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Charalampos the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "An unshaken pillar of the Church of Christ God art thou . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou wast wholly set apart unto the Master from childhood . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)  Updated 1/22/18.

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Synaxis of the Holy & Righteous Simeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Being perfect, just, and worthy of all praise . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Both now (Theotokion) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Theotokion (Both now) sung at the Aposticha for the Three Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of praise; for the queen of all, the Virgin Mother, hath bent down from on high . . . ."

Porphyrios-Bishop of Gaza, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for St. Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza, February 26th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As with the streams of thy tears . . . ."

Archippos-Apostle of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Archippos of the Seventy, January 19th, Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "As Archippos enlightened peoples with the light of doctrines . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 4)

The stichera for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord, February 4th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The saving grace . . . ."  Updated 1/21/2020.

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, The Original Melody:  "The three most great luminaries of the Three Sun Divinity . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us blow the trumpets of song . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three holy Hierarchs of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/19/18.

Three Great Hierarchs, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Doxatikon (Glory) for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

These stichera are sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor befittingly . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 16)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on August 15th at Small Vespers for the Dormition of the Theotokos; on August 16th when this day falls on a Sunday; and on August 17th for the After-feast of the Dormition, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."  Updated 7/16/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing the Grape-Cluster

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesdays & Fridays) which can be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Seeing the Grape-cluster, wholly ripe . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

Xenophon & his family, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th.  "O God of our Fathers . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Shining with high dignity of soul . . . ."  Updated 12/17/19.

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Seeing the bright and light-giving lamp . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are the second set of stichera sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Let us the faithful all form a sacred chorus . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

Theotokion, Thou alone, O Holy Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou alone, O holy Bride of God . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 3)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera and verses are for February 3rd, the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 3 & 6)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for February 3rd and 6th, for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Now the Creator of all things and our Deliverer . . . ." Updated 1/22/18.

Theotokion, Rejoice, O Holy Virgin Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O holy Virgin Bride of God . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Apolytikion

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

The Apolytikion for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th.  "The shepherd's pipe of thy theology . . . ."

Theotokion, O my Queen and Lady

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion can be sung in Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "O my Queen and Lady, thou help of all . . . ."  Updated 1/24/2020.

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."  Updated 12/16/18.

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