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This setting of Nova radost' stala is taken from the Metropolitan Cantor Institute's Byzantine Catholic Hymnal for Nativity and Theophany (2007). The English translation is by Monsignor William Levkulic.

This hymn was reviewed as part of the Hymnal Project of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute. See the discussion page.


This setting was originally printed in the booklet Christ is Born: Glorify Him (1969), by Monsignor Levkulic.

It was later published in the 1970 collection Byzantine Liturgical Chant, on page C6 (number 8 in the Christmas Carols section), and in the Hymns section of Monsignor Levkulic's The Divine Liturgy, a Book of Prayer (1978).

A different English translation (by Conrad Dachuk) can be found on page 997 of the The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship (Ukrainian Catholic, 2004), titled "A new joy is risen." This same text is also set (on the previous page) to a different melody, Nova radost' stala (II).