Tuesday, June 18, 2002

From the troparia of Matins for the Sunday of the Fathers of Nicea:

Creation, seeing God crucified in the flesh, was dissolving in fear; but it was firmly held together by the sustaining hand of the one who was crucified for our sake.

Coward death, destroyed by death, lies lifeless; for unable to endure the divine assault of life, the strong one is put to death and resurrection is bestowed on all.

(Translation by Archimandrite Ephraim)
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