December


December

Index of various liturgical music for daily worship in the month of December


December 1st
Holy Prophet Nahum 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 2nd
Prophet Habakkuk 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Carpatho Russian - "You/Your" version)
Kontakion (Carpatho Russian - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

December 3rd
Prophet Zephaniah 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 4th
Greatmartyr Barbara at Heliopolis, in Syria 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 4th
Martyr John of Damascus 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 4th
Glorification of the Priestmartyr Alexander Hotovitzky 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Kievan Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)

December 5th
Venerable Sabbas the Sanctified 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Serbian Chant) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Carpatho-Russian Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 6th
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and Archbishop of Myra in Lycia 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Greek Chant - "You/Your" version)
Kontakion (Greek Chant - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

Vespers
Stichera on Lord I call - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Stichera on Lord, I Call - (Kievan, Ledkovsky)

Doxastichon at Glory – (L’vov-Bakhmetev)
Doxastichon at Glory - (Kievan, Ledkovsky)

Prefestal Sticheron - (Kievan, Ledkovsky)

Stichera at the Litya - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Doxastichon at Litya - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Prefestal Sticheron at Litya - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)

Stichera at the Aposticha - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Doxastichon at the Aposticha - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Theotokion at the Aposticha - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)

Matins
Magnification - (Lvov-Bakhmetev)
Magnification - (Znamenny, Ledkovsky)

December 7th
St. Ambrose the Bishop of Milan 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 8th
Venerable Patapius of Thebes 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 9th
The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod)
Kontakion (Greek Chant)
Kontakion (Poboden Melody)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

December 10th
Martyr Menas, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 10th
Blessed John the King of Serbia and his parents 

Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 11-17
Second Sunday before the Nativity 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Kievan Chant Melody)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

Vespers

Stichera on Lord, I Call (Kievan, Ledkovsky)
Doxastichon at Glory (Kievan, Ledkovsky)
 

December 11th
Venerable Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Carpatho-Russian Chant) 
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody) 

The Typicon states that the service to St. Daniel is transferred to a time whenever the rector wishes.

December 12th
St. Spyridon the Wonderworker and Bishop of Tremithus 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)

December 13th
Glorification of the Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America 

Troparion (Obikhod, Tone 7)
Troparion (Serbian Chant, Tone 7)
Troparion (Obikhod, Tone 4)
Troparion (Greek Chant, Tone 4)
Troparion (Serbian Chant, Tone 4)
Troparion (Valaam/Kodiak Chant, Tone 4 - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Valaam/Kodiak Chant, Tone 4 - "Thou/Thy" version)
Kontakion (Obikhod)
Kontakion (Greek Chant)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

Visit Miscellaneous Resources > North American Saints for more music for this saint.

December 14th
Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucis, and Callinicus 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Greek Chant) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)

December 15
Venerable Paul of Latros 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Carpatho-Russian Chant)

December 16
Prophet Haggai 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 17th
Holy Prophet Daniel 

Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 17th
Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths: Ananias, Azarias, and Misael 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)

December 17th
The Three Holy Youths: Ananias, Azarias, and Misael 

Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Kievan Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 17th
Martyrs Paisius and Avakum the Deacon of Serbia

Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 18
Martyr Sebastian at Rome, and his companions 

Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 18-24
Sunday before the Nativity 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

This kontakion is sung when the Sunday before Nativity falls outside the Prefeast [Dec. 18 & 19].
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Kievan Chant)
Kontakion - (Serbian Chant)

December 19th
Martyr Boniface at Tarsus, in Cilicia 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Greek Chant) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Greek Chant) 
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)

December 20-24
Pre-Feast of the Nativity 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Greek Melody - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Greek Melody - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Melody)
Kontakion (Obikhod)
Kontakion (Greek Melody)
Kontakion (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

December 20th
Hieromartyr Ignatius the God-Bearer the Bishop of Antioch 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)

December 21st
Virginmartyr Juliana of Nicomedia 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Greek Chant) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod)

December 21st
Pre-Feast of the Nativity 

Kontakion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Podoben Melody)

Vespers
LIC Pre-festal Sticheron at “Glory...” - (Common Chant, Lvov-Bakhmetev)

December 22nd
Greatmartyr Anastasia the "Deliverer from Potions" 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Greek Chant)

December 23rd
Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)

December 24th
Eve of the Nativity of Christ 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Troparion - (Serbian Chant)

Vespers
Aposticha Pre-festal Sticheron at “Glory...” - (Common Chant, Lvov-Bakhmetev)

Visit Major Feasts > Nativity of Christ for more music for this day.

December 25th
Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version) 
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Troparion (Byzantine, 2 part, Lawrence)
Troparion (Byzantine, 3 part, Lawrence)
Troparion (Byzantine, 4 part, Lawrence)
Troparion (Carpatho-Russian)
Troparion (Greek Melody - "You/Your" version) 
Troparion (Greek Melody - "Thou/Thy" version)  
Troparion (Znamenny) 
Kontakion (Obikhod) 
Kontakion (Greek Melody) 
Kontakion (Samopodoben Melody)

Visit Major Feasts > Nativity of Christ for more music for this feast.

December 26th
Synaxis of the Most-Holy Theotokos 

Kontakion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version) 
Kontakion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Kontakion (Kievan Chant - "You/Your" version) 
Kontakion (Kievan Chant - "Thou/Thy" version) 

December 26th - 31st
Sunday after the Nativity 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version) 
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version) 
Kontakion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Kontakion (Greek Chant - "You/Your" version) 
Kontakion (Greek Chant - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Kontakion (Podoben Melody - "You/Your" version) 
Kontakion (Podoben Melody - "Thou/Thy" version) 
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

December 27th
Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen 

Troparion (Obikhod - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Obikhod - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "You/Your" version)
Troparion (Greek Chant - "Thou/Thy" version)
Troparion (Serbian Chant)
Kontakion (Obikhod)
Kontakion (Greek Chant)
Kontakion (Podoben Melody)
Kontakion (Serbian Chant)

December 28th
20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia 

Troparion - (Obikhod) 
Kontakion - (Obikhod)

December 29th
14,000 Infants (the Holy Innocents) slain by Herod at Bethlehem 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Kievan Chant)

December 30
Virginmartyr Anysia at Thessalonica 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Troparion - (Greek Chant)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)

December 31st
St Dositheus the Bishop and Confessor of Serbia 

Troparion - (Serbian Chant)

December 31
Venerable Melania the Younger of Rome 

Troparion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Obikhod)
Kontakion - (Greek Chant)