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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Kathismata in Orthros

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

These are the 3 Kathismata sung on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  First & Second Kathisma, Prosomoion "The soldiers standing guard."  "Let Angels' ho-ly choirs be amazed . . . While on the holy throne . . . ."  Third Kathisma, Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "God most pure partaketh of purifications of the Law . . . ."

Theotokion, All Those Who With Faith

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is from the Horologion, and is sung at the Small Paraklesis when out of the Dormition Fast, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "All those who with faith flee unto thee . . . ."

Gregory of Nyssa, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion is sung for Our Father Among the Saints Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, January 10th, Prosomoion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "Let us all chant songs and hymns . . . ."

Obadiah (Abdias), Kathisma in Orthros (Matins)

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This Kathisma is sung for the Prophet Obadiah (Abdias), November 19th, Prosomoion "The soliders standing guard."  "With mind made very bright . . . ."

Eleutherios-Bishop of Illyria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria (Dec 15th)

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Eleutherios, Bishop of Illyria, December 15th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Having become a protector . . . ."

Proclus of Constantinople, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha for our Father Among the Saints Proclus, Archbishop of Constantinople, November 20th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "With the splendor of thy doctrines and thy radiant way of life . . . ."

Gregory of Decapolis, 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 Gregory of Decapolis, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As thou dost dwell  in the heavenly tabernacles with joy . . . ."

Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, 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 Paramonos and the 370 Martyrs in Bithynia, November 29th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Brightly ablaze with the clear illuminations . . . ."  Updated 11/23/2020.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple-After-Feast, Exaposteilarion (Nov 22)

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion sung on November 22nd for the After-Feast of the Exaposteilarion of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The heifer free of every stain . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung at Orthros for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "As ye in former times preserved the woman . . . ."

Guria, Shamuna & Habib, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera at Vespers for the Martyrs Guria, Shamuna & Habib the Deacon of Edessa, November 15th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shamuna the marvelous, belov'd Habib . . . ."

John the Almsgiver, Kathisma at Orthros

This is the Kathisma chanted at Orthros (Matins) for John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Alexandria, November 12th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "Taking on thee the merciful mind of love . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 3, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are taken from the Octoechos for Thursday Vespers, Tone 3, Prosomoion "The power of Thy Cross."  "Creation hath been sanctified . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Thy Son Hath Willingly Suffered For Us

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross, Stavro-theotokion, is sung at Vesper and/or Orthros/Matins, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  Thy Son hath willingly suffered for us . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 4, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung from the Octoechos for Thursday, Tone 4, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When the whole creation saw thee . . . ."

Galaction, Kathisma

This is the Kathisma sung at Orthros/Matins for the Holy Martyr Galaction, November 5th, Prosomoion "Be thou quick to anticipate."  "With struggles and prayers . . . ."

Abercius the Wonderworker, Kathisma at Orthros/Matins

This is the Kathisma sung at Matins (Orthros) for St. Abercius the Wonderworker, Bishop of Hieropolis and Equal-to-the-Apostles, October 22nd, Prosomoion "By conceiving the wisdom."  "By the working of God, thou wast girt about . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When She Beheld With Grief Untold

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion of the Cross is sung during Vespers & Orthros, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "When she beheld with grief untold . . . ."

Tikhon-Patriarch of Moscow, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. Tikhon the Confessor, Patriarch of Moscow, celebrated on March 25th and October 5th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though thou didst stand."  "Lord, when the ship of the divine Church was troubled . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), What A Sword Pierced Through Thy Heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung in Vespers and Orthros/Matins, "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Euthymius the Great, Kathisma in Orthros/Matins

This is the Kathisma sung in Orthros/Matins for Our Righteous Father Euthymius the Great, January 20th and October 15th, Prosomoion "By conceiving the Wisdom."  "Taking on thee the poverty borne by Him . . . ."  Updated 10/9/

Longinus the Centurion, 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 Martyr Longinus the Centurion, Who Stood at the Cross of Christ, October 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Seeing Him Who became a man . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), When The Ewe-lamb, Pure and Undefiled

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion sung at Vesper and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When the Ewe-lamb, pure and undefiled . . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As She Saw Thee Hanging On The Wood

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is a Theotokion of the Cross, sung in Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As she saw Thee hanging on the wood of the Cross . . . ."

Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Martyrs Probos, Andronikos and Tarachos at Tarsus, October 12th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the word."  "All the powers of Heaven were awestruck and amazed . . . ."

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