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Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos 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 Apostles Aristarchos, Pudens & Trophymos of the 70, April 14th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O all-wise Apostles, with the word of divine and saving knowledge . . . ."

Antypas of Pergamum, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Hieromartyr Antypas, Bishop of Pergamum, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou most richly drewest forth the grace . . . ."

Titus the Wonderworker, 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 Titus the Wonderworker, April 2nd, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O Father Titus of godly mind . . . ."

George, Kontakion

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This Kontakion is sung on April 23rd for the Great-Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "Having been cultivated well by the Lord God . . . ."

Theodore of Sykeon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for Our Righteous Father Theodore of Sykeon, Bishop of Anastasiopolis, April 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since thou becamest the Word's own sacred initiate . . . ."  Updated 4/21/2021.

Paphnutius of Jerusalem, 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 Hieromartyr Paphnutius of Jerusalem, April 19th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With thine endurance and patience . . . .

Agape, Irene & Chionia, 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 Women Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia, April 16th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O young virgin maidens . . . ."

Terence, Pompey, et al., 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 Martyrs Terence, Pompey, Maximus, Macarius, Africanus, and Those With Them, April 10th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great patience and fortitude . . . ."

Claudius, Diodore et al., 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 Martyrs Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Nicephorus and Serapion, April 5th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "When your eyes were put out, O Saints . . . ."

Eutychios-Patriarch of Constantinople, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Eutychios, Patriarch of Constatinople, April 6th, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, since Thou hadst made Eutychios flourish . . . ."

Eupsychios of Caesarea, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

The stichera for the Martyr Eupsychios of Caesarea in Cappadocia, April 9th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thy holy martyrs."  "Supremely wise Eupsychios . . . ."

John-Disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, 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 John, disciple of Gregory of Decapolis, April 18th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Guided by the fear of God, O righteous Father . . . ."

Crescens of Myra of Lycia, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyr Crescens of Myra in Lycia, April 15th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Unto contests of bitter pains, to entangling and cunning snares . . . ."

Basil of Parium, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Basil the Confessor, Bishop of Parium, April 12th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Shining brighter than the sun, thy joyous feast day is risen up . . . ."

George of Mount Maleon, 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 George of Mount Maleon, April 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Being dedicated fervently and wholly united with all thy soul . . . ."

Apostles of the Seventy (April 8), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Apostles of the 70: Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phelgon and Hermes, April 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Like swift eagles that soar aloft . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at the Praises

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These praises are sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Let Mark, that most excellent of men . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Exaposteilarion

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

This is sung on April 25th for the Apostle Mark, Prosomoion "O Changeless Light."  "Thou wast made rich with the sonship of Peter . . . ."

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

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These stichera are sung the Apostle Mark, April 25th, at the Aposticha at Vespers, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O godly-wise Mark, thou wast the pen of a truly wise and swiftly writing scribe . . . ."

Mark-Apostle & Evangelist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Mark, the Holy Apostle & Evangelist (April 25th)

These are both sets of stichera (3 each) sung for the Apostle Mark, April 25th.  1st Set: Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "To him that wrote down the true God-proclaiming oracles . . . ."  2nd Set: Prosomoioin "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Thou drankest the torrent of delight . . . ."

George, Festal troparia after Psalm 50

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These are the festal troparia sung after the reading of the Matins Gospel and Psalm 50.  "Glory . . . Through the intercessions of the victory-clad George . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy on me . . . Today the whole universe is illuminated . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr George, April 23rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "With psalms and hymns, now the faithful peoples honor thine all-lauded memory . . . ."

James the Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion for both the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, and the Holy Apostle James, brother of John the Theologion (son of Zebedee), April 30th.  "O Holy Apostle James . . . ."

George, Doxastikon (Glory) at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

This is the Glory sung on April 23rd at the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer.  "Spring hath shown forth; come, let us be glad . . . ."  Updated 4/15/17.

George, Stichera at the Praises

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George-Great Martyr (April 23)

These Praises are sung on April 23rd for the Feast of the Great-martyr George the Trophy-bearer, Prosomion "When he took thee."   "Come, as we all gladly celebrate . . . ."  Updated 3/26/18.

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