Commemorations in the Menaion are tied to the day of the calendar year. Since , there have been predominantly two calendars in use within the Orthodox Church: the Julian Calendar and the Revised Julian Calendar. Few churches use the Gregorian Calendar. At the current time there is a thirteen day difference between the two calendars. This means that those churches which use the New Calendar Revised Julian will celebrate the feasts on the fixed cycle thirteen days before those who follow the Old Calendar.

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In order to utilize all of the features of this web site, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. The full Menaion of the Orthodox Church comprises 12 volumes—one for each month of the liturgical year—and contains the specific texts used in each daily service. The General Menaion, however, is a broader version, offering structures for each type of commemoration, including services to apostles, prophets, martyrs, monastics, and more.

For those unfamiliar with the Orthodox Church, this work serves as a valuable introduction to the structure of the liturgical year, the content of different services, and the history of many saints.

The English translation by N. Orloff, used for this digital version of the General Menaion, is based on the text of the Slavonic sixteenth edition printed in The Logos edition is designed to enhance and accelerate your studies. Scripture passages link directly to your preferred English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your library.

In addition, you can perform powerful searches by Scripture reference or topic within the General Menaion. Format: Digital. Publishers: J. Add to Cart. Overview The full Menaion of the Orthodox Church comprises 12 volumes—one for each month of the liturgical year—and contains the specific texts used in each daily service.

Key Features Offers structures and content for several types of commemoration services Presents connections between feast days and Orthodox interpretations of Holy Scripture Classic translation by N.

Orloff of the Slavonic edition. Orloff Publisher: J. Sample Pages from the Print Edition.


The General Menaion

Autocephaly recognized universally de facto , by some Autocephalous Churches de jure. The Menaion is the largest volume of the propers for the Byzantine Rite and is used at nearly all the daily services. The complete Menaion is published in twelve volumes, one for each month; the first volume is for September which commences the Byzantine liturgical year. The Festal Menaion is an abridged version containing texts for those great feasts falling on the fixed cycle, some editions also containing feasts of the major saints. The General Menaion contains services for each type of celebration apostles , martyrs , etc. Originating before the invention of printing when the enormous volume of the complete Menaion could not be copied for every church, this is still used for saints that do not have complete services, e.



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