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Vesperal Stichera

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on July 23rd for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since he hath filled up the wine-bowl of his martyric blood . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera and Glory (Doxastikon) are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O Philanthropic Word, boundless and indescribable . . . ."  "Glory . . . Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 9th for Hieromartyr Pankratios, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As he went about throughout the world . . . ."  Updated 6/23/17.

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "In thy great compassion . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/14/18.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Ye are blessed in very truth . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th, for Peter & Paul on the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give the Church Thy ven'rable Apostles . . . ."  Updated 5/14/18.

Febronia-Ven. Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 25th for the Venerable Martyr Febronia of Nisibis, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Contest corresponding to thy training thou didst bear patiently . . . ."

Leontios-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 18th for the Martyr Leontios at Tripoli in Phoenicia, Prosomion "What shall we now call you."  "How shall we address thee, O glorious one? . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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All Saints Sunday

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."  Updated 5/11/18.

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mid-Pentecost, Feast of (Wednesday)

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 4/22/18.

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

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.  Updated 3/26/18.

Palm Sunday, Stichera and Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

These are the stichera and the Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Palm Sunday.  "Today hath the grace of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion, April 3rd, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the Word, thou wast shown forth . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyr

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

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

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Holy Father Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

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