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Title & Description Keywords
A
As Many As Have Been Baptized

Arabic Chant version

C
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.

E
Exaposeilarion of the Nativity of Christ

This is sung during Matins (Orthros) of the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Exaposteilara/Theotokion for Saint Barbara and Saint John of Damascus

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

Exaposteilarion for St. Nicholas

This is the Exaposteilarion for St Nicholas, December 6th.

Holy Forefathers, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Hearken ye women".

Paramon (Eve) of the Nativity, Exaposteilaria

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

Sunday before Nativity, Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Sunday before Nativity, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "Upon that mount in Galilee".

H
Hymn to the Theotokos

Nativity of our Lord (A)

Hymn to the Theotokos [Listen]

Nativity of our Lord (B)

K
Katabasiae of the Nativity of Christ

This double Canon of the Nativity of Christ has both sets of Katabasiae from the 1st and 2nd Canon, which are sung on the Feast of Christmas itself. Updated 11/21/16.

Katabasiae of the Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Ode 9

This is the Katabasia of the 9th Ode of the 1st Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from November 21 to December 24.

Katabasiae of the Nativity of Christ - 1st Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-8, are to be sung in preparation of the Nativity of Christ from November 21 to December 24.

Katabasiae of the Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Ode 9

This Katabasia is from the 9th Ode of the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ, sung from December 26-31.

Katabasiae of the Nativity of Christ - 2nd Canon, Odes 1-8

These Katabasiae are from the 2nd Canon of the Nativity of Christ and are sung from December 26-31.

Forefeast of the Nativity, Kontakion

Kontakion for the Forefeast of the Nativity, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoion of "On this day the Virgin".

Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

See music for different ways to sing this Kontakion of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Kontakion sung from November 26 - December 24

Kontakion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Chant version to be sung November 26 - December 24

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text from Nassar, and music from St. Gregory Palamas Monastery

Conception of the Theotokos by Righteous Anna, Kontakion of the

Kontakion for December 9th, using the text and music from Holy Transfiguration Monastery

M
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 11/21/16

N
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

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.

P
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

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia of "O house of Ephratha".

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".

Praises for St. Nicholas

These are the verses on the Praises for St. Nicholas, December 6th.

Sunday before Nativity, Stichera at the Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Sunday before the Nativity, Tone 5/Plagal First Mode, Prosomoia of "Rejoice".

S
Saint 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".

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

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

Sunday before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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-before Nativity of Christ-Orthros (Matins)

This is the Orthros (Matins) service for the 2nd Sunday before Christmas, December 11-17, the Sunday of the Forefathers

Sunday of the Forefathers-before Nativity of Christ-Vespers

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.)

T
Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Paramon of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung on December 24th.  Soft Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".  Hard Chromatic version.

Troparion of the Prefeast of the Nativity of Christ

Troparion sung from December 20th - 23rd, "Make ready, O Bethlehem...".   Soft Chromatic version.

Ignatius of Antioch, Troparion of

Feast day is December 20th

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

Nicholas, Troparion of

Feast day is December 6th - choral version

Nicholas, Troparion of

This is a chant melody, sung on December 6th, the Feast of St. Nicholas. Updated 6/16/15.

V
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".

Holy Forefathers, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for the Sunday of the Forefathers, the Sunday within 11-17 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "The Paradise of Eden".

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 2/Second Mode. Prosomoia of "When he took thee".

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

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried" for St. Barbara, 4 December, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode. Prosomoia of "What shall we call you".

The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

Stichera at "O Lord I have cried", The Holy Righteous Martyr Eugenia and Her Companions, December 24, Tone 2/Second Mode, Prosomoia, "When he took thee".

Vesperal Stichera for St. Nicholas

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