Panagia Axion Estin

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'''Panagia Axion Esti'''(Greek: Άξιον εστίν, Slavonic: Достóйно éсть, Dostóino yesť), or 'It is Truly Meet'.
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'''Panagia Axion Estin''' (Greek: Άξιον εστίν, Slavonic: Достóйно éсть, Dostóino yesť), or 'It is Truly Meet', the name given to the [[icon]] of the [[Theotokos|Virgin Mary]] before which, according to tradition, the hymn of Axion Estin was revealed.  
  
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==Axion Estin - Monastery of Karyes, the Protation (Athos)== <ref>[http://www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx?mode=en{2aee45f1-c81e-4f0c-9cf9-c2efe471cfd1}View MountAthos.gr Website]<ref/>
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It stands in the high place of the [[altar]] (sanctuary) of the katholikon (main church) of [[Karyes (Athos)|Karyes]] on [[Mount Athos]].
  
Axion Estin is also the name given to this [[icon]] of the [[Theotokos]] before which, according to tradition, the Axion Estin hymn was revealed. It stands in the high place of the [[altar]] (sanctuary) of the katholikon (main church) of [[Karyes (Athos)|Karyes]] on [[Mount Athos]].
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According to tradition, an Elder and his disciple lived in in a cell on Mount Athos. One Saturday night the Elder left to attend the All-Night Vigil in the Protation of Karyes. He told his disciple to chant the service alone. That evening an unknown [[monk]] who called himself Gabriel, came to the cell, and they began the Vigil together. During the Ninth Ode of the Canon, when they began to sing the Magnificat, the visiting monk chanted the first part of the hymn, "It is truly meet…" as normal, but then he continued with, "More honorable than the Cherubim…". As he sang, the icon began to radiate with Uncreated Light. When the disciple asked the visiting monk to write the words of the new hymn down, he took a roof tile and wrote on it with his finger, as though the tile were made of wax. The disciple knew then that this was no ordinary monk, but the Archangel Gabriel. At that moment and the angel disappeared, but the icon of the Mother of God continued to radiate light for some time afterward.
  
According to tradition, an Elder and his disciple lived in in a cell on Mount Athos. One Saturday night the Elder left to attend the All-Night Vigil in Karyes. He told his disciple to chant the service alone. That evening an unknown [[monk]] who called himself Gabriel, came to the cell, and they began the Vigil together. During the Ninth Ode of the Canon, when they began to sing the Magnificat, the visiting monk chanted the first part of the hymn, "It is truly meet…" as normal, but then he continued with, "More honorable than the Cherubim…". As he sang, the icon began to radiate with Uncreated Light. When the disciple asked the visiting monk to write the words of the new hymn down, he took a roof tile and wrote on it with his finger, as though the tile were made of wax. The disciple knew then that this was no ordinary monk, but the Archangel Gabriel. At that moment and the angel disappeared, but the icon of the Mother of God continued to radiate light for some time afterward.
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The [[Panagia Eleousa|Eleousa]] ("merciful") icon of the Virgin mary, before which the hymn "It Is Truly Meet" was first chanted, was transferred to the katholikon (main church) at Karyes, known as the Protaton. The tile, with the hymn written on it, was taken to Constantinople when St. Nicholas II Chrysoberges was Patriarch (984-996).
 
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The Eleousa ("merciful") Icon of the Mother of God, before which the hymn "It Is Truly Meet" was first chanted, was transferred to the katholikon (main church) at Karyes, known as the Protaton. The tile, with the hymn written on it, was taken to Constantinople when St. Nicholas II Chrysoberges was Patriarch (984-996).
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Since that time the icon has been considered the protector of the Holy Mountain and its holiest object.
 
Since that time the icon has been considered the protector of the Holy Mountain and its holiest object.
  
The Icon is commemorated by the Church on [[June 11]] and [[July 13]]. The Appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a Monk on Mt. Athos, and the Revelation of the Hymn, "It Is Truly Meet..." is commemorated by the Church on [[June 11]]  
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The Icon is commemorated by the Church on [[June 11]] and [[July 13]]. The Appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a Monk on Mt. Athos, and the Revelation of the Hymn, "It Is Truly Meet..." is commemorated by the Church on [[June 11]].
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==Hymn==
 
==Hymn==
 
Hymn to the Theotokos from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom  
 
Hymn to the Theotokos from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom  
 
 
:It is truly meet and right to bless you, O Theotokos,  
 
:It is truly meet and right to bless you, O Theotokos,  
 
:Ever blessed and all most pure mother of our God.  
 
:Ever blessed and all most pure mother of our God.  
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:Who without corruption gave birth to God the Word,  
 
:Who without corruption gave birth to God the Word,  
 
:True Theotokos: we magnify you.
 
:True Theotokos: we magnify you.
 
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==References==
 
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==Source==
 
==Source==
 
*[[W:Axion Estin|Axion Estin]] - Wikipedia
 
*[[W:Axion Estin|Axion Estin]] - Wikipedia

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Panagia Axion Esti - It is truly meet

Panagia Axion Estin (Greek: Άξιον εστίν, Slavonic: Достóйно éсть, Dostóino yesť), or 'It is Truly Meet', the name given to the icon of the Virgin Mary before which, according to tradition, the hymn of Axion Estin was revealed.

==Axion Estin - Monastery of Karyes, the Protation (Athos)== Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

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