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Vespers

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Christ God hath revealed to us thy truly ven'rable head . . . ."

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, 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 Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Flashing brighter than the sun itself . . . ."

Vincent of Lerins, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on May 24th for St. Vincent of Lerins, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With wisdom hast thou made plain to all . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Thursday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."  Updated 5/25/19.

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Constantine & Helen (May 21st)

These stichera are sung for Constantine & Helen, May 21st, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou wast first of all the Christian kings . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoion "Thy confession."  "Thou wast Orthodoxy's steadfast pillar . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, 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 Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius, May 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

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

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These stichera are sung the Apostle Mark, April 25th, at the Aposticha at Vespers, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O godly-wise Mark, thou wast the pen of a truly wise and swiftly writing scribe . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These are both sets of stichera (3 each) sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th.  1st Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

Holy Saturday Great Vespers, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) sung at the Aposticha for Great & Holy Saturday, sung on Holy Friday afternoon.  "Thou Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. Updated 5/10/19.  This text and music is also sung as the Glory of the Aposticha for Great Vespers of the Sunday of the Myrrh-bearing Women, Joseph of Arimathaea, and Nicodemus, the 2nd Sunday after Pascha.

Holy Saturday Vesperal Liturgy, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung after the Epistle lesson on Holy Saturday morning Vesperal Liturgy.  "Arise, O God, and judge the earth . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

Jonah & Barachisios and thosewith them, 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 Jonah & Barachisios and those with them, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Through many intense and bitter pains . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Nikon & his 199 Disciples, 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 Nikon and his 199 Disciples, March 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the bridle of abstinence . . . ."

Patrick-Enlightener of Ireland, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Patrick, bishop of Armagh and enlightener of Ireland, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not in worldly strength and wisdom . . . ."

Alexios-man of God, 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 Alexios, the "Man of God," March 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "We know thee to be a man of God . . . ."

Eudokia-Venerable-martyr of Heliopolis, 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-martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis, March 1st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "First thou firmly strovest in ascetic toils and didst wither up . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th (taken from the Annunciation).  "In the sixth month the archangel was sent to the pure Virgin . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Gabriel, the chief of Heaven's hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is the Annunciation, the celebration of the Virgin . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, 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 Martyrs Chrysanthos and Daria, March 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When thou wast vouchsafed the brightness of divine knowledge inwardly . . . ."

John Climacus, Author of "The Ladder," 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 of Sinai, Author of "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," March 30th and 4th Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Righteous Father John, in very truth . . . ."

Agapios and Those With Him, 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 Martyr Agapios and Those With Him, March 15th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O seven Martyrs of Christ our God . . . ."

Theophylact the Confessor-Bishop of Nicomedia, 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 Theophylact the Confessor, Bishop of Nicomedia, March 8th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Though kept in a prison under guard . . . ."

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