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Vespers

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 . . . ."

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, 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? . . . ."

Orestes of Cappadocia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Orestes of Cappadocia, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "By means of the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Sosipater, Tertios, Erastos and Quartos of the Seventy, November 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Like high-soaring eagles seen by all . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Bravely didst thou go forth of thyself . . . ."

Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Akepsimas, Joseph & Aeithalas of Persia, November 3rd, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three Martyrs mighty of name . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Apolytikion

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

This is the Apolytikion for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th.  "O wonderworker living in Christ for ever . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These are the Aposticha stichera for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, reconciler of men with God . . . ."

John of Kronstadt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John of Kronstadt (Oct 19th)

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous and God-bearing Father John, Archpriest of Kronstadt and Wonderworker, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As that fiery preacher John cried out proclaiming repentance . . . ."

Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, 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 Martyrs Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius & Celsus of Milan, October 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Noble-minded Nazarius, great and mighty Protasius . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, At the Litia (Tone 4)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is one of the hymns (Tone 4) sung at the Litia (before the Artoklasia at Vespers) for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "The will of the Lord was fulfilled in thee . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "O righteous father Jacob . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thy soul truly was purified . . . O companion of Angels . . . Come and let us now celebrate . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the first set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call thee."  "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God?  A man dwelling in the heavens . . . A great beaming luminary . . . Angels were amazed . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Demetrios-After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Oct 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Great-martyr Demetrios, October 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye faithful, and as we now gather let us praise . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Apolytikion

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

The Apolytikion of the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "As a cedar of Lebanon thou growest . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated music, 10/9/19.

Artemius at Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Great-martyr Artemius at Antioch, October 20th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Shining brightly in heart and mind with celestial enlightenment . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Venerable Kyriakos the Hermit of Palestine, September 29th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When, O wonderworker, thou hadst subdued all the passions . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Synope, 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 Phocas, Bishop of Synope, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "O godly Phocas, with thy sacred words didst thou cast down . . . ."

Quadratos of the 70, 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 Quadratos of the Seventy, September 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Being illumined in soul with the beams of heavenly grace . . . ."

Titus-Apostle of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Apostle Titus of the Seventy, August 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Preaching of a single Godhead of Three Holy Hypostases . . . ."

Bartholomew-Return of his Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Return of the Relics of the Apostle Bartholomew, August 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us bless with sincerity that bright sun shining mightily . . . ."

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