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The Prologue of Ochrid includes a hymn for each day.

The one for May 3rd is noted below.

Would any viewer know where to find the musical notation for such hymns?


Timothy and Maura, crucified and pale,
Through the Lord Christ, looked at one another,
And by the spirit see each other better than with the eyes,
By pain exalted, above all things.
And Timothy speaks: Maura, my sister,
You are of a female nature, and your pain is greater!
By prayer be encouraged, do not despair sister,
All of your thoughts, affix to Christ.
Maura replied: Brother Timothy,
The Spirit of God I feel, in my soul it waves
He keeps me strong, and helpless, He strengthens me,
And the Sweet Jesus, my pains alleviates,
But, about you, my glorious pride, I am concerned,
What kind of pains, with yours can be similar?
But just a little while, a little while, my sweet brother,
From the thorns of sufferings, then the roses will blossom,
To the entire heavenly host, the darling you will be,
Only endure, endure without sound and sobbing
Let us be alert brother, let us not fall asleep,
Perhaps the Lord might come, that we not be ashamed.
Behold, the entire heavens opened, I see
Unseen treasures for us prepared.
Then Timothy to Maura: O sister, wonderful,
Bride of Christ, glorious martyr,
For His glorious mercy, let us glorify God,
That such an honorable death, He permitted upon us.
O glory to You O Savior, Who for us suffered;
Our spirit, we now commend into Your hands.

Last edited by TonyM; 05/04/17 01:04 AM.
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I don't think any of these hymns in the Prologue are hymns in the Western sense of the term that they are set to music.They do not seem like literature that would fit in to the Hours or such of the day.

I could be wrong. I do not know any Serbs and I don't recall that any visit this forum -- but they may have a better idea. The Serbs do have particular customs different from other Orthodox nationalities.

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