Sunday, February 11, 2018

"Turn not Your face away from me, O Lord..."

The Second Coming of Christ at the Last Judgment (source)
Turn not Your face away from me, O Lord, may I not hear Your voice raised against me in anger, do not let me be cast into the fire, but may I enter into the joy of Your spotless bridle chamber, that I might be together with Your Saints.
-from the Matins Canon for the Sunday of the Last Judgment.

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

1 comment:

lannes said...

I imagine the Gadarene whom Christ exorcised said something similar to the Lord -- he asked if he could follow Him -- but Jesus told him to go home instead.