Lent 2013 Day 32: Preparing for the Holy Week

Tomorrow, the fifth Friday of Lent, we pray the complete Akathist for the Holy Mother of God. For me it signals the near end of the lent season and the rapid approach of the Holy Week with its beautiful services. Let us all prepare for it with prayer and good will towards the people around us.

I recorded the following Troparion of the Saturday of the Akathist a couple of years ago during the Lent season. I hope you enjoy it. Send me your feedback!

Translation of chant:

As soon as the angel had received his command, he hastened to Joseph’s house and said to the ever-virgin: “Behold, heaven was brought down to earth when the Word Himself was fully contained in you! Now that I see Him in your womb, taking a servant’s form, I cry out to you in wonder: Hail, O Bride and Maiden ever-pure!”

— Jack Rabah

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