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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, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These are sung for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna, September 9th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Thanks to the Savior's Name . . . ."

Severian, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This exaposteilarion is sung for the Great-Martyr Severian of Sebastia, September 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou, O all-blest Severian . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Severian, 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 Severian of Sebastia, September 9th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Flogged and cut with whips . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at the Praises

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

These Praises (taken from the Aposticha at Vespers) are sung for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder!  Lo, the heavenly Archangel . . . ."  Updated 9/4/2021.

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Holy Prophet Zachariah, Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou as a priest didst minister to God Almighty . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

These are the stichera at Vespers for the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothed in the divine robe and the priestly chrism . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Apolytikion

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Venerable Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed," (Dismissal version).  "In the vesture of a priest . . . ."  Updated 7/31/2021.

Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by the Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), September 6th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Megalynarion sung at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Virginity is alien to mothers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos)

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

This is the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  "O Theotokos, thou art a mystical paradise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Eustathios, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion of the Cross

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, and the Theotokion of the Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "Forsaking this world's vain delights . . . In thee we take heart manfully . . . ."

Kallistratos and those with him, 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 Kallistratos and the 49 Martyrs with him, September 27th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Martyr and athlete Kallistratos . . . ."

Eustathios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou wast called by God above and not by man . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 20th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 20th, Prosomoion "When He took thee."  "When the God-seer Moses long ago . . . ."

Michael the Archangel-Miracle in Colossae, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

On September 6th we chant this Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae.  "All ye, the race of mankind, come . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Doxastikon, the Glory & Both now of the Praises for the Nativity of the Theotokos.  "This is the day of the Lord; wherefore, rejoice, O ye nations . . . ."  Updated 9/8/2021.

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Standing before Almighty God in glory . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O highest peak of hierarchs . . . O Virgin, since thou barest . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, 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 Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O godly Phocas, with thy sacred words didst thou cast down . . . ."

Quadratos of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being illumined in soul with the beams of heavenly grace . . . ."

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