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Theotokion, Rejoice Thou Chariot of Fiery Form

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

Sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou chairiot of fiery form . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When She Beheld Thee Crucified

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "When she beheld Thee crucified and being put to death . . . ."  Updated 7/19/2023.

Theotokion, O Lady, I turn unto thee

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Lady, I turn unto thee the gaze of mine afflicted heart . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday Orthros (Matins), Exaposteilaria & Stavro-Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are taken from the Octoechos, and sung at all Friday Orthros (Matins) services, Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "O Cross of Christ . . . ."  Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Orthros (Matins), Exaposteilaria & Stavro-Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are taken from the Octoechos, and sung at all Wednesday Orthros (Matins) services, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "With faith we worship and we hymn the weapon . . . ."  Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  "O Cross of Christ . . . To them that with heart undoubting . . . ."

Theotokion, Having Conceived the Beginningless

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Having conceived the beginningless . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 8, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are the Aposticha at the Praises sung at Saturday Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou, in Thy kingly authority . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As the spotless Ewe-lamb beheld the Lamb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "As the spotless Ewe-lamb beheld the Lamb . . . ."

Theotokion, Whom Dost Thou Resemble, O Wretched Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

Sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Whom dost thou resemble, O wretched soul . . . ."

Eusebios-Bishop of Samosata, 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 Eusebios, Bishop of Samosata, June 22nd, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call thee, O glorious one . . . ."

Theotokion, O All-Spotless Virgin Undefiled

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O all-spotless Virgin undefiled, who has given birth to the Lord Christ . . . ."

Recovery of the Relics of Theodore the Commander, 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 Recovery of the Relics of Theodore the Commander, June 8, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war . . . ."

Saba the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. Saba the Sanctified, December 5th, using the Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "All the souls do yearn for thy holy shrine . . . ."

Polychronion of Metropolitan SABA

This is the Polychronion sung for Metropolitan SABA, which may be sung instead of "Ton Dhespotin."  "The Lord God grant many years . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Phimi of Metropolitan SABA

This is the Phimi sung when Metropolitan SABA is serving the Divine Liturgy, "SABA, the most devout . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Justin the Martyr & Philosopher, et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Holy Martyr Justin the Philosopher and Those with him, June 1st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the chill of ignorance held sway over all creation . . . ."

Peter, Dionysios, Andrew, Paul, et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These are for the Martyrs Peter, Dionysios, Andrew, Paul, Christina, Heraklios, Paulinos and Benedimos, May 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Lighted with the splendor of the Three-Sun Godhead . . . ."

James the Brother of John the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises sung for The Apostle James, the Brother of John the Theologian, son of Zebedee, April 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

James the Brother of John the Theologian, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion sung for the Apostle James, Brother of John the Theologian and son of Zebedee, April 30th, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Word became incarnate in His compassion . . . ."

James the Brother of John the Theologian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostle James, the Brother of John the Theologian, sons of Zebedee, April 30th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou, blessed James, didst receive straightway the blessed voice of the Word . . . ."

Mokios-Priest in Macedonia, 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 Mokios, Priest in Macedonia, May 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Beaming brilliantly as the sun . . . ."

Christopher the Martyr, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Holy Martyr Christopher, May 9th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Made comely with garments woven from thy ven'rable blood . . . ."

Pelagia of Tarsus, 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 Venerable Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus, May 4th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Longing after sacred, saving, and all-sanctified Baptism . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 3rd Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on Wednesday evening of the 3rd week of Pascha (week of the Myrrh-bearing women), Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the women heard the word of joy . . . ."

Commemoration of the Cross that appeared over Jerusalem in 351 A.D, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D, Prosomoion "THou who wast called from on high."  "The godly ranks of the faithful are exultant . . . ."

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