The Holy Pascha: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday IIIb
For Christ, being the first-born of every creature, became again the Chief of another race regenerated by Himself through water, faith, and wood, containing the mystery of the Cross—even as Noah was saved by wood when he rode over the waters with his household … Those who are prepared by water, faith, and wood and who repent of the sins which they have committed shall escape from the impending judgment of God. Saint Justin Martyr.
Through the grace of God, this is the third edition of this volume. This volume includes more than 800 pages and over 1000 excerpts from the patristic writings such as the writing of St. Athanasius, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom, St. Gregory Nazianzen, St. Basil the Great, the Scholar Origen, and many others. Additionally, each day and each hour are introduced with a brief explanation, the theme of the reading, events, and rites contained within. We have also included four additional articles: a spiritual introduction to Holy Pascha Week by the Thrice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III, a second article which provides a historical overview of the Holy Week tradition as compared with others Apostolic traditions, and two articles explaining the theological, historical, and spiritual context of some of the hymns of Great Friday. From the Preface by His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion.