“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”
Easter week can be dramatic. The Russian president has recently received an arrest warrant on behalf of the International War Crimes Tribunal.
A former US president may be arrested.
Metropolitan Pavel of the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves has been sent under house arrest by Ukrainian authorities in connection with a settlement over the right to stay and celebrate worship in the sacral complex.
Do any of them remember the path that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings took when he was captured in the garden of Gethsemane, and one of his disciples drew a sword and cut off the ear of the Jewish high priest?
” And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him“
“The servant’s name was Malchus” – Joh. 18:10
A little later, when the Lord Jesus stood before the Roman legate, he said: “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence“
-Joh. 18:36 – – – – – – – – (About the same – in Russian)
The Orthodox Easter falls a week later than here