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Byzantine Tone 8

Markellos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for Our Righteous Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Theotokion, Drive Far Away From My Wretched Heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Drive far away from my wretched heart . . . ."

Nestor of Thessalonica, 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 Nestor of Thessalonica, October 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Nestor, blessed athlete of the Lord  . . . ."

Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, 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 Martyrs Trophimos, Dorymedon and Savvatios, September 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O Trophimos, while sorely yearning to inherit the delight unending . . . ."

Sophia & Her Daughters, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Sophia and her daughters, Faith, Love and Hope, September 17th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, though Sophia's tender fledglings were tortured . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure Ever-Virgin Unwedded Bride

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "O pure ever-virgin unwedded Bride, who doth flee unto thy shelter . . . ."

Euphrosyne, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Our Righteous Mother Euphrosyne, September 25th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Moses the Ethiopian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "When Moses the nototorious wisely abandoned every worldly pleasure . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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