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Synaxis of John the Baptist, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

This Both now is sung for the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th.  "Come, let us emulate the wise virgins . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of Holy Prophet, Forerunner & Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When John the Forerunner saw Thee drawing near him . . . ."

Habakkuk the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Prophet Habakkuk, December 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "On receiving the Spirit's ray . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prokeimenon at Orthros

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

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises (for Sunday)

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Praises

These Praises are sung for the Holy Martyrs Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, when November 11th falls on a Sunday, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  (The Patriarchate of Antioch calls for these Aposticha stichera to be sung as the Praises when this day falls on a Sunday.)

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode of the First Canon

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

This is the Ninth Ode of the First Canon for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . ."

Raphael-Bishop of Brooklyn, Glory (Doxastikon) at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn (First Saturday in November)

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha for St. Raphael, Bishop of Brooklyn, First Saturday in November.  "Today a splendid festival dawns upon the whole world . . . ."  Updated 10/12/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, 9th Ode (both canons)

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

This is the complete 9th Ode of both Canons for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st.  "The Angels, beholding the Entrance of the all-pure one . . . Since thou art a living temple of God . . . Magnify, O my soul, her who was presented . . . Verily, the fruit of the promise did come forth . . . ."  Updated 11/23/18.

Romanos of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Ioanikios the Great, 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 Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

Terence & Neonilla-Martyrs, 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 Terence & Neonilla and Their Children, October 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By courageously suffering many torments and punishments . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast joyous in heart and soul, O Father . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

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Thekla, Proto-martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Sept 24)

This is the Glory (Doxa) at the Praises for St. Thekla, September 24th.  "O Thekla, thou beautiful virgin, first among martyrs of Christ . . . ."

Repose of St. John the Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian (Sept 26th)

The Aposticha for the Repose of St. John the Evangelist & Theologian, September 26th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "The Most High's Son thou divinely hast expounded . . . ."

Theotokion, O pure Virgin, bedew my mind

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion from the Menaion may be sung at Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin, bedew my mind . . . ."

Conception of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of John the Baptist (Sept 23)

The stichera for the Conception of John the Baptist, September 23rd, Prosomoion " Thou who wast called from on high."  "While executing as priest the sacred office . . . ."

Euphemia-the All-famed, 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 Great Martyr, the All-famed Euphemia, September 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the beauty of maidenhood . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Apolytikion

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

This is the Apolytikion of the Consecration of the Holy Churchof Christ's Resurrection in Jerusalem, September 13th.  "Thou hast shown the earthly beauty of the holy tabernacle . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Joachim & Anna, 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 & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim & Anna, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye that love the feasts, come . . . ."

Indiction-Beginning of: Ecclesiastical New Year, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This kontakion is sung for the Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year), September 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "O God of all, Thou Who hast made all the ages . . . ."

Floros & Lauros-Martyrs, 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 Floros & Lauros of Illyria, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Verily, the Saints became as flawless stones . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 18)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not a fiery chariot caught thee away . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "On beholding the honorable contest . . . ."

Photios & Anikytos-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Photios & Anikytos, August 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye were not afraid of fire nor of the tools of dismemberment . . . ."

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