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Vesperal Stichera

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Saturday of Souls

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Prosomoion "Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful now commemorate all dead from the ages past . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

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

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Adorn thy chamber, O Zion . . . Glory . . . Both now . . . He that rideth on the cherubim . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" for the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, February 2nd.  "Say, O Simeon, Whom carriest thou in the Temple . . . ."

Prodigal Son, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son during the Season of the Triodion.

Pharisee & Publican, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung on the Sunday of the Pharisee & Publican during the Season of the Triodion.

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (Feb 5)

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are for the After-Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 5th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wishing to fulfill the written Law . . . ."

Recovery of the Sacred Relics of St. Ignatius the God-bearer, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Ignatius of Antioch (Dec 20)

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Recovery of the Sacred Relics of the Holy Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-bearer (January 29), Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As the worthy successor of John . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Timothy the Apostle, January 22nd, Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "Made bright with the Spirit's brilliant beams . . . ."

Anastasios the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint Anastasios the Persian (January 22), Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "The ends of the world now sing the praise of thy wonders . . . ."  Updated 11/21/17.

Paul of Thebes-the Venerable, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Venerable Paul of Thebes, January 15th, Prosomoion, "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

John the Hut Dweller, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "When by inspiration of our God . . . ."

Sunday after Theophany, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday after Theophany, Tone 2/Second Mode.

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

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Basil the Great, January 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called on high."  "O Father Basil, thou namesake of the Kingdom . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the providence of God . . . ."

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

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Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ (Dec. 11-17)

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you." "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God? . . . ."

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

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Barbara, December 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "In the course of frightful martyrdom . . . ."

James the Persian, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for St. James the Persian, November 27th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Thou forsookest all the world's delights . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 1st Set

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Entrance (Presentation) of the Theotokos into the Temple (Nov 21)

This is the first stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "O strange wonder." "Come let us the faithful dance for joy . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

Forefeast for the Entrance of the Virgin into the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Forefeast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 20th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "With songs and hymns, O ye faithful . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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John Chrysostom (Feast: Nov 13; Recovery of Relics: Jan 27)

These are sung for St. John Chrysostom on November 13th and January 27th, Prosomoia "As one valiant." "Let us praise with sweet melodies . . . ."

Paul the Confessor, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Paul the Confessor, November 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Wondrous Paul chose thee to be his emulator, O blessed one . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Evening praise and spoken worship do we offer thee . . . ."

Vespers, Kazan - "O Lord, I have cried" with verses and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7

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Vespers, Kazan Byzantine Project

"O Lord, I have cried" (kekragaria) with verses (stichologia) and Resurrectional stichera, Tone 7/Grave Mode.  "Come let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

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