Sunday, October 16, 2016
Maronite Year LXXVII
Fifth Sunday after Holy Cross
Philippians 2:12-18; Matthew 25:1-13
The glory of Christ shines on the world;
it illuminates the depths of the deep.
Death is broken, night has disappeared,
the gates of Sheol are broken by His might.
He is our Savior and gives us life,
and will return in the splendor of light,
the Sun of justice for those who wait.
The thirst for salvation comes from Him;
by divine love we are victorious.
This world is deformed from its true way,
but we have been called to shine as beacons,
proclaiming the message of true life.
Thus shall we cooperate with His work,
vigilant for His splendid return.
Lo, our King comes with bright majesty!
Let us light our lamps in joy for His name,
He who by His Cross has rescued us.
Praise to the Father who sent His Son;
praise to the Son who died for our sins;
praise to the Spirit who teaches us truth;
crowned with victory, let us sing praise.