Daily Archives: August 17, 2011

The Akathist Hymn in Icons

The Akathist to the Mother of God is a hymn of praise most probably written by Roman the Melodist in the 6th century. This joyous hymn entered the Orthodox consciousness 100 years later, in 626, when a massive besieging army … Continue reading

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