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Byzantine Tone 4

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 . . . ."

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, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."   "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 2/11/2020.

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 . . . ."

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