The Akathistos Hymn in Hong Kong
The service of the Akathistos Hymn will be held at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong on Friday 31, 2017, at 18.30 pm.
The Service of the Salutations in Hong Kong
The Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos in Hong Kong.
Saturday of the Akathist Hymn
This Saturday (Saturday of the fifth week of the Great Lent) we chant the Akathist Hymn during Matins. In our days however this does not happen except in the holy monasteries, since in the parishes it is chanted the evening before, on Friday during the Small Compline.
The Akathistos Hymn
The Akathistos is the most famous of all surviving Byzantine kontakia. This work, which celebrates the annunciation of the Virgin and the nativity of Christ, consists of two prooemia (introductory hymns) and 24 strophes bound by an alphabetic acrostic.