New Byzantium Publications



New Byzantium Publications provides free sheet music and educational information for use in Orthodox Christian churches, primarily churches that use both Greek and English in their services. The main goal of the translations is to offer ecclesiastical music 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.

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.