I am thrilled that I was able to make it to Pre-Sanctified Liturgy today. I felt well, all the kids were cooperating and we finally made it. Glory to God! The following words are from one of the hymns we heard tonight:
Today the unapproachable by nature approaches me, and frees me from passions by enduring the Passion. The Light of the blind is spat upon by sinful men, and gives His back to scourgings for the sake of the captives. When the pure Virgin Mother beheld Him on the Cross, she cried out in pain: Woe to me! What is this Thou hast done, O my Child? Thou, Whose beauty was fairer than that of any man, appearest lifeless, with no form of comeliness. Woe to me, O my Light. I cannot bear to look upon Thee sleeping. My being is wounded, for a sword has pierced my heart. But I praise Thy Passion, and I bow before Thy compassion. O long-suffering Lord, glory to Thee.
~Theotokion for Wednesday of the Fourth week of Lent
Linking up again for Wednesdays with Words.