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Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

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

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

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Thekla, thou beautiful virgin, first among martyrs of Christ . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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

The Praises for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love which thou didst have for thy Christ . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These praises are sung for the Conception of the Forerunner and Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All of creation rejoiceth in thy conception today . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

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These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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These are sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "This day we go forth to welcome the bright and glorious Transfiguration . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Praises

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These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Praises

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These praises are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When thou wast united to our God . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Praises

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These praises are sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst follow in the steps of Christ . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the Heavens thy calling came . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at the Praises (July 1st)

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These stichera at the Praises are sung on July 1st for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs in Rome, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gushing forth as rivers with the Spirit's mightily flowing tides . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on May 25th for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, Prosomoin "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoin "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These praises are sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Let Mark, that most excellent of men . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Orthros, Both now at Praises

This is the Both now at the Praises of Holy Wednesday Orthros, sung on Holy Tuesday evening.  "She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."

Holy Saturday Orthros-Complete

This is the service for Holy Saturday Orthros (Lamentation service) sung on Holy Friday evening.  It contains:  God is the Lord, Apolytikia, Kathismata, Canon, Lamentations, Praises, Doxa at the Praises, Great Doxology and "Give me this Stranger."  BYZANTINE NOTATION ONLY.  Updated 4/3/18.

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on February 24th for the 1st and 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-sacred head hath opened wide the gateways of abstinence . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 8)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Holding all in His hand as Maker and Creator . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at the Praises

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These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war and an athlete of noble mind . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 6)

The Stichera & Glory/Both now for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day is carried as an infant . . . ."

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