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Father Forgive Them.

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Great and Holy Friday 2023

"Then they delivered Him to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led Him away. And He, bearing His Cross, went forth into a place called the place of a skull, where they

crucified Him."

O Christ God, on the sixth day and the sixth hour, You nailed to the Cross the sin which rebellious Adam committed in paradise. Tear asunder also the bond of our iniquities, and save us. You have wrought salvation in the midst of the earth, O Christ God. You stretched out Your all pure Hands upon the Cross. You gathered together all the nations that cry aloud to You. Glory to You, O Lord!

Prayer of St. Basil the Great

O God, Lord of hosts and Maker of all created things, who in Your great compassion and mercy sent down Your only Begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the redemption of mankind, and by His precious Cross destroyed the writing of our sins, thereby triumphing over the source and power of darkness: O Lord and Lover of man, accept also the thanksgiving and fervent prayers of us sinners. Deliver us from every dark and harmful transgression and from all the visible and invisible enemies which seek to destroy us.

Nail our flesh to the fear of You, and do not incline our hearts to words or thoughts of guile.

But wound our souls with Your love, that ever looking to You, and guided by You in the light, and beholding You, the Light ineffable and everlasting, we may offer ceaseless praise and thanksgiving to You: To the Father, who has no beginning, together with Your only begotten Son and Your all holy, good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Through the prayers of our holy Fathers, may the Lord have mercy upon us and save us. Amen.

Saint John Chrysostom on The Crucifixion of Christ.

Glory to Thee our God.

+ Glory to Thee for All Things! +

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