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Metrophanes of Smyrna

Metrophanes, Bishop of Smyrna in the latter part of the ninth century, was one of the minor poets of the Greek Church. He composed several canons in honour of the Blessed Trinity, which find a place in the Octoechus. Very little of his work has been translated. Dr. Neale gives a cento from one of the canons in his Hymns of the Eastern Church, which is repeated in The English Hymnal, "O Unity of Threefold Light." Metrophanes died about 910 A.D.

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