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Byzantine Tone 2

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 . . . ."

Theotokion, O True Throne of God Most High

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O true throne of God Most High, rejoice . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Lent-4th Sunday of Lent-St John of the Ladder, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the 4th Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of St. John Climacus (of the Ladder), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The joy and comfort of the world . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Cross, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Seeing the precious Cross of Christ . . . We worship piously the Tree . . . ."

Theotokion, Bridle the Digressions of my Mind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Bridle the digressions of my mind; stay the wayward drift of my senses . . . ."  Updated 3/2/2022.

Lent-2nd Sunday of Lent-St Gregory Palamas, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the Second Sunday of Lent, for St. Gregory Palamas, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Rejoice, boast of the Fathers' choir . . . O sov'reign Lady . . . ."

Lent-2nd Sunday of Lent-St Gregory Palamas, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera are sung on the 2nd Sunday of Lent for St. Gregory Palamas, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown the divine and all-laudable hierarch . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Leap ye for joy and clap your hands . . . The swords of hostile heresy . . . ."

Lent-1st Saturday of Lent-St. Theodore, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are sung on the First Saturday of Lent for St. Theodore, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now standing crowned in victory . . . Wishing to call the ruined world back . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Wednesday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "See to be the trumpets of the Word . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wretch that I am, I disobeyed Thy bidding . . . ."  Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou we were driven from our home of Paradise . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on The Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Lord, as I now bring to mind . . . ."  Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Behold, the day foretold doth come . . . I tremble sore considering . . . ."

Lenten Triodion, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises for the Departed (Tone 2)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the Departed, taken from the Martyrica in the appendix of the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou, by Thine own life-engend'ring death . . . ."

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