The Akathist Hymn is the service of the Holy Orthodox Church that invites the faithful to rejoice in the unique and sublime role that the Virgin Mary played in the salvation of mankind.
The Akathist Hymn is an authentic and accurate English translation from the Greek, widely acclaimed for its accuracy in translation. Text in Greek with opposing page in English, printed in black. Directives appear in red. This service is prayed during the first five Fridays in Lent.
The many poetic phrases praising the Theotokos became a vivid icon of her mission, to give birth to our Savior, and yet remain a virgin, thus becoming a link of earth to heaven.
Also contained in the book: a brief outline and structure of the service, a glossary, and a comprehensive history of the service.
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