(Gk. "Cherubic Hymn")
   The ordinary chant for the Byzantine offertory of the divine liturgy. Text: "We who mystically represent the cherubim." There are three alternate texts for high feasts.

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  • Asmatikon —    Liturgical book of Byzantine chant compiled for the trained choir (psaltai) as contrasted with the soloist’s psaltikon. Responsorial chants divided between soloist and choir will likewise be divided between the books; both are required for a… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Byzantine Chant —    Chant of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Uniate Church of the Byzantine Rite, and other ecclesial descendants of the eastern Roman empire. An estimated 15,000 manuscripts of the chant survive, although only about 10 percent are written in a… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Divine Liturgy —    Name of the Byzantine Eucharistic rite analogous to the Roman Catholic mass. There are three: the Liturgy of St. Basil and the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, nearly identical except for the chants of the anaphora (consecration), and the… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Doxology —    Christian formula of divine praise. The are many examples in both the Old and New Testaments. The most familiar ones for musical contexts include the greater doxology, which is the Gloria of the Roman Catholic mass, and the lesser doxology… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Херувимская —  ♦ (ENG Cherubicon)  (греч. cheroubikon)     херувимская песнь , к рая поется в православных церквях при вступлении хора в богослужение. Она символизирует присутствие херувима …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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