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Archangel Gabriel, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (March 26th & July 13th)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, on March 26th, and are also the first set for July 13th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-choral)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the choral version of the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel, Apolytikion (July 13th-chant)

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, July 13th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Surpreme Commander of the Hosts of the Heavens . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Rome on July 1st, and for Ss. Cosmas & Damian of Mesopotamia on November 1st.  "O ye silver-hating, wonder-working Saints . . . ."

Cosmas & Damian-Martyrs in Rome, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (July 1st)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Unmercenaries Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs in Rome, July 1st, The Original Melody:  "Having laid up all their hope and expectation in Heaven . . . ."

Theodota, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

Kallinikos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."  Updated 6/17/18.

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, 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 feast of the Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "As filled with grace and divine wisdom . . . ."  Updated 7/28/19.

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These praises are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Since thou didst zealously imitate . . . ."  Updated 7/16/18.

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Panteleimon, thou most wise . . . ."

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All who love Martyrs must honor with praise . . . ."  Updated 7/8/18.

Panteleimon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Panteleimon, Great-martyr & Healer (July 27th)

These stichera are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high . . . ."  "Thou who was rightly named Merciful in All Things . . . ."  Updated 7/8/18.

Paraskeva, Apolytikion

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Paraskeva, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Paraskeva-Virgin-Martyr of Rome (July 26th)

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Venerable Virgin-Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."  Updated 6/15/19.

Hieromartyrs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Hieromartyrs Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates of Nicomedia, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Firmly and sacredly longing for . . . ."  Updated 7/26/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ." Updated 6/30/19 (sung with A-flat).

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Rejoice."   "Rejoice, spiritual swallow . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Dormition of St. Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Dormition of Anna, Mother of the Theotokos (July 25th)

These stichera are sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  The 1st set follows Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "While celebrating the memory of Christ's ancestors . . . ."  The 2nd set follows "O strange wonder."  "To a brightly beaming festival . . . ."  Updated 6/30/19.

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Silas and the other Apostles of the Seventy, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for July 30th, for Apostles Silas, Silvan, Crescens, Epenetos, and Andronikos of the Seventy, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Flashing brilliantly with the beams of the Spirit's enlightenment . . . ."

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