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Great Litany (simple chant)

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Litanies

These are two simple versions of the Great Litany.

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."  Updated 5/13/2020.

Mid-Pentecost, Apolytikion (chant)

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This Apolytikion of Mid-Pentecost is sung for one week, beginning on the Wednesday of the Fourth week of Pascha.  The music here is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "In the midst of this Feast, O Savior . . . ."

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Great Litany-Byzantine

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Litanies

This Great Litany (Ektenia) in chant form can be used for the beginning of any of our services. 

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

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This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Apolytikia (Choral)

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

These are the three Apolytikia (Troparia) sung on the Third Sunday of Pascha: the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Pious Joseph of Arimathea, and Righteous Nicodemus.  "When Thou didst descend to death . . . Pious Joseph . . . Verily the angel came to the tomb . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, which is the 3rd Sunday of Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.  Updated 4/26/2020.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion (choral)

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung on the Thomas Sunday, the Sunday after Pascha.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Bridegroom, Troparion

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Troparia during the Season of Great Lent

This Troparion is sung at Orthros (Matins) of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh at midnight . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Apolytikion

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "While the tomb was sealed . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This is the Glory sung on April 23rd at the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer.  "Spring hath shown forth; come, let us be glad . . . ."  Updated 4/15/17.

George, Stichera at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."  Updated 3/26/18.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord, after Thy dread Resurrection . . . ."  Updated 4/24/2020.

George, Exaposteilarion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out my wounded limbs . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

Pascha, Katabasia-9th Ode-Megalynarion (chant)

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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 . . . ."

Pascha, Glory at the Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Stichera of Pascha (Let God arise) during the Paschal season.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Today is the Day of Resurrection . . . ."

Pascha, Paschal Stichera (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These are the Stichera of Pascha that are sung at the Aposticha in Great Vespers and at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) during the Paschal season.  The text here uses the Nassar translation.  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  "Let God arise . . . Today, Christ, our saving Pascha . . . ."

Christ is Risen (Arabic, choral)

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Christ is Risen

This is the traditional melody of Christ is Risen with the Arabic phonetics.

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (1st, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the First Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous and on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ God, when Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

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