MENOLOGION, © 1997-2009 by
Thomas G. (Michael) Purcellis dedicated to St. John
the Wonderworker of Shanghai andSan Francisco who loved
and venerated all the Saints.
3.0 is a free computer program which provides an easy way
to access the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings and Lives of
Saints of the day. This might be useful for a variety of reasons.
If you would like to put the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings
or Lives of Saints in a Sunday bulletin, for instance, you will
be able to find the items you want easily, and copy them to the
Windows clipboard, so that you can paste them directly into your
word processor or publishing program.
You can access the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings
and Lives of Saints for every day of the year. When
MENOLOGION starts, it reads the date set in your
computer's clock and displays the selected readings for the
current date. You can set the program to display dates
according to the Old Calendar or the New Calendar. You can
select any date and display the Troparia and Kontakia or Bible
Readings for that date. It is also possible to browse through
the Troparia and Kontakia, Bible Readings and Lives of Saints
either forward or backward day by day. And you can search for
and find saints by name.
MENOLOGION can also display an Icon next to
the text of Troparia and Kontakia or Bible Readings. There are
53 Icons included in the main program, with another 380 Icons
available in an optional Supplemental Icon Library, containing
at least one saint for every day of the year. MENOLOGION
can be downloaded either with or without the
Supplemental Icon Library, and the Supplemental Icon Library
itself can be downloaded separately.
2.0, which was not updated since it was released in
2001, MENOLOGION 3.0 is in active development.
While it is a well developed, mature and stable program, it is
also a work in progress, and there will be periodic updates
released fixing reported bugs and adding new features. The latest
release of MENOLOGION 3.0 can always be found on
this page. Bugs and feature requests should be sent to
Michael Purcell. For information on how to correctly
report a bug or problem, see the "Reporting Bugs" topic in the
MENOLOGION 3.0 help file. You can find the topic
under "Other Information" on the Contents tab in the left hand
pane of the help system window.
MENOLOGION 3.0 adds the ability to use
different translations (versions) of the bible. Bible
versions that can be installed in MENOLOGION
are plain text files provided by The Unbound Bible. These
plain text files can be downloaded from the MENOLOGION
home page (see below), but are no longer available
for download from The Unbound Bible website. The unicode text
bible files that can be downloaded from the Unbound Bible
website can not be used. MENOLOGION 3.0 is an
English only program, and the bible files avilable for download
include nine different English language translations. There are
also some ancient translations and some translations in Western
European languages. These additional versions seem to work
acceptably well in MENOLOGION, providing
additional flexibility. However, MENOLOGION is not
designed to read unicode text files, and can not display languages
that require other language versions of Windows. This means that
MENOLOGION can not correctly display Greek, Cyrilic,
Asian and other such languages that use different alphabets.
I am interested in receiving as much feedback as possible on
the use of these bibles files, the ancient translations and
foreign language translations in particular, so that I can
provide this information to potential users. If you are using
one or more of these bibles, please
Contact Me. Also write if you want to experiment with a
bible in a language that is not available for download.
These are single self extracting setup files. To install
MENOLOGION 3.0, download the desired setup file to any
directory on your hard disk, and double click the file to start the setup
wizard. The setup wizard will create a folder under Programs on your Start
menu containing an icon for starting MENOLOGION, and icons
for the help file and the license agreement text file. These setup files
can also be placed on a CD Rom and shared with anyone. MENOLOGION
can then be installed directly from the CD Rom.
These are plain text files provided by
The Unbound Bible, and
are the only bibles in electronic form that are formatted to work with
MENOLOGION. They are no longer available for download from
The Unbound Bible website. For instructions on installing these bibles
into MENOLOGION, see the "Installing Bible Files" topic
in the MENOLOGION 3.0 help file. You can find the topic
under "How to Use MENOLOGION" on the Contents tab in the
left hand pane of the help system window. If you wish to make comments
for other users about the usability of these bibles in MENOLOGION,
to me and I will post them here.
Bibles in English:
Bibles in other Languages:
These are user contributed supplemental files for the
MENOLOGION program. They are direct replacements for the
default Gutenberg bible files OldTstmt.dat, NewTstmt.dat and Apoc.dat
that are installed in the program directory. It is the user's
responsibility to maintain these files. MENOLOGION
will not function correctly if one or more of the files is missing
from the program directory.
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Last updated January 16, 2013