¡El día de la Pascua, Christianos, proclamad!

Author: St. John of Damascus

John of Damascus, St. The last but one of the Fathers of the Greek Church, and the greatest of her poets (Neale). He was of a good family in Damascus, and educated by the elder Cosmas in company with his foster-brother Cosmas the Melodist (q. v.). He held some office under the Caliph. He afterwards retired to the laura of St. Sabas, near Jerusalem, along with his foster-brother. There he composed his theological works and his hymns. He was ordained priest of the church of Jerusalem late in life. He lived to extreme old age, dying on the 4th December, the day on which he is commemorated in the Greek calendar, either in his 84th or 100th year (circa 780). He was called, for some unknown reason, Mansur, by his enemies. His fame as a theologian… Go to person page >

Translator: Eduardo Roig

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Text Information

First Line: ¡El día de la Pascua, Christianos, proclamad!
Greek Title: Άναστάσεως ήμέρα
Author: St. John of Damascus
Translator: Eduardo Roig
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6
Language: Spanish

Tune

LANCASHIRE

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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Timeline

Instances

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Cantos Infantiles para La Escuela Sabatica #d29
Culto Cristiano #73



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