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Byzantine Tone 2

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 . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are from the Octoechos for Friday Vespers in Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When, with all Thy holy Angel hosts . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Saturday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These stichera are sung on Saturday morning of the 3rd week of Pascha, The Original Melody "When he took thee."

Pentecostarion-Friday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises

These stichera are sung at Matins on Friday morning of the 3rd Week of Pascha, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When they heard the Angel's holy words . . . ."

Patrick-Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, 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 Holy Hieromartyr Patrick, Bishop of Prusa, and Those With Him, May 19th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Those four godly consecrated men . . . ."

John the Theologian-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, May 8th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O John, declaring things divine . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 2nd Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday night of the 2nd Week of Pascha (Thomas Week), Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Leaving not the Father's bosom . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Apolytikia

These are the two apolytikia sung on Holy Friday afternoon at the Great Vespers for Great & Holy Saturday.  "The noble Joseph . . . Unto the myrrh-bearing women . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the stichera at the Aposticha at Great Vespers on Great & Holy Saturday (Holy Friday afternoon), The Original Melody "When he took thee."  "When he took Thee dead from off the Tree . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou hast mercies full of sympathy

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou hast mercies full of sympathy; thou hast an abyss of compassion . . . ."

Antypas of Pergamum, 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 Antypas, Bishop of Pergamum, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou most richly drewest forth the grace . . . ."

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