Andrew of Crete

Andrew of Crete
   Saint and writer of hymns who lived from 660 to 740. He is usually credited with changing the entire form of church hymns from the kontakion, a kind of sermon in verse, to the kanon, a more creative and elaborate kind of hymn (q.v.) that was richly developed in subsequent centuries.

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  • Andrew of Crete — For the martyr of 766 of the same name, see Andrew of Crete (martyr). Infobox Saint name=Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete birth date=c. 650 death date=July 4, 8th century feast day=July 4 venerated in=Eastern Orthodox Church imagesize=200px… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew of Crete, Saint — • Also known as Andreas, monk, bishop of Gortyna, best known for his hymnody, d. 740 or 720 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Andrew of Crete, St. — (Andrew Hierosolymites, Andrew of Jerusalem, c. 660, Damascus – c. 740, Mytilene, Crete)    Byzantine hymnographer and homilist, he is the first identified who wrote in the Syriac modal system and the first known composer of kanons, including the …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Andrew of Crete (martyr) — For the archbishop of the same name, see Andrew of Crete. Andrew of Crete is the name used to refer to a martyr of the Christian Church. He was killed by an iconoclast in 766. His feast day is October 20.ReferencesAttwater, Donald and Catherine… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew of Crete — A.D. c650 730, Greek poet and Orthodox archbishop of Crete. * * * …   Universalium

  • Andrew of Crete — A.D. c650 730, Greek poet and Orthodox archbishop of Crete …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andrew of Crete, Saint — ▪ archbishop of Gortyna, Crete born c. 660, Damascus, Syria died July 4, 740; feast day July 4       archbishop of Gortyna, Crete, regarded by the Greek Church as one of its greatest hymn writers.       From his monastery in Jerusalem he was sent …   Universalium

  • St. Andrew of Crete —     St. Andrew of Crete     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Andrew of Crete     (Sometimes called Andreas in English biography), theologian, homilist, hymnographer, b. at Damascus about the middle of the seventh century; d. 4 July, 740 (or 720), on …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Andrew — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Andrew imagesize= caption= pronunciation = gender = Male meaning = manly [ Online Etymology Dictionary: Andrew] ] [ Behind… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew (disambiguation) — As a first name, Andrew (from a Greek word meaning manly or courageous ) may refer to:Saints *Saint Andrew the apostle *Saint Andrew of Lampsacus *Saint Andrew Corsini *Saint Andrew of Crete *Saint Andrew the ScotRoyals and nobles *Andrew I of… …   Wikipedia

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