The Hymn

By: pelly*made

May 01 2013

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of Kassiani

wiki: in the Orthodox Church, the theme of Holy and Great Wednesday is the commemoration of the sinful woman who anointed Jesus before his Crucifixion and Burial

Towards the end of Orthros (Matins), the Hymn of Kassiani is sung. The hymn, tells of the woman who washed Christ’s feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee. It is written from the perspective of the sinful woman

The Byzantine musical composition expresses the poetry so strongly that it often leaves many people in a state of prayerful tears. The Hymn can last upwards of 25 minutes and is liturgically and musically a highpoint of the entire year

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