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Byzantine Tone 4

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.

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 . . . ."

Theotokion, On seeing Thine unjust slaughter

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross, sung in Great Compline on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, and Great & Holy Monday & Tuesday, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "On seeing Thine unjust slaughter, O Christ . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Cyril of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Our Father among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Prosomoion" As one valiant."  "Thou hast risen up as a star . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst show forth increase in ascetic feats . . . ."

Martinian of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Martinian of Palestine, February 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Having chose hardships and ascetic struggles . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Meletios the Great-Archbishop of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

For Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As is written, O blessed man, thou didst meditate day and night . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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, Apolytikion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th.  "Be glad, O barren one . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This is the Kontakion of the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jordan River . . . ."

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