Menologion 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. 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.
Menologion adds the ability to use different translations (versions) of the bible. Bible versions that can be installed in Menologion are plain text files. These plain text files can be downloaded from the Menologion home page. 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.