Friday, April 25, 2008

Holy & Great Friday

By Your precious blood
You have redeemed us from the curse of the Law.
By being nailed to the cross and pierced by a spear
You have poured forth immortality for man.

O Our Saviour, glory to you!

Sessional Hymn, Tone 4

A fearful, awesome mystery is performed today!
The releaser of Adam is arrested!
The trier of hearts is unjustly tried!
The God before whom angels stand in fear stands before Pilate!
The creator is struck by the hand of the creature!
The judge of the living and the dead is judged to death - on a tree!
The destroyer of hell is sealed in a tomb!

Compassionate Lord and Redeemer, glory to you!

Vespers, Tone 6

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