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Pascha-7-Matins, The Paschal Stichera

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Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ

These Paschal Stichera are sung during the Paschal season as the second set of Praises in Orthros and the second set of stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers.  The text uses the HTM translation.  "Let God arise . . . A sacred Pascha hath been shown forth to us today . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Lazarus Saturday, Apolytikion

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Lazarus Saturday & Palm Sunday (Week before Pascha)

This is the Apolytikion of Lazarus Saturday, which is also sung on Palm Sunday.  "In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, O unspotted, undefiled, all-holy Maid

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion used during Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O unspotted, undefiled, all-holy Maid Ever-virgin . . . ."

John-Disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, 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 John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, April 18th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Guided by the fear of God, O righteous Father . . . ."

Crescens of Myra of Lycia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia, April 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Unto contests of bitter pains, to entangling and cunning snares . . . ."

Basil of Parium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium, April 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shining brighter than the sun, thy joyous feast day is risen up . . . ."

Theotokion, As the blameless and incorrupt

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is used during Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the blameless and incorrupt and all-pure Mother of our God . . . ."

George of Mount Maleon, 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 George of Mount Maleon, April 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Being dedicated fervently and wholly united with all thy soul . . . ."

Theotokion, O all-blameless Virgin Mother

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is used during Vespers & Matins, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-blameless Virgin mother, change the indolence of my soul . . . ."

Hilarion the New, 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 Venerable Hilarion the New, March 28th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou hadst an unspotted way of life . . . ."

Apostles of the Seventy (April 8), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostles of the 70: Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phelgon and Hermes, April 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Like swift eagles that soar aloft . . . ."

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Apolytikion (March 24)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Apolytikion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation.  "Today the preludes of universal joy . . . ."

Lord, Have Mercy (Triple-choral)

This is the tradional Antiochian version of the triple Lord, have mercy in Tone 4, 4-part harmony.

Andrew of Crete, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Andrew of Crete, July 4th.  "Thou hast shown thyself, O God-inspired Andrew . . . ."

Sophronios of Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for St. Sophronios of Jerusalem, March 11th.  "Thy work of justice did reveal thee . . . ."

Zosimas of Palestine, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion sung for the Righteous Zosimas of Palestine (who buried Mary of Egypt), April 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Updated 2/19/2020.

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