Prayer on Palm Sunday
O Lord our God, Who didst accept and give ear to the weeping of the holy Myrrh-bearing Women, Martha and Mary, in Bethany, and, hearing that Lazarus was dead and buried, didst say to Thy holy Disciples and Apostles:
Lazarus has died, and I rejoice for your sakes, since I go to awaken him!
Thou , O Good Master, accept the prayer of those who call upon Thee with all their heart.
For when the Jews believed not, Thou didst raise him up that was four days in the tomb, saying: Lazarus, come forth;
and at once he that was dead dead came forth, bound hand and foot with burial cloths, and his face covered with a napkin;
and again Thou didst command and say, Unbind him, and let him go.
When Thou, O Lover of Mankind, our God, wast come to Bethsphage, to the Mount of Olives, which is close by Bethany, riding upon an ass's colt, the Hebrew children from Jerusalem met Thee carrying palm fronds in their hands, crying out and saying: Hosanna in the Highest; and the faithful people, with branches of trees, cried:
Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is He that cometh and shall come again in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel.
Wherefore we the faithful also, with fear and love, with the signs of victory, cry out in joy to Thee, Who alone art immortal and the Victor, Who hast dominion over life and death: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, He that is blest and maketh us all to live, who have been found worthy to partake of Thy holy, most pure, immortal, life-giving, heavenly and fearful Mysteries unto the remission of our sins.
For to Thee belongeth all glory, honor and worship: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Provided by Fr John Shaw, via email
Orlov, Prayer No. 60, pp. 340-343.
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