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|Died||3 April 886
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Catholic Churches
|Feast||Orthodox: April 3/4
Catholic: June 14
Saint Joseph the Hymnographer (Greek: Όσιος Ιωσήφ ο Υμνογράφος) was a Greek monk of the ninth century. He is one of the greatest liturgical poets and hymnographers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, but as a poet he is often confused with Joseph, the Archbishop of Thessalonica and brother of Theodore the Studite, who were one generation older than he was. He is also known for his confession of the Orthodox Faith in opposition to Iconoclasm. He is called in certain sources "the sweet-voiced nightingale of the Church".
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