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Vesperal Stichera

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

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 . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem (Sept. 13/Dec 9)

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna (Dec 9)

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody.  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."

Zephaniah the Prophet, 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 Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Apolytkion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytkion for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th.  "As the first-called of the Apostles . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, thou heaven gifted with speech . . . ."

Andrew-Apostle, 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 Apostle Andrew, November 30th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Thou who wast formed by the light of the Forerunner . . . ."

Katherine, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for St. Katherine, November 25th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "O all-lauded Katherine, as we keep the sacred memorial . . . ."

Katherine, 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. Katherine (Catherine), November 25th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Today, O Katherine, the city of Alexandria is filled with joy . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for St. John Chrysostom, November 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, gold-bright, divinely-inspired . . . ."

Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" - 2nd Set

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

This is the second stichera sung for the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In that holiest place of all . . . ."  Updated 11/15/17.

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

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are sung for the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the clarion of thy words . . . ."

Matthew-Apostle & Evangelist, 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 Apostle & Evangelist Matthew, November 16th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When He that plumbeth the hearts of men, O Matthew . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung for the Holy Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous!  He that of old netted fish . . . ."

Philip-the Holy Apostle, 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 Apostle Philip, November 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Love of God in active deed . . . ."

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