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Theodota, 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 29th for the Holy Virgin Martyr Theodota of Bithynia, Prosomoion "As one valiant."  "As a virgin and martyred Saint . . . ."

Kallinikos, 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 29th for the Holy Martyr Kallinikos of Gangra in Asia Minor, Prosomoion "O strange wonder."  "Godly-wise Martyr Kallinikos . . . ."

Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon and Parmenas 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 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 . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

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

Prokeimenon at Orthros, Panteleimon

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Prokeimena, Orthros-Lent-Saints

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros on July 27th for the Great-Martry and Healer Panteleimon.  "The righteous man shall flourish like a palm tree . . . ."

Panteleimon, Exaposteilarion

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Exaposteilaria

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

Panteleimon, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.  "O holy prizewinner and healer . . . ."

Panteleimon, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 27th for the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "All who love Martyrs must honor with praise . . . ."

Panteleimon, 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 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, Apolytikion

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Troparia (Apolytikia) of the Saints

This Apolytikion is sung on July 26th for the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome.  "Showing a diligence befitting thy calling . . . ."

Paraskeva, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers are sung on July 26th for our Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "As one valiant."  "With a firm and courageous mind . . . ."

Paraskeva, 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 Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome, Prosomion "O strange wonder."  "O strange wonder, with what manliness . . . ."

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 . . . ."

Transfiguration, Katabasia (Ode 9)

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Transfiguration of our Lord (August 6)

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 (August 6)

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 . . . ."

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