Orthodox Christian Chants

Chant for the Dead

Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.
The Choir of the Saints has found the Fountain of Life, and the Door of Paradise.
May I also find the way through repentance
I am the sheep that was lost ; call me up to You, O Saviour, and save me.
Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.

You Who did fashion me of old out of nothingness, and with Your Image divine did honor me; but because of transgressions of Your commandments did return me again to the earth from whence I was taken; lead me back to be refashioned into that ancient beauty of Your Likeness.

Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.
I am the image of Your unutterable glory, though I bear the scars of my stumblings. Have compassion upon me, the work of Your hands, O Sovereign Lord,
And cleanse me through Your loving kindness; and the homeland of my heart’s desire bestow on me
By making me a citizen of Paradise.

Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes.
Give rest, O God,
to the souls of your servant, and appoint for them a place in Paradise; where the choirs of the Saints, O Lord, and the just will shine forth like stars; to Your servants that are sleeping now
Give rest, overlooking all his (her) offenses.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

The Trinal Radiance of One Godhead with reverent song acclaiming
Let us cry; Holy are You, O Eternal Father, and Son also Eternal, and Spirit Divine; shine with Your light on us who with faith adore You; and from the eternal fire rescue us.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Hail, O Gracious Lady, whoin the flesh bears God for salvation of all; and through whom the human race has found salvation: through You may we find Paradise, Theotokos, our Lady pure and blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia; Glory to You, O God.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia; Glory to You, O God.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia; Glory to You, O God.

 

Agni Parthene

Refrain: O Rejoice Bride unwedded.
O Virgin pure, immaculate, O Lady Theotokos. (Refrain)
O fleece bedewed with every grace. O Virgin Queen and Mother.(Refrain)
More radiant that the rays of the sun, and higher than the heavens. (Refrain)
O joy of virgin choruses, superior to the angels. (Refrain)
O brighter than the firmament and purer that the sun’s light. (Refrain)
More holy than the multitude of all the heavenly armies. (Refrain)

O ever virgin Mary of all the world, the Lady.(Refrain)
O Bride all pure immaculate, O Lady Panagia. (Refrain)
O Mary Bride and Queen of all, the cause of our rejoicing. (Refrain)
O noble Maiden, gracious Queen,
supremely holy Mother. (Refrain)
More honored than the Cherubim,
beyond compare more glorious(Refrain)
Than the unbodied Seraphim, transcending the angelic Thrones. (Refrain)

Rejoice, the song of Cherubim rejoice,
the hymn of angels
Rejoice the ode of Seraphim; the joy of the archangels.
Rejoice, O peace and happiness and cause of our rejoicing.
O sacred chamber of the Word, the flower of incorruption.
Rejoice, delightful Paradise of blessed life eternal.
Rejoice O sacred Tree of life and fount of immortality.

I supplicate you, Lady now, I fervently entreat you.
O Queen of all, I earnestly implore and seek your favor.
O gracious Maiden, spotless one, O Lady Panagia.
I call upon you ardently , O holy hallowed Temple.
O help me and deliver me protect me rom the enemy.
And make me an inheritor of blessed life eternal.

 

Today He is Hung upon the Tree – chanted on Holy Thursday


Today He is Hung upon the Tree
He who suspended the earth upon the waters.

Today He is Hung upon the Tree
He who suspended the earth upon the waters.

Today He is Hung upon the Tree
He who suspended the earth upon the waters.

A Crown of Thorns on him
Who is the King of the Angels

He is wrapped in the purple of mockery. Who wrapped the Heavens in clouds.

He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face.

He was transfixed with nails, who is the The Bridegroom of the Church

He was pierced with a spear, He is the Son of the virgin.

We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
Show us also Thy glorious resurrection.