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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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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.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

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

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 20-24)

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

This is the "Both now" of the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ (Dec. 20th), also sung for the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls from December 20th - 24th.  "Behold, the time of our salvation approacheth . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Rejoice, O honored Prophets . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

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

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

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

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, 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 Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."  Updated 11/30/19.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody: "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ." 

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

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Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."  Updated 11/4/18.

Zephaniah the Prophet, 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 Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Andrew the Apostle (Nov 30th)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."  Updated 10/16/19.

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