The Myrrh-Bearers
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 days that have apolytikia, kontakia, idiomela, and doxastica. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for their doxastica and idiomela will be composed later.

+ Days highlighted in blue are days without their own apolytikia and kontakia. Music for the idiomela and doxastica on these days will be composed later.

Holy Week
 Pascha and the Pentecostarion
 The Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha

"Agape" Vespers of Pascha

Tuesday of Renewal Week: Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene

Friday of Renewal Week: The Life-giving Spring

 Thomas Sunday
 Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
 Sunday of the Paralytic

Wednesday of Mid-Pentecost

 Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
 Sunday of the Blind Man

Holy Ascension

 Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

Saturday of the Souls

 Holy Pentecost

Monday of the Holy Spirit

 Sunday of All Saints
 Sunday of the Athonite Fathers

To download all music for Pascha and the Pentecostarion, click here (58 pages, 12 Mb)

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The translation used for these hymns of the Pentecostarion 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.



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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