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Byzantine Tone 4

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 . . . ."

Pentecost, 06-Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Praises sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Today all the nations beheld strange things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 03-Prokeimenon

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Prokeimenon sung during Matins/Orthros on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Thy Holy Spirit shall lead me . . . ."  The Byzantine notation will be added later.  Updated 6/13/2021.

Pentecost, 02-Kathismata

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

These are the Kathismata sung on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  First Set:  Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Let us faithful celebrate . . . ," "Coming down to those on earth . . . ."  Second set:  Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "After Thy Rising, O Christ . . . "  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Tuesday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Tuesday evening (for Wednesday) of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As thy godly disciples watched . . . ."

Ascension of our Lord-After-Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Monday-7th week)

These stichera are sung on Monday evening (for Tuesday) of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst suffer as a man . . . ."  Updated on 5/18/2021.

George, Kontakion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This Kontakion is sung on April 23rd for the Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Having been cultivated well by the Lord God . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 02 Kathismata

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  1) Tone 3: Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The harlot came to Thee . . . ."  2) Tone 4: Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The treacherous Judas . . . ."  3)  Tone 1:  Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "While sighing from the depths."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Theotokion, Since thou hast conceived the Coal

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Matins, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Since thou hast conceived the Coal Whom great Isaiah beheld of old . . . ."

Terence, Pompey, et al., 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 Martyrs Terence, Pompey, Maximus, Macarius, Africanus, and Those With Them, April 10th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great patience and fortitude . . . ."

Theotokion, In the hearing of all the world

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and Orthros, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the hearing of all the world, let us bless the all-golden urn . . . ."

Claudius, Diodore et al., 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 Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Nicephorus and Serapion, April 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When your eyes were put out, O Saints . . . ."

Theotokion, O Pure Virgin Most Graced of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Menaion, used in Vespers & Matins, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O pure Virgin most graced of God . . . ."

Akathist: Responses for the Canon & Oikoi

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

These are the Responses to the Canon (Most holy Theotokos, save us) and to the Oikoi in the Akathist itself:  Hail, O Bride without Bridegroom."  "Alleluia."

 

Theotokion, Since through mine own sloth

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung in Vespers and/or Matins, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Since through mine own sloth and carelessness . . . ."

Basil of Ancyra, 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 Hieromartyr Basil of Ancyra, March 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O lauded Basil, adorned in priestly vestments . . . ."

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 Vespers-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 . . . ."

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