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Circumcision of Christ, Apolytikion

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

The Apolytikion of the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "Our human form hast Thou take on Thyself without change . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This Doxastikon (Glory) & Both now are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O righteous Basil . . . When the Savior condescended . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Theodore, as a guide to the Orthodox Faith . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Stephen, the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, on December 27th as well as on August 2nd (Recovery of his sacred relics), Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The crown of the Kingdom hath adorned the brow of thy head . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Theodore the Branded, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."  Updated 12/27/18.

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th and August 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."  Updated 7/14/2020.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."  UPdated 11/30/19.

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Herman of Alaska, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th.  "Blessed ascetic of the northern wilds . . . ."  (From St. Anthony's Monastery.)

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is sung as the Both now at the Aposticha for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

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