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- n. Plural form of kontakion.
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The long hymns (kontakia) consist of twenty-five strophes (troparia), usually of twenty-one verses each, with a refrain.
He wrote also about one thousand kontakia for other feasts before he died.
In the theme-hymns (troparia, kontakia and apolytika) for the day the cross is described as
Canons with their heirmoi, troparia, stichera, kontakia, and so on) required to complete the office.