O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Bridegroom's Bride



O Bridegroom, make us pure in soul and body, past and present for thou dost deserve to have us immaculate and sinless, never having sinned. Thou dost absolve sins such that they are deleted from our past and our present, never having sinned; those sins never took place; they have been destroyed and Thou art able to cure our flesh for that is what Thou dost deserve: to have us sinless, never having belonged to anyone but Thee. By the prayers of the Theotokos O Savior save us! Heal us O Holy One for the sake of Thy Name!