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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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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.  Updated 3/15/2020.

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 . . . ."

Zosimas of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion sung for the Righteous Zosimas of Palestine (who buried Mary of Egypt), April 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "We went through fire and water, and Thou didst bring us out into refreshment."

Monastics, Apolytikion (Cheese Fare Saturday)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable and God-bearing Monastics (Ascetics) on Cheese Fare Saturday.  "O God of our fathers, who at all times . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This is sung for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Exaposteilarion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

The Exaposteilarion of the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let that brave choir of two score men . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon sung at the Praises in Orthros/Matins on the Third Sunday in Lent.  "The Lord of all taught us by a proverb . . . ."  Updated 3/18/2020.  Click on "Listen" to hear Chadi singing this hymn.  Updated 3/20/2020.

Auxentios of Bithynia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, February 14th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Well done, O servant, hast thou heard . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O how great Thy goodness is

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O how great Thy goodness is, O Lord . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth . . . ."

Meletios-Archbishop of Antioch the Great, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "In all resplendent brightness . . . ."

Theotokion, As I voyage upon the sea

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As I voyage upon the sea . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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

These Praises are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Jan 27)

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

These are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Queen of Cities, leap for joy . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros (Matins) for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th.  It is also sung on June 24th for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  "For thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/23/19.

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

These exaposteilaria & theotokion are sung for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "God sanctified thee from the womb . . . ."

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