Good Friday

Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the tree.
Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the tree.
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 heav’ns with 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.

(From Antiphon XV from the Orthodox Christian Matins of Holy Friday.  Listen to it at about 13:00 on the April 1, 2012 podcast of the Compline service at www.complinepodcast.org )

Blessings on this day, and the Easter to come.

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  1. #1 by jefe on April 6, 2012 - 11:36 am

    Ken,
    Jeanie and I were struck by your presentation of the Orthodox Antiphon for Matins as chanted on the broadcast. It is clearly reaching way back, as we should. Looking forward to you Easter Sunday Compline. I suspect you will sing louder than mezzo forte that night.
    regards, as always, jefe

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