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Byzantine Tone 4

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katavasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the Katavasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

These are the Odes to sing for the Canon of the Akathist Hymn (Service), Tone/Mode 4.  The music is by Basil Crow using the text from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.  "I shall open my mouth to chant and with the Spirit shall I be filled."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "The power of thy Cross, O Christ, hath done wonders . . . ."  Updated 3/27/17.

Matrona of Thessalonica-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at the Aposticha & Glory/Both

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

Holy Fathers Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday, Doxatikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This "Glory/Both now" is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on the Third Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "O Lord, who didst support in war the all-humble David . . . ."  Updated 4/2/19.

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

These Katabasiae of the Canon are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "Old Israel having passed through the depth . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Memorial Service

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Saturday of Souls

This Memorial Service is specifically for the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, in Tones 3, 4 & 6; Modes 3, 4 & Plagal Second Mode.

Prokopios the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Prokopios the Confessor of Decapolis, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."  "Being made, O Prokopios, in the image of God Himself . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera and Glory at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the stichera and the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha on Forgiveness Sunday Evening, Tone/Mode 4.  "Thy grace hath risen . . ." and "The ranks of angels praise thee . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Stichera at the Praises sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the After-Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written Law . . . ."  Updted 1/23/2020.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, February 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written law . . . ."  Updated 1/22/19.

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

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