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Byzantine Tone 4

Ascension, Apolytikion (choral)

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

The Apolytikion (Troparion) of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, choral version.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

Ascension, Apolytikion

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Thou hast ascended in glory, O Christ our God . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Litany of Fervent Supplication (simple chant)

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Litanies

This Litany of Fervent Supplication includes the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4 sung at the Village (in many languages), the Traditional Tone 5 used in the Artoklasia (English, Arabic, & Greek), and the simple Tone 8.

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 5/4/17.

Pascha, Hypakoe

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

This Hypakoe is taken from St. Anthony's Monastery website.  "They who were with Mary . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Prokeimenon at Orthros

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on Thomas Sunday (New Sunday).  "Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem . . . ."

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha of Great Vespers

This Glory is sung at the Aposticha of Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr.  "Let us, brethren, extol spiritually . . . ."

George, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.

Palm Sunday, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "God is the Lord and hath appeared to us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, choral)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Second Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Buried with Thee through Baptism, O Christ our God . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Katabasiae (Odes 1-9)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the Katabasiae of the Canon (Odes 1-9) for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Verily, the springs of the deep appeared dry . . . God the Lord hath appeared unto us . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Out of the mouths of infants and of sucklings Thou hast perfected praise."

Palm Sunday, Apolytikion (2nd, chant)

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the 2nd Apolytikion (Troparion) sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  (The 1st is labeled for Lazarus Saturday.)  "O Christ God, when we were buried with thee in Baptism . . . ."

Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

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."

Lent-5th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Glory is sung at "O Lord I have cried" on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Tone/Mode 4.  "The power of thy Cross, O Christ, hath done wonders . . . ."  Updated 3/27/17.

Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyr

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Aposticha & Glory/Both now at Vespers

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

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