Category Archives: The Liturgy of the Church

Russian Contakion Of The Departed

This hymn comes from the Great Euchologion (Euchologion Mega) of the Byzantine liturgy and is used for prayers for the departed. This is the the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Give rest, … Continue reading

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Good Friday: The Reproaches (The English Hymnal)

This is based on the Reproaches/Improperia for the Good Friday Liturgy in the Roman Missal sung during Adoration of the Cross. It is not a full translation. See notes below. This is the original text of this hymn as it … Continue reading

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Ecce Lignum Crucis

This verse and response is sung during the Good Friday Liturgy during the Adoration of the Cross. This is the first musical portion of that segment of the liturgy, followed by the Reproaches (Lat. “Improperia). This is the text as … Continue reading

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Improperia

These are the Reproaches – in Latin Improperia – for the Good Friday Liturgy. These are sung during the Adoration of the Cross after the Ecce Lignum Crucis and before Crux Fidelis/Pange Lingua Gloriosi Lauream. This is the text of … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Who Are Christ’s Below

Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae lists this hymn as used for Nocturns on the Vigil of All Saints (October 31) in the Paris Breviary. This text would belong to a later edition as it is not included in the 1736 Breviary. … Continue reading

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O King Enthroned On High

This hymn is based on a prayer from the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom and of St. Basil the Great. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900): O … Continue reading

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Love Of the Father, Love Of God The Son

This hymn is based on a sequence that was used for the Wednesday following Pentecost in the Liège Missal: This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in a 1905 edition of the Yattendon Hymnal (1899) This … Continue reading

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