Today he who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon the Tree.
He who is king of the angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns.
He who wraps the heaven in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery.
He who in Jordan set Adam free receives blows upon his face.
The bridegroom of the church is transfixed with nails.
The son of the Virgin is pierced with a spear.
We venerate your passion, O Christ. (3 times)
Show us also your glorious resurrection.
– Sticheron for Holy Friday