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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Saints

This Kontakion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos, Prosomion "Thou soughtest the heights."  "We celebrate now . . . ."

Dormition of St. Anna, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on July 25th for the Dormition of Righteous Anna, the mother of the Theotokos.  "O godly minded Anna . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Prokeimenon, 06 Friday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Friday evening.  "Thou, O God, art my helper, and Thy mercy shall go before me."

Prokeimenon, 05 Thursday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Thursday evening.  "My help cometh from the Lord, Who hath made heaven and earth."

Prokeimenon, 04 Wednesday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Wednesday evening.  "Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and judge me by Thy strength."

Prokeimenon, 03 Tuesday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Tuesday evening.  "Thy mercy, O Lord, shall follow me all the days of my life."

Prokeimenon, 02 Monday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Monday evening.  "The Lord will hear me, when I cry unto Him."

Prokeimenon, 01 Sunday Vespers

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Prokeimena, Daily Vespers

The Prokeimenon sung at Vespers on Sunday evening.  "Behold now, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord."

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.

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "Thy birth-giving, O Theotokos, has been shown free of corruption . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasiae (Odes 1-8)

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Transfiguration of our Lord

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Canon of the Feast of the Transfiguration, sung from July 27-31 and August 2-5.  "The hosts of Israel, having passed the Red Sea . . . ."  (For August 1st & 6th, see the "Cross, Katabasiae" in the Katabasiae Group.)

Silas and the other Apostles 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 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 . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha in Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This is the Glory (Doxastikon) sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th.  "Ye have become, O Holy Fathers, conscientious keepers . . . ."

Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council (July), Stichera and Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These Stichera and Glory (Doxastikon) are sung at "O Lord, I have cried" at Vespers for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council, July 13th-19th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "O Philanthropic Word, boundless and indescribable . . . ."  "Glory . . . Let us extol today those mystical trumpets of the Spirit . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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.

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 . . . ."

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

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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 . . . ."

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, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on July 2nd for the Placing (Deposition) of the Theotokos' Robe (Raiment) at Blachernae.  The music is in Western & Byzantine notation.  "O Ever-virgin Theotokos, shelter of mankind . . . ."

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

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Vesperal 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 . . . ."

Cyricus & Julitta, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

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 . . . ."

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