Wednesday, March 28, 2007

From the Triodion

As You walked in the flesh, O Jesus, in the land beyond the Jordan, You said to those with You: Lazarus, our friend, is already dead and has been laid in the tomb. but I rejoice for you, friends, for you will learn that I know all things and am inseparable from God, even though by nature I appear as a man. Therefore, let us go and give life to Lazarus, so that Death may recognize this victory and the perfect consummation I shall bring about by granting to the world great mercy.

From O Lord, to You I call, Vespers, Thursday, Sixth Week of Lent

In your unshakable resolve, you never denied Christ, O holy martyrs, as you endured the most terrible torments. You triumphed over the arroagance of the tyrants and kept the faith, whole and entire, as you passed from earth to Heaven. By the confidence you have in the presence of God, pray that He grant peace to the world and great mercy to our souls.

Hail, O Full of Grace, Mother of Christ our God: the King of Glory revealed Himself to you and the Holy Spirit overshadowed you. By the confidence which you have before Him, intercede on our behalf for the salvation of our souls

From the Aposticha, Vespers, Thursday, Sixth Week of Lent

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