Sunday, June 07, 2009

Blessed Feast!


Troparion - Tone 8

Blessed art Thou, O Christ Our God
Thou hast revealed the fishermen as most wise
By sending down upon them the Holy Spirit
Through them Thou didst draw the world into Thy net
O Lover of Man, Glory to Thee!

Kontakion - Tone 8

When the most High came down and confused the tongues,
He divided the nations;
But when he distributed the tongues of fire
He called all to unity.
Therefore, with one voice, we glorify the All-holy Spirit!

(Russian Orthodox Christians also -- in fact, they preeminently -- call this Sunday "Troitsa," or "Trinity." Read this excellent post by Fr. Stephen Freemen to find out why.)

3 comments:

Ian said...

A blessed Feast to you and your family!

Darlene said...

When I arrived home today, I read Father Stephen's blog. Then I understood why there were tree branches inside the church today.

Blessed Pentecost to all.

Darlene

Mimi said...

S'praznikom!

(and, hi Darlene! Welcome to Orthodoxy.)