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Byzantine Tone 4

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.

Theotokion, Rejoice thou sun-like chariot

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion and is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Rejoice, thou sun-like chariot that hast shone forth the unsetting Sun . . . ."

Hieromartyrs of Cherson, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyrs of Cherson, March 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Hierarchs and unconquered Martyrs of Jesus Christ . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Prokeimenon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th.  "With patience, I waited patiently for the Lord . . . ."  Updated 1/18/2022.

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd Set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 2nd set of stichera for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst yield thy body up to bitter torments . . . ."  (When this day falls on Meat Fare Saturday, it is moved to February 9th.)  

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These are the Festal Troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Glory ... Today the living Temple of the great King ... Both now ... (same) ... Have mercy ... Today the Theotokos, the Temple that is to hold God . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Megalynarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Feast of the Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Beholding the entry of the All-Pure . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  Updated with corrected text, 12/18/2021.

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (2nd set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

 These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 2nd set is Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thyrsos the most marvelous . . . ."

Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos et al., Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (1st set)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Thyrsos, Leukios & Kallinikos of Apollonia; and the Martyrs Philemon, Apollonios, Hypatios & Arrianos of Alexandria, December 14th.  This 1st set is Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Christ the Master provided thee . . . ." 

Lazarus of Magnesia, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung for the Venerable Lazarus the Wonderworker of Magnesia, Prosomoioin "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Come, all ye ranks of monastics and feast-lovers . . . ."

Philip the Deacon, 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 Apostle Philip, one of the seven Deacons, October 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Chosen as one of the holy seven Deacons . . . ."

Eulampios & Eulampia at Nicomedia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Eulampios & Eulampia at Nicomedia, October 10th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thy resplendent memory hath dawned more brilliantly than the sun . . . ."

Dionysios the Areopagite, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite, October 3rd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness thoroughly . . . ."

Severian, 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 Severian of Sebastia, September 9th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Flogged and cut with whips . . . ."  Updated 8/12/2022.

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

These are the stichera at Vespers for the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothed in the divine robe and the priestly chrism . . . ."

Bassa the Martyr, 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 Bassa of Edessa, August 21st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Longing after martyrdom, O lauded Bassa . . . ."

Zachariah-the Holy Prophet (Father of the Forerunner), Apolytikion

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Zachariah-the holy Prophet & Father of the Forerunner (Sept 5th)

The Apolytikion of the Holy Prophet Zachariah (Zacharias), the Father of the Venerable Forerunner, September 5th, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed," (Dismissal version).  "In the vesture of a priest . . . ."  Updated 7/31/2021.

After-Feast of Transfiguration, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 8)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 8th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O this day, Thou madest manifest Thy Godhead . . . ."

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