Friday Meditation XI

Now the Powers (entrance hymn of the Presanctified Liturgy)

[Note: the Bishop BASIL mentioned in the credits is one of the bishops of our archdiocesan synod.]

Friday Meditation IX

Let all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and trembling stand; ponder nothing earthly-minded, for the King of kings, the Lord of lords, will give to all the faithful His own self for heavenly food. Rank on rank the host of heaven spreads its vanguard on the way, the Principalities, the Authorities, the Cherubim with countless eyes, the six-winged Seraphim, veil their faces to the presence, as with ceaseless voice they cry: Alleluia

A more familiar (for American Protestants) version by Cynthia Clawson:

[H/T for Clawson: AE]

Friday Meditation VII

(This is my daughters’ favorite hymn, what they call “The Easter Song.” They ask me to sing it to them at bedtime all the time.)

Χριστός ανέστη εκ νεκρών,
θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας,
και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι ζωήν χαρισάμενος

Khristos anesti ek nekron,
Thanato thanaton patisas,
Kai tis en tis mnimasi
Zo-in kharisamenos!