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Rejoice, O purest Queen

Boh predvicnyj

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This translation of Radujsja Carice is by Father William Levkulic and Cantor Jerry Jumba. The melody forms the basis of the E version of the Cherubic Hymn which we sing at the Divine Liturgy.

This hymn was edited as part of the Hymnal Project of the Metropolitan Cantor Institute. See this blog entry.

Note that the melody used in English is slightly different than the melody for the Slavonic. See also the discussion of O Father Nicholas, which uses the same tune.


Text and music were included in the Marian Hymnal (1984) on page 41.