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Cherubim Hymn
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In the Byzantine and Armenian liturgies (Liturgy: VI), the Cherubim Hymn or Cherubikon is sung at the Great Entrance, when the eucharistic gifts are brought to the altar from the table of oblations: “We, who mystically represent the Cherubim, And chant the thrice-holy hymn to the Life-giving Trinity, Let us set aside the cares of life That we may receive the King of all, Who comes invisibly escorted by the Divine Hosts. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.” The hymn was introduced in Byzantium (Constantinople/Byzantium: II) in the 9th regnal year of emperor Justin II…

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Felmy, Karl Christian, “Cherubim Hymn”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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