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New Akathists
« on: April 16, 2011, 02:30:50 PM »
When we honor newly canonized saints, who is typically responsible for crafting the akathists for them? What's the approval process for such a thing?

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Re: New Akathists
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 02:59:49 PM »
When we honor newly canonized saints, who is typically responsible for crafting the akathists for them? What's the approval process for such a thing?

Usually the various autocephalous Churches have a few official "go-to" hymnographers, to whom they provide biographical and other relevant information about the saint.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6