Psalm 135

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Psalm 135 is the 135th psalm of the Book of Psalms.



Eastern Orthodox Church[edit]

  • Along with Psalm 136 (LXX numbers as 134 & 135 respectively) is called the Polyeleos or translated to "Many Mercies", named such after the refrain used "for His mercy endures forever". The Polyeleos is sung at Orthros (Matins) of a Feast Day and at Vigils. In some Slavic traditions and on Mt. Athos it is read every Sunday at Orthros.
  • On Mt. Athos it is considered one of the most joyful periods of Matins-Liturgy, and the highest point of Matins. In Athonite practice, all the candles are lit, and the chandeliers are made to swing as the Psalms are sung, it is also accompanied by a joyful peal of the bells and censing of the church, sometimes with a hand censer which has many bells on it.
  • At vigils, it accompanies the opening of the Royal Doors and a great censing of the nave by the Priest(s) or Deacon(s).


  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur pages 382
  2. ^ The Artscroll Tehillim page 329
  3. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur pages 64-66
  4. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur pages 74, 264