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Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "O Father Raphael, who can tell of thy toil . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These stichera are sung on the First Saturday of November for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, Prosomoion "What a marvelous wonder (O strange wonder)."  "O holy Father Raphael, thou didst incarnate the love of Christ Jesus from thy youth . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Glory & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "After thou wast born, O Bride of God and Sovereign Lady . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the Glory & Both now at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Let us, the assembly of believers, celebrate today . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) is sung for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th.  "The barren wilderness thou didst make fertile . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, 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 Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

Thanksgiving, Apolytikion

This is an Apolytikion for the season of Thanksgiving, sung any time.  "Unoriginate Father, Incarnate Son and Holy Spirit . . . ."  This music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Karpos, Papylos & those with them, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Karpos, Papylos & those with them, October 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-sacred Karpos blest of God . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, July 13th & October 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Terence & Neonilla-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Terence & Neonilla and Their Children, October 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By courageously suffering many torments and punishments . . . ."

Earthquake (October 26th), Apolytikion

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Demetrios the Myrrh-Streaming (October 26)

This Apolytikion is sung on October 26th for the Earthquake.  "O Thou Who lookest upon the earth . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, 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 Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast joyous in heart and soul, O Father . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, Apostle Luke . . . ."

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.

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