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Vespers

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, 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 Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Sergius and Bacchus, with the grace . . . ."

Repose of Apostle & Evangelist John, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Respose of the Apostle & Evangelist John the Theologian, September 26th.  "O Apostle John, beloved of Christ our God . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) to be sung at the Aposticha for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Apotle, First of martyrs, thou didst trample on the attacks of the lions . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Joachim & Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is for the Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, September 9th.  "As we celebrate the memory of Thy righteous Ancestors, O Lord . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Synaxis of the Theotokos at Miasinae, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Synaxis (Miracle) of the Theotokos at Miasinae, September 1st.  "Rejoice, thou who art full of grace, O Virgin Theotokos . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Simeon the Stylite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st.  "Thou becamest a pillar of patience . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 8/25/18.

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction, the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st.  "O Maker of all creation . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Aposticha for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "The Most High's Son thou divinely hast expounded . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

These are sung for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that beheld the ineffable revelations of God . . . ."

Theotokion, O pure Virgin, bedew my mind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion from the Menaion may be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin, bedew my mind . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

The Aposticha for the Proto-martyr Thekla, Equal-to-the-Apostles, September 24th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As the all-lauded First Martyr and the Apostles' peer . . . ."

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

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

These are sung for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Entering in holiness into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The stichera for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion " Thou who wast called from on high."  "While executing as priest the sacred office . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed, 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 Holy Great Martyr, the All-famed Euphemia, September 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the beauty of maidenhood . . . ."

After-feast-Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 16th, 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 After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Holy Cross, September 16th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "That mot wicked tasting of the tree . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Joachim & Anna, 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 Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye that love the feasts, come . . . ."

John the Faster, 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 John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Most wise and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

Mamas-Martyr & His Family, 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 Mamas & His Family, September 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou hadst first overcome the beasts . . . ."

Simeon the Stylite, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Righteous Simeon the Stylite, September 1st, Prosomoion, "O righteous Father."  "As great Elias had a chariot of fire of old . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Beginning of the Indiction: the Ecclesiastica New Year, September 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, O ye faithful, and since we have learned . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Doxa (Glory/Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of the Theotokos (August 15)

This is the Glory/Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15th, sung in all 8 tones.  "Verily, the God-mantled Apostles were caught up on all sides . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O ye celestial gates, be opened . . . ."

Floros & Lauros-Martyrs, 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 Floros & Lauros of Illyria, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Verily, the Saints became as flawless stones . . . ."

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