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As Many As Have Been Baptized

This chant version is in both English and Arabic, for use together or each on its own.  Updated 3/24/17.

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All the Universe Rejoices - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Carols of the Nativity

Christmas Carols

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

Christmas Carols

Heaven and Earth - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

Hymn to St. Nicholas - Christmas Carol, 2-part [Listen]

2-part harmony, in the key of F, updated 11/23/13.

There is joy in Bethlehem - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of G, updated 11/23/13.

There was great rejoicing - Christmas Carol [Listen]

4-part harmony, in the key of A-flat, updated 11/23/13.

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are the Exaposteilarion & Theotokion for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th.  Exapost: Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "The Lord, being compassionate . . . ."  Theotokion: Prosomoion "Thou Who as God adornest."  "Now from a womb once barren . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  Prosomoion "On this day thou hast appeared."  "All the world doth celebrate . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "Having past hope borne as fruit the holy Virgin . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, December 9th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Anna, the worthy namesake of grace . . . ."

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Adam and Eve, rejoice and put aside all sorrow . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "While standing in the Temple's courts."  "Thy hallowed and all marvellous and august Church . . . ."

Consecration of Resurrection Church in Jerusalem, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are the stichera for the Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, December 9th, Prosomoion "Ye angelic hosts."  "Sovereign Master Christ, Thou divine and immortal Wisdom . . . ."

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Barbara and John of Damascus, Exaposteilaria/Theotokion

Exaposteilaria for St. Barbara and St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Prosomoia of "While standing in the temple's courts".

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilaria for the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, December 20th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Be glad, O little Bethlehem . . ."  Updated 12/9/17.

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Exaposteilarion & Theotokion

These are sung on December 10th for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes, Prosomoion "Thou who as God adornest."  "With thy fair-spoken discourse . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonder-worker, Exaposteilarion

This Exaposteilarion is sung for St Nicholas on December 6th, Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "We all extol Saint Nicholas . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Upon that mount in Galilee".

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Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, chant

Nativity of our Lord (A), chant version

Nativity of our Lord, Hymn to the Theotokos, choral [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B), choral version

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John of Damascus, Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises

Aposticha and Stichera at the Praises for St. John of Damascus, December 4, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "O strange wonder."  "Most wise, and all-lauded Father John . . . ."

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Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Kontakion, choral version, sung from November 26 - December 24.  "The Virgin cometh today to the cave to give birth . . . ."

Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Kontakion

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24.  "On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave . . . ."  Updated 1/21/17.

Stephen, First Martyr & Archdeacon, Kontakion

This Kontakion is sung on December 27th for St. Stephen the First Martyr (Protomartyr) and Archdeacon, Prosmoion "On this day the Virgin."  "Yesterday the Master came . . . ."  The music is in Western and Byzantine notation.

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Menaion - 12 December

Festal hymnody from the Menaion for December. This music is from the Byzantine Menaion Project by Basil Kazan. The music is type-set, properly accented and barred, with ison, and rubrics and instructions added in, along with special melodies noted. Update 12/14/16

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Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Series

Divine Liturgy music for December 25th, which includes choral and chant arrangements for the Antiphons, Entrance Hymn, Troparion, Kontakion, Alleluia, Hymn to the Theotokos, and Communion Hymns.  BEING UPDATED...

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 9th Ode (Double Canon)

This is the full 9th Ode of the Double Canon for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, with the concluding Katabasiae of the 9th Ode for each canon.  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . Today the Virgin . . . Verily, it is easier . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (chant)

This is the chant version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion (choral)

This is a choral version of the Apolytikion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is used as the Both now for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also for the days after the Nativity.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Both now at the Aposticha

This is sung as the Both now at the Aposticha for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Communon Hymn

The Communion Hymn for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "The Lord hath sent redemption to His people.  Alleluia."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "When Augustus became supreme ruler of earth . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Glory and Both now sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Rejoice, O Jerusalem, and celebrate . . . Both now . . . O Christ God, Thou hast dwelt in a cave . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Entrance Hymn

This Entrance Hymn is sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Before the morning star I begot Thee from the womb . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

Exaposteilarion for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Original melody/automelon of "From the heights our Savior, Christ".  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Festal Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 in Orthros for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th.  "Glory . . . Today all creatures . . . Both now . . . Today all creatures . . . Have mercy . . . Glory to God in the highest . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, First Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the First Antiphon with verses for the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-1st Canon, Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Magnify, O my soul . . . I behold a strange and wonderful mystery . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasia-2nd Canon, Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26th - 30th.  Updated 11/2/17.  "Today the Virgin . . . Verily, it is easier for us . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae (Double Canon, Odes 1-8)

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon (Odes 1-8), which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself, December 25th, and on its Leave-taking, December 31st. "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . The Lord performed a miracle . . . ." Updated 12/3/17.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-1st Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21st to December 24th (the Eve of the Feast).  "Christ is born, glorify Him . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Katabasiae-2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26th - 30th.  "The Lord performed a miracle . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kathismata

Kathismata for the Nativity of Christ (December 25), Prosomoion "Joseph was amazed."  "Come, ye faithful let us see where Christ the Savior hath been born . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (chant)

Kontakion for the Nativity of Christ, December 25th, the Original melody/automelon "On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in Essense . . . ."  Updated 12/11/16.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Kontakion of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th. "The Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Kontakion (choral)

This is an arrangement of the Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ, for double soprano and double alto.  "the Virgin brings forth today the Omnipotent One . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (chant)

This is a chant version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Megalynarion (choral)

This is the choral version of the Megalynarion (Hymn to the Theotokos) for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O my soul, magnify her . . . A mystery I behold which is strange and wondrous . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Prokeimenon at Orthros

This is the Prokeimenon sung at Matins on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "From the womb before the morning star have I begotten Thee . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Second Antiphon in Liturgy

This is the Second Antiphon sung in the Divine Liturgy on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "O Son of God, Who wast born of the Virgin, save us . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" (For after-feast)

These are the 4 stichera of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ which are used during the days after the Feast, until its Leave-taking on the 31st.  "Come, let us rejoice in the Lord . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These stichera are sung for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 25th.  "Today hath come about a great and wonderful thing . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at the Praises

These praises are sung on December 25th for the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.  "Rejoice, O righteous ones, and ye heavens be glad . . . ."

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Post Feast Series

The Kontakion of the Feast (sung Dec. 25-31); the Alleluia & Hymn to the Theotokos for the Synaxis (Dec. 26), & the Troparion of the Sunday after the Nativity (Dec. 25-31)

Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ-Pre Feast Series

The Kontakion and the Troparia of the Prefeast and Paramon of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, November 26th - December 24th.  Music has been updated Nov. 30th.

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Troparia after Psalm 50

These are the troparia sung after Psalm 50 for St. Nicholas, December 6th.  "Glory . . . Through the interecessions of Bishop Nicholas . . . Both now . . . Through the intercessions of the Theotokos . . . Have mercy . . . Well done, good and faithful servant . . . ."

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Carols of the Nativity - Set 1

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

Carols of the Nativity - Set 2

These paraliturgical hymns may be sung at concerts or after services are concluded.

O What Wonderful Glad Tidings

Traditional Romanian Nativity Carol

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Praises

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Hovering round the sweet flowers of the all-holy Church . . . ."  Updated 11/25/17.

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Aposticha of the Praises

Aposticha of the Praises, Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "O house of Ephratha".

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises, Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomoia, "Ye angelic hosts".

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Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Apolytikion

This is the Apolytikion of the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Proclaim, O Joseph, to David, the grandparent of God . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Let us celebrate the memory of David . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha for the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st.  "Thy Nativity hath become a memorial for the Priests . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Exaposteilarion

The first Exaposteilarion sung on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "Now with God's Brother, lauded James . . . ."

Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These 3 stichera are used on the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, December 26th - 31st, Prosomoion "Thou art the joy."  "Let us all honor the forefather of the Most High God . . . ."

Forefeast (Paramon) of the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec. 24th)

These stichera are for the Aposticha at Vespers on December 24th, but are also sung as the 2nd set of stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Sunday before the Nativity, when it falls on the 24th.  "Let us go before, O nations, and celebrate the Nativity of Christ . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Great are the accomplishments of faith . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at "O Lord, I have cried"

This is the Doxastikon of the Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, sung on the Sunday before the Nativity, from December 18th - 24th, and on the 24th itself.  "O cavern, make ready, for the ewe doth come . . . ."  (Make ready, O cave . . . .)

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers (Dec 20-24)

This is the "Both now" of the Aposticha at Vespers for the Forefeast, sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 24th.  "Behold, the time of our salvation approacheth . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Verily, Daniel, the man of desires . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers

This is the Doxastikon (Glory) at the Aposticha at Vespers sung for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th.  "Rejoice, O honored Prophets . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Doxa (Glory) at the Praises

This Glory at the Praises is sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th- 24th.  "Verily, the collection of Mosaic teachings . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18th - 24th, Prosomoion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "By faith, the Fathers ere the Law . . ."  Updated 12/9/17.

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These stichera are sung on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, when it falls from December 20th - 23rd.  They are also sung as the Aposticha at Vespers when this Sunday falls on the 24th.  Prosomoion "O all-lauded martyrs."  "O pure living palace of our God, O all-blameless Virgin . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Zion, thou sacred city of God . . . ."

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy

Sunday before the Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 18-24, the Sunday of the Genealogy. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.)

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Exaposteilaria & Theotokion

These are sung on the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, December 11th - 17th (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "Hearken, ye women."  "O ye who love the Fathers' choirs . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Aposticha at Vespers

This Glory and Both now are sung at the Aposticha for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come ye feast-lovers, let us extol with hymns . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory & Both now at the Praises

This Glory and Both at the Praises are sung on the Second Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Come, let us all celebrate the anniversary of their memory . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Glory at "O Lord, I have cried"

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, December 11-17.  "Let us, O believers, extol today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers (Ancestors) of Christ, December 11th - 17th, the Second Sunday before Christmas, Prosomoion "The Paradise of Eden."  "As we the faithful celebrate today . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera for the Sunday of the Forefathers, December 11th - 17th, (Second Sunday before Christmas), Prosomoion "O house of Ephratha."  "Let us all celebrate this day's commemoration . . . ."

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Kazan)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers, pages 60-76 from Kazan's December Menaion

Sunday of the Forefathers-2nd Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers (Kazan)

This is the Vesper service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers. (Updated 12/13/12 with proper Special melody label, not music.) Pages 47-59 of Kazan's December Menaion.

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Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "Be thou ready Bethlehem, Eden hath been opened unto all . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Forefeast of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung from December 20th - 23rd, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "Be thou ready, Bethlehem . . . ."  Updated 11/28/17.  Use this version when this is sung as a Dismisssal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (hard chromatic)

This hard chromatic version is sometimes used in the Antiochian patriarchate on December 24th, Prosomion "Joseph was amazed,"  "As the fruit of David's seed Mary was registered of old . . . ."  However, it is more proper to use the soft chromatic version when singing it as an Apolytikion.  Updated 11/30/17.

Paramon of the Nativity of Christ, Apolytikion (soft chromatic)

Apolytikion sung on December 24th,  Prosomion "Joseph was amazed," soft chromatic version.  "As the fruit of David's seed . . . ."  Use this version when singing this as a Dismissal Hymn (Apolytikion).

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Apolytikion

This is sung on December 9th for the Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna.  "Today have the bonds of barrenness been loosened . . . ."  It is in Western and Byzantine notation.

Ignatius of Antioch, Troparion of

Feast day is December 20th, and January 29th (Recovery of his relics).  Updated 12/30/16.

John of Damascus, Apolytikion

Apolytikion for St. John of Damascus, 4 December, Tone 3/Third Mode. Adapted prosomoion of "Awed by the beauty".  Updated 11/25/16.

John of Damascus, Troparion of

Feast day is December 4th

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphos, and Hermogenes of Alexandria, December 10th, Prosomoion "When the bodiless one."  "Since they had slain through their abstinence and struggles . . . ."

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th for the Feast of St. Nicholas.  "Thy works of justice did show thee to thy congregation a canon of faith . . . ."   Updated 9/27/17.

Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, Apolytikion

This Apolytikion is for the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers of Christ, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity of Christ, December 11th - 17th.  "Thou hast justified by faith the ancient Forefathers . . . ."

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Barbara, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. Barbara, December 4th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "In the course of frightful martyrdom . . . ."

Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "Guided by the providence of God . . . ."

Forefeast of the Nativity, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", Forefeast of the Nativity, December 24, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia, "As one valiant."  "Let the cymbals resound today . . . ."

John of Damascus, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried" for St. John of Damascus, December 4th, Prosomoion "What shall we now call you." "What shall we now call thee, O Saint of God? . . . ."

Menas, Eugraphos & Hermogenes of Alexandria, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Martyrs Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes, Decembr 10th, Prosomoion "O all-lauded Martyrs."  "O martyr Menas extolled of all . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-1st Set

This is the first set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, Prosomoion "When he took thee."  "While living in Myra in the flesh . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"-2nd Set

This is the 2nd set of stichera for St. Nicholas, December 6th, The Original Melody.  "With what fair crowns of praise . . . ."

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

These are the stichera at Vespers for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Zephaniah the Prophet, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

These are sung for the Holy Prophet Zephaniah, December 3rd, Prosomoion "Thou who wast called from on high."  "When thou hadst richly bestowed on Zephaniah Thine All-holy Spirit . . . ."

Nicholas the Wonderworker, Stichera at the Aposticha at Vespers

These are sung for St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, December 6th, Prosomoion "Rejoice."  "Rejoice, sacred and ven'rable head . . . ."