The Cherubic Hymn: The Thrice-Holy Hymn

The Cherubic Hymn from St. Luke Orthodox Church in Erie, Colorado. This is sung in the Divine Liturgy just before and after the Great Entrance.

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Priest and Deacon (with censer) at the Great Entrance

The first part:

We, who mystically represent the Cherubim, And sing to the Life-giving Trinity the thrice-holy hymn, Let us now lay aside all earthly cares. Amen.

After the Great Entrance:

That we may receive the King of all, Who comes invisibly upborne by the angelic hosts. Alleluia.

Orthodoxwiki notes:

Though the actual text is short, the hymn lasts for quite a while due to its drawn-out, ethereal style. It is our best imitation of and supplement to the singing of the Heavenly Hosts.

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