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 major feast days. Their apolytikia, kontakia, idiomela, and doxastica are ready now.

+ 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 - Holy Protection of the Theotokos
    1 - St. Ananias
    1 - St. Romanus the Melodist
    2 - Sts. Cyprian and Justina
    3 - St. Dionysius the Areopagite
    4 - St. Hierotheus
    5 - St. Charitina; Hierarchs of Moscow Peter, Alexis, Jonas, Philip, Hermogenes, and Tikhon
    6 - Apostle Thomas
    7 - Sts. Sergius and Bacchus
    8 - St. Pelagia
    9 - Apostle James, Son of Alphaeus
    9 - Sts. Andronicus and Athanasia
    9 - Righteous Patriarch Abraham
    10 - Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia
    10 - Righteous Fathers of Optina
    11-17 The Sunday of the Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
    11 - Apostle Philip
    11 - St. Theophanes the Branded
    12 - St. Symeon the New Theologian
    12 - Sts. Probus, Tarachus, and Andronicus
    13 - Sts. Carpus and Papylus
    14 - Sts. Nazarius, Gervasius, Protasius, and Celsus
    14 - St. Cosmas the Hymnographer
    15 - St. Lucian
    16 - St. Longinus the Centurion
    17 - Prophet Hosea
    17 - St. Andrew in "The Judgment"
    17 - St. Susanna, Queen of Georgia
        17 - St. Etheldreda of Ely (see Additional Troparia)
    18 - Apostle Luke the Evangelist
    19 - Prophet Joel
    19 - St. Varus
    19 - St. John of Rila
    19 - St. John of Kronstadt
    20 - St. Artemius
    20 - St. Gerasimus of Cephalonia
    21 - St. Hilarion
    22 - St. Abercius
    22 - The Seven Youths of Ephesus
    23 - Apostle James, the Brother of God
    24 - St. Arethas
    25 - Sts. Marcian and Martyrius
        25 - St.Tabitha the Almsgiver (see Additional Troparia)
    26 - St. Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer, Commemoration of the Earthquake
    27 - St. Nestor
    28 - Holy Protection of the Theotokos
    28 - Sts. Terence and Neonilla
    28 - St. Stephen of Mar Sabbas Monastery
    29 - St. Anastasia of Rome
    29 - St. Abramius
    30 - Sts. Zenobius and Zenobia
    31 - Apostles Stachys, Apelles, Amplia, Urban, Narcissus, and Aristobulus
    31 - St. Epimachus
    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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