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Akathist for the Repose of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:03:09 PM »
I'm interested in the details behind this. When and by who (at least generally speaking) was it written? Is it something used by many local churches are only a limited number? Has it changed over time and to what extent? Does it have any history as an authority or source when discussing doctrine?

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Re: Akathist for the Repose of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:34:49 PM »
I've heard from my priest that this akathist was written in XX century in gulags in Russia. The aim was clear: many various people were dying in different ways in soviet Russia, so this prayer was thought to cover people, not only-Orthodox, that died in different circumstances.

I know it's used in the Polish Church (mainly for 1st November - yeah, All Saints celebrated then is a Roman Catholic feast, however this date is very important among Poles, it's a holiday, even non-religious people go to cemeteries etc.) and in the Serbian Church.
Pray for persecuted Christians, especially in Serbian Kosovo and Raška, Egypt and Syria

My Orthodox liturgical blog "For what eat, while you can fast" in Polish (videos featuring chants in different languages)

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Re: Akathist for the Repose of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 04:57:38 PM »
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Re: Akathist for the Repose of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 06:49:20 PM »
This brought be to tears, I think due to its specificity.
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