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date: 22 May 2024

Akathistos Hymn 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Elizabeth M. JeffreysElizabeth M. Jeffreys, Robert S. NelsonRobert S. Nelson

(᾽Ακάθιστος Ὕμνος), an anonymous kontakion sung in honor of the Theotokos while the congregation stands (i.e., akathistos, “not seated”; a recollection of the allnight vigil during which, according to tradition, the Akathistos Hymn was first sung in thanksgiving for the lifting of the Avar siege of Constantinople in ... ...

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