Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Orthodox Christian Faith

3 comments:

tonidcali2701 said...

What a wonderful video. It is a wonderful summary of the Faith.

BillyD said...

Beautiful. Any idea what the hymn being chanted is?

Bryan Owen said...

I don't know the name for the hymn, but here are the words:

O, Thou the Being Who were and Who abide forever, the Eternal, the Co-Essential, the Co-Enthroned and Co-Creator with the Father...

Who for the sake of goodness only brought man into existence out of non-existence, and put him in the Paradise of Joy...

And when he fell through the deception of the enemy and the disobedience of Your holy commandment...

You desired to renew him and to restore him to his first estate...

Neither an angel nor an archangel, neither a prophet nor a patriarch have you entrusted with our salvation...

But You Who without change were Incarnate and became man and resembled us in everything, except for sin alone...

And became for us a Mediator with the Father, and the middle wall You have broken down, and the old enmity You have abolished...

You have reconciled the earthly with the heavenly, and made the two into one, and fulfilled the economy in the flesh...

And at Your ascension into the heavens in the body, having filled all with Your Divinity...

You said to Your holy disciples and apostles: My peace I give to you, My peace I leave with you...

The same also now grant unto us, O our Master, and cleanse us from all blemish, all guile, all hypocrisy, all evil...

Through Your grace, and the good-will of Your good Father, and the work of Your Holy Spirit, for You are the Provider and Giver of all goodness.