1738 Akathist Акафист Liturgical Book Eastern Church Orthodox Service Religion Kiev Служба со Акафистомь
(Liturgical book with Akathist) – In Russian language
Kiev, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, 1738.
Pp.: 126 leaves (Cyrillic numerals)
20,5 x 16,5 cm
An akathist is a hymn/prayer of devotion, thanksgiving and petition, dedicated to a saint, holy event, or a person of the Trinity. It has thirteen parts, each with a kontakion (hymn in verse) and an ekos, an ernest request, ending, here, with “rejoice.” As the word Akathist means “standing,” the hymn is prayed standing. Akathists are chanted in Orthodox and other Eastern churches, though chanting is not necessary if prayed individually or in a small group. This akathist is dedicated to Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker. Book is in very good condition with beautiful initials, flags and illustrations of the saint.
Binding: Original leather binding. Signs of wear on the panels and along the edges, corners slightly damaged.
Condition: Ink inscriptions by the previous owner on the flyleaf and endpaper. Some stains due to the aging and usage (wax stains), letters faded on the first two leaves, text not affected, in very good condition.
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