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Events

  • Date Unknown: Constantinople is besieged by the Avars and Persians but successfully resists, according to the Byzantines' belief, through divine intervention.
  • August 8: The Akathist Hymn is created, an extensive lyric poem of unparalleled beauty, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, first chanted in the thanksgiving services following the victory of the Byzantine people of Constantinople over the Persians and Avars.