22 March 2016

An Armenian Sanctuary Prayer


[...]  And again for peace 
let us beseech the Lord. 
Let us praise the Almighty God, 
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who has made us worthy to stand 
in this place of glorification 
and to sing spiritual songs; 
may the Almighty Lord, our God, 
save us and have mercy upon us.

The Prayer in Sanctuary

In this holy abode and in this place of glorification, 
in this dwelling place of angels, 
and in this Temple of purification, 
before these God-accepted and resplendent holy symbols 
and before this holy sanctuary, 
we all humble ourselves and worship You with awe; 
we praise and glorify
Your holy, wondrous and triumphant Resurrection, 
and together with the heavenly hosts 
we offer You praise and glory 
together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, 
now and always forever and ever. Amen.

from The Badarak, pp. 21-22
The Sacred Music and the Divine Liturgy
of the Armenian Apostolic Church
Glendale, California, 1997