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Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromarytyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, February 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the blameless Virgin's holy Fruit . . . ."

Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs (Feb 6)

These stichera are sung for the Marytry Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Julian the great martyr of the Lord . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Nicephoros the Martyr of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Nicephoros the Martyr of Antioch, February 9th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Since thou wast obedient to the laws . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants & Markellos, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Holy 14,000 Infants slain by Herod and for our Righteous Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "Do not be sad, O Bethlehem . . . When thou hadst put to sleep . . . Upon the earth is peace . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Exaposteilaria (Jan 2)

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 2nd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The voice of one that crieth out . . . ."

Anysia the Martyr & Melania the Younger, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria for the Holy Virgin Martyr Anysia and our Righteous Mother Melania the Younger of Rome, as well as for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thy reliquary welleth up . . . Melania, who art praised of all . . . He that is God before all things . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 21)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 21st, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Now are the prophecies fulfilled of all the Prophets . . . ."

Tatiana of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are chanted for the Holy Martyr Tatiana of Rome, January 12th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When thou wast illumined with the light of the Holy Spirit . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 22)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 22nd, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ cometh on the earth . . . ."  Uupdated 12/17/2022.

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou art the whole strength of all our life . . . ."

After-feast of St. Demetrios, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Oct. 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-Martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, the noetic Myrrh . . . ."

Theotokion, For Us Christians Thou Art Certain Help

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "For us Christians, thou art certain help . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 17th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Seeing the Cross's Wood exalted . . . ."

Quadratos of the Seventy, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Apostle Quadratos of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Most wisely preaching Christ's divine good tidings . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 19th, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 19th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Sin's deadly undergrowth is pruned away . . . ."

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 17th, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, September 17th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "With the most precious Cross . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Moses the Ethiopian, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for our Righteous Father Moses the Ethiopian, August 28th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou with thy sword of godly prayer . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises (Aug 14)

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "At an almighty beck, the band of Christ's disciples . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 14)

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As we with love keep festival . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 11)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 11th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, wishing to transform the nature come from Adam . . . ."

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