Holy Thursday Evening - The Twelve Gospels

Series: Pascha 2020

Holy Thursday Evening - The Twelve Gospels

April 16, 2020 | Fr. Alex Kamilaris
On Holy Thursday evening, we read the 12 Gospels that lead to Christ’s crucifixion and death on the Cross. These Gospel readings enable us to walk with our Lord, and bear witness to His salvific sacrifice for the life of the world. After the fifth Gospel reading, Christ crucified upon the cross is processed around the Sanctuary as the beautiful and soul penetrating hymn: 
 
“Today is hung upon the Cross, He Who suspended the land in the midst of the waters. A crown of thorns crowns Him who is the King of Angels. He, Who wrapped the Heavens in clouds, is clothed with the purple of mockery. He, who freed Adam in the Jordan, received buffeting. He was transfixed with nails, Who is the bridegroom of the Church. He was pierced with a lance, Who is the Son of the Virgin. We worship Your Passion, O Christ. Show us also, Your glorious Resurrection.”
 
It is on Great and Holy Thursday, that we receive the Body and Blood of our Lord in the morning, walk with Him to His Passion, witness Him hung on the Cross, and stand vigilant as He offers up His Spirit to the Father, which is the Sacrifice in all and for all.

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