Cherubic Hymn


Censing the Altar during the Cherubic Hymn



"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."


Dmitri Bortnyansky

Dimitri Bortnyansky (1751-1825), Cherubic Hymn, No. 7, has  entered the repertory of the Christ Church Cathedral Choirs.                            

Click for a brief explanation from OrthodoxWiki. 

Clickto read about the Entrance in Wikipedia.                       

Click to read more about the Cherubic Hymn which is an important element in the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church.               

Click for a more extensive (but concise) explanation of the entire Divine Liturgy.

Click to hear Bortnyansky, Cherubic Hymn, No. 7, (part 1) (part 2) sung by the joint parish choirs of the Byzantine Catholic Church in Bratislava.


To listen to Alexander Grechaninov, Cherubic Hymn, performed by the Kyiv Chamber Choir, click here then click on #10.


Alexander Grechaninov


To listen to the Cherubic Hymn(Georgian Chant) performed by the Ensemble Sreteniye, click here then click on #4.


Click for a wide selection of chanted versions of the Cherubic Hymn.

Click as well for over 50 video presentations on YouTube