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 February of 2009.

+ 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 2010.

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

    1 - The Forefeast of the Meeting of the Lord
    1 - St. Trypho
    1 - St. Perpetua
    1 - St. Brigid
    2 - The Meeting of the Lord in the Temple
    3 - St. Symeon the God-Receiver
    3 - St. Nicholas of Japan
    4 - St. Isidore of Pelusium
    5 - St. Agatha of Sicily
    6 - St. Bucolus of Smyrna
    6 - Sts. Barsanuphius and John
    6 - St. Photius the Great
    7 - Sts. Parthenius of Lampsacus and Luke of Mt. Stirion
    8 - St. Theodore the Commander
    8 - Prophet Zacharias
    9 - St. Nicephorus
    10 - St. Haralampus
    11 - St. Blaise
    11 - St. Theodora the Empress
    12 - St. Meletius
    13 - St. Martinian
    13 - St. Symeon of Serbia the Myrrh-streamer
    14 - St. Auxentius
    15 - Apostle Onesimus
    16 - St. Pamphilus
    17 - St. Theodore the Tyro
    17 - St. Hermogenes, Patriarch of Moscow
    17 - St. Nicholas Planas
    18 - St. Leo the Great, Pope of Rome
    19 - Apostle Archippus
    19 - St. Philothei of Athens
    20 - St. Leo, Bishop of Catania
    21 - Sts. Timothy and Eustathius
    22 - The Finding of the Relics in Eugenius
    23 - St. Polycarp of Smyrna
    24 - Finding of the Head of St. John the Forerunner
    25 - St. Tarasius, Archbishop of Constantinople
    26 - St. Porphyrius of Gaza
    26 - St. Photine, the Samaritan Woman
    27 - St. Procopius of Decapolis
    28 - St. Basil, Fellow Ascetic of St. Procopius
    29 - St. John Cassian
    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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