Sunday, April 19, 2009

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Христос воскрес! Воистину воскрес!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!

Click on the above links to listen to Paschal chanting.

Apolytikion in the Plagal of the First Tone
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling death by death, and bestowing life on those in the graves.

Kontakion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
Though You went down into the tomb, You destroyed Hades' power, and You rose the victor, Christ God, saying to the myrrh-bearing women, "Hail!" and granting peace to Your disciples, You who raise up the fallen.

Friday, April 10, 2009

St. Diadochos of Photiki -- Gnostic Chapters (with commentary)

In August of 2008 I was pleased to post some links to a translation of the Gnostic Chapters by St. Diadochos of Photiki undertaken by Orthodox Monk. Orthodox Monk is now graciously providing the same translated material, but with commentary. I will be updating this post as more material becomes available.

Chapters 1-9 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 10-15 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 16-29 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 30-36 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 37-55 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 56-62 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 63-64 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 65-67 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 68-75 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 76-78 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 79-87 (of 100) are here.

Chapters 88-100 (of 100) are here.


Earlier this week we celebrated the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary. Here is an excerpt from Mattins:
Today is revealed the mystery that is from all eternity. The Son of God becomes the Son of man, that, sharing in what is worse, He may make me share in what is better. In times of old Adam was once deceived, he sought to become God, but received not his desire. Now God becomes man, that He may make Adam God. Let creation rejoice, let nature exult: for the Archangel stands in fear before the Virgin and, saying to her 'Hail', he brings the joyful greeting whereby our sorrow is assuaged. O Thou who in Thy merciful compassion wast made man, our God, glory to Thee.
The Festal Menaion, p. 460