On The Feast of St. James

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As today is the feast of St. James, I felt that I would like to share with you the Cherubic hymn from the liturgy which he wrote, (which has unfortunately been suppressed in most parts of the Orthodox world):

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, and with fear and trembling stand. Ponder nothing earthly-minded, Let all mortal flesh keep silent, and with fear and trembling stand. Ponder nothing earthly-minded, for the King of kings and Lord of lords advances to be slain and given as food to the faithful. Before him go the choirs of Angels, with every rule and authority, the many-eyed Cherubim and the six-winged Seraphim, veiling their sight and crying out the hymn: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

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