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Title: The hymns they sing at Communion
Post by: biro on October 26, 2010, 10:20:21 PM
I attend a parish which uses Greek and English in the liturgy. I am able to understand a modest amount of the Greek, and I sometimes use the service book to help, but the service book (http://www.patmospress.com/liturgy.html) doesn't seem to include all of the hymns they sing while people are receiving Communion. I am not chrismated and so I don't yet go up to receive, but I thought the songs were lovely. I would much appreciate it if anyone could point out a website or a listing somewhere which indicates the usual Communion hymns one might hear in a Greek Orthodox Church. Thank you very much.   :)
Title: Re: The hymns they sing at Communion
Post by: SolEX01 on October 26, 2010, 10:32:32 PM
I attend a parish which uses Greek and English in the liturgy. I am able to understand a modest amount of the Greek, and I sometimes use the service book to help, but the service book (http://www.patmospress.com/liturgy.html) doesn't seem to include all of the hymns they sing while people are receiving Communion. I am not chrismated and so I don't yet go up to receive, but I thought the songs were lovely. I would much appreciate it if anyone could point out a website or a listing somewhere which indicates the usual Communion hymns one might hear in a Greek Orthodox Church. Thank you very much.   :)

Some chanters repeat the Entrance Hymns of the Day; some go back to the last 3 or 4 stichera from Orthros/Matins for that day.  Some do both.

Since the Entrance Hymns (and the stichera from Orthros/Matins) vary from week to week, there are many sources where one can find them.  http://www.analogion.com (http://www.analogion.com) comes to mind.  Warning, most of this is in Greek.
Title: Re: The hymns they sing at Communion
Post by: biro on October 26, 2010, 10:52:20 PM
Thank you very much.   :)
Title: Re: The hymns they sing at Communion
Post by: ialmisry on October 27, 2010, 07:59:00 AM
Ask the choir director/head chanter.