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Byzantine Tone 6

After-feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross-September 19th, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, September 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Come let us worship reverently . . . ."

Theotokion, The Childbirth of the Virgin Maid

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "The childbirth of the Virgin Maid, which came to pass without travail . . . ."

Babylas of Antioch, 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 Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, September 4th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou art gone, O Babylas, into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Byzantine Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service in Byzantine notation sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Western notation is in a separate file.)

Paraklesis-Little (Small), Western Notation

This is the text and music for the Paraklesis Service sung in August during the Dormition Fast.  (The Byzantine notation is in a separate file.)

Theotokion, O Virgin Wholly Free Of Blame

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros.  "O Virgin wholly free of blame, entreat Him Who was born of thee . . . ."

Penitential Troparia (Troparia of Contrition)

These troparia are sung at various times during Lent and at the Sacrament of Holy Unction.  "Have mercy on us, O Lord ... O Lord, have mercy on us . . . Open unto us the door of thy compassion . . . ."

Octoechos-Wednesday Vespers-Tone 6, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Wednesday evening from the Octoechos in Tone 6, Prosomoia "Having laid up all their hope" and "As it is written."  "The Apostles of Christ God . . . ."

Theotokion, Repentance thou possessest not

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Repentance thou possessest not, my hard and unrepentant soul . . . ."

Lent-3rd Wednesday of Lent, 7th & 6th Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the 7th & 6th stichera (10, 9, 8, 7, 6) sung on the 3rd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles, seers of God . . . All the wealth Thou gavest me . . . ."

Lent-2nd Wednesday of Lent, 5th Sticheron at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 5th sticheron (7, 6, 5) at OLIHC sung on the 2nd Wednesday of Lent, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O apostles of Christ God, ye brilliant lights of  the earthborn . . . ."

Lent-1st Sunday of Lent-The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Lent, Saturdays & Sundays in Great Lent

These stichera are sung on the 1st Sunday of Lent, The Sunday of Orthodoxy, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By the Spirit all inspired . . . ."

Theotokion, O Only Virgin Mother of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "O only Virgin Mother of God, thou wast vouchsafed the greatest of gifts . . . ."

Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Cheese Fare (Forgiveness) Sunday

These are sung on the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "After taking me as dust out of the earth . . . ."

Meat Fare (Judgment) Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meat Fare), Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "When Thou art about to come to execute righteous judgment . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at the Praises (Dec 26)

This is the Both now (2nd Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind . . . ."

Synaxis of the Theotokos, Both Now (Doxa) at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 26)

This is sung as the Both now (Doxastikon) for the Synaxis of the Theotokos, December 26th.  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace . . . ."  Updated 11/10/2021.

Lazarus of Magnesia, 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 Lazarus the wonderworker of Magnesia, November 7th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly casting off from thee . . . ."

Andronicus & his wife Athanasia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Father Andronicus and His Wife Athanasia, October 9th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Casting off the tyranny of earthly life . . . ."

Pentecost, 07-Glory/Both now at the Praises

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Glory & Both now (Doxastikon) sung at the Praises for the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Heavenly King . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation. 

Pentecost, 04-Troparia after Psalm 50

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Pentecost (50 days after Pascha)

The Troparia sung after Psalm 50 on the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Pascha.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions . . .  Have mercy . . .  Heavenly King . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation . . . ."

Bright Friday-Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-Giving Spring, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on Bright Friday for the Most-Holy Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O all-blameless Bride of God . . . ."

Holy Wednesday Matins, 06 GBN at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Glory/Both now at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Glory . . . The sinful woman ran to purchase myrrh . . . Both now . . . She that was engulfed in sin . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Holy Wednesday Matins, 07 Aposticha at the Praises

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Holy Wednesday Matins (Holy Tuesday night)

This is the Aposticha at the Praises sung on Holy Tuesday night for Holy Wednesday Matins.  "Today, Christ is present in the house of the Pharisee . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Pharisee & Publican / Forgiveness Sunday (Cheese Fare), Katavasia-Ode 9

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Katavasiae

This is the Katavasia of the 9th Ode for the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican, as well as the Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare).  "Verily, the God Whom no man can see . . . ."

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