Texts for Liturgical Services

The texts of the propers sung at Vespers (stichera on "Lord I call," Litya, Aposticha, Troparia and Kontakia that change daily according to either the day of the week or particular day of the month). Texts are "pointed" to be sung according to the tonal patterns of the Common Chant (L'vov-Bakhmetev Obikhod, 1869 edition). Texts are formatted in MS Word. Print these pages for your use in liturgical worship!

December 1

24th Sunday after Pentecost/Tone 7
Prophet Nahum

December 4

Greatmartyr Barbara and Martyr Juliana
Venerable John of Damascus
Glorification of Hieromartyr Protopresbyter Alexander (Hotovitzky)

December 7

St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

December 8

25th Sunday after Pentecost/Tone 8
Venerable Patapius of Thebes

December 9

Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most-holy Theotokos

December 13

Repose of Venerable Herman of Alaska, Wonderworker of All America

December 15

26th Sunday after Pentecost/Tone 1
Sunday of the Forefathers

December 20

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ
Hieromartyr Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch

December 21

Forefeast of the Nativity
Saturday before the Nativity
Virgin-Martyr Juliana of Nicomedia

December 22

27th Sunday after Pentecost/Tone 2
Forefeast of the Nativity
Sunday before the Nativity
Greatmartyr Anastasia

December 23

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ
Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete

December 24

Eve of the Nativity of Christ
Nun Martyr Eugenia of Rome

"You/Your" Version
Royal Hours
Liturgy of St Basil the Great

"Thou/Thy" Version
Royal Hours
Liturgy of St Basil the Great

December 25

The Nativity of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

"You/Your" Version
Great Compline
Matins
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

"Thou/Thy" Version
Great Compline
Matins
Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

December 26

Second Day of the Feast of the Nativity
Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos

December 27

Third Day of the Feast of the Nativity
Holy Protomartyr and Archdeacon Stephen

December 29

28th Sunday after Pentecost/Tone 3
Sunday after the Nativity
Holy Righteous Ones: Joseph, David, and James