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.


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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