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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 . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 11th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration on August 11th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "In mercy, Thou, O Christ, didst form the first man Adam . . . ."

Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Seven Sleeping Youths of Ephesus, August 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

Theotokion, To The Theotokos Let us Run

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion from the Horologion (and also the Paraklesis), Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "To the Theotokos let us run now most earnestly . . . ."  Updated 7/15/19.

Theotokion, Thee the purest palace of the King

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Octoechos for Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thee, the purest palace of the King, do I implore fervently . . . ."

Octoechos-Monday-Tone 4, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are from the Octoechos, for Tone 4 on Monday evening, Original Melody: "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  Updated 7/23/19.

Octoechos-Monday-Tone 4, 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 Tone 4 on Monday evening, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "My soul, now rival the Canaanitish woman . . . ."

Phocas-Bishop of Sinope, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Synope, sung on July 23rd (for the recovery of his relics) and on September 22nd (his feast day and martyrdom).  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."  Updated 8/14/19 with additional date.

Andrew of Crete, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Andrew, Archbishop of Crete, the Author of the Great Canon, July 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "Righteous Andrew, what shall we call thee now . . . ."

Samson-the Host of Strangers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for Samson, the Host of Strangers, June 27th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Father, with the fire of asceticism . . . ."

Barnabas & Bartholomew, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew.  "O holy Apostles Barnabas and Bartholomew . . . ."

Paisios the Athonite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Venerable Paisios the Athonite, July 12th, Prosomoion "A citizen of the desert."  "The offspring of Farasa, the adornment of Athos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung on Thursday evening for Friday Vespers after Pentecost, Prosomoion" O all-lauded martyrs."  "The All-holy Spirit let us praise, Who proceedeth from the Father . . . ."

Julian of Tarsus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Martyr Julian of Tarsus, June 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "We know thee as a blazing sun . . . ."

Pentecost-After-Feast-Friday Vespers, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera are for "O Lord, I have cried" for Friday Vespers after Pentecost (sung on Thursday evening), Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "The All-holy Spirit, Who in truth divideth the gifts to all . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday-7th week, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are from the Pentecostarion, sung on Wednesday night for Thursday of the 7th week, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "That Thou mightest raise me . . . ."

Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Aquilina of Byblos in Syria, June 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Knowing thee, O trophy-bearing Martyr . . . ."

Thursday of the 4th week after Pascha, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Thursday of the Fourth week after Pascha (for Friday), the week of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Shining with mid-day splendor and cheer . . . ."  Updated 5/15/19.

Constantine & Helen, Apolytikion (choral)

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Constantine & Helen, May 21st.  "Having seen the image of Thy Cross in Heaven . . . ."

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 3 stichera sung (first one repeated for 4) on Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, after the ones for the Resurrection.  "Today hath Hades groaned, crying . . . ."

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