Rite of Bishop Entrance

Hello Everyone,

What is the proper hymn to sing when a Bishop enters? The most common one I have heard sung is usually Ekesmarout followed by Hiten...but I have heard others sing evlogimenos first then ekesmarout (which I thought was reserved for the Patriarch) I have also heard some sing epouro and then ekesmarout... and then correct me if I'm wrong but during the Holy Fifty days its Ekhrestos Anesti (not epouro) followed by ekesmarout and hiten?


  • You can say ⲉⲩⲗⲟⲅⲓⲙⲉⲛⲟⲥ for the entrance followed by ⲕ̀ⲥ̀ⲙⲁⲣⲱⲟⲩⲧ and ϩⲓⲧⲉⲛ with the note that ⲉⲩⲗⲟⲅⲓⲙⲉⲛⲟⲥ stops after ⲃⲁⲥⲓⲗⲓⲧⲟⲩ ⲓⲥⲣⲁⲏⲗ
  • I believe that ⲕⲥⲙⲁⲣⲱⲟⲩⲧ is said for visiting bishops and metropolitans, while ⲉⲩⲗⲟⲅⲓⲙⲉⲛⲟⲥ is said within their own diocese. Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ is said for the Holy 50 when it isn't the feast of Resurrection itself, with Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲁⲗⲩⲙⲯⲓⲥ is said before it after the Ascension. On Pentecost, only Ⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲁⲛⲉⲥⲧⲏ is said. 
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