A Song of Theology and Emotion: Romanos the Melodist’s Hymn on Pentecost

Romanos the Melodist and the Theotokos, Menologion of Basil II. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Vat. gr. 1613

Date: Oct 6, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Location: Zoom

Andrew Mellas, St Andrew's Theological College and University of Sydney, explores Romanos the Melodist's reimagining of the events of the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in his Hymn on Pentecost in order to engage the faithful in the biblical narrative.

About the Speaker

Andrew Mellas, St Andrew's Theological College & University of Sydney

Andrew Mellas is a Senior Lecturer at St Andrew's Theological College and an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney's Medieval and Early Modern Centre. In 2018 he completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney on the emotion of compunction in Byzantium. He has published on Byzantine liturgy and hymnody, as well as presenting papers on these subjects at international conferences. His current projects include exploring the liturgical intersections of hagiography and hymnography, and editing The Cambridge Companion to the Byzantine Church. He is also a member of the Australian Byzantine Choir.