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Vesperal Stichera

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 29)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 29th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "I see a dreadful mystery . . . ."

Markellos, 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 Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou was shown unto monks to be . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, 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 Fourteen Thousand Infants Slain by Herod, December 29th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "The transgressor, in seeking out the great Treasure . . . ."

Anastasia, 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 Great Martyr Anastasia, the Deliverer from Potions, December 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "How great is the beauty past compare . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 22)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 22nd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Now that never-setting Sun doth speed His journey . . . ."

Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos & Patapios of Thebes, 1st Set of Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the first set of stichera sung for December 8th, for the Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos and St. Patapios of Thebes, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye people, and let us now form a spiritual choir . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Nov. 20), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-virgin Maid . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, thou companion of angel-kind . . . ."

After-feast of St. Demetrios, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Oct. 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-Martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, the noetic Myrrh . . . ."

Nestor of Thessalonica, 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 Nestor of Thessalonica, October 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Nestor, blessed athlete of the Lord  . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the two sets of stichera from the Octoechos for Wednesday night Vespers in Tone 1: 1st Set: Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O glorious Apostles of Christ God . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 19th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, September 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Come let us worship reverently . . . ."

Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, 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 Martyrs Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, September 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O Trophimos, while sorely yearning to inherit the delight unending . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 17th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Seeing the Cross's Wood exalted . . . ."

Sophia & Her Daughters, 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 Martyrs Sophia and her daughters Faith, Love and Hope, September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Bound to one another by the law of nature . . . ."

Eustathios and his family, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast called from on high . . . ."

Euphrosyne, 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 Mother Euphrosyne, September 25th, Prosomoion "O Righteous Father."  "O righteous Mother, famed and admirable Euphrosyne . . . ."

After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Sept 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The Wood whereby we were saved . . . ."

Nikitas the Goth, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Nikitas the Goth, September 15th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "By the all-powerful Faith of the Savior . . . ."

After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Sept 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Aposticha of the After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 11th.  But when this day falls on a Sunday, they are used at "O Lord, I have cried," Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Joachim joineth with Anna in keeping festival . . . ."

Babylas of Antioch, 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 Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, September 4th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou art gone, O Babylas, into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Moses the Ethiopian, 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 Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "When Moses the nototorious wisely abandoned every worldly pleasure . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 1 on Wednesday Vespers, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us acclaim with one voice . . . ."  The Original Melody "O all-lauded martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 14)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

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