Christ is risen!!!!!
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and for those in the tombs bestowing life!
The Lamentations | 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Stasis
Subhan’Allah, this is so beautiful.
How, O Life, canst Thou die? In a grave how canst Thou dwell?
In a grave they laid Thee, O my Life and my Christ: Yet the Lord of Death hast Thou by Thy Death destroyed, and the world of Thee doth drink rich streams of life.
Tonight, #Orthodox #Christians participated in the service of the 12 #gospels to commemorate the passion of Jesus. The service can last as long as 5 hours. 🙏
Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Resurrection of Lazarus (1896)
The Road to Golgotha.
At Bridegroom Orthros on Great and Holy Tuesday, the Orthodox Church sings the following hymn by St. Kassiane:
O Lord, the woman who had fallen into many sins, perceiving Thy divinity, fulfilled the part of a myrrh-bearer; and with lamentations she brought sweet-smelling oil of myrrh to Thee before Thy burial. ‘Woe is me,’ she said, ‘for night surrounds me, dark and moonless, and stings my lustful passion with the love of sin. Accept the fountain of my tears, O Thou who drawest down from the clouds the waters of the sea. Incline to the groanings of my heart, O Thou who in Thine ineffable self-emptying hast bowed down the heavens. I shall kiss Thy most pure feet and wipe them with the hairs of my heads, those feet whose sound Eve heard at dusk in Paradise and hid herself for fear. Who can search out the multitude of my sins and the abyss of Thy judgments, O Saviour of my soul? Despise me not, Thine handmaiden, for Thou hast mercy without measure.