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Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for St. Julian (Ilyan) of Homs, February 6th.  "O holy passion-bearer and healing physician Julian . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Isaac the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "He that thundered on Sinai with saving laws for man . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion) sung for our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Out of Paradise, a river floweth . . . ."

Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for our Righteous Fathers Ephraim and Isaac the Syrians, January 28th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, Ephraim, thou fountain of song . . . Rejoice, Isaac, thou eagle of prayer . . . ."

Isaac the Syrian, 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 Isaac the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "As disciples to their saving guide . . . ."

Ephraim the Syrian, 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 Ephraim the Syrian, January 28th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Clearly reflecting the beauties of holy Paradise . . . ." 

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Aposticha sung for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded martyr of Christ God . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd Set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 2nd set of stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst yield thy body up to bitter torments . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)  

After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 9)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on January 9th for the After-feast of the Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord and Savior, though Thou stoodest before John . . . ."

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 2nd set is Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thyrsos the most marvelous . . . ."

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 1st set is Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Christ the Master provided thee . . . ." 

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (second Doxastikon) sung for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "The shepherds hastened to Bethlehem . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 26)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace . . . ."  Updated 11/10/2021.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After Feast, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 27)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."  Updated 11/8/2021.

Sabbas the Sanctified, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Sabbas the Sanctified, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our God-bearing Father Sabbas the Sanctified, December 5th, Prosomoion "O righteous Father."  "O godly-minded Father Sabbas . . . ."

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

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-theotokion) at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "The power of thy cross."  "My Christ, when she beheld Thee raised up . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Nilus the Faster of Sinai, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Nilus the Faster of Sinai, November 12th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall we now call you, O Saint of God . . . ."

Theodore the Studite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Theodore the Studite, November 11th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore . . . ."  (Guide of Orthodoxy.)

Theodore the Studite, 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 Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Father truly worthy of thy name . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The Ewe-lamb and Lady Free of Blame

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-theotokion) at Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The Ewe-lamb and Lady free of blame . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Venerable Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th.  "In thy vigilant prayers . . . ."

Lazarus of Magnesia, 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 Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly casting off from thee . . . ."

Philip the Deacon, 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 Apostle Philip, one of the seven Deacons, October 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Chosen as one of the holy seven Deacons . . . ."

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