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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Greek Byzantine Chant: Agni Parthene/ Αγνή Παρθένε

Agni Parthene ("O Virgin Pure") is a Greek Marian hymn composed by Nectarios of Aegina in the late 19th century, first published in print in his Theotokarion. In Orthodox churches, it is considered paraliturgical, and therefore only to be used outside of liturgical services. Though it is often performed by some choirs as a recessional after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy during the veneration of the cross and receiving of anti-doron. This performance is by Petros Gaitanos/ Πέτρος Γαϊτάνος.


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