Category Archives: Greek Hymns

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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O Unity Of Threefold Light

O Unity of threefold light, Send out Thy loveliest ray, Add scatter our transgressions’ night, And turn it into day; Make us those temples pure and fair Thy glory loveth well, The spotless tabernacles, where Thou may’st vouchsafe to dwell! … Continue reading

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By Fruit, The Ancient Foe’s Device

By fruit, the ancient Foe’s device Drave Adam forth from Paradise: CHRIST, by the cross of shame and pain, Brought back the dying Thief again: “When in Thy kingdom, LORD,” said he, “Thou shalt return, remember me!” Thy Holy Passion … Continue reading

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Fierce Was The Wild Billow

Fierce was the wild billow, dark was the night; Oars labored heavily, foam glimmered white. Trembled the mariners; peril was nigh: Then said the God of God, “Peace! it is I.” Ridge of the mountain-wave, lower thy crest! Wail of … Continue reading

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Hail Gladdening Light

Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured, Who is immortal Father, heavenly blest; Highest and holiest—Jesus Christ our Lord! Now are we come to the sun’s hour of rest; All times are ordered in Thy Word alone, Therefore the … Continue reading

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Lo! From The Mighty Tree Of Life

Here is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday which I wrote: Lo! From the Mighty Tree of Life Saint Joseph took Thee down. Thee, Lord of Life, all cold in death, He in fine linens … Continue reading

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