Let all mortal flesh be silent. Let it stand with fear and awe, having no earthly thought. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords comes to be sacrificed and to be given as food to the faithful. Before Him go the choirs of angelic Hosts, Powers and Principalities, the many-eyed Cherubim and the six-winged Seraphim. They cover their faces as while they chant: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Sung at the Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil on Holy Saturday