Great and Holy Friday
Today He who hung the earth upon the waters
Is hung upon a tree
He who is King of the angels
Is arrayed in a crown of thorns
He who wraps the heavens in clouds
Is wrapped in the purple of mockery
He who freed Adam in the Jordan
Receives a blow on the face
The Bridegroom of the Church
Is affixed to the cross with nails
The Son of the Virgin
Is pierced by a spear
We worship Thy passion, O Christ!
Show us also Thy glorious resurrection!
-From the Ninth Hour Service of the Royal Hours of Great and Holy Friday