New Byzantium Publications provides free music for use in
Orthodox Christian churches, primarily churches that use both
Greek and English in their services. The main goal is to offer
ecclesiastical music in English put in common staff notation and
Byzantine notation that is accurately translated, poetic, following
the rules of Byzantine Chant, and can alternate easily with the
traditional Greek versions. We do not ask for donations, but if
you send any, we will use them to perpetuate this website.
The music in English available on this site is written primarily by
Nancy Chalker Takis, a hierarchically-blessed chanter of the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and holder of the
Patriarch Athenagoras medal for notable service to her
metropolis and the St. Romanos medallion for service to the
Archdiocese. She has been given approval to translate Church
hymns from three consecutive hierarchs of the Metropolis
(formerly Diocese) of Detroit. She currently chants regularly in
the parish of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair
Shores, Michigan and serves other parishes when called upon.
Stan Takis, the owner and operator of this website and who is
responsible for the typesetting of the music, has also set several
hymns to English on this site, under the tutelage of his wife
Nancy. He is a life-long educator and an experienced choir
director both in Greek Orthodox churches and in the public
schools. He has been the Minister of Music and choir director at
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in St. Clair Shores,
Michigan since 2006. He also holds the Athenagoras and
Romanos medals for service to church musicians.
All scores are in .pdf format. You must have Adobe Acrobat,
Foxit Reader, or other PDF program to read or print them.
(These may be easily found and freely downloaded on the
Internet or in smart phone and tablet app stores.) MIDI files are
intended to depict basic melodies for those who do not read
music and are intended to be played directly from a phone,
tablet, or computer just by tapping or clicking the link.
Call us or send e-mail if you have any comments or
questions.You can also send messages to our standard street
Stan and Nancy Takis
1900 Burkley Rd.
Williamston, MI 48895-9755
Phone: (517) 980-3830