In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the “General Menaion” refers to the annual fixed cycle
of liturgical services, including festival days and days commemorating the Orthodox
saints. This edition of the Russian Orthodox Menaion is a translation from the
sixteenth edition of the 1862 Slavonian General Menaion. This prayer book
can serve as an introduction to the services of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as a
catalogue of venerated persons within the Church.