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Byzantine Tone 3

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 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 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "A temple of Thy Holy Spirit do thou make of me . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Exaposteilarion & Theotkion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos and his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Unrip in years and still a babe . . . ."

Theotokion, O Maid, Thou Art The Gladness

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "O Maid, thou art the gladness of the angels of our God . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "A foe of every passion . . . Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Christina of Tyre, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Most rightly do we honor thee . . . ."

Lent-4th 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 4th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "The power of the Cross."  "Ye faithful, let us show forth . . . Now having passed through . . . ."

Lent-5th Sunday of Lent-St. Mary of Egypt, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Mary of Egypt, Prosomoion, "O changless Light."  "We have thee as an example of change . . . ."  Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "O friend of man, compassionate and only merciful . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Meat Fare)

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Saturday of Souls

These 3 are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou Who, as God, hast power . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Savior, as the Friend of man . . . O Mary, Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This exaposteilarion is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Ye earnestly fought the good fight . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Ephraim the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Out of Paradise, a river floweth . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th:  1st Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "O Father Sabbas wise in God . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Let all the desert make merry . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Stephen the New, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable-Martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Thou didst shame as atheists . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), My Christ, When She Beheld Thee

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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 "The power of thy cross."  "My Christ, when she beheld Thee raised up . . . ."  Updated 6/26/2022.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Apolytikion

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This Apolytikion is for the St. Thekla, the Proto-Martyr and Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  The text is arranged by Emily Lowe, from the original text of Fr. John Namie.  "Glorious Thekla, thou, companion of Paul . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Exaposteilarion

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Joachim & Anna (Sept 9)

This exaposteilarion is sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "She who took away the curse . . . ."

Euphemia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Great-Martyr Euphemia the all-praised, July 11th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Thou wast dead yet didst gush forth . . . Since our God hath given thee . . . ."

Pentecost, 05-Exaposteilaria

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Exaposteilaria sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou, All-holy Spirit . . . The Father is Light . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pachomios the Great, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for Our Righteous Father Pachomios the Great, May 17th, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Withdrawing to the deserts in longing for the Angels' life . . . ."

Bright Friday-Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung on Bright Friday for our Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "As the life-giving fount, thou didst conceive the Dew . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 04 Exaposteilarion

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Thy bridal chamber, O my Savior . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

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