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Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Agatha of Palermo, 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 Martyr Agatha of Palermo in Sicily, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst keep thy body wholly incorrupt . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through activity and divine contemplation raised up to God . . . ."

Theotokion, We Know The Word of the Father

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Wednesday Vespers, and Thursday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone/Mode 4.  "We know the Word of the Father, even Christ our God . . . ."

Theotokion, When She Who Bare The Lamb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Tuesday Vespers, and at Wednesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "When she who bare the Lamb and Shepherd and Savior . . . ."

Theotokion, We Have Become Partakers

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion sung at Monday Vespers, and Tuesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 2/Second Mode.  "We have become partakers of the Divine Nature through thee . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of Our Righteous Mother Xenia of St. Petersburg, January 24th.  "In thee, O wandering stranger . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Clement of Ancyra, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd.  "Thou didst blossom forth for the faithful . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, With The Firm Rod

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With the firm rod of thy holy protection . . . ."

Theotokion, The Mortal-Slaying Dragon

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "The mortal-slaying dragon maketh war aginst me . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Martyr Agathangelos, January 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With good tidings wast thou made rich . . . ."

Clement of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Holy Hieromartyr Clement, Bishop of Ancyra, January 23rd, Prosomoion "When he took Thee."  "As a branch of Christ, the Vine of Life . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

This is the separate file for the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "He that rideth on the cherubim, who is praised by the seraphim . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, from the music of St. Anthony's Monastery.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Makarios the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite, January 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Striving for the blessedness that far surpasseth the mind of man . . . ."

After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 12)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  O ye faithful, come with mind most pure . . . ."

Spyridon-Bishop of Trimythous, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythous, the Wonderworker, December 12th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou rule for high priests of Christ . . . ."

Sunday before Theophany, Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2-4)

This is the Glory/Both now sung on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany) when it falls on January 2-4.  This is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at the Praises in Orthros on January 2nd and January 5th, as well as at the Praises of Orthros on Sunday, January 5th.  "O John the Baptizer, who didst know me . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Glory/Both now at the Aposticha (Jan 5)

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

This Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers is sung on the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany, January 5th, when it falls on a Sunday.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 3rd.  "Verily, Christ our God cometh for baptism . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Forefeast of Theophany & Sunday Before Theophany, Glory (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 2, 2-5)

This Glory at "O Lord, I have cried" is sung for the Forefeast of Theophany on January 2nd, as well as on the Sunday before Theophany (Epiphany), January 2-5.  It is also sung as the Glory/Both now at the Aposticha of Vespers on January 4th.  "Christ the truth cometh down towards the Jordan . . . ."  Updated 12/1/19.

Nahum 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 Nahum, December 1st, Prosomoion "The power of Thy cross."  "The grace of the All-holy Spirit came to dwell in thee . . . ."

Stephen the New, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Trained on the mountain of ascetical labors . . . ."

Stephen the New, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable-martyr Stephen the New, November 28th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Being wholly set apart . . . ."

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