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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

Sung on October 7th for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Bound to each other by their faith and brotherly affection . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Ninth Ode of the 1st Canon

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8th.  "Magnify, O my soul, . . . O thou who from thy virginal loins . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 9/12/18.

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Gregory of Armenia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, September 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Seeing a dreadful spectacle, the unbelievers were amazed  . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Exaposteilarion & Stavrotheotokion

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

This is the Exaposteilarion & Stavro-Theotokion for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Being, O wise Apostle John, the Son of Thunder . . . Standing before thy Master's Cross . . . ."`x`

Conception of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Forerunner & Baptist John, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The great Forerunner's glorious conception now declareth . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed & After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 16th for the Great-martyr, the All-famed Euphemia and the After-feast of the Elevation of the Cross, "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Receiving from the Fathers the definition of Orthodoxy . . .  The Cross of Christ is truly the world's salvation . . . ."

After-feast-Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 16th, 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 After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 16th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "That mot wicked tasting of the tree . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion for September 9th

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Nativity of the Theotokos (Sept 8)

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Nativity of the Theotokos on September 9th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam, be made new again . . . ."

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyr Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Upon the milk of does . . . The most deceiful enemy . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of & St Simeon the Stylite, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on September 1st for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year) and for St. Simeon the Stylite, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O God of gods and Lord of all . . . Thy brightly beaming way of life . . . Since Thou art God, the Fashioner . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O ye celestial gates, be opened . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These troparia and Idiomelon are sung after Psalm 50 on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Aposticha for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "We who most ardently desire the glory of God . . . ."

Seven Maccabees & Processsion of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria for the Seven Maccabees and the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us extol the Maccabees . . . The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."

Thursday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung in Matins on Thursdays, when no other is called for.  "Passing through all the earth . . . ."

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