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Byzantine Tone 6

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

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

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Thou Who hast been well pleased to recline today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Jan 5)

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Praises

These are sung as the Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, and are also sung as the Praises when January 5th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/11/19.

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

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung for the Forefeast of Theophany on January 2nd, as well as on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany), January 2-5.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 4th.  "Christ the truth cometh down towards the Jordan . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Stephen the New, 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-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Being wholly set apart . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Litia / Sunday after Christmas, Both now at the Aposticha & After-Feast

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both Now (Second Doxastikon) at the Litia for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  It is also used as the Both now of the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26-31, as well as its After-Feast.  "Today all the Angels in Heaven exchange glad tidings and rejoice . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "From Christ our God didst thou receive . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As that fiery preacher John cried out proclaiming repentance . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 11th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration on August 11th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "In mercy, Thou, O Christ, didst form the first man Adam . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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