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Monday, May 31, 2010

A Beautiful Confession!

This confession is one by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk as seen from the blog Traditional Orthodoxy.

"Since You came into the world for all, o Savior,
therefore You came for me, for I am one of all. you came into the world to save
sinners; therefore You came to save me also, for I am one of the sinners. You
came to find and to save him who was lost; therefore You came to seek me too,
for I am one of the lost. O Lord, O my God and Creator! I should have come to
You as a transgressor of Your law. I should have fallen at Your feet, cast
myself down before You, humbly begging forgiveness, pleading with You and
craving Your mercy. But You Yourself have come to me, wretched and
good-for-nothing servant that I am; my Lord has come to me, His enemy and
apostate; my Master has come and has bestowed His love of mankind upon me.
Listen, my soul: God has come to us; Our Lord has visited us. For my sake He was
born of the Virgin Mary, He Who is born of the Father before all time. For my
sake He was wrapped in swaddling clothes, He Who covers heaven with the clouds
and vests Himself with robes of light. For my sake He was placed in the lowly
manger, He Whose throne is the heavens and Whose feet rest upon earth. For my
sake He was fed with His mother's milk, He Who feeds all creatures. For my sake
He was held in His mother's arms, He Who is borne by the Cherubim and holds all
creatures in His embrace. For my sake He was circumcized according to the law,
He Who is maker of the Law. For my sake, He Who is unseen became visible and
lived among men, He Who is my God. My God became one like me, like a man; the
Word became flesh, and my Lord, the Lord of Glory, took for my sake the form of
a servant and lived upon earth and walked upon earth, He Who is the King of
Heaven. He labored, worked miracles, conversed with men, was like a servant, He
Who is the Lord of all."

To read the rest please visit Traditional Orthodoxy.

Christ is in our Midst!


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