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Matins of the Ecclesiastical New Year: Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness . . .

Jesus Blessing CreationO Word of the Father from before the ages, Who, being in the form of God, broughtest creation into being out of nothing; Thou Who hast put the times and seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness; give peace unto Thy churches, victory unto Thy faithful hierarchs, fruitfulness unto the earth, and Great Mercy unto us.

+ Matins of the Ecclesiastical New Year, Tone 3

Hymn of the Resurrection: Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ . . .

Icon of Resurrection“Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless one. We venerate Thy cross, O Christ, and Thy holy Resurrection we praise and glorify. For Thou art our God, and we know none other than Thee. We call on Thy name. O come, all ye faithful, let us venerate Christ’s holy Resurrection. For behold, through the cross joy hath come into all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, we praise his Resurrection: for by enduring the cross, he hath slain death by death.”

Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ, sung after the Gospel Reading of Sunday Matins

Exaposteilarian of the Matins of Holy Friday

Crucifixion“The Wise Thief didst Thou make worthy of Paradise,
in a single moment, O Lord.
By the wood of Thy Cross illumine me as well, and save me.”

Exaposteilarian of the Matins of Holy Friday