All the sculptural decorations of the church, its congruence with the great art of Enescu's music, with any true art, in fact bears something iconic in it despite the apparent strict operation with elements of Orthodox iconography or Byzantine hymnography
The greatest era of Brethren hymnography
is symbolically concluded by the oeuvre of Jan Amos Komensky (known in Latin as Comenius), a bishop of the Unity of the Brethren and a scholar respected internationally and by members of various churches.
Among their topics are the textual affiliation of deluxe Byzantine Gospel books, the reception of Paul and of Pauline theology in the Byzantine period, the hagiographer's Bible: intertextuality and scriptural culture in the late sixth and first half of the seventh century, bearing witness: New Testament women in early Byzantine hymnography
, and narrating the sacred story: New Testament cycles in middle and late Byzantine church decoration.
The 'models' of Slavonic hymnography
have been widely discussed by researchers.
a) The Orthodox Hymnography
makes one constantly aware of the fact that "no one living is without sin" (prayer from the Litany of the dead) and therefore it is natural that "From the great abundance of all our sins, ill be we in body, ailing also be we in soul." (Tropary from Paraklesis to the Most Holy Theotokos).
Bucur, "Exegesis of BiblicalTheophanies in Byzantine Hymnography
: Rewritten Bible?" Theological Studies 68 (2007): 92-112.
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.
He also notes that the present is important saying that Serbian Orthodox hymnography
should also be seen as "hymned theology" and "as such, not an element of the past, but always an active tool in the everyday life of the Church" (n.p).
THE Dictionary of Hymnography
is being republished.
Part A: A Lifetime's Quest for Early Hymnography
. Part B: Charting the Piyyutic Galaxy."
McGuckin, 'Poetry and Hymnography
(2): The Greek World', in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies, ed.