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Vespers

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Gabriel, the chief of Heaven's hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is the Annunciation, the celebration of the Virgin . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, 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 Holy Martyrs Chrysanthos and Daria, March 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When thou wast vouchsafed the brightness of divine knowledge inwardly . . . ."

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," 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 John of Sinai, Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," March 30th and 4th Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Righteous Father John, in very truth . . . ."

Agapios and Those With Him, 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 Martyr Agapios and Those With Him, March 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O seven Martyrs of Christ our God . . . ."

Theophylact the Confessor-Bishop of Nicomedia, 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 Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia, March 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Though kept in a prison under guard . . . ."

Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, 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 Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, March 12th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  O godly-minded Theophanes, for Christ's Theophany named . . . ."  Updated 3/11/2020.

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, 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 Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, March 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the foreknowledge of our God . . . ."

Konon of Isauria-Hieromartyr, 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 Hieromartyr Konon of Isauria, March 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O martyr whose praise is sung by all . . . ."  Updated 2/19/19.

Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos-Martyrs of Amasea, 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 Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos of Amasea, March 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O three holy Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, 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 1st & 2nd Discoveries of St. John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou sacred head full of light . . . ."

Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, 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 Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, February 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O ye illustrious Martyrs of the Most High . . . ."

Theodore the Soldier-Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on the First Saturday of Lent for the Miracle of the Kolyva (Wheat) by St. Theodore the Soldier (Tyre).  It is also sung on his Feast day of February 17th.  "Great are the achievements of faith!  In the fountain of flame . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the 1st and 2nd Discovery of John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."

Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for our Righteous Father Luke of Mount Stirion (Hellas), February 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou forsookest passionate attachment unto thy parents . . . ."  Updated 1/29/2020.

Zachariah the Prophet, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah, February 8th.  "Verily, we celebrate the memory of thy Prophet Zachariah . . . ."

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 8)

This is the Both now at the Aposticha for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, sung on February 8th.  "He that rideth on the cherubim, who is praised by the seraphim . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 8)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These Aposticha stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 8th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O Simeon, take in thy hands the Maker of the universe . . . ."

Zachariah the Prophet, 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 Prophet Zachariah, February 8th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "In that thou didst live an angelic life . . . ."

Theodore the General, 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 Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, most noble soldier of Christ . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GB at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are the Stichera and Glory/Both now for the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 7th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Open, ye Heaven's gates . . . ."

Parthenios-Bishop of Lampsakos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for our Righteous Father Parthenios, Bishop of Lampsakos, February 7th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The boast of Hellespont and the bright light of Lampsakos . . . ."  Updated 1/29/2020.

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera & GBN at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 6)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Stichera and Glory for the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 6th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Carrying in her arms the Master and Creator . . . ."

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