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Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers, December 11th - 17th, (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Let us all celebrate this day's commemoration . . . ."  Updated 11/21/18.

John of Damascus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you." "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God? . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

Barbara the Great Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Barbara, December 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "In the course of frightful martyrdom . . . ."  Updated 11/15/18.

James the Persian, 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. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

These are sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As they resplendently lead in the Ever-Virgin Maid . . . ."  Updated 11/2/18.

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is sung on November 21st for the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women." "Let us acclaim with faith and joy . . . ."

Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

Exposteilarion for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into to the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The temple of God's Wisdom . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the First Set of stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 10/5/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Praises (Nov 13)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Stichera at the Praises for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Brighter are thy sacred doctrines . . . ."  Updated 12/30/18.

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."  Updated 12/17/18.

John Chrysostom, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion (Nov 13)

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

Exaposteilaria/Theotokion for St. John Chrysostom, November 13, prosomoia to "While standing in the temple's courts", Tone 3/Third Mode, and "Hearken, ye women", Tone 2/Second Mode.

Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."

Zenobius and Zenobia, Stichera at "O Lord, I Have Cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at Vespers, "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Zenobius and Zenobia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Richly dyeing thy priestly robes in the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilarion for the commemoration of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, celebrated on the Sunday that falls between 11-17 October, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind of the Great Seventh Council . . . ."

Cyprian, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilarion for the Holy Hieromartyr Cyprian, October 2nd, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Come let us bless with one accord . . . ."

Cyprian and Justina the Virgin, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Ss. Cyprian and Justina, October 2nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When the chrism of priestly rank and the blood of thy martyrdom . . . ."

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross (Sept 14)

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated typos & accidentals, and isson, 7/28/18. (New link as well.)

Ascension, Exaposteilarion

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Ascension of our Lord (40 days after Pascha)

Exaposteilarion for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Original Melody: "While thy disciples looked on thee."

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While Thy disciples looked on Thee; Ascension; Exaposteilarion for Ascension; Matins

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "O righteous John and Cyrus . . . ."

Cyrus & John-Holy Unmercenaries, 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 Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O ye athletes most valorous . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Toiling with labors both night and day . . . ."

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, January 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Translated from a foreign land . . . ."

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