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Hymns of Contrition

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The '''Hymns of Contrition''' may also be called the '''[[Penitential Hymns]]''' <ref>The ''Penitential Hymns'' should not be confused with the ''[[Penitential Psalms]]''</ref> 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). <ref>Definition provided by [[User:ASDamick]]</ref>