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Vesperal Stichera

Theodore of Sykeon, 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 Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasiopolis, April 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since thou becamest the Word's own sacred initiate . . . ."  Updated 4/21/2021.

Paphnutius of Jerusalem, 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 Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, April 19th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With thine endurance and patience . . . .

Agape, Irene & Chionia, 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 Holy Women Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia, April 16th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O young virgin maidens . . . ."

Terence, Pompey, et al., 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 Terence, Pompey, Maximus, Macarius, Africanus, and Those With Them, April 10th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great patience and fortitude . . . ."

Claudius, Diodore et al., 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 Holy Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Nicephorus and Serapion, April 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When your eyes were put out, O Saints . . . ."

Basil of Ancyra, 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 Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra, March 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O lauded Basil, adorned in priestly vestments . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."

Gregory of Decapolis, 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 Gregory of Decapolis, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dwell  in the heavenly tabernacles with joy . . . ."

Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in 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 the Martyr Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, November 29th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Brightly ablaze with the clear illuminations . . . ."  Updated 11/23/2020.

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera at Vespers for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shamuna the marvelous, belov'd Habib . . . ."

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 at the Aposticha at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, of thy travial who can tell . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine chant.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These stichera are sung at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphae, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Blessed, holy Father Raphael . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Octoechos for Thursday Vespers, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "Creation hath been sanctified . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung from the Octoechos for Thursday, Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the whole creation saw thee . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the stichera at the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "O ye who love to honor the feast . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Tikhon-Patriarch of Moscow, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Tikhon the Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow, celebrated on March 25th and October 5th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though thou didst stand."  "Lord, when the ship of the divine Church was troubled . . . ."

Longinus the Centurion, 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 Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion, Who Stood at the Cross of Christ, October 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Seeing Him Who became a man . . . ."

Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, October 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The three holy martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Marcian & Martyrios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries, October 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Godly Marcian the glorious and the valiant Martyrios . . . ."

Hierotheos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens, October 4th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Like light, thy divine desire for Christ . . . ."

Kallistratos and those with him, 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 Kallistratos and the 49 Martyrs with him, September 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Martyr and athlete Kallistratos . . . ."

Eustathios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou wast called by God above and not by man . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 20th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "When He took thee."  "When the God-seer Moses long ago . . . ."

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