Today is Orthodox Sunday, or the First Sunday in Great Lent, in the Eastern Orthodox Christian traditions.
Troparion – Tone 2
We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One,
and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God.
Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh
to deliver Your creatures from bondage to the enemy.
Therefore with thanksgiving we cry aloud to You:
You have filled all with joy, O our Savior,
by coming to save the world.
Kontakion – Tone 8
No one could describe the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos, He accepted to be described,
and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and images.
(from the Triodion; Source: Orthodox Church in America)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“Forgiving makes me feel light and free.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)