12437Re: [ustav] Re: Fathers Kontakion
- Jan 2, 2003On 1/2/03 7:40 AM, "Daniel Olson" <daniel@...> wrote:
> There seems to be some confusion over which kontakion of the Fathers shouldThank you, Daniel Fr. John Shaw and Sergius Miller for clarifying this!
> be sung on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (Sunday before the Nativity).
> There are actually two kontakion for the Fathers. The first, in Tone 6 ("O
> thrice blessed ones, who did not honor an image wrought by hands...") is
> appointed to be used only when the Sunday of the Fathers falls on 18 or 19
> December, i.e., outside of the forefestal period (by the way, this is the
> same kontakion appointed for the Sunday of the Forefathers).
> The second kontakion of the Fathers, in Tone 1 ("Be glad, O Bethlehem! Make
> ready, O Ephratha...", the text of which was given above by Michael
> Ossorgin) is appointed to be sung when the Sunday of the Fathers falls
> during the forefeastal period (20 through 24 December). It is this kontakion
> of the Fathers that should be sung on this coming Sunday on "Glory..." at
> the Liturgy (and after Ode VI in Matins).
> The kontakion of the forefeast, which is appointed to be sung on "Both
> now...." in the Liturgy is the one in Tone 3 found in the Menaion under 23
> December ("Today the Virgin cometh...").
> Daniel Olson
In Christ, Michael
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