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Hymns of Contrition

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The '''Hymns of Contrition''' may also be called the '''Penitential Hymns''' and known by (in Greek, the standard Latinisation from ''Katanyktikoi Hymnoi'') <ref>The Catholic church refers to the Greek ''Penitential Psalms'' as ''Katanyktikoi HymnoiPenitential 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). <ref>Definition provided by  ==See also==* [[User:ASDamickHymn of Kassiani]](Troparion of Kassiani), or ''The Fallen Woman'' <ref>A penitential hymn based on Mary Magdalene. In the Byzantine tradition, this hymn is considered a musical high point of Holy Week.</ref>.

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