I would like to offer a few songs to listen to during Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter. I tried to incorporate some Byzantine Catholic chant from the Divine Liturgy or the Divine Office as well. 


Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Latin Rite)

Gregorian Chant

Latin: Hosanna Filio David – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OulQq9EG7Jw

English: Hosanna to the Son of David https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keMmxqTk1qw

Traditional Hymn in English – 

Lift High the Cross – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbz5jqGRFg

Contemporary Music

At the Cross (Love Ran Red) – Chris Tomlin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zev5tHjCB_s

Lazarus Saturday / Palm Sunday (Byzantine)

Byzantine Chant – 

Rejoice, O Bethany – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvPRPUTX6YA

Behold Thy Bridegroom – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trx6nJ6s_eU

Great and Holy Monday (Byzantine) – Marks the Patriarch Joseph and the barren fig tree

Great and Holy Tuesday (Byzantine) – Marks the parable of the Ten Virgins and of the Talents

Great and Holy Wednesday (Byzantine) – Marks the betrayal of Judas and the woman who anoints the feet of Jesus

Byzantine Chant – 

Alleluias of Holy Week – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouoj2-j_R28


Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Latin Rite)

Gregorian Chant –

Latin: Pange Lingua – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3H5f7oePQE

English: O Saving Victim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdErKq_8vD8

Traditional Hymn in English – 

Lord, Who At Thy First Eucharist – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3YRCaOeH_8

Contemporary Music – 

Behold the Lamb of God – Matt Maher – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dkBx_nKWFc

Holy Passion Thursday (Byzantine)

Byzantine Chant

They Have Stripped Me of My Garments – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR7Ys_4cFig

GOOD FRIDAY (Latin Rite and Byzantine)

Gregorian Chant –

Latin: Passio Domini (Passion of the Lord) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQC7ZpsNavI

English: Good Friday Reproaches – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAfoo9UtQEM

Traditional Hymn in English – 

O Sacred Head, Surrounded – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwuW8QfLukM

Contemporary Music

My Victory – Crowder – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQEcMLbF5E

Byzantine Chant

Today He is Hung Upon the Tree – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2zkcsCpOGE


Gregorian Chant –

Latin: Vidi Aquam (I Saw Water) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=429smHGuy3I

English: Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyEAsiDjFP4

Traditonal English Hymn

At the Lamb’s High Feast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDVPiNe5cCU

Contemporary Music – (Got to get some Southern Gospel in the mix…)

Because He Lives – Bill Gaither – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XcTNjmy1m4

Holy Saturday or Great Sabbath (Byzantine)

Byzantine Chant

I could not pick just one. So, please check out this great collection at New Liturgical Movement’s website: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/04/byzantine-music-for-holy-saturday.html#.XnrQ8y2ZNhE


Easter (Latin Rite)

Gregorian Chant –

Latin: Victimae Paschali Laudes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDVPiNe5cCU

English: Christians to the Paschal Victim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdt9_3G9OQk

Traditional Catholic Hymn – 

Jesus Christ is Risen Today – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEIaUMWzdSc

Contemporary Music

Christ is Risen – Matt Maher – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IExdrZGQVeI

Pascha (Byzantine)

Byzantine Chant – 

Christ is Risen (in English, Ukrainian, Greek, Latin, and Slavonic) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aba9l2zlkfE

An assortment of Byzantine Ruthenian chants from Easter Divine Liturgy (from 1977) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCVpR9j68QI

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