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Aposticha

Three Great Hierarchs, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Three Great Hierarchs (Jan 30)

The Aposticha at Vespers for the Three Great Hierarchs, January 30th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, three holy Hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

John Chrysostom-Recovery of Relics, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

These stichera are sung for the Recovery of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom, January 27th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Seeing the bright and light-giving lamp . . . ."

Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple-After Feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These stichera and verses are for February 3rd, the After-Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Christ Savior on this day . . . ."

Gregory the Theologian, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople (Jan 25)

Stichera for St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, spring whence theology flowed . . . ."

Athanasius & Cyril of Alexandria, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria (Jan 18)

These stichera are for Our Fathers Among the Saints Athanasius & Cyril, Patriarchs of Alexandria, January 18th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, O pair of hierarchs of Christ . . . ."

Anthony the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Anthony the Great (Jan 17)

These are sung at the Aposticha for St. Anthony the Great, January 17th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, prince of ascetics and monks . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Theotokion at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

This is the Theotokion (Both now) at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Having laid up all their hope."  "By my will, I slipped and fell . . . ."

Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

These stichera are sung at the Aposticha for the Veneration of the Precious Chains of the Apostle Peter, January 16th, Prosomoion "Unto them that fear thee."  "Come ye, let us worship now the precious chains . . . ."

Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord, Glory/Both Now at the Aposticha

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Theophany (Epiphany) of our Lord (Jan 6)

The Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Aposticha for Theophany (Epiphany), January 6th.  "Verily, the shining lamp, born of a barren woman . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

This is the Glory & Both now for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "Glory . . . O thou all beatified Basil . . . Both now . . . The all-good God did not disdain to be circumcized . . . ."

Circumcision of Christ/St. Basil the Great, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Circumcision of Christ/Basil the Great (Jan 1)

These stichera at the Aposticha are sung for St. Basil the Great and the Circumcision of Christ, January 1st.  "O what a divine and noble bee of the Church of Christ . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-After-feast, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 27)

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

This Aposticha at Vespers is sung for the After-feast of the Nativity of Christ, December 27th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "He that dawned forth from the Father before the ages began . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, 3rd stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

This is the Original Melody of "O house of Ephratha," sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th.  "O house of Ephratha, august and holy city . . . ."

Herman of Alaska, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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Vesperal Stichera at the Aposticha

These are sung at the Aposticha at Vespers for St. Herman of Alaska, December 13th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Thou didst accept long exile for Christ . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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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Forefeast and Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity of Christ (Dec 20-24)

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

John Chrysostom, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

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

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

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 . . . ."

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 . . . ."

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