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I see your bridal chamber

Boh predvicnyj

This is the Exapostilarion, or Hymn of Light, sung at the end of the Matins canon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Great and Holy Week. It is included here because the Slavonic version, ńĆertoh Tvoj, was listed as a "hymn for the Great Fast" in Father Stefan Papp's Duchovňi Pisňi (1969)

IN GENERAL, I would rather not include "well-known" liturgical hymns in the hymnal, since (in my opinion) if robs the liturgical services of some of their impact if we sing their principal music at other times, without any particular scheme. But this hymn, along with the troparion "Behold, the bridegroom is coming in the middle of the night", are rarely heard in church, and might reasonably be included in the hymnal.

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