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Sabinos of Egypt, 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 Sabinos of Egypt, March 16th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Lord, since Thou knowest well how weak is man's nature . . . ."

Benedict of Nursia, 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 Benedict of Nursia, March 14th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Righteous Father Benedict, by faith and true love . . . ."

Theotokion, Come O My Soul

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion for Vespers and Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Come, O my soul, now with heavy groans . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), O Strange Wonder Never Seen Before

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomioin "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder never seen before . . . ."

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 2, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are from the Octoechos, sung at Thursday Vespers for Tone 2, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When it saw Thee nailed upon the Cross . . . ."

Timothy of Symbola, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Righteous Father Timothy of Symbola, February 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-minded Father Timothy, through fervent prayers to the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/19/2020.

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), In Tasting of Vinegar and Gall

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-theotokion (for the Cross) that is sung on during Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In tasting of vinegar and gall being lifted on the Tree . . . ."  Updated 2/13/2020.

Octoechos-Thursday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Thursday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "At first, our forefather tasteth of death because of a tree . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), Seeing Christ, The Friend of Man

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) sung at Vespers and/or Orthros, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Seeing Christ, the Friend of man, raised up and crucified . . . ."  Updated 2/26/2020.

Theotokion from the Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Glory/Both now from the Octoechos for Saturday Orthros (Matins) at the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Implore Christ, to whom thou gavest birth . . . ."

Octoechos-Saturday-Tone 1, Stichera at the Aposticha at the Praises

These are sung on Saturday Morning at Orthros (Matins) from the Octoechos, for the Aposticha at the Praises, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Savior, we pray Thee to vouchsafe unto those Thou hast translated . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers (Original Melody)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the 3rd verse of the Aposticha at Vespers from the Octoechos for Friday evening, Tone 1, Original Melody:  "O all-lauded Martyrs of the Lord . . . ."  Updated 2/6/2020.

Onesimos of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Onesimos of the Seventy, February 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Those unspeakable words of Paul who, while even yet on the earth  . . . ."

Octoechos-Friday-Tone 1, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on Friday evening from the Octoechos, Tone 1, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "I died long ago, wretch that I am . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "In truth the most brilliant Ark of God . . . ."

Agatha of Palermo, 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 Agatha of Palermo in Sicily, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst keep thy body wholly incorrupt . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera and GBN at the Aposticha at the Praises (Feb 4)

These stichera and Glory/Both now are for the Aposticha at the Praises for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion "O House of Ephratha."  "Christ, Adam's Ransomer, is now born of the Virgin . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion for our Righteous Father Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Quenching the passions' raging flame . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After-Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Feb 4)

This is the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the After-Feast of the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 4th, Prosomoion, "O House of Ephratha."  "Come, Elder Simeon, receive the Lord of Glory . . . ."

Isidore of Pelusium, 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 Isidore of Pelusium, February 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Through activity and divine contemplation raised up to God . . . ."

Theotokion, We Know The Word of the Father

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Wednesday Vespers, and Thursday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone/Mode 4.  "We know the Word of the Father, even Christ our God . . . ."

Theotokion, When She Who Bare The Lamb

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This Theotokion is sung at Tuesday Vespers, and at Wednesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "When she who bare the Lamb and Shepherd and Savior . . . ."

Theotokion, We Have Become Partakers

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion sung at Monday Vespers, and Tuesday Orthros (Matins) at "God is the Lord," for Tone 2/Second Mode.  "We have become partakers of the Divine Nature through thee . . . ."

Theotokion, With The Firm Rod

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With the firm rod of thy holy protection . . . ."

Theotokion, The Mortal-Slaying Dragon

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion, sung at Vespers and/or Orthros (Matins), Prosomoion "O Lord, Thy holy martyrs."  "The mortal-slaying dragon maketh war aginst me . . . ."

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