Category Archives: The Church Year

Drop, Drop, Slow Tears

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for Passiontide: Drop, drop, slow tears, And bathe those beauteous feet, Which brought from heaven The news and … Continue reading

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Jesus, Lord Of Life Eternal

This hymn is a translation of Ode IV of Canon 2 at Orthros on Ascension in the Byzantine Liturgy. Here is the original text as it appears in the first edition of Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862). Jesus, Lord … Continue reading

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Exalt, Exalt The Heavenly Gates

This hymn is a translation of Ode III of Canon 2 at Orthros on Ascension in the Byzantine Liturgy. Here is the original text as it appears in the first edition of Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862). The text … Continue reading

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After Three Days Thou Didst Rise

This hymn is a translation of Ode I of Canon 2 at Orthros on Ascension in the Byzantine Liturgy. Here is the original text as it appears in the first edition of Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862). The text … Continue reading

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Reconciliation’s Plan Devising

This hymn is a translation of Ode V of the Canon at Orthros on St. Thomas Sunday, which is the First Sunday following Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) in the Byzantine Liturgy. This is hymn does not appear in the first … Continue reading

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Christ, We Turn Our Eyes to Thee

This hymn is a translation of Ode IV of the Canon at Orthros on St. Thomas Sunday, which is the First Sunday following Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) in the Byzantine Liturgy. This is the original text of this hymn as … Continue reading

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Dost Thou Truly Seek Renown

This is translated from the sequence hymn from The Feast of the Crown of the Lord or the Feast of the Crown of Thorns, which has been observed in various regions on various days. In Spain, Germany and Scandinavia it … Continue reading

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