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Byzantine Tone 4

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (chant)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Apolytikion sung for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyricus & Julitta, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Martyrs Cyricus & his Mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Blessed Julitta, Christ God's rational ewe-lamb . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at Vespers at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "By His three-fold question: Peter lovest thou Me? . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John-Recovery of Relics, 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 Recovery of the Relics of Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries, June 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Apolytikion

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

This Apolytikion is sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Ye hosts of the Fathers of Mount Athos gather today . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "God, Who aforetime sent down the Archangel Gabriel . . . ."

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of Canon 2

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Full 9th Ode of both Canons

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Full 9th of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "O thou who without experience of corruption . . . Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/3/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canons 1 & 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of both Canons of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He Who quencheth wars with a lofty arm . . . He once slow of tongue, in divine darkness covered . . . ." in alternating fashion.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 6/8/2020.

Pentecost, Katavasia of Canon 2 (Ode 9)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost, Katavasiae of Canon 2 (Odes 1-8)

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 of the 2nd Canon of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "He once slow of tongue in divine darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Ascension, Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

 This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode of both Canons of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord.   "Rejoice, O holy Queen, boast of virgins and mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notations.

Ascension, Katavasiae of the 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 from the 2nd Canon for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, and also for Pentecost Sunday and Holy Spirit Monday.  "He once slow of tongue, in divind darkness covered . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

Ascension, 9th Ode of the Canon (Full-Double Canon)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Full Ninth Ode of the Feast of Ascension, Both Canons.  "O thou who art God's Mother . . . Beholding the ascent of the Master . . . Rejoice, O Queen . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/28/2020.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief - Tone 4)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

This is the brief version of "O Lord, I have cried unto thee" in Tone 4, which may be sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantne version will be added when it is available.)

Mid-Pentecost, Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

This is the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) sung for Mid-Pentecost.  "Having been enlightened by the Resurrection of Christ . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/12/2020.

Palm Sunday, 2nd Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung on Palm Sunday.  "As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Western notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Western notation only.

Palm Sunday Matins, Complete Byzantine notation

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the complete service for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Prokeimenon, Troparia after Psalm 50, Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 & Ode 9, Praises and Glory/Both now at the Praises.  It is in Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/7/2020.

Palm Sunday Liturgy, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung at the Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 8-The Praises

This is the music for the Praises sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . O Lord, the very great multitude strewed their garments in the way . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 7-Katavasiae (Odes 1-8 & 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 Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "The springs of the abyss were seen to be utterly dried up . . . God is the Lord and hath appeared unto us . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Update 4/12/2020.

Palm Sunday Matins, 5-Prokeimenon

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

 This is the Prokeimenon sung at Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Palm Sunday Matins, 3-Second Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 2nd Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Thou dost mystically shed tears . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Ye peoples and ye nations . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Palm Sunday Matins, 2-First Kathisma

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for the 1st Sessional Hymn (Kathisma) for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Cleansed within in mind and soul . . . ."  Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "Lazarus the four days dead . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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