Christ Humbles Himself

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.   (Philippians 2:4-11)

The Lamb whom Isaiah proclaimed goes willingly to the slaughter.

He gives His back to scourging, His cheeks to buffeting.

He does not turn His face from the shame of spitting.

He is condemned to a shameful death.

He who is sinless willingly submits to all, to grant to all the resurrection from the dead.

(Matins hymn of Holy Thursday)

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