“Pure Virgin”: the legend behind the hymn

Saint Nectarios of Aegina was born in the 1st of October 1846 and died in the 8th of November 1920. He was officially recognized as a Saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. His Feast Day is celebrated every year on 9 November.

pure virgin, “Pure Virgin”: the legend behind the hymn
pure virgin, “Pure Virgin”: the legend behind the hymn

The legend “behind” his popular hymn to Virgin Mary

The legend wants Virgin Mary to appear in front of St. Nectar in the monastery of Aegina, and to ask him to write on a paper a special hymn where the angelic choirs were about to chant. This hymn was “Virgin pure”, which was composed by Simonopetri fathers, and became popular to orthodox –and not only- Christians everywhere.

Similar articles

Last articles

Enceladus: the silent giant who sighs through his grave

According to Greek mythology, Enceladus - son of Tartarus and Earth - was the leader of the Titans and fell dead in the Battle of...

Lettuce: the “doctor” of our lives who solves many problems

One of the most "popular" vegetables in the world is lettuce, which in addition to its deliciousness, has a special nutritional value, healing properties and also...

The Four Horsemen of Industrial Revelation

"The Four Horsemen of Industrial Revelation" is a wonderful work by sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, based in London! Taylor had the idea to position them...