Category Archives: Greek Hymns

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum Benedicta tu in mulieribus Et benedictus Fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora pro nobis peccatoribus Nunc et hora mortis nostræ. Amen. Words: Luke ch. 2, traditional prayer. Chant: “Ave Maria” Gregorian … Continue reading

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Benedictus (Canticle of Zachariah)

This is the Canticle of St. Zachariah, traditionally sung at Lauds/Morning Prayer: Latin: Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel; quia visitavit et fecit redemptionem plebi suæ Et erexit cornu salutis nobis, in domo David pueri sui, Sicut locutus est per os sanctorum, … Continue reading

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Nunc Dimittis

This is the Canticle of St. Simeon, traditionally sung at Compline: Latin: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace: Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum: Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam … Continue reading

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Magnificat

This is the Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, traditionally sung at Vespers/Evening Prayer: Latin: Magnificat anima mea Dominum, Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo, Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae: Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes … Continue reading

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Behold the Bridegroom Cometh

This hymn is from the night prayer – the Akolouthia Tou Mesonyktikou – of the Greek Orthodox Church: Behold the Bridegroom cometh in The middle of the night, And blest is he whose loins are girt, Whose lamp is burning … Continue reading

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Boldly Spake The Virgin Pure

Boldly spake the Virgin pure, Knowing her own chastity, Unto Holy Gabriel: “Dark thy saying is to me. How, O Angel, can this be, This begetting without seed?” Longing deeply now to know That which man’s mind cannot grasp, Blessèd … Continue reading

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Are Thy Toils and Woes Increasing?

Are thy toils and woes increasing? Are the Foe’s attacks unceasing? Look with Faith unclouded, Gaze with eyes unshrouded, On the Cross! Dost thou fear that strictest trial? Tremblest thou at Christ’s denial? Never rest without it, – Clasp thine … Continue reading

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