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Vesperal Stichera

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Doxa (Glory & Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple (Feb 2)

Doxasticon (Glory/Both now) for "O Lord, I have cried" for the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Today let the gate of heaven be opened . . . ."

Maximos the Confessor, 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 Maximos the Confessor, January 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Preaching Him Who became a man . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In thy doctrines, which breathe with fire . . . ."

Athanasius of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

Stichera for Our Father Among the Saints Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Persecutions didst thou endure . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are sung for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who didst shine with the splendor of the Spirit . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."

Theotokion: Thou art the true vine

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at "O Lord, I have cried" for various feasts.  "O Theotokos, thou art the true vine . . . ."  Updated 2/22/18

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter (Jan 16)

The stichera for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "All delusion thou boundest fast . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (4)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the four stichera (repeating the first two for six) sung on Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our Illumination . . . ."

Synaxis of John the Baptist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Jan 7)

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Synaxis of John the Baptist (Jan 7)

These are sung for the Synaxis of the Holy, Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John, January 7th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O all-lauded Forerunner of Christ . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (first 3)

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

These are the first 3 stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th, when only 3 are needed.  "When the Forerunner saw Him Who is our illumination . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera sung for the Circumcision of our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1st.  "When the Savior condescended for the sake of mankind . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."

Theodore the Branded, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Venerable-confessor Theodore the Branded, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."   "To the wounds of thy banishment . . . ."

Stephen the Proto-martyr & Archdeacon, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for Stephen the Proto-martyr and Archdeacon, December 27th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since thy mind had been made to shine . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."

Ignatius of Antioch, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried (Dec 20)

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

These stichera are sung for St. Ignatius of Antioch, December 20th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast worthily surnamed The God-bearer . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 26-31)

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec 25)

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Sunday before the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Dec. 18-24)

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."

Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

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