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Aposticha

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Rejoice in the Lord, O Church of God . . . ."

After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Jan 12)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Let us now cry out like the Prophet . . . ."

After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Jan 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of Theophany, January 11th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "See, I wear thine image, which I formed . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung for the Holy 14,000 Infants slain by Herod, December 29th.  "When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea . . . ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises (Dec 30)

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha of the Praises for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 30th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "With a rod of iron shalt thou be tended henceforth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 23)

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

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 23rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "The boundless Wisdom of our God . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 21)

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

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Now are the prophecies fulfilled of all the Prophets . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now (Theotokion) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast sojourned in a cave, O Christ God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O Jerusalem, keep feast, all ye that love Sion . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 29)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 29th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "I see a dreadful mystery . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 22)

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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 22nd, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ cometh on the earth . . . ."  Uupdated 12/17/2022.

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, thou companion of angel-kind . . . ."

After-feast of St. Demetrios, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Oct. 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-Martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, the noetic Myrrh . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 19th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, September 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Come let us worship reverently . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 17th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Seeing the Cross's Wood exalted . . . ."

Eustathios and his family, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast called from on high . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 19th, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 19th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Sin's deadly undergrowth is pruned away . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, September 17th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "With the most precious Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 1 on Wednesday Vespers, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us acclaim with one voice . . . ."  The Original Melody "O all-lauded martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 11th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, wishing to transform the nature come from Adam . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday & Friday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 4, 2nd Sticheron at the Aposticha at the Praises

This is the 2nd sticheron sung at the Aposticha of the Praises on Wednesday & Friday Matins, from the Octoechos, Tone 4, the Original Melody, "Unto them that fear Thee Thou, O Lord, hast given Thy precious Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha is sung for the Placing of the Theotokos' Robe at Blachernae, July 2nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Mother of God, as thou alone . . . ."

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