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Byzantine Tone 6

Saturday of Souls, Aposticha at Orthros

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Saturday of Souls

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

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Saturday of Souls

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Kontakion (chant)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The music is in both Western & Byzantine notation.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ." 

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Ascension, Kontakion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This Kontakion is sung at the Liturgy on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "When Thou didst fulfill Thy dispensation for our sakes . . . ."

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This Glory is sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Thou hast walked according to thy name, O George . . . ."  (Thou hast lived worthily of thy name . . .)

Come Ye Take Light, To Thy Resurrection (chant)

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These two hymns are chanted at the beginning of the Rush Procession, as the priest comes out with the lighted candle, and the people receive the light and begin to process outside.  "Come ye, take light from the Light . . . To Thy Resurrection, O Christ our Savior . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Kontakion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Kontakion sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Christ our God, Who in heaven dost rest upon Thy throne . . . ."  ("Upborne upon the heavenly throne . . . .")

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, Troparia after Psalm 50

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros (Matins).  "Today Christ entereth into the Holy City . . . Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Aposticha and Doxa (Glory) at Great Vespers

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice and be happy, O city of Zion . . . ." and "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Rejoice, O Bethany

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This hymn is sung on Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday.  "Rejoice, O Bethany.  On this day God came to thee . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."  Updated 3/26/19.

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."  Updated 2/21/19.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

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

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."  Updated 2/27/19.

Lent-2nd Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Thou didst shine forth, O Christ . . . ."

Lent-2nd 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 Second Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O thrice-blessed, righteous, and most holy Father . . . ."

Let My Prayer Arise (chant)

There are two versions here:  one in Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode (for the first week of Lent and Holy Week), and the second in Tone 5/Plagal First Mode (for the rest of Lent).

Lent-1st Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at the Praises on the First Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Moses received the law in a period of abstinence . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

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.

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This Glory & Both now are sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "The time cometh which is the beginning of spiritual struggles . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Katavasiae

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon for Odes 1-9 on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  (The same are used on the Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican.)  "When Israel walked on foot . . ."

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