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Byzantine Tone 4

Octoechos-Friday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "O Lord my God, do Thou crush completely . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As The Virgin Who Gave Thee Birth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the Virgin who gave Thee birth saw Thee hang on the Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday & Friday Orthros (Matins)-Tone 4, 2nd Sticheron at the Aposticha at the Praises

This is the 2nd sticheron sung at the Aposticha of the Praises on Wednesday & Friday Matins, from the Octoechos, Tone 4, the Original Melody, "Unto them that fear Thee Thou, O Lord, hast given Thy precious Cross . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 4, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With most mighty resolve of mind . . . ."

Eudokimos of Cappadocia, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Holy & Just Eudokimos of Cappadocia, July 31st, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The One that hath called thee from the earth to Heaven to dwell . . . ."

Christina of Tyre, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Great-Martyr Christina of Tyre, July 24th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the Lord illumined thy pure mind . . . ."

Agrippina of Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Agrippina of Rome, June 23rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Like a meadow, Rome doth put thee forth . . . ."

Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia, 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 Manuel, Sabel and Ishmael of Persia, June 17th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord, being crushed by stones . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday after Pentecost, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Aposticha on the Wednesday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Co-eternal and one in pow'r . . . ."

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for St. Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, June 9th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind shone resplendently . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday of the 5th Week, 2nd Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 2nd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers which is sung on Thursday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, The Original Melody, "Lord, when Thou didst ascend upon the Cross . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Thursday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Thursday evening of the 5th week of Pascha, Prosomoion "Lord, when Thou didst ascend."  "Come, see Him of Whom Moses in the Law wrote . . . ."

Isidore of Chios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Isidore of Chios, May 14th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou wast aflame with zeal for true religion . . . ."

Glyceria the Virgin-Martyr of Heraclea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Virgin-martyr Glyrceria of Heraclea, May 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through the pains of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 5th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday of the 5th Week of Pascha (Samaritan Woman), Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "From the Samaritan woman Christ encountered at the well . . . ."

Pentecostarion-Wednesday of the 4th Week, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday night of the 4th Week of Pascha (Mid-Pentecost), Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having destroyed death's dominion by Thine own death . . . ."

Epiphanios of Cyprus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for our Father Among the Saints Epiphanios, Bishop of Cyprus, May 12th, Prosomoion "Unto themm that fear thee."  "Unto thee, the written Law became a school-master . . . ."

Theotokion, O Inexpressible Condescension

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, during the year or during the Lenten Triodion, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Lent-5th Wednesday of Lent, 24 Penitential Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 24 Penitential stichera sung at OLIHC on the 5th Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "O Lord, although I desired to blot out."  "All of my life hath been vainly wasted . . . I am weighed down with a heavy burden . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy Evening, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These are the first 2 stichera that are sung on the Evening of the 1st Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Freely give compunction and complete estrangement from evil things . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As Thou Weptest Most Bitter Tears

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion of the Cross (Stavro-Theotokion) sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As thou weptest most bitter tears while lamenting, O all-pure Maid . . . ."

Lent-3rd Sunday of Lent-Sunday of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the 3rd Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Cross, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With our voice let us cry aloud . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Stichera at the Praises

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These Praises are sung on the First Sunday of Lent, The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Now Thy Church rejoiceth in thee . . . ."

Theotokion, Thee Do All The Angelic Ranks

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thee do all the angelic ranks glorify . . . ."

Lenten Triodion, Penitential Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tone 4)

These are the Penitential Stichera taken from the Triodion for Tone 4, The Original Melody, "O Lord, although I desired to blot out . . . ."  Updated 7/4/2022.

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