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Monastics, Apolytikion (Cheese Fare Saturday)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Venerable and God-bearing Monastics (Ascetics) on Cheese Fare Saturday.  "O God of our fathers, who at all times . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

This is sung for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th.  "Be Thou entreated for the sake of the sufferings of Thy Saints . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Our Father among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Prosomoion" As one valiant."  "Thou hast risen up as a star . . . ."

Forty Holy Martyrs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia (March 9)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebastia, March 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice"  "Come ye, O brethren, come . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, thou song and praise of angel-kind . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O how great Thy goodness is

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "O how great Thy goodness is, O Lord . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The pure Ewe-lamb who gave Thee birth . . . ."

Auxentios of Bithynia, 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 Auxentios, Priest of Bithynia, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst show forth increase in ascetic feats . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When the Ewe beheld thee

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung outside of Holy Lent for Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the Ewe beheld Thee, her own Lamb . . . ."

Martinian of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Martinian of Palestine, February 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Having chose hardships and ascetic struggles . . . ."

Theotokion, As I voyage upon the sea

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion from the Menaion sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As I voyage upon the sea . . . ."

Meletios the Great-Archbishop of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

For Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch the Great, February 12th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As is written, O blessed man, thou didst meditate day and night . . . ."

Xenia of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Righteous Mother Xenia the Merciful of Rome, January 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "First thou didst go from thy homeland . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Wearing tattered clothes no thief would steal . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a pilgrim upon the earth and a stranger to worldly things . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Apolytikion (choral)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan . . . ."

Euthymios the Great, Apolytikion

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

This is the Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th.  "Be glad, O barren one . . . ."

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

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Euthymios the Great (January 20th)

The stichera for the Venerable Euthymios the Great, January 20th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Father Euthymios, thy birth was foretold of by an Angel . . . .

Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany) of Christ

These are sung for the Paramon (Eve) of Theophany (Epiphany), January 5th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O earth, and all things on the earth . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Syncletica of Alexandria, January 5th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy.  "Since thou didst verily yearn for the Fathers' good report . . . ."

Theopemptos & Theonas, 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 Martyrs Theopemptos, Bishop of Nicomedia and Theonas, January 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with hymns the wise . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Both now is sung for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th.  "Come, let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This is only the Both now sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th.  "God the Word appeared in the flesh . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When John the Forerunner saw Thee drawing near him . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These stichera are sung for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, January 6th.  "O Christ God, when John saw thee advancing to him . . . ."

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