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O Virgin Pure – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Throughout the period dspina his episcopacy, he spent a lot of time in prayer, contemplation and dedicated himself to the monastic life. An alternative text is now often sung instead: Hesychasm Eastern Christian hymns Marian hymns. The original text of 4. Views Read Edit View history.

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.

Though it is often performed by some choirs as a recessional after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy during the veneration of parthhene cross and receiving of anti-doron.

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The first three strophes describe attributes of the Theotokos, while the fourth consists of a prayer for intercession. A Church Slavonic translation is known to be due to pagthene of Valaam Monastery.

Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: According to a tradition passed down on the island of Aegina, St. Nektarios was a Bishop of the Greek Church throughout the late s, and early s.

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 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.

The 24 stanzas are arranged into four strophes, each strophe consisting of three tunes iterated twice over. In Orthodox churches, it is considered paraliturgical, and therefore only to be used outside of liturgical services. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Retrieved from ” https: 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. The original script can still be viewed on his prayer table in his bedroom at this monastery. This page was last edited on parghene Decemberat