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Byzantine Tone 4

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 . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, let us ascend with Jesus going up to the holy mount . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us welcome the precious Cross . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on July 21st for the Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  "O God of our Father, ever dealing with us . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, 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 Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ, July 21st, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Dwelling in the wilderness in holy concord . . . ."

Theotokion, O thou all-holy Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion from the Menaion, Tone 4.  "O thou all-holy Bride of God . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Dios of Antioch, July 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Blessed Dios, we sing thy praise . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Macrina, sister of Basil the Great, July 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Proving the soul's self-determination and immortality . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As the all-pure Sovereign Lady

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, for Tone 4.  "As the all-pure Sovereign Lady looked on Christ . . . ."  Make sure to confirm before singing which text is used on the 2nd & 3rd lines:  "she mourned Him as Sov'reign Lord" or "she wept with maternal grief."  Updated 3/26/19.

Emilian the martyr, 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 Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria, July 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothing Thy prizewinner from on high . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thou art a priest forever

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins):  "Thou art a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, July 20th, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "He who was hallowed before his own conception . . . ."

Kyriaki-Great-Martyr of Nicomedia, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Kyriaki, the Great-martyr of Nicomedia (July 7th)

These stichera are sung for the Great-martyr Kyriaki of Nicomedia, July 7th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Sisoës 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 Sisoës the Great, July 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-festive memory hath shone forth . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (or Praises)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers (or the Praises at Orthros) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, July 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "From the Heavens thy calling came . . . ."

Procopius-Great-Martyr of Caesarea in Palestine, 2nd set-Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 2nd set of stichera (if called for) for the Great-Martyr Procopius of Caesarea in Palestine, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst rise up from the East like an exceedingly brilliant star . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Stichera at the Praises (July 1st)

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Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung on July 1st for the Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs in Rome, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gushing forth as rivers with the Spirit's mightily flowing tides . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (July 13th)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "God, the Mind before the ages . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-chant)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I have raised up one chosen

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins).  "I have raised up one chosen out of My people, I have found David my servant, with My holy oil have I anointed him."

Isauros and those with him of Athens, 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 Isauros and those with him of Athens, June 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When ye were afflicted with ill-treatment . . . ."

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