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Byzantine Tone 8

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

Kyrikos & Julitta, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! How that haughty mind . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Theotokion, When Our God Came Bodily

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When our God came bodily unto us . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Theotokion, O Bride of God, All-Undefiled Virgin Mary

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion from the Octoechos is sung at either Vespers or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O bride of God, all-undefiled Virgin Mary . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

John the Theologian-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, May 8th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Seeing the excess of fervent love . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Cheese Fare Saturday, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on Cheese Fare Saturday, Prosomoin "The Paradise of Eden."  "Let us, the faithful, all extol in hymns . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice gem and treasure of purity

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion, from the Triodion, is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, gem and treasure of purity, thou pure dwelling place . . . ."

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

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Hypatios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Gangra, March 31st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Father Hypatios of Godly mind . . . ."

All Creation

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Hymns to the Theotokos

This is the Hymn to the Theotokos sung at the Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, with melody and ison only.  "All creation rejoices in thee . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "O all ye brethren, come before the end . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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 . . . ."

Communion Hymn for Sunday (English version of Sabihu)

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Communion Hymns

This Communion Hymn is the English version of the Arabic "Sabihu."  Updated 1/5/2022.

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (second Doxastikon) sung for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

Theodore the Studite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Theodore the Studite, November 11th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore . . . ."  (Guide of Orthodoxy.)

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