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by St. Romanos

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0761989889, Textbook Binding)

Hailed as "the greatest poet of the Greek middle ages," Saint Romanos the Melodist established the kontakion, or chanted sermon, as the poetic voice of the Byzantine Church. Archimandrite Ephrem Lash has selected kontakia by this sixth-century saint that retell and explore the significance of key events in the life of Jesus Christ. Through the rich interweaving of biblical imagery, we approach the Christian mystery in the company of Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, and other prophets and patriarchs as well as the people of the New Testament. Introductory essays by the translator and Professor Andrew Louth, Chair of Cultural History at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a foreword by His All-Holiness Bartholomew I the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and eighteen original woodcuts round out this collection of classic verse.

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