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Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 16)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 16th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion, Seeing the Grape-Cluster

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesdays & Fridays) which can be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Seeing the Grape-cluster, wholly ripe . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Shining with high dignity of soul . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou alone, O Holy Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou alone, O holy Bride of God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 3)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera and verses are for February 3rd, the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Thou taughtest us to worship one Tri-hypostatic Unity . . . ."  Updated 12/15/18.

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

This is the second set of stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "Come and with hymns and with sacred songs . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Both now . . . (repeat) . . . Have mercy . . . Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Speaking divinely, thou didst preach one operation . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung on January 18th for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Ye proved to be initiates . . . ."  Updated 12/29/18.

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilarion-1st

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

This is the first Exaposteilarion for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Thou from thy youth didst undertake . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Peter, not by flesh and blood . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Glory only at "O Lord, I have cried" for Theophany.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-chant)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is a chant version for the Megalynarion in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany).  "O my soul, magnify her . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Both Now at the Praises

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Theotokion (Both now) at the Praises on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today Christ is come to be baptized . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Glory . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Both now . . . Let all the universe rejoice . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos-choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "O my soul, magnify her, who is more honorable . . . Every tongue is at a loss . . . ."  (Verily, all tongues . . . .)

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of Second Canon (3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the three stichera of the 9th Ode of the Second Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Today the Master bendeth His neck . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, 9th Ode of First Canon (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera of the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Exaposteilarion

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

The Exaposteilarion for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The Master called thee openly . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Hiermoi of Ode 9 (Double)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the two Heirmoi of the 9th Ode of both Canons of Theophany (Epiphany), which are also sung as Katabasiae.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . "Verily, all tongues are at a loss . . . Magnify, O my soul . . . O the wonder of thy super-intelligent Nativity . . . ."

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