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Exaposteilarion of the Bridegroom Matins (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins on the first 3 days of Holy Week, as sung by Metropolitan Ilyas Kurban, in Arabic, with English phonetics. 

Behold the Bridegroom (Arabic version with English phonetics)

This is the Troparion sung on Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday & Tuesday night, during the Bridegroom Matins/Orthros, in Arabic with English phonetics. 

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete set of music for the Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil on Holy Saturday morning, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Friday Royal Hours, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete service of music for the Royal Hours as sung on Holy Friday morning, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Saturday Vespers, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the complete set of music for Vespers of Holy Saturday, as sung on Holy Friday afternoon, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Tuesday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Holy Monday night, Byzantine notation only.  Updated 4/11/2023.

Holy Monday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

This is the Complete service for Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), sung on Palm Sunday night, Byzantine notation only.

Holy Week-Bridegroom Matins (Orthros), Alleluia & Apolytikion

This is the Alleluia and Apolytikion sung on the first three nights of Holy Week: Palm Sunday night, Holy Monday night, & Holy Tuesday night, with all 3 endings for each night.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  Updated 4/6/2023.

Penitential Troparia (Troparia of Contrition)

These troparia are sung at various times during Lent and at the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  "Have mercy on us, O Lord ... O Lord, have mercy on us . . . Open unto us the door of thy compassion . . . ."

Holy Unction Service (Complete)

This is the complete set of music for the service of Holy Unction.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/21/2024.

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Apolytikia

These are the two apolytikia sung on Holy Friday afternoon at the Great Vespers for Great & Holy Saturday.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the stichera at the Aposticha at Great Vespers on Great & Holy Saturday (Holy Friday afternoon), The Original Melody "When he took thee."  "When he took Thee dead from off the Tree . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, Complete Service-Western notation

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the complete service for Holy Wednesday Orthros/Matins, sung on Holy Tuesday night, in WESTERN NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/6/2023.

Holy Wednesday Matins, Complete Service-Byzantine notation

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the complete service for Holy Wednesday Orthros/Matins, sung on Holy Tuesday night, in BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/6/2023.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 04 Exaposteilarion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Thy bridal chamber, O my Savior . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 05 Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Thee, the Son of the Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 03 The Triodion Canon

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Triodion Canon, Odes 3, 8 & 9, sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Upon the rock of faith . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 01 Alleluia & Apolytikion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Alleluia, with verses, and the Apolytikion of the Bridegroom sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in the middle of the night . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/2023.

Presanctified Liturgy, 26a I Will Bless The Lord (Psalm 33)

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the first 10 verses of Psalm 33, to be sung at the end of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, after "Blessed be the name of the Lord."  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  It is sung here by the choir of St. George Cathedral, Wichita, KS.

Presanctified Liturgy, 25a I Will Bless The Lord

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the Post-Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, Obihod Tone 8.  "I will bless the Lord at all times . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 24d O Taste and See

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

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