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Displaying All Music with Keyword: Akathist Hymn
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Title & Description Keywords
Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

These are the Odes to sing for the Canon of the Akathist Hymn (Service), Tone/Mode 4.  The music is by Basil Crow using the text from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.  "I shall open my mouth to chant and with the Spirit shall I be filled."

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

The response "Most Holy Theotokos, save us" in Tone 4, and the two responses: "Hail, O Bride..." and "Alleluia" in Tone 8, Key of C.  UPDATED 2/14/18.

At The Beauty

Final Troparion for Akathist Service.  "At the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

Awed By Thy Beauty

Concluding Troparion for the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Awed by the beauty of thy virginity . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "Verily I, thy servant, O Theotokos . . . ."

Kontakion of Annunciation

Sung on March 25, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service).  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Kontakion of the Annunciation [Listen]

Kontakion sung on March 25th, and during the Akathist Hymn (Service) - "To Thee The Champion Leader": Standard Archdiocese Version

Kontakion of the Annunciation-Arabic

This version has the English transliteration to sing this in Arabic. Sung also at the Akathist service. Updated 3/9/09 with ison. "Inni ana abdouki . . . ."

Awed by the beauty of thy virginity

Theotokion of the first kathisma of Mode III Resurrectional Matins. Also sung at the end of the Salutations to the Theotokos service on Fridays of Great Lent.

Annunciation (choral), Kontakion

Sung on March 25th, the initial Sundays in Lent, and at the Akathist Hymn (Service).

Peter & Paul, Akathist

Akathist service sung on June 29th, by Basil Kazan, taken from the text of the Menaion from St. John of Kronstadt Monastery.

Rejoice, O Bride & Alleluia

For the Akathist Service

Akathist Hymn (Service), Troparion

This Troparion is sung on the 5th Friday of Great Lent - "With mystic apprehension..."

Troparion of the 5th Saturday of Lent

Sung on the 5th Saturday of Great Lent, as well as at the Akathist on the 5th Friday only.  "With mystic apprehension . . . ."