Sunday, April 1, 2012
Behold, Thy Bridegroom Approacheth!
Palm Sunday - I Class
Rejoice O daughter Sion for behold Thy Bridegroom cometh in meekness and humility, seated upon the foal of an ass!
O Lord, today we praise Thee for Thou dost come as Our Bridegroom to die on the precious and life-giving cross for us! Let not our praise be empty as the praise of the children of Jerusalem who six days later cried out for Thy death, but let us hymn Thee for Thou dost come not to exact vengeance for our sins against Thee, Our only Bridegroom, but instead to sacrifice Thyself to the Father unto the remission of the sins of us thy Bride. We worship Thy Passion, O Christ! We praise and hymn Thee, likewise offering ourselves through Thee to the Father as Thy rightful Bride, O Bridegroom, that we may be cleaved to Thee unto the ages of ages. Amen!
Show us Thy Resurrection which is so nigh!