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Vesperal Stichera

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 Raphae, 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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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