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Byzantine Tone 4

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Both now (Theotokion) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Thou hast sojourned in a cave, O Christ God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory (Doxa) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Be glad, O Jerusalem, keep feast, all ye that love Sion . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Righteous Father Markellos, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping, December 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou was shown unto monks to be . . . ."

Holy 14,000 Infants, 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 Fourteen Thousand Infants Slain by Herod, December 29th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "The transgressor, in seeking out the great Treasure . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos (Nov. 20), Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos in the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "The whole world is filled today . . . ."

Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Dedication of St. George Church in Lydda of Palestine, November 3rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Trophy-bearer, Great Martyr George, thou companion of angel-kind . . . ."

Sophia & Her Daughters, 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 Martyrs Sophia and her daughters Faith, Love and Hope, September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Bound to one another by the law of nature . . . ."

Babylas of Antioch, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion sung for the Hieromartyr Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, September 4th.  "By choosing the Apostles' way of life . . . ."

Theotokion, How The Greatly Dreaded Gloom of Death

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at either Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "How the greatly dreaded gloom of death . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion (Aug 14)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "In the Immaterial Spirit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasia Ode 9 (Aug 14)

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Katavasiae

This is the Katabasia for the 9th Ode for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th.  "Let all the earth-born mortals . . . celebrate with honor the holy Dormition . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Katavasiae Odes 1-8 (Aug 14)

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Katavasiae

These are the Katabasiae for Odes 1-8 for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th.  "I shall open my mouth . . . to sing of her Dormition . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Apolytikion (Aug 14)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Apolytikion is sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "In faith, O ye people, leap for joy . . . ."

Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 14)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 14th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 7)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 7th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Before Thy venerable Cross and willing Passion . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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