Hymns of Contrition

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The '''Hymns of Contrition''' may also be called the '''Penitential Hymns''' (in Greek, the ''Katanyktikoi Hymnoi'') <ref>The Catholic church refers to the ''[[Penitential Psalms]]'' as ''Penitential Hymns''; in the Orthodox Church these two terms should not be confused.</ref>. The term refers to a wide set of pieces of hymnography used throughout the period of the [[Triodion]], most especially in the stichera of Lenten Vespers (most often referenced in Sunday night Vespers).
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The '''Hymns of Contrition''' may also be called the '''Penitential Hymns''' (in Greek, the ''Katanyktikoi Hymnoi'') <ref>The Catholic church refers to the ''Penitential Psalms'' as ''Penitential Hymns''; in the Orthodox Church these two terms should not be confused.</ref>. The term refers to a wide set of pieces of hymnography used throughout the period of the [[Triodion]], most especially in the stichera of Lenten Vespers (most often referenced in Sunday night Vespers).
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 17:31, September 27, 2011

The Hymns of Contrition may also be called the Penitential Hymns (in Greek, the Katanyktikoi Hymnoi) [1]. The term refers to a wide set of pieces of hymnography used throughout the period of the Triodion, most especially in the stichera of Lenten Vespers (most often referenced in Sunday night Vespers).

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  1. The Catholic church refers to the Penitential Psalms as Penitential Hymns; in the Orthodox Church these two terms should not be confused.
  2. A penitential hymn based on Mary Magdalene. In the Byzantine tradition, this hymn is considered a musical high point of Holy Week.
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