The Akathist Hymn

This beautiful documentary pays tribute to the Theotokos (Mother of God) and explains the importance of her role as intercessor in the Greek Orthodox Church. The origins of Akathist Hymn and other Liturgical hymns dedicated to the Virgin are described. Highlights include: A "Salutation" service celebrated by Bishop Alexios of Troas at St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, NY, and a 12-year-old child chanting Byzantine hymns, with English translations.

4/4/2014

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Akathist to the Holy Virgin Akathist to the Holy Virgin Akathist to the Holy Virgin Akathist to the Holy Virgin
To Thee, the Champion Leader, we Thy servants dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving as ones rescued out of sufferings, O Theotokos: but as Thou art one with might which is invincible, from all dangers that can be do Thou deliver us, that we may cry to Thee: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!
The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God
Hieromonk Job (Gumerov), Fr. Michael Carney, Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God The Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God
Hieromonk Job (Gumerov), Fr. Michael Carney, Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash)
As the hymn progresses, various individuals and groups encounter Christ and His Mother. Each has his own need; each his own desire or expectation, and each finds his or her own particular spiritual need satisfied and fulfilled in Our Lord and in the Mother of God. So too, each generation of Orthodox, and each particular person who has prayed the Akathist, has found in this hymn an inspired means of expressing gratitude and praise to the Mother of God for what she has accomplished for their salvation.
Akathist to Saints Peter and Paul Akathist to Saints Peter and Paul Akathist to Saints Peter and Paul Akathist to Saints Peter and Paul
O most glorious Apostles Peter and Paul, who laid down your lives for Christ and beautified His pasture with your blood! Hearken unto the prayers and sighs of your children which are now offered up with contrite heart. For, lo! we have darkened ourselves with iniquities, and for this cause have we been covered with misfortunes as with showers; and we have become exceeding poor in the oil of a good life, and we cannot fend off the ravening wolves which boldly strive to lay hands on the inheritance of God.
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