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Orthros

Theotokion, As the blameless and incorrupt

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is used during Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the blameless and incorrupt and all-pure Mother of our God . . . ."

Theotokion, O all-blameless Virgin Mother

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is used during Vespers & Matins, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-blameless Virgin mother, change the indolence of my soul . . . ."

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Apolytikion (March 24)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation.  "Today the preludes of universal joy . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, Complete-Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Exaposteilaria, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 3/21/19.

Holy Saturday Matins-Complete-Western notation

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the complete service for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday night.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection (long & short versions), Praises, Glory/Both now at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger." It is in Western notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 9-Give Me This Stranger

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This hymn is sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), either during or after the procession with the Epitaphios.  "When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 8-Great Doxology

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the Great Doxology sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  It is in triple-meter.  "Glory to Thee Who hast shown forth the light . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Glory & Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Glory . . . Great Moses mystically prefigured this day . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Praises are sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Today the grave holdeth Him Who holdeth creation in the palm of His hand . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 5-Evlogetaria

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the long version and the short version of the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of angels was amaed to see Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 3-The Canon

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Hiermoi, troparia & Katavasia for each Ode of the Canon sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 2-Kathismata

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the two Kathismata sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Joseph asked Thy worshipful Body from Pilate . . . The Angel choirs were awestruck to see . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/26/19.

Forefeast of the Annunciation (March 24), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, March 24th, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Inclining unto His own tender compassions . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Praises for Lazarus Saturday Matins.  "Glory . . . A great and marvelous miracle . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 6-Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Praises sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Since Thou art the Resurrection and the Life of mankind . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 5-Exaposteilaria

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Exaposteilaria for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At Thy word, O Word of God . . . Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/21/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 4-Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & the 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 Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/1/19.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 3-Evlogetaria of the Resurrection

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection, also sung at Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "Blessed art Thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of Angels was amazed to see . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2b-2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Thou, the Fountain of Wisdom Who knowest things to come . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 2a-1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O Lord, taking compassion on Martha's tears and Mary's . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the Apolytikion for Lazarus Saturday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lord, Have Mercy (Triple-choral)

This is the tradional Antiochian version of the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4, 4-part harmony.

Andrew of Crete, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Andrew of Crete, July 4th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Andrew . . . ."

Sophronios of Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sophronios of Jerusalem, March 11th.  "Thy work of justice did reveal thee . . . ."

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