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Vesperal Stichera

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Agatha of Palermo, 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 Agatha of Palermo in Sicily, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst keep thy body wholly incorrupt . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, 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 Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through activity and divine contemplation raised up to God . . . ."

Agathangelos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Martyr Agathangelos, January 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With good tidings wast thou made rich . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took Thee."  "As a branch of Christ, the Vine of Life . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, 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 Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Striving for the blessedness that far surpasseth the mind of man . . . ."

After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 12)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  O ye faithful, come with mind most pure . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou rule for high priests of Christ . . . ."

Nahum 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 Nahum, December 1st, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The grace of the All-holy Spirit came to dwell in thee . . . ."

Stephen the New, 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-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Being wholly set apart . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, 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 Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit's great and sacred vessel didst thou become . . . ."

Patapios of Thebes, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Patapios of Thebes, December 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 24th)

These stichera are sung for the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, all ye feast-lovers, let us honor with songs and hymns . . . ."  NOTE:  When November 24th falls on a Sunday, these stichera (not the verses) are used in "O Lord, I have cried."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

These are sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, O Gregory? . . . ."

Orestes of Cappadocia, 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 Orestes of Cappadocia, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "By means of the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Like high-soaring eagles seen by all . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda 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 Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Bravely didst thou go forth of thyself . . . ."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three Martyrs mighty of name . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These are the Aposticha stichera for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, reconciler of men with God . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As that fiery preacher John cried out proclaiming repentance . . . ."

Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, 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 Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, October 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Noble-minded Nazarius, great and mighty Protasius . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the first set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call thee."  "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God?  A man dwelling in the heavens . . . A great beaming luminary . . . Angels were amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Demetrios-After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Oct 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye faithful, and as we now gather let us praise . . . ."

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