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 June of 2009.

+ Days highlighted in blue are minor feast days. Their apolytikia are ready now. Music for 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. Justin the Philosopher
    2 - St. Nicephorus the Confessor
    3 - St. Lucillian
    4 - Sts. Mary and Martha, Sisters of St. Lazarus
    4 - St. Metrophanes, Archbishop of Constantinople
    5 - St. Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre
    6 - St. Hilarion the New
    7 - St. Theodotus of Ancyra
    8 - Translation of the Relics of St. Theodore the Commander
    8 - St. Melania the Elder
    9 - St. Cyril of Alexandria
    9 - St. Columba of Iona
    9 - St. Cyril of Belozersk
    10 - Sts. Alexander and Antonina
    10 - Holy Martyrs of China
    11 - Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas
    11 - Synaxis of the Icon "It is Truly Meet"
    12 - Sts. Onuphrius of Egypt and Peter of Athos
    13 - St. Aquilina
    14 - Prophet Elisseus
    14 - St. Methodius the Confessor
    15 - Prophet Amos
    15 - St. Jonas, Metropolitan of Kiev
    16 - St. Tikhon, Bishop of Amathus in Cyprus
    17 - Sts. Manuel, Sabel, and Ishmael
    17 - St. Botolph of Ikanhoe
    18 - St. Leontius
    19 - Apostle Jude
    19 - St. Paisius the Great of Egypt
    19 - St. John Maximovitch, Archbishop of San Francisco
    20 - St. Methodius of Patara
    21 - St. Julian of Tarsus
    22 - St. Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata
    22 - St. Alban, the First Martyr of Britain
    23 - St. Agrippina
    24 - Nativity of St. John the Forerunner
    25 - St. Febronia
    26 - The Appearance of the Icon of the Theotokos of Tikhvin
    26 - St. David of Thessalonica
    27 - St. Samson the Hospitable
    28 - Holy Unmercenaries Cyrus and John
    28 - Synaxis of the Icon of the Theotokos "Of the 3 Hands"
    28 - Sts. Sergius and Herman, Founders of Valaam Monastery
    29 - Apostles Peter and Paul
    30 - Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia

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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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