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Take The Last Kiss – The Last For Ever!

This hymn is a translation of the Stichera of the Last Kiss at the close of the funeral liturgy in the Euchologion in the Byzantine Liturgy. The full text from which this hymn is translated is found in the Great … Continue reading

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Those Eternal Bowers

This hymn is a translation of the idiomela for All Saints, which falls on the Sunday after Pentecost in the Byzantine Liturgy. See notes below on the original text.  Here is the original text as it appears in the first … 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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On the Rock of Thy Commandments

This hymn is a translation of Ode III 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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Thou New Jerusalem, Arise And Shine!

This hymn is a translation of Ode ΙΧ of the Canon for Easter Sunday from the Pentecostarion in the Byzantine Liturgy. This is used in what we would think of as the Easter Vigil in the Western Church. Here is … Continue reading

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Thou Hallowed Chosen Day! That First

This hymn is a translation of Ode VIII of the Canon for Easter Sunday from the Pentecostarion in the Byzantine Liturgy. This is used in what we would think of as the Easter Vigil in the Western Church. Here is … Continue reading

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