Sunday, April 09, 2017

Palm Sunday 2017

The Son and Word of the Father, like Him without beginning or end, seated on a dumb beast, the foal of an ass, hath come today to the city of Jerusalem, even He whom the cherubim cannot gaze upon from fear. The children exalted Him with palms and branches, mystically singing a hymn of praise: “Hosanna in the highest, to Him that hath come to save all our race from deception.” (From Vespers of Palm Sunday in the Byzantine Rite.)

Ὁ συνάναρχος καὶ συναΐδιος Υἱός καὶ Λόγος τοῦ Πατρός ἐπὶ πώλου ἀλόγου ἦλθε σήμερον καθεζόμενος ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν Ἱερουσαλήμ, ὃν τὰ Χερουβὶμ μετὰ δέους ἀτενίσαι οὐ δύνανται. Παῖδες ἀνευφήμησαν μετὰ βαΐων καὶ κλάδων, τὸν αἶνον μυστικῶς ἀναμέλποντες. Ὡσαννὰ ἐν τοῖς ὑψίστοις, τῷ ἐλθόντι σῶσαι ἐκ πλάνης, ἅπαν τὸ γένος ἡμῶν.

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