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 March of 2009.

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

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

    1 - St. Eudocia the Samaritan
    2 - St. Hesychius
    3 - Sts. Eutropius, Cleonicus, and Basiliscus
    4 - St. Gerasimus of the Jordan
    5 - St. Conon
    6 - The Holy 42 Martyrs of Amorion
    7 - Sts. Basileus, Ephraim, Eugene, Capito, Aetherius, Agathodorus, and Elpidius
    8 - St. Theophylact the Confessor
    9 - The Holy 40 Martyrs of Sebastia
    10 - St. Quadratus
    11 - St. Sophronius, Archbishop of Jerusalem
    12 - St. Gregory the Great, Pope of Rome
    12 - St. Theophanes the Confessor
    12 - St. Symeon the New Theologian
    13 - Translation of the Relics of St. Nicephorus
    14 - St. Benedict
    15 - Apostle Aristobulus
    15 - St. Agapius
    16 - St. Sabine of Egypt
    16 - St. Christodulus of Patmos
    17 - St. Alexis the Man of God
    17 - St. Patrick of Ireland
    18 - St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem
    19 - Sts. Chrysanthus and Daria
    20 - Fathers of St. Sabbas Monastery
    20 - St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne
    21 - St. James the Confessor
    22 - St. Basil, Presbyter of the Church of Ancyra
    23 - St. Nicon and His 199 Disciples
    24 - Forefeast of the Annunciation
    24 - St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
    25 - Annunciation of the Theotokos
    26 - Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel
    27 - St. Matrona of Thessalonica
    28 - St. Hilarion the New
    29 - Sts. Mark, Bishop of Arethusa, and Cyril the Deacon
    30 - St. John of Sinai, Author of The Ladder
    31 - St. Hypatius, Bishop of Gangra
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia

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To download all apolytikia for the entire year, click here (1523 pages)

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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