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

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pussy Willow Sunday


Great Feast of the Entry of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ into Jerusalem

Blessing of Pussy Willows at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Kyiv:


Troparia and Kontakion
Troparion, Tone 1:
Assuring us before Your Passion of the general resurrection,* You raised Lazarus from the dead, O Christ God:* and so, like the children we also carry signs of victory* and cry to You, the conqueror of death:* Hosanna in the highest!* Blessed is He who comes* in the name of the Lord.

Glory…

Troparion, Tone 4:
Buried with You through Baptism, O Christ our God,* we have been granted immortal life by Your resurrection,* and we sing Your praises, crying out:* Hosanna in the highest!* Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Now…

Kontakion, Tone 6:
Mounted on the throne in heaven, O Christ God,* and on a colt here on earth,* You accepted the praise of the angels,* and the hymn of the children who cried to You:* Blessed are You who have come to call Adam back.