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Kodratos of Corinth and his Five Companions, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Kodratos of Corinth and his Five Companions, March 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Kodratos, most excellent of men . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These stichera are sung for the Martyr Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Rejoice in the Lord, O Church of God . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion, Beholding Christ Hanging on the Tree

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Beholding Christ hanging on the Tree . . . ."

Martyrs-Another Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is another Apolytikion used for the Martyrs.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints . . . ."

Anastasia, 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 Great Martyr Anastasia, the Deliverer from Potions, December 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "How great is the beauty past compare . . . ." Updated 12/22/

Theotokion, O Staff of the Faithful

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O staff of the faithful and our hope . . . ."

Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos & Patapios of Thebes, 1st Set of Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the first set of stichera sung for December 8th, for the Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos and St. Patapios of Thebes, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye people, and let us now form a spiritual choir . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin, Great Moses Once Beheld

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Virgin, great Moses once beheld with prophetic eyes . . . ."

Theotokion, O Thou Who Knewest Not Wedlock

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou who knewest not wedlock, O Virgin Mother of God . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Nov. 20), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-virgin Maid . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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