Hymns of Contrition

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The Hymns of Contrition may also be called the Penitential Hymns [1] and known by the standard Latinisation from the Greek 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). [2]

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  1. The Penitential Hymns should not be confused with the Penitential Psalms
  2. Definition provided by User:ASDamick