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[[Image:It is truly meet.JPG|right|frame|Panagia Axion Esti - It is truly meet]]
'''Panagia Axion EstiEstin'''(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.
==Axion Estin - Monastery of Karyes, the Protation (Athos)== <ref>[http://www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx?mode=en{{Stub}2aee45f1-c81e-4f0c-9cf9-c2efe471cfd1}View MountAthos.gr Website]<ref/>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 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 name given Protation of Karyes. He told his disciple to this chant the service alone. That evening an unknown [[iconmonk]] who called himself Gabriel, came to the cell, and they began the Vigil together. During the Ninth Ode of the [[Theotokos]] before whichCanon, according when they began to traditionsing 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 Axion Estin 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 revealedno ordinary monk, but the Archangel Gabriel. It stands in At that moment and the high place of angel disappeared, but the [[altar]] (sanctuary) icon of the katholikon (main church) Mother of [[Karyes (Athos)|Karyes]] on [[Mount Athos]]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 The [[monkPanagia Eleousa|Eleousa]] who called himself Gabriel, came to the cell, and they began the Vigil together. During the Ninth Ode ("merciful") icon of the Canon, when they began to sing the MagnificatVirgin mary, the visiting monk chanted the first part of before which the hymn, "It is truly meet…Is Truly Meet" as normalwas first chanted, but then he continued withwas transferred to the katholikon (main church) at Karyes, "More honorable than known as the Cherubim…"Protaton. As he sangThe tile, 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 written on it with his finger, as though the tile were made of waxwas taken to Constantinople when St. The disciple knew then that this Nicholas II Chrysoberges 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 afterwardPatriarch (984-996).
The Eleousa ("merciful") Icon of Since that time the icon has been considered the Mother protector 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)Holy Mountain and its holiest object.
Since that time The Icon is commemorated by the icon has been considered Church on [[June 11]] and [[July 13]]. The Appearance of the Archangel Gabriel to a Monk on Mt. Athos, and the protector Revelation of the Holy Mountain and its holiest objectHymn, "It Is Truly Meet..." is commemorated by the Church on [[June 11]].
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]]
==Hymn==
Hymn to the Theotokos from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
 
:It is truly meet and right to bless you, O Theotokos,
:Ever blessed and all most pure mother of our God.
:Who without corruption gave birth to God the Word,
:True Theotokos: we magnify you.
==References==</references>
==Source==
*[[W:Axion Estin|Axion Estin]] - Wikipedia
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