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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kathismata in Orthros

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  First & Second Kathisma, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "Let Angels' ho-ly choirs be amazed . . . While on the holy throne . . . ."  Third Kathisma, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "God most pure partaketh of purifications of the Law . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the stichera at the Praises for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O ye righteous . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.  Updated 12/15/

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."

Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, 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 Martyr Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, November 29th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Brightly ablaze with the clear illuminations . . . ."  Updated 11/23/2020.

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera at Vespers for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shamuna the marvelous, belov'd Habib . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Stichera at the Praises

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

The Praises at Orthros sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Under thy pastoral care . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Kathismata

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November:  1) Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "In word, in deed, in thought . . . Unweded mother Virgin . . . ."  2) Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "Bearing thy cross from youth . . .  Awed by the beauty . . . ."  3) Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "As a model of vigilance . . . O all-pure and full of grace . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation."  Updated 10/31/2020.

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory/Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory & Both now (Doxastikon & Theotokion) at the Aposticha sung for Our Father Among the Saints Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival . . . Having thee, O Theotokos, as our hope . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung from the Octoechos for Thursday, Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the whole creation saw thee . . . ."

Galaction, Kathisma

This is the Kathisma sung at Orthros/Matins for the Holy Martyr Galaction, November 5th, Prosomoion "Be thou quick to anticipate."  "With struggles and prayers . . . ."

Jacob of Hamatoura, Anavathmoi & Prokeimenon

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

This is the music for the Anabathmoi & Prokeimenon in Orthros/Matins for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th.  "From my youth up . . . Ye who hate Zion . . . Glory . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . Both now . . . Through the Holy Spirit . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/7/2020.

Jacob of Hamatoura, Kathismata in Orthros/Matins

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Jacob of Hamatoura (Oct 13th)

These are the 3 Kathismata and Theotokia sung for the Hieromartyr Jacob of Hamatoura, October 13th, during Orthros/Matins.  First Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "O Jacob most adored . . . O Mother undefiled . . . ."  Second Kathisma:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  O our Father Jacob . . . O pure Virgin, spotless Maid . . . ."  Third Kathisma:  Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Thou, O Jacob, didst carry thy cross . . . By conceiving the Wisdom . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 10/8/2020.

Longinus the Centurion, 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 Martyr Longinus the Centurion, Who Stood at the Cross of Christ, October 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Seeing Him Who became a man . . . ."

Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Commemoration of the Miracle Wrought by the Archangel Michael in Colossae (Chonae), September 6th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast lifted up."  "Supreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Marcian & Martyrios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Marcian & Martyrios the Notaries, October 25th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Godly Marcian the glorious and the valiant Martyrios . . . ."

Eustathios, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Great-martyr Eustathios and his family, September 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou wast called by God above and not by man . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6th.  "Thy childbirth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration of our Lord, Ninth Ode-Full

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Full Ninth Ode for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "Thy child-birth was shown to be without corruption . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Transfiguration of our Lord, Katavasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katavasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 6th.  "The choirs of Israel passed dry-shod . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated 7/21/2020.

Beheading of John the Baptist-Leave-taking (Aug 30th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Leave-taking of the Beheading of John the Baptist, August 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O prophet, Forerunner and incarnate angel . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-Martyr & Archdeacon-Translation of Relics, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

The Praises for the Translation of the Relics of Stephen the Proto-Martyr and Archdeacon, August 2nd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As an earthly angel, now the first of Martyrs is lifted up . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Apolytikion (chant)

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

The Apolytikion sung for the Holy, Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "O foremost in the ranks of Apostles . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyricus & Julitta, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Martyrs Cyricus & his Mother Julitta of Tarsus, July 15th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Blessed Julitta, Christ God's rational ewe-lamb . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Peter & Paul, Chiefs of the Apostles (June 29)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at Vespers at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Glorious Apostles Peter & Paul, June 29th.  "By His three-fold question: Peter lovest thou Me? . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Cyrus & John-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 Cyrus & John the Unmercenaries, June 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

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