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My Beloved Christians,

Tonight, our service overwhelms our hearts and astonishes our minds, as we contemplate the vision of God crucified in the flesh.

We stand in awe before the One Who suspended the land in the midst of the waters, and our planet in the midst of the stars, as He hangs upon the Cross for our redemption and eternal life.

We have listened to the eloquence of the Twelve Gospels, which contain the agonizing details of our Lord’s arrest, trial, and Crucifixion. And we have glorified His condescension, his Humility, and His long-suffering – His μακροθυμία on behalf of us all.