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Presanctified Liturgy, 24a O Taste and See

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This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is in E-minor, and sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 21 Litany of Supplication

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This Litany of Supplication used in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts after the 1st Prayer of St. Ephraim.  Parts of it may also be used for the Great Litany and other litanies as well.

Presanctified Liturgy, 20b Now the Powers of Heaven

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This is sung as the "Cherubic Hymn" at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Liturgy.  "Now the powers of heaven . . . ."  The audio is a Slavonic version.

 

Presanctified Liturgy, 20a Now the Powers of Heaven

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This is the "Cherubic Hymn" sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts: "Now the powers of heaven . . . ."  The audio is from the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends. 

Presanctified Liturgy, 16a Let My Prayer Arise

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Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  In the Russian tradition, the choir sings the Refrain and the verses, without the Glory/Both now, as it is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 09b Let My Prayer Arise

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Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 09a Let My Prayer Arise

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Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  During the First Week of Lent, there is a tradtion to sing this in Tone 6 instead of Tone 5, sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Presanctified Liturgy, 05 Let My Prayer Arise

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Following the OT readings in the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, we sing this Refrain following each of the verses chanted by the priest: "Let my prayer arise in thy sight as incense . . . ."  It is sung here by the choir at St. George Cathedral, Wichita, KS.

Presanctified Liturgy, 03 Litany of Peace

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This is the Litany at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  The audio is the Byzantine version, as sung by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.  For the choral audio, please see the Litany of Supplication below.

Presanctified Liturgy, 02 Beatitudes (Typika)

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Before Presanctified begins, after the 9th Hour, we pray the Typika service, which begins with the Beatitudes, "In thy kingdom remember us, O Lord . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, 01 Troparion of the 9th Hour

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Before Presanctified begins, we pray the 9th Hour and sing this Troparion:  "Thou who at the ninth hour . . . ."  It is sung here by the St. John the Divine Choir from the Diocese of Los Angeles & friends.

Presanctified Liturgy, A History of

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This is a short history of the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 3rd Stasis

This is the 3rd Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 36 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 2nd Stasis

This is the 2nd Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 23 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

Lamentations from Holy Saturday Matins, 1st Stasis

This is the 1st Stasis of the Lamentations sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins.  They are written as single verses, with the first one also in Arabic phonetics, using HTM translation and the music from Chadi Karam.  There are 18 verses total, including the Glory, Both now, and repeat at the end.

In Thee Rejoices

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This hymn is sung during the Divine Liturgy on the Sundays in Lent, on January 1st, and on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday, all for the Liturgy of St. Basil.  "In thee rejoices, O thou who art full of grace, every created being . . . ."  (All creation rejoiceth.)

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 3 stichera sung (first one repeated for 4) on Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, after the ones for the Resurrection.  "Today hath Hades groaned, crying . . . ."

Holy Saturday Matins-Complete-Western notation

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Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service)

This is the complete service for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday night.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Evlogetaria of the Resurrection (long & short versions), Praises, Glory/Both now at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger." It is in Western notation.  Updated 4/30/2021.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 9-Give Me This Stranger

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This hymn is sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), either during or after the procession with the Epitaphios.  "When he saw that the sun had hidden its rays . . . ."  Updated 4/30/2021.

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

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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.  Updated 3/18/2020.

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

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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.  Updated 3/18/2020.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 6-Praises

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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.  Updated 3/18/2020.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 5-Evlogetaria

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These are the long version and the short version of the Evlogetaria of the Resurrection sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service).  "Blessed art thou, O Lord . . . The assembly of angels was amaed to see Thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 4/6/2023.

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

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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 3/17/2020.

Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation Service), 2-Kathismata

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These are the two Kathismata sung on Holy Friday night for Holy Saturday Matins (Lamentation service), Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Joseph asked Thy worshipful Body from Pilate . . . The Angel choirs were awestruck to see . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/17/2020.

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