He defines Blahoslav as being "more a linguist and hymnographer
than a theologian", and shows how he got to music through the endeavour to put across in the Unity of Brethren universal education on the basis of the seven free arts.
Nevertheless, recourse to theophanies remained a frequent occurrence in Christian hymnography, and iconography and, as a result, continued to enjoy great popularity among Christian worshippers, irresistibly commanding the gaze of the iconographer, the ready pen of the hymnographer
, and the amazing tales of the hagiographer.
The books GE-nay promoted were a Syriac book of poems titled "Kutsal Ruh'un Kavaly" (The Lyre of the Holy Spirit) by Ephrem the Syrian, a Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer
and theologian of the fourth century, and "Divan'y Molla CezirE" (DEwanE Melay CizErE), a collection of poems by Malaye Jaziri, a Kurdish writer, poet and mystic who lived from 1570-1640.
11-30); it is a manuscript of the 13th century, containing music by a host of some very important early Byzantine hymnographers
; including Kassia (between 810 and before 865), the earliest woman hymnographer
whose music is preserved, and whose life and work has been thoroughly studied and presented in a number of publications by Touliatos.
For Eve we hear is the woman who personifies sin, brought death to humankind; she was according to the hymnographer
St Romados "snakier than the snake".
Among the papers, the most noteworthy are those by Marie Theres Fogen ("Reanimation of Roman Law in the Ninth Century: Remarks on Reasons and Results"), Nancy Patterson Sevcenko ("Canon and Calendar: The Role of a Ninth--Century Hymnographer
in Shaping the Celebration of Saints"), Role of a Ousterhout ("Reconstructing Ninth--Century Constantinople"), Alessandra Ricci ("The Road from Baghdad to Byzantium and the Case of the Bryas Palace in Istanbul"), Sidney Griffith ("What Has Constantinople to Do with Jerusalem?
Both men, of course, were champions of Monophysitism, something specifically addressed by the hymnographer
17) The application of the pattern of paschal hymns to other festal hymns (see Janeras, Vendredi-Saint, 254-56) is evident in the writings of the celebrated sixth-century hymnographer
Romanos the Melodist.
Donne, Herbert, Blake, Emily Dickinson, and the Hymnographers
shared the same homely concerns, as the canon on Meatfare Saturday eve vividly illustrates.
51) The word "today" is frequently used by Byzantine hymnographers
, as it accentuates the inclusion of the celebrating Church in the underpinning salvific story and its effects.
Having survived and even delighted in many aspects of the liturgical renewal in my own tradition, I nevertheless found myself wondering: how is it that Catholic hymnographers
and liturgical musicologists have been unable to transcribe and transliterate our own sacred music from Latin to English as the Orthodox have done so successfully with the Slavonic?