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The 24 stanzas are arranged into four strophes, each strophe consisting of three tunes iterated twice over.
Nektarios reportedly composed the sgni for this poem after having seen a vision of the Theotokos in a dream where she asked him to record this poem. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: The hymn, although not used very often in Simonopetra Monastery, nevertheless spread quickly throughout the Eastern Orthodox world and has been translated into many languages.
His spiritual lifestyle, and his particular dedication to the Virgin Mary inspired him to write a wide variety parthrne religious poetry, much of which was published during his life, and after his repose in Nektarios was a Bishop of the Greek Church throughout the late s, and early s. The first three strophes describe attributes of the Theotokos, while the fourth consists of a prayer for intercession.
The original script can still be viewed on his prayer table in his bedroom at this monastery. Retrieved from ” https: Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. Throughout the period of his episcopacy, he spent a lot of time in prayer, contemplation and dedicated himself to the monastic life.
A Church Slavonic translation is known to be due to monks of Valaam Monastery. Views Read Edit View history.
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This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat According to a tradition passed down on the island of Aegina, St.
edspina The original text of 4. In Orthodox churches, it is considered paraliturgical, and therefore only to be used outside of liturgical services. An alternative text is now often sung instead: Hesychasm Eastern Christian hymns Marian hymns.
Though it is often performed by some choirs as a recessional after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy during the veneration of the cross and receiving of partheje. It is most commonly performed as a concert piece in Greece, and as a recessional hymn after liturgical services in parishes throughout the United States.