Posts about Akathist

Listen, Pemptousia Partnership

‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)

The Akathistos Hymn occupies an important in the reverential period of Great Lent and is one of the most popular and well-known hymns, both in terms of…

Mar 24, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Division and Content of the 24 Verses of the Akathistos Hymn

Theodore Rokas   The Service of the Akathistos Hymn is sung at Mattins on the Saturday of the fifth week of Lent or in the evening of Friday of that…

Mar 03, 2017
Come Receive the Light

Church Is a Place for Healing

Do you go to the Church when you are sick, or straight to the doctor?   The Orthodox faith has a tradition of anointing the sick with holy oil for the…

Sep 08, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Of Icons and Akathists

It’s a warm June evening, and the nave glows in the long golden light that filters through the windows in the dome. The church is light and airy, and…

Sep 05, 2015