The most perfect prayer."...through the Cross Joy has come to all the World..." It is the privilege of the Orthodox Deacon to pray this prayer, at the Holy Table, after he, and the Priest have communed of the Holy Mystery of Christ's Body and Blood. This prayer is the summation of the most important reality in this life. And in the life to come. It is a prayer that encompasses everything necessary, to persevere in this life, to overcome our passions, and to embrace the Cross amidst any struggle we may have. May it be a blessing to you.
Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the Only Sinless one. We worship Thy Cross, O Christ, and Thy holy Resurrection we hymn and glorify, for Thou art our God, and we know none other beside Thee; we call upon Thy name.
O come, all ye faithful, let us worship Christ's holy Resurrection, for, behold, through the Cross joy hath come to all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, we hymn His Resurrection, for having endured crucifixion, He hath destroyed death by death.
Shine, shine, O new Jerusalem! For the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee; dance now, and be glad, O Sion; and do thou exult O pure Theotokos, in the resurrection of Him Whom thou didst bear.
O Christ, Thou great and most sacred Pascha! O Wisdom, Word and Power of God! Grant us to partake of Thee more fully in the never ending day of Thy Kingdom.