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Praises

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 . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! How that haughty mind . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Saturday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These stichera are sung on Saturday morning of the 3rd week of Pascha, The Original Melody "When he took thee."

Pentecostarion-Friday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These stichera are sung at Matins on Friday morning of the 3rd Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When they heard the Angel's holy words . . . ."

John the Theologian-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung for the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, May 8th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love . . . ."

Cheese Fare Saturday, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on Cheese Fare Saturday, Prosomoin "The Paradise of Eden."  "Let us, the faithful, all extol in hymns . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With our voice let us cry aloud . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday of Lent-St Gregory Palamas, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the 2nd Sunday of Lent, for St. Gregory Palamas, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having completed thy blessed life led here in this world . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Now Thy Church rejoiceth in thee . . . ."

Lent-1st Saturday of Lent-St. Theodore, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the First Saturday of Lent for St. Theodore, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As we the faithful assemble with one accord today . . . ."

Lenten Triodion, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises for the Departed (Tone 2)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the Departed, taken from the Martyrica in the appendix of the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou, by Thine own life-engend'ring death . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "O all ye brethren, come before the end . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, GBN (Doxastikon) at the Praises

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

This is the chant version of the Glory/Both now (Doxastikon) at the Praises for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin without blemish . . . ."

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

This is the Both now (2nd Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that disdained things below . . . ."  Updated 11/28/2021.

Lazarus of Magnesia, Stichera at the Praises

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These praises are sung for the Venerable Lazarus the Wonderworker of Magnesia, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Come, all ye ranks of monastics and feast-lovers . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at the Praises

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

These Praises (taken from the Aposticha at Vespers) are sung for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder!  Lo, the heavenly Archangel . . . ."  Updated 9/4/2021.

Euphemia, Stichera at the Praises

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The stichera at the Praises for the Great-Martyr Euphemia the all-praised, July 11th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O Virgin Martyr of Christ . . . ."

Pentecost, 07-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Heavenly King . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 06-Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Praises sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Today all the nations beheld strange things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Bright Friday-Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on Bright Friday for the Most-holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "This water of the Spring is saving for the suffering . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  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.

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