The Hymnal Project

In 2016, the Metropolitan Cantor Institute was asked by our Music Commission to begin work on a collection of spiritual songs (sometimes called paraliturgical hymns). What are spiritual songs?

The material below documents the collaborative process used to put it together. The draft hymnal was submitted to the Inter-Eparchial Music Commission on November 10, 2019:

Draft of hymnal

If you find any errors, or have suggestions while we wait for a response from the Music Commission, please send them to mci@archpitt.org!

Why we need a hymnal

Our church has a rich singing tradition, both for the liturgy itself, and for hymns that are sung before and after liturgical services, and on special occasions such as pilgrimages. Our prayer books and service books have often contained the texts for these hymns in an appendix; the music was well known, and many members of the church had learned and memorized additional verses. Of course, as with any oral tradition, variants abounded, and choir directors sometimes developed their own versions of the same basic hymns.

In 2006, with the publication of a new Divine Liturgy book, our Music Commission began work on a hymnal to accompany it. Unfortunately, this work was never completed, and instead the Metropolitan Cantor Institute published a small hymnal with just text and music for the hymns contained in our previous Divine Liturgy book (1978). No critical work was done at that time; problems with the existing text and music, well-known to cantors, were never resolved, and a wide variety of other music was not included since the goal was simply to reproduce "what we had in the old book."

Today, much of this music is in danger of being lost, either though lack of availability, or because the problems with some of the music prevent us from recognizing its value to our community. By creating a single good hymnal, we may be able to retivalize our singing of these hymns, to the glory of God, and the engagement of our people, especially our children.

Guidelines for a new hymnal

In addition:

Discuss and improve these guidelines.

Choosing which hymns to include

The first real hymnal in our church is the Pisennik ("song-book") of Father Uriel Silvay, published in Uzhorod. Here is a PDF of the 1913 edition (large download!). It does not contain music, since the melodies were assumed to be well-known. It could really use an index and commentary, if anyone would like to work on one! Many of these same hymn texts were also included in the backs of prayer books and liturgical anthologies (sborniki). I will attempt to provide a finder's guide to hymns in the more commonly known prayer books. We also have a variety of choir recordings of these hymns in their original languages.

English translations appeared over time. In 1970, a small collection of hymns with music was included in the music notebook, Byzantline Liturgical Chant; these hymns can be viewed here. A basic "core" repertoire in English and Slavonic was published in the 1978 service book, The Divine Liturgy: A Book of Prayer, prepared by Father William Levkulic and published by the Byzantine Seminary Press. This book contained no music, only texts, and omittted a number of well-known hymns. In 2007, the Metropolitan Cantor Institute published the repertoire from the back of Father Levkulic's 1978 book, with music from Byzantine Liturgical Chant and other source. This is the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal.

The 1984 Divine Liturgy book of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese provided twelve pages with many of the same hymns, with music but different translations.

And of course, there have also been particular collections of hymns for specific seasons and purposes (which we will describe in the appropriate place), as we well as anthologies put together by individual cantors and choir directors. ALL of these hould be considered for possible inclusion, if they meet a new in our Church.

Creating such comprehensive hymnal will be a LARGE project, and it would be most practical to address them by liturgical season or subject. In each category, we will look at the available hymns, pick the ones we would like to include, and work on the texts and music until we have something serviceable. Your input is welcome; see the links to comment below!

How to contribute

The tables below have four columns for each hymn.

Songs with a Discuss link in bold face are actively being worked on, or have unresolved issues.

To help with the review of a hymn, follow the Discuss link, and leave any questions or comments in the associated blog entry. You can also send email to mci@archpitt.org.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THESE VERSIONS IN CHURCH (with your pastor's permission, of course) but please do NOT use them in large gatherings such as pilgrimages unless some rollout or distribution of new music has been provided for. I would rather that people's first experience of new settings not be associated with sort of confusion or discord.


Hymns to God

These hymns are particularly suitable for singing immediately before the Divine Liturgy, during the initial incensation of the church.

  English title Slavonic title Discuss Status
         
The Holy Trinity Hosts of angels on high Vs’i T’a chory   Done
         
God the Father So great is God Kol’ slaven naš   Done
  We thank you, God Most High Blahodarim Boha   Additional verses?
         
Our Lord Jesus Christ Accept me today* Večeri Tvojeja tajnyja dnes’    
  Come now to us, O Christ Vitaj mežd’ nami   Done
  Give me your Body, O Christ* T’ilo Christove   Done
  Holy this moment Plivyj svitami   Done
  I do believe and profess* Viruju Hospodi   Done
  Lord, in this holy Mystery Isusa v Svjatych Tajnach   Done
  O Jesus, Lord, we ask you to bless us Blahoslovi vs’ich, Isuse milyj discuss Omit
         
Holy Spirit Heavenly King, Comforter Carju Nebesnyj, Ut'išitel'u   Done
  O Holy Spirit, mighty defender Carju nebesnyj, Bože mohučij   Done
  The Holy Spirit shall come upon you Duch Svjatyj snidet na t'a   Done
         
After the Liturgy A new commandment Siju zapovid' daju vam    
         

* = suiitable for singing at Holy Communion, after the Communion Hymn and psalm of the day


Hymns for the Mother of God

  English title Slavonic title Discuss Status
         
General hymns All the faithful come before you Christijane, proslavl'ajme Done
  Beautiful holy Queen Radujsja Carice, prekrasna D'ivice Done
  Beneath your compassion Pod tvoju milost' discuss Done
  Christians, join in our procession Christijane pribihajte Done
  From our hearts we sinners Prosime T'a, D'ivo, hrišňiji userdno discuss Done
  Immaculate Mary (The Lourdes Hymn) Likuj, Presvjataja Done
  Mary, look upon us Prizri, O Marije discuss Done
  Mary, mother to us all O Marije, Mati vsich discuss Omit
  Mother of all people Mati svita mnohopita discuss Done
  'Neath your holy icon kneeling Ko Tvojej svjatoj ikoňi discuss Done
  O Mary, Mother of our God O Marije, Mati Boža, prečista Additional verses?
  O most glorious ever-virgin Mary Preslavnaja prisnod'ivo Marije Omit
  O Virgin Mary, most kind Mother D'ivo Mati preblahaja Omit?
  O Virgin Mary, Mother of God O Bohorodice, D'ivo Marije Done
  Purest Mother, people of the homeland Prečistaja D'ivo, Mati našoho kraju Done
  Purest of virgins Božaja Mati, čista D'ivice Done
  Rejoice, O purest Mother Veselisja vo čistot'i Done
  Rejoice, O purest Queen Radujsja, Carice Changes to melody
  Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos Bohorodice D'ivo, radujsja
Done
  Sing with joy and pray together (Come to Uniontown) Palomniki Uniontowns'ki discuss Done
  Virgin Mother, Intercessor D'ivo Mati zastupaj nas Done
  Virgin, we beseech you Prosime t'a, D'ivo, šlem do tebe hlas Done
  We come to you in prayer (I) Pribihajem k tebi (I) Additional verses?
  We come to you in prayer (II) Pribihajem k tebi (II) Melody from Uzhorod Seminary
  We hasten to your patronage Pod tvoj pokrov pribihajem Done
  We implore you, Virgin Molime t'a, D'ivo Done
  When the angel came Anhel Božij Additional verses in English
  Where our Mother reigns in heaven Tam hde v nebi Done
  You, O Mary, our dear Lady Ty, Marije, naša Panna Additional verses?
text and rhythm issues
         


Hymns for the Liturgical Year

  English title Slavonic title Discuss Status
         
For the Nativity Fast Come, O Jesus   discuss
Done
         
Entrance of the Theotokos (November 21) Sound the trumpet Vostrubite, voskliknite Done
         
Saint Nicholas (December 6) O Father Nicholas Otče Nikolaje discuss Done
  O who loves Nicholas the saintly O kto kto discuss Done
         
Nativity of the Lord (December 25) Angels from heaven So nebes anhel / Mennyböl az angyal
discuss Done
  Come, shepherds, joyfully Pasztorok, Pasztorok örvendeznek discuss Done
  Eternal God, through gates of birth Boh predvičnyj discuss Done
  God the Lord eternal shows himself to us Hospod, Boh predvičnyj discuss Done
  God’s Son is born Boh sja raždajet discuss Done
  Heaven and earth now welcome their Redeemer Nebo i zeml’a discuss Done
  In the town of Bethlehem V Viflejemi novina discuss Deserves new translation
  Jesus came from heaven Spas naš narodilsja discuss Needs new translation;
otherwise omit
  Joyful news to the whole world Nova radost’ stala discuss Done
  Joyful tidings come our way Radost nam sja javl’ajet discuss Done
  Let creation shout with gladness Vselennaja veselisja discuss Done
  Now, Father Adam, lead our rejoicing Nyni Adame vozveselisja discuss Done
  Praise the Lord Dicsöség mennyben az Istennek discuss Done
  Nations rejoice, for God has become man Christos rodilsja, boh voplotilsja discuss Done
  Today in the cave of Bethlehem V Viflejemi dnes’ Marija Prečista discuss Done
  Wondrous news to all the earth Divnaja novina discuss Done
         
Traditional "English" Christmas hymns Angels we have heard on high   discuss Done
  Hark! the herald angels sing   discuss Done
  It came upon the midnight clear   discuss Done
  Joy to the world   discuss Done
  O come, all ye faithful   discuss Done
  O little town of Bethlehem   discuss Done
  Silent night Jasna zorja discuss Done
         
Theophany (January 6) The choirs of angels sing Anhely sohlasno discuss Done
  To Jordan’s water   discuss Done
         
The Great Fast At the most holy cross Krestu Tvojemu Done
  Beneath your compassion Pod tvoju milost’ discuss Done
  Beneath your cross I stand Pod krest Tvoj staju discuss Done
  Come now, all you faithful Prijd’ite, voschvalim discuss Done
  Do not forsake us Ne opuskaj nas Done
  Have mercy on me, O my God   discuss Done
  Having suffered Preterp’ivyj Done
         
Palm (or Flowery) Sunday O Son of David   Done
  Rejoice today Radujsja zilo Additional verses?
         
Great and Holy Week Christ our King who reigns with justice Christe Carju spravedlivyj discuss Research needed
Additional verses?
  Earth and heaven mourn Nebo, zeml’a, sotvoriňňa Literal translation?
  I see your bridal chamber Čertoh Tvoj (omit for now)
  In Gethsemene's darkness Jehda na smert' hotovilsja Additional verses?
  Now do I go to the cross Idu nyňi ko krestu Done
  O my God, you are so merciful O Bože moj milostivyj Additional verses?
  So boundless is her sorrow Stala Mati zarmuščenna Done
  The grieving Mother Stradal’na Mati Done
  The sentence is passed Uže dekret podpisujet Additional verses?
  We venerate, O Christ our God Poklaňajusja, moj Christ Done
         
Pascha Christ is risen from the dead (Paschal troparion) Christos voskrese iz mertvych Done
  Cherubic Hymn (Paschal)   Done
  Our Father (Pascha hypakoje)   Done
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen! Christos voskres! Christos voskres! Done
  Jesus Christ has risen from the dead Isus Christos z mertvych vstal Additional verses?
  Let us join and sing together Sohlasno zaspivajme Additional verses in English
         
Ascension The Lord now ascends Hospod’ voznesesja Done
         
Cyril and Methodius (May 11) Glory to you brothers Slava vam bratja    
Independence Day (July 4) America the Beautiful      
         


Newly-composed Hymns for the Liturgical Year

Over the years, the Metropolitan Cantor Institute has received requests for new hymns, particularly for ordinary and festal Sundays. The MCI director at the time, J. Michael Thompson, composed several such hymns, usually consisting of a commentary on the readings of the day, and set them to well-known melodies. (This practice of "re-using" familiar melodies was widely employed in our church in Europe.) Several other hymn-writers are also represented here, as well as some melodies commonly used in our parishes for Christmas carols.

Because only English versions of these are available, they will go into a separate section in the proposed hymnal.

Occasion Title Melody Discuss Status
         
Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee Lord of all mercy Krestu Tvojemu    
Sunday of the Prodigal Son Hear now, you faithful Krestu Tvojemu    
Sunday of Meat-fare When you shall come Krestu Tvojemu    
Sunday of Cheese-fare Lord and Creator Krestu Tvojemu    
Forgiveness Vespers Forgive our sins Pod tvoj pokrov    
First Sunday of the Great Fast With joy we keep the holy fast (1) JMT    
Second Sunday of the Great Fast With joy we keep the holy fast (2) JMT    
Third Sunday of the Great Fast With joy we keep the holy fast (3) JMT    
Fourth Sunday of the Great Fast With joy we keep the holy fast (4) JMT    
Akathistos Saturday Through you, joy will shine Anhel Božij    
Fifth Sunday of the Great Fast With joy we keep the holy fast (5) JMT    
Lazarus Saturday Jesus our Life came to the tomb Radujsja zilo    
Thomas Sunday The evening of the day He rose Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers The first day of the week at dawn Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Sunday of the Paralytic Bethsaida's pool Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Mid-Pentecost Wednesday At festal midpoint, Jesus went Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman While in Samaria Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Sunday of the Man Born Blind As Jesus walked Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Ascension of the Lord All you peoples clap your hands Prof. Kahanick discuss  
Ascension of the Lord Christ told the Twelve Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Sunday of the Fathers of the First Nicene Council Then, lifting up his eyes Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
Pentecost Sunday Upon the last, great festal day Christos voskres! Pid neba zwid    
All Saints Sunday Through faith Kol’ slaven naš    
2nd Sunday after Pentecost As Jesus walked the beaches Pod tvoj pokrov    
3rd Sunday after Pentecost The birds aloft O Marije Mati Boža    
4th Sunday after Pentecost As the Lord was walking Christijane, proslavljajme    
5th Sunday after Pentecost As he walked the land Anhel Božij    
6th Sunday after Pentecost People brought to Jesus Prizri, O Marije    
7th Sunday after Pentecost Two blind men Pod tvoj pokrov    
8th Sunday after Pentecost On seeing throngs who sought him out Marije Mati Boza    
9th Sunday after Pentecost Sending his disciple sailing Christijane, proslavljajme    
10th Sunday after Pentecost To the Master's side Anhel Božij    
11th Sunday after Pentecost Jesus told this story Prizri, O Marije    
12th Sunday after Pentecost A man came up to Christ Pod tvoj pokrov    
13th Sunday after Pentecost The Lord said: "There was once a man..." O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
14th Sunday after Pentecost Jesus said: God's reign is like Christijane, proslavljajme    
15th Sunday after Pentecost Once a lawyer said to Jesus Christijane, proslavljajme    
16th Sunday after Pentecost Once there was a man Anhel Božij    
17th Sunday after Pentecost Jesus went through Sidon Prizri, O Marije    
18th Sunday after Pentecost When walking by the lakeside Pod tvoj pokrov    
19th Sunday after Pentecost Do unto others O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
20th Sunday after Pentecost In the town of Naim Christijane, proslavljajme    
21th Sunday after Pentecost Out the farmer went Anhel Božij    
22th Sunday after Pentecost Once there was a rich man Prizri, O Marije    
23th Sunday after Pentecost As he walked the land Anhel Božij    
24th Sunday after Pentecost One day a man named Jairus Pod tvoj pokrov    
25th Sunday after Pentecost A lawyer said to Jesus O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
26th Sunday after Pentecost Jesus told this parable Christijane, proslavljajme    
27th Sunday after Pentecost On a Sabbath day Anhel Božij    
28th Sunday after Pentecost Once there was a banquet Prizri, O Marije    
29th Sunday after Pentecost As Jesus neared a village Pod tvoj pokrov    
30th Sunday after Pentecost A lawyer said to Jesus O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
31th Sunday after Pentecost Down the road to Jericho Christijane, proslavljajme    
32th Sunday after Pentecost (Sunday of Zacchaeus) When travelling through Jericho Pod tvoj pokrov    
         
September 1 - Beginning of the Church Year In wisdom You have fashioned all things Kol’ slaven naš    
September 8 - Nativity of the Theotokos With the choirs of saints and angels Mater Bože    
September 7-13 - Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross God loved the world so much O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
September 14 - Exaltation of the Cross Life-giving Cross, the power of martyrs Krestu tvojemu    
September 15-21 - Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross Christ called the crowd to him Pod tvoj pokrov    
September 26 - Apostle and evangelist John O come you now, with praises crown Kingsfold    
September 28 - Chariton the confessor By temperance and constant prayer Ellacombe    
October 1 - Protection of the Theotokos Sure defense of all who sorrow Mater Bože    
October 6 - Apostle Thomas O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (1) Kingsfold    
October 8 - Apostle James Alpheus O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (2) Kingsfold    
October 11-17 - Sunday of the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council Come, all you faithful Kol’ slaven naš    
October 18 - Apostle Luke O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (3) Kingsfold    
October 26 - Great martyr Demetrius Demetrius, Christ's martyr great Pod tvoj pokrov    
October 31 - Theodore Romzha Christians, come with hymns of gladness Christijane pribihajte    
November 8 - Archangel Michael Archangel Michael, Prince of all angels Kahanick    
November 12 - Priest-martyr Josaphat God, of all your martyrs, crown Grosser Gott, wir loben Dich    
November 13 - John Chrysostom For Chrysostom, the golden-tongued Pod tvoj pokrov    
November 14 - Apostle Philip O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (4) Kingsfold    
November 13 to December 24 - the Nativity Fast Truly, Zion's People Prizri, O Marije  
  The ancient prophecies foretold   discuss
November 16 - Apostle Matthew O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (5) Kingsfold    
November 21 - Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Come all you lovers of the feasts (1) Forest Green    
Thanksgiving Day We plow the fields and scatter Pod tvoj pokrov    
November 30 - Apostle Andrew O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (6) Kingsfold    
December 5 - Sabbas the Sanctified O father of the angelic life Ellacombe    
December 6 - Nicholas the Wonder-worker Crowns of praise now let us bring Tempus Adest Floridum    
December 8 - Maternity of Anna All Christ's faithful come together Mater Bože    
December 12 - Theotokos of Guadalupe Come, all you lovers of the feasts (2) Forest Green    
December 10-16 - Second Sunday before the Nativity Let us now praise famous men
Mendelssohn (Hark! the herald angels sing)    
December 17 - Daniel and the Three Youths As a star, resplendent Prizni, O Marije    
December 18-24 - Sunday before the Nativity O come, you lovers of of the feasts! St. Louis (O Little Town of Bethlehem)    
December 26-31 - Sunday after the Nativity Glory to the Lord of all Mendelssohn (Hark! the herald angels sing)    
         
January 1 - Circumcision of the Lord; Basil the Great In his love for the human race Forest Green    
January 2-5 - Sunday before Theophany Thus says the Lord: I send before you Kol’ slaven naš    
January 6 - Theophany O come, all you faithful (to Jordan's shore) Adeste fideles    
January 7-14 - Post-festive days of Theophany God Himself is manifest Divnaja novina    
January 7-13 - Sunday after Theophany When John was placed in prison Kol’ slaven naš    
January 17 - Anthony, Father of Monks If you would follow me Franconia    
January 20 - Euthymius the Great Come let us join the heavenly host Ellacombe    
January 25 - Gregory the Theologian Holy father Gregory Christijane, proslavljajme    
January 30 - Three Holy Hierarchs        
February 2 - Encounter with Simeon and Anna Zion, see your Savior come Mendelssohn (Hark! the herald angels sing)    
March 25 - Annunciation        
April 25 - Apostle and evangelist Mark O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (7) Kingsfold    
April 30 - Apostle James, Brother of John the Theologian O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (8) Kingsfold    
May 3 - Theodosius of the Caves From earliest youth O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
May 8 - Apostle and evangelist John the Theologian O come you now, with praises crown Kingsfold    
May 9 - Relics of Nicholas the Wonder-worker Crowns of praise now let us bring (2) Tempus Adest Floridum    
May 10 - Apostle Simon the Zealot O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (9) Kingsfold    
May 11 - Cyril and Methodius Our Church, in joyful chorus Kol’ slaven naš    
June 19 - Apostle Jude O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (10) Kingsfold    
June 24 - Nativity of John the Baptist The God-named Voice, lamp of the Light no suggested tune    
June 27 - Our Lady of Perpetual Help God of endless love and mercy Mater Bozhe
June 29 - Apostles Peter and Paul Let us with crowns of praises crown Kingsfold


 
July 13-19 - Sunday of the Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils O Word of God and Lover of Mankind Kol’ slaven naš    
July 17 - Bishop-confessor Paul Gojdich Come, all you lovers of the feasts (3) Pod tvoj pokrov    
July 20 - Prophet Elijah Let all Christ's Church assembled here Pod tvoj pokrov    
July 23 - Bishop-confessor Basil Hopko The Church of God with angel ranks Ellacombe    
August 6 - Transfiguration of the Lord O Lord, when you were shown in your glory Kol' slaven nas    
August 6 - Transfiguration of the Lord The Master came with his three friends Pod tvoj pokrov    
August 15 - Dormition of the Theotokos Death defeated! Love is reigning Mater Bože    
August 29 - Beheading of John the Baptist Today in Your forerunner's praise Forest Green    
         

Additional hymns

These will go at the end of the section of new hymns for the liturgical year.

Occasion Title Melody Discuss Status
         
Monday Rejoice with us, you angel ranks Pod tvoj pokrov    
Tuesday O blessed John, the Master's friend Forest Green    
Wednesday Christ our Savior, save me Palomniki Uniontowns'ki    
Thursday You have magnified, O Savior Veselisja vo čistot'i    
Friday When you were crucified, O our Savior Krestu tvojemu    
Saturday O Savior, Jesus, Lord of all Pod tvoj pokrov    
All Souls Saturdays With your most holy Blood Krestu Tvojemu    
         
Hymn for evening In your name, your Church has gathered Christijane, proslavljajme    
Hymn for peace The Spirit of the Lord Most High Pod tvoj pokrov    
Hymn for monastic profession Take the helmet of salvation Palomniki Uniontowns'ki    
Hymn for presbyteral ordination That first Paschal night Anhel Božij    
Hymn for priesthood Look down, O Lord, from above Cherubic hymn melody (Papp)    
         

Hymns for Minor Saints

These hymns will probably NOT be part of the hymnal, but may be collected separately. A few of them are more generally useful; for example, the hymn for Mary of Egypt (April 1) might also fittingly be sung throughout the Great Fast.

Occasion Title Melody Discuss Status
         
September 4 - Bishop-martyr Babylas, Prophet Moses O God of power Pod tvoj pokrov
September 13 - Dedication of the Church of the Resurrection The law of old Kol’ slaven naš    
October 5 - Martyr Charitina With your blood, O Christ Anhel Božij


 
October 10 - Eulamopius and Eulampia With your blood, O Christ Anhel Božij    
October 11 - Deacon Philip, Venerable Theophane The infant church O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
October 16 - Martyr Longinus Christ our God, your crucifixion Ode to Joy    
October 23 - Apostle James, Brother of the Lord O Lord, to you we raise a hymn (11) Kingsfold    
October 31 - Martyrs Zenobius and Zenobia With your blood, O Christ Anhel Božij    
December 4 - John Damascene O Love of God, who for our sake Kingsfold    
December 4 - Great-martyr Barbara Loving God, whose service Mater Bože    
December 7 - Ambrose of Milan O Mystery of God's own love Kingsfold    
December 20 - Bishop-martyr Ignatius O God of our forebears St. Denio    
January 16 - Veneration of the Chains of Peter When, for Christ, you were imprisoned Ode to Joy    
January 18 - Anthony and Cyril of Alexandria Believers, let our hymns of joy O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
January 21 - Maximus the Confessor In Christ, who is both God and human Kol' slaven nas    
January 23 - Priest-martyr Clement Through all your mystic labors here Pod tvoj pokrov    
January 28 - Ephrem the Syrian Blessed be the Spirit's bread Christijane, proslavljajme    
February 5 - Woman-martyr Agatha Lord, you fool the strong with weakness Nettleton    
February 11 - Bishop-martyr Blaise In Christ by faith Dunlap's Creek    
February 18 - Pope Leo the Great The Lord calls forth leaders St. Denio    
April 1 - Mary of Egypt O God of love, you sought us out Ellacombe    
May 1 - Prophet Jeremiah Let the faithful's choir Anhel Božij    
May 6 - Job the long-suffering In the days of old Anhel Božij    
June 8 - Martyr Leontius Jesus, strength of all your martyrs Mati svita    
June 21 - Martyr Julian of Tarsus O Christ our God, your martyrs brave O Marije Mati Boža Prečista    
June 22 - Priest-martyr Eusebius Come, all you who glory Prizri, O Marije    
June 23 - Woman-martyr Agrippina With your blood, O Christ Anhel Božij    
June 25 - Woman-martyr Febronia Now the turning of the seasons Christijane, proslavljajme    
June 26 - David of Thessalonica Jesus, Lord, we sing your glory Veselisja vo čistot'i    
August 10 - Lawrence of Rome In the times so dire Anhel Božij