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

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 6/12/2020.

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/23/2022.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who didst shine with the splendor of the Spirit . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."  Updated 1/31/2020.

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

These stichera are sung on Monday evening (for Tuesday) of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst suffer as a man . . . ."  Updated on 5/18/2021.

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

These stichera are sung on Tuesday evening (for Wednesday) of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As thy godly disciples watched . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday 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 . . . ."  Updated 5/18/2021.

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Tuesday-7th week)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of Ascension, on Tuesday night Vespers (for Wednesday) of the Seventh Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O marvel never seen . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Athanasius of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Athanasius of Athos, 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 . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

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Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O prophet, Forerunner and incarnate angel . . . ."

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "After taking me as dust out of the earth . . . ."

Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."  Updated 12/20/18.

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion " Thou who wast called from on high."  "While executing as priest the sacred office . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."  Updated 11/2/2020.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."  Updated 12/2/2020.

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

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."  Updated 5/20/2020.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."  Updated 5/20/2020.

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming, October 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvellous! Exceeding joy hath shone forth . . . ."  Updated 8/28/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  The 1st set follows Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "While celebrating the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  The 2nd set follows "O strange wonder."  "To a brightly beaming festival . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."  Updated 7/18/18.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Aposticha is sung on August 15th for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  "Come, ye people, let us praise the all-holy, undefiled Virgin . . . ."

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Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, 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 . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 8/15/18.

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

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 . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

This is the First Set of stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today by visible signs . . . ."

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."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Father Euthymios, thy birth was foretold of by an Angel . . . .

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Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."  UPdated 11/30/19.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 24th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Being lifted upon the Cross, Thou didst raise Adam with Thyself . . . ."  Updated 8/14/18.

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

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

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.

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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 . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That cause of oblivion, the grave . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

This is the second set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "Come and with hymns and with sacred songs . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

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

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? . . . ."

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Holy Fathers 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 . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the stichera at the Aposticha at Great Vespers on Great & Holy Saturday (Holy Friday afternoon), The Original Melody "When he took thee."  "When he took Thee dead from off the Tree . . . ."

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Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

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

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.  Updated 10/4/2021.

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

This is the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are the stichera at the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "O ye who love to honor the feast . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/4/2021.

Joachim & Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye that love the feasts, come . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Joachim joineth with Anna in keeping festival . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 13)

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."  Updated 11/4/2020.

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the second set of stichera sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Let us the faithful all form a sacred chorus . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Seeing the bright and light-giving lamp . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

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

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 . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

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

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 . . . ."

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

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

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 2/29/2020.

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the first 2 stichera that are sung on the Evening of the 1st Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Freely give compunction and complete estrangement from evil things . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the 1st Sunday of Lent, The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By the Spirit all inspired . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday of Lent-St Gregory Palamas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the 2nd Sunday of Lent for St. Gregory Palamas, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown the divine and all-laudable hierarch . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday Evening of Lent, 6th & 5th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 6th & 5th stichera (10, ... 6, 5) sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, Who freely hast spread out Thy divine hands . . . Lord, in the multitude of Thy great compassions . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shine the bright lightning-bolts of thy grace . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday Evening of Lent, 6th & 5th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 6th & 5th stichera (10, ... 6, 5) sung on the 4th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "The power of the Cross."  "Ye faithful, let us show forth . . . Now having passed through . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday Evening of Lent, 6th & 5th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 6th & 5th stichera (10, ... 6, 5) sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Though rich, Thou, O Christ, becames poor . . . In wickedness woefully made rich . . . ."

Lent-5th Wednesday of Lent, 1st metered Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the first metered stichera sung on the 5th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thou hast shown forth Thy most sacred disciples . . . Having the season of the Fast as an ally . . . ."

Lent-5th Wednesday of Lent, 24 Penitential Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 24 Penitential stichera sung at OLIHC on the 5th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "All of my life hath been vainly wasted . . . I am weighed down with a heavy burden . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Lenten Triodion, Penitential Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 4)

These are the Penitential Stichera taken from the Triodion for Tone 4, The Original Melody, "O Lord, although I desired to blot out . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

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

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 . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "When Thou art about to come to execute righteous judgment . . . ."

Menaion - 08 August

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for August. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted.  Updated 8/3/17.

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

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 5/15/19.

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for September 8th, the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "Today hath God who sitteth on noetic thrones . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody: "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ." 

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

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

These stichera are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Thou who was rightly named Merciful in All Things . . . ."  Updated 7/8/18.

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All who love Martyrs must honor with praise . . . ."  Updated 7/8/18.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O earth, and all things on the earth . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  The text uses the HTM translation.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 1/31/2022.

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera are for "O Lord, I have cried" for Friday Vespers after Pentecost (sung on Thursday evening), Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit, Who in truth divideth the gifts to all . . . ."

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

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.

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.

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."  Updated 10/31/19.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

Doxasticon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Say, O Simeon, Whom carriest thou in the Temple . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Adorn thy chamber, O Zion . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . He that rideth on the cherubim . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2021.

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2021.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 4)

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord, February 4th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The saving grace . . . ."  Updated 1/21/2020.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 3)

These stichera and verses are for February 3rd, the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2021.

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 . . . ."

Proclus and Hilary of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Hilary & Proclus of Ancyra, July 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since ye endured every manner of torment full of pain . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.  "I have been entrusted with a verdant and faultless region . . . ."

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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphae, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Blessed, holy Father Raphael . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, of thy travial who can tell . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine chant.

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that beheld the ineffable revelations of God . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "The Most High's Son thou divinely hast expounded . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful now commemorate all dead from the ages past . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, 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 . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."  Updated 12/14/19.

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/21/18.

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Synaxis of Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When John the Forerunner saw Thee drawing near him . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! God, Who deigned to be born of thee, O Virgin . . . ."

Synaxis-Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos called “It is Truly Meet”, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for The Synaxis of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary Called “It is Truly Meet”, June 11th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "God, Who aforetime sent down the Archangel Gabriel . . . ."

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Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."  Updated 8/15/2020.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha for the Proto-martyr Thekla, Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As the all-lauded First Martyr and the Apostles' peer . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou art the true vine

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried" for various feasts.  "O Theotokos, thou art the true vine . . . ."  Updated 7/1/18.

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor befittingly . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three holy Hierarchs of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/19/18.

Transfiguration, Aposticha and Glory/Both now (Doxastikon)

This is the Aposticha, Glory & Both now sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "Verily, he who spoke to Moses . . . Today hast thou manifest on Tabor . . . ."

Transfiguration, Glory (Doxastikon) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou didst prefigure thy Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  "When thou wast transfigured before thy Crucifixion, O Lord . . . ."

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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "All delusion thou boundest fast . . . ."  Updated 12/13/18.

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."  Updated 12/13/18.

42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "On beholding the honorable contest . . . ."

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 16)

These are sung on August 15th at Small Vespers for the Dormition of the Theotokos; on August 16th when this day falls on a Sunday; and on August 17th for the After-feast of the Dormition, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."  Updated 7/16/2020.

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 18)

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not a fiery chariot caught thee away . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 20)

These stichera are for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 20th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 16th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 16th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "That mot wicked tasting of the tree . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 20th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "When He took thee."  "When the God-seer Moses long ago . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 9)

These stichera are sung on January 9th for the After-feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord and Savior, though Thou stoodest before John . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 11th)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration on August 11th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "In mercy, Thou, O Christ, didst form the first man Adam . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 8)

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O this day, Thou madest manifest Thy Godhead . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 9)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today while keeping the festival of the glorious holy Transfiguration . . . ."

Agape, Irene & Chionia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Women Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia, April 16th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O young virgin maidens . . . ."

Agapios and Those With Him, 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 . . . ."  Updated 2/17/2021.

Agatha of Palermo, 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 . . . ."

Agathangelos, 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 . . . ."

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

These are sung for the Martyr Agrippina of Rome, June 23rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Like a meadow, Rome doth put thee forth . . . ."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, 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 . . . ."

Alexander & Antonina-Martyrs, 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 . . . ."

Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Alexander, Paul the New and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople, August 30th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Since thou wast a shepherd of the Church . . . ."

Alexios-man of God, 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 . . . ."

Alypios the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Alypios the Stylite of Adrianople, November 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "From childhood didst thou devote thy life unto Christ our God . . . ."

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

These stichera are for the Holy Prophet Amos, June 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the Holy Spirit's gleaming ray . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 12/30/18.

Andrew of Crete, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete, the Author of the Great Canon, July 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Righteous Andrew, what shall we call thee now . . . ."

Andronicus & his wife Athanasia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Father Andronicus and His Wife Athanasia, October 9th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Casting off the tyranny of earthly life . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Antypas of Pergamum, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Antypas, Bishop of Pergamum, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou most richly drewest forth the grace . . . ."

Apostles of the Seventy (April 8), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostles of the 70: Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phelgon and Hermes, April 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Like swift eagles that soar aloft . . . ."

Aquila-One of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Aquila, One of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The holy Paul, that great sun of the whole world . . . ."

Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, June 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Knowing thee, O trophy-bearing Martyr . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."  Updated 3/30/2022.

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st set

These stichera are the first set for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and are also sung on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a dazzling bright radiance . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

Archangels, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd set

This is the second set of stichera for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."  Updated 10/4/18.

Archippos-Apostle of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Archippos of the Seventy, January 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "As Archippos enlightened peoples with the light of doctrines . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "In setting thy bravery against the brute fierceness . . . ."

Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostles Aristarchos, Pudens & Trophymos of the 70, April 14th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-wise Apostles, with the word of divine and saving knowledge . . . ."

Artemius at Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch, October 20th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Shining brightly in heart and mind with celestial enlightenment . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, 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 . . . ."

Athenogenes of Herakleopolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Herakleopolis, July 16th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Glorious Saint Athenogenes, clothed with the bright priestly robe . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst show forth increase in ascetic feats . . . ."  Updated 1/16/2021.

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

These are the stichera for Averkios the Wonderworker, October 22nd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Dedicating thy whole self to God . . . ."  Updated 10/8/2020.

Barbara the Great Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Barbara, December 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "In the course of frightful martyrdom . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Barlaam of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Barlaam of Antioch, November 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast stronger than hardened brass . . . ."

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, 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 . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, 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 . . . ."  Updated 6/10/19.

Bartholomew-Return of his Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, August 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us bless with sincerity that bright sun shining mightily . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for the Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra, March 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O lauded Basil, adorned in priestly vestments . . . ."

Basil of Parium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium, April 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shining brighter than the sun, thy joyous feast day is risen up . . . ."

Bassa the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Bassa of Edessa, August 21st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Longing after martyrdom, O lauded Bassa . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

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

The stichera for our Righteous Father Boukolos, Bishop of Smyrna, February 6th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O father, flashing with the light of virtues . . . ."

Bright Friday-Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Bright Friday for the Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O all-blameless Bride of God . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st Set)

This is the 1st set of stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou wast wholly set apart unto the Master from childhood . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)  Updated 1/22/18.

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd Set)

This is the 2nd set of stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst yield thy body up to bitter torments . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)  

Christina of Tyre, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the Lord illumined thy pure mind . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, 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 . . . ."

Claudius, Diodore et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Nicephorus and Serapion, April 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When your eyes were put out, O Saints . . . ."

Clement of Ancyra, 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 . . . ."

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

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

Cosmas and Damian of Asia-with their mother Theodota, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Nov 1st)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian of Asia and their mother Theodota, November 1st, the Original Melody, "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Crescens of Myra of Lycia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia, April 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Unto contests of bitter pains, to entangling and cunning snares . . . ."

Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When the chrism of priestly rank and the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."  Updated 9/28/2020.

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, June 9th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind shone resplendently . . . ."

Cyril of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Our Father among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Prosomoion" As one valiant."  "Thou hast risen up as a star . . . ."

Cyrus & John-Holy Unmercenaries, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O ye athletes most valorous . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Cyrus & John-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries, June 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

David of Thessalonica, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable David of Thessalonica, June 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father David, all-blessed Saint . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, 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 . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Hieromarty Dionysios (Dionysius) the Areopagite, October 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Through preaching, the great and godly Paul wisely caught thee . . . ."

Dios of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Dios of Antioch, July 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Blessed Dios, we sing thy praise . . . ."

Emilian the martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria, July 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothing Thy prizewinner from on high . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Clearly reflecting the beauties of holy Paradise . . . ." 

Epimachos of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Epimachos of Alexandria, October 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Desiring heavenly beauty, O famed Epimachos . . . ."

Epiphanios of Cyprus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Father Among the Saints Epiphanios, Bishop of Cyprus, May 12th, Prosomoion "Unto themm that fear thee."  "Unto thee, the written Law became a school-master . . . ."

Eudokia-Venerable-martyr of Heliopolis, 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 . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou, O Eudokimos, foundest a very blessed end . . . ."

Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the providence of God . . . ."

Eulampios & Eulampia at Nicomedia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Eulampios & Eulampia at Nicomedia, October 10th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thy resplendent memory hath dawned more brilliantly than the sun . . . ."

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

The stichera sung for the  Great-martyr Euphemia the all-praised, July 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, how Euphemia, the gentle lamb of the Lord . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Great Martyr, the All-famed Euphemia, September 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the beauty of maidenhood . . . ."

Eupsychios of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Eupsychios of Caesarea in Cappadocia, April 9th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thy holy martyrs."  "Supremely wise Eupsychios . . . ."

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

The stichera for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou wast called by God above and not by man . . . ."

Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos-Martyrs of Amasea, 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 . . . ."

Eutychios-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Eutychios, Patriarch of Constatinople, April 6th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, since Thou hadst made Eutychios flourish . . . ."

Febronia-Ven. Martyr, 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 . . . ."

Floros & Lauros-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Floros & Lauros of Illyria, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Verily, the Saints became as flawless stones . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 5)

The stichera for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, let us ascend with Jesus going up to the holy mount . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, January 2nd-5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us piously fill the air . . . ."  Updated 11/28/19.

Forgiveness evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera at "O Lord I have cried" are sung on Forgiveness Sunday night, after the 4 Penitential stichera, Tone/Mode 2.  "Let us all hasten . . ."

Galaktion & Episteme-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Galaktion & Episteme, remembered on November 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Reared on the milk of ascetic deeds . . . ."

George of Mount Maleon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable George of Mount Maleon, April 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Being dedicated fervently and wholly united with all thy soul . . . ."

Germanos-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Germanos, Patriarch of Constantinople, May 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou mightily threwest to the ground . . . ."

Glyceria the Virgin-Martyr of Heraclea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Virgin-martyr Glyrceria of Heraclea, May 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through the pains of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Gregory of Decapolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Gregory of Decapolis, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dwell  in the heavenly tabernacles with joy . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera at Vespers for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shamuna the marvelous, belov'd Habib . . . ."

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

These are for the Holy Prophet Habakkuk, December 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "On receiving the Spirit's ray . . . ."

Helladios the Hieromartyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Helladios, May 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Hesychios the Senator, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera sung for the Martyr Hesychios the Senator, March 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Right renowned for thy way of life . . . ."

Hieromartyrs of Cherson, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyrs of Cherson, March 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Hierarchs and unconquered Martyrs of Jesus Christ . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Firmly and sacredly longing for . . . ."  Updated 7/26/19.

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

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Hierotheos, Bishop of Athens, October 4th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Like light, thy divine desire for Christ . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast joyous in heart and soul, O Father . . . ."

Hilarion the New, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Hilarion the New, March 28th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou hadst an unspotted way of life . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, 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 . . . ."  Updated 5/27/19.

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory 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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council that falls between October 11th-17th, Prosomoion "Ere the morning star."  "Patriarch Germanos the New assembled the accounts . . . ."  Updated 9/21/18.

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 3 stichera sung (first one repeated for 4) on Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, after the ones for the Resurrection.  "Today hath Hades groaned, crying . . . ."

Hyacinth & Companions of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Hyacinth & Companions of Caesarea, July 3rd, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "With the Spirit's clear-shining radiance . . . ."

Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are born of earth . . . ."  Updated 7/16/2020.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Beginning of the Indiction: the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye faithful, and since we have learned . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

Irene of Thessalonica, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for the Great-martyr Irene of Thessalonica, May 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O modest Irene, when thou wast clothed . . . ."

Isaac the Syrian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "As disciples to their saving guide . . . ."

Isauros and those with him of Athens, 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 . . . ."  Updated 5/26/2022.

Isidore of Chios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Isidore of Chios, May 14th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou wast aflame with zeal for true religion . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, 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 . . . ."

James of Catania, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung for the Venerable Confessor James, Bishop of Catania, March 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Fleeing from the turmoil of the world . . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle James, "Brother of God," Feast day October 23rd, Prosomoin "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, all ye of godly mind . . . ."  Updated 9/9/18.

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."  Updated 9/30/2020.

James the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

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

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Joel, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "God's Holy Spirit hath been poured out on us . . . ."

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," 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 . . . ."

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

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you." "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God? . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ, July 21st, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Dwelling in the wilderness in holy concord . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, remembered on November 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give, thou didst disperse thy bread . . . ."  Updated 11/3/2020.

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, 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 . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, 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 . . . ."

John the Faster, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

John-Disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, April 18th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Guided by the fear of God, O righteous Father . . . ."

Jonah & Barachisios and thosewith them, 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 . . . ."

Julian of Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus, June 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "We know thee as a blazing sun . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

Kallistratos and those with him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Kallistratos and the 49 Martyrs with him, September 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Martyr and athlete Kallistratos . . . ."

Karpos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Karpos of the Seventy, May 26th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou madest thy mind fit to receive . . . ."

Karpos, Papylos & those with them, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Karpos, Papylos & those with them, October 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-sacred Karpos blest of God . . . ."

Konon of Isauria-Hieromartyr, 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 . . . ."  Updated 2/19/19.

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."  Updated 6/27/2022.

Lampados of Irenoupolis, 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 . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly casting off from thee . . . ."

Lent-2nd Wednesday of Lent, 5th Sticheron at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 5th sticheron (7, 6, 5) at OLIHC sung on the 2nd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles of Christ God, ye brilliant lights of  the earthborn . . . ."

Lent-2nd Wednesday of Lent, 8th Sticheron at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 8th sticheron (10, 9, 8) at OLIHC sung on the 2nd Wednesday of Lent, Original Melody, "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Lent-3rd Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 3rd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles, seers of God . . . All the wealth Thou gavest me . . . ."

Lent-4th Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 4th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Come, let us completely wash our souls . . . O Cross, the Apostles' boast and joy . . . ."

Lent-5th Thursday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 5th Thursday of Lent, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Lord, Thou wast nailed upon the Cross . . . While shining with fasting's brilliant light . . . ."

Lent-6th Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 6th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "When Thou, O Jesus, wentest about . . . Taking Martha and Mary as guides . . . ."

Leontios-Martyr, 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? . . . ."

Longinus the Centurion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for The Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion, Who Stood at the Cross of Christ, October 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Seeing Him Who became a man . . . ."

Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), 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 . . . ."  Updated 1/29/2020.

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" [Listen]

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, Apostle Luke . . . ."  Updated with audio 10/17/2020.

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Macrina, sister of Basil the Great, July 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Proving the soul's self-determination and immortality . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, 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 . . . ."

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou hadst first overcome the beasts . . . ."

Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia, June 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord, being crushed by stones . . . ."

Marcian & Martyrios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries, October 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Godly Marcian the glorious and the valiant Martyrios . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O wondrous marvel!  The haughty brow and lofty vaunting of him who once said . . . ."  Updated 6/12/2022.

Martinian of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Martinian of Palestine, February 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Having chose hardships and ascetic struggles . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, 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 . . . ."  Updated 2/21/19.

Matrona of Thessalonica-Martyr, 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 . . . ."  Updated 3/3/2021.

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

These are sung for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."  Updated 10/15/2021.

Maximos the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Preaching Him Who became a man . . . ."

Meletios the Great-Archbishop of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

For Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As is written, O blessed man, thou didst meditate day and night . . . ."

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

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Nahum the Prophet, 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 . . . ."

Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, 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 . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

These stichera are the First Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! In these latter times, blazing bright with splendor . . . ."  Updated 10/12/2021.

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

These stichera are the Second Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown . . . ."  Updated 10/12/2021.

Nikephoros-Translation of relics, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the evening of March 12th (for the 13th), with the prosomion "A strange wonder," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Putting the passions in servitude . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, 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 . . . ."  Updated 2/28/2020.

Nikon & his 199 Disciples, 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 . . . ."

Nikon-Preacher of Repentance, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Nikon, Preacher of Repentance, November 26th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Labors and their methods and the light bestowed through their methods . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call you, O Saint of God . . . ."

Obadiah (Abdias) the Holy Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), remembered on November 19th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Prophet Obadiah, thou didst prove a bright vessel of the Spirit . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos for Friday Vespers in Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When, with all Thy holy Angel hosts . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "A temple of Thy Holy Spirit do thou make of me . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "O Lord my God, do Thou crush completely . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Octoechos-Monday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "My soul, now rival the Canaanitish woman . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."  Updated 10/3/2020.

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Octoechos for Thursday Vespers, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "Creation hath been sanctified . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung from the Octoechos for Thursday, Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the whole creation saw thee . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Wednesday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "See to be the trumpets of the Word . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "O friend of man, compassionate and only merciful . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With most mighty resolve of mind . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 5, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "When ye were sent throughout all the world . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 8, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 8, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, the Apostles hast Thou truly enlightened . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, 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 . . . ."

Onesimos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Onesimos of the Seventy, February 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Those unspeakable words of Paul who, while even yet on the earth  . . . ."

Orestes of Cappadocia, 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 . . . ."

Pankratios, 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 6/3/2022.

Paphnutius of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, April 19th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With thine endurance and patience . . . .

Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, November 29th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Brightly ablaze with the clear illuminations . . . ."  Updated 11/23/2020.

Parthenios-Bishop of Lampsakos, 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 . . . ."  Updated 1/29/2020.

Patapios of Thebes, 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 . . . ."

Patrick-Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Holy Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, May 19th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Those four godly consecrated men . . . ."

Patrick-Enlightener of Ireland, 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 . . . ."  Updated ison 4/30/2022.

Paul of Thebes-the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15th, Prosomoion, "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Our Father Among the Saints Paul the Confessor, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."  Updated 10/23/2020.

Pelagia the Penitent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for St. Pelegia the Penitent of Antioch, October 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pelagia most ven'rable, with all tem'prance and toil . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Monday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Monday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The Lord Creator of all things . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Thursday night of the 3rd Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Ye all followed in the steps of Christ . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Thursday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, Prosomoion "Lord, when Thou didst ascend."  "Come, see Him of Whom Moses in the Law wrote . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday after Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Wednesday after Pentecost for the After-feast, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "In fire did Moses behold on the mountain Him Who Is . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 2nd Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday night of the 2nd Week of Pascha (Thomas Week), Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Leaving not the Father's bosom . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 4th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday night of the 4th Week of Pascha (Mid-Pentecost), Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having destroyed death's dominion by Thine own death . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday of the 5th Week of Pascha (Samaritan Woman), Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "From the Samaritan woman Christ encountered at the well . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Season of the Triodion.

Philip the Deacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Philip, one of the seven Deacons, October 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Chosen as one of the holy seven Deacons . . . ."

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

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."  Updated 10/14/2021.

Phocas, 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 . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O godly Phocas, with thy sacred words didst thou cast down . . . ."

Photios & Anikytos-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Photios & Anikytos, August 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye were not afraid of fire nor of the tools of dismemberment . . . ."

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, 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 . . . ."  Updated 6/3/2022.

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

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Porphyrios-Bishop of Gaza, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for St. Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza, February 26th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As with the streams of thy tears . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 3 & 6)

These are sung for February 3rd and 6th, for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Now the Creator of all things and our Deliverer . . . ." Updated 1/22/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 5)

These are for the After-Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written Law . . . ."  Updted 1/23/2020.

Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, October 12th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The three holy martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 1)

The stichera for the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us welcome the precious Cross . . . ."

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the feast of the Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As filled with grace and divine wisdom . . . ."  Updated 7/28/19.

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

This is the 1st set of stichera for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As set apart by the Lord even from thy mother's womb . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, 2nd set-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, July 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst rise up from the East like an exceedingly brilliant star . . . ."

Prokopios the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Prokopios the Confessor of Decapolis, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."  "Being made, O Prokopios, in the image of God Himself . . . ."

Quadratos of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being illumined in soul with the beams of heavenly grace . . . ."

Romanos of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for Romanos the Melodist, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The skilled composer of music and the Divine Spirit's lyre . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "O righteous Father."  "O godly-minded Father Sabbas . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Sabinos of Egypt, March 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, since Thou knowest well how weak is man's nature . . . ."

Samson-the Host of Strangers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for Samson, the Host of Strangers, June 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Sergius and Bacchus, with the grace . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Seven Holy Maccabees, their Teacher Eleazar and their Mother Solomone, August 1st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "No tyranny shook the lofty roof of the Law . . . ."

Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, August 4th & October 22nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

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

These are sung for the Great-martyr Severian of Sebastia, September 9th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Flogged and cut with whips . . . ."

Silas and the other Apostles of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for July 30th, for Apostles Silas, Silvan, Crescens, Epenetos, and Andronikos of the Seventy, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Flashing brilliantly with the beams of the Spirit's enlightenment . . . ."

Simeon the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st, Prosomoion, "O righteous Father."  "As great Elias had a chariot of fire of old . . . ."

Sisoës the Great, 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 . . . ."

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, 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 . . . ."

Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos and Narcissos of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostles Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos and Narcissos of the Seventy, October 31st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Your sound of salvation hath gone forth . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, July 13th & October 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Stephen the New, 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 . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th and August 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."  Updated 7/14/2020.

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Synaxis of the Holy & Righteous Simeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Being perfect, just, and worthy of all praise . . . ."  Updated 1/16/2021.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, 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.

Syncletica of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Syncletica of Alexandria, January 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy.  "Since thou didst verily yearn for the Fathers' good report . . . ."

Terence & Neonilla-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Terence & Neonilla and Their Children, October 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By courageously suffering many torments and punishments . . . ."

Terence, Pompey, et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyrs Terence, Pompey, Maximus, Macarius, Africanus, and Those With Them, April 10th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great patience and fortitude . . . ."

Thaddaeus of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus of the Sevently, August 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Holding converse with that highest Light . . . ."

Theodore of Sykeon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Father Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasiopolis, April 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since thou becamest the Word's own sacred initiate . . . ."  Updated 4/21/2021.

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

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."  Updated 12/27/18.

Theodore the General, 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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Father truly worthy of thy name . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Thy hallowed memorial today . . . ."  Updated 8/21/17.

Theopemptos & Theonas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyrs Theopemptos, Bishop of Nicomedia and Theonas, January 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with hymns the wise . . . ."

Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, 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 . . . ."  Updated 3/11/2020.

Theophylact the Confessor-Bishop of Nicomedia, 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 . . . ."

Thomas of Mt. Maleon, 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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."  Updated 9/8/18.

Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 1st set is Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Christ the Master provided thee . . . ." 

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

 These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 2nd set is Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thyrsos the most marvelous . . . ."

Tikhon of Amathus in Cyprus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Holy Father Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus, June 16th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you . . . ."

Tikhon-Patriarch of Moscow, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Tikhon the Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow, celebrated on March 25th and October 5th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though thou didst stand."  "Lord, when the ship of the divine Church was troubled . . . ."

Timothy of Symbola, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Righteous Father Timothy of Symbola, February 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-minded Father Timothy, through fervent prayers to the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/19/2020.

Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle, January 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Made bright with the Spirit's brilliant beams . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

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

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Titus the Wonderworker, April 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O Father Titus of godly mind . . . ."

Titus-Apostle of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostle Titus of the Seventy, August 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Preaching of a single Godhead of Three Holy Hypostases . . . ."

Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, 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 . . . ."

Varos the Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Varos, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Having seen the contests of the right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

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

These are sung for our Righteous Mother Xenia the Merciful of Rome, January 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "First thou didst go from thy homeland . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Shining with high dignity of soul . . . ."  Updated 12/17/19.

Zachariah the Prophet, 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 . . . ."

Zenobius and Zenobia, Stichera at "O Lord, I Have Cried"

Stichera at Vespers, "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Richly dyeing thy priestly robes in the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."  Updated 10/23/2020.

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

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 18)

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O ye celestial gates, be opened . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 21)

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition on August 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Unto Gethsemane, the band of Christ's disciples . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Archangels, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and also on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosmoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us on earth now keep festival like the Angels' hosts . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Monday-7th week)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of Ascension, on Monday night Vespers (for Tuesday) of the Seventh Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "When Thou, O gracious Lord . . . ."  Updated 5/18/2021.

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded martyr of Christ God . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)

Cosmas & Damian-Martyrs in Rome, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs in Rome, July 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us assemble upon the Unmercenaries' feast . . . ."

Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for our Righteous Fathers Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, January 28th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, Ephraim, thou fountain of song . . . Rejoice, Isaac, thou eagle of prayer . . . ."

Forgiveness evening, Stichera and Glory at the Aposticha

These are the stichera and the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha on Forgiveness Sunday Evening, Tone/Mode 4.  "Thy grace hath risen . . ." and "The ranks of angels praise thee . . ."

James the Apostle and "Brother of God," Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers are sung for the Holy Apostle James, the "Brother of God," October 23rd, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, though blessed James, Thy sacred Apostle . . . ."  Updated 9/12/18.

Kyrikos & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."  Updated 6/27/2022.

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

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Ye that love the martyrs, come, with faith . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."  Updated 10/15/2021.

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."  Updated 10/13/2021.

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 8, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 8, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, because Thy wise and holy Apostles . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday of the 5th Week, 2nd Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the 2nd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers which is sung on Thursday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, The Original Melody, "Lord, when Thou didst ascend upon the Cross . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday-7th week, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are from the Pentecostarion, sung on Wednesday night for Thursday of the 7th week, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "That Thou mightest raise me . . . ."  Updated 5/24/2022.

Pentecostarion-Wednesday after Pentecost, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Aposticha on the Wednesday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Co-eternal and one in pow'r . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Aposticha is sung for the Placing of the Theotokos' Robe at Blachernae, July 2nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Mother of God, as thou alone . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 1)

The stichera for the Aposticha at Vespers for the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, ye feast-lovers, and as we all now keep festival . . . ."

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, 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 . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1

"O Lord, I have cried" (Kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 1/First Mode.  "Accept our evening prayers, O holy Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria), verses (stichologia), and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 2/Second Mode.  "Come ye, let us worship him . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 3/Third Mode.  "O Christ Savior, the might of death . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 4/Fourth Mode.  "We worship untiringly thy quickening Cross, O Christ God . . . ."  Updated 2/9/19 (removed extra image).

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode.  "With thy noble cross, O Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/2/17.

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6

"O Lord I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "O Christ, Possessor of victory over hades . . . ."  Updated (corrected) 3/6/2021.

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Evening praise and spoken worship do we offer thee . . . ."  Updated 3/9/19.

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Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera at Vespers for the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothed in the divine robe and the priestly chrism . . . ."