Bridegroom Matins

(The first one of Holy Week was today. We celebrate it again Monday and Tuesday evenings. I hope the severe weather forecast for Tuesday evening doesn’t interfere.)

Behold, the Bridegroom comes at midnight,

And blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching,

And again, unworthy is the servant whom He shall find heedless.

Beware, therefore, O my soul, do not be weighed down with sleep,

Lest you be given up to death, and lest you be shut out of the Kingdom.

But rouse yourself crying: Holy, Holy, Holy, art Thou, O our God,

Through the Theotokos have mercy on us.

-Troparion of Bridegroom Matins

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