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A '''Doxasticon''' (Greek: Δοξαστικόν "Glory sticheron")—plural: ''doxastica''— is a type of hymn found in the Divine Services of the  Orthodox Church.
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A '''Doxastikon''' (also ''doxasticon'' or ''doxastichon'', plural: ''doxastika''; Greek: Δοξαστικόν "Glory sticheron") is a type of hymn found in the Divine Services of the  Orthodox Church.
  
Specifically, a doxasticon is a [[sticheron]] which is chanted between:
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Specifically, a doxastikon is a [[sticheron]] which is chanted between:
*"Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit."
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*"Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit." and
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*"Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen."<ref>[[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia|Kallistos (Ware)]], Bishop & Mary, Mother (1969), ''The Festal Menaion'', London: Faber and Faber, p. 550, ISBN 0-571-11137-8</ref>
*"Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen."<ref> Kallistos (Ware), Bishop & Mary, Mother (1969), ''The Festal Menaion'', London: Faber and Faber, pp. 550, ISBN 0-571-11137-8</ref>
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Doxastica are normally found near the end of a series of stichera. Doxastica may be found at [[Vespers]] ("Lord, I Have Cried" and the [[Aposticha]]), at [[Matins]] (Aposticha, [[Ainoi|Praises]]), and at the [[Divine Liturgy]] (the [[Beatitudes]]).
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Doxastika are normally found near the end of a series of stichera. Doxastika may be found at [[Vespers]] ("Lord, I Have Cried" and the [[Aposticha]]), at [[Matins]] (Aposticha, [[Ainoi|Praises]]), and at the [[Divine Liturgy]] (the [[Beatitudes]]).
  
There are other instances when a hymn is found between "Glory..." and "Both now..." (i.e., [[Apolytikion]], the [[Canon (hymn)|Canon]]); however, these hymns are [[troparion|troparia]] rather than stichera, and so are not referred to as doxastica.
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There are other instances when a hymn is found between "Glory..." and "Both now..." (i.e., [[Apolytikion]], the [[Canon (hymn)|Canon]]); however, these hymns are [[troparion|troparia]] rather than stichera, and so are not referred to as doxastika.
  
The subject matter of the doxasticon can be either the glorification of the [[Trinity]], or honoring the [[feast day|saint of the day]]. Feasts of the [[Theotokos]] (Virgin Mary) often do not have doxastica, since she is honoured during the [[Theotokion]], which is the sticheron which follows "Both now and ever...". Lower-ranking feasts of saints do not usually have doxastica, though some do.
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The subject matter of the doxastikon can be either the glorification of the [[Trinity]], or honoring the [[feast day|saint of the day]]. Feasts of the [[Theotokos]] (Virgin Mary) often do not have doxastika, since she is honored during the [[Theotokion]], which is the sticheron which follows "Both now and ever...". Lower-ranking feasts of saints do not usually have doxastika, though some do.
  
Doxastica are always intended to be chanted in one of the [[octoechos|eight liturgical modes]], or a variation on the modes, known as an ''automelon''.
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Doxastika are always intended to be chanted in one of the [[octoechos|eight liturgical modes]], or a variation on the modes, known as an ''automelon''.
  
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
[[w:Doxastichon|Wikipedia: Doxastichon]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doxastichon&oldid=201136635 Wikipedia: Doxastichon]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:17, April 9, 2012

A Doxastikon (also doxasticon or doxastichon, plural: doxastika; Greek: Δοξαστικόν "Glory sticheron") is a type of hymn found in the Divine Services of the Orthodox Church.

Specifically, a doxastikon is a sticheron which is chanted between:

  • "Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit." and
  • "Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen."[1]

Doxastika are normally found near the end of a series of stichera. Doxastika may be found at Vespers ("Lord, I Have Cried" and the Aposticha), at Matins (Aposticha, Praises), and at the Divine Liturgy (the Beatitudes).

There are other instances when a hymn is found between "Glory..." and "Both now..." (i.e., Apolytikion, the Canon); however, these hymns are troparia rather than stichera, and so are not referred to as doxastika.

The subject matter of the doxastikon can be either the glorification of the Trinity, or honoring the saint of the day. Feasts of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) often do not have doxastika, since she is honored during the Theotokion, which is the sticheron which follows "Both now and ever...". Lower-ranking feasts of saints do not usually have doxastika, though some do.

Doxastika are always intended to be chanted in one of the eight liturgical modes, or a variation on the modes, known as an automelon.

Source

Notes

  1. Kallistos (Ware), Bishop & Mary, Mother (1969), The Festal Menaion, London: Faber and Faber, p. 550, ISBN 0-571-11137-8
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