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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 . . . ."

Lent-1st Saturday of Lent-St. Theodore, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the First Saturday of Lent for St. Theodore, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As we the faithful assemble with one accord today . . . ."

Theotokion, Do Thou, O All-Hymned One

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Do thou, O all-hymned one, heal my soul . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at the Praises

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, the 4th Sunday before Lent begins.  "Brethren, let us not pray as the Pharisee . . . ."

Isaac the Syrian, 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 Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "As disciples to their saving guide . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, 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 Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Clearly reflecting the beauties of holy Paradise . . . ." 

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded martyr of Christ God . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that disdained things below . . . ."  Updated 11/28/2021.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The Ewe-lamb and Lady Free of Blame

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-theotokion) at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The Ewe-lamb and Lady free of blame . . . ."

Epimachos of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Epimachos of Alexandria, October 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Desiring heavenly beauty, O famed Epimachos . . . ."

Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos and Narcissos 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 for the Apostles Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos and Narcissos of the Seventy, October 31st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Your sound of salvation hath gone forth . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Great-Martyr Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings . . . ."

Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, 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 Arethas (Al-Haarith) & Companions in Arabia, October 24th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "In setting thy bravery against the brute fierceness . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, 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 Hieromarty Dionysios (Dionysius) the Areopagite, October 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Through preaching, the great and godly Paul wisely caught thee . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Joachim & Anna (Sept 9)

These are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Joachim joineth with Anna in keeping festival . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 05 Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Let every breath praise the Lord . . . Thee, the Son of the Virgin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, O Thou Divinely-Blest Maiden

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou divinely-blest Maiden . . . ."

Theodore of Sykeon, 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 Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasiopolis, April 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since thou becamest the Word's own sacred initiate . . . ."  Updated 4/21/2021.

Theotokion, Thou art the joy

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy," the Original Melody.  "Thou art the joy of the heavenly orders . . . ."

Paphnutius of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, April 19th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With thine endurance and patience . . . .

Agape, Irene & Chionia, 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 Women Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia, April 16th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O young virgin maidens . . . ."

Presanctified Liturgy, 24d O Taste and See

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Presanctified Gifts, Liturgy of

This is the Communion Hymn sung at the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.  "O taste and see that the Lord is good."  It is sung here by the Boston Byzantine Choir.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Tell us, O Simeon . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine (hand-written) notation.  Updated 1/24/2024.

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