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Vesperal Stichera

Simeon-Kinsman of the Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Simeon, Kinsman of the Lord, April 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou didst prove a most sacred priest . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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

This is the second set of stichera sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th, Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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

This is the first set of stichera sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."

Lent-2nd Thursday of Lent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 2 stichera sung for the 2nd Thursday of Lent at Vespers, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Riven in Thy side and hanging on the Tree of the holy Cross . . . ."  Updated 3/3/2023.

Kodratos of Corinth and his Five Companions, 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 Kodratos of Corinth and his Five Companions, March 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Kodratos, most excellent of men . . . ."

Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromarytyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, February 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the blameless Virgin's holy Fruit . . . ."

Pamphilos at Caesarea in Palestine & 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 Pamphilos at Caesarea in Palestine & those with him, February 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Numbered like the Apostles' choir . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Rejoice in the Lord, O Church of God . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These stichera are sung for the Marytry Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Julian the great martyr of the Lord . . . ."

Neophytos of Nicaea, 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 Neophytos of Nicaea, January 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! A dove descendeth to earth . . . ."

Nicephoros the Martyr of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Nicephoros the Martyr of Antioch, February 9th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Since thou wast obedient to the laws . . . ."

After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Jan 12)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Let us now cry out like the Prophet . . . ."

After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Jan 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of Theophany, January 11th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "See, I wear thine image, which I formed . . . ."

Theodosios 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 Theodosios the Great, Head of Monasteries (Cenobiarch), January 11th, Prosomoion "The Original Melody."  "O righteous Father Theodosios, thou God-bearing Saint . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 23)

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

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 23rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "The boundless Wisdom of our God . . . ."

Ten Martyrs of Crete, 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 Ten Martyrs of Crete, December 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let the decade elect of God . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 23)

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

These are the stichera at OLIHC for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Fulfilled in truth is the saying of Isaiah . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 21)

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

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Now are the prophecies fulfilled of all the Prophets . . . ."  Updated 12/14/2023.

Juliana of Nicomedia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Virgin-Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia, December 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the dye of thy holy blood . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 21)

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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 in the flesh, December 21st, Prosomoioin "Unto them that fear thee."  "Lo, this is our God; none other shall be held in compare to Him . . . ."

Tatiana of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are chanted for the Holy Martyr Tatiana of Rome, January 12th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When thou wast illumined with the light of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Haggai-the Prophet, 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 Prophet Haggai (Aggeus), December 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O glorious Haggai, thou wast God's pure dwelling place and living temple . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, 2nd Set of 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 for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "Like three brilliantly shining stars . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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