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Vespers

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not a fiery chariot caught thee away . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "Thou didst rebuke kings, O Forerunner of the Savior . . . ."

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

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

The Aposticha for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "O John the Baptizer and preacher of repentance . . . ."

Beheading of John the Baptist, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at OLIHC for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

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

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung for the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 29th.  "As the birthday of the impudent Herod was being kept . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "On beholding the honorable contest . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

Photios & Anikytos-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Photios & Anikytos, August 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye were not afraid of fire nor of the tools of dismemberment . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, let us ascend with Jesus going up to the holy mount . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the Seven Maccabees, August 1st.  "O Lord, by the sufferings of the saints . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The stichera for the Aposticha at Vespers for the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, ye feast-lovers, and as we all now keep festival . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Seven Holy Maccabees, their Teacher Eleazar and their Mother Solomone, August 1st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "No tyranny shook the lofty roof of the Law . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us welcome the precious Cross . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on July 21st for the Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  "O God of our Father, ever dealing with us . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, 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 Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ, July 21st, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Dwelling in the wilderness in holy concord . . . ."

Dios of Antioch, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The apolytikion for the Venerable Dios of Antioch.  "Thou didst prove to be a citizen of the desert . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the apolytikion for Macrina, sister of Basil the Great.  "Through thee was the divine likeness securely preserved . . . ."

Theotokion, O thou all-holy Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion from the Menaion, Tone 4.  "O thou all-holy Bride of God . . . ."

Dios of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Dios of Antioch, July 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Blessed Dios, we sing thy praise . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Macrina, sister of Basil the Great, July 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Proving the soul's self-determination and immortality . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As the all-pure Sovereign Lady

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, for Tone 4.  "As the all-pure Sovereign Lady looked on Christ . . . ."  Make sure to confirm before singing which text is used on the 2nd & 3rd lines:  "she mourned Him as Sov'reign Lord" or "she wept with maternal grief."  Updated 3/26/19.

Emilian the martyr, 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 Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria, July 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothing Thy prizewinner from on high . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Ye that love the martyrs, come, with faith . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, 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 Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O wondrous marvel!  The haughty brow and lofty vaunting of him who once said . . . ."

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