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Byzantine Tone 6

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), The all-pure Virgin Gazed on Thee

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross is sung at either Vespers or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  The all-pure Virgin gazed on Thee . . . ."

Theotokion, Rejoice, Thou Lamp of Mighty Light

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung as a Theotokion during Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Rejoice, thou lamp of mighty light . . . ."

After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Jan 12)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the After-feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 12th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Let us now cry out like the Prophet . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Glory/Both now (Doxastika) at the Praises (Jan 2)

These are the Glory/Both now (Doxastika) at the Praises for the Forefeast of Theophany, January 2nd, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Trembling seized his hand . . . With a mystic gladness . . . ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha of the Praises (Dec 30)

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha of the Praises for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 30th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "With a rod of iron shalt thou be tended henceforth . . . ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises & GBN (Dec 30)

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Praises

These Praises and Glory/Both now are for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 30th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "How great are these myst'ries . . . ." 

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Glory (Doxastikon) & Theotokion at the Praises

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are the Glory (Doxastikon) and Theotokion sung at the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 24th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Bethlehem, now come and make ready . . . O most blessed womb . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 23)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ in the flesh, December 23rd, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "The boundless Wisdom of our God . . . ."

Theotokion, Stretch Out Thine All-Immaculate Arms

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion may be sung at Vespers and/or Matins/Orthros, Prosomoion, "As it is written."  "Stretch out thine all-immaculate arms . . . ."

After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 29)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 29th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "I see a dreadful mystery . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Dec 22)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 22nd, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Now that never-setting Sun doth speed His journey . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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