Friday, April 25, 2008

Great And Holy Friday - The Funeral Of Our Lord

The Crucifixion Of Our Lord.

Troparion - Tone 2

The Noble Joseph, when he had taken down Your most pure Body from the tree, wrapped it in fine linen, and anointed it with spices, and placed it in a new tomb.

The Mourning Of Our Lady.

Troparion - Tone 2

The angel came to the myrrh-bearing women at the tomb and said: Myrrh is fitting for the dead, but Christ has shown Himself a stranger to corruption.

The Taking Down From The Cross.

Kontakion - Tone 8

Come, let us all sing the praises of Him who was crucified for us, for Mary said when she beheld Him upon the tree: Though You do endure the cross, You are my Son and my God!

The Funeral Of Our Lord.

The First Stanza Of The First State Of The Lord's Requiem.

In the Grave, Oh Life,
You've been laid down, Oh Christ,
And the Angelic Hosts of Heaven were terrified,
Your great and humble condescension glorifying.

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