Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung on the tree, the King of the angels is decked with a crown of thorns. He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery. He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face. The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed to the Cross with nails. The Son of the virgin is pierced by a spear. We worship Thy passion, O Christ. We worship Thy passion, O Christ. We worship Thy passion, O Christ. Show us also Thy glorious resurrection.Today we see the King of all crucified for our sins. Let us, like Peter, seek forgiveness from the Lord and cry out for His mercy. In a few short days He will indeed show us His glorious resurrection!
-15th Antiphon, Holy Friday Matins