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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 . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

Seven Maccabees & Processsion of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria for the Seven Maccabees and the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us extol the Maccabees . . . The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 21st for Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  Prosomoia: "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou in two separate bodies . . . ," and "O ye Apostles from afar."  "Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Thursday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung in Matins on Thursdays, when no other is called for.  "Passing through all the earth . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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.

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As our Lord's holy martyr . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Praises

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These praises are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When thou wast united to our God . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thou art a priest forever

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins):  "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These troparia are sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros:  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of thy Prophet . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . O Christ-Proclaiming Prophet . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Apolytikion

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Athanasius of Athos (July 5th)

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Athanasius of Athos, July 5th, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The Angels' ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Praises

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These praises are sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dance with those wise virgins . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These hymns are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "In heaven as a Martyr . . . Since thou art the all-pure Maid . . . ."  Updated 6/16/19.

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Apolytikion

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 7th for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "Thou didst prove an auspicious and pleasing sacrifice . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, July 22nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst follow in the steps of Christ . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Exaposteilarion

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

This exaposteilarion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Mary, who art fitly named . . . ."

Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer, Apolytikion

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Mary Magdalene-Myrrh-bearer (July 22nd)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 22nd for Mary Magdalene, Myrrh-bearer & Equal to the Apostles, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "When Christ God had been born for our sakes from the Virgin . . . ."  Updated with the Apolytikion version, 7/9/18.

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the Heavens thy calling came . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on July 8th for the Great-martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "O changeless light."  "Thou hadst thy calling from Heaven like Paul of old . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at the Praises (July 1st)

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Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung on July 1st for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs in Rome, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gushing forth as rivers with the Spirit's mightily flowing tides . . . ."

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