Spiritual songs > Hymns of the Great Fast >

At the most holy cross

Current version

Here is the version in the Byzantine Catholic Hymnal (2007):

Boh predvicnyj

Printable PDF

See this article for a discussion of the Slavonic original, Krestu tvojemu, and this article for a discussion of the English version.


This is an example of a "hymn of the Passion" which works equally well during the Great Fast: rather than concentrating on the details of the Passion, it calls us to reverent acknowledgement of Christ's love for us, and his mercy to sinners.

This hymn would be particularly appropriate from the third Sunday of the Great Fast (the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross) through the end of the Fast.

Thoughts or suggestions?

Please leave a comment on this blog entry: Songs for the Great Fast.