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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Praises at Orthros for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Safe beneath thy pastoral care . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "I behold thy bridal chamber,"  "Today is illumined by the great brilliance . . . ," and Prosomoion "O ye Apostles,"  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kontakion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Kontakion for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Today the memory of blessed Raphael hath shone on us . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival dawns upon the whole world . . . ."  Updated 10/12/18.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These stichera are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (choral)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the choral version of the Exaposteilarion sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Bridegroom Matins, Exaposteilarion (chant)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung at the Bridegroom Matins served on Palm Sunday evening, Holy Monday & Tuesday evening.  "I behold Thy bridal-chamber richly adorned . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) in the Divine Liturgy for the Presentaton of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Virgin Theotokos . . . O faithful, let us magnify . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Apolytikion

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

His Feast Day is November 13th and January 27th.  This is the official version sung by SOYO in conjunction with their initial prayer service.  This may also be sung after his Paschal Homily is read.  "Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon . . . ."

Alleluias during Lent

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These are the Alleluias sung during Lenten Orthros (Matins) in all 8 tones. (Updated 3-10-16)

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Alleluia; Orthros; Lent

It Is Truly Meet

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This arrangement of 'It is truly meet' was chanted by the Archangel Gabriel when he first revealed this hymn
near Karyes on the Holy Mountain in the year 982. 'Greater in honor' was composed by St. Ephrem the Syrian (4th c.).

Rich men have turned poor

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This hymn is sung at toward the end of the Artoklasia service (blessing of the 5 loaves), usually a part of Vespers, after the Litya, for special feasts and saints' days.

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Rich men have turned poor and gone hungry; Vespers; Festal Vespers; Artoklasia

Raphael, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

The Feast Day for St. Raphael of Brooklyn is the first Saturday of November. Prosomoion "On this day the Virgin." "Today the memory of blessed Raphael . . . ."

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 3/21/18.

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Music for Thursday of the first week of Lent. Corrected 3/4/17.

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Thursday

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Music for Wednesday of the first week of Lent. Updated 3/4/17.

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Wednesday

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Music for Tuesday of the first week of Lent

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Tuesday

Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Music for Monday of the first week of Lent

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He is my helper and protector; Great Compline; Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Monday

Pre-Communion Psalms

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Psalms

These 3 Psalms (22, 23, & 115 LXX) may be sung before or during Communion.

A Good Word

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Selected verses from Psalm 44, sung as the Polyeleos for Marian feasts.  Click on the MIDI file (Listen) to hear how it sounds.

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A Good Word; Matins; Marian Feasts; Annunciation; Nativity of the Theotokos; Dormition of the Theotokos; Entrance of the Virgin in the Temple; Synaxis of the Theotokos; Protecting Veil of the Theotokos

Arise, O God

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Sung at the Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Saturday morning

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Arise O God; Divine Liturgy of St. Basil; Holy Saturday

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Apolytikion

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Apolytikion of St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Rejoice, O Father Raphael, adornment of the holy Church . . . ."

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