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Throughout the period of his episcopacy, he spent a lot of time in prayer, contemplation and dedicated himself to the monastic life.

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According to a tradition passed down on the island of Aegina, St. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. An alternative text is now often sung instead: The original script can still be viewed on his prayer table in his bedroom at this monastery. Hesychasm Eastern Christian hymns Marian hymns.

O Virgin Pure

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The first three strophes describe attributes of the Theotokos, while the fourth consists of a prayer for intercession. 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. The original text of 4. Greek Wikisource has original text related to this article: Nektarios was a Bishop of the Greek Church throughout the late s, and early s.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Church Slavonic translation is known to be due to monks of Valaam Monastery.

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. In Orthodox churches, it is considered paraliturgical, and therefore only to be used outside of liturgical services.

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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 24 stanzas are arranged into four strophes, each strophe consisting of three tunes iterated twice over. 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 Though it is often performed by some choirs as a recessional after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy during the veneration of the cross and receiving gani anti-doron.