23 January 2010
From the Transfiguration Liturgy
Your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook. How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!... O God in the glorious transfiguration of your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory... You are the most handsome of the sons of men... Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! Alleluia!... O Wondrous Type! O vision fair Of glory that the Church may share Which Christ upon the mountain shows Where bright than the sun He glows!... It is indeed meet, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who at His transfiguration revealed His glory to His disciples that they might be strengthened to proclaim His cross and resurrection and with all the faithful look forward to the glory of life everlasting... Fulfiller of the past, Promise of things to be, We hail Thy body glorified And our redemption see... Alleluia, song of gladness, voice of joy that cannot die...
Posted by William Weedon at 11:31 AM