Hymnologic Lexicon of Difficult Words and Meanings of the Hymns of the Orthodox Church

Nikolaos Giannoukakis

Παλαιό Μέλος
Dear Friends:

Very recently, a monumental works of historic relevance has been completed and is in the process of publication.

Entitled "Υμνολογικόν Λεξικόν Δύσκολων Λέξεων και Εννοιών των Ύμνων της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας" (Hymnologic Lexicon of Difficult Words and Meanings of the Orthodox Church), it is a resource that is sure to be a treasure for the researcher of the Hymnology of the Orthodox Church equally as it will be indispensable for the servants of the analogion who wish to understand the root, source and meaning of words that are encountered in the PARAKLITIKI.

This is the culmination of years of work by the Archon Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada, and Professor of Orthodox Studies at the University of Sherbrooke, Constantin Lagouros


Sample pages provided in the link here:


Please correct the contact email address to cl_33@sympatico.ca



Νέο μέλος
You can't really walk into your local bookstore and just pick up an ancient Greek lexicon. Sorry. I mean I can't.
I had one given to me on PDF once. It's such a large file that it takes a tremendous amount of time to find what I'm looking for when using the search or find options in the PDF reader.
I'd rather have a second source in case there is a translation that may be ambiguous, or conflicting with the theme of the troparion for example.

The best scenario is for one to learn ancient Greek through a course, such as at a university, for those of us who live outside of Greece.