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In the E. Church stanzas of poetry began in the 7th cent. to be inserted between the verses of the biblical canticles sung during the second part of Orthros. In most places the text of the canticles (except the Magnificat) then disappeared, leaving only the sets of odes which are known as the canon.

Subjects: Christianity.

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