Saturday, January 29, 2011
Khaire Nymphe Thea ( Χαίρε Νύμφη Θεά )
I happened across this video today and thought I'd share. The hymn is from the 19th century, but the author was, the poster says, "a dedicated scholar, well versed in the ancient texts and in the liturgy of the early Byzantine Church.... St. Nektarios was a scholar and an expert in both Byzantine liturgy and the pre-Christian sacred texts and would have been well aware of the original context when he composed this hymn."
The accompanying video features ruins of ancient buildings and dancers in clothing that you'll recognize from the reproductions of ancient artwork in the Minoan Empire sim if you've been there.