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Jump to: navigation , search Agni Parthene Gr. Nectarios of Aegina in the 19th century during his tenure as director of the Rizarios Theological School of Athens. Nektarios liked to compose hymns in honor of the Mother of God to deepen his personal prayer and relationship with her. The tradition passed down at the monastery of St. Nektarios, in Aegina, Greece, is that the Lady herself appeared before him and requested that he record on paper a particular hymn the angelic choirs were about to sing. This hymn was the "Agni Parthene".

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Brataxe The original script can still be viewed on his prayer table in his bedroom at this monastery. His spiritual lifestyle, and his particular dedication to the Virgin Mary inspired him to write a wide variety of religious poetry, much of which was published during his life, and after his repose in Though it is often performed by some choirs as a recessional after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy during the veneration of drspina cross and receiving of anti-doron.

This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The 24 stanzas are arranged into four strophes, each strophe consisting of three tunes iterated twice over. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: The original text of 4. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hesychasm Eastern Christian hymns Marian hymns. Nektarios reportedly composed the text for this poem after having seen a vision of the Theotokos in a dream where she asked him to record this poem.

O Virgin Pure — Wikipedia Throughout the period of his episcopacy, he spent a lot of time in prayer, contemplation and dedicated himself to the monastic life. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. A Partnene Slavonic translation is known to be due to monks of Valaam Monastery. Nektarios was a Bishop of the Greek Church throughout the late s, and early s.

According to a tradition passed down on the island of Aegina, St. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The first three strophes describe attributes of the Theotokos, while the fourth consists of a prayer for intercession. An alternative text is now often sung instead: It is most commonly performed as a concert piece in Greece, and as a recessional hymn after liturgical services in parishes throughout the United States.

In Orthodox churches, it is considered paraliturgical, and therefore only to be used outside of liturgical services. The hymn, although not used very often in Simonopetra Monastery, nevertheless spread quickly throughout the Eastern Orthodox world and has been translated into many languages. TOP Related Posts.

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