Monday, April 18, 2011
Behold, the Bridegroom...
"Ἐρχόμενος ὁ Κύριος πρὸς τὸ ἑκούσιον πάθος, τοῖς Ἀποστόλοις έλεγεν ἐν τῇ ὀδῶ˙ Ἰδοὺ ἀναβαίνομεν εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, καὶ παραδοθήσεται ὁ Υἱὸς τοῦ Ἀνθρώπου, καθὼς γέγραπται περὶ αὐτοῦ. Δεῦτε οὒν καὶ ἠμεῖς, κεκαθαρμέναις διανοίαις, συμπορευθῶμεν αὐτῶ, καὶ συσταυρωθῶμεν, καὶ νεκρωθῶμεν δί΄αὐτὸν ταὶς τοῦ βίου ἠδοναῖς˙ ἴνα καὶ συζήσωμεν αὐτῶ καὶ ἀκούσωμεν βοῶντος αὐτοῦ. Οὐκέτι εἰς τὴν ἐπίγειον Ἱερουσαλήμ διὰ τὸ παθεῖν, ἀλλὰ ἀναβαίνω πρὸς τὸν Πατέρα μου, καὶ Πατέρα ὑμῶν, καὶ Θεόν μου καὶ Θεὸν ὑμῶν. Καὶ συνανυψῶ ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν ἄνω Ἱερουσαλήμ, ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν Οὐρανῶν"
As the Lord went to His voluntary Passion, He said to His apostles on the way:
"Behold we go up to Jerusalem and the Son of man shall give Himself up as it is written of Him."
Come then and let us journey with Him with pure minds,
let us crucified with Him and die for His sake to the pleasures of this life,
that we may also live with Him and hear Him no longer as now in the earthly Jerusalem due to suffer,
but rather saying to us: I ascend to My Father and your Father
and to My God and your God and I shall raise you up to the Jerusalem on high in the Kingdom of heaven.
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Posted by Orthodox Christian Resources at 4:44 PM