Skip to Navigation

Orthros

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

Grouping: 
Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

These are sung on the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, December 11th - 17th (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O ye who love the Fathers' choirs . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Grouping: 
Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers, December 11th - 17th, (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Let us all celebrate this day's commemoration . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 7/Grave Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 7/Grave Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 6/Plagal II Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 5/Plagal I Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 4/Fourth Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 3/Third Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katabasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 3/Third Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/12/17.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 2/Second Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 2/Second Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, Tone 1/First Mode

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", Tone 1/First Mode.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Matins - Magnifications at the Katavasiae, All Modes

Grouping: 
Magnifications (More honorable) at the Katavasiae (Canon)

Magnifications at the Katavasiae, "More honorable than the Cherubim...", all tones/modes.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

Grouping: 
Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, using the Prosomoion "Thy confession," (in accordance with the Balamand).  "O ye faithful come, let us on this day . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Barbara and John of Damascus, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

Grouping: 
Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Prosomoia of "While standing in the temple's courts".  Updated 11/20/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

Grouping: 
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Heirmos from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26th - 30th, "Verily, it is easier for us to endure silence . . . ."  When sung as Heirmos, we us the magnificat "Today the Virgin giveth birth . . . ."  When sung as Katabasia, we use the magnificat "Magnify, O my soul, her who hath delivered us from the curse."  Updated 8/22/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

Grouping: 
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26th - 30th.  "The Lord performed a miracle . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

Grouping: 
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . ."  (Updated 10/9/18)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

Grouping: 
Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . ."

James the Persian, Exaposteilarion

Grouping: 
Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilarion, St. James the Persian, November 27, prosomoion to "Hearken ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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

These are sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-Virgin Maid . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

Grouping: 
Exaposteilaria

Exposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into to the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The temple of God's Wisdom . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises (Nov 13)

Grouping: 
John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."  Updated 12/30/18.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Nov 13)

Grouping: 
John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Paul the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

Grouping: 
Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "In imitating mighty Paul . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Apolytikion

Grouping: 
Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6, prosomoion to "Thy confession", Tone 3/Third Mode.

Syndicate content