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Glad Sight! The Holy Church

According to John Julian in the Dictionary of Hymnology, this hymn comes from the Office for Baptism of the Church at Jerusalem. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymns Fitted to the Order of … Continue reading

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O Brightness Of The Eternal Father’s Face

This is an ancient hymn which is used in the Vespers service of the Byzantine Liturgy. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in Church Hymns (1871) where it is listed as an evening hymn: O brightness … Continue reading

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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 Gloria

This hymn is part of the Ordinary of the Mass in the Roman Rite and other western liturgies and is sung on Sunday Masses and Masses for Feasts of Solemnities throughout the year, except on Sundays in Lent. In the … 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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