The Early Medieval Period

The Early Medieval Period

Following the lead of St Ephraem poetic literature developed tremendously in the early medieval, oftentimes in praise of Mary. To mention a few: the holy Gallic bishop Venance Fortunat, the Roman Aurelius Clemens and the Judeo-Greek Romanos the Melode, all true poets of the Holy Virgin ...

Acathist hymns can also be traced back to this period (hymns that are intended to be sung standing up). The famous “Acathist Hymn to the Virgin Mary” has been well-known since the sixth century in the East and was rediscovered at the time of the Western liturgical renewal in the late twentieth century.