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Vesperal Stichera

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John-Disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, April 18th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Guided by the fear of God, O righteous Father . . . ."

Crescens of Myra of Lycia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia, April 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Unto contests of bitter pains, to entangling and cunning snares . . . ."

Basil of Parium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium, April 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shining brighter than the sun, thy joyous feast day is risen up . . . ."

George of Mount Maleon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable George of Mount Maleon, April 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Being dedicated fervently and wholly united with all thy soul . . . ."

Hilarion the New, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Hilarion the New, March 28th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou hadst an unspotted way of life . . . ."

Apostles of the Seventy (April 8), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostles of the 70: Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phelgon and Hermes, April 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Like swift eagles that soar aloft . . . ."

Cyril of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Our Father among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Prosomoion" As one valiant."  "Thou hast risen up as a star . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst show forth increase in ascetic feats . . . ."

Martinian of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Martinian of Palestine, February 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Having chose hardships and ascetic struggles . . . ."

Meletios-Archbishop of Antioch the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

For Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As is written, O blessed man, thou didst meditate day and night . . . ."

Xenia of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Righteous Mother Xenia the Merciful of Rome, January 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "First thou didst go from thy homeland . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The stichera for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Father Euthymios, thy birth was foretold of by an Angel . . . .

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O earth, and all things on the earth . . . ."

Syncletica of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Syncletica of Alexandria, January 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy.  "Since thou didst verily yearn for the Fathers' good report . . . ."

Theopemptos & Theonas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyrs Theopemptos, Bishop of Nicomedia and Theonas, January 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with hymns the wise . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When John the Forerunner saw Thee drawing near him . . . ."

Habakkuk the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Prophet Habakkuk, December 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "On receiving the Spirit's ray . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today by visible signs . . . ."

Varos the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Varos, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Having seen the contests of the right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Joel the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Joel, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "God's Holy Spirit hath been poured out on us . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

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