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Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), In Tasting of Vinegar and Gall

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-theotokion (for the Cross) that is sung on during Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In tasting of vinegar and gall being lifted on the Tree . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

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

Theotokion from the Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Glory/Both now from the Octoechos for Saturday Orthros (Matins) at the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Implore Christ, to whom thou gavest birth . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are sung on Saturday Morning at Orthros (Matins) from the Octoechos, for the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Savior, we pray Thee to vouchsafe unto those Thou hast translated . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers (Original Melody)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 1, Original Melody:  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/6/2020.

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, 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 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

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 . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, from the music of St. Anthony's Monastery.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being divinely illumined with the Divine Spirit's light . . . ."  Updated 12/18/19.

Patapios of Thebes, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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 . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (chant)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode-Double Canon

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Full 9th Ode with double canon for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  This is only sung on the feast itself and its leave-taking, August 23rd.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . Beholding the Dormition of the Virgin . . . Let every earth-born man upleap in the spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

These are the Katavasia of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  They are sung from August 15-23.  "Adorned in varied colors with divine glory . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/6/19.

Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasia (Ode 9-single)

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Katavasia of Ode 9 with magnification for the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th.  It sung from August 15-23.  "All we the generations . . . The bounds of nature are overcome in thee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/30/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Praises

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

These praises are sung for the Dormtion of St. Anna, the Mother of the Theotokos, July 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Keeping this joyous memorial, we praise Thee, O Christ . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Praises

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

These praises are sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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