Akathistos Hymn

Akathistos Hymn

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  • Akathistos Hymn —    Famous Byzantine kontakion, its anonymous text, containing two prooimia followed by 24 strophes in honor of the Virgin Mary, dates from as early as the sixth century, but the earliest known melodic setting, highly melismatic, dates from a 13th …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Akathistos — • The title of a certain hymn or, an Office in the Greek Liturgy in honour of the Mother of God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Acathistus (Akathistos) —     Acathistus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Acathistus     (Greek akathistos; a privative, kathizo sit ; i.e. not sitting; standing).     The title of a certain hymn or, better, an Office in the Greek Liturgy in honour of the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • acathist hymn — ˈakəthə̇st noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: part translation of Middle Greek akathistos hymnos : acathistus …   Useful english dictionary

  • АКАФИСТ — [греч. ὕμνος ἀκάθιστος гимн, при пении к рого не сидят; церковнослав. ]. 1. Хвалебно догматическое песнопение ко Пресв. Богородице (4 го плагального, т. е. 8 го, гласа) (далее А. Богородице); в поздневизант. время стало называться «икосы» (οἶκοι) …   Православная энциклопедия

  • Hymns to Mary — Eastern Orthodox icon of the Praises of the Theotokos, before which the Akathist hymn to Mary may be chanted. Marian Hymns are Christian songs focused on the Virgin Mary. They are used in both devotional and liturgical services, particularly by… …   Wikipedia

  • Ivan Moody — (* 11. Juni 1964 in London[1]) ist ein britischer Komponist, Dirigent und Musikwissenschaftler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Ausbildung 2 Musikstil 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Romanos the Melode —    Creator of the Byzantine hymn (q.v.). He was a church deacon from Syria (q.v.), possibly of Jewish heritage, who settled in Constantinople during the reign of Anastasios I (q.v.). He composed a thousand hymns, only a fraction of which survive… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Virgin birth of Jesus — The Annunciation, by Guido Reni, 1621 The virgin birth of Jesus is a tenet of Christianity and Islam which holds that Mary miraculously conceived Jesus while remaining a virgin. The term virgin birth is commonly used, rather than virgin… …   Wikipedia

  • kontakion — /kawn tah kee awn/; Eng. /keuhn tay kee on /, n., pl. kontakia / kee ah/; Eng. / kee euh/. Gk. Orth. Ch. a short hymn honoring a saint. Also, contakion. [ < 1865 70; LGk, special use of kontákion scroll, equiv. to kontak (s. of kóntax) pole + ion …   Universalium

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