Orthodox Mission – Hyde Park, Chicago

The Trisagion

The Trisagion or the “Thrice Holy Hymn” is an ancient hymn of the church.

In recognition of the multiple Eastern Orthodox traditions that have come together in our parish, we sing in English, Greek, and Church Slavonic (the language of the Bulgarian, Russian, and Serbian churches).

Learn more about the Trisagion and listen here:

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς!
(Agios o Theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos, eleison imas.)

Святый Боже, Святый крепкий, Святый безсмертный, помилуй нас!

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever and unto ages of ages, amen!

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!

Once we sing through a chorus in each language, the priest responds, “Δυναμις!  (Dynamis!)  Power!”

We then sing one final chorus in English:

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us!