Friday, April 02, 2010

Great and Holy Friday Anno Dominus 2010

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.


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

2 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

Christ is Risen!

The Holy Friday hymnography is so gripping.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Hilarius said...

Truly He is Risen!

May you have a blessed Bright Week, Mimi!

I have a post I should have put up for Holy Saturday, but . . .

11:50 AM  

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