O Joyous Light of Glory

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O joyous light of glory,
eternal splendor of the Father,
holy blessed Son, Jesus Christ!

1 Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
the evening lamp is lit;
we sing to the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. [Refrain]

2 At all times you are worthy to be praised
with lips undefiled;
O Son of God, giver of life,
all creation sings your glory. [Refrain]

3 Let my prayer, O Lord, arise
before you like incense,
and the raising of my hands
be as an evening sacrifice. [Refrain]

4 Therefore in celebrating your glory,
we proclaim the love of the Father,
in the light of the Spirit,
burning seal which makes you one!

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #392

Translator: Abbey of Our Lady of Mepkin

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Author (attributed to): St. Athenogenes

The Holy and Glorious Hieromartyr Athenogenes of Heracleopolis and his disciples suffered for their faith in the Lord. Their memory is commemorated on July 16. Hieromartyr Athenogenes and his Ten Disciples suffered for Christ during the persecution of Christians in the city of Sebastea in Cappadocia. The governor Philomachos arranged a large festival in honor of the pagan gods and called upon the citizens of Sebastea to offer sacrifices to the idols. Most of the inhabitants of Sebastea were Christians, and refused to participate in the impious celebration. Soldiers were ordered to kill those who resisted, and so many Christians received a martyr’s crown. Bishop Athenogenes was arrested when he came to Sebastea to inform the judge th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now as we come to the setting of the sun
Title: O Joyous Light of Glory
Greek Title: Phos HIlaron
Author (attributed to): St. Athenogenes (2nd c.)
Translator: Abbey of Our Lady of Mepkin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O joyous light of glory
Copyright: Public Domain

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