Liturgy > Occasional services. Akathist. An Akathist is a highly ornate, multi-part hymn of praise to God or to one of the saints.. The original Akathistos hymn is a complete kontakion of praise of the Theotokos, the Mother of God. Welcome to Eikona | Orthodox Christian music, Byzantine chant and hymnology. St. Ignatius Orthodox Church completed the recording of the Akathist of Thanksgiving “Glory to God for All Things” in October of 2002, making the singing of this most poignant liturgical text available for the first time on compact disk.

A growing repository of Orthodox-Christian Akathists. Saint Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Unmercenary Welcome to Eikona | Orthodox Christian music, Byzantine chant and hymnology. This akathist is offered to all who sojourn in the darkness, with the prayer that they will use such praises as this to break through. Get the 3-Pack for only $12 ! About the Author: Archpriest Lawrence R. Farley is the pastor of St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada.