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Byzantine Tone 4

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 . . . ."

Rejoice, O Queen (chant)

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Katavasiae

This is the 9th Katabatsia of the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord, also sung on Pentecost and Monday of the Holy Spirit.  "Rejoice, O Queen, pride of virgins and mothers . . . ."  Updated 5/18/19.

John the Baptist-Third Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Third Discovery of the Head of John the Baptist, May 25th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "Christ God hath revealed to us thy truly ven'rable head . . . ."

Vincent of Lerins, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on May 24th for St. Vincent of Lerins, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "With wisdom hast thou made plain to all . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening for Thursday of the 7th week of Pascha, after the Ascension of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having accomplished salvation for all mankind . . . ."  Updated 5/25/19.

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on May 2nd for the Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great, Prosomoin "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

Athanasius-Recovery of relics, 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 Recovery of the Relics of St. Athanasius, May 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos

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Akathist Hymn (Service)

This is the complete Canon of the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos, with the Hiermos and Troparia of each Ode.  "I shall open my mouth and it will be filled with the Spirit . . . ."

Forefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion (March 24)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Kontakion sung on March 24th for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "At the great Archangel's voice, O Theotokos . . . ."

Annunciation-Forefeast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 24)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Annunciation, March 24th (and may also be sung for the Praises), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "The great mystery that was hid and unknown unto angel-kind . . . ."

Nikon & his 199 Disciples, 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 Nikon and his 199 Disciples, March 23rd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the bridle of abstinence . . . ."

Patrick-Enlightener of Ireland, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Patrick, bishop of Armagh and enlightener of Ireland, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Not in worldly strength and wisdom . . . ."

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