Friday, April 10, 2015

Readying the Tomb...

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung on 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 worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
We worship Thy passion, O Christ.
Show us also Thy glorious resurrection.


We decorated the tomb today between services (and during intermittent thunderstorms). 
















In a little while we'll be back at church for Vespers of Holy Friday, followed by a potluck and then Matins with the Lamentations. Last year I was not able to participate in reading psalms over the tomb during the vigil, but tonight, God willing, I will.

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