A Trebnic Prayer on Holy Thursday

O All-Holy and most merciful Master, we sing and praise Thee Who art God without sin, Who didst accept the Passion for our sakes and

willingly suffer in the flesh. For when the florious Disciples were enlightened by the washing at Supper, then the impious Judas, ailing with

greed, was darkened, taking thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, and betrayed the Just Judge to the most unjust chief priests and scribes. For though he was filled with many good gifts and had become a disciple, yet he plotted to betray Thee, the immortal King and Lord of Glory, to the unrighteous wolves. He laid hands on the halter, who had dipped his hand into the bowl; he said to the lawless chief priests, Him Whom I shall greet with a false embrace, He it is, seize ye Him. For the ways of greed, O lawless Judas, brought thee the halter, whereby thou didst suffer God's righteous judgment. But we the faithful, if in love we are communicants of the most pure and lifegiving Body and Blood, worship the Saviour, in His sufferings on the Cross, the Entombment and Resurrection of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto

ages of ages.


Provided by Fr John Shaw, via email

(Orlov, pp. 342-345. Prayer No. 60)