Orthodox Hymnography

Below you will find hymns of the Orthodox Church for various services!

Lord, have mercy

This is the normal version sung by our choir: Lord, have mercy - 1
This is a group of versions that we use for the various parts of Matins/Orthros and Vespers: Lord, have mercy - 2 (group)
This is a simplified "Lord, Have Mercy" in Korean (using Latin Character Phonetics): Byzantine Notation and Western Notation

Weddings

"Glory to Thee, our God, glory to Thee!" in Korean (using both Latin Phonetics and Korean Characters): Byzantine Notation and Western Notation

Troparia of Repentence

Penetential Troparia - Found in the Small Paraklesis, Great Paraklesis, Great Compline, and Unction Service.

Liturgy

This is a setting of the Beatitudes, adapted from the Romanian manuscript of I. Popescu-Pasărea: The Beatitudes
While the Beatitudes are not normally sung in this fashion in Orthodox Churches of the Byzantine tradition, Orthodox Churches of Slavic origin do use them in this context.

Vespers

Lord, I have cried

O Lord, I have cried - Tone 1 (from Dhi) - This version of "O Lord, I have cried" is adapted from Simona Petras Monastery, and is primarily used for Tone 1 prosomoia (slow or fast) that revolve around Pa and Dhi; in particular, this melody is often used for the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God which has Tone 1 "O Strange Wonder" as its first prosomoia. "From Dhi" means that the prosomoia's starting indicator (martyria) is Dhi, and therefore the verse that preceeds it should end on Dhi.

Below are some Verses and Stichera from Vespers. The text for the Psalm Verses are taken from the Antiochian Village Camp Book, and the texts for the Ressurectional Stichera at "Lord, I have cried" are from the Nassar Translation.
The Resurrectional Stichera are composed anew, along with the verses (although, the Verses are slightly based on those of the Anastasimatarion of Ioannis Protopsaltis 1905 and the Romanian Anastasimatar from Neamts Monastery 1943).
Any comments are welcome.

Psalm Verses at "Lord, I have cried" Resurrectional Stichera at "Lord, I have cried"
Tone 1 PDF PDF
Tone 2 PDF PDF
Tone 3 PDF N/A
Tone 4 PDF N/A
Tone 5 PDF N/A
Tone 6 PDF N/A
Tone 7 PDF N/A
Tone 8 PDF N/A

Matins

Praises

Tone 2 - Resurrectional Praise #3

Doxologies

Triple Meter Doxology - Tone Plagal 2 (adapted from Simona Petras Monastery)

Katavasias of the year


Katavasias of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ
Katavasias of the Cross
Katavasias of the Theotokos

Octoechos (Book of Eight Tones)

Tone 2

Sunday/Monday Evening Vespers - Aposticha of Compunction and Martyrikon

Tone Plagal 4

Wednesday Vespers - Aposticha Martyrikon

Menaion

Some hymns from the Menaion.
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September
1 Church New Year. St. Symeon the Stylite Prosomoia for St. Symeon at "Lord, I have cried"
8 Nativity of the Theotokos Vespers (incomplete)
20 St. Eustathios Aposticha Glory - Vespers
24 St. Thekla Vespers (Incomplete)
October
30 Sts. Zenobius and Zenobia Kontakion
November
6 St. Paul the Confessor Kontakion
13 St. John Chrysostom Vespers Doxastica
15 Sts. Guria, Shamuna, and Habib "Lord, I have cried" Doxasticon
20 Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos "Lord, I have cried" Doxasticon
21 Entrance of the Theotokos "Lord, I have cried" Prosomoia
December
4 Sts. Barbara and John of Damascus St. John of Damascus Prosomoia (after Balamand)
11-17 Sunday of the Holy Forefathers Vespers (incomplete)
11 St. Daniel the Stylite Kontakion
16 Prophet Haggai Kontakion
20 St. Ignatius Forefeast Stichera 3
18-24 Sunday before Nativity Vespers Prosomoia
Litya Glory
Aposticha Doxasticon
24 Eve of the Nativity Eve Aposticha 3
25 Nativity of Christ
Royal Hours 1st hour - Idiomelon #2
1st hour Glory
3rd hour - Idiomelon #1
3rd hour Glory
6th hour Glory
Matins Apolytikion
Kathisma Hymns
Exapostilarion
27 St. Stephen Vesperal Glory (at Lord, I have cried)
January
2-5 Sunday before Theophany Vespers
2 Forefeast of Theophany Vespers Glory; both now. and Another Version
Matins Aposticha Glory; both now.
4 Forefeast of Theophany Vespers Aposticha Glory; both now. and Another Version
6 Theophany of Christ Apolytikion
7 Synaxis of St. John Vespers Glory
11 St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch Vespers Prosomoia
18 St. Athanasius the Great Vespers Glory
February
2 Presentation of Christ
Matins Megalynaria Poems
9th Ode of Canon

(They are in a weird order that we used for a concert)
March
6 42 Martyrs Vespers Prosomoia (and Slow Prosomoia)
16 St. Sabine the Martyr Vespers Prosomoia
April
27 St. Symeon, Kinsman of the Lord Vespers Prosomoia
May
1 Prophet Jeremiah Vespers Prosomoia
June
July
2 The Deposition of the Sash… Aposticha Glory
22 St. Mary Magdalene Lord, I have cried - Glory
27 St. Panteleimon Aposticha Glory - Vespers
August
5 Forefeast of Transfiguration LIHC - Glory; both now
6 Transfiguration Liti - Glory
15 Dormition of the Theotokos
Vespers O Lord, I have cried - Tone 1 (from Dhi)
"Lord, I have cried" Prosomoia
8-tone Glory
Litya #2
Litya - Both now
Matins Evlogitaria of the Theotokos
Miscellaneous
Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon from Hawaii Apolytikion

Lenten Triodion


General Lenten Services
The Akathist Hymn Canon of the Akathist (v. 1.1) - adapted from Simonas Petras (Listen to a recording)
Refrains for the Canon
Akathist Refrains (complex)
Akathist Refrains (simple)
Kontakion of Annunciation
Great Compline (for the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete) Penetential Troparia
More to come.
Lenten Hours Troparia of the 1st, 3rd, and 6th Hours
Lenten Vespers Dismissal Hymns (Anitiochian Trans.)


Services of the days of the Triodion Recordings
Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee Vespers
(missing Litya)
Publican and the Pharisee - Vespers
Sunday of the Prodigal Son Vespers
(incomplete)
Prodigal Son - Vespers
Sunday of the Last Judgement (Meat-fare) Adapted Stichera Model Melodies
(rough)

Stichera Glory
Cheese Week
Monday of Cheeseweek N/A
Tuesday of Cheeseweek N/A
Wednesday of Cheeseweek N/A
Thursday of Cheeseweek Vespers
(Wed. Evening)
Friday of Cheeseweek N/A
Saturday of Cheeseweek N/A
Sunday of the Expulsion from Paradise (Cheese-fare) N/A
Stichera of Repentence (for Sunday Evening Vespers) Tone 1
Tone 2
Tone 3 (very rough draft)
Tone 4
Tone Pl. 1
Tone Pl. 2
Grave Tone
Tone Pl. 4 (Incomplete)
1st Week
1st Monday of Great Lent (Clean Monday) Soon...
Forgivness Vespers
(Sun. Evening)
1st Tuesday of Great Lent N/A
1st Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
1st Thursday of Great Lent Stichera at "Lord, I have cried"
(Wed. Evening)
1st Friday of Great Lent N/A
1st Saturday of Great Lent N/A
1st Sunday of Great Lent (Orthodoxy Sunday) Dismissal Hymn (Antiochian Trans.)
Katavasias
2nd Week
2nd Monday of Great Lent Vespers (Chanted on Sunday Evening)
2nd Tuesday of Great Lent N/A
2nd Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
2nd Thursday of Great Lent Stichera at "Lord, I have cried"
(Wed. Evening)
2nd Friday of Great Lent N/A
2nd Saturday of Great Lent N/A
2nd Sunday of Great Lent (St. Gregory Palamas) "Lord, I have cried" Doxasticon
3rd Week
3rd Monday of Great Lent N/A
3rd Tuesday of Great Lent Vespers (Mon. Evening)
3rd Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
3rd Thursday of Great Lent Idiomelon at "Lord, I have cried"
(Wed. Evening)
3rd Friday of Great Lent N/A
3rd Saturday of Great Lent N/A
3rd Sunday of Great Lent (Veneration of the Cross) Vespers Doxastica
4th Week
4th Monday of Great Lent Vespers
(Aposticha is a very rough draft)
(Sun. Evening)
4th Tuesday of Great Lent N/A
4th Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
4th Thursday of Great Lent Theotokion at "Lord, I have cried"
(Wed. Evening)
4th Friday of Great Lent N/A
4th Saturday of Great Lent N/A
4th Sunday of Great Lent (St. John Climacus) N/A
5th Week
5th Monday of Great Lent N/A
5th Tuesday of Great Lent N/A
5th Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
5th Thursday of Great Lent Martyrikon
3rd Prosomoia (un-metered)
5th Friday of Great Lent N/A
5th Saturday of Great Lent N/A
5th Sunday of Great Lent (St. Mary of Egypt) Vespers Doxastica
6th Week
6th Monday of Great Lent N/A
6th Tuesday of Great Lent N/A
6th Wednesday of Great Lent N/A
6th Thursday of Great Lent N/A
6th Friday of Great Lent N/A
Lazarus Saturday Matins (full)
(rough in spots)
Palm Sunday N/A

Holy Week

NOTE!! For the most up-to-date hymns from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery, please visit: sgpm.goarch.org

Service Antiochian Text OCA Text
Holy Monday Bridegroom Matins (chanted on Sunday Evening) PDF Alleluiarion - Behold, the bridegroom
Exapostilarion - Thy Bridal Chamber
Holy Tuesday Bridegroom Matins (chanted on Monday Evening) PDF Alleluiarion - Behold, the bridegroom
Exapostilarion - Thy Bridal Chamber
Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins (chanted on Tuesday Evening) PDF Alleluiarion - Behold, the bridegroom
Exapostilarion - Thy Bridal Chamber
Holy Unction (chanted on Wednesday Evening) PDF Exapostilarion - Thy Bridal Chamber
Holy Thursday Vesperal Liturgy (chanted on Thursday morning) PDF
Holy Friday Bridegroom Matins (chanted on Thursday Evening) PDF (with some from SGPM) Dismissal Hymn
Antiphons 1 - 12, 15
Holy Friday Hours (chanted on Friday Morning) PDF
Holy Friday Vespers (chanted on Friday Afternoon) PDF (with some from SGPM)
Holy Saturday Bridegroom Matins - Lamentations (chanted on Friday Evening) PDF (with some from SGPM)
Paschal Vesperal Liturgy (chanted on Saturday Morning) Part 1 (mix of ours and St. Anthony's)
Part 2 (all from St. Anthony's Monastery)
Holy Pascha (Nocturns, Rush Service, and Matins) Come, Receive the Light
Canon w/Katavasias
Exapostaleirion
The Paschal Stichera and Doxasticon
Christ is Risen - Brief
Paschal Doxasticon

Pascha - The Resurrection of our Lord, and Saviour, Jesus Christ

Forgive us for any mistakes, both in melody and orthography.
Paschal Canon w/Katavasias
The Paschal Stichera and Doxasticon
Christ is Risen - Brief (OCA Text)
Paschal Doxasticon (OCA Text)

Pentecostarion

Vespers
Thomas Sunday PDF
Sunday of the Myrrhbearers Litya 1 & 2
Aposticha Doxasticon (very rough)
Vespers on Sunday Evening
Sunday of the Paralytic Vespers Stichera (the 1st is incorrectly written Brief)
Vespers Glory
Mid-Pentecost PDF (Incomplete)
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman N/A
Sunday of the Blind Man N/A
Ascension of the Lord N/A
Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council N/A
Holy Pentecost N/A
Sunday of All Saints PDF (Incomplete)