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AKATHISTOS HYMN

Office hymn in honor of the Blessed Virgin, always sung standing, used on some days in Lent in the Byzantine Liturgy. It is available in several translations for use in the Latin Rite and was indulgenced by Pope Benedict XIV. (etym. Greek a not, + kathistis, a sitting down.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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