Category Archives: Songs

Christmas Songs in Koine Greek

For your lyrical pleasure this χ-mas, I point you to several Christmas songs in ancient Greek: O Come O Come Emmanuel, which I translated and posted last November. O Holy Night, from Louis Sorenson, who catalogs audio resources at Let’s … Continue reading

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An Early Christian Eucharistic Hymn Fragment (and a video!)

Last year, I ran across an interesting essay in ZAC (Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum) by Thomas Scott Caulley that discussed a fragment of an early Christian hymn in P.Bodmer XII. The hymn followed Melito of Sardis’ Paschal Homily in the … Continue reading

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The Body Parts Song

At the 2011 Fresno Koine Greek Fluency Workshop, which I was unable to attend, a song that dealt with body parts was introduced to the participants. Eric Weiss posted about this on the B-Greek forum and helpfully included the lyrics … Continue reading

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Greek Version of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

I’m the kind of person who finds myself singing Christmas carols in the middle of 110-degree heat in August. I don’t condone this sort of behavior; it just happens. I especially love advent hymns that capture some of the rich … Continue reading

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