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Byzantine Tone 4

Palm Sunday Matins, 1-God is the Lord & Apolytikia

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the music for God is the Lord & the 2 Apolytikia for Palm Sunday Matins (Orthros).  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . As by baptism we were buried with Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/7/2020.

O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions-Tones 1-8)

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O Lord, I have cried (Brief versions)

These are the quick, brief versions of "O Lord, I have cried," in all 8 tones, sung at Daily Vespers.  (The Byzantine versions will be added when they are finished.) Updated 5/20/2020.  (For recordings of each tone, go to each tone itself listed in this Group.)

Theotokion, Thou Who Heldest Within Thy Womb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou who heldest within thy womb God . . . ."  Updated 3/1/2020.

Hesychios the Senator, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera sung for the Martyr Hesychios the Senator, March 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Right renowned for thy way of life . . . ."

Theotokion, That Most Excellent Medicine

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "That most excellent medicine of repentance . . . ."

Theotokion, Carelessly Reclining in the Bed of Languor

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Carelessly reclining in the bed of languor and heedlessness . . . ."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing Christ, The Friend of Man

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Seeing Christ, the Friend of man, raised up and crucified . . . ."  Updated 2/26/2020.

Onesimos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Onesimos of the Seventy, February 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Those unspeakable words of Paul who, while even yet on the earth  . . . ."

Agatha of Palermo, 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 Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst keep thy body wholly incorrupt . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, 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 Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through activity and divine contemplation raised up to God . . . ."

Theotokion, We Know The Word of the Father

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Wednesday Vespers, and Thursday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone/Mode 4.  "We know the Word of the Father, even Christ our God . . . ."

Clement of Ancyra, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd.  "Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Agathangelos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Martyr Agathangelos, January 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With good tidings wast thou made rich . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Striving for the blessedness that far surpasseth the mind of man . . . ."

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, 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 Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit's great and sacred vessel didst thou become . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "As the husbandry tilled by Christ . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Praises at Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Safe beneath thy pastoral care . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Apolytikion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

This is the Apolytikion for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th.  "O wonderworker living in Christ for ever . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, 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 Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, October 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Noble-minded Nazarius, great and mighty Protasius . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, At the Litia (Tone 4)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is one of the hymns (Tone 4) sung at the Litia (before the Artoklasia at Vespers) for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "The will of the Lord was fulfilled in thee . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."

Artemius at Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch, October 20th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Shining brightly in heart and mind with celestial enlightenment . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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