Posted by: anna | April 21, 2011

Matins of Great Friday

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the tree,
 
The King of the angels is decked with 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 is slapped 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 venerate Thy passion, O Christ. 
We venerate Thy passion, O Christ. 
We venerate Thy passion, O Christ.

Show us also Thy glorious resurrection.
– 15th antiphon, Matins of Great Friday
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