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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 . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross), As the all-pure Sovereign Lady

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Theotokia for Vespers & Orthros

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (of the Cross) from the Menaion, for Tone 4.  "As the all-pure Sovereign Lady looked on Christ . . . ."  Make sure to confirm before singing which text is used on the 2nd & 3rd lines:  "she mourned Him as Sov'reign Lord" or "she wept with maternal grief."  Updated 3/26/19.

Emilian the martyr, 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 Emilian of Silistria in Bulgaria, July 18th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Clothing Thy prizewinner from on high . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Exaposteilaria

These are sung on July 17th for the Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As our Lord's holy martyr . . . Thou art a gold-entwined tower . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Ye that love the martyrs, come, with faith . . . ."

Marina-Great-Martyr, 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 Great-Martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia, July 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O wondrous marvel!  The haughty brow and lofty vaunting of him who once said . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Praises

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These praises are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "When thou wast united to our God . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung on July 20th for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Although the Light showed thee forth as a charioteer . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) the Thesbite, July 20th, Prosomoion, "Thou who wast called from on high."  "He who was hallowed before his own conception . . . ."

Elias (Elijah) the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Elias (Elijah) the Prophet (July 20th)

These stichera are sung for the Prophet Elias (Elijah) on July 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Thou Who didst translate Elias the Thesbite from the earth . . . ."

Athanasius of Athos, Apolytikion

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Athanasius of Athos (July 5th)

This Apolytkion is sung for St. Athanasius of Athos, July 5th, Prosomoion "Awed by the beauty."  "The Angels' ranks were awed by thy life in the flesh . . . ."

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