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Christijane, proslavl’ajme

Boh predvicnyj

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The text of this hymn to the Mother of God is that of Father William Levkulic, who also published an English translation, All the faithful come before you. Text and music can be found in the MCI Byzantine Catholic Hymnal.

This hymn was reviewed as part of the Hymnal Project of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute. See the discussion page.

Sources

This hymn was printed in the Užhorod Pisennik (1913) as hymn number 145, with 18 verses

Father Stefan Papp printed five verses. with music, on page 90-91 of his collection, Duchovňi Pisňi (1969). The verses in this edition corresponded to verses 1, 5, 7, 10, and 11 of the text in the 1913 Pisennik, but with significant textual changes.

In 1978, Monsignor William Levkulic published the first three verses (without music) of the Papp text in The Divine Liturgy, a Book of Prayer. The same three verses, with music, were later published in the Marian Hymnal (1984) on page 2.

Commentary

The melody given in Duchovňi Pisňi differs slightly from that in the Marian Hymnal setting: