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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

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

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."  UPdated 11/30/19.

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

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

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."  Updated 11/2/2020.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Katherine, Great-Martyr & All-wise of Alexandria

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 13)

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

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."  Updated 11/4/2020.

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."  Updated 10/15/2021.

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."  Updated 10/13/2021.

Archangels, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and also on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosmoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us on earth now keep festival like the Angels' hosts . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Heaven and earth rejoice to behold the only Virgin who is wholly beyond reproach . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on November 12th for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou shining light of the Church . . . ."  They may also be sung at the Aposticha at Vespers.  Updated 10/13/2021.

Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Glory at the Aposticha is sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th.  "Thy divine and blameless soul, O Demetrios . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Stichera at the Aposticha

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for the Earthquake of 740 A.D. on October 26th.  Although the last two are to be in Tone 6, Kazan wrote all 3 in Tone 2.  "When the earth trembled because of the fear of Thy wrath, O Lord . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, though blessed James, Thy sacred Apostle . . . ."  Updated 9/12/18.

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."  Updated 9/20/18.

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th)

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

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