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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Only-begotten Son
   Second Mode 
Let All Mortal Flesh
   Plagal First Mode

O Magnify the Lord with Me
   Grave Mode
The Holy Spirit Shall Come Upon You

   Grave Mode

We Proclaim Your Death
   Plagal First Mode
For Your People

   First Mode
Have Mercy on Us

   Plagal First Mode
Remember them, O Lord our God
   Plagal First Mode
Pardon, Remit, and Forgive
   Plagal First Mode, by Hieromonk Ephraim
   Second Mode, by Abraham Efthymiadis
O Taste and See
   First Mode, by John Kladas
   First Mode, brief version
   Fourth Mode, brief version by Hieromonk Gregory
Fill My Mouth with Your Praise
   Plagal First Mode

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All hymns here in Byzantine notation are only in English. Hymns in Greek were not written out in Byzantine notation for this website since they are already available in published books of Byzantine music.

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Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Byzantine vs. Western Notation

Concerning Adaptation

Recordings on CD

About the Translation

The History of Byzantine Chant

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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