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Saturday of the Akathist in Icons and Hymns

The Fifth Saturday of Lent is called The Saturday of the Akathist – the Akathist being a hymn of praise dedicated to the Mother of God. The Akathist Hymn in Icons and Akathist Hymn | Prophecies and Praises, explain in … Continue reading

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Root of Jesse Icon | Christ’s Family Tree

Approaching the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth, Christian’s remember those who preceded Him in the flesh. The holy forefathers of Christ, and all those who in other ways prepared for His coming, are brought together in the Root of Jesse … Continue reading

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Akathist Hymn in Icons | Prophecies and Praises

In my last post about the Akathist Hymn in Icons, I mentioned the Old Testament Saints who surround the Mother of God, offering her praises. It is Old Testament Saints who surround the Mother of God, rather than St Roman … Continue reading

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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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