The Acathist Hymn Office of Praise to the Name of Jesus, prayed standing, was first composed in the ninth century. In this presentation in English by Archbishop Raya, he seeks to “calm the inner motions of [the] body and free [the] soul to rise and soar and find what [the] heart sighs for.” This prayer can be recited in a parish, or individually by those who “seek a most intimate relation with the Lord Jesus.” The Archbishop introduces the prayer with instructions for how to pray it.
The photographs below concern a 1989 publication of the hymn by Alleluia Press. It is a second printing of the original edition, limited to 3,000 copies, and set in 14 pt De Roos (1948), by Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos (1877–1962). The title page is set in all caps Bodoni – possibly Bodoni Antiqua. The pamphlet was edited and designed by José M. de Vinck (1912–?).