Praise ye him, all his angels . . . ."

Palm Sunday, 2nd Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung on Palm Sunday.  "As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 9-Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for Palm Sunday Matins.  "Glory . . . Both now . . . Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/9/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 8-The Praises

This is the music for the Praises sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . O Lord, the very great multitude strewed their garments in the way . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 7-Katavasiae (Odes 1-8 & 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 Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "The springs of the abyss were seen to be utterly dried up . . . God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 4/12/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 6-Post-Gospel Hymns

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the troparia sung at Palm Sunday Matins, after the Gospel and Psalm 50, "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/12/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 5-Prokeimenon

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

 This is the Prokeimenon sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Palm Sunday Matins, 4-Third Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 3rd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "He that doth sit on the Cherubim . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 3-Second Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Thou dost mystically shed tears . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Ye peoples and ye nations . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 2-First Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Cleansed within in mind and soul . . . ."  Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "Lazarus the four days dead . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the 2 Apolytikia for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) for the 5th Sunday in Lent.  "The kingdom of God is not meat and drink . . . "

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 . . . ."

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