An Interlude for Sunday - Phos Hilaron

“Christ in Gethsemane” by Michael O’Brien.

“Christ in Gethsemane” by Michael O’Brien.

The Church's Earliest Known Hymn, Written in the 2nd or 3rd century, A.D.

O Gracious Light,

pure brightness

of the everlasting Father in heaven,

O Jesus Christ,

holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,

and our eyes behold the vesper light,

we sing praises,

O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

You are worthy at all times to be praised,

O Son of God, O Giver of life,

and to be glorified through all the worlds...