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  • n. The art of composing hymns

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or act of composing hymns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or the act of writing hymns.


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  • These services, long and with ample "hymnography" that is but a poetic commentary on the Scriptures and doctrines that surround any particular feast, are probably the richest surviving engagement with the Word of God to be found in a

    Glory to God for All Things

  • Even a cursory search of any online hymnography database will yield numerous other examples of the use of Prudentius' poetry in worship services over the centuries.

    "The Hymns of Prudentius, translated by R. Martin Pope"

  • Greek hymnography, accompanied by numerous Greek hymns in honour of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The Basilian abbey has always been a home of Greek learning, and Greek hymnography flourished there long after the art had died out within the Byzantine

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Latin hymnody and hymnography, appealing to the popular ear and heart, had gradually substituted accent for quantity in verse; for the common people could never be moved by a Christian song in the prosody of the classics.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • Better still, the 10th century hymnography for this feast refers to a belief that Georgian is the tongue in which the Last Judgment will be conducted:

    The Corner on National Review Online

  • St Maximus the Confessor also wrote three hymns in the finest traditions of church hymnography, following the example of St Gregory the Theologian.


  • Orthodox hymnography has a way of taking the people of God into an event and inside the Scripture in a way we would never have imagined on our own.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • I've heard a similar comment, by a Lutheran pastor, concerning Western hymnography and how it changed during the age of rationalism and pietism, and when Latin was taken away from the Protestant churches much of the richness was lost. james1521: Our Neutered Consciences: Calvin and the Awareness of God's Judgment

    Mere Orthodoxy


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