Hey all -
I want to study the hymn of "Tenen" during this fast. It is one of my favorite hymns in tasbeha. I am asking for you to help me.
1) History of the hymn: Who composed it? When was it composed? Did it ever change in the rites? Anything else. . .
Verse 1 - "We therefore present an offering and rational worship; We send unto you this day psalmodies for Your glory O our Savior. Hananiah Azariah and Mishael."
What is meant by rational worship? Why are the names attached to the end of this verse, it seems awkward?
Verse 2 - "When they were raised to take glory in their bodies, the angel came down, stopped the fire and became cool for Hananiah Azariah and Mishael."
What is the first part referring to (When they were raised to take glory in their bodies)? What can we take away from this, spiritually?
Verses 3 & 4 - WHY DOES NO ONE PRAY THESE?
3) Tune: The tune is beautiful and unique. What is its origin?
4) Language: So, this is some combination of Greek and Coptic?
Thanks in advance :)