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Vesperal Stichera

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Alexander, Paul the New and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, August 30th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Since thou wast a shepherd of the Church . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O prophet, Forerunner and incarnate angel . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today while keeping the festival of the glorious holy Transfiguration . . . ."

Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Hilary & Proclus of Ancyra, July 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since ye endured every manner of torment full of pain . . . ."

Cyrus & John-Recovery of Relics, 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 Recovery of the Relics of Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries, June 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "God, Who aforetime sent down the Archangel Gabriel . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet” (June 11th)

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! God, Who deigned to be born of thee, O Virgin . . . ."

Eutychios-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Eutychios, Patriarch of Constatinople, April 6th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, since Thou hadst made Eutychios flourish . . . ."

Eupsychios of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Eupsychios of Caesarea in Cappadocia, April 9th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thy holy martyrs."  "Supremely wise Eupsychios . . . ."

Hesychios the Senator, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera sung for the Martyr Hesychios the Senator, March 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Right renowned for thy way of life . . . ."

James of Catania, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung for the Venerable Confessor James, Bishop of Catania, March 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Fleeing from the turmoil of the world . . . ."

Sabinos of Egypt, 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 Sabinos of Egypt, March 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, since Thou knowest well how weak is man's nature . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, 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 Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."

Timothy of Symbola, 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 Father Timothy of Symbola, February 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-minded Father Timothy, through fervent prayers to the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/19/2020.

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Onesimos of the Seventy, 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 Apostle Onesimos of the Seventy, February 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Those unspeakable words of Paul who, while even yet on the earth  . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Agatha of Palermo, 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 Agatha of Palermo in Sicily, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst keep thy body wholly incorrupt . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, 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 Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through activity and divine contemplation raised up to God . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Martyr Agathangelos, January 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With good tidings wast thou made rich . . . ."

Clement of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took Thee."  "As a branch of Christ, the Vine of Life . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, 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 Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Striving for the blessedness that far surpasseth the mind of man . . . ."

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