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- And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book
written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
- And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is
worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
- And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was
able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
- And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to
read the book, neither to look thereon.
- And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion
of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the
book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
- And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four
beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits
of God sent forth into all the earth.
- And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that
sat upon the throne.
- And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and
twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them
harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of
- And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the
book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation;
- And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall
reign on the earth.
- And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about
the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was
ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
- Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and
glory, and blessing.
- And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and
under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them,
heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto
him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
- And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders
fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
Orthodox Library, Novgorod Ikon of the Theotokos
"Of Tender Feeling", 2006.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John, Joseph, John, Vi,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!