St. John Damascene
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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Second Mode
Third Mode
Fourth Mode
Plagal First Mode
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Plagal Fourth Mode


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We have written the hymns for Vespers only in English, because they are already available in Greek from the Byzantine Music Publishing House in Western notation, and from the Holy Cross Bookstore in Byzantine notation. We have presented the hymns only in Elizabethan English because they have already been published in a Modern English translation in the Anastasimatarion by Fr. Seraphim Dedes. The translation used for the hymns of Vespers 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.


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Prologue by Gregorios Stathis

Concerning Adaptation

Byzantine vs. Western Notation

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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