Sunday, March 16, 2008

Synaxarion of Palm Sunday


O Immortal Lord, You have bound Hades, slain Death, and raised up the world. Therefore, the children, carrying psalms, sing praise to You as Victor, O Christ, and they cry aloud to You this day: "Hosanna to the Son of David! No longer shall the little children be slaughtered because of Mary's Child," they say, "because You alone are Crucified for all, both young and old! No more shall the sword be drawn against us, for Your side is pierced with a lance. With great rejoicing, then, we cry out: 'Blessed are You who come to restore Adam!'"


On this day, which is Palm Sunday, we celebrate the glorious and radiant Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

He who once stretched out the sky as a tent-cloth by His divine word, today is seated upon the foal of a donkey, seeking to raise mankind who had fallen and become like beasts.

Wherefore, through Your indescribable mercy, O Christ, enable us to overcome our beastly passions; and make us worthy to behold Your brilliant triumph over Death and Your wondrous and life-giving Resurrection; and have mercy on us. Amen.

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