April 23, 2011

Orthodox Christian Byzantine Easter hymn: Η ζωή εν τάφω - I Zoi en Tafo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yW39rHxW2c&feature=related
Nikos Xylouris, Manolis Mitsias - I zoi en tafo (1977) - Classic Holy Week hymn by the great Byzantine hymnographer Romanos Melodos (Romanos the Melodist, 6th century).
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Christ, you, who are Life itself,
were placed in a sepulcher,
and legions of angels were astonished
by your condescendence.

How is it possible for you who is Life itself to die?
To abide in a grave? You,
who has dissolved the rule of Death
and resurrects Hades dead?

The ruler of all is beheld dead;
and in a new sepulcher is placed
he who has emptied all sepulchers of their dead.

Christ, you, who are Life itself,
were placed in a sepulcher,
and through your death you conquered Death
and sprung forth life into the world.

Strangest of paradoxes, and of inexplicable things!
the provider of my breath is carried breathless
by Joseph for burial.

Christ, you, who are Life itself,
were placed in a sepulcher,
and legions of angels were astonished
by your condescendence.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_D1QBCJ2E8
Orthodox Christian Byzantine Easter hymn: Η ζωή εν τάφω - I Zoi en Tafo
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What happened to Jesus' body from the time it was taken from the cross until his tomb was found empty two days later? National Geographic Channel examines one of the Bible's greatest mysteries - Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/mysteries-of-the-bible/2309/Overview#ixzz1KNYHh7XR
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/mysteries-of-the-bible/2309/Overview
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http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanos_Melodos
http://www.ortodoksi.net/index.php/Romanos_Melodos

1 comment:

ninni said...

no doubt