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Vesperal Stichera

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

Jonah & Barachisios and thosewith them, 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 Martyrs Jonah & Barachisios and those with them, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Through many intense and bitter pains . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Nikon & his 199 Disciples, 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 Nikon and his 199 Disciples, March 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the bridle of abstinence . . . ."

Patrick-Enlightener of Ireland, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Patrick, bishop of Armagh and enlightener of Ireland, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not in worldly strength and wisdom . . . ."

Alexios-man of God, 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 Alexios, the "Man of God," March 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "We know thee to be a man of God . . . ."

Eudokia-Venerable-martyr of Heliopolis, 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-martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis, March 1st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "First thou firmly strovest in ascetic toils and didst wither up . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Gabriel, the chief of Heaven's hosts . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, 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 Martyrs Chrysanthos and Daria, March 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When thou wast vouchsafed the brightness of divine knowledge inwardly . . . ."

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," 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 John of Sinai, Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," March 30th and 4th Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Righteous Father John, in very truth . . . ."

Agapios and 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 the Holy Martyr Agapios and Those With Him, March 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O seven Martyrs of Christ our God . . . ."

Theophylact the Confessor-Bishop of Nicomedia, 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 Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia, March 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Though kept in a prison under guard . . . ."

Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, 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 Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, March 12th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  O godly-minded Theophanes, for Christ's Theophany named . . . ."

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, March 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the foreknowledge of our God . . . ."

Konon of Isauria-Hieromartyr, 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 Konon of Isauria, March 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O martyr whose praise is sung by all . . . ."

Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos-Martyrs of Amasea, 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 Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos of Amasea, March 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O three holy Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second 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 1st & 2nd Discoveries of St. John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, 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 Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, February 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O ye illustrious Martyrs of the Most High . . . ."

Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for our Righteous Father Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), February 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou forsookest passionate attachment unto thy parents . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 8)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "In that thou didst live an angelic life . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, most noble soldier of Christ . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the Stichera and Glory/Both now for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 7th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Open, ye Heaven's gates . . . ."

Parthenios-Bishop of Lampsakos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for our Righteous Father Parthenios, Bishop of Lampsakos, February 7th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The boast of Hellespont and the bright light of Lampsakos . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GBN at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 6)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Stichera and Glory for the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Carrying in her arms the Master and Creator . . . ."

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