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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 . . . ."  Updated ison 4/30/2022.

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, Ninth Ode with Magnifications

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Proclaim, O earth . . . The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God . . . ."

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 . . . ."  Updated 2/17/2021.

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 . . . ."

Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, 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 Theophanes the Confessor of Sigriane, March 12th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  O godly-minded Theophanes, for Christ's Theophany named . . . ."  Updated 3/11/2020.

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, March 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the foreknowledge of our God . . . ."

Konon of Isauria-Hieromartyr, 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 Hieromartyr Konon of Isauria, March 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O martyr whose praise is sung by all . . . ."  Updated 2/19/19.

Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos-Martyrs of Amasea, 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 Eutropios, Kleonikos, and Basiliskos of Amasea, March 3rd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O three holy Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."

Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Matrona of Thessalonica-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."  Updated 3/3/2021.

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/28/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18.

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "Proclaim from day to day the glad tidings of the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Feast or its Leave-taking (March 26) falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."  Updated 2/27/2020.

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

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