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Akathist Canon-Odes 1-9

These are the Odes to sing for the Canon of the Akathist Hymn (Service), Tone/Mode 4.  The music is by Basil Crow using the text from Holy Transfiguration Monastery.  "I shall open my mouth to chant and with the Spirit shall I be filled."

All Saints Sunday, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Come, let us duly crown with hymns . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Original Melody: "As first-fruits of our nature to the Planter of created things . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Spirit's orators, the Savior's blessed disciples . . . ."

All Saints Sunday, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises sung at Orthros on All Saints Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Since they welcomed His sufferings, all the Saints that are in His earth . . . ."

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Praises at Orthros (Matins)

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

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

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Ascension, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera at the Praises are sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."    "Let us on earth now keep festival . . . ."

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Bartholomew & Barnabas, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers on June 11th for Ss. Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs . . . ."  "O seers and Apostles of our God . . . ."

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Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilaria & Theotokia

These are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Willingly lifted on the Cross on Golgatha . . . The Lord God took flesh . . . In joy we cry aloud to thee . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung in the Divine Liturgy on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem.  "The Church is shown to be a many-lighted heaven . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on September 13th for the Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "On this day with joy of heart . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria (Feast & After-feast)

These Exapostielaria are sung on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the week that follows.  The original melody:  "O ye apostles from afar . . . The band of Christ's Apostles . . . With thunder doth the Savior send . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung 3 times on the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.  The original melody:  "O ye Apostles from afar . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 15th at the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion - The Original melody:  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of the Dormition, and following week, Prosomoion "As one valiant"  "On thine honored dormition now . . . ."

Dormition of the Theotokos, After-feast, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 20th for the After-feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "He that in our behalf . . . ."

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Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th.  First: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."  Second: Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung from September 14-21, for the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, The Original Melody: "Thou Who wast raised up . . . ."  Updated 8/30/17.

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "As the Cross is lifted up . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera of the Aposticha at Vespers are sung for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 14th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, Stichera at the Praises

The stichera at the Praises are sung on September 14th for the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! Today the life-bearing Tree . . . ."

Elevation (Exaltation) of the Cross, After-Feast-September 17th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for the After-Feast of the Elevation of the Cross on September 17th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Gleaming like the sun, Thy precious Cross hath brightly shone forth today . . . ."

Ananias & Romanos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on October 1st for the Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy & our Righteous Father Romanos the Melodist, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "As Christ's disciple from of old . . . In tuneful songs inspired of God . . . ."

Anthimos, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromarty Anthimos of Nicomdia, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Strike up today an annual choir with gladness . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 17th for the Feast of St. Anthony the Great

Athanasius of Athos, Exaposteilarion

Sung at Orthros (Matins) on July 5th

Averkios the Wonderworker & Seven Holy Youths, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on October 22nd for Averkios the Wonderworker and the Seven Holy Youths, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O godly wise Averkios . . . Let us all sing . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoia "Hearken, ye women."  "Today let wise Bartholomew and Barnabas . . . ."

Blind Man Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the Fifth Sunday after Pascha, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While passing by, our Savior found a blind man . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ & St. Basil, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on January 1st, prosomion to "While standing in the temple's courts," Tone 3/Third Mode.

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st, the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen

Constantine & Helen, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Not from man did great Constantine . . . ."

Cosmas and Damian, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on November 1st.

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Elisha (Elisseus), Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on June 14

Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for Wednesday & Friday

These are the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion sung in Orthros/Matins on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  Text: "The Cross is the guardian of the whole world . . . ."   Theotokion: Prosomoion "O ye Apostles."  Text:  "As she that seedlessly bare Thee . . . ."

George, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on April 23rd for the Feast of St. George the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."   "Brightly hath spring appeared to us . . . ."

Holy Fathers (July), Exaposteilaria

These are sung on the Sunday that falls between July 13 and 19 for the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Holy Fathers (October), Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Sunday of October 11-17, for the Holy Fathers of the 7th Ecum. Council, Prosomoion "While standing in the temple's courts."  "O Fathers of celestial mind . . . O Lord, Thou Who art more than good . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council, after Ascension, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "While celebrating on this day . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "From the heights our Savior, Christ."  "At thy word, O Word of God . . . ." and "Christ already spoileth thee, O death . . . ."  Updated 3/24/17.

Luke the Apostle, Exaposteilarion

St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th.

Mid-Pentecost - Wednesday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "At mid-Feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

This exaposteilarion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "O Thou that hast the wine-bowl of grace inexhaustible . . . ."

Myrrh-bearing Women, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the 2nd Sunday after Pascha, the Myrrh-bearing Women, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women," the Original Melody.

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & its Theotokion are sung on June 24th & 25th for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Today the joy-creating birth of the divine Forerunner John . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for St Nicholas, December 6th.

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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

Pelagia, the Penitent, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on October 8th for St. Pelagia the Penitent of Antioch, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "O Pelagia, praised of all . . . Delivered from the ancient curse . . . ."

Samaritan Woman & Mid-Pentecost, Exaposteilaria

These are the Exaposteilaria sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman and the After-feast of Mid-Pentecost.  "Thou camest to Samaria, my Savior . . . At Mid-feast Thou, O Friend of man . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Thou who as God adornest."  "As we now make remembrance . . . ."

Sunday Before Theophany, Exaposteilarion

This is the Exaposteilarion for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Sunday of All Saints, Exaposteilarion

This is sung on the first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday of All Saints. Updated 6/7/15.

Sunday of the Blind Man, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Blind Man, the 5th Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers-1st Ecum. Council, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is to be sung on the Sunday after the Feast of Ascension.

Sunday of the Paralytic, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, the 3rd Sunday after Pascha.

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Exaposteilaria

These are the two Exaposteilaria to be sung on the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, 4th Sunday after Pascha.

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion & Theotokion are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "While Thy disciples looked on Thee."  "Let us in gladness gather to laud with praises . . . ."

Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Exaposteilaria

This is the Exaposteilarion and Theotokion for St. Thekla, September 24th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "A mortal bridegroom thou didst spurn . . . ."

Theoktistos, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

This is the Exaposteilarion with Theotokion sung on September 3rd for the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Living the Angels' life on earth . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Exaposteilaria

These are the exaposteilaria sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "Thou Who as God adornest."    "O Thomas, thou hast searched out . . . On this day spring is fragrant . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These exaposteilaria and theotokion are for the Holy Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "Apostle and Eye-witness of Christ God . . . ."

Xenia (Blessed) of St. Petersburg, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion

This Exaposteilarion and its Theotokion are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ

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Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Being lifted upon the Cross, Thou didst raise Adam with Thyself . . . ."

Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 13th), Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross, September 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, life-giving Cross of the Lord . . . ."

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Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete - Full Version

Music for the Full Version of the Canon, sung on the Fifth Thursday of Lent. Updated 3/4/17.

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Holy Father Slain at the Monastery of Mar Sabbas, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

 These stichera are sung on March 20th, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."   "In your great and whole-hearted love . . . ."

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Paraklesis-Small, Katabasia (Ode 9) of the Canon

This is the Katabasia only (Ode 9) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Most rightly we confess thee . . . ."

Paraklesis-Small, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8) of the Canon

These are the Katabasiae only (Odes 1-8) of the Small Paraklesis, as sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous.  "Traversing the water as on dry land . . . ."

Lazarus Saturday, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus the Righteous, Prosomion "In seeking (Thou soughtest) the heights."  "To those on the earth, the Joy of all . . . ."  Updated 3/23/17.

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Pharisee & Publican Sunday (choral), Kontakion

First Sunday of the Pre-Lenten Season

Prodigal Son Sunday (chant), Kontakion [Listen]

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season. Updated 1/26/17.

Prodigal Son Sunday (choral), Kontakion

Second Sunday of the Pre-Lenten season

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on September 7

Mid-Pentecost, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha, Prosomion "Thou Who wast raised up."   "O Sovereign Master and Creator of all things . . . ."

Prefeast of the Annunciation, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on March 24.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Kontakion

Kontakion sung on August 14.  Updated 1/21/17.

Prefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Kontakion

Kontakion sung from January 2-5.  Updated 1/21/17.

Theophany, Kontakion

Kontakion for Theophany, sung January 6th-14th, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, prosomoion, The Original melody: "On this day Thou hast appeared".

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Kontakion for Usual Sundays (chant)

Kontakion for usual Sundays - "O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame..."

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Lent-5th Sunday, Mary of Egypt-Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung on the 5th Sunday of Lent, at the Praises for Mary of Egypt, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

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Nativity of the Theotokos, Exaposteilaria

These Exaposteilaria are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "The ends of earth rejoice today . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on September 8th for the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, great and marvelous! From the barren woman . . . ."  Updated 9/9/17.

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosmoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O Adam be made new again . . . ."

Nativity of the Theotokos, After-Feast-Sept. 10th, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung on September 10th for the After-feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Prosomoion "With what fair crowns."  "We who are vain and vile . . . ."

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Paraklesis-Great

The musical score for the service of Great Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.

Paraklesis-Little (Small)

The musical score for the service of Small Paraklesis, including Holy Transfiguration Monastery's metered translation of the Canon written out with Western notation.  Updated 8/7/17.

Paralytic Sunday, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on the Sunday of the Paralytic, Third Sunday after Pascha.  "The sov'reign man-befriending Lord . . . ."

Pentecost, Exaposteilarion

These Exaposteilaria are sung on the Feast of Pentecost, Prosomoion "Thou who, as God, adornest."  "O Thou, O all-holy Spirit . . . The Father is light . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

The Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for June 29th, Ss. Peter and Paul, Prosomion "Hearken, ye women."  "Let us all praise with sacred hymns . . . ."

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, the Original Melody:  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 29th for Ss. Peter & Paul, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When Christ the Master and Savior . . . ."  Updated 6/13/17.

Peter & Paul, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on June 30th

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th, for Peter & Paul on the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thou didst give the Church Thy ven'rable Apostles . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "O changeless Light."  "Nature and time have been made new . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast raised up."  "O godly shelter that dost cover all mankind . . . ."

Polyeleos-Psalm 135

This is the 2nd Polyeleos, Psalm 135, sung in Orthros (Matins) on Major Feasts.

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung in Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of St. Anthony, January 17th, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "O our righteous Father Anthony . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on October 22nd for St. Averkios the Wonderworker, Prosomoion "O Lord, though Thou didst stand."  "Thee hath the Comforter's divine grace anointed as His high priest . . . ."

Bartholomew & Barnabas-Holy Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Bartholomew & Barnabas, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Thou wast sent into all the world . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "Rejoice, O great and all-wise Constantine . . . ."

Cyrus & John (Jan 31), Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises during Orthros/Matins for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor with sacred songs . . . ."

George, Stichera at the Praises

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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers-Sundays of, Stichera at the Praises

These Stichera at the Praises are sung on the Sundays of the Holy Fathers:
1) First Ecumenical Council: The Sunday after the Ascension
2) Fourth Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls July 13-19, inclusive
3) Seventh Ecumenical Council: The Sunday that falls October 11-17, inclusive

Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope . . . ."  "Making careful inquiry . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Feast of Mid-Pentecost, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "The Divine Wisdom, Power & Peace . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 24th at the Nativity of John the Baptist, The Original Melody.  "O strange wonder!  John the messenger . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers of the all-holy Church . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises in Orthros (Matins) on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "For thy servant, the hallowed shrine . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on the Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Ere the morning star."  "Dreaded is that end brought by death on all things . . . ."

Sunday Before Theophany, Stichera at the Praises

These are the Praises to be sung on the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Ye angelic hosts, go ye on the way before us . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O chief foundation of Christ's divine Apostles . . . ."

Thomas Sunday (New Sunday), Stichera at the Praises

These Praises are sung on New Sunday: Sunday of Thomas the Apostle, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."   "O life-giving Lord . . . ."

Xenia of St. Petersburg, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on January 24th for the Blessed Xenia of St. Petersburg, Fool-for-Christ, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Toiling with labors both night and day . . . ."

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Saturday of Souls, Aposticha at Orthros

This Aposticha at Orthros is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Since Thou hast unfath'mable compassion for us . . . ."

Saturday of Souls, Theotokion at the Aposticha (Orthros)

This Theotokion at the Aposticha of Orthros (Matins) is sung on Saturday of Souls, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Thou, who art a dwelling place worthy of God . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at the Aposticha in Vespers

These Stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on June 30th for the Synaxis of the 12 Apostles, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When the Savior asked the rank of the twelve Disciples . . . ."

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Thekla, Proto-Martyr, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for St. Thekla the Proto-Martyr, feast day September 24th, Prosomoion "O Lord, thou Thou didst stand."  "O Lord, thou out of love for Thee, blessed Thekla sat by a small window listening . . . ."

Theophany of our Lord-Prefeast Series

Troparion of the Prefeast (Jan. 2-4), Kontakion (2-5), and Trop. of the Paramon (Jan. 5) of Theophany (January 6) in chant and choral forms: Special Melodies

Transfiguration, Exaposteilarion

This is Exaposteilarion is sung on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Original Melody:  "O changeless Light . . . ."

Transfiguration, Stichera at the Praises

These stichera are sung at the Praises on August 6th for the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Prosomoion "Thou Who wast called from on high."  "Before thy venerable Cross . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on September 7th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," hard chromatic.  "From the root of Jesse and the loins of David . . . ."

Forefeast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Apolytikion

Sung on August 5th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."   "Come, let us all welcome the Transfiguration of Christ . . . ."

Forefeast of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung from January 2nd - 4th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Zabulon; prepare thyself, O Nephthalim . . . ."

Nativity of the Forerunner (John the Baptist), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on June 24th & 25th, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Prophet and Forerunner of Christ God's coming to us . . . ."

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."

Paramon of Theophany (Epiphany), Apolytikion

Troparion sung on January 5th.  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "River Jordan was turned back . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Make ready, O Bethlehem . . . ."

Prefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos, Troparion

Troparion sung on November 20, Prosomion "Be quick to anticipate."  "By blossoming forth the only ever-virgin as fruit . . . ."

Adrian & Natalie, Troparion of

Sung on August 26th

Anthimos, Apolytikion

This Apolytkion is sung on September 3rd for the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "While Gabriel was saying."  "O godly-minded Anthimos . . . ."

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, choral version (special melody)

Archangels, Troparion of the

Feast day is November 8th, chant version (special melody)

Athansius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, Troparion of [Listen]

Feast Day is January 18th

Conception of John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast Day is September 23rd

Elias, Troparion of

Feast day is July 20th

Elisha (Elisseus), Troparion of

This troparion is sung on June 14.  It is also the same troparion sung on July 20 for St. Elias.

Euphemia, Troparion of

Feast day is July 11th.

Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist, Troparion of the

Feast day is February 24th

Haralampus, Troparion of

Feast day is February 10th

John the Hut Dweller, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for Saint John the Hut Dweller, January 15, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoion, "Be quick to anticipate".  "Since thou hadst with fervor longed after the Lord from thy youth . . . ."

Martyr - For a woman, Troparion

General Troparion for any woman martyred saint; special melody of Joseph was amazed (Dismissal hymn).  "O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb..."

Martyr(s) - For a man, Troparion

General Troparion for any male martyred saint(s); special melody of Be quick to anticipate.  "Thy martyr, O Lord . . . ."  (Or, "Thy martyrs, O Lord . . . ."  Updated 6/3/17.

Menas, Victor, & Vincent, Troparion of

Feast day is November 11th

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

This is the choral version of the Troparion of St. Michael that will be used at the Archdiocese Convention, 2009.  It is in the special melody of Tone 4.

Michael the Archangel, Troparion of

For the Commemoration of the Miracle wrought by the Archangel Michael at Colossae

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42 martyrs of Amoria in Phrygia, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These Stichera are sung at "O Lord I have cried" on March 6th, Tone/Mode 4, with the prosomion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O right-victorious Martyrs . . . ."

Ananias of the 70, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Apostle Ananias of the Seventy, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou who was called from on high."  "When Saul received that divine ray out of Heaven . . . ."

Anastasia the Roman, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung for the Venerable Martyr Anastasia the Roman, October 29th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With great courage didst thou endure . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Hieromartyr Anthimos of Nicomedia, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Employing the dye of thine own blood . . . ."

Archangel Gabriel

These stichera are sung for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "That mind which is truly like to God . . . ."

Averkios the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for Averkios the Wonderworker, October 22nd, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Dedicating thy whole self to God . . . ."

Barnabas-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Barnabas, Prosomoia "Unto them that fear thee."  "Power and unconquered might . . . ."

Bartholomew-Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 11 for the Feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomew, Prosomoia "As one valiant."  "With the fishing-net of thy tongue . . . ."

Constantine & Helen, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on May 21st for the Feast of Ss. Constantine & Helen, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "As a mighty weapon . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "With the body of but a child . . . ."

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

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 . . . ."

Febronia-Ven. Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 25th for the Venerable Martyr Febronia of Nisibis, Prosomion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Contest corresponding to thy training thou didst bear patiently . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers on April 23rd for St. George, the Great-Martyr, Prosomion "As one valiant," the Original melody.

Hieromartyrs, 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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Council

These Stichera are sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers, after Ascension, Prosomion - the Original Melody.  "Ere the morning star . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council that falls between October 11th-17th, Prosomoion "Ere the morning star."  "Patriarch Germanos the New assembled the accounts . . . ."  (Verses 1-3 are on pages 1-2; verses 4-6 are on pages 3-4.)

James the Apostle-Son of Alphaeus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Holy Apostle James, son of Alphaeus, October 9th, Prosomoion "As on valiant."  "From the deep sea of vanity . . . ."

Kallinikos, 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 . . . ."

Leontios-Martyr, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on June 18th for the Martyr Leontios at Tripoli in Phoenicia, Prosomion "What shall we now call you."  "How shall we address thee, O glorious one? . . . ."

Mary of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Mary of Egypt, on her Feast day of April 1st and also the 5th Sunday of Lent, Tone 6/Plagal second mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Though thy body, which had been defiled with reckless abandon . . . ."

Matrona of Thessalonica, Martyr

These stichera are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Martyr Matrona of Thessalonica, March 27th, Tone/Mode 4, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "To the Jews' brazen cruelty . . . ."

Mid-Pentecost, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera for the Feast of Mid-Pentecost are sung on the Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Pascha and on the Sunday following for the Samaritan Woman, Prosomion "O Lord, when Thou didst ascend."   "There is come now the middle of those days . . . ."  Updated on 5/4/17.

Nikephoros, Translation of relics - Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the evening of March 12th (for the 13th), with the prosomion "A strange wonder," Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "Putting the passions in servitude . . . ."

Nikitas of Medikion, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung at Great Vespers for Abbot Nikitas the Confessor of Medikion, April 3rd, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the Word, thou wast shown forth . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 9th for Hieromartyr Pankratios, Bishop of Taormina in Sicily, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "As he went about throughout the world . . . ."  Updated 6/23/17.

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

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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."

Pelagia, the Penitent, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried

These stichera are sung for St. Pelegia the Penitent of Antioch, October 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Pelagia most ven'rable, with all tem'prance and toil . . . ."

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

These Stichera are sung on July 23rd for the Hieromartyr Phocas, Bishop of Sinope, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Since he hath filled up the wine-bowl of his martyric blood . . . ."

Pimen the Great of Egypt, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on August 27th for our Righteous Father Pimen the Great of Egypt, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you."  "What, O Pimen, shall we all name thee now? . . . ."

Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "In thy great compassion . . . ."

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas of the Seventy, 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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are for the Venerable Prokopios the Confessor of Decapolis, Tone/Mode 4, prosomion "As one valiant."  "Being made, O Prokopios, in the image of God Himself . . . ."

Romanos the Melodist, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera sung for Romanos the Melodist, October 1st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "The skilled composer of music and the Divine Spirit's lyre . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung at Vespers on the Saturday of Souls, Meat Fare Saturday, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  Special melody (prosomion) "Paradise of Eden."

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

These stichera are sung on Saturday of Souls, the Saturday after Ascension, Prosomion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we today commemorate by name . . . ."

Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus, October 22nd, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "In obedience unto God, the most holy and blessed Youths . . . ."

Silas and the other Apostles of the Seventy, 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 . . . ."

Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" are sung on June 30th for the Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Ye are blessed in very truth . . . ."

Theodota, 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 . . . ."

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

These stichera are sung on September 3rd for the commemoration of the Venerable Theoktistos, fellow ascetic with Euthymios the Great, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "Thy hallowed memorial today . . . ."  Updated 8/21/17.

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "O wise Thomas most blest of God . . . ."

Vesperal Stichera for August 16

These stichera are sung on August 16 for the Icon Not Made With Hands (Holy Napkin), and the After-Feast of the Dormtion of the Theotokos

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cosmas and Damian

These stichera are sung at "Lord, I have cried" in Vespers on November 1st.

Vesperal Stichera for Ss. Cyrus & John (Jan 31)

These stichera are sung for the Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus & John, celebrated on January 31st.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

These are the stichera at Vespers for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Vesperal Stichera for St. Xenia of Rome & St. Xenia of St. Petersburg

These are the two sets of 3 stichera each for St. Xenia of Rome and St. Xenia of St. Petersburg, sung on January 24th.

Vesperal Stichera for Sunday before Theophany

These stichera are for the Sunday Before Theophany, Jan. 2-4

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha in Vespers on July 15th for the Martyrs Cyricus & his mother Julitta of Tarsus, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Three years of age in his body . . . ."

Thomas-the Holy Apostle, Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera are for the Aposticha for the Apostle Thomas, October 6th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Christ the Friend of man drew thee up . . . ."