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Orthodox Hymns for the Nativity

In Orthodox worship, western type hymns and carols are not used but rather short sung prose poem stanzas called troparia and kontakia.  If we do use such hymns (exceptionally) they will be sung AFTER worship as part of a folk tradition.  What matters is the words for as we sing, so do we believe.  Some carols are great on that score … others less so.