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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now (Theotokion) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast sojourned in a cave, O Christ God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O Jerusalem, keep feast, all ye that love Sion . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Aposticha sung at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "A great and marvellous wonder is brought to pass this day . .  ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now at the Litia for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "All the Angels in Heaven dance . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory at the Litia (Entreaty)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory at the Litia (Entreaty) sung before the Aposticha for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "The Magi, Kings of Persia . . . ."

Markellos, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for Our Righteous Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th.  "Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved . . . ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 29)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 29th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "I see a dreadful mystery . . . ."

Markellos, 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 Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou was shown unto monks to be . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, 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 Fourteen Thousand Infants Slain by Herod, December 29th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "The transgressor, in seeking out the great Treasure . . . ."

Martyrs-Another Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is another Apolytikion used for the Martyrs.  "Be thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy saints . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 22)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 22nd, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ cometh on the earth . . . ."

Anastasia, 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 Great Martyr Anastasia, the Deliverer from Potions, December 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "How great is the beauty past compare . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 22)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 22nd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Now that never-setting Sun doth speed His journey . . . ."

Theotokion, O Staff of the Faithful

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O staff of the faithful and our hope . . . ."

Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos & Patapios of Thebes, 1st Set of Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the first set of stichera sung for December 8th, for the Forefeast of the Conception of the Theotokos and St. Patapios of Thebes, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye people, and let us now form a spiritual choir . . . ."

Theotokion, Having Great And Inumerable Sins

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Having great and inumerable sins . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "The power of thy cross."  "Since thou hast the dominion over all created things . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Art The Whole Strength

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou art the whole strength of all our life . . . ."

Theotokion, O Virgin, Great Moses Once Beheld

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Virgin, great Moses once beheld with prophetic eyes . . . ."

Theotokion, O Thou Who Knewest Not Wedlock

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O thou who knewest not wedlock, O Virgin Mother of God . . . ."

Theotokion, Through Thee Have We Been Granted

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Matins (Orthros), Prosomoion "The power of the cross."  "Through thee have we been granted a great gift and benefit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Nov. 20), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-virgin Maid . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, thou companion of angel-kind . . . ."

Theotokion, Drive Far Away From My Wretched Heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Drive far away from my wretched heart . . . ."

After-feast of St. Demetrios, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Oct. 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-Martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ, the noetic Myrrh . . . ."

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