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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Mystical Supper of the Bridegroom with His Bride

On this holy day, the Church dines with Her Bridegroom, and He gives His own Flesh to Her for food, that they might be united in the flesh forever.


Вечери Твоея Тайныя днесь, Сыне Божий, причастника мя приими: не бо врагом Твоим тайну повем, ни лобзания Ти дам яко Иуда, но яко разбойник исповедаю Тя: помяни мя Господи во Царствии Твоем.

Of your mystical Supper, Son of God, receive me today as a communicant; for I will not tell of the Mystery to your enemies; I will not give you a kiss, like Judas; but like the Thief I confess you: Remember me, Lord, in your Kingdom.