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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Bees Giving the Honey of Divine Love


Feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs: Sts. Basil the Great, John Chrysostom, and Gregory the Theologian
From the Sessionals at Matins during All-Night Vigil last night:
Like bees hovering over the meadow of the Scriptures,* you embraced the wonderful pollen of their flowers.* Together you have produced for all the faithful* the honey of your teachings for their complete delight.* Therefore as we each enjoy this, we cry out with gladness:* blessed ones, even after death,* be advocates for us who praise you!