Saturday, 10 January 2009

The Baptism of the Lord.

When Thou wast baptized in the river Jordan, O Lord

the worship of the Trinity made its appearance.

For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee

when He called Thee His Beloved Son.

And the Spirit in the form of a Dove confirmed the truth of the word.

O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world.

Glory to Thee!

Thou hast appeared today to the world,

and Thy light O Lord, has been signed upon us

who with full knowledge sing to Thee.

Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared,

O unapproachable light.

From the Byzantine Liturgy

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