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About the Velon Scores

John C. Velon, of blessed memory, transcribed or adapted over 10,000 hymns of the Greek Orthodox Church from the Byzantine to Western staff notation. He worked tirelessly over a period of about 25 years. His goal was to make these transcriptions available to those who had limited experience with Byzantine notation, and yet were pressed into and desired to chant for the church community. The National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians sponsored the conversion of Mr. Velon’s hand-written manuscripts into an electronic format. The work has had a presence on the internet for several years at and has been widely accepted and used worldwide. With their blessing and that of the Velon family, the collected works of John C. Velon have now been made available to the AGES project so that these hymns can be presented side-by-side with their English counterparts.


The translation, rubrics, Greek and English texts are for the purposes of worship only and is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by the authors, translators, developers, and personnel associated with its publication. Every effort has been made to make this booklet as complete and as accurate as possible, but no warranty of fitness is implied.

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All rights reserved. This booklet and the materials contained within it remain the property of Fr. Seraphim Dedes (aka Alex G. Dedes) and all contributing translators. It is published solely for the purpose of providing a source of worship materials to the parishes of the Orthodox Church and may be copied and otherwise reproduced as needed by the parish toward this end; however, it may not be reprinted, reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means — electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise — for the purpose of sale without the express written permission of Fr. Seraphim Dedes.

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