Friday, April 6, 2012

Jesus- Vanquisher of Death

By raising Lazarus from the dead before Thy passion, 
Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection, O Christ God. 
Like the children with the palms of victory, 
We cry out to Thee, O Vanquisher of death, 
Hosanna in the highest! 
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord.
this is why today is "good"

When Thy glorious Disciples were enlightened at the supper by the feet washing, 
then the impious Judas was darkened with the disease of avarice, 
and he delivered Thee, the Just Judge, to the lawless judges. 
See, O lover of money, this man through money came to hang himself. 
Flee the insatiable desire which dared to do such things to the Master. 
O Lord, Who art good towards all, glory to Thee.

Having taken bread in his hand, the traitor secretly stretches it out, 
and takes a price for Him Who with His own hands made man. 
And Judas remained an incorrigible slave and liar.

Thou hast redeemed us from the curse of the Law by Thy precious Blood. 
By being nailed to the Cross and pierced with the Spear, 
Thou hast poured immortality on mankind. 
O our Saviour, glory to Thee.

Come, let us all praise Him Who was crucified for us. 
For Him it was Whom Mary beheld on the Tree, and said: 
Even though Thou endurest the cross, Thou art my Son and my God.

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