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 September of 2008.

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

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

    1 - Beginning of the Indiction, St. Symeon the Stylite
    1 - Synaxis of the Theotokos of Miasenae
    1 - Righteous Jesus of Navi (Joshua, Son of Nun)
        1 - Apolytikion for the Environment (see Additional Troparia)
    2 - St. Mamas
    2 - St. John the Faster, Patriarch of Constantinople
    3 - St. Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia
    3 - St. Theoctistus, Fellow Ascetic of St. Euthymius
    4 - Prophets Moses and Aaron
    4 - St. Babylas, Bishop of Antioch
    5 - Prophet Zacharias, Father of St. John the Forerunner
    6 - Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Chonae
    7 - Forefeast of the Birth of the Theotokos
    7 - St. Sozon
    7 - St. Macarius of Optina
    8 - The Birth of the Theotokos
    9 - Sts. Joachim and Anna
    10 - Sts. Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora
    11 - St. Theodora of Alexandria
    12 - St. Autonomus
    13 - Consecration of the Church of the Resurrection
        13 - Kontakion of the Consecration (see Additional Troparia)
    13 - Forefeast of the Exaltation of the Cross
    14 - The Exaltation of the Cross
    15 - St. Nicetas
    16 - St. Euphemia the All-Famed
    16 - St. Ninian, Enlightener of Scotland
    17 - St. Sophia and Her Three Daughters Faith, Hope, and Love
    18 - St. Eumenius the Wonderworker
    19 - Sts. Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon
        19 - St. Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (see Additional Troparia)
    20 - St. Eustathius and His Family
    21 - Prophet Jonas
    21 - St. Quadratus
    22-28 - Synaxis of the Fathers of the Near Kiev Caves
    22 - St. Phocas, Bishop of Sinope
    23 - The Conception of St. John the Forerunner
    24 - St. Thecla, Equal to the Apostles
    24 - St. Silouan the Athonite
    25 - St. Euphrosyne
    25 - St. Sergius of Radonezh
    26 - St. John the Theologian
    27 - St. Callistratus and the 49 Martyrs with Him
    28 - Prophet Baruch
    28 - St. Chariton the Confessor
    29 - St. Cyriacus the Anchorite
    30 - St. Gregory, Bishop of Armenia
    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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