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 yellow are major feast days that are done. Their apolytikia, kontakia, idiomela, and doxastica are ready now.

+ Days highlighted in green are major feast days that are partially done. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for the other troparia (doxastica, idiomela, etc.) on these days might be ready by December of 2011.

+ Days highlighted in blue are minor feast days. Their apolytikia are ready now. Music for the rest of the troparia on these days should be ready in 2012.

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

    1 - Prophet Nahum
    1 - St. Philaret the Almsgiver
    2 - Prophet Abbacum
    3 - Prophet Sophonias
    4 - St. Barbara; St. John of Damascus
    5 - St. Sabbas the Sanctified
    6 - St. Nicholas of Myra
    7 - St. Ambrose of Milan
    8 - St. Patapius
    9 - St. Anne's Conception of the Theotokos; The Consecration
    10 - Sts. Menas, Eugraphus, and Hermogenes
    11-17  The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers
    11 - St. Daniel the Stylite
    12 - St. Spyridon
    12 - St. Herman of Alaska
    12 - St. Peter the Aleut
    13 - Holy Five Martyrs Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius, and Orestes
    13 - St. Lucia of Sicily
    14 - Sts. Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus
    15 - St. Eleutherius
    16 - Prophet Aggaeus
    16 - St. Theophano the Empress
    17 - Prophet Daniel and the Three Children
    17 - St. Dionysius of Zakynthos
    18-24  The Sunday Before the Nativity
    18 - St. Sebastian
    19 - St. Boniface
    20 - The Forefeast of the Nativity
    20 - St. Ignatius the God-bearer
    21 - St. Juliana
    21 - St. Peter, Metropolitan of Moscow
    22 - St. Anastasia
    23 - Holy Ten Martyrs of Crete
    24 - St. Eugenia
    24 - The Royal Hours
    25 - The Nativity of Christ
    25 -       The Nativity of Christ - Katavasias
    26 - Synaxis of the Theotokos
    26-31 - Sunday After the Nativity
    27 - St. Stephen the Archdeacon ; St. Theodore the Branded
    28 - Holy 20,000 Martyrs in Nicomedia
    29 - Holy 14,000 Infants Slain by Herod
    29 - St. Marcellus
    30 - St. Anysia
    31 - St. Melania of Rome
    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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