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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wretch that I am, I disobeyed Thy bidding . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou we were driven from our home of Paradise . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "After taking me as dust out of the earth . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on The Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Lord, as I now bring to mind . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Behold, the day foretold doth come . . . I tremble sore considering . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "When Thou art about to come to execute righteous judgment . . . ."

Lenten Triodion, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises for the Departed (Tone 2)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the Departed, taken from the Martyrica in the appendix of the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou, by Thine own life-engend'ring death . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "O all ye brethren, come before the end . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These 3 are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou Who, as God, hast power . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Savior, as the Friend of man . . . O Mary, Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This is the Glory sung at the Praises on Cheese Fare Sunday, the Sunday of Forgiveness.  "The time cometh for us to begin our spiritual contests . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/9/2021, ver 4.  Click "Listen" to hear it being chanted by Chadi Karam. 

Cheese Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

The Kontakion for the fourth Sunday before Lent.   "O Thou Guide unto wisdom . . . ."

Meat Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

The Kontakion for the third Sunday before Lent.  "When Thou, O God, wilt come to earth with glory . . . ."

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.

Saturday of Souls, Apolytikion & Theotokion

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Saturday of Souls

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) and Theotokion for the services on Saturday of the Souls, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. "O only Creator . . . (O thou who by the depth . . .),"  and "We have verily accepted thee . . . (Thee do we have as a wall . . .).

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

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

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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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

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 . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This is the Glory to be sung at the Aposticha on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam for eating was driven from Paradise . . ."  Updated 3/8/2022.

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

This is the Glory to be sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "Verily, Adam sat opposite paradise . . ."  Updated 3/8/2022.

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasia Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "Verily, the Nativity is ineffable ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Katavasiae

These Katabasiae are from Odes 1-8 of the Canon of Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "A help and refuge ..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon & Theotokion (Glory-Both now) at the Praises

This is the Glory at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 1/First Mode, "Let us go before, O brethren . . . Most blessed art thou . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, "I picture that day and that hour..." and Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Verily, Daniel the Prophet..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "Woe to thee, O darkened soul..."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, "When the thrones are placed..."

Saturday of Souls, Communion Hymn

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Saturday of Souls

This Communion Hymn is sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, for the departed, "Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen, O Lord..."

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