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 November of 2008.

+ 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 - St. Cosmas and Damian
    2 - Sts. Acindynus, Pegasius, Aphthonius, Elpidephorus, and Anempodistus
    3 - Sts. Acepsimas, Joseph, and Aethalas
    3 - Consecration of St. George's Church in Lydda
    4 - St. Joannicius the Great
    4 - St. Nicander of Myra
    5 - Sts. Galaction and Episteme
    6 - St. Paul the Confessor
    7 - The Holy 33 Martyrs of Melitene
    7 - St. Lazarus of Mt. Galesion
    8 - Synaxis of the Archangels
    9 - St. Nectarios of Aegina
    9 - Sts. Onesiphorus and Porphyrius
    9 - St. Matrona
    10 - Apostles Olympas, Rodion, Erastus, Sosipater, and Quartus
    10 - St. Orestes
    11 - St. Menas
    11 - Sts. Menas, Victor, Vincent, and Stephanie
    11 - St. Theodore the Studite
    12 - St. John the Almsgiver
    12 - St. Martin of Tours
    12 - St. Nilus of Sinai
    13 - St. John Chrysostom
    14 - Apostle Philip
    14 - St. Gregory Palamas
    15 - Sts. Shamuna, Guria, and Habib
    15 - St. Paisius Velichkovsky
    15 - St. Herman of Alaska
    16 - Apostle Matthew the Evangelist
    17 - St. Gregory of Neocaesarea
    17 - St. Hilda of Whitby
    18 - Sts. Plato and Romanus
    19 - Prophet Abdias
    19 - St. Barlaam
    20 - The Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos
    20 - Sts. Gregory and Proclus
    21 - The Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple
    22 - Sts. Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and Onesimus
    22 - Sts. Cecilia, Valerian, and Tiburtius
    23 - St. Amphilochius of Iconium
    24 - St. Clement of Rome and St. Peter of Alexandria
    25 - St. Catherine; St. Mercurius
    26 - St. Alypius the Stylite
    26 - St. Nicon "Repent Ye"
    27 - St. James the Persian
    28 - St. Stephen the New
    28 - St. Irenarchus
    29 - Sts. Paramonus and Philumenus
    30 - Apostle Andrew
    Weekday Theotokia
    Additional Troparia

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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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