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1 Menaion September Third Edition, September, 2017

2 His Eminence The Most Reverend Metropolitan JOSEPH Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA Beloved in Christ: To all the Choir Directors, Choir Members, Chanters, and those who are interested in Church Music It is with thankfulness to God that we welcome this electronic version of the Kazan Menaion project thoroughly compiled and digitized by Mr. Christopher Holwey, the former chairman of the Department of Sacred Music. In this electronic, online version, many of the typos and mistakes have been corrected from the original printings. This platform will also make it very easy when modified and corrected translations are made by our Department of Translations as we work to bring uniformity to our texts and service books. Therefore, we wholeheartedly encourage all of our parishes to use this online version of the Kazan Menaion and check it regularly for updates. We are grateful to Mr. Christopher Holwey for the countless hours he spent on digitizing this project originally produced by the late protopsaltis, Mr.. Wishing you and your loved ones all of God s blessings, I remain, Your Father in Christ, +JOSEPH Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America Given at our headquarters in Englewood, New Jersey, this 8 th day of January, 2016 The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11: 26) 358 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 5238, Englewood, NJ (201) T (201) F

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6 The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America DEPARTMENT OF SACRED MUSIC Paul Jabara, Chairman guiding chanters, choirs and congregations to musical excellence in worship for the glory of God. December 17, 2015 The holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Children: Ananias, Azarias and Misael Greetings to you all in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! When I was appointed chairman of the Sacred Music Department in February, 2006, I saw that we had already type-set s Byzantine Vespers Project as he originally wrote it. Some of the accenting of the music was incorrect, but the ison was added, and we had a much cleaner copy of it all. I then began to proof and correct his Byzantine Matins Project, already type-set by +Michael Kargatis, with the opportunity to make sure the barring and accenting of the music and the ison were done properly, and that the text was according to the approved text from The Divine Prayers & Services by Nassar. This Project was completed and approved for use in The next Project our department took on was Kazan s Menaion, the music for many of the Feast Days of the Saints and the 9 fixed Major Feast Days of the Orthodox Church celebrated throughout the year, since we discovered back then that it was out of print. This has been a 5 year project, now completed at the end of The music presented here in each of the 12 months of the Menaion is basically the original music written by and Ray George, of blessed memory, but also corrected in the same manner as the Matins. In this updated, typeset edition of the Menaion, we have corrected the barring and accenting of the music, corrected the text according to Nassar, added various rubrics and instructions for the services according to the Typikon, added the names of the special melodies used for various stichera in Vespers and Matins, and added the ison to complete the style of Byzantine chant. The music presented here is to be used in conjunction with Kazan s Vespers and Matins Project, as well as Nassar. I am eternally grateful to Deborah Abraham for doing the initial type-setting of the Menaion back in 2007; to Michael Farrow and Emily Lowe for their role in proofing the final editions of each month; to Chadi Karam for helping me along the way with the correct ison; and to Paul Jabara, our current chairman, for allowing me to finish this Project. May God continue to bless you all as we sing His praises throughout the year, glorify His holy Name, honor His Saints and celebrate the Feast Days of the Holy Orthodox Church. Yours in Christ, Christopher Holwey

7 Ecclesiastical New Year - Menaion Troparion Pages September 1st - 6th Indiction, Theotokos and Righteous Simeon The Stylite Vespers - Menaion Pages 5-20 September 8th Nativity of our Lady After the Sunset Psalm recite "Blessed is the man ", three (3) Psalms only. Then on "O Lord, to thee have I cried " the Verses and Idiomelons are sung as on pages 5 through 11 of this book. Then "Glory and Both Now" followed by repeating Idiomelon 1 as on pages 12 through 13 of this book. Now the readings as on pages 284 through 286 in the "Divine Prayers & Services" by Nassar. Follow Vespers as in the Vesper Service Book to the Aposticha. Then sing the Aposticha in Tone 4 as on pages 14 through 17 of this book. Then sing the "Glory and Both Now" in Tone 8 followed by the Doxastikon as on pages 17 through 19 of this book. Then sing the Troparion of the Feast three (3) times in Tone 4 and follow the instructions on the bottom of page 20. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/19/10, Rev 1, DA, CAH

8 Ecclesiastical New Year - Menaion Troparion 2 September 1 The Indiction, Memorial To The Theotokos & Œ w b Ison & Troparion of the Indiction - Tone 2 O thou Cre b b b b b - a tor of the whole u - ni - verse, b who didst ap - point times by thine own pow - er, bless the & b b crown of this year with thy good - ness, O Lord. & Œ b b b Pre - serve in safe - ty thy kings and thy cit - y, & b b by thē in - ter - ces - sions of the The - o - &. -to - kos, and b save w us. Troparion of the Theotokos - Tone 7 & b Œw Ison Re w w Œ - joice, O vir - gin The - o - to - kos, full of grace, O & b w ha ven and in - ter - ces sor for Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/11/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

9 Ecclesiastical New Year - Menaion Troparion & b w man - kind; for from thee was the De - liv - er - er of the world in - & b Œ w -car - nate; and thou a - lone art Moth - er and & b Vir 3 September 1 Memorial To The Theotokos Simeon Stylite - gin, bless - ed and glo - ri - fied al - ways. & b In - ter - cede, there - fore, with Christ God, & b ww to grant safe - ty to all the u - ni - verse. & b Œ w For pa - tience thou hast be - come a pil - lar, and thē & b & b A Memorial of the Righteous Simeon the Stylite - Tone 1 thou hast e qualed and an - cient Fa - thers - - w b # ri - valed. Thou hast ri - valed Job in Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/11/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

10 Ecclesiastical New Year - Menaion Troparion 4 September 1 Simeon Stylite & b b # suf - fer - ings, Jo - seph in temp - ta - tions, and the & b & b life of thē in - cor - po - re - als, while yet n thou wast & b in the flesh. There - fore, O our right - eous Fa - ther Sim - e - on, in - ter - cede with & b Christ God to w save our w souls. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/11/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

11 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 & # Verse 1 - fast U # w & # # & # # Ison If thou, O Lord, should'st mark in - iq - ui - ties, O Lord, who shall stand, slow j. b for with thee there is for - give ness. Πw & # # Π& # # & # # b n b b To - day hath God who sit - teth on no - et - ic thrones He pre b wis & # # b b b - pared him - self a ho - ly throne on who hath es b n earth. b - tab - lished the heav - ens in b n b - dom hath, by his love to man - kind, b U made a liv - ing heav - en; for from a bar - & # # & # # Idiomelon 1 a stem he hath life & # # n b - bear - b ing b brought forth his b branch. 5 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Πb b n b Moth Thou won - ders and Hope of the hope - less, O - U God er, b ΠΠren of Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

12 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 & # # & # # Lord, b glo ry to w thee. U Be - cause of thy name have I wait - ed for thee O Lord, U slow & # # my soul hath wait - ed up - on thy word, my soul hath & # # b & # # & # # hoped in the Idiomelon 2 Œ w b This is the n b b Lord. day of the w b w Lord; n b where - fore, re - - joice ye na - tions; for be - hold the cham - ber of & # # Œ Light, & # # Œ & # # Verse 2 - fast hath the b b come forth from the b n scroll of the n 6 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady b. womb; b b Word of life Œ b the gate fac - ing thē east hath been born. Where-fore, she a - w b & # # b - wait - eth thē en - trance of the b High Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

13 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 & # # b Priest. Œ And 7 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady b she a - lone ad - mit - ted Christ in - & # # b Œ - to the ū - ni verse for the sal - & # # - va Verse 3 - fast tion b of our w souls. & # # Œ & # # & # # & # # & # # & # # & # # slow From the morn - ing watch un - til night, from the morn - ing watch, let b Is - ra - el Idiomelon 3 Œ w b trust in the b While fa - mous bar - ren wom b b bore fruit n b by the will of Mar - y hath sur - passed, hav -ing b man b been w God, b born b Lord. b - ner from a bar - ren moth she her - self b gave birth in the en there were who b n b ver - i - ly in a strange w er, flesh to thē Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

14 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 & # # & # # & # # & # # & # # b End of all,. man b j b. from a seed-less womb in a tran - scen ner. And she a - b on - ly Son of b n which he left b wis & # # Œ n b Œ God Œ b through Œ closed, n b lone is the pro n dent door of thē b which he passed and b - vid - ing all with Œ - dom, as he him - self knew, and brought sal - b - va - - tion to all man Verse 4 - fast & # # U kind. For with the Lord there is mer - cy, and with him is a - bun - dant & # U # slow re - demp - tion, and he will de - liv - er Is - ra - el from & # # & # # all his in Idiomelon 4 Œ w 8 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady b - iq ui b w ties. b To - day the bar - ren gates are o - pened, and there com -eth Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

15 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 9 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & # # b & # # forth the di gate. & # # b & # # & # # fruit, b Œ b - vine, and the vir - gin - al b To - day hath grace be - b b gun to give show -ing forth to the world the The - o - to Œ - kos, through whom thē - j b j j j b b b earth ly and the heav en ly be - ings ū - nite for the sal - & # # - va Verse 5 - fast tion & # #. of j b our Œ w souls. Praise the Lord all ye na-tions; praise him all ye peo Idiomelon 5 & # # Œ & # # & # # world. To b - day the glad tid - ings go Œ b To b n b b b b ple. n forth to the b - day sweet fra - grance is waft - ed forth, fore - - tell - ing the glad tid -ings of sal - va b tion; and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

16 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 10 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & # # b & # # b bar - ren -ness of our na - ture hath been ū - nit - b b for the bar -ren one hath be-come a moth -er to the one who re - & # # b b n n n b b ed; - mained a Vir - gin af -ter giv-ing birth to the Cre - a & # # b & # # & # # b from whom com - eth the God in na - n - - & # #. b n b. j b tak - ing a for - eign na - ture and work - ing sal - b va tion in the Christ, the & # # - liv - - er - er Verse 6 - fast n & # U # b n flesh for the b b ture, b. lost, Œ Œ tor; Lov - er of man - kind, and the De -. of j b our w souls. For his mer -cy is great t'ward us, and the truth of the Lord en - b slow n & # # - dur eth for - ev b w er. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

17 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Idiomela Tone 6 Idiomelon 6 & # # & # # & # # & # # & # # & # # Πw b To b - day Anne the bar - ren giv - eth n Πb birth to the Maid - en of God, fore - chos - en from all gen - er - b - a - tions as a dwell -ing place for b God, U all, b Πfor the ful b b King of all and Cre Πb b b Christ n - a - tor of b - fill - ment of his di - vine dis - pen - b b - sa tion, through which the cre - a - tion of & # # b & # # n b us earth - ly be - ings was re - b 11 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Πnewed, we our - selves were re - newed from cor - rup - tion to and b & # # life im b - mor w tal. & # # b b b Glo ry to the Fa - ther and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

18 Vespers - Menaion Glory and Both Now - Idiomelon Tone 6 12 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & # # to b the. j Son and to the Ho b - ly Spir it. & # # b & # # & Πw & Π& & & & b wis b & Both now and b ev er, and un - to b a - ges of a - ges. A # b b men. To - day hath God who sit - teth on no - et - ic thrones # heav He pre # b # b - pared him - self a ho - ly throne on # who hath es b b b earth. b - tab - lished the heav - ens in b b - dom hath, by his love to man - kind, made a liv - ing # U Πb b n - en; for from a bar - - b # brought # Thou forth his U God b Moth Πof # # ren # b - er, a life - bear - b won ing b stem he hath b branch. - ders and Hope of the hope - less, O # ΠAntiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

19 Vespers - Menaion Glory and Both Now - Idiomelon Tone 6 13 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & c # Lord, # b glo ry to w thee. After the Daily Prokeimenon, read the OT Prophecies in the "Divine Prayers & Services" by Nassar, pages , and after the usual Petitions, the Aposticha in Tone 4 as on the following pages. & b Idiomelon 1 Œ The joy of the whole world hath shone forth to us & b from the two right - eous ones, Jo - a - chim and Anne. & b Ver - i - ly thē all - ex - tolled Vir - gin, & b Œ who be-cause of her sur-pass-ing pu - ri - ty be - came a liv -ing & b tem - ple of God, and a - lone is known as & b tru - ly The - o - to kos. Where-fore, by her in - ter - & b - ces - sions, O Christ God, send forth safe - ty to the & b Œ w world, and to our souls the Great Mer - cy. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

20 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 4 & b j & b Stichos j Hear - ken, O daugh - ter and con - sid Idiomelon 2 Πw To - day, O Vir - gin, thou hast been born a most no - ble & b child from the 14 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady right -eous ones, Jo - a - chim and U Anne, Πer. as & b an - gels fore-told, O par - a - dise and throne of ΠGod, O & b n n b ves - sel of pu - ri - ty who went be - fore and pro - claimed & b Πjoy un - to all the world, O cause of our life and an - ni - hi - & b Π- la - tion of the curse, and the be - stow - al of & b Πbless ing. Where -fore, O Maid - - en, & b n. n n b called forth from God, seek, through thy birth - giv - ing, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

21 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 4 15 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & b & b. safe - ty to our souls and Great Mer - Stichos Π& b Un - to thy face all the rich of the na - tions pray. Idiomelon 3 w cy. U Ver - i - ly, Anne the bar - ren, the fruit - less, doth to - day & b clap her hands with Πjoy. Let the ter - res - tri - al ones en - & b -wrap them - selves with light, let the kings be hap - py and the & b Priests re - joice with bless - ings; let the whole world & b Πn cel - e - brate; for be -hold the queen, the blame-less n n bride of the & b b. ΠFa - ther, hath sprout-ed from the stem of Jes - se. & b Where -fore, there - af - ter, wom -en do not bring forth child - ren in Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

22 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 4 16 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & b Œ n n n Œ sor - row; for joy hath blos - somed forth, and & b b life & b shall U dwell in the world, of - fer - ings of Jo - a -chim shall no more be re - ject - and thē ed; & b for the # b n wail - ing of Anne hath been turned in - to & b Œ n. n joy, who saith, Re - joice with me, all ye & b b chos - en of Is - ra - el; for the Lord hath & b n b giv - en me the liv - ing pal - ace of his div - ine glo - & b Œ - ry for ū - ni - ver - sal joy and glad - ness, & b and for the sal - va - tion of our souls. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

23 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 4 Glory and Both Now Tone 8 Glory - Tone 8 & w Glo - ry to the Fa September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady ther and to j. & the Son and to the Ho - ly & Spir w it. Both now & ΠBoth now and. j a ges of ev - er, and un - to - - & a ges. A men. 372 & Doxastikon - Tone 8 ΠCome, all ye be b - liev ers, let us & for be hold hast en to the Vir - gin; - & b she who was fore - chos - en a Moth - er to our &. b God be - fore she was con - ceived in the womb, was Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

24 Vespers - Menaion Doxastikon Tone 8 18 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & of the stem of Jes se. ΠYea, she & who is the b trea - sure of vir - gin - i - ty, & ΠΠthe bud - ding rod of Aa - ron, the gos - pel of the & Proph. b ets, and branch of Jo - a - chim and Anne the & Πright - eous ones, is now giv - en. birth. Π& w ww Ver - i - ly, the world hath been re -newed by her. & n w She is born, and the Church shall be a - dorned in her splen - & b - dour, who is the ho - ly - tem ple and the & ves sel of the God n head, Πthe Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

25 Vespers - Menaion Doxastikon Tone 8 / Tone 4 19 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady & w stay of vir b w - gin - i - ty and the king -ly cham - ber, through whom the & strange myst' ry of the ūn - ion of the two & b Na - tures of Christ have come a - U bout, whom we & wor b - ship, prais ing the blame - less na - & - tiv - i - ty of the Vir -. w gin. j ww Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

26 Vespers - Menaion Troparion Tone 4 20 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Troparion - Tone 4: Sing three times & w Ison Thy na j j - tiv - i - ty, O The - o - to - kos, & hath pro - claimed joy to the whole ū - ni - verse; for from & thee did shine forth the Sun of jus tice, & Œ Christ our God, an - nul - ling the curse, and be - & Œ - stow-ing the bless - ing, a - bol - ish -ing death Œ and & b grant. Œ b - ing us life ev - er - last w ing. Read or Intone "Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit" and repeat the above Troparion. Then, Read or Intone "Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen" and repeat the above Troparion, ending with the Final ending below. & Final ending b. Œ b w. b U grant - ing us life ev -er -last - ing. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 9/9/15, Rev 4, DA, CAH

27 Matins - Menaion Pages 21 Thru September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady After reading the Kathismata on pages 288 and 289 of the "Divine Prayers & Services" by Nassar, sing the Anabathmoi as on pages 63 and 64 of the "Matins Byzantine Project" by Kazan. Then, sing the Prokeimenon as on page 22 of this book. Then the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50, then sing the "Glory" as on page 67 of the "Matins Byzantine Project" (the first 8 lines), then the "Have mercy " as on page 22a of this book, and the Idiomelon on the same page. Now sing the Katabasias as on pages 23 thru 28 of this book. Instead of "O thou, who art more honorable " sing the Ninth Ode in Tone 8 as on pages 28 through 31 of this book. Now sing the "Glory and Both now" as on pages 32 and 33. Then sing the Exaposteilarion as on pages 34 and 35 of this book. Now sing The Praises in Tone 1 as on pages 36 through 40 of this book.. Now the "Glory and Both now" in Tone 6 as on pages 41 and 42 of this book. DIVINE LITURGY - MENAION SEPTEMBER 8 Pages 43 Through 45 Nativity of our Lady SECOND ANTIPHON Page 43 KONTAKION Tone 4 Page 42 and 43 AND ON ESPECIALLY (Theotokos Hymn) Page 45 Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese 02/14/07 Rev0 DA

28 Matins - Menaion Prokeimenon Tone 4 Ison I shall 22 call on thy September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Name from gen - er - - a tion to gen - er - a Verse tion. My heart hath poured forth a good word. I shall call on the Name from gen - er - - a - tion to gen - er - a - tion. Then the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50, the "Glory" as on Page 67 of the Matins Byzantine Project (8 lines) the "Have mercy..." as on the next page, followed by the Idiomelon also on the next page. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 11/12/15, Rev 2, DA, CAH

29 Matins - Menaion Idiomelon Tone 4 Have mer - cy up - on me O God, ac - cord - ing to thy lov - ing kind-ness ac - cord - ing to the mul - ti - tude of thy ten - der mer - cies blot out my trans Idiomelon - Tone 4 The from the two 23 joy of the whole - gres world hath shone right - eous ones, Jo - a - chim and September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady ion. forth to us Anne, Ver - i - ly, thē all - ex - tolled Vir - gin, who be - cause of her sur - pass - ing pu - ri - ty be - came a liv - ing tem - - ple of God, and a - lone is known as tru - ly The - o - to - Where -fore, by her in - ter - ces - sions, O Christ kos. God, safe - ty to the world, and to our souls the Great Mer - send forth cy. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 11/12/15, Rev 2, DA, CAH

30 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae Tone 8 Ode 1 3 Ison Ver - i - ly, Mos - - es hav - ing - struck with his rod hor - i - - zon - tal - ly, cleav - ing the Red caus - ing Is - ra - el to cross on foot, then hav - ing struck it trans - verse - ly Sea and bring - ing it to - geth - er ov - er Phar-oah and his char - i -ots, did trace the Cross, thus sym-bol - - iz - ing that in - vin - ci - ble wea - pon. Where-fore, do we praise Christ our 24 God, for that he hath been September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady glo -ri-fied. Ode 3 The rod is tak - en as a sym-bol of the mys-ter - bud - ding, it des - ig - nat - eth the y; for by its Priest. But now the tree of the Cross hath blos - somed forth with might and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

31 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae Tone 8 25 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady stead - fast - ness to the hith - er - to bar - ren Church. Ode 4 I have heard, O Lord, of the mys - ter - y of thy dis - pen - sa - tion, and have con - tem - plat - ed thy works. Wherefore, - have I glo - ri - fied thy God - head. Ode 5 O thou thrice - bless - ed Tree, where - on the Lord Christ the King was stretched, and through -guiled by the tree fell, hav - ing been be - guiled by God that was grant nailed up - on eth safe - ty which he who was be - thee in the to our thee by the flesh, souls. who Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

32 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae Tone 8 26 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Ode 6 When stretch forth his he Jo - nah in the bel - ly of the of sal - va - day, hands in the whale form of a did fore - shad - ow clear - ly the pas - he tion; and when cross, did sion he came out on the third ing Res ur did sym-bol -ize the world - trans - cend rec - tion of Christ, nailed up - on thee in the flesh, and il - lu - mi - - nat - ing the world by his third day Res - ur - rec - tion. Ode 7 The mad shak loathed of com - mand of the in - fi - del tyr - ant hath - en the na - tions, breath- ing forth threats and blas - phe-mies God. But the three Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH youthswere not ter - ri - fied by the

33 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae Tone 8 bes - - tial ter - ror, nor the con - sum - ing be'ng to dew - geth - er a - midst the 27 fire blown fire; for forth by a - y breeze, they were sing ing: O thou ex - -ceed - ing - ly praised, bless - ed art thou, God of our fa - September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady thers. Ode 8 We praise, we bless, and we wor - ship the Lord. O ye youths, e - qual in num Trin - i - ty, bless the Fa - ther, the God Cre - a - praise the Word turn the fire more thē all life to which did to a dew - y breeze; and ex - ber to the tor; con - de - scend and - ho - ly Spir - it, who giv all for - ev - er Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH more. alt more and eth

34 Magnification Mag - ni - fy, O my soul, the Vir-gin Mar - y, born of a bar-ren womb. Ver - i - ly, vir - gin - i - ty, O The - o - to - kos, is im - 28 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 Instead of "O thou, who art more honorable,..." sing the Ninth Ode of the Second Canon in Tone 8 as below. September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady - pos - si - ble for a moth - er, as birth - giv - ing is im - pos - si - ble for vir - gins. Yet in thee hath the dis - pen - sa - tion of both been ac - -com - plished. Where - fore, all we fam - i - lies of thē earth Magnification Mag Slower - ni - fy, Thou hast a cease - less - ly O my soul, the bless thee. Vir-gin Mar - y, born of a bar-ren womb. - chieved,o The - o - to - kos, the pro-mise of the birth - giv - ing as worth - y of thy pu - ri - ty; for Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

35 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 29 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady thou didst be - stow on her who was fruit - less a flour - ish - ing fruit from God. Where - fore, we na - tions of the earth cease - less - ly bless thee. Magnification Mag - ni - fy, O my soul, the Vir-gin Mar - y, born of a bar-ren womb. Slower Ver - i - ly, O un - de - filed one, the proph - e - cy of the cri - er hath been ful - filled; for he said, I shall raise the fal - len tab - er - nac - le of the no - ble Da - - vid, which was fore - de - signed in Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

36 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 30 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady thee, O thou in whom all the sod of hu - - man - i - ty hath been re - newed in form, a bod - y un to God. Magnification Mag - ni - fy, O my soul, the Vir-gin Mar - y, born of a bar-ren womb. O The - o - to kos, as we a - dore thy swad-dling clothes, we glo - ri - fy him who gave fruit to the bar - ren; who in a strange way o - pened an un - pro - duc - tive womb; for he do - eth what he will - eth, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

37 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 31 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady since he is God rul - ing o - ver all. Magnification Mag - ni - fy, O my soul, the Vir-gin Mar - y, born of a bar-ren womb. O An - na of di - vine mind, moth-er of the bride, thou hast pro - -duced from thy womb un - ex - pect - ed - ly, af - ter the gin i ty, prom - ise, the flow'r of the plant of vir pu ri ty. giv - ing as fruit from God the good - ness of - - Where-fore, we all be - at - i - fy thee, since thou art thē or - i - gin of our life. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

38 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 32 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Glo - ry to the Fa - ther and to the Son and to the Ho - ly Spir - - it. It is im - pos - si - ble for those who have not the law to glo - ri - fy thē e - ter - nal Trin - i - ty, Fa - ther, Son, and Ho - ly Spir - it, om - nip - o - tent and un - cre - ate, in whom, and in the sign of whose might, the whole world is es - tab - lished. Both now and ev - er, and un - to a - ges of a - ges. A - men. In thy womb, O Vir - gin Moth - er, thou didst hold Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

39 Matins - Menaion Katabasiae - Ninth Ode Tone 8 33 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady one of the Trin - i - ty Christ the King, whom all cre - - a - tion doth praise and be - fore whom the ce - - les - ti - al thrones do trem - ble. Where - fore, be - seech him, O all - re - vered one, to save our souls. Then conclude with the following 9th Heirmos of the Cross Thou art the mys - ti - cal par - a - dise, O The - o - - to kos; for that thou, be'ng un - tilled,didst bud forth Christ, by whom was plant - ed on earth the life - giv-ing tree of the Cross. Where - fore, as we a - dore it be - ing el - e - vat - ed, we mag - ni - fy thee. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

40 Matins - Menaion Exaposteilarion Tone 2 34 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady EXAPOSTEILARION To the melody: Hearken, ye women Ison O Maid - en Mar y, who didst give birth to God, thē un - wed - ded bride, the whole ū - ni-verse re - joic - eth to - day at thy birth, through which thou didst un - do the dis - -grace of thy par - ents' sad bar - ren - ness, and the first curse of Eve at birth - giv - ing. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

41 Matins - Menaion Exaposteilarion Tone 2 35 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady SECOND EXAPOSTEILARION Be re - newed, O A - dam, and be mag-ni - - fied, O Eve, and ye Proph - ets ex - -change glad tid - ings with thē A - pos - tles and the right - eous ones; for there is ū - ni - ver sal joy in the world for an - gels and men, since to - day is born the The - - o - - to - kos from the right -eous ones, Jo - a - chim and Anne. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

42 Matins - Menaion The Praises Tone 1 36 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Praises, Tone 1 Let ev' - ry - thing that hath breath, praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heav ens, praise him in the heights. To thee, O God, is due our song. Praise ye him, all his an gels. Praise ye him, all his hosts. To thee, O God, is due our song. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

43 Matins - Menaion The Praises Tone 1 37 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Verse 1 - fast Praise God in his sanc - tu - ar - y, praise him in the fir ma - ment of his pow'r. Prosomion 1 & 2 - slower To the melody: O strange wonder O how strange, how won - der - ful, that the foun - da - tion of life was born from a bar - ren one, and grace hath be - - gun to give fruit with splen - dour. Where - fore, re - -joice, Jo - a -chim, for hav - ing be-come a fa - ther to the The -o - to - kos. Ver - i - ly, there is none like thee of all earth - ly par - ents, O God - in - spired one; for the tab - er - nac - le of God, the most Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

44 Matins - Menaion The Praises Tone 1 38 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady ho - ly moun - tain, through thee was be - Verse 2 - fast stowed Praise him for his might - y acts, praise him ac - on us. -cord - ing to his ex - cel - lent great - After singing Verse 2, repeat the previous Prosomion, "O how strange, how wonderful, that the foundation of life..." Then, sing Verse 3 as below. ness. Verse 3 - fast Praise him with the sound of the trum - pet, praise him with the psal ter - y and harp. Prosomion 3 - slower O how strange,how won - der - ful, that the fruit of the bar - ren one did shine by the di - rec - tion of thē Om nip - o - tent, the Cre - a - tor of all; he who in Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

45 Matins - Menaion The Praises Tone 1 39 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady good and right - eous stead - fast - ness did loos en the bar - - ren - ness of the world. Ex - change glad tid - ings, there - fore, ye moth - ers, with the The o - - to kos: Hail, O full of grace, the Lord is with thee, who grant - eth the world, through thee, the Great Mer cy. Verse 4 - fast Praise him with the tim - brel and dance, praise him with stringed in - stru - ments and or gans. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

46 Matins - Menaion The Praises Tone 1 40 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady When the no - ble Anne was re - vealed a liv - ing pil - lar of pu - ri - ty, a shin - ing ves - sel gleam - ing with grace, she did give birth to the true ex - - em - plar of vir - gin - i - ty, the di- vine flow - er which is a gift to all vir - gins and lov ers of vir - gin - i - ty, who ap - prov-eth o - pen - ly the good-ness 608 of vir - gin - i - ty, and grant - eth to all be - - liev - ers the Great Mer cy. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

47 Matins - Menaion Glory & Both Now Tone 6 41 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Glory / Both now - Tone 6 Glo - ry to the Fa - ther, and to the Son, and to the Ho - ly Spir it. Both now and ev - er, and un - to - a - ges of a - ges. A - men. This is the day of the Lord; where - fore, re - - joice ye na - tions; for be - hold the cham - ber of Light, the scroll of the Word of life hath come forth from the womb; the gate fac - - ing the east hath been born. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

48 Matins - Menaion Glory & Both Now Tone 6 42 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Where - fore, she a - wait - eth thē en - trance of the High Priest. And she a - lone ad - mit - ted Christ in - to the un - i - verse for the sal - - va tion of our souls. Then sing the Great Doxology in Tone 6, as in the Matins Byzantine Project by Kazan, pages And instead of "Having risen from the tomb..." sing the Troparion of the Nativity of the Theotokos in Tone 4, as on page 20 of this book. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

49 Divine Liturgy - Menaion 2nd Antiphon - Tone 2 43 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady Sing twice, then "Glory" and repeat again; then "Both now" Save us, O Son of God, who art won - drous Traditional in the Saints, who sing to thee: Al - le - lu - i - a. Glo - ry to the Fa - ther, and to the Son, and to the Repeat "Save us," then "Both now" Ho - ly - Spir - it. Both now and ev - er, and un - to a ges of a ges. A - men. Now sing "Only begotten Son and Word of God who art immortal..." Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

50 Divine Liturgy - Menaion Kontakion - Tone 4 44 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady By thy ho - ly birth - giv - ing, O pure one, Jo - a - chim and Anne were de - liv - ered from the re - proach of bar - ren - ness; and Ad - am and Eve were de - liv - ered from the cor - rup - tion of death; the peo - ple do cel - e - brate it, hav - ing been saved from the stain of in - iq - ui - ty, cry - ing un - to thee, the bar - ren doth give birth to the The - o - to - kos, who nour - ish-eth our life. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

51 Divine Liturgy - Menaion On Especially (Instead of "It is truly meet") 45 September 8 Nativity Of Our Lady On Especially... (Tone 8) Ver i - ly, vir - gin - i - ty, O The - o - - to kos, is im - pos - si ble for a moth - er, as birth - giv - ing is im - pos - si - ble for vir gins. Yet in thee hath the dis - pen - sa - tion of both been ac - -com plished. Where - fore, all we fam - i - - lies of the earth cease - less - ly bless thee. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/21/17, Rev 3, DA, CAH

52 Vespers - Menaion Pages September 14 Elevation of the Cross If the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross fall on a Monday, where Vespers is served on Sunday evening, the whole First Kathisma of the Psalms is chanted. Otherwise, after the Sunset Psalm, immediately on "O Lord, to thee have I cried," sing the VERSES & PROSOMIA in Tone 6 on the following pages 47 through 52 (top) in this book. After completing the Verses and Prosomia, sing the "Glory... Both now..." in Tone 2 as on pages 52 (bottom) through 54. Then, after the Daily Prokeimenon, the Prophecies of the Old Testament are read (see "Divine Prayers and Services" by Nassar, pages Then, after the usual petitions, sing the Aposticha in Tone 5 as on pages 55 through 59 (top) in this book. Then sing the "Glory... Both now..." in Tone 8 as on pages 59 & 60. Following St. Simeon's Prayer and the Trisagion Prayers, sing the Troparion in Tone 1 three times as on page 61. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese 02/14/07 Rev0 DA

53 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Prosomia Tone 6 Verse 1 - fast & U If thou, O Lord, should'st mark in - iq - ui - ties, O Lord, who shall stand? Slow & For & Œ The with Prosomion 1 To the melody: Having laid up all their hope b thee there is for b 47 - give - - September 14 Elevation of the Cross ness. b Cross by its el - e - va - tion call - eth the & b whole cre b b Œ - a - tion to praise the pure Pas - & Œ b b # - sion, the Pas - sion of him who was el - e - vat - ed there - b & & Œ b - on; for hav -ing slain there-up - b Œ slain us, he. brought j b to on him b life us who who had b had been slain, & b b b and a - dorned us and made us worth - y to # b dwell in the & n heav b - ens, for thē ex-cess of his good - ness; for he is com - pas-sion-ate. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 11/6/10, Rev1, DA, CAH Œ b

54 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Prosomia Tone 6 & j j b b Where-up -on, with re - joic ing we ex - & b Πb 48 Name and mag-ni - fy his in - fi -nite con - de-scen - September 14 Elevation of the Cross b alt his bw b. sion. Verse 2 - fast w & Be - cause of thy name have I wait - ed for thee, O Lord; U & my soul hath wait - ed up - on thy word, Slow & Πb b Πmy soul hath hoped in the Lord. After singing Verse 2, repeat Prosomion 1, "The Cross by its elevation..." on the previous page. Then sing Verse 3, and Prosomion 2. Verse 3 - fast & w From the morn - ing watch un - til night, U &, from the morn - ing watch let Is - ra - el trust b b in the Lord Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

55 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Prosomia Tone 6 Prosomion 2 & bw 49 Œ b Ver - i - ly, Mo - ses fore -shad-owed September 14 Elevation of the Cross b thee, O & b Œ b pre-cious Cross, when he lift - ed up his hands and con - b quered the & b Œ Œ stub-born Am - a - lek, O pride of be - liev - ers and & b con-stan -cy of striv - ers, thē a - dorn ment of thē A -. j b b b & b Œ - pos - tles, the suc-cour of the right - eous, and the sal - b Œ b & b - va - tion of all thē up - right. Where - fore, cre -. Œ b & b b - a - tion, be - hold - ing thee el - e - vat - ed re - b Œ Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

56 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Prosomia Tone 6 50 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & j j b - joic -eth and cel-e - bra teth, glo - - ri - fy - ing b b & Christ, b who through thee ū b - nit - ed the sep - 'ra -bles, in his b & bw b. in fi - nite good Verse 4 - fast w & For with the Lord there is mer -cy and with him is a - bun-dant re-demp-tion, and ness. U Slow & b b b b. Œ he will de - liv - er Is - ra - el from all his in - iq - ui - ties. Verse 5 - fast After singing Verse 4, repeat Prosomion 2, "Verily, Moses foreshadowed thee,..." on the previous page. Then sing Verse 5 and Prosomion 3. & w U Slow b Praise the Lord all ye na - tions; praise him all ye peo - b U ple. Prosomion 3 & wœ b Œ b b b b O most ven-er - a -ble Cross, sur - round - ed in joy by the & b ranks of an - gels, by thine el - e - va - tion to - Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH b day b thou dost raise,

57 Vespers - Menaion Verses and Prosomia Tone 6 & Œ &. by a di j b by the de & b & b - vine sign, those who have been cast a - way b b - ceit of food and car - head - long to death. Where - b faith with & b. b heart and - ca tion, cry - &. God, ex & down to his di b Œ. b lips, we re b ing: Raise ye fore, we - ceed ing in good - b b b ried greet thee in j j - ceive sanc - ti -fi - b up Christ ness, and fall w b - vine foot stool. Verse 6 - fast U & w For his mer - cy is great t'ward us, Slow & b and the b truth of the Lord en 51 b - dur - eth for - ev - September 14 Elevation of the Cross After singing Verse 6, repeat Prosomion 3, "O most venerable Cross,..." on the previous page. Then sing the "Glory... Both now... in Tone 2, on the following page. b er. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

58 Vespers - Menaion Glory & Both Now Tone 2 52 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & w b Glo ry to the Fa - ther and b to the & b b b w Son and to the Ho - - ly Spir it. & Both b now and ev. j b er, and un - to a - ges of b & a b ges. A men. & Πw b b b b Come, all ye na - tions, let us a - dore the bless - ed & Πb b b Tree, through which ev - er -last -ing jus - tice hath come to & Πb b b pass; for he who by the tree did de - ceive the first & b b b b ΠAd - am hath him - self been de - ceived by the Cross; and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

59 Vespers - Menaion Glory & Both Now Tone 2 53 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b b b b b he who like a rob - ber con -fined the king - ly cre - & b b - a - tion, hath been cast down head - long with an a - J J & b b Œ b b - maz ing fall. And by the blood of &. b b God the ven - om of the ser - pent was & washed a way; and the curse was un - b b b & w b - done by the right - eous sen tence when the & b just One was con w. j b b - demned un - just ly; & Œw b b b b Œ for it is meet that the tree by the Tree be healed, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

60 Vespers - Menaion Glory & Both Now Tone 2 54 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b and that by the b Pas - sion of the Pas - sion - less the & b b b pas - sion of him who had been con - demned by the &. b Πtree should fall a way. But & b b b glo - ry to thy fear - ful dis - pen - sa - tion t'ward us, O & b ΠChrist, where - with thou hast saved all, since & b b thou art good and the Lov &. j b b - er of man kind. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

61 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha 55 Tone 5 Prosomion 1 To the melody: Rejoice & b Œ Re. Œ September 14 Elevation of the Cross - joice, O life - bear-ing Cross, in - vin - ci - ble & b. tri - umph of true wor - ship; O gate of & b par - a -dise, con - stan -cy of be - liev - ers, and wall of the & b Œ Church, through which cor - rup - tion hath van - ished and & b been a - bol - ished, and the pow - er of death hath been & b. swal J lowed, and we have as - cend - ed from & b earth to U heav - en. Thou art thē un - con-quer - a - ble & b Œ weap - on, thē ad - ver - sar - y of Sa - tan, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

62 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 5 56 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b since thou art the glo - ry of the Mar - tyrs and right-eous ones, their a - & b Π- dorn - ment in truth, the ha - ven of sal - va - tion, which & b w grant - eth the world the Great Mer cy. Stichos - fast U & b w Praise ye the Lord our God, and fall down to his foot - stool. Slow Prosomion 2 & b ΠRe -. joice, O Cross of the ΠLord, by which the & b. Πhu-man race hath been ab - solved from the curse, which is the sign of & b true Πjoy, the van-quish -er of en - e - mies & b Πthrough its el - e - va - tion, thou most re - vered, our suc-cour and the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

63 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 5 57 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b & b.. maj - es - ty of kings, the pow -er of the right - eous and the J. splen - dour of Priests, the sign of which de -. & b - liv - er - eth from trib - u - la - tion, O staff of & b pow'r by which we are shep - herds, weap - on of & b Œ safe - ty sur - round - ed by an - gels in fear and glo - ry of & b. w Christ who grant - eth the world the Great Mer - cy. Stichos - fast U & b w As for God, he is our Slow King be - fore thē a - ges. & b Œ Re Œ - joice, O Cross, thou guide of the blind and phy - Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

64 Vespers - Menaion The Aposticha Tone 5 58 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b - si -cian of the sick and res - ur - rec - tion of all the. dead, which & b did raise us who had fal len in cor - rup - tion, & b by which cor j - rup - tion hath been a - bol - ished and in-cor- j & b Œ - rup-tion made to flour - ish, and we men have been de - i -fied, but & b Œ. Sa - tan was com - plete ly crushed. Where -fore, to - & b - day as we be - hold thee el - e - vat - ed in the hands of the & b High Priests, we ex - alt him who was el -e - vat - ed up - j j & b Œ - on thee, and thee we a - dore, seek -. ing that Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

65 Vespers - Menaion 59 The Aposticha Glory/Both Now - Tone 8 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b w thou grant us the Great Mer - cy. & Glory / Both Now - Tone 8 w Glo -ry to the Fa er and j. to the Son and to the & Ho Œ. j - ly Spir it. Both now and ev - er, and un -to & a - ges of a ges. A men. & Œ To - day, O Christ God, as we & b Œ sin - ners ven - er - ate thy prec - ious Cross by & which Mo - ses, hav - ing fore - shad - owed the same in him- & - self, did de - feat Am - a - - lek, Œ and Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

66 Vespers - Menaion 60 The Aposticha Glory/Both Now - Tone 8 September 14 Elevation of the Cross & b n Da - vid the sing - er, hav - ing shout ed, com - & b - mand - ed ad - o - ra - tion to. thy j & foot stool, Πwe praise thee & who didst con - sent to be nailed there - on, cry - ing & un b b to thee with un - wor thy & b w lips, O Lord, make us &. j Πwor thy, with the thief, of & thy king w dom. j ww Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

67 Vespers - Menaion Troparion Tone 1 61 September 14 Elevation of the Cross Troparion - sing 3 times & b Πw Ison O Lord, save thy Traditional Antiochian version peo - ple and bless thine in - & b - her - i - tance, grant -ing to thy peo - ple vic - t'ry o - ver & b all their en - e -. mies, and by the pow'r of thy & b. w Cross pre - serv - ing thy com - mon - - wealth. Final Ending & b w b Cross pre - serv - ing thy com - mon - wealth. U Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 4/13/13, Rev 2, DA, CAH

68 MATINS - MENAION Pages September 14 Elevation of the Cross Sing the Matins Service, from the Matins Byzantine Project by Kazan, as usual up to "God is the Lord ". Then sing the Troparion, "O Lord, save thy people ", in Tone 1 as on page 61 of this book. Now read the Kathismata as on page 298 and 299 of "Divine Prayers & Services" by Nassar. Then sing the Anabathmoi as on page 63 of the Matins Byzantine Project, "From my youth up ", followed by the Prokeimenon in Tone 4 on the top of page 63 of this book: "All the regions of the earth...". Continue with pages of the Matins Byzantine Project, and after Psalm 50, sing the "Glory..." on the bottom of page 63 of this book, and "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ..." Then sing "Both now..." and repeat "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ...". Continue on page 64 of this book with "Have mercy upon me, O God ", and then sing the Idiomelon in Tone 6 as on the bottom of page 64. Sing the Katabasiae of the Cross through the Ninth Ode as on pages 65 to 72 of this book. Sing the first Exaposteilarion of the Feast twice, as on page 73 of this book, followed by another Exaposteilarion on pages 73 & 74 of this book. Then sing the Praises in Tone 8 from page 75 of this book through the top of page 78, followed by the "Glory... Both Now..." in Tone 6 as on page 78, then"today arriveth the Cross "as on page 79. Then sing the Great Doxology in Tone 6, and follow the Nassar Book on pages 304 and 305 for the Procession of the Cross. The music for the Procession and the Divine Liturgy is as follows: PROCESSION OF THE CROSS Pages 80 to 82 THE DIVINE LITURGY SECOND ANTIPHON Page 83 ENTRANCE HYMN Page 83 KONTAKION Page 83 to 84 EIRMOS OF THE NINTH ODE Page 84 to 85 KOINONIKON TONE 8 Page 85 to 86 Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 11/12/15, Rev 6, DA, CAH

69 Matins - Menaion Prokeimenon Tone 4 63 September 14 Elevation of the Cross Sing twice Ison All the re - gions of thē earth have seen the sal - - va - tion of our God. Verse Sing un - to the Lord a new song, for the Lord hath done won - drous things. Third time All the re - gions of thē earth have seen the sal - - va - tion of our God. Glo - ry to the Fa - ther and to the Son and to the Ho - ly Spir - O thou After the reading of Psalm 50, sing the following in Tone 2. tri - par - tite Cross of Christ, thou art my se - it. - cure pro - tec tion. Sanc - ti - fy me, there - fore, by thy might, that with faith and long - ing Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 11/12/15, Rev 6, DA, CAH

70 Matins - Menaion Glory/Both now Tone 2 Idiomelon Tone 6 I may a 64 - dore and glo - ri - fy September 14 Elevation of the Cross thee. Both now and ev - er, and un - to a - ges of a ges. A - men. Have mer - cy up - on me O God ac - cord - ing to thy Now repeat "O thou tripartite Cross of Christ...", then "Have mercy..." as below. lov - ing kind - ness ac - cord - ing to the mul - ti - tude of thy ten - der mer - cies blot out my trans - gres sion. Idiomelon Tone 6 Ison O Crossof Christ, O hope of Chris - - tians, and guide of the lost; O ha ven of the win - ter - locked; - O vic' - try in war and se - cu - ri - ty of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/29/17, Rev 7, DA, CAH

71 Matins - Menaion Idiomelon Tone 6 Katabasiae Tone 8 ū 65 - ni - verse; O phy - si - cian of the sick and re-sur rec - September 14 Elevation of the Cross tion of the dead, have mer - cy up - on Ode 1 us. Katabasiae Tone 8 Ison Ver - i - ly, Mo ses hav - ing struck with his rod, hor - i - zon - tal - ly, cleav - ing the Red Sea and caus - ing Is - ra - el to cross on foot, then hav - ing struck it trans-verse - ly bring -ing it to - geth - er o - ver September 14 Elevation of the Cross Adapted by Christopher Holwey from the music of Phar - aoh and his char - i - ots, did trace the Cross, thus sym - bol - iz - ing that in - vin - ci - ble weap - on. Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 8/29/17, Rev 7, DA, CAH

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