Hymns of Contrition
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* [[of ]] , or ''The Fallen Woman'' <ref>It is a penitential hymn based on Mary Magdalene. This hymn is considered a musical high point of Holy Week.</ref>.
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The Hymns of Contrition may also be called the Penitential Hymns  and known by from the Greek, using standard Latinisation, as Katanyktikoi Hymnoi. 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).