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Lenten Slovak Hymn Sing

A hymn sing presented in celebration of the centennial year of

Sacred Heart Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa

The compilation of Slovak hymnology dates from the 17th century. It is vast and varied. While the selection of hymns may differ from parish to parish certain hymns were consistently used. An example of this is found in the devotion of the Stations of the Cross (Krížová Cesta). “Stála Matka ľutújca” is a translation of the Church’s traditional Latin hymn, “Stabat Mater”. The Slovaks had their own hymn for the 14 Stations of the Cross, “Kresťania Sem Pospiechajte”.

O Srdce Kamenné” is set to the same hymn tune as “Pred Tron Tvoj, O Kriste”, the verses of which were sung for the ordinary of Lenten Masses.  Psalm 50 was chanted at Vespers and “Pod'akujme Kristu Pánnu” was the final hymn for Benediction during Lent.                                                                                

Side 1

Kresťania Sem Pospiechajte Nevinnosť Premilá
O Srdce Kamenné Scripture Reading
O človeče   Psalm 50
Matka Plače Ruky Spina

Side 2

Kresťania Nariekajte Ach, Kríž Sväty
Jezu Kriste, Pane Milý Ach, Pod'te Kresťania
Môj Milý Ježišu Pod'akujme Kristu Pánnu  


Cassette Tape:    $ 5.00        CD:    $ 10.00

Cost includes postage and handling. The Slovak words and an English translation are included with each cassette or CD.