At St. John the Wonderworker most of the tones and melodies used in Matins, Liturgy and other services are Obikhod, otherwise known as "Imperial" tones.

The term Obikhod is often connected to Russian chant. However, Obkihod chant is not actually a chant style, but rather, a collection of chant styles from the regions anciently known as Rus'. These chants come from various Russian chants, including Znamenny, Bulgarski (so-called Bulgarian), Grecheski (so-called Greek), and from Eastern Ukrainian chants such as Kievan.

Below are examples of the different tones and melodies for the various liturgical elements sung in our services.

Tones

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Canon Tones

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Stichera Tones

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Daily Prokemenons

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Matins Graduals

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Miscellaneous

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Akathists

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