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sticheron

(ˈstɪkəˌrɒn)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a liturgical hymn sung in the Orthodox Church
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(1) This hymn is the third sticheron from Small Vespers.
(51) The Festal Menaion, the fifth sticheron interpolated between select verses from Psalm 140 (typically titled "Lord, I have cried") 101-2.
(53) Festal Menaion 105, third sticheron on the Lity, attributed to Anatolios.
(68) The third sticheron on the Praises, quoted from The Menaion of the Orthodox Church, vol.
(5) E.g., see the Glory Sticheron at the Ninth Hour of the Eve of Nativity, quoted below.
(16) Ninth Hour of the Eve of Nativity: Glory Sticheron.
(30) "Today a tomb holds Him who holds the creation in the hollow of His hand; a stone covers Him who covered the heavens with glory ..." (Holy Saturday Matins: Praises, Sticheron 1).
(31) "You, O Christ, with invisible hands have fashioned man in Your image; and You have now displayed the original beauty in this same human body formed by You ..." (Second Canon of Transfiguration: Ode 5, Sticheron 3); "O You who fashioned Eve from Adam's side, Your side was pierced and from it flowed streams of cleansing ...
For example, a study by Smirnova has shown that the stichera to Nikita of Pereiaslav (18) were constructed on the model of the sticheron to Sergius of Radonezh, (19) and one of the versions of the service for the Finding of the Relics of St Macarius of Kalyazin (20) can be traced back to the service of St Varlaam of Khutyn.
Thus, with one or two new lines, the creator turned the known sticheron, borrowed from the model service, into a new one.
A second example is a sticheron for the Transfer of the Relics of the Russian saints Boris and Gleb.
Analysis of hymns to Boris and Gleb demonstrate that the kontakion of the third mode to Sts Boris and Gleb is an updated 'glory' sticheron to St Procopius (see tables 5-6).