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brlon said:
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This one hymn takes forty-two minutes to chant in this setting?
There is a commercial recording which lasts about forty-six minutes!

I would assume that when this extended chant is used at the artoklasia, during the all night vigil, then the other two times it is chanted in a simpler form.
And I thought Copts took forever to chant...
 

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Divine Liturgy in Church Slavonic and Serbian chanted by nuns from monastery Žiča:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3vz4TKiZmY
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
This one hymn takes forty-two minutes to chant in this setting?
Yes, but it's highly unlikely to listen to such long hymns at parishes. Only at monasteries during special occasions.
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And I thought Copts took forever to chant...
Well, the Matinal Doxastikon of the Lauds from the Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6), in Mode Plagal of 4th after Balasios the priest (second half of 17th c.) is 55' long:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4HeKhoqSZQ

The recording is made at the New Skete, Mount Athos, the chanters are fathers Damascene & Theodosius of New Skete.

(Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι).
Παρέλαβεν ὁ Χριστός, τὸν Πέτρον καὶ Ἰάκωβον καὶ Ἰωάννην, εἰς ὄρος ὑψηλὸν κατ' ἰδίαν, καὶ μετεμορφώθη ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν, καὶ ἔλαμψε τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτοῦ ὡς ὁ Ἥλιος, τὰ δὲ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, ἐγένετο λευκὰ ὡς τὸ φῶς. Καὶ ὤφθησαν Μωϋσῆς καὶ Ἠλίας μετ' αὐτοῦ συλλαλοῦντες, καὶ νεφέλη φωτεινὴ ἐπεσκίασεν αὐτούς, καὶ ἰδοὺ φωνὴ ἐκ τῆς νεφέλης λέγουσα· Οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ Υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός, ἐν ᾧ ηὐδόκησᾳ, αὐτοῦ ἀκούετε.

(Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit).
Christ took Peter, James, and John with Him up upon a mountain, and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His garments became glistening white. Moses and Elijah appeared with Christ, talking to Him, and a bright cloud overshadowed the Lord and His disciples, and there came a voice from the cloud saying: "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear Him."

These kind of looong, and very extended hymns are called μαθήματα mathḗmata (plural), μάθημα máthēma (singular) which is the equivalent of étude(s) in the western tradition, and were compiled into a book called μαθηματάριον mathēmatárion in mid-19th c.
 

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Idiomelon (Samoglasen) from the 4th Sunday of Lenten Triodion (Cheesefare Sunday), after Thrasyboulos Stanitsas in Mode Pl. of 1st, chanted by the Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Panagiotis Neochoritis (live recording, 2017):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13T__lUN0_I

Τὸ στάδιον τῶν ἀρετῶν ἠνέωκται, οἱ βουλόμενοι ἀθλῆσαι εἰσέλθετε, ἀναζωσάμενοι τὸν καλὸν τῆς Νηστείας ἀγῶνα, οἱ γὰρ νομίμως ἀθλοῦντες, δικαίως στεφανοῦνται, καὶ ἀναλαβόντες τὴν πανοπλίαν τοῦ Σταυροῦ, τῷ ἐχθρῷ ἀντιμαχησώμεθα, ὡς τεῖχος ἄῤῥηκτον κατέχοντες τὴν Πίστιν, καὶ ὡς θώρακα τὴν προσευχήν, καὶ περικεφαλαίαν τὴν ἐλεημοσύνην, ἀντὶ μαχαίρας τὴν νηστείαν, ἥτις ἐκτέμνει ἀπὸ καρδίας πᾶσαν κακίαν. Ὁ ποιῶν ταῦτα, τὸν ἀληθινὸν κομίζεται στέφανον, παρὰ τοῦ Παμβασιλέως Χριστοῦ, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς Κρίσεως.

The arena of the virtues has been opened, let all who wish to struggle for the prize now enter, girding themselves for the noble contest of the Fast; for those that strive lawfully are justly crowned, taking up the armour of the Cross; let us make war against the enemy, let us have as our invincible rampart the Faith, prayer as our breastplate, and as our helmet almsgiving, and as our sword, let us use fasting that cuts away all evil from our heart. If we do this, we shall receive the true crown from Christ the King of all at the Day of Judgment.

Doxastikon of the Praises from the 4th Sunday of Lenten Triodion (Cheesefare Sunday), in Mode Pl. of 2nd, after James the Protopsaltis (+1800), chanted by the Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Panagiotis Neochoritis (live recording, 2017):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRk1NX8sl8A

Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι
Ἔφθασε καιρός, ἡ τῶν πνευματικῶν ἀγώνων ἀρχή, ἡ κατὰ τῶν δαιμόνων νίκη, ἡ πάνοπλος ἐγκράτεια, ἡ τῶν Ἀγγέλων εὐπρέπεια, ἡ πρὸς Θεὸν παρρησία· δι’ αὐτῆς γὰρ Μωϋσῆς, γέγονε τῷ Κτίστῃ συνόμιλος, καὶ φωνὴν ἀοράτως, ἐν ταῖς ἀκοαῖς ὑπεδέξατο· Κύριε, δι’ αὐτῆς ἀξίωσον καὶ ἡμᾶς, προσκυνῆσαί σου τὰ Πάθη καὶ τὴν ἁγίαν Ἀνάστασιν, ὡς φιλάνθρωπος.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit
The time has come, the start of our spiritual contests, the victory over demons, the full armour of self-control, the angels' dignity, the confidence before God. Thereby did Moses become conversant with the Creator, and heard the invisible voice. Lord, through fasting make us worthy to worship Your Passion and holy Resurrection, as You love humanity.

A blessed Great Lent to all.
 

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Akathist to the Theotokos and Archieratical Vigil at the st. Nikephoros the Leper chappel, Morphou, Cyprus, the Metropolitan of Morphou Neophytos officiates (live recording, April 3, 2020):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIh6VLk7RJQ (~5 hours)
 

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Lebanese Orthodox choir 'Theotokos' channel, for now mainly the Holy Week chants:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOgHUE8rhiJFzKq8yXQU6A
 

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The Paschal Megalynarion after Balasios the Priest (second half of 17th c.) in Mode 1st, chanted by Dimos Papadzalakis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD8qoZnela8&t= (~47')

Ὁ ῎Αγγελος ἐβόα τῇ Κεχαριτωμένῃ· ῾Αγνή, Παρθένε χαῖρε, καί πάλιν ἐρῶ χαῖρε, ὁ σός Υἱός ἀνέστη, τριήμερος ἐκ τάφου.
Φωτίζου, φωτίζου, ἡ νέα Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἡ γὰρ δόξα Κυρίου ἐπὶ σὲ ἀνέτειλε, Χόρευε νῦν, καὶ ἀγάλλου Σιών, σὺ δὲ ἁγνή, τέρπου Θεοτόκε, ἐν τῇ ἐγέρσει τοῦ τόκου σου.

The Angel cried to the Lady full of grace; Rejoice, O Pure Virgin, again I say; Rejoice, your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb.
Shine, shine, O New Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord has shone on you. Exult now and be glad, O Zion, and you, O Pure Theotokos, be radiant in the Resurrection of your Son.
 

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The first ode of the Paschal Canon in Church Slavonic, male and female choirs, interesting arrangment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U97tqD8G3BI
 

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The extended Paschal Troparion in Mode 1st, a masterpiece, after Manuel the New Chrysaphes (+1682) chanted by the "Cretan Maistors":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZDJ-GxqgI (~40')

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι ζωὴν χαρισάμενος.
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.
 

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RaphaCam said:
I'm finally studying modalism... I never thought the Byzantine tones might be just the diatonic scale with different tonics, lol! At least the modern rendering, of course... I see there are more complex traditional scales. At least that's what I understood.
I've understood it so wrong and it's so hard.
 

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The Paschal Doxastikon "It is the day of the Resurrection" in Mode 1st and in English, after fr. Seraphim Dedes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSkZ7VjX2Q

Glory to the Father and Son and Holy Spirit.
It is the day of the Resurrection. Let us shine brightly for the festival, and also embrace one another. Brethren, let us say even to those who hate us, ‘Let us forgive everything for the Resurrection.’ And thus let us cry aloud, ‘Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down upon death, and to those in the tombs He has granted life.'

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I'm finally studying modalism... I never thought the Byzantine tones might be just the diatonic scale with different tonics, lol! At least the modern rendering, of course... I see there are more complex traditional scales. At least that's what I understood.
I've understood it so wrong and it's so hard.
From my own personal experience, the key is to listen to alot of recordings of old traditional chanters. Then good knowledge of theory & patience.
 

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Paschal Canon in Korean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5rmipsVSZc#t=27m50s
 

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Paschal Night in monastery Bigorski; chants in Church Slavonic and Macedonian
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The Arad eparchy  has had a rather long and well individualized liturgical tradition,  even though under assault today. However the local chant and usages are still alive  even though  we cannot be sure they’d survive after the current archbishop dies, since we have seen in neighboring éparchies, a fired replacement of the local chant by the so-called psaltic chant when a bishop with no ties to the respective diocese arrived.
It’s a chant that’s obviously not standard Byzantine, it’s also different from what they use in the formerly Greek Catholic parts of Transylvania, being more varied and, I believe, retaining more Byzantine features, even though folklorized . It’s probably closest to what they use in the former Karlovac jurisdiction
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2gDgSBIzCrmFjfz39nMMQ
 

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augustin717 said:
The Arad eparchy  has had a rather long and well individualized liturgical tradition,  even though under assault today. However the local chant and usages are still alive  even though  we cannot be sure they’d survive after the current archbishop dies, since we have seen in neighboring éparchies, a fired replacement of the local chant by the so-called psaltic chant when a bishop with no ties to the respective diocese arrived.
It’s a chant that’s obviously not standard Byzantine, it’s also different from what they use in the formerly Greek Catholic parts of Transylvania, being more varied and, I believe, retaining more Byzantine features, even though folklorized . It’s probably closest to what they use in the former Karlovac jurisdiction
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2gDgSBIzCrmFjfz39nMMQ
Thank you for this link. Indeed, the Paschal Canon resembles the same hymn in karlovački chant.
I love Byzantine chant, but generally, I'm in favour of preserving local traditions, local chants, so thanks God this diocese has such bishop. Hopefully it won't change after his death.
I remember when I was at service in Cluj Napoca in the cathedral the chant was also very Romanian, I mean not pure Byzantine ('psaltica') but ofc absolutely traditional, regional, I loved it.
 

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Cluj is different from Arad. Cluj used to be GC so they learned their tones in Blak, whereas in Arad and Banat and other parts of Western Romania GCatholivism never became more than a minority so the cultural links were for hundreds  of years diffèrent.
Another type of chant is what they use in Sibiu , named after its compiler Dimitrie Cunțanu.
 

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Thank you again.
So now I've found Youtube channel 'Psalmodia Transylvanica', very interesting stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYdCqpnlMKxBc3DTHEoIDg
 

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Dominika said:
Thank you again.
So now I've found Youtube channel 'Psalmodia Transylvanica', very interesting stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYdCqpnlMKxBc3DTHEoIDg
Yeah that’s what they use in southern Transylvania which also stayed mostlyOrthodox ; Northern Transylvania was almost 100% Greek Catholic.
What we use is different as well and was mainly codified by Trifon Lugojanu in the 19th century.
 

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augustin717 said:
The Arad eparchy  has had a rather long and well individualized liturgical tradition,  even though under assault today. However the local chant and usages are still alive  even though  we cannot be sure they’d survive after the current archbishop dies, since we have seen in neighboring éparchies, a fired replacement of the local chant by the so-called psaltic chant when a bishop with no ties to the respective diocese arrived.
It’s a chant that’s obviously not standard Byzantine, it’s also different from what they use in the formerly Greek Catholic parts of Transylvania, being more varied and, I believe, retaining more Byzantine features, even though folklorized . It’s probably closest to what they use in the former Karlovac jurisdiction
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2gDgSBIzCrmFjfz39nMMQ
Wow, cool. I've read some stuff on local Romanian chants (like from Cluj, Banat and Suceava), but they were all very superficial and apparently they didn't even scratch the surface.
 

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Paschal Night in Abkhazia. Byzantine chants in Russian (not Church Slavonic) and Abkhazian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLm88i3uaSE
 

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Psalm 138 by choir and flutes, Serbian arrangement
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Playlist Swahili Orthodox chants, first ones are paraliturgical songs later Byzantine African chant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYDaI0llvFc&list=UUBzijAjo-8I8Kq2iUoM1x_w&index=1
 

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The whole album Venice in the East: Renaissance Crete & Cyprus by Cappela Romana is interesting but for me especially Paschal troparion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e81ZCNK3Hz4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxibLIPLCAw
 

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The Vesperal Doxastikon for the Dormition of the Theotokos chanted antiphonally in all eight modes of Byzantine music by the Thessalonian Hymnodists (right choir), and the Vatopedi Choir (left choir), after James the Protopsaltis (+1800). The change in mode can be noticed when the choir changes (live recording, 2020):

Ἦχος Α'
Δόξα Πατρί καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ Ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.
Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τούς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, Ἀμήν.

Θεαρχίῳ νεύματι, πάντοθεν οἱ θεοφόροι Ἀπόστολοι, ὑπὸ νεφῶν μεταρσίως αἰρόμενοι.

Ἦχος πλ. Α'
Καταλαβόντες τὸ πανάχραντον, καὶ ζωαρχικόν σου σκῆνος, ἐξόχως ἠσπάζοντο.

Ἦχος Β'
Αἱ δὲ ὑπέρτατοι τῶν οὐρανῶν Δυνάμεις, σὺν τῷ οἰκείῳ Δεσπότῃ παραγενόμεναι.

Ἦχος πλ. Β'
Τὸ θεοδόχον καὶ ἀκραιφνέστατον σῶμα προπέμπουσι, τῷ δέει κρατούμεναι, ὑπερκοσμίως δὲ προῴχοντο, καὶ ἀοράτως ἐβόων, ταῖς ἀνωτέραις ταξιαρχίαις· ἰδοὺ ἡ παντάνασσα θεόπαις παραγέγονεν.

Ἦχος Γ'
Ἄρατε πύλας, καὶ ταύτην ὑπερκοσμίως ὑποδέξασθε, τὴν τοῦ ἀενάου φωτὸς Μητέρα.

Ἦχος Βαρὺς
Διὰ ταύτης γὰρ ἡ παγγενὴς τῶν βροτῶν σωτηρία γέγονεν, ᾗ ἀτενίζειν οὐκ ἰσχύομεν, καὶ ταύτῃ ἄξιον γέρας ἀπονέμειν ἀδύνατον.

Ἦχος Δ'
Ταύτης γὰρ τὸ ὑπερβάλλον, ὑπερέχει πᾶσαν ἔννοιαν.

Ἦχος πλ. Δ'
Διὸ ἄχραντε Θεοτόκε, ἀεὶ σὺν ζωηφόρῳ Βασιλεῖ, καὶ τόκῳ ζῶσα, πρέσβευε διηνεκῶς, περιφρουρῆσαι καὶ σῶσαι, ἀπὸ πάσης προσβολῆς ἐναντίας τὴν νεολαίαν σου· τὴν γὰρ σὴν προστασίαν κεκτήμεθα.

Ἦχος Α'
Εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας, ἀγλαοφανῶς μακαρίζοντες.

Mode 1st
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Both now and ever and to the ages of ages, Amen.

By divine command the god-bearing Apostles were caught up from all over the world by clouds on high.

Mode Plagal of 1st
Reaching your all-immaculate body, source of life, they kissed it with mighty honour.

Mode 2nd
The highest powers of heaven stood by with their own Master.

Mode Plagal of 2nd
Seized with dread they accompanied your inviolate body that had contained God; while they went on in matter not of this world in crying out, unseen, to the ranks above them: See the Queen of all, God's child has come.

Mode 3rd
Lift up the gates, and in a matter not of this world receive the Mother of everlasting light.

Mode Grave
For through her, the salvation of all mortals has come. We have not the strength to gaze on her, and it is not possible to render her worthy honour.

Mode 4th
For her excellence outstrips all understanding.

Mode Plagal of 4th
Therefore, immaculate Theotokos, as you live forever with the life-bearing King, your Offspring, pray without ceasingthat he guard and save from every hostile assault your new people; for we have gained your protection.

Mode 1st
As to the ages with splendour we call you blessed.
 

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The "O Virgin Theotokos" of Vesperal Lity after Petros Bereketis "the sweet" (+1715) chanted antiphonally in all eight modes of Byzantine music by the choirs from the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mount Athos (right choir) & Holy Monastery of Dochiareiou, Mount Athos (left choir). The change of mode happens with every choir change:


Ἦχος Α'
Θεοτόκε Παρθένε

Ἦχος Λέγετος
Χαῖρε Κεχαριτωμένη

Ἦχος Γ'
Μαρία, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ

Ἦχος Δ'
Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί

Ἦχος Πλ. Α'
Καὶ εὐλογημένος

Ἦχος Πλ. Β'
Ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου

Ἦχος Βαρύς
Ὅτι Σωτῆρα ἔτεκες

Ἦχος Πλ. Δ'
Τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν

Ἦχος Α'
Τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.

Mode 1st
O Virgin Theotokos

Mode Legetos (2nd Diatonic)
Rejoice, full of grace

Mode 3rd
O Mary, the Lord is with you

Mode 4th
Blessed are you among women

Mode Pl. of A'
And blessed is

Mode Pl. of 2nd
The fruit of your womb

Mode Grave (Papadic Diatonic)
For you have borne the Saviour

Mode Pl. of 4th
Of our souls

Mode Pl. of 1st
Of our souls.
 

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Cherubic Hymn after Theodore Phocaeus (+1851) in Mode 4th "Haghia" (the 4th Mode in Papadic style (i.e. long melismas) is based on Di, aka "Haghia") chanted by Demos Papadzalakis (live recording, Neapolis, Thessaloniki, July 2020):


Οἱ τὰ Χερουβεὶμ μυστικῶς εικονίζοντες καὶ τῇ Ζωοποιῷ Τριάδι τὸν Τρισάγιον ὕμνον προσᾴδοντες πᾶσαν νυν βιωτικὴν ἀποθώμεθα μέριμναν
-ὠς τὸν βασιλέα τῶν ὃλων ὑποδεξόμενοι

We who mystically represent the Cherubim, and who sing to the Life-Giving Trinity the thrice-holy hymn, let us now lay aside all earthly cares
-that we may receive the King of all

Cherubic Hymn after Theodore Phocaeus (+1851) in Mode Pl. of 1st, chanted by Demos Papadzalakis (live recording, Neapolis, Thessaloniki, September 2020):

 

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The Great Doxology after James the Protopsaltis (+1800) in Mode Grave Tetraphonic (Arabo-Persian "Makam Bestenigâr"), chanted antiphonally by Demos Papadzalakis, and Sakis Axenopoulos:


Δόξα Σοι τῷ δείξαντι τὸ φῶς.
Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις Θεῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς εἰρήνη ἐν ἀνθρώποις εὐδοκία.
Ὑμνοῦμέν σε, εὐλογοῦμέν σε, προσκυνοῦμέν σε, δοξολογοῦμέν σε, εὐχαριστοῦμέν σοι, διὰ τὴν μεγάλην σου δόξαν.
Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, ἐπουράνιε Θεέ, Πάτερ παντοκράτορ, Κύριε Υἱὲ μονογενές, Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, καὶ Ἅγιον Πνεῦμα.
Κύριε ὁ Θεός, ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ, ὁ Υἱός τοῦ Πατρός, ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς, ὁ αἴρων τὰς ἁμαρτίας τοῦ κόσμου.
Πρόσδεξαι τὴν δέησιν ἡμῶν, ὁ καθήμενος ἐν δεξιᾷ τοῦ Πατρός, καὶ ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.
Ὅτι σὺ εἶ μόνος Ἅγιος, σὺ εἶ μόνος Κύριος, Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, εἰς δόξαν Θεοῦ Πατρός. Ἀμήν.
Καθ' ἑκάστην ἡμέραν εὐλογήσω σε, καὶ αἰνέσω τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ αἰῶνος.
Καταξίωσον, Κύριε, ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ, ἀναμαρτήτους φυλαχθῆναι ἡμᾶς.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν, καὶ αἰνετὸν καὶ δεδοξασμένον τὸ ὄνομά σου εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας. Ἀμήν.
Γένοιτο, Κύριε, τὸ ἔλεός σου ἐφ' ἡμᾶς, καθάπερ ἠλπίσαμεν ἐπὶ σέ.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, δίδαξόν με τὰ δικαιώματά σου (x3)
Κύριε, καταφυγὴ ἐγενήθης ἡμῖν, ἐν γενεᾷ καὶ γενεᾷ. Ἐγὼ εἶπα Κύριε, ἐλέησόν με, ἴασαι τὴν ψυχήν μου, ὅτι ἥμαρτόν σοι.
Κύριε, πρὸς σὲ κατέφυγον, δίδαξόν με τοῦ ποιεῖν τὸ θέλημά σου, ὅτι σὺ εἶ ὁ Θεός μου.
Ὅτι παρὰ σοὶ πηγὴ ζωῆς, ἐν τῷ φωτί σου ὀψόμεθα φῶς.
Παράτεινον τὸ ἔλεός σου τοῖς γινώσκουσί σε.
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (x3)
Δόξα Πατρὶ καὶ Υἱῷ καὶ ἁγίῳ Πνεύματι.
Καὶ νῦν καὶ ἀεὶ καὶ εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν.
Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.
Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός,
Ἅγιος Ἰσχυρός,
Ἅγιος Ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

Glory to Thee who have shown us the light.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.
We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory:
O Lord, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty; O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest on the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For Thou alone art holy, Thou alone art Lord, Jesus Christ, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Every day will I bless Thee, and praise Thy name forever and ever.
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, God of our fathers, and praised and glorified is Thy Name forever. Amen.
Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, as we have set our hope in Thee.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes (x3)
O Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation. I said: Lord, have mercy on me! Heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee!
O Lord, I flee unto Thee! Teach me to do Thy will, for Thou art my God.
For with Thee is the fountain of life, and in Thy light shall we see light.
Continue Thy mercy unto those who know Thee.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us (x3)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God,
Holy Mighty,
Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

The Great Doxology in Mode Pl. of 2nd after Georgios Violakis (+1911) chanted antiphonally by the current Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ Panaghiotis Neochorites, and Demos Papadzalakis (live recording, 2008):

 

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From the linked moment (1m8s), Paschal troparion in Polish, Byzantine chant. Done by Catholics - liked awwkard, as at my parish this melody is almost not used, and this troparion is never chanted in Polish at my parish (Church Slavonic, Greek, Latin - yes).

 
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