Menologia for Every Day of the Church Year

This site includes a full saint list from the Menologion for each day of the fixed liturgical year. In addition, hymns such as the Troparia and Kontakia are included.

[Menologion Icon] (Panagion) 19th c. Simonopetra Monastery, Mt Athos

The Troparion (ie, Apolytikion or the Dismissal hymn) and Kontakion (a hymn that gives an abbreviated meaning or history) in honor of a saint for each fixed feast day can be chanted within the context of The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus, of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints. This General Menaion was translated from the Slavonian 16th ed. of 1862 [by N. Orloff] and originally published in 1899, London, and is in public domain. You can also check out the General Menaion by Archimandrite Ephrem or by St Sergius Parish.

Read or Chant the Troparia and Kontakia for every fixed feast day of the church year:

Unless otherwise noted, the texts of Troparia and Kontakia presented here were unofficially published by St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood of Platina, CA. St. Herman of Alaska Press publishes The Orthodox Word magazine, and also many books. The little book of Troparia and Kontakia was evidently typewritten and distributed as a photo copy or mimeograph copy, and most likely was not ever for sale. The collection includes many Troparia and Kontakia which were collected originally by Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and was put together by Father Seraphim Rose, and Father Herman, both of whom knew and worked with Saint John before his repose.

These hymns were prepared for the Menologion program by Michael Purcell and are not exactly the same as those which were unofficially published by the St. Herman Brotherhood. The hymns were scanned, and then proof read and corrected by his wife, who is the music director at St John the Wonderworker Church of Atlanta, so the markings may have been changed in some cases, and the translation of some words may be different. They also added two new saints which were not contained in the original : Saint John Cassian (February 29) and Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco (June 19).

Corrections: St Seirol (Feb 1) was listed under Jan 2 in error. St Ergnad (Jan 8) is a nun, not a monk. Changed Father Ergnad to Mother Ergnad.

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