Prayer for Sunday (Pascha)

Today is Pascha, or Easter Sunday, in the Eastern Orthodox Christian traditions.

Beauty is the gift of God.
~ Aristotle (384-322 BC)

O Thou, the true light, that enlightens every man that comes into the world, Thou hast come into the world through Thy love for mankind. All creation has rejoiced for Thy coming. Thou hast saved our forefather Adam from the beguiling and delivered our foremother Eve from the pangs of death. Thou hast given us the spirit of adoption, we praise Thee, we bless Thee Saying:

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

When the morning watch dawned upon us, O Christ our God, the True light, let the enlightened senses and thoughts shine within us and let not the darkness of pains overcome us. That we may praise Thee reasonably with David, saying: “My eyes have awaken before the morning watch, that I may meditate on Thy sayings.” Hear our cries according to Thy great mercy and save us, O Lord our God through Thy loving kindness.

Both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.

(from the liturgy for Prime in The Coptic Orthodox Book Of Hours)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“My life is filled with awesome beauty and awesome joy.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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