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Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion, I alone am caught in sin / What a sword pierced through my heart

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Theotokion & Stavro-Theotokion from the Menaion:  "I alone am caught in sin . . . ."  & "What a sword pierced through thy heart . . . ."

Varos the Martyr, 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 Martyr Varos, October 19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Having seen the contests of the right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Joel the Prophet, 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 Prophet Joel, October 19th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "God's Holy Spirit hath been poured out on us . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The tyrant, when he had beheld thy firm invincibility . . . ."

Romanos of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Martyr Romanos of Antioch, November 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In the fire of ascetic feats, thou wast tempered as hard as steel . . . ."

Plato of Ancyra, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Holy Martyr Plato of Ancyra, November 18th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Filled with courage and nobility . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are the Praise sung on November 11th for the Holy Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "With what fair speech shall we worthily sing thy praise . . . ."

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung as the Aposticha at Vespers on November 11th for the Martyrs Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, and Vincent of Spain, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pierced with caltrops, O brave Menas . . . ."  Updated 10/29/18.

Menas, Victor, Vincent & Stephanie, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, Victor & Stephanie of Damascus, Vincent of Spain, and Theodore the Studite, November 11th, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As stars adorn the heavens . . . O all-immaculate Maiden . . . For the most holy icons . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is specific for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "Let us worship the Word."  "With great valor in soul, thou didst strive in martyrdom . . . ."

Menas of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyr Menas of Egypt, November 11th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Thou didst give thyself up like a lamb . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great (Nicander & Hermias), Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on November 4th for the Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, and also for the Hieromartyrs Nicander, Bishop of Myra & Hermias the Priest, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Wise Father Ioanikios . . . With longing, faith, and godly fear . . . Thou wast the sowing and the plant of blessed Titus . . . ."

Ioanikios the Great, 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 Venerable Ioanikios the Great of Mount Olympus, November 4th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the arrows of abstinence, thou didst mortally wound the foe . . . ."

Karpos, Papylos & those with them, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for Karpos, Papylos & those with them, October 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-sacred Karpos blest of God . . . ."

Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for our Venerable Bishop Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery in Palestine, July 13th & October 28th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O father Stephen, God-bearing Saint . . . ."  Updated 11/23/19.

Terence & Neonilla-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the Holy Martyrs Terence & Neonilla and Their Children, October 28th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By courageously suffering many torments and punishments . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung for our Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Wholly dedicated to the Lord in all things, O Father . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Venerable Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "Seeing thy joy, O Father . . . ."

Hilarion the Great of Palestine, 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 Father Hilarion the Great of Palestine, October 21st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast joyous in heart and soul, O Father . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Holy Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Richly was grace poured forth on thy lips . . . ."

Luke-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Luke, October 18th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What shall I now call thee, Apostle Luke . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

Sung on October 7th for the Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Bound to each other by their faith and brotherly affection . . . ."

Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, 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 Martyrs Sergius & Bacchus of Syria, October 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O Sergius and Bacchus, with the grace . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, September 30th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Seeing a dreadful spectacle, the unbelievers were amazed  . . . ."

Gregory of Armenia with Rhipsime & Gaiana, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried.

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Hieromartyr Gregory, Enlightener of Greater Armenia, with the Martyrs Rhipsime & Gaiana, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou hast entered joyously into the Holy of Holies . . . ."

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