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Byzantine Tone 4

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9. Prosomoia, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Beaming like a brilliant sun . . . ."

Cyprian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion for St. Cyprian, October 2.

Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When the chrism of priestly rank and the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated typos & accidentals, and isson, 7/28/18. (New link as well.)

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Cyrus & John-Holy Unmercenaries, 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 Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O ye athletes most valorous . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, January 2nd-5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us piously fill the air . . . ."  Updated 11/28/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."  Updated 7/31/19 with corrected Byzantine notation.

Elisha (Elisseus), Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This troparion is sung on June 14.  It is also the same troparion sung on July 20 for St. Elias.  "The incarnate Angel, and the Prophets' summit and boast . . . ."  Updated 11/10/19.

God is the Lord-Tone 4/Fourth Mode

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God is the Lord

This is the music and audio for the new "God is the Lord" in Western and Byzantine Notation.  Click on "Listen" to hear it chanted.

Forefeast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

Special melody for the Kontakion sung on February 1st.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "On this day in purest thought . . . ."  UPDATED, 1/23/15.

Antiochian Village Camp, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is a harmonized version of the old camp version from Antiochian Village.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "River Jordan was turned back . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Reception of a Bishop

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This is the Heirmos of the 9th Ode of Palm Sunday, and is to be sung as the bishop is entering into the church, after the litany is done in the back of the church.  Rubrics are listed.  Updated 4/13/19.

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God the Lord hath appeared to us; The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom; Megalynarion for Palm Sunday; Reception of a Bishop

George, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Byzantine chant version. Feast day is April 23rd.  "Since thou art a liberator . . . ."  Updated 3/29/17.

Anthony the Great, Apolytikion

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

The Apolytikion sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th.  "Thou didst become like the zealous Elijah (Elias) in his condition . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th for the Feast of St. Nicholas.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."   Updated 9/27/17.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

The response "Most Holy Theotokos, save us" in Tone 4, and the two responses: "Hail, O Bride..." and "Alleluia" in Tone 8, Key of C.  UPDATED 2/14/18.

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Most Holy Theotokos save us; Akathist; Akathistos; Salutations; Canon and oikos refrains for the Akathist

Andrew-Apostle, Troparion of

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

Feast Day is November 30th. (The ison may be held on the G all the way through, or followed as a movable ison, as written.)  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Feast day is February 24th.  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."  Updated 11/10/19,

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