Tag Archives: Greek Hymns

God Of All Grace, Thy Mercy Send

This hymn is a translation of the deacon’s litany during the Vespers service for the Byzantine liturgy. This the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900): Deacon. Let us complete our evening … Continue reading

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Lord, To Our Humble Prayers Attend

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns of the Greek Church (1900) where it listed under the header “Ἐκτενη or Great Collect”: Lord, to our humble prayers attend, Let Thou Thy peace from heaven … Continue reading

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The Sanctus

This hymn is sung after the preface and immediately before the canon of the Mass (called the anaphora in the East) in the Eucharistic liturgies of both the eastern and the western Church. It is derived from Isaiah 6:3 and … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed

The Nicene (or Niceno-Constantinopolitan) Creed is recited at every Mass/Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Feast Days in both the Roman/Latin and the Byzantine/Greek Churches. The Byzantine liturgy also recites the creed daily at Apodeipnon(Compline): This is the Latin text of … Continue reading

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The Kyrie

This is from the Ordinary of the Mass. It is not Latin, but is Greek. It is used in both the Extraordinary Form and the Ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Mass: This is the text used in … Continue reading

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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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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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What Sweet Of Life Endureth

This hymn is a translation of a troparion from the Byzantine Funeral Liturgy (Kedeia) in the Euchologion. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn … Continue reading

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Thou, Lord, Hast Power To Heal

This hymn is a translation of Troparia from the Greek Office of Anointing in the Euchologion. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns from the Greek Office Books (1904): Thou, Lord, hast power to … Continue reading

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O Word Immortal Of Eternal God

This hymn is sung at the end of the second antiphon in the Divine Liturgies of St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great (both Byzantine) and St. Gregory the Illuminator (Armenian). It is traditionally called Justinian’s Hymn. The English Hymnal … Continue reading

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