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Offline ICXCNIKA

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Hymns
« on: June 12, 2010, 06:25:20 PM »
Please forgive my ignorance. How are hymns created today? Can anyone compose a hymn or do they get a blessing to do so? How are new hymns incorporated into the Church? Is there an approval process? I ask because sometimes I see that some compose hymns and I figure if they are going to be used in Church they would need to be vetted in some way to make sure that they accurately represent Orthodox Theology.

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Re: Hymns
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 06:08:04 AM »
Usually the churches have designated one or more persons to write their hymns, and when the time comes to canonize someone or recognize a feastday, they give them the relevant historical and hagiographical information to work with.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

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Re: Hymns
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 06:47:54 AM »
I was listening to these Hymns, and some of them are called 'Zenemmy' Chant. Another is called a 'Georgian' Chant. There is of course the Byzantine Chant.

All you have to do to  find out about ANYTHING is google it, or look it up in wikipedia :)



You can download a whole CD of the most beautiful Russian chants i've ever heard:

http://www.3saints.com/music.html


One of the most outstanding one is called the 'Zenemmy' Chant. Look it up:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Znamenny_chant


I can't believe that CD is in English! 

Recorded in 1996.