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Byzantine Tone 4

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Full 9th Ode with double canon for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  This is only sung on the feast itself and its leave-taking, August 23rd.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . Beholding the Dormition of the Virgin . . . Let every earth-born man upleap in the spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Bartholomew-Return of Relics & Titus of the 70, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew and the Holy Apostle Titus of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Well-spring of our life, sent thee to go unto every land . . . ."

Titus-Apostle of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostle Titus of the Seventy, August 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Preaching of a single Godhead of Three Holy Hypostases . . . ."

Bartholomew-Return of his Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, August 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us bless with sincerity that bright sun shining mightily . . . ."

Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, August 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

Theotokion, To The Theotokos Let us Run

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion from the Horologion (and also the Paraklesis), Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "To the Theotokos let us run now most earnestly . . . ."  Updated 7/15/19.

Theotokion, Thee the purest palace of the King

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Octoechos for Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thee, the purest palace of the King, do I implore fervently . . . ."

Octoechos-Monday-Tone 4, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Original Melody: "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  Updated 7/23/19.

Octoechos-Monday-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "My soul, now rival the Canaanitish woman . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

Julian of Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus, June 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "We know thee as a blazing sun . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera are for "O Lord, I have cried" for Friday Vespers after Pentecost (sung on Thursday evening), Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit, Who in truth divideth the gifts to all . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Thursday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

The stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Thursday morning after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the Spirit's divine descent . . . ."

Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, June 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Knowing thee, O trophy-bearing Martyr . . . ."

Pascha, Hypakoe

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the separate file for the Hypakoe, sung after the 3rd Ode in Matins, but also in the Divine Liturgy on Pascha.  "When they who were with Mary came, anticipating the dawn . . . ."   The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 4/23/19.

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion sung in the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."  See "Reception of the bishop" PDF for the same music with instructions for receiving the bishop.

Crescens of Myra of Lycia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia, April 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Unto contests of bitter pains, to entangling and cunning snares . . . ."

Basil of Parium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium, April 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shining brighter than the sun, thy joyous feast day is risen up . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Hilarion the New, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Hilarion the New, March 28th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou hadst an unspotted way of life . . . ."

Apostles of the Seventy (April 8), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostles of the 70: Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phelgon and Hermes, April 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Like swift eagles that soar aloft . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Lord, Have Mercy (Triple-choral)

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

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