A '''megalynarion''' is a short magnificatory hymn of a particular saint or feast. In Greek, the hymn typically ends with ''megalynomen'' ("we magnify"), thus giving the hymn its name.
The most common megalynarion is the one used
during the [[Divine Liturgy| Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom ]], just after the consecration of the Holy Gifts:
:It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos,
:true Theotokos, we magnify thee.
Megalynaria are used during other services, as well, particularly [[ Orthros]] but also in [[ Compline]].