Fitting and Right

It is fitting and right to hymn you, to bless you, to praise you, to give you thanks, to worship  you in all places of your dominion.  For you are God, ineffable, inconceivable, and your only begotten Son and your Holy Spirit. You brought us out of not-being to being; and when we had fallen, You raised us up again; and did not cease to do everything until You had brought us up to heaven, and granted us the kingdom that is come. For all these things, we give thanks to You and to Your only begotten Son and to Your Holy Spirit, for all that we know and do not know, Your seen and unseen benefits that have come upon us.  We give You thanks also for this ministry, vouchsafe to receive it from our hands, even though thousands of archangels and ten thousands of angels stand before You, cherubim and seraphim, with six wings and many eyes, flying on  high, singing the triumphal hymn proclaiming, crying and saying “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.”

—John Chrysostom (4th century)

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