Katavasia of the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Tone 4


Ode 1.  Having traversed the depths of the Red Sea with dryshod feet, /

Israel of old vanquished the might of Amalek in the wilderness //

by Moses’ arms stretched out in the form of the Cross.


Ode 3.  Thy Church rejoiceth in Thee, O Christ, /

crying aloud: /

Thou art my strength, O Lord, //

my refuge and my consolation!


Ode 4.  Beholding Thee lifted up upon the Cross, /

O Sun of righteousness, /

the Church stood rooted in place, /

crying out as is meet: //

Glory to Thy power, O Lord!


Ode 5.  Thou hast come, O my Lord, /

as a light into the world: /

a holy light turning from the darkness of ignorance //

those who hymn Thee with faith.


Ode 6.  I will sacrifice to Thee with a voice of praise, O Lord, /

the Church crieth unto Thee, /

cleansed of the blood of demons //

by the blood which, for mercy’s sake, flowed from Thy side.


Ode 7.  The children of Abraham in the Persian furnace, /

afire with love of piety more than with the flame, cried out: //

Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thy glory, O Lord!


Ode 8.  Stretching forth his hands, /

Daniel shut the lions’ mouths in the pit; /

and the young lovers of piety, /

girded about with virtue, /

quenched the power of the fire, crying out: //

Bless the Lord, all ye works of the Lord!


Ode 9.  Christ, the Chief Cornerstone /

uncut by human hands, /

Who united the two disparate natures, /

was cut from thee, the unquarried mountain, O Virgin. //

Wherefore, in gladness we magnify thee, O Theotokos.