O Gentle Light
O Gentle Light of the holy glory of the immortal, heavenly, holy vlessed Father, O Jesus Christ!
Having come to the setting of the sun, having beheld the evening light, we praise the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit God.
Meet it is for Thee at all times to be bymned with venerable voices, O Son of God, Giver of Life. Wbefore, the world doth glorfy Thee.
This God-inspired hymn, „O Gentle Light“, which we sing today at Vespers and which our Church sings at every service, is a sacred evening hymn of the early Christian of the whole Cappadocian plateau (the central souteastern part of Asia Minor), calls this hymn the „early evening thanksgiving“. He also cites this hymn of the early Christians in his renowned work On the Holy Spirit (chapter 29), where he wrote about the Holy Tradition of the early Christian Churc of the East, …