Spiritual Songs Associated with the Liturgy

Some spiritual songs were used by tradition in close association with the Church's Divine Liturgy.

Before the Liturgy

This hymn (a direct borrowing from the Roman Rite, and now obsolete) was used in the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a processional hymn for the entrance of a bishop, or as a censing hymn before the Divine Liturgy. It is included here for completeness.

Before the sermon

In some places, it was customary to sing one of the following invocations of the Holy Spirit immediately before the priest begins his sermon.

During Holy Communion

These hymns were used for singing during the Communion of the faithful.

After the final blessing

These are listed in the Duchovňi Pisňi; it is not clear when they were actually to be used - presumably as recessionl hymns