After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY


Forefathers Sunday Great Vespers stichera

Chanted in English
Traditional Byzantine chant stichera verses for this coming Sunday of the Forefathers.

The Stichera and Glory (with the Dogmaticon for Plagal 1st as is this Sunday's mode of the week) for the Sunday of the ForeFathers, the first "Advent" Sunday before Christmas  –  Also the Aposticha Glory.

The Plagal 1st mode corresponds to the Russian tone 5.  The Dogmaticon is found in the Octoechos for tone 5 Great Vespers. 

Our ROCOR English Menaion is translated from the Slavonic:

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