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Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (second Doxastikon) sung for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Thanks to the Savior's Name . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Joachim & Anna (Sept 9)

These are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Joachim joineth with Anna in keeping festival . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 21)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition on August 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Unto Gethsemane, the band of Christ's disciples . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Tuesday-7th week)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of Ascension, on Tuesday night Vespers (for Wednesday) of the Seventh Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O marvel never seen . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Monday-7th week)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of Ascension, on Monday night Vespers (for Tuesday) of the Seventh Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "When Thou, O gracious Lord . . . ."  Updated 5/18/2021.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 08 GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins, also known as The Hymn of Kassiani.  "O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lent-1st Sunday, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Glory & Both now sung at the Aposticha on the 1st Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Advancing from ungodliness to the true faith . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria (Dec 15th)

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having become a protector . . . ."

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, of thy travial who can tell . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine chant.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the stichera at the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "O ye who love to honor the feast . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Today upon Mount Tabor, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "God, Who aforetime sent down the Archangel Gabriel . . . ."

Samaritan Woman, Doxastikon at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Samaritan Woman Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.  It is also sung during the following week of the Samaritan Woman.  "When by Thine ineffable dispensation . . . ."  The Byzantine version will be added when it is available.  Updated 5/19/2020.

Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha

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Myrrh-bearing Women Sunday

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are sung on Saturday Morning at Orthros (Matins) from the Octoechos, for the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Savior, we pray Thee to vouchsafe unto those Thou hast translated . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers (Original Melody)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 1, Original Melody:  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/6/2020.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2021.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 24th)

These stichera are sung for the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, all ye feast-lovers, let us honor with songs and hymns . . . ."  NOTE:  When November 24th falls on a Sunday, these stichera (not the verses) are used in "O Lord, I have cried."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These are the Aposticha stichera for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, reconciler of men with God . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the Glory and Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O righteous father Jacob . . . Rejoice, O Mother of the Lord."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

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