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Byzantine Tone 4

Eudokia-Venerable-martyr of Heliopolis, 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-martyr Eudokia of Heliopolis, March 1st, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "First thou firmly strovest in ascetic toils and didst wither up . . . ."

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) for the Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel, March 26th (taken from the Annunciation).  "In the sixth month the archangel was sent to the pure Virgin . . . ."

Annunciation, Ninth Ode with Magnifications

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Ninth Ode of the Canon for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Proclaim, O earth . . . The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon at the Aposticha

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Annunciation to the Theotokos (March 25)

This is the Doxastikon (Glory & Both now) at the Aposticha for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25th.  "Today is the Annunciation, the celebration of the Virgin . . . ."

Chrysanthos & Daria-et al, 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 Martyrs Chrysanthos and Daria, March 19th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "When thou wast vouchsafed the brightness of divine knowledge inwardly . . . ."

Sophronios-Patriarch of Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for Our Father Among the Saints Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, March 11th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "By the foreknowledge of our God . . . ."

Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, 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 Uncovering of the Seven Martyrs’ relics at Gate of Eugenios in Constantinople, February 22nd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "O ye illustrious Martyrs of the Most High . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, There will I make to spring forth

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, "There will I make to spring forth a horn for David; I have prepared a lamp for my Christ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These Praises are sung on February 24th for the 1st and 2nd Discoveries of John the Baptist's Head, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Thine all-sacred head hath opened wide the gateways of abstinence . . . ."

John the Baptist-First & Second Discovery of his head, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This is the Apolytikion of the 1st and 2nd Discovery of John the Baptist's Head, February 24th, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "The Forerunner's sacred head, having dawned forth from the earth . . . ."

Theodore the General, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

These stichera are sung for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "An invincible man of war and an athlete of noble mind . . . ."

Theodore the General, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Great Martyr Theodore the General, February 8th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast raised up."  "In truth enlisted with the King of the Heavens . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Apolytikion-2nd

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

This is the Second Apolytikion sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th.  "Since ye were of like ways with the Apostles . . . ."

Charalampos the Wonderworker, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

The Apolytikion for the Hieromartyr Charalampos the Wonderworker, February 10, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "An unshaken pillar of the Church of Christ God art thou . . . ."  (When February 10 and Meat Fare Saturday coincide, the commemoration of St. Charalampos moves to February 9.)

Synaxis of Righteous Simeon and Anna the Prophetess (Feb 3), Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Synaxis of the Holy & Righteous Simeon the God-receiver and Anna the Prophetess, February 3rd, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Being perfect, just, and worthy of all praise . . . ."

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

These stichera are sung for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "Let us honor befittingly . . . ."

Stavro-Theotokion-from the Horologion (T4)

This is the Stavro-Theotokion (for Wednesday & Fridays) from the Horologion, Prosomoion "Be quick to anticipate."  "O Mother of Christ our God . . . ."

Xenophon & his family, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

Apolytikion (Dismissal Hymn) for St. Xenophon and his family, January 26th.  "O God of our Fathers . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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

These are the second set of stichera sung for the Recovery of the Relics of John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Let us the faithful all form a sacred chorus . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Praises

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

These Praises are sung on January 25th for St. Gregory the Theologian, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst parted the darkness of the letter . . . ."

Timothy the Apostle, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung for the Apostle Timothy of the 70, January 22nd.  "Since thou hadst been instructed in uprightness . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, I Shall Proclaim Thy Name

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros, usually for Feasts of the Theotokos.  "I shall proclaim Thy Name from generation to generation."

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 . . . ."

Prokeimenon-Orthros, Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros:  "Thy priests, O Lord, shall be clothed with righteousness, and Thy righteous shall rejoice."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Apolytikion

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

The Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th.  "Thou hast come to us without leaving Rome . . . ."

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