Thursday, February 1, 2018

"The Sun is being carried by the light cloud..."

Christ being carried by the Theotokos to the Temple, meeting the Elder Symeon (source)
Let the clouds sprinkle forth rain, for the Sun is being carried by the light cloud in spotless arms*, as Christ is being brought to the Temple as a child. Therefore O faithful, let us cry out: Sing to the Lord, for gloriously is He glorified.
-from the Matins Canon for the Meeting of Christ in the Temple

*"See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud" (Isaiah 19:1), a great prophecy of Christ, the Sun of Righteousness, Who was carried in the spotless arms of the Theotokos.
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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