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Pope at Georgian Patriarchate is greeted with a “long-lived” musical greeting, Polychronion


This is the tune of a Polychronion, that the pope listened to when he arrived to the Georgian Patriarchate

The Polychronion hymn is used to greet civil or Christians authorities in the Eastern Orthodox Church

In Georgian, it is called "Mravaljamieri.” 

In the original publication of this story, there was an error, calling the song the "Ave Maria.”

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