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Lent-1st Sunday & The Icon Not Made By Hands, Apolytikion (chant)

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Lent, Sundays in Great Lent

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  "Thy pure image do we venerate, O Good One . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 3/12/2020.

Theotokion-Carried off by vile and darkened deeds

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Carried off by vile and darkened deeds . . . ."

Theotokion, O spotless Virgin

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros, from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O spotless Virgin, seeing thou gavest birth . . . ."

Eutychios-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Eutychios, Patriarch of Constatinople, April 6th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, since Thou hadst made Eutychios flourish . . . ."

Theotokion, O All-pure Theotokos

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "O all-pure Theotokos, who didst bear the Word . . . ."

Eupsychios of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Eupsychios of Caesarea in Cappadocia, April 9th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thy holy martyrs."  "Supremely wise Eupsychios . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When he saw thee hanging

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung during Vespers and Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When he saw thee hanging on the Tree . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure One Rejoice

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers & Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure one, rejoice, thou strange report . . . ."

Theotokion, Thou Who Heldest Within Thy Womb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou who heldest within thy womb God . . . ."  Updated 3/1/2020.

Hesychios the Senator, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera sung for the Martyr Hesychios the Senator, March 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Right renowned for thy way of life . . . ."

Theotokion, That Most Excellent Medicine

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), from the Menaion, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "That most excellent medicine of repentance . . . ."

James of Catania, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is sung for the Venerable Confessor James, Bishop of Catania, March 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Fleeing from the turmoil of the world . . . ."

Theotokion, Carelessly Reclining in the Bed of Languor

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung during Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins) from the Menaion, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Carelessly reclining in the bed of languor and heedlessness . . . ."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Theotokion, O Lord, Accept Thy Mother's Earnest Entreaties

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, accept Thy Mother's earnest entreaties . . . ."

Sabinos of Egypt, 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 Sabinos of Egypt, March 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, since Thou knowest well how weak is man's nature . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, 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 Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

Theotokion, Come O My Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion for Vespers and Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Come, O my soul, now with heavy groans . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O Strange Wonder Never Seen Before

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomioin "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder never seen before . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."

Timothy of Symbola, 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 Timothy of Symbola, February 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-minded Father Timothy, through fervent prayers to the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/19/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), In Tasting of Vinegar and Gall

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-theotokion (for the Cross) that is sung on during Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In tasting of vinegar and gall being lifted on the Tree . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 1, 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 Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing Christ, The Friend of Man

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Seeing Christ, the Friend of man, raised up and crucified . . . ."  Updated 2/26/2020.

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers (Original Melody)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 1, Original Melody:  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/6/2020.

Onesimos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Onesimos of the Seventy, February 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Those unspeakable words of Paul who, while even yet on the earth  . . . ."

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