St. Nectarius
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
St. Basil's Divine Liturgy
Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts
St. James' Liturgy
Menaion (Feast Days)
Triodion and Pentecostarion

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+ Days highlighted in green are major feast days. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for the other troparia (doxastica, idiomela, etc.) on these days might be ready by April of 2009.

+ Days highlighted in blue are minor feast days. Their apolytikia are ready now. Music for the other troparia on these days should be ready in 2010.

+ Days not highlighted are minor days without doxastica. Their apolytikia are ready now.

    1 - St. Mary of Egypt
    2 - St. Titus the Wonderworker
    3 - St. Nicetas
    3 - St. Joseph the Hymnographer
    4 - St. George of Mt. Maleon
    5 - Sts. Claudius, Diodore, Victor, Victorinus, Pappias, Serapion, and Nicephorus
    6 - St. Eutychius, Archbishop of Constantinople
    7 - St. Calliopius
    7 - St. George, Bishop of Mytilene
    8 - Apostles Herodion, Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon, and Hermes
    9 - St. Eupsychius of Caesarea
    10 - St. Gregory the Fifth, Patriarch of Constantinople
    10 - Sts. Terence and Pompey
    11 - St. Antipas of Pergamum
    12 - St. Basil the Confessor
    13 - St. Martin the Confessor
    14 - Apostles Aristarchus, Pudens, and Trophimus
    15 - St. Crescens
    16 - Sts. Agape, Irene, and Chionia
    17 - St. Symeon of Persia
    17 - St. Macarius of Corinth
    18 - St. John, Disciple of St. Gregory of Decapolis
    19 - St. Paphnutius
    20 - St. Theodore of the Hair Shirt
    20 - Apostle Zacchaeus
    21 - St. Januarius
    22 - St. Theodore of Sykeon
    23 - St. George the Trophy-bearer
    24 - St. Elizabeth the Wonderworker
    25 - Apostle Mark the Evangelist
    26 - St. Basileus, Bishop of Amasia
    27 - St. Symeon, Kinsman of the Lord
    28 - Holy Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus
    29 - Sts. Jason and Sosipater
    30 - St. James, Brother of St. John the Theologian
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia


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Note: Clicking a "Hear" link will open a playable Finale file. In order to hear the music with Finale NotePad, you need to click on the green triangle button in its toolbar. You may need to increase the volume settings on your computer, since the playback volume of Finale files is rather low. Even though these files may be printed, it is not suggested to do so, since the fonts and graphics will not appear as they should. Clicking a "View" link will open a PDF file, which is meant to be printed.

The Finale files are all about 70 Kb, whereas some the PDF files can be as large as 2000 Kb. Therefore, if your internet connection is slow, it is advisable to browse through the music by clicking the "Hear" links instead of the "View" links.

The translation used for these Menaion hymns is copyrighted by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline and is used with their permission. We chose their translation because many people throughout the world hold their liturgical translations in high regard due to their precision, meter, and elegance. While the music is copyright St. Anthony’s Monastery, the texts are copyright Holy Transfiguration Monastery, and may not be further distributed or used in sound or print publications or otherwise without the prior written permission of Holy Transfiguration Monastery.



Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Concerning Adaptation

Concerning Notation

About the Translation

The History of Byzantine Chant

Byzantine vs. Western Notation

Writing Byzantine Music

Epilogue by
  Photios Kontoglou

The Intervals of the Soft Chromatic Modal Genre

The Intonations of the Eight Modes



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