Hymnology

Golgotha

Golgotha is an ancient coptic hymn that dates back to pharonic times. The melody is said to have been the same melody used when pharohs were being buried. At the foot of the cross when Joseph and Nicodemus went to get the body of Christ for burial, they saw and heard angels singing, HOLY GOD HOLY ALMIGHTY HOLY IMMORTAL, the church in its wisdom and custom, took these powerful words and adapted to the ancient melody of this Hymn.

Below is a powerful video that brings to life this wonderful hymn sung at the 12th Hour of Good Friday while the reenactment of Christs Burial takes place. Truly Wonderful

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