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Lenten Triodion

Prokeimenon, Great - Second of Lent

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is the Second Great Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of Lent.  "Thou hast given an inheritance . . . ."

Prokeimenon, Great - First of Lent

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is the First Great Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Forgiveness Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of Lent.  "Turn not away Thy face from Thy servant . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Katavasiae (Ode 9)

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Prodigal Son Sunday

This is the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "Who of the earthborn hath heard of such a thing . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Prodigal Son Sunday

These Katavasiae (Odes 1-8) are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son.  "Take up the song of Moses, and cry out, O my soul . . . ."

Penitential Troparia (Troparia of Contrition)

These troparia are sung at various times during Lent and at the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  "Have mercy on us, O Lord ... O Lord, have mercy on us . . . Open unto us the door of thy compassion . . . ."

Theotokion, O Inexpressible Condescension

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, during the year or during the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Lent-5th Wednesday of Lent, 24 Penitential Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 24 Penitential stichera sung at OLIHC on the 5th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "All of my life hath been vainly wasted . . . I am weighed down with a heavy burden . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Lent-5th Wednesday of Lent, 1st metered Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the first metered stichera sung on the 5th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thou hast shown forth Thy most sacred disciples . . . Having the season of the Fast as an ally . . . ."

Cheese Fare Saturday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on Cheese Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Ye that in truth renounced the world . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Let us in gladness praise with hymns . . . ."

Cheese Fare Saturday, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on Cheese Fare Saturday, Prosomoin "The Paradise of Eden."  "Let us, the faithful, all extol in hymns . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice gem and treasure of purity

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion, from the Triodion, is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, gem and treasure of purity, thou pure dwelling place . . . ."

Prodigal Son Sunday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Prodigal Son Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The wealth of grace Thou gavest me . . . ."

Pharisee & Publican, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Pharisee & Publican Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Let us flee from the Pharisee's exceeding wicked vaunting . . . ."  Updated 1/23/2023.

Lent-6th Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6

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  • Lent-5th 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 5th Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Though rich, Thou, O Christ, becames poor . . . In wickedness woefully made rich . . . ."

    Lent-5th Thursday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6

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  • 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-4th Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 4th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Come, let us completely wash our souls . . . O Cross, the Apostles' boast and joy . . . ."

    Lent-3rd 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 3rd Sunday of Lent in the Evening, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, Who freely hast spread out Thy divine hands . . . Lord, in the multitude of Thy great compassions . . . ."

    Lent-3rd Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 3rd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles, seers of God . . . All the wealth Thou gavest me . . . ."

    Lent-2nd Wednesday of Lent, 5th Sticheron at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    This is the 5th sticheron (7, 6, 5) at OLIHC sung on the 2nd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles of Christ God, ye brilliant lights of  the earthborn . . . ."

    Lent-2nd Wednesday of Lent, 8th Sticheron at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

    This is the 8th sticheron (10, 9, 8) at OLIHC sung on the 2nd Wednesday of Lent, Original Melody, "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

    Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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    Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

    These are the first 2 stichera that are sung on the Evening of the 1st Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Freely give compunction and complete estrangement from evil things . . . ."

    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 . . . ."

    Lent-5th Saturday of Lent-Akathist Saturday

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    Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

    This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 5th Saturday of Lent, the Saturday of the Akathist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The myst'ry from eternity . . . ."

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