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Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the Seven Maccabees, August 1st.  "O Lord, by the sufferings of the saints . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The stichera for the Aposticha at Vespers for the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, ye feast-lovers, and as we all now keep festival . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Seven Holy Maccabees, their Teacher Eleazar and their Mother Solomone, August 1st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "No tyranny shook the lofty roof of the Law . . . ."

Dios of Antioch, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The apolytikion for the Venerable Dios of Antioch.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These stichera are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) on July 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou Who didst translate Elias the Thesbite from the earth . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Praises

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These praises are sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

Thomas of Mt. Maleon, 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 Thomas of Mt. Maleon, July 7th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "We know thee truly to be a divinely shining light . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Apolytikion

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin . . . ."  Updated with the Apolytikion version, 7/9/18.

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

These stichera are sung for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer and Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou broughtest sweet myrrh to Christ our God . . . ."

Trisagion Hymn (Byz T1)

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Trisagion Hymns

This Trisagion Hymn is in English, Arabic, & Greek.  "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, 1st set-Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 1st set of stichera for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As set apart by the Lord even from thy mother's womb . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 26th & July 13th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, on March 26th, and are also the first set for July 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Alexander & Antonina-Martyrs, 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 Marytr Alexander & Virgin-martyr Antonina of Constantinople, June 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Most richly illumined with the light of the Trinity . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These praises are sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Let Mark, that most excellent of men . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These stichera are sung the Apostle Mark, April 25th, at the Aposticha at Vespers, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O godly-wise Mark, thou wast the pen of a truly wise and swiftly writing scribe . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These are both sets of stichera (3 each) sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th.  1st Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  "Come, let us labor in the mystical field . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine versions.  Update IN PROGRESS!! 

Jonah & Barachisios and thosewith them, 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 Martyrs Jonah & Barachisios and those with them, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Through many intense and bitter pains . . . ."

Alexios-man of God, 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 Alexios, the "Man of God," March 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "We know thee to be a man of God . . . ."

Theophylact the Confessor-Bishop of Nicomedia, 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 Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia, March 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Though kept in a prison under guard . . . ."

Konon of Isauria-Hieromartyr, 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 Konon of Isauria, March 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O martyr whose praise is sung by all . . . ."  Updated 2/19/19.

Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos-Martyrs of Amasea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos of Amasea, March 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O three holy Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Parthenios-Bishop of Lampsakos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for our Righteous Father Parthenios, Bishop of Lampsakos, February 7th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The boast of Hellespont and the bright light of Lampsakos . . . ."  Updated 1/29/2020.

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Gather together with fervor, ye children of Greece . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)  Updated text on 2/5/19.

Meat Fare Sunday, Kontakion

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Kontakia during the Lenten Triodion (Pre-Lent & Lent)

The Kontakion for the third Sunday before Lent.  "When Thou, O God, wilt come to earth with glory . . . ."

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