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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Key to Color Coding:

+ 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. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for the other troparia (doxastica, idiomela, etc.) on these days might be ready by January 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 might be ready in 2012.

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

    1 - Circumcision of Christ; St. Basil the Great
    2 - The Forefeast of Theophany
    2 - St. Sylvester, Pope of Rome
    2 - St. Seraphim of Sarov
    3 - Prophet Malachias
    3 - St. Gordius
    4 - Synaxis of the 70 Apostles
    4 - St. Theoctistus
    5 - Sts. Theopemptus and Theonas
    5 - St. Syncletike
    5 - The Royal Hours
    6 - The Theophany of Christ
    7 - Synaxis of St. John the Forerunner
    8 - St. Domnica
    8 - St. George of Hozeva
    9 - St. Polyeuctus
    9 - St. Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
    10 - St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Dometian
    11 - St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch
    12 - St. Tatiana of Rome
    13 - Sts. Hermylus and Stratonicus
    13 - St. Hilary of Poitiers
    14 - Righeous Martyrs of Sinai and Raithu
    14 - St. Nina of Georgia
    14 - St. Sabbas of Serbia
    15 - St. Paul of Thebes
    15 - St. John the Hut-dweller
    16 - Veneration of the Chains of the Apostle Peter
    17 - St. Anthony the Great
    18 - Sts. Athanasius and Cyril
    19 - St. Macarius of Egypt
    19 - St. Arsenius of Corfu
    19 - St. Mark of Ephesus
    20 - St. Euthymius the Great
    21 - St. Maximus the Confessor
    21 - St. Neophytus
    22 - Apostle Timothy
    22 - St. Anastasius
    22-28  Synaxis of the New Martyrs of Russia
    23 - St. Clement of Ancyra
    23 - St. Agathangelus
    24 - St. Neophytus of Cyprus
    24 - St. Xenia of Rome
    24 - St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
    25 - St. Gregory the Theologian
    25 - St. Anatolius of Optina
    26 - St. Xenophon
    27 - St. John Chrysostom
    28 - St. Ephraim the Syrian
    28 - St. Isaac the Syrian
    29 - St. Ignatius the God-bearer
    30 - The Three Hierarchs
    31 - Sts. Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia


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Note: Clicking a "Hear" link will open a playable Finale file. In order to hear the music with Finale NotePad, you need to click on the green triangle button in its toolbar. You may need to increase the volume settings on your computer, since the playback volume of Finale files is rather low. Even though these files may be printed, it is not suggested to do so, since the fonts and graphics will not appear as they should. Clicking a "View" link will open a PDF file, which is meant to be printed.

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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