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St Romanos

(fl. c. 540)


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(fl.C.540),

‘Melodos’, Greek religious poet, the most significant composer of the kontakion, the metrical sermon chanted to music. A Syrian by birth, he made his way to Constantinople, where he achieved fame. Eighty metrical sermons have come down under his name, but not all are genuine. Feast day, 1 Oct.

Subjects: Christianity.


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