Andrew of Crete

   Saint and writer of hymns who lived from 660 to 740. He is usually credited with changing the entire form of church hymns from the kontakion, a kind of sermon in verse, to the kanon, a more creative and elaborate kind of hymn (q.v.) that was richly developed in subsequent centuries.

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  • Andrew of Crete — For the martyr of 766 of the same name, see Andrew of Crete (martyr). Infobox Saint name=Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete birth date=c. 650 death date=July 4, 8th century feast day=July 4 venerated in=Eastern Orthodox Church imagesize=200px… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew of Crete, St. — (Andrew Hierosolymites, Andrew of Jerusalem, c. 660, Damascus – c. 740, Mytilene, Crete)    Byzantine hymnographer and homilist, he is the first identified who wrote in the Syriac modal system and the first known composer of kanons, including the …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • Andrew of Crete — A.D. c650 730, Greek poet and Orthodox archbishop of Crete. * * * …   Universalium

  • Andrew of Crete — A.D. c650 730, Greek poet and Orthodox archbishop of Crete …   Useful english dictionary

  • Andrew of Crete, Saint — • Also known as Andreas, monk, bishop of Gortyna, best known for his hymnody, d. 740 or 720 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Andrew of Crete (martyr) — For the archbishop of the same name, see Andrew of Crete. Andrew of Crete is the name used to refer to a martyr of the Christian Church. He was killed by an iconoclast in 766. His feast day is October 20.ReferencesAttwater, Donald and Catherine… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew of Crete, Saint — ▪ archbishop of Gortyna, Crete born c. 660, Damascus, Syria died July 4, 740; feast day July 4       archbishop of Gortyna, Crete, regarded by the Greek Church as one of its greatest hymn writers.       From his monastery in Jerusalem he was sent …   Universalium

  • St. Andrew of Crete —     St. Andrew of Crete     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Andrew of Crete     (Sometimes called Andreas in English biography), theologian, homilist, hymnographer, b. at Damascus about the middle of the seventh century; d. 4 July, 740 (or 720), on …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Andrew — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Andrew imagesize= caption= pronunciation = gender = Male meaning = manly [ Online Etymology Dictionary: Andrew] ] [ Behind… …   Wikipedia

  • Andrew (disambiguation) — As a first name, Andrew (from a Greek word meaning manly or courageous ) may refer to:Saints *Saint Andrew the apostle *Saint Andrew of Lampsacus *Saint Andrew Corsini *Saint Andrew of Crete *Saint Andrew the ScotRoyals and nobles *Andrew I of… …   Wikipedia

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