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Praises

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 . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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These stichera are for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Gather together with fervor, ye children of the Church . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Aposticha/Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are the Aposticha of the Praises for the Synaxis of the Righteous Simeon the God-Receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  They may also be sung as the Stichera at the Praises.  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Praises

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Praises for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what divine and fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

These Praises are sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst parted the darkness of the letter . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at the Praises

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

The Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Praises for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "O Christ God, who willed today . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Praises

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Praises for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye feast-lovers, let us all keep a festival . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises (updated melody)

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

The stichera at the Praises for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Both now at the Praises

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

This Theotokion (Both now) is sung at the Praises on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoioin "As one valiant."  "Seeing thou hast unsleeping prayer . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Praises

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

These Praises are sung on January 16th for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Chief Apostle praised by all . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at the Praises

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Glory only at the Praises for Theophany (Epiphany).  "Our Savior, Who putteth on light like a robe . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Both Now at the Praises

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today Christ is come to be baptized . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Praises (6)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the six stichera and verses for the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Christ our God who is Light of Light . . . ."

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