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Theotokion, Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O how great Thy goodness is

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O how great Thy goodness is, O Lord . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst show forth increase in ascetic feats . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the Ewe beheld thee

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung outside of Holy Lent for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the Ewe beheld Thee, her own Lamb . . . ."

Martinian of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Martinian of Palestine, February 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Having chose hardships and ascetic struggles . . . ."

Meletios-Archbishop of Antioch the Great, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "In all resplendent brightness . . . ."

Theotokion, As I voyage upon the sea

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As I voyage upon the sea . . . ."

Meletios the Great-Archbishop of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

For Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As is written, O blessed man, thou didst meditate day and night . . . ."

Xenia of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Righteous Mother Xenia the Merciful of Rome, January 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "First thou didst go from thy homeland . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Kontakion

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

This Kontakion is sung for the Veneration of the chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Let us all extol great Peter . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are the Festal Troparia for the Synaxis of John the Baptist, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the Forerunner . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These Praises are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Jan 27)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Queen of Cities, leap for joy . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Prokeimenon is sung during Orthros (Matins) for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th.  It is also sung on June 24th for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.  "For thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 5/23/19.

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at the Praises

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The praises for the Venerable Father Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O righteous Father Euthymios, leaving behind earthly things . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

These exaposteilaria & theotokion are sung for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "God sanctified thee from the womb . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Apolytikion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th.  "Be glad, O barren one . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The stichera for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Father Euthymios, thy birth was foretold of by an Angel . . . .

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord-AFTER-FEAST, Exaposteilarion (Jan 13)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 13th, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "A day of never-ending light . . . ."

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This is the Kontakion of the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, Prosomoion "On this day Thou hast appeared."  "In the running waters of the Jordan River . . . ."

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

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ, January 5th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Lo, now the King is come . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

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

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are the Praises for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Why, O Baptist John, dost thou doubt the dispensation . . . ."

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