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)

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)