HEIRMOS

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HEIRMOS - (Irmos pl. Heirmoi, Irmosi) - A hymn that stands as the first troparion in each ode of a kanon and serves as a thematic link between the Scriptural canticles and the feast being celebrated. In the Greek originals, the h. established the melodic and metric model used in subsequent stanzas of each ode.

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