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 feast days that have been completed. Their apolytikia, kontakia, idiomela, and doxastica are ready now.

+ Days highlighted in green are major feast days that are partially completed. Their apolytikia and kontakia are ready now. Music for the other troparia (doxastica, idiomela, etc.) on these days might be ready by July of 2010.

+ Days highlighted in blue are minor feast days. Their apolytikia are ready now. Music for other troparia on these days might be ready in 2011.

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

    1 - Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian
    2 - Deposition of the Raiment of the Theotokos at Blachernae
    2 - St. Juvenal, Enlightener of America
    3 - St. Hyacinth the Chamberlain
    3 - St. Anatolius, Archbishop of Constantinople
    3 - St. Philip, Metropolitan of Moscow
    4 - St. Andrew of Crete
    4 - Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia
    5 - St. Athanasius of Athos
    5 - Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh
    5 - Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Novice Barbara
    6 - St. Sisoes the Great
    7 - St. Thomas of Mt. Maleon
    7 - St. Kyriake
    8 - The Appearance of the Icon of the Theotokos of Kazan
    8 - St. Procopius
    9 - St. Pancratius, Bishop of Tauromenium in Sicily
    10 - The Deposition of the Robe of Christ in Moscow
    10 - The 45 Martyrs of Nicopolis in Armenia
    10 - St. Anthony of the Kiev Caves
    11 - St. Euphemia
    11 - St. Olga, Princess of Kiev, Equal to the Apostles
    12 - Sts. Proclus and Hilary
    13-19  Sunday of the Fathers of the Seven Ecumencial Councils
    13 - Synaxis of Archangel Gabriel
    13 - St. Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery
    13 - St. Golinduc
    14 - Apostle Aquila
    14 - St. Joseph, Archbishop of Thessalonica
    14 - St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain
    15 - Sts. Cyricus and Julitta
    15 - St. Vladimir, Great Prince of Kiev, Equal to the Apostles
    15 - St. Matrona of Chios
    16 - St. Athenogenes
    17 - St. Marina
    18 - St. Emilian
    19 - St. Macrina, the Sister of St. Basil the Great
    19 - St. Dius
    19 - St. Theodore, Bishop of Edessa
    19 - St. Seraphim of Sarov
    20 - Prophet Elias
    21 - Sts. John and Symeon the Fool for Christ's Sake
    22 - St. Mary Magdalene
    22 - St. Marcella of Chios
    23 - Synaxis of the Icon of the Theotokos of Pochaev
    23 - Synaxis of the Icon of the Theotokos "Joy of All That Sorrow"
    23 - Prophet Ezekiel
    23 - The Translation of the Relics of St. Phocas
    24 - St. Christina
    24 - Sts. Boris and Gleb the Passion-bearers
    25 - Dormition of St. Anna
    26 - Sts. Hermolaus, Hermippus, and Hermocrates
    26 - St. Paraskeve
    27 - St. Panteleimon the Healer
    28 - Apostles and Deacons Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmenas
    28 - St. Irene of Chrysovalantou
    29 - St. Callinicus
    29 - St. Theodota
    30 - Apostles Silas, Silvan, Crescens, Epenetus, and Andronicus
    31 - St. Eudocimus
    31 - St. Joseph of Arimathea
    31 - St. Germanus of Auxerre
    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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