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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.

Katherine, Apolytikion

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Katherine, Great-Martyr & All-wise of Alexandria

This Apolytikion is sung on November 25th for St. Katherine (Catherine) the Great Martyr, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Let us praise the all-lauded and noble bride of Christ . . . ."  Updated 11/24/2020.

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Katherine, Great-Martyr & All-wise of Alexandria

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

Katherine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Katherine, Great-Martyr & All-wise of Alexandria

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."  Updated 10/1/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Nov 13)

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

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."  Updated 11/4/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion (choral)

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This Apolytikion is the choral version for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th.  "O Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, intercede with our merciful God . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th.  "O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, 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 Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung on November 9th for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker.  "The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina . . . ."

Nektarios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou who didst rise in the east . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are the Second Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair crowns of praise shall we crown . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are the First Set for St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, November 9th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder! In these latter times, blazing bright with splendor . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Apolytikion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Apolytikion for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Today the Virgin is the foreshadowing of the pleasure of God . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation. Updated 11/24/2020.

Archangels, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangels, November 8th; and also on September 6th for the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Colossae, Prosmoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us on earth now keep festival like the Angels' hosts . . . ."  Updated 8/13/2020.

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