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Vesperal Stichera

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 . . . ."

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 on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Romanos of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Menas of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, 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 Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

Karpos, Papylos & those with them, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Karpos, Papylos & those with them, October 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-sacred Karpos blest of God . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, October 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."

Terence & Neonilla-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Terence & Neonilla and Their Children, October 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By courageously suffering many torments and punishments . . . ."

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