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December 1:  Prophet Nahum

Troparion "Celebrating the memory" (12/12/08) (63KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Obikhod, Tone 2
Kontakion (12/12/08) (63KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Obikhod, Tone 4
Kontakion (12/12/08) (63KB)
Abbreviated Greek Chant, Tone 4
December 2:  Prophet Habbakuk

Troparion "Celebrating the memory" (12/12/08) (63KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Obikhod, Tone 2
December 3:  Prophet Zephaniah

Troparion "Celebrating the memory" (12/08/07) (60KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Obikhod, Tone 2
Kontakion (12/09/07) (63KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant, Tone 4
Stichera on "Lord I have cried" w/ verses for on Sunday (12/11/07) (63KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 4, Special Melody "Called from on high..."
December 4: GM Barbara and St. John of Damascus

Troparion of St. Barbara (51KB)
Obikhod, Tone 8
Troparion of St. Barbara (53KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 8
Kontakion of St. Barbara (55KB)
Obikhod, Tone 8
Kontakion of St. Barbara (59KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 4, Special Melody "Thou Who wast lifted up"
Kontakion of St. John (56KB)
Obikhod, Tone 4
Kontakion of St. John (61KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 4, Special Melody "Thou Who wast lifted up"
Stichera to St. Barbara on "Lord I have cried" (with vs. for Sunday) (122KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 2, Special Melody "When from the Tree..."
Stichera to St. John on "Lord I have cried" (with vs. for Sunday) (116KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 8, Special Melody "O most glorious wonder..."
December 5: St. Savvas the Sanctified

Troparion, Kontakion (81KB)
Obikhod
Stichera at the Praises (105KB)
Seven Lakes Hermitage Chant, Tone 1, Special Melody "Joy of the ranks of heaven..."
December 6: St. Nicholas of Myra

2a. Kontakion (59KB)
Greek Chant, Tone 3
2b. Kontakion (56KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 3
3a. 1st set of stichera on "Lord I have cried" (115KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 2, Special Melody "When from the Tree"
3b. 1st set of stichera on "Lord I have cried" with Ps. verses for a weekday (115KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 2, Special Melody "When from the Tree"
4a. 2nd set of stichera on "Lord I have cried" (12/13/07) (101KB)
Kievan Chant, Tone 2
5. Glory, Both Now for "Lord I have cried" (12/11/07) (80KB)
Kievan, Tone 6, (marked text with music of Glory)
7. Aposticha for Weekday (12/14/07) (127KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 5, Special Melody "Rejoice"
8. Aposticha, Glory & Both now... (12/14/07) (57KB)
Kievan, Tone 6, (marked text with music of Glory)
11. 1st Exapostilarion (12/14/07) (87KB)
Znamenny Chant, 3-part harmony (SSA)
12a. Praises: 1st set of stichera, Melody in Soprano (12/13/07) (62KB)
Kievan Chant, Tone 1, (marked text with Ps. verse music)
12b. Praises: 1st set of stichera, Melody in Alto (12/13/07) (62KB)
Kievan Chant, Tone 1, (marked text with Ps. verse music)
13a. Praises: 2nd set of stichera, Melody in Soprano (12/13/07) (112KB)
Seven Lakes Hermitage, Tone 1, Special Melody "Joy of the ranks of heaven..."
13b. Praises: 2nd set of stichera, Melody in Alto (12/12/07) (114KB)
Seven Lakes Hermitage, Tone 1, Special Melody "Joy of the ranks of heaven..."
14. Praises: Glory & Both now stichera (12/13/07) (70KB)
Kievan Chant, Tone 5, marked text with "Glory" music
December 7: St. Ambrose of Milan

Troparion (12/12/09) (32KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Capella Chant, Tone 4
Troparion (12/13/09) (33KB)
Moscow Synodal Choir, Tone 4
Kontakion (12/20/09) (24KB)
Greek Chant, Tone 3
December 8:  St. Patapius of Thebes

Troparion "In thee, O father..." (Revised 1/12/09) (62KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant, Tone 8
Kontakion (12/20/08) (67KB)
Greek Chant (Grechesky), Tone 3
Stichera on "Lord I have cried..." (12/20/08) (79KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 1
December 10:  Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes & Eugraphus

Troparion (12/15/07) (67KB)
Tone 8, N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod
Troparion (12/15/07) (65KB)
Tone 8, Kiev Caves Lavra
Kontakion (12/15/07) (77KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 4
Kontakion (12/17/07) (67KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 4, Special Melody "Thou Who wast lifted up..."
Another Kontakion (12/15/07) (76KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 1
Stichera on "Lord I have cried" (12/18/07) (90KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 1, Special Melody "O all-praised martyrs..."
December 11-17: Sunday of the Forefathers

Troparion (22KB)
Court Chant, Tone 2
Kontakion (22KB)
Court Chant, Tone 6, Melody in Soprano
Kontakion (22KB)
Court Chant, Tone 6, Melody in Alto
Stichera on the Praises, with Psalm Verses (96KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Special Melody "O House of Ephratha"
Stichera of the Praises, with Psalm verses for concelebration of a Saint (84KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra, Tone 2, Special Melody "O House of Ephratha..." with Psalm verses for concelebration w/ a Saint
Stichera of the Praises (87KB)
Valaam Chant, Tone 2, Special Melody "O House of Ephratha..." with Psalm verses for Sunday feast only
December 12: St. Herman of Alaska

Troparion, Kontakion (73KB)
Obikhod
3 Stichera of "Lord I have cried" (111KB)
Kievan, Tone 3, "Leap up ye waters of Valaam...", with Psalm verses for on Sunday
December  13: Holy Martyr Eustratius and Company

December 18-19: Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Troparion "Great are the achievements" (01/02/08) (61KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod
Troparion, Kontakion (72KB)
Obikhod
Stichera on "Lord I have cried" (142KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody "Having set all your hope..."
Text for Vespers, with Psalm verse music (113KB)
Kievan (text pointed for singing)
Stichera of the Praises (01/03/09) (60KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 5, Special Melody "Rejoice"
December 18: Holy Martyr Sebastian and Company

December 20-23: Sunday of the Holy Fathers

1. Troparion of the Fathers "Great are the achievements..." (01/02/08) (61KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 2
2. Troparion of the Forefeast "Make ready, O Bethlehem..." (01/03/09) (61KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 4
3. Kontakion of the Fathers "Rejoice, O Bethlehem..." (01/05/08) (68KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 1
5a, 6a, 7a. Stichera of "Lord I have cried" (01/03/09) (127KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 6
5b. Stichera on "Lord I have cried" of the Forefeast (01/02/09) (145KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody "Having set all your hope..."
6b. Stichera on "Lord I have cried" of the Fathers (01/02/09) (135KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody "Having set all your hope..."
9. Litia Stichera (01/01/08) (66KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant
10. Stichera of Aposticha at Glory & Both now... (01/02/08) (65KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 2
11. Stichera of the Praises (01/03/09) (60KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 5, Special Melody "Rejoice"
12. Doxasticon of the Praises (01/02/09) (60KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 8
December 20: Forefeast of the Nativity; St. John of Kronstadt

Stichera on "Lord I have cried" (revised 11/15/07) (180KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody "Having laid aside"
Stichera at the Praises (10/18/06) (108KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 8, Special Melody "O Most Glorious Wonder..."
December 21: Forefeast of Nativity; Martyr Juliana

Kontakion of the Forefeast "Beholding Him..." (1/2/10) (21KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant, Tone 2
December 23:  Ten Holy Martyrs of Crete

December 24 (on Sunday):  Sunday before Nativity (Holy Fathers & Christmas Eve)

* For Dec. 24 on a weekday, see the next section below *
Troparion of the Eve "Once Mary being with child..." (01/05/08) (51KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 4
Kontakion of the Forefeast "Rejoice, O Bethlehem..." (01/05/08) (68KB)
N Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 1
1st set of stichera on "Lord I have cried", of Fathers (01/01/08) (148KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody, "Having set all your hope..."
2nd set of stichera on "Lord I have cried", of Forefeast (01/01/08) (135KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 6, Special Melody, "Having set all your hope..."
Stichera of "Lord I have cried" (01/05/08) (108KB)
Psalm verses with stichera text marked for Kievan Chant, Tone 6
Stichera of "Lord I have cried" at Glory & Both now... (01/02/08) (67KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 6
Litia Stichera (01/01/08) (66KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant
1st Sticheron of Aposticha, melody in Soprano (01/02/08) (77KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra Chant, Tone 2, Automelon (original melody) "O House of Ephratha"
1st Sticheron of Aposticha, melody in Alto (01/02/08) (77KB)
Kiev Caves Lavra Chant, Tone 2, Automelon (original melody) "O House of Ephratha"
1st Sticheron of Aposticha (01/02/08) (53KB)
Valaam Chant, Tone 2, Automelon (original melody) "O House of Ephratha"
Stichera of Aposticha at Glory & Both now... (01/02/08) (65KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 2
1st set of stichera on the Praises, of Fathers (12/29/07) (126KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 5, Special Melody, "Rejoice..."
2nd set of stichera on the Praises, of Forefeast (12/30/07) (119KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 4, Special Melody, "Called from on high..."
Doxasticon of the Praises (01/02/09) (60KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant, Tone 8
December 24 (weekday): Eve of Nativity - Christmas Eve

Troparion "Once Mary being with child..." (01/02/08) (51KB)
N. Bakhmetev, Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 4
Kontakion "Today the Virgin..." (01/02/08) (57KB)
Greek Chant (Grechesky)
Kontakion "Today the Virgin..." (01/02/08) (53KB)
Byzantine Chant, melody and ison
Stichera of the Forefeast at "Lord I have cried" (for Vespers on afternoon of Dec 23) (131KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 5, Special Melody "Rejoice"
Canon for Compline, Tone 6, "He who in ancient times..." (136KB)
Znamenny Chant, Klimov-Levedev, translation of Mother Mary, "Festal Menaion"
December 25: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ - Christmas

For music of Great Compline, see VIGIL tab at left.
1a. Troparion, with "God is the Lord" (1/7/08) (63KB)
Court Chant Obikhod, Tone 4
1b. Troparion (Slavonic with added Phonetics) (57KB)
Obikhod, Arr. A. Ledkovsky
1c. Troparion (with "God is the Lord") (63KB)
Abbreviated Greek Chant
2. Kontakion (revised 01/06/07) (86KB)
Bulgarian Tone 3, after Bortniansky (for small choir)
5. Prokeimenon at Matins (65KB)
Znamenny Chant, Tone 4, SATB
6b. Hymns after Psalm 50 (90KB)
Kievan (Melody of Small Doxology)
7a. 1st Canon of the Feast - D Major (12/01/07) (159KB)
from the arrangement of Dcn. Serge Arlievsky, Melody in Alto
7b. 1st Canon of the Feast - G Major, (12/01/07) (150KB)
from the arrangement of Dcn. Serge Arlievsky, Melody in Sopr.
7c. 1st Canon of the Feast (1/4/09) (130KB)
Abbreviated Greek Chant, simple SATB arrangement, melody in Alto, (trans. Festal Menaion)
7d. 1st Canon of feast (NEW 12/30/09) (103KB)
D. Allemanov, trans. SJKP
Listen to all 4 parts or by section: SATB_ Sopr._ Alto_ Tenor_ Tenor8_ Bass
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8. 2nd Canon of feast (NEW 1/4/10) (90KB)
Obikhod, trans. Mother Mary, "The Festal Menaion"
10. Stichera of the Praises (91KB)
Text pointed for Kievan Chant
December 26-31: Sunday after Nativity

2. Kontakion "Today divine David..." (67KB)
Greek Chant, Tone 3
3. 1st set of Stichera on "Lord I have cried" (1/10/08) (84KB)
Stichera text pointed for Kievan chant, Tone 2, with Ps. verses
4a. 2nd set of Stichera on "Lord I have cried", melody in Soprano (1/10/08) (99KB)
Seven Lakes Hermitage, Tone 1, Special Melody "Joy of the ranks of heaven..."
4b. 2nd set of Stichera on "Lord I have cried", melody in Alto (1/10/08) (100KB)
Seven Lakes Hermitage, Tone 1, Special Melody "Joy of the ranks of heaven..."
5. Sticheron on Glory for "Lord I have cried" (1/10/08) (60KB)
Sticheron text pointed for Kievan chant
6. Stichera on Glory & Both Now for Aposticha (1/10/08) (58KB)
Stichera text pointed for Kievan chant, Tone 6
December 27:  St. Stephen the Protomartyr

Stichera for "Lord I haved cried" (1/8/08) (180KB)
Optina Hermitage, Tone 4, Special Melody "As one valiant..."
 
















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