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MAR 16: AKATHISTOS SATURDAY – “AKATHIST HYMN” IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS

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Note: The Akathist Hymn is sung at Matins together with the Feast. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is celebrated in the morning.

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Akathist Hymn (from Metropolitan Cantor Institute): Akathist

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/directory

THE AKATHISTOS HYMN OF PRAISE of the MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD; https://archpitt.org/th-e-akathistos-hymn-of-praise-of-the-most-holy-mother-of-god/

The Hymn is a profound, devotional poem, which sings the praises of the Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary. This service was initiated in Greece in gratitude to the Theotokos for her numerous deliverance’s of Constantinople from its enemies. The Akathist is read here for the confirmation of the faithful in their reliance upon the Theotokos, who, delivering us from visible enemies, is even more an aid to us in our battle with invisible enemies.

 

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