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Calling_Apostles.jpg| 200px|left]]An '''[[ Apostles|Apostle]]''' is one who is sent out by our Lord Jesus Christ to spread the gospel that he is the Messiah, that he is risen, and that we are being saved as a result. |+|
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word apostle comes from the Greek αποστολος, literally meaning "one who is sent out." Originally a military term referring to a sortie sent out against the enemy, apostle has in the Christian context come to refer to a missionary spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. |+|
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) is a hymn
dedicated to a saint
, holy event
, or one of the persons of the Holy Trinity
. The word akathist
itself means "not sitting." The akathist par excellence
is that written in the 6th century to the Theotokos
. In its use as part of the Salutations to the Theotokos service (used in the Byzantine tradition during Great Lent
), it is often known by its Greek or Arabic names, Chairetismoi
The writing of akathists (occasionally spelled acathist) continues today as part of the general composition of an akolouthia, especially in the Slavic tradition, although not all are widely known nor translated beyond the original language.
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