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The Acáthist Hymn of the Holy Orthodox Eastern Church
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The Acáthist Hymn of the Holy Orthodox Eastern Church

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Longman 1917

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This product includes both Greek and English texts of the Acathist Hymn to the Theotokos—one of the most famous hymns of the Eastern Christian tradition. This hymn was authored by the late-fifth century Saint Romanos the Melodist, known especially for his compositions. There are several different akathist hymns (literally “not sitting,” referring to the fact that worshippers stand while this service takes place), but when Orthodox Christians speak of “The Akathist Hymn,” it is typically this one dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.

The Logos edition of this work will download as two distinct versions: one in Greek and one in English. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Powerful searches help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Greek text and an English translation
  • Notes on the Slavonic variations
  • Includes an introduction to the history of the hymn

Product Details

  • Title: The Acáthist Hymn of the Holy Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Editors: W.J. Birkbeck and G. R. Woodward
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 62
  • Language: Greek and English
  • Christian Group: Orthodox
  • Resource Type: Liturgy
  • Topic: Hymnody

About the Editors

George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848–1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote and translated religious songs and poems. His other published works include Carols for Easter and Ascension-tide, Hymns and Carols for Christmas-tide, Cowley Carol Book, Songs of Syon, Piae Cantiones, A Cambridge Carol Book: Being Fifty-Two Songs for Christmas, Easter, and Other Seasons, and The Most Holy Mother of God: In the Songs of the Eastern Church.

W. J. Birkbeck was an Anglican scholar and historian of the Slavic Christian tradition.

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