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Byzantine Tone 6

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Song of the Three Youths

This refrain is sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning after the 15th Old Testament Reading.  "Praise the Lord, and exalt Him more and more unto all the ages."

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Byzantine notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 5/13/19.

Pascha-Midnight Office & Matins, Complete service (Western notation)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This is the complete set of music for the Midnight Office and Matins on Pascha night, Western notation only.

Theotokion, O unspotted, undefiled, all-holy Maid

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion used during Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O unspotted, undefiled, all-holy Maid Ever-virgin . . . ."

John-Disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, 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 John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, April 18th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Guided by the fear of God, O righteous Father . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 8-Great Doxology

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the Great Doxology sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  It is in triple-meter.  "Glory to Thee Who hast shown forth the light . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 7-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Glory & Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Glory . . . Great Moses mystically prefigured this day . . . Both now . . . Most blessed art thou, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These Praises are sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Today the grave holdeth Him Who holdeth creation in the palm of His hand . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 3-The Canon

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

These are the Hiermoi, troparia & Katavasia for each Ode of the Canon sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "He that once had hidden beneath the sea's waves . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/23/19.

Prokeimenon-Triodion, Let Israel hope in the Lord

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is from the Lenten Triodion season:  "Let Israel hope in the Lord, henceforth and forevermore."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Why, O Baptist John, dost thou doubt the dispensation . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Doxastika (Glory & Both now) at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Glory & Both now for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Minist'ring with trembling and fear unto his Master . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O earth, and all things on the earth . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This is only the Both now sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th.  "God the Word appeared in the flesh . . . ."

Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion, I alone am caught in sin / What a sword pierced through my heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion from the Menaion:  "I alone am caught in sin . . . ."  & "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Varos the Martyr, 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 Martyr Varos, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Having seen the contests of the right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Thy children praise thee, O equal-to-the-Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Let us, the assembly of believers, celebrate today . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

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