Category Archives: Eastern Orthodoxy

Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross

So here are translations I have attempted of the Prayer to the Life-Giving Cross from the Russian Orthodox tradition into Latin, Hebrew and Greek. I am particularly uncertain of the Greek, since it is least familiar to me: Exsurgat Deus, … Continue reading

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Another Hymn for Holy Saturday

I ended up writing a second hymn on Holy Saturday after I posted the first one, and I forgot to post on here until now. It is a versified form of the Eastern Orthodox Aposticha for Holy Saturday: Lo! From … Continue reading

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Some New Stuff

Here are a couple hymns I wrote this week: I wrote this one last Sunday evening. That passage in the Gospel of John where St. John the Baptist says “From now on I must decrease and He must increase” came … Continue reading

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A Hymn for Good Friday

In class this week I composed a hymn version of the beautiful Antiphon XV from the Eastern Church’s office for Good Friday. Here is the text followed by my hymn version: Today He who hung the earth upon the waters … Continue reading

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Some Hymns to Our Lady

So I got inspired this week to write some hymns to our Lady. This first one here is dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham. Haven’t really found one dedicated to her under this title, and seeing as that is the … Continue reading

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תפילות לפני שינה

I spent roughly 6 months on this translation project of the bedtime prayers from an Eastern Orthodox prayer book I have from English into Hebrew. If anyone knows Hebrew and has proof-reading suggestions, I welcome them! תְּפִילּוֹת לִפְנֵי שֵׁינָה בְּשֵׁם … Continue reading

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