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Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "O Lord my God, do Thou crush completely . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As The Virgin Who Gave Thee Birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the Virgin who gave Thee birth saw Thee hang on the Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday & Friday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 4, 2nd Sticheron at the Aposticha at the Praises

This is the 2nd sticheron sung at the Aposticha of the Praises on Wednesday & Friday Matins, from the Octoechos, Tone 4, the Original Melody, "Unto them that fear Thee Thou, O Lord, hast given Thy precious Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 5, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 5, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "When ye were sent throughout all the world . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With most mighty resolve of mind . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Sticheron at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 1st verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The power of Thy Martyrs, O my Christ, is very great . . . ."

Athenogenes of Herakleopolis, 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 Hieromartyr Athenogenes, Bishop of Herakleopolis, July 16th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Glorious Saint Athenogenes, clothed with the bright priestly robe . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "A temple of Thy Holy Spirit do thou make of me . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! How that haughty mind . . . ."

Kyrikos & Julitta, Exaposteilarion & Theotkion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Martyrs Kyrikos and his mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Unrip in years and still a babe . . . ."

Theotokion, O Maid, Thou Art The Gladness

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "O Maid, thou art the gladness of the angels of our God . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 3, 1st Two Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Your sound hath gone forth into all the earth . . . ."

Theotokion, O Theotokos, Since Thou Art The Gracious Advocate

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O Theotokos, since thou art the gracious advocate . . . ."

Aquila-One of the 70, 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 Apostle Aquila, One of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The holy Paul, that great sun of the whole world . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "A foe of every passion . . . Thou art the sweetness of angels . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, 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 & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou, O Eudokimos, foundest a very blessed end . . . ."

Christina of Tyre, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Most rightly do we honor thee . . . ."

Christina of Tyre, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the Lord illumined thy pure mind . . . ."

Hyacinth & Companions of Caesarea, 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 Martyr Hyacinth & Companions of Caesarea, July 3rd, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "With the Spirit's clear-shining radiance . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha is sung for the Placing of the Theotokos' Robe at Blachernae, July 2nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O Mother of God, as thou alone . . . ."

Theotokion, Repentance thou possessest not

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Repentance thou possessest not, my hard and unrepentant soul . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian-Martyrs in Rome, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs in Rome, July 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us assemble upon the Unmercenaries' feast . . . ."

David of Thessalonica, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable David of Thessalonica, June 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father David, all-blessed Saint . . . ."

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