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

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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-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 . . . ."

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

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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, 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, 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-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 . . . ."

Theotokion, When Our God Came Bodily

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When our God came bodily unto us . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday-Tone 8, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the first two stichera sung at the Aposticha from the Octoechos in Tone 8, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, because Thy wise and holy Apostles . . . ."

Theotokion, O Bride of God, All-Undefiled Virgin Mary

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion from the Octoechos is sung at either Vespers or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O bride of God, all-undefiled Virgin Mary . . . ."

Agrippina 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 the Martyr Agrippina of Rome, June 23rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Like a meadow, Rome doth put thee forth . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday-Tone 8, 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 8, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, the Apostles hast Thou truly enlightened . . . ."

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