Vinde Vós, Fiéis, Cantar

Author: St. John of Damascus

John of Damascus, St. The last but one of the Fathers of the Greek Church, and the greatest of her poets (Neale). He was of a good family in Damascus, and educated by the elder Cosmas in company with his foster-brother Cosmas the Melodist (q. v.). He held some office under the Caliph. He afterwards retired to the laura of St. Sabas, near Jerusalem, along with his foster-brother. There he composed his theological works and his hymns. He was ordained priest of the church of Jerusalem late in life. He lived to extreme old age, dying on the 4th December, the day on which he is commemorated in the Greek calendar, either in his 84th or 100th year (circa 780). He was called, for some unknown reason, Mansur, by his enemies. His fame as a theologian… Go to person page >

Translator: Antônio de Campos Gonçalves

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First Line: Vinde vós, fiéis, cantar
Title: Vinde Vós, Fiéis, Cantar
English Title: Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Author: St. John of Damascus
Translator: Antônio de Campos Gonçalves (1960)
Meter: D
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1975 Igreja Evangélica Fluminense. Used by permission.


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