August 8, 2013

The Name of God in the Divine Services: Menaion

"The great weight of the stony slab and the burning of fiery flame by God’s care and forethought, and Angel swiftly changed, making the one as a weightless leaf, the other, as dewy breeze, like that which that Fourth One brought, Whom the Children beheld of old; with them thou didst cry: All-compassionate Lord, great is Thy mercy; hence, in gladness do I worship Thy holy Name, which is praised of all.”

Aposticha Vespers for Feast of the Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeve, July 26. (Trans. Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston, MA)