Πέμπτη, 25 Απριλίου 2019

Holy Thursday: "Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross"!...


Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Cross.
He who is King of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns.
He who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery.
He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon His face.
Τhe Bridegroom of the Church is transfixed with nails:
The Son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear.
We venerate Thy Passion, O Christ.
Show us also Thy glorious Resurrection.

(Ancient Hymn of the Holy Thursday in the Orthodox Church)
 

Photo: Service of the Twelve Gospels, Holy Thursday 2019, Kenya (from here).

See also
 
An Atonement of Shame – Orthodoxy and the Cross
Victory Against Death - The Sadness and Joy of Holy Saturday!
About The Paschal Lamb
The Mystery of Holy Week and Pascha
The Orthodox Holy Week & Holy Easter (Pascha)
This Time Is That Time – Holy Week Thoughts

  
"I give you my peace" (John 14:27)
Icon from here
 

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