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

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Refreshing Water at Mid-Pentecost

Many hymns in the Office of Mid-Pentecost
make reference to Christ as the Living Water
that came from Heaven.

"Alien to mothers is virginity, and foreign to virgins is child-bearing: yet in thee O Theotokos both are effected. Therefore all the tribes of the earth unceasingly magnify thee."-Irmos to the Theotokos for Mid-Pentecost

Great Lent flew by this year. So has Paschaltide so far. We are already at Mid-Pentecost, the halfway-point of Pascha.