Friday, March 29, 2013

Great, Holy and Good Friday

A very blessed, sacred, and solemn Great, Good & Holy Friday to you all. Today may we see the Crucified Christ in the wounded, injured, tortured, and hurting of the world. May we seek to heal their wounds and anoint them with words of love. This is our calling. Any less is to be guilty of their misfortune and become the tools of their crucifixion. We must find the Christ in all. Therefore we bow our heads and hearts on this holy day for we have all been guilty of allowing Love to be destroyed by hatred, ignorance, and fear.

Byzantine Hymn of Great & Holy Friday
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 heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon His face. The 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.

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