St. Nectarius
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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 August of 2009.

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

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

    1 - Procession of the Cross; Seven Holy Maccabees
    2 - Translation of the Relics of St. Stephen the Archdeacon
    3 - Sts. Isaacius, Dalmatus, and Faustus
    4 - Seven Youths of Ephesus
    5 - Forefeast of the Transfiguration
    5 - St. Eusignius
    5 - St. Oswald
    5 - St. John the Romanian of Hozeva
    6 - The Transfiguration of Christ
    7 - St. Dometius
    8 - St. Emilian the Confessor, Bishop of Cyzicus
    9 - Apostle Matthias
    10 - Laurence, Archdeacon of Rome
    11 - St. Euplus the Deacon
    12 - Sts. Photius and Anicetus
    13 - St. Maximus the Confessor
    13 - St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
    14 - Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
    14 - Prophet Michaias (Micah)
    15 - The Dormition of the Theotokos
    16 - The Holy Napkin
    17 - St. Myron
    18 - Sts. Florus and Laurus
    19 - St. Andrew the Commander
    20 - Prophet Samuel
    21 - Apostle Thaddeus
    21 - Sts. Bassa, Theognis, Agapius, and Pistus
    22 - Synaxis of the Icon of the Mother of God of Prusa
    23 - Sts. Agathonicus and Lupus
    23 - St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons
    24 - St. Eutyches, Disciple of St. John the Theologian
    24 - Translation of the Relics of St. Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow
    24 - St. Cosmas of Aetolia
    25 - Apostles Bartholomew and Titus
    26 - Meeting of the Icon of the Mother of God of Vladimir
    26 - Sts. Adrian and Natalie
    27 - St. Phanurius
    27 - St. Pimen
    28 - St. Moses the Ethiopian
    28 - Synaxis of the Fathers of the Far Caves in Kiev
    28 - St. Job of Pochaev
    28 - St. Susanna, Queen of Georgia
    29 - The Beheading of St. John the Forerunner
    30 - Sts. Alexander, John, and Paul, Archbishops of Constantinople
    30 - Synaxis of the Hierarchs of Serbia
    30 - Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Serbia
    31 - Deposition of the Sash of the Theotokos
    31 - St. Cyprian of Carthage
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia

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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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