Thursday, April 9, 2015
"I gave my back to scourgings..."
Christ being scourged, and being led to be crucified (source)
I gave my back to scourgings, while I did not turn away my face from spittings. I stood at Pilate’s judgement seat and endured the Cross for the salvation of the world.
-Matins of Great and Holy Friday
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!