Re: [ustav] Re: Akathist to St. John by Fr. Seraphim (Rose) formally approved by the Russian Church
- On 12/29/12 11:59 AM, jsbaglien wrote:
> The akathist to St. John has 7 lines per ode.Father, bless!
> Can anyone on the list suggest a suitable melody (or melodies) that will fit this number?
We've been singing it to the usual Akathist melody; at the last line of
text, we skip to the final line of the melody as well. We do the same
when we sing the Akathist of thanksgiving "Glory to God for All Things"
which also has an odd number of lines.
So I was glad to see the note from Fr Sergii Alekseev in another thread
(Ustav message #25794) where he indicated we weren't out of line doing
it that way:
> I had a similar question, applicable to akathist to Holy Hierarch John ofIn Christ,
> Shanghai. The answer was given by a high-standing apparatchik of the
> commission of the synod to the efect that no matter how many verses
> are there
> you leave the things as they are and still end the ikos with the usual
> melodical phrase, even if it is our of synch.
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