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Vesperal Stichera

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 . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, 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 Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast joyous in heart and soul, O Father . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, Apostle Luke . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, 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 Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Sergius and Bacchus, with the grace . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Aposticha for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "The Most High's Son thou divinely hast expounded . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

These are sung for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that beheld the ineffable revelations of God . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

The Aposticha for the Proto-martyr Thekla, Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As the all-lauded First Martyr and the Apostles' peer . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The stichera for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion " Thou who wast called from on high."  "While executing as priest the sacred office . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed, 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, the All-famed Euphemia, September 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the beauty of maidenhood . . . ."

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