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 May of 2009.

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

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

    1 - Prophet Jeremias
    1 - St. Tamara, Queen of Georgia
    1 - Sts. Euthymius, Ignatius, and Acacius
    2 - Translation of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great
    3 - Sts. Timothy and Maura
    3 - St. Theodosius, Abbot of the Kiev Caves Lavra
    4 - St. Pelagia
    5 - St. Irene the Great Martyr
    6 - Righteous Job
    7 - Appearance of the Cross
    8 - St. John the Theologian; St. Arsenius the Great
    9 - Prophet Esaias (Isaiah)
    9 - St. Joseph of Optina
    9 - St. Christopher
    10 - Apostle Simon the Zealot
    11 - Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Enlighteners of the Slavs
    11 - St. Mocius
    12 - St. Epiphanius of Cyprus; St. Germanus of Constantinople
    13 - St. Glyceria
    14 - St. Isidore of Chios
    15 - St. Pachomius the Great
    15 - St. Achillius the Wonderworker
    16 - St. Theodore the Sanctified
    17 - Sts. Andronicus and Junia
    18 - Sts. Peter, Dionysius, Christina, Andrew, Paul, Benedimus, Paulinus, and Heraclius
    19 - Sts. Patrick, Acacius, Menander, and Polyaenus
    20 - St. Thalleleus
    20 - St. Alexis, Metropolitan of Moscow
    21 - Sts. Constantine and Helen
    22 - St. Basiliscus
    23 - St. Michael the Confessor, Bishop of Synnada
    24 - St. Symeon of the Wondrous Mountain
    24 - St. Vincent of Lerins
    25 - Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Forerunner
    26 - Apostle Carpus
    27 - St. Helladius
    27 - St. John the Russian
    28 - St. Eutychius, Bishop of Melitene
    29 - St. Theodosia
    30 - St. Isaacius, Abbot of the Monastery of Dalmatus
    31 - St. Hermias
    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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