For us and for our salvation

Started by J. Thomas Shelley, March 29, 2024, 12:13:10 AM

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J. Thomas Shelley

Five weeks from now the Orthodox Church will serve the Orthros of the Twelve Passion Gospels.

Following the Ninth Gospel--about 2 1/4 hours into the three hour service--this Idiomelon is sung as part of the Praises:

Every member of Your holy body endured dishonor for us.
Your head endured the thorns.
Your face was spat on.
Your cheeks received the blows.
Your mouth tasted vinegar mingled with gall.
Your ears heard impious blasphemies.
Your back received the scourging.
Your hand held the reed.
Your entire body was stretched on the Cross.
Your joints were pierced by the nails, and Your side, by the spear.

O almighty Savior, who endured Your Passion for us and freed us from the passions,
who in Your benevolence condescended to us and then exalted us,
have mercy on us.
Greek Orthodox Deacon - Ecumenical Patriarchate
Ordained to the Holy Diaconate Mary of Egypt Sunday A.D. 2022

Baptized, Confirmed, and Ordained United Methodist.
Served as a Lutheran Pastor October 31, 1989 - October 31, 2014.
Charter member of the first chapter of the Society of the Holy Trinity.

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