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Vesperal Stichera

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O godly Phocas, with thy sacred words didst thou cast down . . . ."

Quadratos of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being illumined in soul with the beams of heavenly grace . . . ."

Titus-Apostle of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostle Titus of the Seventy, August 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Preaching of a single Godhead of Three Holy Hypostases . . . ."

Bartholomew-Return of his Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, August 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us bless with sincerity that bright sun shining mightily . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 11th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration on August 11th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "In mercy, Thou, O Christ, didst form the first man Adam . . . ."

Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, August 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "My soul, now rival the Canaanitish woman . . . ."

Andrew of Crete, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete, the Author of the Great Canon, July 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Righteous Andrew, what shall we call thee now . . . ."

Samson-the Host of Strangers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for Samson, the Host of Strangers, June 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Julian of 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 Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus, June 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "We know thee as a blazing sun . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera are for "O Lord, I have cried" for Friday Vespers after Pentecost (sung on Thursday evening), Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit, Who in truth divideth the gifts to all . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday-7th week, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are from the Pentecostarion, sung on Wednesday night for Thursday of the 7th week, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "That Thou mightest raise me . . . ."

Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, June 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Knowing thee, O trophy-bearing Martyr . . . ."

Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 3 stichera sung (first one repeated for 4) on Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, after the ones for the Resurrection.  "Today hath Hades groaned, crying . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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