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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.

Octoechos-Monday-Tone 4, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Original Melody: "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  Updated 7/23/19.

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Friday Orthros (Matins) after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Of old, Elias, the fire-breathing zealot was conveyed up . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Thursday Orthros (Matins), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

The stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for Thursday morning after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the Spirit's divine descent . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday-7th week, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are from the Pentecostarion, sung on Wednesday night for Thursday of the 7th week, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "That Thou mightest raise me . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O earth, and all things on the earth . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When John the Forerunner saw Thee drawing near him . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These stichera are sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "O Christ God, when John saw thee advancing to him . . . ."

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 on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) to be sung at the Aposticha for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Apotle, First of martyrs, thou didst trample on the attacks of the lions . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Aposticha for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "The Most High's Son thou divinely hast expounded . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

The Aposticha for the Proto-martyr Thekla, Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As the all-lauded First Martyr and the Apostles' peer . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O ye celestial gates, be opened . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Aposticha for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The stichera for the Aposticha at Vespers for the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, ye feast-lovers, and as we all now keep festival . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Ye that love the martyrs, come, with faith . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, July 20th, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "He who was hallowed before his own conception . . . ."

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