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Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being divinely illumined with the Divine Spirit's light . . . ."  Updated 12/18/19.

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria & Theotokion for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Like Moses and like David . . . ."  And Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "With miracle and many signs . . . O Maiden all immaculate . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou rule for high priests of Christ . . . ."

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

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode, with magnification, for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  It is sung from January 2-5.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . Verily, all tongues are at a loss to praise thee properly . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Katabasiae (First Canon, Odes 1-8)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the Katabasiae of the First Canon for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  They are sung from January 2-5.  "The Lord mighty in wars uncovered the bottom of the sea . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Sunday before Theophany, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2-4)

This is the Glory/Both now sung on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany) when it falls on January 2-4.  This is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises in Orthros on January 2nd and January 5th, as well as at the Praises of Orthros on Sunday, January 5th.  "O John the Baptizer, who didst know me . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises (Jan 5)

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Praises

These are sung as the Aposticha of the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, and are also sung as the Praises when January 5th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/11/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Glory/Both now at the Aposticha (Jan 5)

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers is sung on the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, when it falls on a Sunday.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 3rd.  "Verily, Christ our God cometh for baptism . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung for the Forefeast of Theophany on January 2nd, as well as on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany), January 2-5.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 4th.  "Christ the truth cometh down towards the Jordan . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Nahum the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Nahum, December 1st, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The grace of the All-holy Spirit came to dwell in thee . . . ."

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

Stephen the New, 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-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Being wholly set apart . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Litia / Sunday after Christmas, Both now at the Aposticha & After-Feast

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both Now (Second Doxastikon) at the Litia for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  It is also used as the Both now of the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26-31, as well as its After-Feast.  "Today all the Angels in Heaven exchange glad tidings and rejoice . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "From Christ our God didst thou receive . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou as a shepherd broughtest droves of believers . . . O thou all-holy Maiden . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "Being comely adorned in thy sacred priestly robes . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, 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 Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit's great and sacred vessel didst thou become . . . ."

Patapios of Thebes, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Venerable Patapios of Thebes, December 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Theotokion-Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Tell us, O Joseph

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is taken from the Third Hour of the Nativity of Christ, and is also sung as the second Doxastikon at the Aposticha on November 29th.  "Tell us, O Joseph, how it is that thou dost bring the Virgin . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now (Doxa) at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Praises for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today is the day we honor the holy hierarch Raphael . . . Beneath thy compassion we take refuge . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 24th)

These stichera are sung for the Aposticha for the After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, all ye feast-lovers, let us honor with songs and hymns . . . ."  NOTE:  When November 24th falls on a Sunday, these stichera (not the verses) are used in "O Lord, I have cried."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

The Praises for St. Greogory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who wast made very great . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "With godly songs let us acclaim . . . The most deceiful enemy, full of cunning . . . ."

Gregory the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

This is the Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th.  "By vigilance in prayer, and continuance in the working of wonders . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Gregory the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea (Nov 17th)

These are sung for St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop of Neo-Caesarea, November 17th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, O Gregory? . . . ."

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