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Vesperal Stichera

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, July 20th, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "He who was hallowed before his own conception . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These stichera are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) on July 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou Who didst translate Elias the Thesbite from the earth . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These stichera are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Martyr and prize-winner of Christ God . . . ."

Thomas of Mt. Maleon, 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 Thomas of Mt. Maleon, July 7th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "We know thee truly to be a divinely shining light . . . ."

Sisoës 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 Sisoës the Great, July 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-festive memory hath shone forth . . . ."

Athanasius the Athonite, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O Athanasius most wise . . . ."

Lampados of Irenoupolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Lampados of Irenoupolis, July 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O thrice-blessed Father Lampados . . . ."

Athanasius the Athonite, 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. Athanasius the Athonite, July 5th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "What hymns and sweetly sung songs . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

These stichera are sung for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer and Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou broughtest sweet myrrh to Christ our God . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the Heavens thy calling came . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, 2nd set-Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 2nd set of stichera (if called for) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst rise up from the East like an exceedingly brilliant star . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, 1st set-Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 1st set of stichera for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As set apart by the Lord even from thy mother's womb . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (July 13th)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."

Stephen-Venerable of Mar Sabbas Monastery, 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 Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, the second set for July 13th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O Father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 26th & July 13th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, on March 26th, and are also the first set for July 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (July 1st)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, July 1st, The Original Melody:  "Having laid up all their hope and expectation in Heaven . . . ."

Isauros and those with him of Athens, 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 Isauros and those with him of Athens, June 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When ye were afflicted with ill-treatment . . . ."

Alexander & Antonina-Martyrs, 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 Marytr Alexander & Virgin-martyr Antonina of Constantinople, June 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Most richly illumined with the light of the Trinity . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, 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 Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Flashing brighter than the sun itself . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Wednesday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."

Athanasius-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 St. Athanasius, May 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

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

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These stichera are sung the Apostle Mark, April 25th, at the Aposticha at Vespers, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O godly-wise Mark, thou wast the pen of a truly wise and swiftly writing scribe . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These are both sets of stichera (3 each) sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th.  1st Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

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