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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the two sets of stichera from the Octoechos for Wednesday night Vespers in Tone 1: 1st Set: Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O glorious Apostles of Christ God . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers . . . ."

After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Sept 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 18th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The Wood whereby we were saved . . . ."

Nikitas the Goth, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Nikitas the Goth, September 15th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "By the all-powerful Faith of the Savior . . . ."

After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Sept 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Aposticha of the After-Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 11th.  But when this day falls on a Sunday, they are used at "O Lord, I have cried," Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Joachim joineth with Anna in keeping festival . . . ."

Moses the Ethiopian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 1 on Wednesday Vespers, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us acclaim with one voice . . . ."  The Original Melody "O all-lauded martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Euplos of Catania in Sicily, 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 and Archdeacon Euplos of Catania in Sicily, August 11th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Euplos, every while of the evil-minded enemy . . . ."

Theotokion, O Theotokos, Since Thou Art The Gracious Advocate

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Theotokos, since thou art the gracious advocate . . . ."

Aquila-One of the 70, 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 Holy Apostle Aquila, One of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The holy Paul, that great sun of the whole world . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, 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 Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou, O Eudokimos, foundest a very blessed end . . . ."  Updated 7/24/2022.

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

Pentecostarion-Monday of the 5th 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 Monday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The Lord Creator of all things . . . ."

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

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Lent-5th 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 5th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Though rich, Thou, O Christ, becames poor . . . In wickedness woefully made rich . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin, Thou Spacious Land of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Virgin, thou spacious land of God, who art vaster than the heavens . . . ."

Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos of the Seventy, 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 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6

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

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

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    Vesperal Stichera 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-2nd Sunday of Lent-St Gregory Palamas, Stichera at the Praises

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    Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

    These Praises are sung on the 2nd Sunday of Lent, for St. Gregory Palamas, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having completed thy blessed life led here in this world . . . ."

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