Saturday, April 3, 2010
Doxastikon from Holy Saturday
Icon of Christ: "Above enthroned, below in the Tomb..." (http://www.imartis.gr/imartis/gallery2/displayimage.php?pid=783&fullsize=1)
Troparion from the First Ode of the Canon of Holy Saturday, in Plagal of the Second Tone
All things above the world and all below the earth quaked with fear at your death, as they saw you on the throne above and below in a tomb; for beyond understanding you appeared as a one dead, you the source of life.
Doxastikon from Holy Saturday - Tone 6.
Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
Great Moses mystically prefigured this present day when he said, ‘And God blessed the seventh day’. For this is the blessed Sabbath; this is the day of rest on which the only-begotten Son of God rested from all his works, through the dispensation in accordance with death, he kept the Sabbath in the flesh; and returning once again to what he was through the Resurrection he has granted us eternal life, for he alone is good and loves mankind.
Another depiction of the hymn: "Above enthroned, below in the tomb...", with Christ buried surrounded by Prophets and Angels (http://www.ruicon.ru/arts-new/fresco/1x1-dtl/dionisiat_gretciya/svyatoe_pogrebenie/?page_18=2155&p_f_12_temp_id=1&p_f_12_63=1&ref-cat=)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!