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Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers

These Stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When the Savior asked the rank of the twelve Disciples . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Ye are blessed in very truth . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."  Updated 5/13/2020.

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

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

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 5/15/19.

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

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.  Updated 3/26/18.

Matrona of Thessalonica-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha

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Saturday of Souls

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha for the Departed at Vespers on Saturday of Souls, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Savior, by Thy Mother's prayers."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Kontakion

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

Kontakion for Theophany (Epiphany), sung January 6th-14th, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera at the Praises for the Circumcision of Christ and Saint Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that without division or change . . . ."  Updated 12/20/18

Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."  Updated 12/20/18.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are the Stichera at the Praises for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "O the untold myst'ries, transcending understanding . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (and Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers and may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When the chrism of priestly rank and the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

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