Extracted from my Oxford Dissertation. 1.1 – Integration with Christ â€œLike a bridegroom, Christ went forth from his chamber. He went out with a foreshadowing of his wedding into the field of the worldâ€¦ He came to the marriage bed…
Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
Kontakion of the Triumph of Orthodoxy