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O Mary, Mother of our God

Boh predvicnyj

This translation of O Marije, Mati Boža, prečista is by Monsignor William Levkulic. Text and music can be found in the MCI Byzantine Catholic Hymnal.


This text above was printed in the Hymns section of Monsignor Levkulic's The Divine Liturgy, a Book of Prayer (1978). Text and music were included in the Marian Hymnal (1984). In practice, this setting is often sung in 4/4 time, with the first note serving as a pick-up before the beat.

Note that the English setting, and the Slavonic version printed with it, recast the original melody, which was in 4/4 time rather than the chant-like form given above. See the article on O Marije, Mati Boža, prečista for further discussion.