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Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

The Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  Shining forth with works of Orthodoxy . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Athanasius of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."  Updated 1/31/2020.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who didst shine with the splendor of the Spirit . . . ."  Updated 12/14/18.

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Theotokion at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By my will, I slipped and fell . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."  Updated 12/13/18.

Theotokion, Thou art the true vine

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried" for various feasts.  "O Theotokos, thou art the true vine . . . ."  Updated 7/1/18.

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The stichera for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "All delusion thou boundest fast . . . ."  Updated 12/13/18.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Glory only at "O Lord, I have cried" for Theophany.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 2nd 3 OT Readings

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the second set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers. "Thou didst appear, O our Savior . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Troparion after 1st 3 OT Readings

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This troparion is sung with its stichoi (verses) and Refrain after the first set of three Old Testament Readings in Vespers.  "Thou didst appear in the world . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Thou didst bow Thy head to the Forerunner . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

John the Baptist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for St. John the Baptist, for his Synaxis on January 7th, and for his Beheading on August 29th.  "The memory of the righteous is celebrated with songs of praise . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Basil the Great, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of St. Basil the Great, January 1st.  "In all the earth that received thy sayings . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O most compassionate Lord . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Our God is in Heaven

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This is a Great Prokeimenon:  "Our God is in Heaven and on earth; He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at the Aposticha (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now at the Aposticha for the Synaxis of John the Baptist and Post-Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . Since thou art a lover of the Spirit . . . Both now . . . Come let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) & Both Now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Doxastikon (Glory) and Both now are sung for the Holy, Glorious, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John and Post-Feast of Theophany, January 7th.  "Glory . . . O thou lamp in the flesh . . Both now . . . God the Word appeared in the flesh to mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."  Updated 12/21/18.

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

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