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Praises

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Praises

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These praises are sung on October 23rd for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As we the throngs of the pious now keep this sacred feast . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on October 22nd for St. Averkios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thee hath the Comforter's divine grace anointed as His high priest . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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

These praises are sung on September 24th for St. Thekla.  "Rejoice, O ye people, for today is prepared the battleground for the struggle . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

These Praises are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! From the barren woman . . . ."  Updated 8/13/18.

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."  Updated 7/16/18.

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

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These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

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All Saints Sunday

These are the Praises sung at Orthros on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since they welcomed His sufferings, all the Saints that are in His earth . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Pentecost, O heavenly King

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

This hymn of "O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth . . ." is sung on the Feast of Pentecost at three places:  1) as the 3rd stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers; 2) after "Have mercy upon me" after Psalm 50 in Orthros; and 3) as the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises in Orthros.  This music has Western and Byzantine notation.

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

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These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

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Saturday of Souls

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

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These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."  Updated 6/12/18.

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."  Updated 5/12/19.

George, Stichera at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."  Updated 3/26/18.

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

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Thomas Sunday (First Sunday after Pascha)

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord, after Thy dread Resurrection . . . ."

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) of the Praises sung on the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "O Lord, great multitudes spread their garments . . . Six days before the Passover . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."  Updated 3/26/19.

Annunciation, Stichera at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

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