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Beheading of John the Baptist, Stichera at the Praises

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder great and terrible! Behold, that most sacred head . . . ."

Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Beheading of John the Baptist (August 29th)

These are sung on August 29th for the Beheading of John the Baptist.  1st Prosomoion, "While thy disciples looked on thee."  "To him that is the greatest among the Prophets . . . ."  2nd Prosomoion, "Thou who as God adornest."  "Though lewd and wanton Herod . . . As thou, O modest Maiden . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion (choral)

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the choral version of the Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, August 5th, Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "O strange wonder."  "When thou becamest obedient unto the voice of the Lord . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on August 26th for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie, Prosomoion, "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now let the all-wise Adrian . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is sung for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "Thy confession."  "Thou didst deem that Faith which hath salvation . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Adrian & Natalie of Nicomedia, August 26th, Prosomoion, "As one valiant."  "On beholding the honorable contest . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion (Aug 19)

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 19th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thunder doth the Savior send the Apostles forth on clouds . . . ."

After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 19)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the After-Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 19th, Prosomoion "As it is written."  "Recalling holy Gabriel's words . . . ."

Photios & Anikytos-Martyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyrs Photios & Anikytos, August 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Ye were not afraid of fire nor of the tools of dismemberment . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This is the Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All of mortal nature now divinely shineth . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "This day we go forth to welcome the bright and glorious Transfiguration . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

This is sung on August 5th for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "We who most ardently desire the glory of God . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Forefeast of the Transfiguration of Christ, August 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come, let us ascend with Jesus going up to the holy mount . . . ."

Cross-The Procession of/Sunday of, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on August 1st for the Procession of the Precious Cross, and on the Third Sunday of Lent, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us shout with exultant voice . . . ."

Seven Maccabees & Processsion of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria for the Seven Maccabees and the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us extol the Maccabees . . . The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

The stichera for the Aposticha at Vespers for the Procession of the Precious Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Come, ye feast-lovers, and as we all now keep festival . . . ."

Seven Maccabees, Eleazar & Solomone, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for The Seven Holy Maccabees, their Teacher Eleazar and their Mother Solomone, August 1st, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "No tyranny shook the lofty roof of the Law . . . ."

Procession of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Aug 1)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Procession of the Cross, August 1st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us welcome the precious Cross . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 21st for Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ.  Prosomoia: "Thou who as God adornest."  "Thou in two separate bodies . . . ," and "O ye Apostles from afar."  "Thou art the sweetness of Angels . . . ."

John of Edessa & Simeon of Homs, 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 Righteous Fathers John of Edessa in Mesopotamia & Simeon of Homs (Emesa), the Fool-for-Christ, July 21st, Prosomoion, "Unto them that fear thee."  "Dwelling in the wilderness in holy concord . . . ."

Thursday, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria & Theotokion sung in Matins on Thursdays, when no other is called for.  "Passing through all the earth . . . ."

Theotokion, O thou all-holy Bride of God

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

The Theotokion from the Menaion, Tone 4.  "O thou all-holy Bride of God . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Dios of Antioch, July 19th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Blessed Dios, we sing thy praise . . . ."

Macrina-sister of Basil the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Venerable Macrina, sister of Basil the Great, July 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Proving the soul's self-determination and immortality . . . ."

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